PC Plus magazine (Issue 273, October 2008) had an On test roundup of upgrading software: applications that check what software you have installed and whether there’s a newer version available.
UpdateStar scored highest with 4/5. I’m going to give it a go to see what it reckons from my system.
Spotted on LifeHacker: Mark Bird’s Outlook Attachment Reminder.
This Outlook macro will politely remind you to attach a file if it finds the word “attach” in your email and no actual attached file.
I’ve just tested it in Outlook 2003, and it sure does work … and you get to pretend that you’re a programmer for a couple of minutes.
In other news: hands up who knew that there was a Visual Basic Editor shipped with Outlook?
Interesting news item on the PC Pro News website: Lords want sloppy software makers held to account.
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is renewing calls for software developers to be held legally liable for security flaws.
Nice to see that software security is being taken seriously. Once they’ve nailed this could the Lords do something about spam next, please?