http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en How to Selectively Disable USB Ports (Save Power) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9574/how-selectively-disable-usb-ports-save-power <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 C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your CryptoPrevent Review in regard to the CryptoLocker virus. Good job! You are so right with your comment 'If you do become infected [with CryptoLocker], the only 100% fail safe way to undo the damage is to restore your files from a backup -- but only if you backed up your files in the first place.' I have a question regarding my USB hard drive which I use for backups. Can you recommend a program that will allow me to disable and enable USB ports that my USB hard drive is plugged into, but still allow my USB keyboard, mouse and ... (<a href="/news/9574/how-selectively-disable-usb-ports-save-power" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:49:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 9574 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9574/how-selectively-disable-usb-ports-save-power#comments f1 Windows Tips Fix: Vueminder Pro won't Sync with Google Calendar http://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar <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 John C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Hope you are well. I have a calendar program called VueMinder Pro that I use on my Windows 8 PC. I also use Google Calendar on my smartphone, and VueMinder Pro syncs its information with Google Calendar so I can share information between devices. The syncing has worked great for a while, but lately VueMinder Pro keeps popping up with a window asking me for my Google account password. In other words, VueMinder Pro won't sync with Google Calendar. I have changed my Google password multiple times and disabled 2-step verification in my Google ... (<a href="/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:10:49 +0000 Dennis Faas 9573 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Unveils Own Cellphone Network http://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network <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 revealed the full details of its cellphone network. It will use a combination of space leased from existing cellphone firms, as well as WiFi hotspots to create the network. The service will be dubbed Project Fi. Initially it will only be available to users of Google's Nexus 6 phone, but that will only be used short term as an experiment. If all goes well, it's likely to be expanded to other Android phones. Project Fi Consists of WiFi, Sprint and T-Mobile Google will act as a mobile virtual network operator, meaning it leases space on existing networks. In this case, the leased ... (<a href="/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:30:15 +0000 John Lister 9572 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Could Be Out In July http://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july <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 key PC hardware firm has let slip that Windows 10 will be ready at the end of July. That may not be the date the public will get its hands on the new system, but suggests that Microsoft has taken additional steps towards the final launch date. The timeline revelation came in an investor conference call from AMD, one of the leading makers of computer processors. Chief executive officer and president Lisa Su made reference to the company's forecasts - particularly, when it will need to supply processors to computer makers with respect to Windows 10 launch date. "What we also are ... (<a href="/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:26:28 +0000 John Lister 9571 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july#comments f1 Microsoft US Wary About Ditching FM Radio http://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio <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">Norway has confirmed it will switch off FM radio signals in 2017, making it the first country to do so. United States officials say they are likely to let the switch to digital radio happen more gradually. Several countries, including the US, have already switched off analog TV signals, with consumers instead either using digital over-the-air services or switching entirely to cable and satellite. In the US, only a few low-power, very local analog broadcasts remain, and they are due to switch off by this September. Analog Radio Sets Still Widely Used The digital switchover for radio worldwide ... (<a href="/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:35:28 +0000 John Lister 9570 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio#comments f1 Technology CryptoPrevent Review: Does it Prevent CryptoLocker? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker <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 Tina M. writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding CryptoLocker , can you tell me if the software program CryptoPrevent can actually remove CryptoLocker and other ransomware infections? In other words, does CryptoPrevent actually work? Or is there a better way to prevent and remove CryptoLocker if I get infected? " My response: Similar to antivirus, CryptoPrevent is software that helps to prevent CryptoLocker and similar ransomware infections. It does not remove the infection if you become infected. If you do become infected, the only 100% fail safe way to undo the damage ... (<a href="/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:02:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9569 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: MSConfig Stopped Responding, Access Denied, Not Found http://www.infopackets.com/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-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 Craig D. writes: " Dear Dennis, In the past I've used the msconfig utility many times to clear items from the Windows Startup. However, recently I tried to run msconfig and Windows reports that msconfig has stopped responding and my PC freezes. This is very frustrating! Any ideas why my msconfig stopped working? " My response: This is a very common problem, though you didn't say which Windows operating system you're using. As such, I'll provide solutions for Window XP and onward because most likely other users are having the same problem. Here are ... (<a href="/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-not-found" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:31:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 9568 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-not-found#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Search Results 'Fixed', Faces $6.6B Fine