https://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Consumer Group Attacks Windows 10 Failings https://www.infopackets.com/news/9941/consumer-group-attacks-windows-10-failings <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A British consumer group charity has slammed Microsoft over Windows 10. It says it's received more than a thousand complaint from users disappointed with the upgrade. The report comes from "Which?" (also known as the Consumers Association) - an organization similar in concept and operation to Consumer Reports in the United States. In many cases, the complainants said they either felt nagged to get the upgrade, or had it installed against their will. The organization said that for many of its members, "Windows 10 has been foisted on them like an unwelcome house guest. ... (<a href="/news/9941/consumer-group-attacks-windows-10-failings" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:22:28 +0000 John Lister 9941 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9941/consumer-group-attacks-windows-10-failings#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Windows 10 Display Shifted when Playing Games https://www.infopackets.com/news/9940/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-when-playing-games <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader "Ivar" writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and am using a monitor with 60hz and 1600x900 resolution. Since the upgrade, I have encountered problems with my screen shifting whenever I play some games. When this happens, my screen shifts to the left, leaving a black bar of about 4 centimeters on the right side. This only seems to happen when the games change resolution to 1024x768 - however, in Windows 7, changing resolutions worked flawlessly. I came across your article on how to calibrate your screen , and looked for the 'auto calibration' button you ... (<a href="/news/9940/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-when-playing-games" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:23:26 +0000 Dennis Faas 9940 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9940/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-when-playing-games#comments f1 Windows Tips North Korea Has Just 28 Internet Sites https://www.infopackets.com/news/9939/north-korea-has-just-28-internet-sites <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">North Korea has just 28 websites, an audit has revealed. It includes sites for education, travel and cookery. What information was already known about the secretive country showed that it has its own Intranet: a restricted, internal network that appears to be the only information accessible to the few North Koreans with access to computers. However, the country does have a few sites on the worldwide Internet, all with addresses ending in .kp in the same way that many Canadian sites often end in .ca. Until now, nobody was sure exactly how many such sites existed. Full Domains List Exposed Like ... (<a href="/news/9939/north-korea-has-just-28-internet-sites" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:47:41 +0000 John Lister 9939 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9939/north-korea-has-just-28-internet-sites#comments f1 Internet Comcast Gets Into Cellphone Service https://www.infopackets.com/news/9938/comcast-gets-cellphone-service <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Comcast is to offer cellphone service next year, targeting its existing customers. It will use a combination of cellphone towers leased from Verizon and its own wireless hotspots. The company is not revealing too many details at this point, but it appears it believes it will be able to offer a wider coverage area by using its existing network of around 14 million wireless hotspots. Customers Own Routers Part of Network That network is so large because it not only covers devices in public places such as coffee shops but also uses a "guest mode" on the wireless routers of many cable ... (<a href="/news/9938/comcast-gets-cellphone-service" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:17:54 +0000 John Lister 9938 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9938/comcast-gets-cellphone-service#comments f1 Mobile Law Change Could Let Feds Spy On Malware Victims https://www.infopackets.com/news/9937/law-change-could-let-feds-spy-malware-victims <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Opponents of proposed changes that could make government surveillance of computers easier have warned time is running out. The changes will take effect on December 1 unless Congress passes a law to stop them. The debate involves the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which is effectively the rulebook of the judicial system. Rule 41 sets out how search warrants work in federal cases. Earlier this year the Supreme Court agreed to a request from the Justice Department for three changes to Rule 41. The first is an exception to the usual principle that a local judge can only issue a search ... (<a href="/news/9937/law-change-could-let-feds-spy-malware-victims" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:14:58 +0000 John Lister 9937 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9937/law-change-could-let-feds-spy-malware-victims#comments f1 Courts How to Fix: Laptop Black Screen, Windows Won't Boot https://www.infopackets.com/news/9936/how-fix-laptop-black-screen-windows-wont-boot <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Elijah N. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an HP laptop with Windows 10. Yesterday the laptop was working perfectly fine, but this morning I tried to turn it on and all I get is a black screen. The power light turns on, and the screen appears to be on (the screen backlight is on), but the screen is black and it won't boot into Windows 10. Nothing happens. What can I do to get my laptop working? " My response: This is a fairly common issue, and is either a hardware problem or a Windows boot problem. Some possibilities include: the laptop motherboard or display may have died, or ... (<a href="/news/9936/how-fix-laptop-black-screen-windows-wont-boot" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:04:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 9936 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9936/how-fix-laptop-black-screen-windows-wont-boot#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: File or Folder in Use (and Can't be Deleted) https://www.infopackets.com/news/9935/how-fix-file-or-folder-use-and-cant-be-deleted <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Shelly R. writes: " Dear Dennis, Every once in a while, when I try and delete a folder on my network share, Windows tells me that 'This action can't be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program'. I click the 'Try again' button multiple times but that rarely ever works. Can you please tell me why this keeps happening and what I can do to delete the file / folder? " My response: The reason why you receive the 'File in use' error (or 'Folder in use' error) is exactly that - the file or folder is in use by some other program, however, Windows isn't saying ... (<a href="/news/9935/how-fix-file-or-folder-use-and-cant-be-deleted" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:37:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 9935 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9935/how-fix-file-or-folder-use-and-cant-be-deleted#comments f1 Windows Tips 'No Negative Reviews' Clauses Could be Banned https://www.infopackets.com/news/9934/no-negative-reviews-clauses-could-be-banned <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The House of Representatives has passed a bill banning companies from gagging clauses that stop customers leaving online reviews. But the law doesn't mean customers are exempt from libel and related laws. The Consumer Review Fairness Act doesn't affect the legality of writing reviews itself. Neither is it anything to do with criminal law. Instead it's all about the terms and conditions that companies insist customers agree to before placing an order. These documents sometimes include a non-disparagement clause that says customers won't publish negative reviews of the companies ... (<a href="/news/9934/no-negative-reviews-clauses-could-be-banned" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:05:06 +0000 John Lister 9934 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9934/no-negative-reviews-clauses-could-be-banned#comments f1 Your Rights Netflix Urges FCC to End All Data Caps https://www.infopackets.com/news/9933/netflix-urges-fcc-end-all-data-caps <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Netflix has called upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to examine whether data caps are harming the expansion of broadband data. The company, which also has close interest on the subject, says the FCC might have a legal duty to take action on the matter. The company complained in particular about monthly data limits on home broadband such as those imposed by Comcast, which recently enforced a 300GB a month cap on some customers - along with steep overage fees ($10 per 50GB). However, Comcast now says the cap has been bumped to 1TB , with unlimited data