Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bug in Windows 8 Mail app after upgrade on the 27th of March.

Microsoft just released an upgrade of their Windows 8 Mail app. I was hoping some of the issue which make the app less than useful would be addressed but unfortunately they weren't.

I did notice a bug when trying to select the Settings from the Charms bar using the mouse. If you click once on the Settings icon the Charms bar simply disappears. Try again and it does the same. The only way I could get into the setttings reliably was to quickly double click. This does run the risk of inadvertently clicking on something on the Charms bar, but at least it means I can get into the Mail app settings.

Kelvin Eldridge
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Alert: My Tech Gurus Inc charges $399 to fix Microsoft Office 2010 Starter issue and never fixed the problem.

A new clients had a problem where their Microsoft Office 2010 Starter would not open. They clicked on a link for assistance they thought was from Microsoft and ended up talking to a representative from My Tech Gurus Inc. The company charged them $399 for support and soon after the client felt they’d been scammed. The support person used a program to show the client how many problems the person had on their computer and used that to convince them they needed considerable assistance. The program used highlighted many minor issues which weren’t significant problems.

The new client contacted me via a referral from another client. The problem with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter was quick to fix. The computer was cleaned and reviewed to make sure the remote support company hadn’t left malware on the computer. The client was also led to believe they were purchasing a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 which would subsequently be delivered. There was no such purchase.

Had the company simply fixed the issue the client was having (which could be done in a matter of minutes) a fair charge could have been made. Instead they did a sales job upselling the client and did not fix the problem with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter.

Think seriously about who you use for your support. Using unknown overseas companies (and even many local companies) can lead consumers to pay excessive amounts for basic support. Ask around. Ask your friends. Someone you know will know a good support person.
 
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UPDATE - 3/4/2013
After nudging the client to contact My Tech Gurus to request a refund the client did and received a refund. I felt it was appropriate to give My Tech Gurus credit for standing by their 15 day guarantee.

Windows 8 Mail doesn't support POP email accounts

I have to admit I was rather surprised to keep reading the Windows 8 Mail app didn't support POP email accounts. I'd also read IMAP wasn't supported either, but in my testing and use I've found IMAP works, once you know how to set it up.

In the set-up screen for creating a new account in the Windows 8 Mail app you are offered the option to set up a POP email account. Selecting the option presents the following screen.

As you can see Windows 8 Mail app doesn't support POP3 email accounts. You may wish to take this into account when considering Windows 8.

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Windows 8/RT mail, calendar and people apps are getting an update tomorrow according to Brendan LeBlanc on the Windows Blog

I read earlier in the month the Windows 8 Mail, Calendar and People apps are being updated this month but felt this could slip into April. According to the post on the Windows Blog by Brendan LeBlanc.

The Mail, Calendar and People apps are getting better!... Read More

I don’t currently use the Calendar and People apps but have been trialling the Mail app. Unfortunately at this stage I find the Mail app isn’t good enough to become my main email client or a client that I’d recommend to others.

I continue to read in the online press people stating they can’t use the Mail app for POP and IMAP. I’ve been testing the Mail app with IMAP under Windows 8 for some time and it does work. So don’t take what you read in the online press, or even comments on Brendan’s blog as correct. Test things for yourself.

The issues I have so far with the Mail app are:

1. You can’t programmatically attach a file or other attachment to an email as you can with Outlook or Live Mail. This is a very common requirement in most of the businesses I’ve dealt with.

2. The signature is only plain text. No ability to add links. Again very common in business.

3. No ability to see the actual link address behind a text link. This is plain dangerous for users. Nearly all malware software can’t detect the latest malware so ultimately the last line of defence is people checking things such as where the link they are about to click on will take them. If you can’t check the link you risk infecting your computer. Until people can see the link as they can in other email clients the Mail app is simply too dangerous to use.
 
NOTE I'd like to correct point 3. You can now hover over the link and the underlying web address is displayed.

I’m sure there are other issues with the Mail app, but to me these are roadblocks that until removed means the Mail app is a no go for general use. I use the Mail app intermittently to quickly check a new email when the notification appears and that is quite handy. Given the Mail app is the main email app for Windows RT this is one of the show stoppers with regards to using Windows RT. Actually there are many show stoppers with Windows RT.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Alert: PC Power Speed

One of my clients had PC Power Speed installed on the computer. They didn’t know how it got there. I’d recommend uninstalling this program off your computer.

