Posted on January 27th, 2016 at 14:28 11 comments
Randy the Tech Professor has a list of the latest versions of important programs that you may be running:
Chrome, Java, Opera, Foxit, Skype, Flash Player, Acrobat Reader.
Here’s Randy’s listing.
Posted on September 29th, 2015 at 06:47 10 comments
Randy the Tech Professor has just posted his update list for September.
If you use Flash, Shockwave, iTunes, Google Chrome or Firefox, it’s worth a quick check to make sure you’re up to date.
Posted on September 5th, 2015 at 17:09 6 comments
Just got a real good question from reader BS:
WIN 10 seems to have shut down my Google Chrome and gmail. If the program does that, is there a quick fix until I get to read the For Dummies book?
It isn’t Windows 10’s fault!
Apparently the latest update to Chrome screwed things up so, if you run Chrome full-screen in Windows 10, it starts croaking. Immediate solution is to run Chrome at less-than-full screen, even if it’s only a slight bit smaller.
Posted on March 6th, 2015 at 06:33 5 comments
Reader WL posted this in response to the Third Party Updates entry. It’s important, and I wanted to repeat it here, so everybody can see it. Thanks, WL!
Two more updates
Java JRE 8u40 is the latest.
Yep, it seems like Oracle changed the installer, so it does NOT remove previous versions. Unless you know you need a specific previous version, remove all of them (e.g. Windows Control Panel | Programs and Features, then uninstall previous versions). Or at least use the Java Control Panel to disable previous versions (Java tab, to “View and manage Java Runtime versions and settings for Java applications and applets.)
The Chrome browser has a MAJOR upgrade from 40 to 41, currently 41.0.2272.76 on March 3, with 51 security fixes and lots of changes.
I think this update introduces one new bug; relaunching after update caused my main/regular Chrome window to lose half its tabs (out of 10 tabs) – never had this happen before. To be safe, you may want to bookmark your tabs before relaunching (or look at your history to recover visited sites). Further restarts didn’t lose any more tabs, so the bug may be in the relaunch function.
BTW, after years of bitching by users, Chrome finally offers “normal” standalone/offline installers. Yes, Google did have crippled ones in the past, but strongly discouraged their use – and “dead-ended” those installations by TAKING AWAY THEIR ABILITY TO UPDATE! Not anymore:
Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows)
Posted on December 29th, 2014 at 15:16 13 comments
What a crop.
Randy the Tech Professor writes with this list:
The last set of third party program updates for 2014 are numerous: Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash Player, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Suite.
Full details on Randy’s site.
Posted on May 1st, 2014 at 07:30 No comments
I found some good, new ones.
InfoWorld slide show.
Posted on June 13th, 2012 at 19:11 3 comments
I was stunned by how well Chrome works.
If you have Windows 8 RP, follow along with the steps in my InfoWorld Tech Watch article. Bet you’ll be surprised!
Posted on May 11th, 2012 at 22:26 3 comments
And what that means in the latest browser kerfuffle…
InfoWorld Tech Watch.