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Easily Change Firewall Settings in VirusBarrier X6

If you need different levels of protection on your laptop based on location, you can set up VirusBarrier X6's two-way firewall with multiple configurations. Whenever you change locations, switch easily to the firewall settings you want to use from the Intego menu, located in the menu bar. Make as many configurations as you want: for home, office, when you're on public Wi-Fi, and so on.

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Avoid URL Shortening Services for Business-Related Links

Short URLs are cute and easy to scan, and can provide useful tracking features. But using a URL shortening service can be bad for your business. Adam explains why.Show full article

Two New Take Control Ebooks about the iPhone and iPod touch

Whether you're new to the iPhone or an experienced user who wants to set up a coherent mobile email strategy, one of our two new Take Control ebooks - "Take Control of iPhone Basics, iOS 4 Edition" or "Take Control of Mail on the iPhone and iPod touch, iOS 4 Edition" - has the help that you need.Show full article

StuffIt Deluxe 2011 Adds Destinations

What do you add to a compression program that's been around for 23 years? If you're Smith Micro updating StuffIt Deluxe, you try to make it easier for people to compress files on the way to their eventual destination with a new application: StuffIt Destinations.Show full article

When Should We Introduce Social Media to Kids?

Many of parents of pre-teen children are being pressured by their kids for Facebook accounts and other social media. When is the right time to allow such online access, and in what way? Andy Affleck, parent of a 10-year-old, explores the issue.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 October 2010

Notable software releases this week include Premiere Elements 9.0, Photoshop Elements 9.0, GraphicConverter 7.0, Eudora OSE 1.0, Postbox 2, and Thunderbird 3.1.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 October 2010

Three extra bits for you this week: news of the fall and potential rise of the Xmarks cross-platform and cross-browser bookmark synchronization service, a release date for Microsoft Office 2011, and the debut of Amazon's Kindle for the Web, which is more a sales tool than a user-centric service.Show full article

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