Programs like PC Power Speed report a high number of minor issues. In this case it was used to trick the client into signing up for a $399 support contract for a problem they had which the company said they’d fix. They didn’t fix the problem and the actual fix of the problem was just a few minutes.

 

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Alert: Sourceforge.net download infected computer with AVASoft Professional Antimaware malware program plus additional malware.

It has been years since I’ve infected my own computer. You’d think as an IT support person it shouldn’t happen but I thought I’d share the story as a warning to others.

I wanted to save a YouTube video (of an ad) for experimentation. I did a search and came up with a program in Soureforge. I’d used Sourceforge in the past without problems and felt fairly confident things should be OK. I downloaded the program from sourceforge<dot>net<slash>projects<slash>ytd<slash> which came as a zip file ffd20.zip. The zip file contains a Java program which I ran. When the program ran a page opened in Internet Explorer and the malware AVASoft Professional Antimalware program installed itself. This shows how easy it is to infect your computer. All that was required was to run the program which did not appear to contain malware but which then subsequently without any user interaction infected the computer.
 

For me is an inconvenience and a nuisance. But at least I can fix the problem given time. The problem is others do the same and can’t fix their computer so it ends up costing money to repair their computer, creates considerable grief and wastes a considerable amount of time. I’ve seen quite a few people tricked by fake antivirus programs and some people have also paid money for the program to repair their computer. The program doesn’t repair the computer. It is just a scam.

Effective immediately I would recommend people stay away from Sourceforge.net to download programs. Don’t take the risk.

The program I used has been downloaded 2,040 times and recommended 160 times. The scanning I did on the program doesn’t report any malware (which included 48 antivirus programs including all the commonly used antivirus programs) but I suspect it is when the program runs it opens a web page which had malware installed. This creates what is known as a drive-by infection where opening a page infects a computer.

Effective immediately do not trust Sourceforge.net if you are looking to download a program.
 
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Major issue with the design of PayPal for merchants.

For some time it has concerned me that Australians are moving to the rude behaviour encouraged by companies like PayPal. If you have a problem with a retailer/merchant the first step should be to contact the merchant. If you can’t resolve the problem to your satisfaction then go to a company like PayPal or your bank. But what is happening is PayPal simply enables people to raise a dispute and the money is removed from the merchants account without any reference or contact with the seller.

I get this is easy for buyers but I consider it rude behaviour. I go out of my way to make sure my clients are happy but when people raise a dispute directly with PayPal without even contacting me first, I start to wonder do I really want to deal with these people and the answer is no.

For me it isn’t a big financial concern as I only send low cost items. This is more of a warning to other small businesses. With PayPal after someone has purchased an item they can raise a dispute and PayPal withdraws the money from your account without contacting you first. As a business are you going to spend hours over a $10 sale. The answer of course is no. But a consumer can easily say they didn’t get what they expected, they didn’t receive the item and then you as the business have to put the time and effort into resolving the issue through PayPal.

The following is just one of possibly thousands of merchants who’ve spoken up on the internet. (PAYPAL FRAUD : BUYERS SCAMMING SELLERS ... Read More)

More recently I was about to open a new bank so I could receive funds from PayPal. I stopped immediately I saw it was a direct debit authority. I only want to receive money from PayPal and there is no way I want to give PayPal access to my accounts. By providing a direct debit authority PayPal have the ability to debit amounts from my account and that could be for any reason. My concern is I’ve seen bank agreements where you become liable for legal costs incurred, and since you’re liable, the bank would have no concern as to racking up huge legal bills against you and you have agreed to it. I immediately removed my existing bank account and now I have no bank accounts associated with PayPal. I’m happy to receive money into PayPal and then to spend the money out of the PayPal account. At no time do I keep much money in the PayPal account as I simply don’t trust that the money is safe. As to giving PayPal access to my bank account, forget it.

Make sure you take the time to read the agreements you are signing up for. It isn’t the 90% of decent people in the world that will cause you grief. It is the 10% who somehow feel they can take others for a ride. Make sure you read the agreements, search the internet to see what others say and make sure you understand the risk.

 

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How reliable is running your business in the cloud?

The following article is a reminder to all of us that computers and infrastructure do fail. Individuals and business are now being encouraged to move their important data to the cloud. Both Google and Microsoft have had outages recently and it is good to keep this in mind.

Google Drive goes titsup for MILLIONS of users... Read More

I started my career in large companies with thousands of users and if there is one thing I remember, it is when the system went down. Everyone in the office was affected. People even forget how to do work when the computer was down. There was always other work to be done that wasn’t on the system, but strangely when people only had their focus on the computer they didn’t think of all that filing and other work that still needed to be done.