available in some areas, ... (<a href="/news/9933/netflix-urges-fcc-end-all-data-caps" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:40:19 +0000 John Lister 9933 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9933/netflix-urges-fcc-end-all-data-caps#comments f1 Technology Tesla Auto: Perfect, Hands-Free Safety 'Impossible' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9932/tesla-auto-perfect-hands-free-safety-impossible <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Elon Musk, the man behind the Tesla electric cars, says that the "Autopilot" and other self-driving systems will never be perfectly safe. Instead, he insists that safety for such features is improving, and the latest changes would have prevented a recent death. In the case of Tesla models, the autopilot cars are not fully autonomous in the same way as self-driving cars, such as Google's test vehicles . Instead, the technology is pitched somewhere between such cars and the far more common 'cruise control' feature. The Autopilot feature on the Tesla Model S combines a windshield camera, a radar ... (<a href="/news/9932/tesla-auto-perfect-hands-free-safety-impossible" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:14:54 +0000 John Lister 9932 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9932/tesla-auto-perfect-hands-free-safety-impossible#comments f1 Technology How to Fix: Disable Edge News Feed; Set Home Page https://www.infopackets.com/news/9931/how-fix-disable-edge-news-feed-set-home-page <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jane T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and have been using the Edge browser fairly extensively. One thing that really bothers me is that when I first start Edge, it displays a bunch of photos on the screen, including: My News feed, News, Entertainment, Sports, Money, Lifestyle, and Autos. Is there any way to disable these permanently so that only Edge shows up? I really don't care to read any of those items - in fact, I'd much rather just have Google as my home page. Can you help? " My response: By default Edge will display the items you mention, ... (<a href="/news/9931/how-fix-disable-edge-news-feed-set-home-page" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:48:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 9931 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9931/how-fix-disable-edge-news-feed-set-home-page#comments f1 Windows Tips Explained: My PC is Infected / Locked, has 1-800 Number. Is it a Scam? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9930/explained-my-pc-infected-locked-has-1-800-number-it-scam <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader "AJ" writes: " Dear Dennis, After having a conversation with Microsoft tech support yesterday, I realized that I was scammed. I took necessary steps to cancel credit card. I do not do business on my machine - just communication with friends, etc. I do see that the techs that took my money have done some work on my computer and it seems to run a lot better. Question: is it still harmful to leave my computer as-is, or should I hire another tech to clean my machine again? The people that took my money also gave me their phone numbers so that I can be in contact with them at ... (<a href="/news/9930/explained-my-pc-infected-locked-has-1-800-number-it-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:31:05 +0000 Dennis Faas 9930 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9930/explained-my-pc-infected-locked-has-1-800-number-it-scam#comments f1 Windows Tips Adult Site Hacked; 800,000 Accounts Exposed https://www.infopackets.com/news/9929/adult-site-hacked-800000-accounts-exposed <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A hack of nearly 800,000 accounts on an adult entertainment site could be among the most embarrassing ever. The breach at "Brazzers" may expose some of the very personal tastes of the site's users. The stolen data doesn't come from the main Brazzers site, which sells access to videos the company has made itself. Instead, it comes from the site's discussion forum, where users can discuss the scenes on the site and talk about what they'd like to see in future videos. Passwords Stored Without Encryption The data is said to include 790,724 email addresses (not including ... (<a href="/news/9929/adult-site-hacked-800000-accounts-exposed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:17:10 +0000 John Lister 9929 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9929/adult-site-hacked-800000-accounts-exposed#comments f1 Security Tech Giants Unite Against Government Gag Orders https://www.infopackets.com/news/9928/tech-giants-unite-against-government-gag-orders <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Several tech giants have backed Microsoft in its attempt to overturn what it calls a gagging order over government data requests. The company says such orders are a double breach of the constitution. The case relates to the Store Communications Act, which is related to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In a nutshell, the law allows law enforcement officials to get a court order forcing tech companies to hand over details of customer activity, if it relates to an ongoing investigation. The controversial part is that the government can also ask the court to order the tech company not ... (<a href="/news/9928/tech-giants-unite-against-government-gag-orders" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:07:40 +0000 John Lister 9928 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9928/tech-giants-unite-against-government-gag-orders#comments f1 Courts Warner Bros Accused of Pirating Own Movies https://www.infopackets.com/news/9927/warner-bros-accused-pirating-own-movies <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">An attempt to prevent the piracy of Warner Brothers movies has backfired, with several Warner Brothers official pages being reported in violation to Google. It appears to be an overzealous campaign by an agency hired to protect the company's copyright. The TorrentFreak site noticed the blunder while looking through a database of filings made to Google to report alleged breaches of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Such reports are designed to persuade Google to remove copyright-infringing sites from its search index. (Source: torrentfreak.com ) This doesn't remove the page ... (<a href="/news/9927/warner-bros-accused-pirating-own-movies" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:52:08 +0000 John Lister 9927 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9927/warner-bros-accused-pirating-own-movies#comments f1 Piracy How to Fix: "There is a problem with this website's security certificate" Error in IE, Edge https://www.infopackets.com/news/9926/how-fix-there-problem-websites-security-certificate-error-ie-edge <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets reader Julia R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently installed Windows 10 and while cleaning things up, inadvertently installed a program called 'Advanced PC Care' from my Download folder. Now when I go to use Internet Explorer 11 and Edge in Windows 10, I receive an error message stating: 'There is a problem with this website's security certificate,' no matter what website I try and visit. I have uninstalled the Advanced PC Care program but both IE11 and Edge are broken. I am completely at my wits end. Can you help? " My response: I asked Julia if she would like me to connect to her ... (<a href="/news/9926/how-fix-there-problem-websites-security-certificate-error-ie-edge" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:37:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 9926 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9926/how-fix-there-problem-websites-security-certificate-error-ie-edge#comments f1 Windows Tips 2012 Dropbox Hack Far Worse Than Feared https://www.infopackets.com/news/9925/2012-dropbox-hack-far-worse-feared <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A 2012 hacking incident has turned out to be far worse than initially believed. It turns out that the theft of more than 60 million account details also included passwords. Online storage company Dropbox admitted to the breach at the time, but only said a list of email addresses of customers had been stolen. It either didn't know or didn't say that passwords were also compromised. The incident was particularly embarrassing at the time, as the hack proved simple thanks to a Dropbox employee's poor lack of judgement. The employee's LinkedIn password had been stolen as part of a ... (<a href="/news/9925/2012-dropbox-hack-far-worse-feared" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:22:56 +0000 John Lister 9925 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9925/2012-dropbox-hack-far-worse-feared#comments f1 Security MegaUpload Piracy Case Hearing to Be Shown Online https://www.infopackets.com/news/9924/megaupload-piracy-case-hearing-be-shown-online <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A high profile extradition case involving an alleged piracy site will be streamed online. The judge in the Kim Dotcom hearing imposed some restrictions on the streaming, though they are unlikely to make much difference. Dotcom, who changed