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Mar 27

Java Vulnerability – How To Disable

Google ChromeFire Fox | Internet Explorer

 

Google Chrome

Make Google Chrome your default browser

To make Google Chrome your default internet browser, please follow the instructions below:

  • Click the Chrome menu  on the top right hand corner of the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings

  •  In the “Default browser” section, click Make Google Chrome my default  browser

  •  Once you select Make Google Chrome my default browser, Chrome will confirm that it is the default browser.

Disable Java in Google Chrome

To disable Java in Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below:

  • Click the Chrome menu  on the top right hand corner of the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings

  •  At the bottom of Settings window underneath “Default Browser” , click Show advanced settings

  • New options will showup, Scroll down to the Privacy section and click on Content Settings

  • In the Content Settings panel, scroll down to the Plug-ins section
  • Under the Plug-ins section, click Disable individual plug-ins

 

  •  In the Plugins panel, scroll to the Java section. Click Disable to disable the Java Plug-in

  • Close and restart your Chrome browser to save the changes.

 Internet Explorer

Make Microsoft Internet Explorer your default browser

To make Microsoft Internet Explorer your default internet browser, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Toolsin the menu bar
  • Some versions of Internet Explorer do not display Tools in the menu bar. Instead, in the top right-hand corner there will be a Gear icon

  • Click the Programs tab, and then click Make default

 

  • Once selected, Internet Explorer will provide a confirmation.
  • Click OK, and then close all Internet Explorer windows to save changes

Disable Java in Microsoft Internet Explorer

To disable Java in Microsoft Internet Explorer, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Toolsin the menu bar
  • Some versions of Internet Explorer do not display Tools in the menu bar. Instead, in the top right-hand corner there will be a Gear icon
  • Depending on your version of Internet Explorer, Select Manage Add-Ons or Manage Plugins


Or

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on the left hand side underneath Add-on Types
  • Scroll down the list of add-ons until you reach Sun Microsystems
  • Select the Java Plug-ins and select Disable in the bottom right-hand corner

  • Confirm that you want to disable this add-on by clicking Disable
  • The add-on(s) will be disable. Select Close in the bottom right hand corner and re-open all browser windows to save changes

Fire Fox

Make Mozilla Firefox your default browser

To make Mozilla Firefox your default internet browser, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open Firefox
  • Open the Firefox Menu
    Windows 7/8: Click the Firefox button in the top left-hand corner

  • Other versions of Windows and Mac OSX: Click Tools on the top bar

  • Select Options
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Select the General tab
  • Select Make Firefox the default browser at the bottom of the pop-up

  1. Select OK to close the options window

Disable Java in Mozilla Firefox

To disable Java in Mozilla Firefox, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open Firefox
  • Open the Firefox Menu
  • Windows 7/8: Click the Firefox button in the top left-hand corner

  • Other versions of Windows and Mac OSX: Click Toolson the top bar

  • Select Add-ons

 

  • Choose the Plugins tab on the left-hand side

  • Select Disable for the Java Plugin(s)

  • Close all Firefox browsers to save changes
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Mar 23

Word 2010: Inspecting Your Document for Metadata

Almost every document includes information such as; Hidden text, Object info, Personal Information (identifying information: author name), and other invisible info stored as metadata. To get rid of it, Word 2010 includes a Document Inspector feature which lets user inspect for these concealed elements and to remove them at once. It primarily stands for inspecting & removing; Personnel Information, Comments, Annotations, Meta info, XML data, Hidden text, and more such information.

  • Open the document you want to ‘inspect”
  • Click File (backstage view)
  • Click Info
  • Click on the “check for Issues”
  • Click Inspect Document

This will bring up Document Inspector dialog, listing multitude of options for inspecting; Comments, Revisions Version, Document Properties, Personal Info, XML Data, Headers, Footers, Watermarks, Invisible Content, and Hidden Text, etc.

Enable desired options available in the list and click Inspect.

It will start inspecting for specified elements. Once inspection is completed , you can remove the inspected elements from the document by clicking Remove All with each option you’ve selected.

On clicking Remove All, it will instantly remove all the specified elements from the document.

Now your document is safe, and you can start preparing it for generic distribution.

For more information: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff862071.aspx

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Mar 9

IOS Software Update for iPads and iPhones

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

Call Tappan Solutions if you need assistance upgrading your iPhone or iPad!

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