Big centralised systems fail and when they do everyone is affected. Cloud systems are really little more than big centralised systems.

When is the last time my computer failed that I couldn’t work. Honestly I find it hard to remember. It has been years. My data has from my recollection always been available when needed. No down time. Now the cloud offers a great service, but it reminds me of the down time experienced working in organisations running their systems on mainframes.

I expect there will be outages such as internet disruption as a result of my ISP. I have two methods of connecting to the internet. I expect my email provider will have issues. I have a second email provider if required. I expect my computer will die on me one day. I have backups to cater for that situation. But when I put all me eggs in the one basket with a cloud provider, that’s a concern.

Don’t pay any attention to their money back guarantee for their up time. All they ever guarantee is the portion of their fee which is minuscule compared to the potential cost to your business when you are without your systems.

Online systems in the cloud will go down. Online systems in the cloud will get hacked. Just make sure you take this into account when the salesman is trying to sell you a cloud based service. The salesman has to make a sale or they don’t make money. You are the only person who can make sure your interests are looked after.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

GPS Coordinates - What are your current GPS coordinates?

A number of times I’ve wanted to obtain my current GPS coordinates. In the past it was pretty easy but now it seems providers seem to be hiding the actual coordinates forcing you to use their software. For those who would like their current GPS coordinates I’ve provided the GPS coordinates too located at http://www.onlineconnections.com.au/location/. You can also find the GPS coordinates tool on the JustLocal site (www.JustLocal.com.au). Click on the compass icon.

The GPS coordinates tool shows you your current location as a latitude and longitude. The accuracy figure should be under 100 to give you a good location reading. I’ve found using the iPhone 3GS the initial reading can be quite a few kilometres out. Reload the GPS coordinates page a couple of times until you get an accuracy below 100.

One you have your location you can copy and paste the location or you can send the link using email and the link will contain the coordinates. You can also display your current location on a map to check the accuracy. A good technique if you are meeting someone is to email them a link to your location. They can then click on the link and view the map with your current location. When picking up family members this can be very handy. Recently we need to help a stranded family member and this tool would have been very handy to have available at the time.

I hope others find it useful.

 

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MyAnswers: How to set the default displayed inbox when starting Outlook 2010.

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In Outlook 2010 I have two email accounts. When I open Outlook it goes to the inbox of one of the accounts. How do I change Outlook so it starts and displays my other inbox by default?


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MyAnswers: When I type a quote on my Windows 7 computer it doesn't appear on the screen.

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When I type a quote on my Windows 7 computer it doesn't appear on the screen until I press another key. How do I fix this?


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Samsung Galaxy S4 8 core processor.

I was reading up on the Samsung Galaxy S4 8 core processor and I found two quite interesting pieces of information. The new Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with two difference processors. One for the US market (including Canada) not using the 8 core processor, and that only 4 cores are used at a time.

I thought that was very interesting. People will be focused on the speed delivered by an eight core processor but in reality if the information I've read is true, they're only really getting the performance of a four core processor. It appears there are four high performance (requiring higher power) and four lower performance cores. If only lower performance is required the lower performance core is used by if higher performance is required the core is switched to the higher performance. So in effect only one of the two cores are used at a time.

If you're looking at a mobile phone and performance is important to you be careful with the marketing of the number of cores. It is best to find some form of benchmark comparison testing to give you a better guide. I was certainly surprised to find the eight cores were actually being used as four+four cores running in pairs which to me means the highest performance is really the higher performing four cores and not eight.
 
The second interesting item was the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will contain the 8 core processor but the US market (plus a few other countries) will receive the Snapdragon processor. From what I've read this is because it integrates better with LTE. If this is correct those looking to use LTE should try to determine if the processor matters to them.

This is the first time I've seen a single device marketed to different regions with different processors and to me that is quite unusual and not something that I as a consumer would have expected.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Apple iPhone iOS 6.1.3.now available in Australia.

Apple have released the iPhone software update iOS 6.1.3 and it is now available for installation.




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Saturday, March 16, 2013

OzEfilter has now been moved under the Online Connections site.

The OzEfilter domain is being retired today and OzEfilter will now be available the Online Connections site www.OnlineConnections.com.au/ozefilter. You can also find OzEfilter on JustLocal at www.JustLocal.com.au.