his legal name from Kim Schmitz, was the man behind the controversial file hosting site Megaupload. Prosecutors in the US say he broke the law because the site was widely used for sharing files that breached copyright such as unauthorized movie video files. The heart of the case is what level of responsibility Dotcom bears for the actions of users. He ... (<a href="/news/9924/megaupload-piracy-case-hearing-be-shown-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:13:41 +0000 John Lister 9924 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9924/megaupload-piracy-case-hearing-be-shown-online#comments f1 Courts Browser Sync Tool Hacking Raises Security Fears https://www.infopackets.com/news/9923/browser-sync-tool-hacking-raises-security-fears <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Users of the Opera browser's sync tools have been warned to change their passwords for every website. The organization behind Opera says the warning is with "an abundance of caution." The warning only covers people who use Opera's system for synchronizing bookmarks, passwords and other information so that they can access the feature on any computer. This covers around 1.7 million people among the 350 million who use the browser. Writing on a company blog, Opera's Tarquin Wilton-Jones said an attack on the system had been detected and, although quickly blocked, was ... (<a href="/news/9923/browser-sync-tool-hacking-raises-security-fears" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:30:28 +0000 John Lister 9923 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9923/browser-sync-tool-hacking-raises-security-fears#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Can't Boot from DVD or USB; Can't Install Windows https://www.infopackets.com/news/9922/how-fix-cant-boot-dvd-or-usb-cant-install-windows <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Tom S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an older Windows Vista machine and I'm trying to upgrade it to a clean install of Windows 7. The problem is that this PC is an all-in-one unit, and the DVD drive is broken; replacing it would be extremely difficult. I had a friend of mine convert the Windows 7 installation DVD into a bootable USB thumb drive, but it appears that my system does not support booting from USB. I also tried running the Windows setup.exe file from the thumb drive on my Vista desktop, but I receive a message that 'Windows installation could not be started from ... (<a href="/news/9922/how-fix-cant-boot-dvd-or-usb-cant-install-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:08:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9922 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9922/how-fix-cant-boot-dvd-or-usb-cant-install-windows#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows Upgrade Assistant Stuck at 99% https://www.infopackets.com/news/9921/how-fix-windows-upgrade-assistant-stuck-99 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader David L. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read your article about still being able to upgrade to free Windows 10 even after the deadline. I've downloaded the Windows10Upgrade24074.exe file and ran it; however, it takes over an hour to download the files and then the Windows 10 upgrade assistant gets stuck at 99% complete. I have tried doing this 5 times and the upgrade assistant keeps getting stuck at 99%. I've left it for an entire day and - as you may have guessed - Windows 10 upgrade assistant is still stuck at 99% complete. What can I do to get the free Windows 10 upgrade, and/ ... (<a href="/news/9921/how-fix-windows-upgrade-assistant-stuck-99" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:19:10 +0000 Dennis Faas 9921 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9921/how-fix-windows-upgrade-assistant-stuck-99#comments f1 Windows Tips Facebook Labels Users Conservative or Liberal https://www.infopackets.com/news/9920/facebook-labels-users-conservative-or-liberal <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook users in the US may be able to find out if the site thinks they are conservative- or liberal-leaning. It's a side-effect of a new tool that makes it easier to influence advertisements which appear on the users' newsfeed. As reported recently, Facebook recently added new options which allow users to indicate that they don't want to see advertisements in the news feed related to specific topics. The new changes come as Facebook also prepares to roll out additional measures to prevent ad-blocking software from working on the site. To view the settings, users can visit their ... (<a href="/news/9920/facebook-labels-users-conservative-or-liberal" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:00:40 +0000 John Lister 9920 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9920/facebook-labels-users-conservative-or-liberal#comments f1 Internet Report: Windows Privacy vs Security a 'False Choice' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9919/report-windows-privacy-vs-security-false-choice <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A consumer rights group has slammed Windows 10's privacy settings. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says Microsoft is unfairly linking privacy to security in its update system. The attack comes in a lengthy blog post by the EFF's Amul Kalia, published just after Microsoft released its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It starts by recapping the numerous complaints about Microsoft using unfair measures to try to maximize the number of people upgrading to the system, including closing an on-screen window as consent for the installation. (Source: eff.org ) Data Transfer Is " ... (<a href="/news/9919/report-windows-privacy-vs-security-false-choice" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:32:13 +0000 John Lister 9919 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9919/report-windows-privacy-vs-security-false-choice#comments f1 Microsoft Netgear Offers $400 System to Combat Poor WiFi https://www.infopackets.com/news/9918/netgear-offers-400-system-combat-poor-wifi <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Netgear is launching its own take on a multi-router system in order to improve WiFi across an entire home. It's not a new idea, but Netgear says its tweaks should give it a significant edge over rival setups. The logic of Netgear's Orbi and similar systems is that a single wireless router isn't always enough to cover an entire home adequately. Wireless signals can be weakened by passing through walls and floors, as well as being affected by metal such as pipe work. While that problem has always existed, it's become more noticeable as demand for high-bandwidth activity such as ... (<a href="/news/9918/netgear-offers-400-system-combat-poor-wifi" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:14 +0000 John Lister 9918 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9918/netgear-offers-400-system-combat-poor-wifi#comments f1 IT How to Fix: Windows 10 Webcam Not Working https://www.infopackets.com/news/9917/how-fix-windows-10-webcam-not-working <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">How to Fix: Windows 10 Webcam Not Working Infopackets Reader Alan S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Paul Thurrott over at Thurrott.com (previous author of WinSupersite) has suggested that the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update has broken 'millions' of webcams . I have read his article and tried the registry fix, all to no avail - my webcam simply will not work. I have also reviewed other websites for similar registry fixes, but nothing works. Do you have any suggestions? " My response: From what I read on the Paul Thurrott's website, the registry fix he describes is a workaround - though it's not ... (<a href="/news/9917/how-fix-windows-10-webcam-not-working" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:55:49 +0000 Dennis Faas 9917 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9917/how-fix-windows-10-webcam-not-working#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Clock Missing https://www.infopackets.com/news/9916/how-fix-windows-10-clock-missing <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sammy G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 following your advice. Everything looks great, however, my Windows 10 clock is missing - it's just up and gone - completely disappeared! I don't understand how or why the windows 10 clock went missing, but I'd like to get it back. Can you help? " My response: Based on my experience, the Windows 10 clock can disappear in one of two ways: either by a misplaced (or corrupt) system setting, or if your user account - or Windows itself - is corrupt. How to Fix: Windows 10 Clock Missing Adjusting Task Bar Settings ... (<a href="/news/9916/how-fix-windows-10-clock-missing" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:31:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9916 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9916/how-fix-windows-10-clock-missing#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T to Drop Data Overage Charges https://www.infopackets.com/news/9915/att-drop-data-overage-charges <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">AT&amp;T