http://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine <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 European Union has formally accused Google of breaching competition rules by favoring its own sites in search rankings . It's a big step towards a potential $6.6 billion fine. The case involves specialist websites that let users compare prices and availability for retail products or travel deals. The EU claims that Google is effectively rigging the search results because it owns many of the sites in the list, and therefore places them higher in the search results ranking. It says that the favored sites are listed higher than they 'deserve', rather than listing the sites based ... (<a href="/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:31:29 +0000 John Lister 9567 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine#comments f1 Google Controversy Rages Over ".Sucks" Domain Name http://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name <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 company that operates website addresses ending in ".sucks" has been accused of trying to exploit people worried about sites set up to attack them. However, nobody seems quite sure if it breaks any rules or who, if anyone, has the authority to do something about it. The controversy involves a major change to the way website registration works that took effect in 2012. Until then, all website addresses ended in one of a limited number of "top level domains" such as .com, .org, or country-specific domains such as .ca for Canada. Anyone Can Become an Administrator of a Top ... (<a href="/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:14:03 +0000 John Lister 9566 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name#comments f1 Internet Ransomware Hackers Hit Maine Police Central Server http://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server <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">Four police departments in Maine have paid $300 to cybercriminals after being hit by so-called " ransomware ". Officials say they weighed up their response and decided they had no real choice but to pay up. Ransomware is a form of malicious software which restricts access to certain parts of a computer it infects. Victims then see on-screen messages stating that a ransom must be paid to regain access . In most cases, cybersecurity experts warn against paying such ransoms for three reasons. Firstly, it may mean getting added to a "suckers list" that can be sold on to other ... (<a href="/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:31:50 +0000 John Lister 9565 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server#comments f1 Security How Much Space do I need for My Backups? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups <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 Eric H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your article on ' Why You Should Install KB3000850? ', in which you mentioned doing daily operating system backups. I have a question about disk images. I have used Norton Ghost (disk image backups) on my old Windows XP system many years ago and I stored my backups on a 250GB external drive. Now I have a 250GB Samsung Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) and a 2TB hard drive for my other data. My question is, how much space do I need for my backups? As I understand it, incremental backups will only copy over any changes that it finds are ... (<a href="/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:49:26 +0000 Dennis Faas 9564 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups#comments f1 Windows Tips Best way to Convert DOC to PDF? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf <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 T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a DOC to PDF (a portable document format file), and have downloaded a number of freeware DOC to PDF converters, but they don't seem to work properly. Either the PDF document format is messed up, or the program interface is far too complex or extremely outdated. Can you recommend a freeware DOC to PDF program for me to use? " My response: Out of curiosity, I did some searching online for various freeware PDF creator / freeware PDF converters, but came up empty handed as you did. Many of the programs I found simply didn't ... (<a href="/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:18:54 +0000 Dennis Faas 9563 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T Fined $25M for Offshore Customer Data Leak http://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak <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 will pay a $25 million fine after regulators held it responsible for thieves taking personal details of 280,000 customers. The breaches were said to have occurred around November 2013 and April 2014, with the FCC beginning its investigation around May of 2014. It's the biggest ever such fine in the communications industry. The stolen information included the customers' names, part or all of their social security numbers, and some details about their account. On its own, the data wouldn't be enough for criminals to immediately steal money from customer's bank accounts, but could ... (<a href="/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:23:10 +0000 John Lister 9562 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak#comments f1 Security Experiment Tracks Spread of 'Stolen Data' Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-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 security research firm says more than a thousand people accessed a dummy database of personal details that it released as an experiment, though that number is much likely higher. It says the would-be criminals acted far faster than most security breaches take to fix. The experiment was the work of BitGlass, a company that offers security services for cloud computing firms. The firm wanted to test how quickly a 'leaked' set of personal data would spread around the world; to do so, BitGlass made an Excel file that contained 1,568 sets of names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card ... (<a href="/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:51:11 +0000 John Lister 9561 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online#comments f1 Security Internet Explorer Replacement Gets Thumbs Up http://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs <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">More ambitious users of trial versions of Windows 10 have now got their hands on the replacement for Internet Explorer . The consensus is that it still needs work, but displays some impressive new features. The new browser is codenamed Spartan , though that may not be the final name. It will be the default browser in Windows 10, with Internet Explorer