OzEfilter is provided to clients to assist them with handling unwanted emails. OzEfilter shows a list of emails from people not in their contact list. The emails are on the mail server and can then be deleted directly from the mail server before the emails reach their computer, largely eliminating the risk malware, scam and spam safely away from their computer.

OzEfilter is designed to work with standard POP3 mail boxes.

 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

MyAnswers: Windows 8 Excel xls files now try to open in Internet Explorer 10.

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After installing Windows 8 my Excel xls files now try to open in Internet Explorer 10.


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Google Reader to be closed down on July 1st 2012

Each day I use Google Reader on an iPhone to check the daily news feeds I’m interested. I don’t particularly like Google Reader because I have to log in each time. On a Windows computer I was previously able to subscribe to the feed and that was it. No ads, no Google sitting in between.

The problem is that RSS feeds or News feeds is very good technology, but most people wouldn’t even know it exists. I subscribe to about half a dozen sites and that helps me to keep informed across a number of areas such as technology and current affairs quite quickly each day.

It isn’t a really big deal because once I heard Google Reader was being discontinued I decided to move my newsfeed back to my notebook computer running Windows. Whilst it isn’t as convenient as using my iPhone, it works pretty well and there’s no ads. One of the problems with the iPhone is if I want to go to certain sites the site doesn’t display correctly. Everything just works under Windows.

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MyAnswers: Stop spam using a simple and free method.

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A simple and effective way to reduce spam and it is also free. I reduced my spam from 30-50 per day plus also reducing malware infected spam emails to less than 1-2 a day and some days none.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MyAnswers: How to set up a new group of tiles on the Start screen of Windows 8.

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As the number of tiles on my Start screen in Windows 8 start to grow it occurred to me you can group tiles together so it is easier to move a group of tiles closer to the left or further away to the right. The question then became, how to set up a new group of tiles on the Start screen of Windows 8?


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Microsoft does a backflip on Flash in Windows 8 and Windows RT.

I’m hearing that Microsoft have done a couple of backflips recently which to me is heartening. It does show their initial decisions were wrong or flawed, but no one is perfect. Microsoft decided to incorporate a version of Flash into Windows 8 and Windows RT. In Windows 8 Metro (now called Motion) Flash was restricted to only sites allowed by Microsoft, but at least if you went to Desktop mode there was no limitation. In Windows RT you could only visit sites allowed by Microsoft.

To me the power of using Windows is the relatively open nature, but more importantly you get to experience the internet unlike on iOS and Android devices which can’t display the many Flash based sites. That means often when using an iPhone or an Android tablet I have to resort to using my notebook to complete a task and that to me is annoying.

From the following article it appears that Microsoft may have realised the opportunity they have to differentiate their tablet products from Apple and Google products. That is Apple and Google products don’t give you full access to the internet and ultimately right now you have to often resort to using a desktop or notebook computer running Windows in my case, or perhaps a Mac for Apple users. That makes iOS and Android devices a companion device and not your primary device. Personally I want a device which can do all the things I need to do and tablets using iOS and Android can’t do that. Microsoft’s one opportunity is to do what they did up until Windows 7 and that is to provide access to the full internet. That to me is a winning strategy and should have been obvious to Microsoft.

Flash in Windows 8... Read More

According to the article in order to have access to all sites (unless on the blacklist), you’ll need to update Internet Explorer with the latest patches.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Microsoft Offers 6 Months Free Access To Office 365 For Students

I noticed an article tonight on the internet, with an offer from Microsoft where they are offering six months free access to Microsoft Office 365 For Students.

Students in Australia shouldn't get too excited. This offer is only available to students with a .edu email address, which students in Australia don't generally have. Also according to the conditions "This offer is available in the U.S. only."

When you see offers in the online press make sure you read the fine print to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Windows Live Messenger closing down

It has been reported in the press that Microsoft will be closing down Windows Live Messenger and migrating users to Skype. Initially this was to occur on March 15th 2013, but this has now been extended to April 8th. An exception is Messenger won’t be retired in China at this time.

I’m not sure if will affect any clients as everyone I ask have already moved away from using Windows Live Messenger. In any case consider it a heads up if you’re still using Windows Live Messenger.

 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Internet Explorer 8 search provider Google

Today I was repairing a Windows XP computer and went to reinstall the Google search provider in Internet Explorer 8. In the past this was pretty easy. Select the option in Internet Explorer 8 to find more search providers and simply select Google. For some time however Microsoft have no longer included the Google search provider.