is dropping overage charges for mobile data plans. Instead of charging extra fees, it will slow down the connections of users who exceed their monthly data allowance. The move is accompanied by a general price rise, though it will only affect new customers or those existing customers who choose to change plans. The change makes AT&amp;T the last of the three biggest carriers to drop mandatory fees for customers who go over their monthly data cap, an issue that became even more important as truly unlimited data plans were phased out across the industry. T-Mobile dropped overage ... (<a href="/news/9915/att-drop-data-overage-charges" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:36:48 +0000 John Lister 9915 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9915/att-drop-data-overage-charges#comments f1 Mobile Report: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Causes Lockups https://www.infopackets.com/news/9914/report-windows-10-anniversary-update-causes-lockups <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has confirmed some Windows 10 computers may freeze up after the latest update. It says starting in Safe mode is one way to get round the problem while a permanent fix is developed. The problem comes with the Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" (Build 14393.51), which is the recently-released biggest set of changes since Windows 10 was released. In previous editions of Windows, this significant update might be considered the equivalent of a Service Pack. According to Microsoft, the Anniversary Update problem only affects computers with a specific set-up, namely that the ... (<a href="/news/9914/report-windows-10-anniversary-update-causes-lockups" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:42:19 +0000 John Lister 9914 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9914/report-windows-10-anniversary-update-causes-lockups#comments f1 Windows Tips Audi to Reveal Red Light Secrets https://www.infopackets.com/news/9913/audi-reveal-red-light-secrets <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Audi will soon fit its cars with a technology that can coordinate with traffic lights in several US cities. According to Audi, the feature is being billed as more about convenience, rather than a safety measure. The new feature is being built into an existing navigation and information service called Audi Connect, which carries a $25 a month service fee. The feature will involve an extra display on the dashboard that coordinates wirelessly with traffic signals and shows the driver how long they have until the light will turn green if at a full stop. The theory is that this will let drivers ... (<a href="/news/9913/audi-reveal-red-light-secrets" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:37:23 +0000 John Lister 9913 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9913/audi-reveal-red-light-secrets#comments f1 Technology How to Fix: 'AMD Quick Stream Error: The license information to use this software is not found' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9912/how-fix-amd-quick-stream-error-license-information-use-software-not-found <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Barry P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10. Now, every time I boot the computer, I receive an error message that 'AMD Quick Stream Error: The license information to use this software is not found'. I have absolutely no idea what that means. Can you help? " My response: I asked Barry if he'd like me to connect to his machine and review this problem together using my remote desktop service, and he agreed. Sure enough, after every reboot the "AMD Quick Stream Error" message appeared on the desktop. I queried Google for the exact phrase: "AMD Quick ... (<a href="/news/9912/how-fix-amd-quick-stream-error-license-information-use-software-not-found" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:49:08 +0000 Dennis Faas 9912 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9912/how-fix-amd-quick-stream-error-license-information-use-software-not-found#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Properly Prep, then Force Install Windows 10 Anniversary Update https://www.infopackets.com/news/9911/how-properly-prep-then-force-install-windows-10-anniversary-update <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bryan B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've read on a few websites that Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released on August 2nd (2016), yet when I check for Windows Updates on my machine, it says I'm up to date. I've also tried to upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update by downloading 'Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176929)' from the Windows Update catalog site, but the Windows Update Standalone Installer simply tells me that 'This update is not applicable to your computer.' How can I get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to install ... (<a href="/news/9911/how-properly-prep-then-force-install-windows-10-anniversary-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:20:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 9911 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9911/how-properly-prep-then-force-install-windows-10-anniversary-update#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Says Android Bug Overblown https://www.infopackets.com/news/9910/google-says-android-bug-overblown <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google says a set of security flaws on Android devices may not be as serious as initially feared. It says 90 percent of devices should be largely immune from what's been dubbed the "Quadrooter" exploit. A security research company found the problem in software which works with processors manufactured by Qualcomm, which are used in an estimated 900 million Android devices. The bugs affect the communication between different actions (known as processes) running on the phone at the same time. The name of the exploit (Quadrooter) comes from the fact that there are four ... (<a href="/news/9910/google-says-android-bug-overblown" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:03:04 +0000 John Lister 9910 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9910/google-says-android-bug-overblown#comments f1 Security Facebook to Block Ad-Blockers https://www.infopackets.com/news/9909/facebook-block-ad-blockers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook says it will stop ad-blocking software from working on its website. It says ads are a core part of using Facebook, but will give users more control over which ads they see. Andrew Bosworth, who heads up Facebook's advertising division, announced the move in a blog post and followed up with comments to the Wall Street Journal. In the post, he accused the makers of ad-blocking tools of accepting money from advertisers to let their ads through, rather than block them. According to Bosworth, that's a sign ad-blocker makers don't always have the user's best interests at ... (<a href="/news/9909/facebook-block-ad-blockers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:56:55 +0000 John Lister 9909 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9909/facebook-block-ad-blockers#comments f1 Internet Hulu Abandons Free Service; to become Subscription Only https://www.infopackets.com/news/9908/hulu-abandons-free-service-become-subscription-only <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Hulu is ditching its free TV service, though it will still be available in a different form. Analysts believe the move was forced on it by the television industry. Up until now, Hulu users had three options for streaming video online. The free, basic service let users watch many network and cable shows the day after broadcast - but only if users watched commercials. In most cases, the five most recent episodes of a show were available online. Customers can also pay $7.99 a month for a "limited commercials" option, or $11.99 a month to cut out commercials altogether. Both of these ... (<a href="/news/9908/hulu-abandons-free-service-become-subscription-only" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:27:34 +0000 John Lister 9908 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9908/hulu-abandons-free-service-become-subscription-only#comments f1 Technology How to Fix: Internet Explorer 11 Won't Search from Address Bar https://www.infopackets.com/news/9907/how-fix-internet-explorer-11-wont-search-address-bar <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sally S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10. Prior to that I was using Windows 7, with Internet Explorer as my main web browser. After upgrading to Windows 10, I gave the 'Edge' browser a try but didn't like it, so I decided to go back to Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, it seems that the upgrade to Windows 10 broke my Internet Explorer search - previously I could type in whatever I wanted to search for in the address bar, but now it keeps telling me that 'This page can't be displayed' and 'Look for the page with your search engine', and 'Refresh the page ... (<a href="/news/9907/how-fix-internet-explorer-11-wont-search-address-bar" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:50:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9907 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9907/how-fix-internet-explorer-11-wont-search-address-bar#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Make Firefox Faster; Enable Multi-Processor Support https://www.infopackets.com/news/9906/how-fix-make-firefox-faster-enable-multi-processor-support <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jesse T. writes: " Dear Dennis, A friend of mine told me that the new version of Firefox is a lot faster, but requires special configuration changes in order to get the speed boost. Do you know what she is referring to? How can I make my Firefox faster? " My response: Your friend is correct - the latest edition of Mozilla Firefox (version 48) includes a major overhaul to allow for multi-processor support, though it may not be enabled by default on some systems. That is because some systems may use older add-ons that may interfere with the multi-processor support feature, ... (<a href="/news/9906/how-fix-make-firefox-faster-enable-multi-processor-support" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:50:55 +0000 Dennis Faas 9906 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9906/how-fix-make-firefox-faster-enable-multi-processor-support#comments f1 Windows Tips State Sues Comcast over Dodgy 'Service Protection Plan' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9905/state-sues-comcast-over-dodgy-service-protection-plan <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Washington state officials are suing Comcast for allegedly misleading customers over a service protection plan. The cable and broadband company is accused of selling a $4.99 a month plan that many customers didn't need, and which fell short of its promises. The Comcast "Service Protection Plan" is promoted as covering the costs that would normally apply when a Comcast technician visits a home. The promotion claimed to have covered "all chargeable service calls for 3 ... XFINITY services without additional service fees." Many Repairs Free, Anyhow According to the state ... (<a href="/news/9905/state-sues-comcast-over-dodgy-service-protection-plan" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:47:22 +0000 John Lister 9905 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9905/state-sues-comcast-over-dodgy-service-protection-plan#comments f1 Courts Android Devices Get Hack Attempt Alerts On-Screen https://www.infopackets.com/news/9904/android-devices-get-hack-attempt-alerts-screen <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Users of Android smartphones and tablets will soon get an instant warning when somebody attempts to log in to their Google account. The notification comes as an on-screen message, rather than by email. The new feature is designed to enhance two-factor authentication. That's an optional feature which means that if somebody tries to sign in to a Google account on another device, they will have to wait for a security code to be sent via email, text message or through a dedicated app so that they can continue to login to the account. If no code or the improper code is entered, then the ... (<a href="/news/9904/android-devices-get-hack-attempt-alerts-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:21:53 +0000 John Lister 9904 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9904/android-devices-get-hack-attempt-alerts-screen#comments f1 Security How to: Download Windows 10 Free (Extended) After Deadline https://www.infopackets.com/news/9903/how-download-windows-10-free-extended-after-deadline <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Just days after the deadline for free upgrades to Windows 10 passed (July 29, 2016), the first Windows 10 loophole has emerged. Reports suggest that users with disabilities can still claim the free Windows 10 upgrade, but proving eligibility appears to be nothing more than an honor check. For most users, the deadline for the free Windows 10 upgrade offer has passed and attempting to download and install Windows 10 from Microsoft's website now brings up only an option to buy the system, which costs $120 for the standard Home edition. However, Microsoft also has a separate page for people ... (<a href="/news/9903/how-download-windows-10-free-extended-after-deadline" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:43:07 +0000 John Lister 9903 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9903/how-download-windows-10-free-extended-after-deadline#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: 'Error 1317: Setup Cannot Create Directory' when Installing a Program https://www.infopackets.com/news/9902/how-fix-error-1317-setup-cannot-create-directory-when-installing-program <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bob T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10; unfortunately the Windows 10 upgrade corrupted my Start menu and tray bar, so I decided to do a clean install - which also means I have to reinstall all my programs. I'm now trying to install MS Office 2010 on the machine, but the MS Office setup.exe program keeps telling me 'Error 1317: Setup Cannot Create Directory C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office', and then rolls back and cancels the installation. I have tried using my original MS Office disc, and have also downloaded MS ... (<a href="/news/9902/how-fix-error-1317-setup-cannot-create-directory-when-installing-program" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:18:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 9902 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9902/how-fix-error-1317-setup-cannot-create-directory-when-installing-program#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Display Not Compatible when Upgrading https://www.infopackets.com/news/9901/how-fix-windows-10-display-not-compatible-when-upgrading <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Davide' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have 7 of the exact same PCs with exact same displays: a Dell 2330 All-in-one (AIO). Some of the Dell 2330's upgraded to Windows 10 just fine; others would give me an error that 'Windows 10 will not work on this PC' because the display is not compatible with Windows 10 . Can you help me fix this error? " My response: I have been asked this question numerous times, though I have not have had the opportunity to connect remotely to someone's computer (via my remote desktop support service ) in order to troubleshoot this problem. That said, I ... (<a href="/news/9901/how-fix-windows-10-display-not-compatible-when-upgrading" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:07:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9901 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9901/how-fix-windows-10-display-not-compatible-when-upgrading#comments f1 Windows Tips Smart Devices Could Expose WiFi Passwords, or Worse https://www.infopackets.com/news/9900/smart-devices-could-expose-wifi-passwords-or-worse <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Are smart devices a security risk? Security firm Rapid 7 seems to think so. According to the researchers, a range of Internet-connected light bulbs had at least nine security flaws. While the potential consequences are hardly life or death, it could be a blow to the concept of smart devices in the home. Osram's Lightify range of light bulbs lets users control lighting via a smartphone or tablet app. The idea is partly to allow more precise controls, such as dimming a bulb or even changing its color, and partly to allow users to remotely access the lights. For example, if a home owner is ... (<a href="/news/9900/smart-devices-could-expose-wifi-passwords-or-worse" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:04:40 +0000 John Lister 9900 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9900/smart-devices-could-expose-wifi-passwords-or-worse#comments f1 Security MS Word Gets New Research, Editor and Style Features https://www.infopackets.com/news/9899/ms-word-gets-new-research-editor-and-style-features <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has announced several new features for its Office applications. They include a new research tool and improved spell check facilities in MS Word. The new features will be rolled out automatically to users of the online Office 365, rather than having users download and install the updates or upgrade to a new edition. (Source: office.com ) Microsoft Word has two major changes, dubbed Researcher and Editor. The Researcher tool is for exploring online information without leaving the document editing window, while the Editor tool enhances and simplifies spell check and grammar. Tool Only ... (<a href="/news/9899/ms-word-gets-new-research-editor-and-style-features" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:09:53 +0000 John Lister 9899 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9899/ms-word-gets-new-research-editor-and-style-features#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update Imminent https://www.infopackets.com/news/9898/windows-10-anniversary-update-imminent <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" is out this week and those who've already tried it are generally impressed. However, it