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If you buy a Mac because you think they can’t be infected…

Think again:
Two pieces of malicious software affecting Apple’s Mac OS X appeared this week: a Trojan horse with the ability to download and install malicious code of an attacker’s choice, and a hacker tool for creating backdoors, according to security vendors.
The Trojan — called ‘OSX.RSPlug.D’ by Intego, the Mac security specialist that discovered the threat … Read more »

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DisplayLink wins PC Magazine award

PC Magazine just awarded DisplayLink a Technical Excellence Award for our DL-160 chip 🙂
DisplayLink DL-160
There are several technologies available today that can send a video signal through a computer’s USB port to a monitor or projector, but DisplayLink is by far the most impressive. The combination of software (to redirect video through … Read more »

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Pre-Beta, Win 7 gives 11% extra battery life over Vista

According to Engadget, even in a Pre-Beta state, Win 7 is making great progress
Windows 7 also manages wireless radios better allowing them to drop below 100% power draw while managing the connection. And by tweaking the OS kernel, the CPU can sometimes run at a lower frequency and stay idle longer. This results are a minimum of … Read more »

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Automated Backups for MS SQL Express

If you’ve ever struggled with configuring automated, scheduled backups for a SQL Express server, then check out Brian Knight’s super handy scripts.

The script contains three files:

BackupExpress.sql – Does the bulk of the work, backing up every database on the instance other than tempdb.
BackupExpress.cmd – The batch file that executes the script. Must pass in the … Read more »