I decided since this situation had occurred on a couple of occasions in the past, that I’d recreate the Search Provider for Google Australia and make it available on my Fun With Search page. I use this page often myself when repairing clients computers and I felt the Internet Explorer 8 search provider for Google would make a good addition.

So if you no longer have the Google search provider available, now you can find it on http://www.justlocal.com.au/clients/search-fun/.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Microsoft DCCN - Friendly reminder on product launch opportunity

I received an email tonight with the subject “Friendly reminder on product launch opportunity”. What interested me about this email is it was unexpected, felt like spam or potentially malicious, but I couldn’t be certain. I was in the middle of testing a free method to reduce spam coming to my email account and the email was marked as spam.

Microsoft’s DCCN service is for OEM if I’m reading things correctly. I’m not an OEM and I don’t believe I’ve registered with Microsoft as an OEM. The email contains a number of links none of which are to a Microsoft site. Whilst I could be wrong I suspect it is from a marketing organisation on behalf of Microsoft but there is no way to know. The email was sent from the UK which in itself was strange.

I’m sharing this example as it shows that even I’m not sure this email is legitimate. In this case if I was interested in the material in the email my best approach is still not to click on a link, but to find the relevant Microsoft site by opening my browser and going direct to the site.

If this really is a Microsoft initiative they really should use their own domains when sending out emails. I personally am not going to take the risk. I’d rather delete the email. I’d suggest if you aren’t certain of an email don’t take the risk. Delete it. If the material interests you open your browser and go direct to the site.

If you’re sending emails to your customers make sure there is nothing suspicious. Keep everything simple. Every day your customers are receiving unwanted and potentially harmful emails that often look legitimate. Your email may actually look more suspicious as this one did for me than a fake email.

When in doubt trust your instinct.

 

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Alert: First NetBank Third Party Payment

An email with the subject "First NetBank Third Party Payment" has been detected and contains an attachment "RecentTransactions.zip" which is malware. The malware is not currently detected by any of the antivirus software packages currently used in Australia by most people. The following is the body of the email.
Your first transfer to the following third party account(s) has been successfully processed:
From Account: **** **** 1392 Checking Account
To Account(s): ResMed Medical Equipment Manufacturer 002-732 ****0042 $2251.34
Date:         03/03/2013
Please review your transfer document carefully. If there is any information you feel is incorrect, please notify us immediately.
To view details of this transaction , please view the attached file for more details
Yours sincerely,
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
commbank.com.au/NetBank
You should delete these emails.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Alert: Be careful when thinking about buying a Microsoft Surface Pro in Australia.

Recently I visited a new client and fixed their EeePC which was running Windows XP. They said they were considering purchasing a Microsoft Surface Pro. I said it wasn’t released yet in Australia but they believed they’d already seen it. What I’m now seeing is a lot of advertising around Windows 8 tablet type devices and people are most likely going to be sadly disappointed. Many of the advertisements I see on TV don’t mention the processor and people could easily end up with an Intel Atom processor running at significantly slower speeds compared to the Intel i5. Be careful that you check out and understand the specifications for the device. Retailers generally just want to make a sale and will generally not be forthcoming with information which could harm the sale unless you specifically ask the right questions.

Right now Microsoft have not announced the release date of the Surface Pro for Australia and they are still saying it is to be announced. Given that nearly six months ago they announced end of January when the Surface Pro would be released, Microsoft are showing very poor form with their ability to deliver. By the time they deliver the Surface Pro it will only be a couple of months until the next model is released. This is very similar to Nokia releasing their model 900 Windows 7.5 mobile phone in Australia, which was superseded shortly after.

Now is not a particularly good time to get a Microsoft Surface Pro because Intel’s Haswell processor, which will have lower power usage, is expected around the middle of the year. When the Haswell processor is released we can expect to see the current model of the Surface Pro obsoleted with the new processor in a new model of the Surface Pro. It may be a good time to put off purchasing a Windows tablet until the market settles, or you are happy with the specifications for the model you wish to buy. For example I’ve just noticed a much lower cost Atom based Windows 8 tablet recently and at the right price, it will be right for some people. Just make sure you know what you are buying. There is currently quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace for Windows tablet type devices and people could easily be disappointed.
 
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MyAnswers: The government site www.ASIC.gov.au doesn't work with Internet Explorer 10

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The government site www.ASIC.gov.au doesn't work with Internet Explorer 10 when using their connect site. This is how I set Internet Explorer 10 to work.


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