doesn't seem like enough to push skeptics over the edge. The update is scheduled to start rolling out next Tuesday, two days after the deadline to get a free upgrade to Windows 10, which is July 29, 2016. It's arguably the biggest set of updates since the system debuted last summer. There's only one significant feature that's completely new, named Windows Ink. It's designed mainly for use with stylus and pens on touchscreen devices. ... (<a href="/news/9898/windows-10-anniversary-update-imminent" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:42:27 +0000 John Lister 9898 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9898/windows-10-anniversary-update-imminent#comments f1 Microsoft How to: Upgrade Windows 10 32-bit to 64-bit - Step by Step https://www.infopackets.com/news/9897/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit-step-step <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Frank C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for helping me fix my broken start menu and task bar [which required a complete reinstall of Windows 10 32-bit] using your remote desktop support service . After you reviewed my laptop's hardware, I am taking your advice and wish to upgrade my system to 8GB of RAM. I understand that once I upgrade to the 8 GB of RAM, I will also need to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit, because Windows 10 32-bit can only see a maximum of 4GB on my system. My question is: how can I upgrade from Windows 10 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit? I downloaded ... (<a href="/news/9897/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit-step-step" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:26:09 +0000 Dennis Faas 9897 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9897/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit-step-step#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Laptop Screen Fades (too dark) https://www.infopackets.com/news/9896/how-fix-windows-10-laptop-screen-fades-too-dark <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Mary L. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just installed Windows 10 on my laptop, but I'm having a problem with the screen fading so dark I can hardly see it. I've tried adjusting the screen brightness manually on the laptop by pressing the FN (function) key + up arrow key, but the screen brightness won't say - it keeps going dark automatically on its own. The screen goes dim whether or not I have the laptop plugged into the power outlet, or if it's running on battery. It also seems to happen immediately as soon as I login to Windows. I have tried changing the Power Settings (via ... (<a href="/news/9896/how-fix-windows-10-laptop-screen-fades-too-dark" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:30:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9896 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9896/how-fix-windows-10-laptop-screen-fades-too-dark#comments f1 Windows Tips Free Windows 10 Bad News for PC Makers https://www.infopackets.com/news/9895/free-windows-10-bad-news-pc-makers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A research firm believes the free Windows 10 upgrade offer may have had a significant effect on new PC sales. It's part of an apparent pattern of users holding on to their old computers for longer. Speaking to The Register, Ranjit Atwal of Gartner said the company surveyed people who had taken advantage of the upgrade. It found that one in five of those questioned had decided against plans to get a new computer after trying out the new system on their existing machines. Atwal claims Microsoft did not expect that figure to be so high. (Source: theregister.co.uk ) In some ways the trend ... (<a href="/news/9895/free-windows-10-bad-news-pc-makers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:02:22 +0000 John Lister 9895 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9895/free-windows-10-bad-news-pc-makers#comments f1 Microsoft US Gov't Requests for Google User Data Skyrocket https://www.infopackets.com/news/9894/us-govt-requests-google-user-data-skyrocket <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has reported a dramatic increase in the number of requests from government agencies for information about web users. The figures show a significant global variation in how many of those requests proved justifiable. The numbers come in the latest installment of Google's Transparency Report in which, every six months, it gives the figures for the number of government requests for data related to user activity. The newly published figures cover the second half of 2015, as there's a lengthy delay in compiling the numbers. During that period, the total number of requests was 40,677 ... (<a href="/news/9894/us-govt-requests-google-user-data-skyrocket" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:42:58 +0000 John Lister 9894 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9894/us-govt-requests-google-user-data-skyrocket#comments f1 Government 'Lazy' Ransomware Deletes Every File in Sight https://www.infopackets.com/news/9893/lazy-ransomware-deletes-every-file-sight <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Is there fair play amongst ransomware scammers? A particularly lazy variant of "ransomware" is making its rounds, though researchers say that paying up will never pay off. For the most part, ransomware usually involves a nasty malware program encrypting files on a PC, followed by a promise of a decryption key - but only if the victim pays a ransom. It would make sense that if people stopped believing this would happen, they would stop handing over the cash. Files Deleted Rather Than Encrypted Now security company Talos has spotted a variant where there's absolutely no prospect ... (<a href="/news/9893/lazy-ransomware-deletes-every-file-sight" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:53:26 +0000 John Lister 9893 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9893/lazy-ransomware-deletes-every-file-sight#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Windows 10 Upgrade Sysprep Operation / Boot Phase Errors https://www.infopackets.com/news/9892/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-sysprep-operation-boot-phase-errors <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Gord F. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 but every time I run the upgrade, it fails with an error message: '0x8007002cf - 0x4000d - The installation failed in the second_boot phase with an error during migrate_data operation,' then reverts back to Windows 7. I have tried upgrading 3 times but it keeps failing. I don't know what to do. Can you help? " My response: I contacted Gord and ask if he would like me to connect to his computer using my remote desktop service in order to review the problem in depth. Gord agreed. I will say that this ... (<a href="/news/9892/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-sysprep-operation-boot-phase-errors" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:32:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9892 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9892/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-sysprep-operation-boot-phase-errors#comments f1 Windows Tips Amazon to Make New Video Ads, Just for You https://www.infopackets.com/news/9891/amazon-make-new-video-ads-just-you <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Amazon is testing video advertisements that are specifically created to meet the viewer's interests. They may prove effective, but will also raise privacy concerns. The ads will appear on non-Amazon website and, as often happens with third-party ads, will be based on what the system knows about the user. This often involves using cookie files stored on a user's computer to track the websites they visit and deduce their interests. Several companies already run video ads that are tailored to a user's interests, but this generally involves picking a subject and then selecting a pre- ... (<a href="/news/9891/amazon-make-new-video-ads-just-you" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:30:24 +0000 John Lister 9891 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9891/amazon-make-new-video-ads-just-you#comments f1 Internet New Research Promises to Halt Ransomware in its Tracks https://www.infopackets.com/news/9890/new-research-promises-halt-ransomware-its-tracks <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Researchers say they've found a way of severely limiting the damage ransomware causes. Meanwhile California legislators are mulling over new laws specifically aimed at the tactic. Ransomware involves attackers remotely installing malicious software that encrypts files and makes them inaccessible without an unlock key. In many cases, this means victims can't access the data and may be unable to use the computer at all. The attackers then demand a fee to provide the unlock key. The tactic has led to controversy over whether victims should pay the fee , something critics say merely encourages ... (<a href="/news/9890/new-research-promises-halt-ransomware-its-tracks" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:09:24 +0000 John Lister 9890 