only available by going through the Accessories section of the Programs menu. Internet Explorer is only being included for the sake of compatibility with very old websites that use outdated technology. (Source: networkworld.com ) For the first ... (<a href="/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:15:52 +0000 John Lister 9560 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs#comments f1 Internet Why You Should Install KB3000850: Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained <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' writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your helpful site. I enjoy reading your advice and keeping up with the news. My question relates to the KB3000850 patch , which is a major update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems. It is a whopping 775 MB download; it first appeared as an 'optional' download, and then later as 'important'. I've tried installing KB3000850, but it has failed to install on 4 separate occasions. Googling KB3000850 gets into stuff way beyond my understanding, but one page by Woody Leonhard said not to install it . I ... (<a href="/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:23:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9559 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Best Mobile, Pocket-sized Computer and No Data Plan? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-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">Infopackets Reader Steve T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read yesterday's survey article entitled ' Are Smartphones a Vital Tool in 2015? ' and was intrigued with its findings. Personally, I don't own a smartphone because I cannot afford to pay for the data plans. I would like to know, is there a cheap mobile device that I can use that is similar in size to a smart phone, but doesn't use a mobile data plan? " My response: Yes. You can use a small sized tablet (around 8 inches or so) but it's not very mobile in the sense that won't fit very nicely in your pocket. As such, I think best choice ... (<a href="/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-plan" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:48:04 +0000 Dennis Faas 9558 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-plan#comments f1 Mobile Survey: Are Smartphones a Vital Tool in 2015? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015 <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-published study shows that the average person could manage without a smartphone for many common tasks. However, for a select group, smartphones are the only realistic option for accessing online services. The report comes from the Pew Research Center, which brought together several surveys, each of around 2,000 smartphone users. The results provide very differing meanings, depending on how they are viewed. (Source: pewinternet.org ) Most Tasks Achievable Without Phones On one hand, the study suggests smartphones are by no means vital for many everyday tasks. Participants were asked if ... (<a href="/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:19:23 +0000 John Lister 9557 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015#comments f1 Internet Amazon 'Buy' Buttons hit Bathrooms and Kitchens http://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens <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 launching a range of physical buttons to place around your home and press when you want to reorder an item for purchase. Despite the time of year, it insists the buttons are not an April Fool's Day joke. The buttons are called Amazon Dash. Each is linked to one of 18 retailers or brands, and you can get hold of buttons free of charge if you are a member of Amazon's Prime program, a subscription service that includes free shipping and online video access. (Source: forbes.com ) The buttons, which appear to be about the size of a USB memory stick, have adhesive stickers so you ... (<a href="/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:40:36 +0000 John Lister 9556 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens#comments f1 Technology Windows 10 Laptops Start At $149 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149 <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 reportedly planning to sell two new Windows 10 laptop models for as little as $149. It's seen as yet another attempt to combat the boom in low-cost machines such as Google's Chromebook. The report comes from Digitimes, an industry journal for the electronics business in Asia. It's usually reputable as it has sources from manufacturers of components for computers and other devices who naturally have advance notice of machines that are in the works. (Source: digitimes.com ) Both laptops will have 11.6 inch screens, which are very small for 'fully featured' ... (<a href="/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:43 +0000 John Lister 9555 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149#comments f1 Hardware How to Fix: 'Failure configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes' Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-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 Fred J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I had to reinstall Windows 8 on my machine, and I wanted to download the Windows 8.1 update afterward. But when I try, that I'm told I must have all the current Windows 8 updates installed. So, I looked at the updates for Windows 8 and there are over 150 of them. I requested that they all be downloaded and installed, and they did. However, when the installation and configuration starts, I get the message that there was a ' Failure Configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes ', and then Windows Update fails. Now I'm right back where I ... (<a href="/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-error" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:08:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9554 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Does Windows 10 require the CPU to support PAE? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae <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 Michael E. writes: " Dear Dennis, Do you know if Windows 10 (including Windows 10 Technical Preview) requires Physical Address Extension (PAE) support for the processor? " My response: That's an interesting question. The short answer is that yes, Windows 10 requires that your processor supports PAE. The good news is that the PAE feature has been available in most processors since 2003, so if your computer is 12 years old or newer, it's a safe bet that you don't have anything to worry about. Windows 8 and Windows 10 PAE Support In general, Windows 10 runs on all computers ... (<a href="/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:08:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9553 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae#comments f1 Windows Tips GM To Debut 'Teen Driver' Programmable Car http://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car <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">General Motors is releasing a car with a series of features designed to reassure parents that their children will drive safely. It also lets them access reports about driving activity. The 'Teen Driver' system will debut in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The system works by having multiple electronic key fobs: teens get their own set of keys which will automatically switch the system on when used. Teen Driver has two main elements. The first is monitoring, which allows the car owner to access a 'report card' about the activity while the teen was driving. This includes the total ... (<a href="/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:04:56 +0000 John Lister 9552 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car#comments f1 Technology Google to Eliminate Paper Bills using Gmail http://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail <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 is said to be planning a tool to let users receive bills via and email, then pay with a single click of a button - all without leaving their inbox. While it will be promoted as a service to benefit users, it could be part of a wider business move for Google. Leaked screenshots reveal the service is codenamed Pony Express, though it's unknown if that will be the real name if and when it launches. The current plan is to start the service in the final quarter of 2015. The plan isn't so much to replace existing electronic billing. Instead, Google is targeting companies which print ... (<a href="/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:23:28 +0000 John Lister 9551 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Upgrade For Pirates: Applies Worldwide http://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide <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">Last week Microsoft confirmed it will give users running pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 a free upgrade to Windows 10 . Now it's revealed that offer has a big restriction, one that may undermine the entire purpose of the move. Windows 10 Upgrade For All Applies Worldwide The initial announcement appeared as if the piracy offer would only apply to users in China. Since then, however, Microsoft has made some clarified two main points. One is that the offer will apply worldwide, and not just in China. The move was controversial enough in piracy-ridden China, and even more so in countries ... (<a href="/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:18:50 +0000 John Lister 9550 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide#comments f1 Piracy Spam Email: Can I block an entire Domain? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9548/spam-email-can-i-block-entire-domain <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 Michael E. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read your newsletter all the time; thanks for publishing. Question: is there a way to block an entire web domain from sending email to me? I use Microsoft Outlook. The reason I ask this is because I constantly receive spam email from numerous web domains which seem to exist for the purpose of sending spam emails only, and therefore deserve to be totally blocked. I would like to be able to fill in a domain name in Outlook, and then never see emails again from those web domains in my inbox. " My response: Unfortunately, blocking an entire ... (<a href="/news/9548/spam-email-can-i-block-entire-domain" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:43:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 9548 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9548/spam-email-can-i-block-entire-domain#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 8 Critical Service Failed (Blue Screen) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9547/how-fix-windows-8-critical-service-failed-blue-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">Infopackets Reader Anne F. writes: " Dear Dennis, After a Windows Update, my laptop rebooted and then displayed a blue screen of death (BSOD) with the error message CRITICAL SERVICE FAILED. After that, the computer reboots and goes into a continuous loop -- I am not able to get into Windows at all. I used various repair discs and managed to gotten rid of the CRITICAL SERVICE FAILED message, but now my computer boots into a black screen with the message No Operating System Found. When I use one of the downloaded repair disks, I see my C drive and Windows 8 is still on there, so I don't ... (<a href="/news/9547/how-fix-windows-8-critical-service-failed-blue-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:55:10 +0000 Dennis Faas 9547 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9547/how-fix-windows-8-critical-service-failed-blue-screen#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft: Pirates Can Get Windows 10 For Free http://www.infopackets.com/news/9546/microsoft-pirates-can-get-windows-10-free <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 offering Chinese users of pirated Windows software a free upgrade to Windows 10. It appears to be a case of profit over principle that may also have security benefits. Virtually all users of Windows 7 and 8.1 around the world will already qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released, something Microsoft now says will be "this summer." However, in most places that only applies to legitimate users. Things are very different in China, however, which has a combination of an increasingly wealthy tech-loving population and loose government policing of ... (<a href="/news/9546/microsoft-pirates-can-get-windows-10-free" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:53:58 +0000 John Lister 9546 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9546/microsoft-pirates-can-get-windows-10-free#comments f1 Piracy New Yahoo Login System Uses No Password http://www.infopackets.com/news/9545/new-yahoo-login-system-uses-no-password <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">Yahoo has introduced an option to log in without needing to remember a password. It requires a cellphone and may trade security for convenience. Under the new system, which is optional, users can choose not to use a standard passwords for future log-ins. Once activated, the system will mean a button appears on Yahoo's site when the user is ready to log in to the account. When the user clicks this button, Yahoo sends a one-time only, four character password to the user's cellphone. