TechByter Worldwide 2013.09.01: The Personal Computer is Dying! Malware's Growing Threat; The Ballmer Years: Good, Bad, and Ugly; and Short Circuits.

So many people say the PC is dying that some people are actually beginning to believe this nonsense. The people who create malware are getting smarter and some of the fraudulent messages they use have realistic appearances. You can still outsmart the crooks. Were the Ballmer years good or bad for Microsoft? The answer is YES. In Short Circuits: The New York Times website was knocked off-line again this week. This time it was an attack, not a bad update, and it's going to get worse. And Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 to manufacturing, while simultanseously snubbing Technet and MSDN subscribers.

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