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9890/new-research-promises-halt-ransomware-its-tracks#comments f1 Security Facebook to Offer Secure 'Secret Messaging' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9889/facebook-offer-secure-secret-messaging <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is to let users send messages which cannot be read by anyone other than the recipient. It's also continuing to work on a feature that allows users to send temporary messages which self-destruct. The new feature is referred to as end-to-end encryption . That means it's set up in a way that, even if the message is intercepted, it can't be read by anyone other than the recipient. This is done by maintaining the encryption from the sending device to the receiving device, regardless of the route it takes across the Internet. Secure Shell (SSH) , which is commonly used to connect a ... (<a href="/news/9889/facebook-offer-secure-secret-messaging" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:35:10 +0000 John Lister 9889 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9889/facebook-offer-secure-secret-messaging#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: 'Your Power Plan Information isn't Available' when accessing Power Options https://www.infopackets.com/news/9888/how-fix-your-power-plan-information-isnt-available-when-accessing-power-options <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">How to Fix: 'Your Power Plan Information isn't Available' Infopackets Reader Cindy G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 7 Pro and I'm trying to defrag my hard drive. I'm using Piriform Defraggler and it says that it will take over a day to complete. That's fine - however, every time I shut my monitor off and leave the computer to do its work, it keeps going to sleep. I have gone to the Power Options in the Windows Control Panel, but all I see is a message stating that 'Your power plan information isn't available'. I am completely perplexed by this as I have a Windows 7 laptop and my ... (<a href="/news/9888/how-fix-your-power-plan-information-isnt-available-when-accessing-power-options" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:12:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9888 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9888/how-fix-your-power-plan-information-isnt-available-when-accessing-power-options#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Cannot Create Partition: No Free MBR Slots https://www.infopackets.com/news/9887/how-fix-cannot-create-partition-no-free-mbr-slots <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sam T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an HP computer, which has 4 hard drive partitions: the System partition, the C drive, the factory image partition (which includes a backup of Windows), and the 'HP Tools' partition, which contains BIOS information in case a BIOS flash fails and I need to restore my BIOS. My question is this: I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to shrink my C drive, which then created unallocated space. Normally I can right click the unallocated space and create a new volume, however, I receive an error message that says: 'Partition Wizard cannot create a ... (<a href="/news/9887/how-fix-cannot-create-partition-no-free-mbr-slots" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:40:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9887 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9887/how-fix-cannot-create-partition-no-free-mbr-slots#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Self-Driving Cars Tweaked for Cyclist Safety https://www.infopackets.com/news/9886/google-self-driving-cars-tweaked-cyclist-safety <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google's self-driving cars now have the ability to recognize hand signals from cyclists. They have also been programmed to err on the side of caution when considering passing a rider. The cars, which are now being tested on public roads in four states, use a wide range of technologies to safely maneuver the roads. These include cameras, proximity sensors, radar and lasers to detect and recognize objects around the car. The vehicles also use Google's own map database to get information on upcoming intersections and the likely traffic they'll encounter. One of the big challenges is ... (<a href="/news/9886/google-self-driving-cars-tweaked-cyclist-safety" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:01:15 +0000 John Lister 9886 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9886/google-self-driving-cars-tweaked-cyclist-safety#comments f1 Google iPhones To Include Organ Donor Option https://www.infopackets.com/news/9885/iphones-include-organ-donor-option <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple is to make it easy for iPhone users to sign up as organ donors. The move is designed to recruit people who are OK with the idea of organ donation, but don't get round to filling out the necessary paperwork. The drive will involve the Health app in the forthcoming version 10 of the iPhone operating system. The app lets users gather together fitness and health information and already includes the option to store medical information such that it's accessible from the lock screen. That's meant to allow first responders to immediately get potentially vital information about a ... (<a href="/news/9885/iphones-include-organ-donor-option" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:24:04 +0000 John Lister 9885 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9885/iphones-include-organ-donor-option#comments f1 Apple Windows 10 Upgrade Nag Gets One More Push https://www.infopackets.com/news/9884/windows-10-upgrade-nag-gets-one-more-push <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is giving Windows 10 one last push before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29 for Windows 7 and 8 users. It comes through a full-screen pop-up message that could well irritate those who have chosen to give the new system a miss. The new message will appear for some, but not all users who have yet to upgrade. It takes up the full screen and is white text on a blue background. That's a curious choice, as that color scheme is traditionally associated with the Blue Screen of Death , particularly in full-screen use. (Source: theverge.com ) Upgrade Message Includes Apology The ... (<a href="/news/9884/windows-10-upgrade-nag-gets-one-more-push" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:09:07 +0000 John Lister 9884 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9884/windows-10-upgrade-nag-gets-one-more-push#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Unresponsive Script Error in Firefox, Chrome, IE https://www.infopackets.com/news/9883/how-fix-unresponsive-script-error-firefox-chrome-ie <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Mike R. writes: " Dear Dennis, Oftentimes when I visit Facebook.com, there are several ads on the right side of the screen such as 'The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players', or 'The Funniest Billboards Ever', or something along those lines. Whenever these ads are displayed, the web browser locks up and I receive an error message that there is an unresponsive script on the page. I have three options: 'Debug', 'Continue', and 'Stop Script'. Why do I keep getting the 'unresponsive script' error? I use Firefox. " My response: This is a very good and frequently asked question. ... (<a href="/news/9883/how-fix-unresponsive-script-error-firefox-chrome-ie" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:00:46 +0000 Dennis Faas 9883 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9883/how-fix-unresponsive-script-error-firefox-chrome-ie#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Prevent Others from Reading Your Emails or Accessing Your PC (at Work) https://www.infopackets.com/news/9882/how-prevent-others-reading-your-emails-or-accessing-your-pc-work <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">" Dear Dennis, I work in an office on a desktop PC. If I am away from the PC, anyone in the office can hop onto my computer and access my emails because the 'offline access' to my emails feature is enabled. I have no idea how to turn it off! How can I prevent others from accessing my emails while I'm away? " My response: The quick and short answer is that disabling offline access to emails depends on the application or service you're using - most likely somewhere in your user account settings if you're using something like Gmail, or possibly in the "Tools -&gt; Options" menu if you're using ... (<a href="/news/9882/how-prevent-others-reading-your-emails-or-accessing-your-pc-work" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:51:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 9882 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9882/how-prevent-others-reading-your-emails-or-accessing-your-pc-work#comments f1 Windows Tips Facebook to Downgrade News Site Links https://www.infopackets.com/news/9881/facebook-downgrade-news-site-links <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook says it will give more priority to posts from users' friends and families rather than content from businesses, news sites and other organizations. But the precise details of the changes remain