Do You Need Adobe Reader On A Mac ?

Apple computer owners – Do you need to install Adobe Reader for PDFs on your mac ? The short answer is no – use Preview on the mac to do this Preview is a great program and comes with Macs and saves you from the constant updating of another Adobe product Want to learn all about the features of Preview – checkout this article from iMore – How to use Preview on Mac

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PDFs On Windows 10 – Open And Alter In Word

Since Word 2013 you have been able to open PDFs with Word and then edit the PDF document or fill in / complete information in the PFD document. To open in Word just right click on the PDF and use the – “Open With” option to select Word. It will then open your PDF as a Word document and you can then alter the document etc , then when you are ready , save it as a PDF again. This can be especially useful when you have to complete PDF forms. If a PDF does not want to open in Word it can be that it was saved in a particular way for security or it was a scan of a document but I have found that most PDFs can be opened and aletered this way.    

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Have You Checked For Windows Updates This Week ?

This week Microsoft have released a plethora of Windows Updates and as i keep telling everyone remember , Windows updates are your first line of defence In the battle to prevent malware / virus infection Windows updates are only automatic in Windows 10 and in other versions of Windows you do need to check. If Windows updates are not installing then you have an issue / issues that need to be fixed. Microsoft , this morning also released a critical update to combat , you again , a problem with Adobe Flash details of which can be found in the link below. Download This: There’s a Security Update Addressing an Issue With Adobe Flash

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Adobe Flash – It’s Time To Go

Adobe constantly have security issues with their 2 major products Reader ( for PDFs ) and Flash. Adobe Flash is really something you can do without , so uninstall it. Google Chrome has built in Flash so any websites that still use this ( God only knows why ! ) can be viewed with this browser , this is much safer. So How Do You Uninstall It ? Go to your Control Panel – Open up Programs – look for Adobe Flash and just uninstall it.

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Apple Announcements – iPad Pro – iPhone 6S – Apple TV – Apple Watch

Apple this morning have made some announcements this morning : v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}The iPad Pro Available Nov The iPad Pro will have a 12.9 inch screen with  2732 x 2048 pixels equals 5.6 million pixels Apple are saying that the iPad Pro will be faster than 80% of portable PCs shipped in the last 12 months and with graphics tasks, it’s faster than 90%. 10-hour battery life 4 speaker audio system 6.9mm thin To go with your iPad Pro there will be the Smart Keyboard which is built into the cover for the iPad  The Apple Pencil was also introduced , Apples name for a stylus  Tech in the pencil detects position, force and tilt when writing or drawing on the screen  The battery in the Apple Pencil is recharged via the lightning connector which you can recharges by plugging into iPad Pro. Microsoft did a demonstration which would have been unheard of in recent years and demonstrated the use of… Read More

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Adobe Flash – Time To Update – Again

Once again Adobe have released a warning that users of Adobe Flash need to update to the latest version as there are security risks for Windows / Mac / linux users. More details can be found here: Adobe Flash Player Update: Download & Install Critical Fix To Prevent Viruses & Malware On Windows, Mac And Linux

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5 Things You Should Ensure You Do For A Better Computing Experience

One Do your Windows Updates , yes i know you have automatic turned on but you need to check for  the optional ones on a regular basis.  You can find Windows Update in the Control Panel of all Windows operating systems Two Update your software , Adobe Reader / Adobe Flash and if you use Java , that to. In fact if you can get away with not running Java , uninstall it. Three Stop installing drive – by software  , if you are installing a new version of Adobe you don’t need the McAfee Security Scanner , take the tick out and just install Adobe. Four Stop installing toolbars that may enhance your browsing experience , they won’t , and most will install malware in the background   Five Do not install any program that promises to speed up your pc , speed up your internet , clean up your pc  . They do not work.

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Stop Unneccesary Applications From Starting In Windows 7 – Windows 8

When you buy a Windows computer it is designed to load all programs at startup. The more programs you have that load on startup on your computer then the more memory it uses , the more chance you have that it can crash or run slowly. So what do you do? Learn how to use MSCONFIG so that you can stop any unnecessary programs loading  Examples of these programs are: Adobe Apple Printers These programs will all run when ” activated ” from their software but you don’t need them to run at startup.  Here is an article that should help you understand how to do this in Windows 7 – Windows 8  How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows  Adobe Apple Printers These programs will all run when ” activated ” from their software but you don’t need them to run at startup.  Here is an article that should help you understand how to do this in Windows 7 – Windows 8  How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows 

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