unclear. The change is to the news feed, which is the default view when somebody logs into Facebook. Rather than show all the posts the user's friend have made in chronological order, Facebook attempts to rank them by how important and relevant the user will find them. Facebook says this is necessary because there's too much content for most users to read through in its entirety. It ... (<a href="/news/9881/facebook-downgrade-news-site-links" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:49:00 +0000 John Lister 9881 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9881/facebook-downgrade-news-site-links#comments f1 Internet Microsoft Reverses Controversial Windows 10 Nag Screen https://www.infopackets.com/news/9880/microsoft-reverses-controversial-windows-10-nag-screen <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it will backtrack on one of the most controversial elements of its campaign to push users towards Windows 10. It will no longer interpret clicking a close window button (the "X") as authorizing an installation of the new operating system. Since launching the system last year , Microsoft has been slowly ramping up its efforts to get people installing Windows 10. It's moved from the original position of having user actively seek out the system through a "pre-registration" tool to eventually reaching the point when Windows 10 was considered a recommended ... (<a href="/news/9880/microsoft-reverses-controversial-windows-10-nag-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:01:36 +0000 John Lister 9880 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9880/microsoft-reverses-controversial-windows-10-nag-screen#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Pays $10k After Windows 10 Breaks PC https://www.infopackets.com/news/9879/microsoft-pays-10k-after-windows-10-breaks-pc <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has agreed to pay $10,000 to a woman who says her computer was wrecked by an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade. The terms of the payment means there's no guarantee others in the same situation would prevail in court. Teri Goldstein says her computer automatically downloaded and attempted to install Windows 10 just days after it was released last July. If that's the case, that timeline certainly suggests some form of technical mistake as its only in recent months that Microsoft has stepped up its program of pushing the system out as an automatic update to many users. Broken ... (<a href="/news/9879/microsoft-pays-10k-after-windows-10-breaks-pc" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:38:36 +0000 John Lister 9879 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9879/microsoft-pays-10k-after-windows-10-breaks-pc#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Black Border on Laptop Display when Connecting HDMI to TV https://www.infopackets.com/news/9878/how-fix-black-border-laptop-display-when-connecting-hdmi-tv <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Jackie' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read the article you wrote about ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Border (Shrinking Screen) ' and have a similar question. I just upgraded to Windows 10; I have an HP laptop and have connected it to my big flat screen TV. The problem is that as soon as I plug in my HDMI cable to connect the HDTV to the laptop, the laptop displays black borders on the sides of the screen. How can I fix that? " My response: The reason you have black borders on the side of the screen whenever you connect your HDTV through the HDMI cable is because the ... (<a href="/news/9878/how-fix-black-border-laptop-display-when-connecting-hdmi-tv" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:07:16 +0000 Dennis Faas 9878 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9878/how-fix-black-border-laptop-display-when-connecting-hdmi-tv#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: 'Use the other installation disc that says 64-bit' Error https://www.infopackets.com/news/9877/how-fix-use-other-installation-disc-says-64-bit-error <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Tom M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10 that came with my computer. I decided I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 while I'm still logged into my Windows 10 desktop - this is possible if you run setup.exe form the disc, then select "Custom" during the installation procedure. I used the Media Creation Tool (from Microsoft) to download Windows 10 x64 10586, and I burned that to disc. However, when I try to run setup.exe from the disc, it gives me an error that says: 'Use the other installation disc that says 64-bit. When you insert it, Windows setup will ... (<a href="/news/9877/how-fix-use-other-installation-disc-says-64-bit-error" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:47:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9877 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9877/how-fix-use-other-installation-disc-says-64-bit-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Fake Tech Support Scam Gets New Twist https://www.infopackets.com/news/9876/fake-tech-support-scam-gets-new-twist <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A newly-publicized take on a long-running scam involves on-screen messages that falsely appear to be from a user's Internet service provider. It's a trick with a variety of ways to profit from the customer. For many years, scammers have been calling people on the telephone claiming to work for Microsoft or other computer companies, saying the person receiving the call has a virus. The scammer will then usually try to get the victim to pay for bogus tech support services. While most people realize it's a scam, the idea is to call enough people so that even a small percentage of ... (<a href="/news/9876/fake-tech-support-scam-gets-new-twist" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:31:42 +0000 John Lister 9876 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9876/fake-tech-support-scam-gets-new-twist#comments f1 Security GoToMyPC Remote Access Hit By Hackers https://www.infopackets.com/news/9875/gotomypc-remote-access-hit-hackers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Users of remote access tool GoToMyPC will need to reset their passwords as a security measure after an attack by hackers. Although creators Citrix describe it as a "very sophisticated" attack, it's simply another case of hackers targeting people who continue to re-use passwords on multiple sites. GoToMyPC is a tool that lets users remotely access their PC or Mac using another computer or mobile device. As with most such tools, the computer being remotely accessed must be switched on and connected to the Internet. The actual system that powers GoToMyPC, and its database of login ... (<a href="/news/9875/gotomypc-remote-access-hit-hackers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:44:15 +0000 John Lister 9875 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9875/gotomypc-remote-access-hit-hackers#comments f1 Security Microsoft claims Edge Browser 'Most Battery Efficient' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9874/microsoft-claims-edge-browser-most-battery-efficient <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft claims its Edge browser uses far less battery power on laptops than rivals such as Google Chrome. The claims come as it publishes details of further tweaks to the browser's power demands. To back up its claims, Microsoft has released the results of tests it carried out using its own Surface Book computer, along with data gathered remotely from Windows 10 computers. As with any such non-independent tests, it's always worth remembering that not only could the setup of the tests be designed in a way that favors Microsoft, but there's no way of knowing that Microsoft hasn ... (<a href="/news/9874/microsoft-claims-edge-browser-most-battery-efficient" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:47:24 +0000 John Lister 9874 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9874/microsoft-claims-edge-browser-most-battery-efficient#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9873/how-fix-increase-thumbnail-and-icon-size-windows-7-8-10 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Denise N. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your article on ' How to Fix: Increase Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7, 8, 10 '. I have a similar question. I recently purchased a new PC with Windows 10, and the monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080. The problem is that when I go to My Pictures folder, the picture thumbnails are too small and I have a hard time figuring out what is in the picture thumbnail preview. I have tried setting the icons to 'Large', which is a bit too small, but when I set it to 'Extra Large' it is way too big. How can I make the picture thumbnails in ... (<a href="/news/9873/how-fix-increase-thumbnail-and-icon-size-windows-7-8-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:11:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9873 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9873/how-fix-increase-thumbnail-and-icon-size-windows-7-8-10#comments f1 Windows Tips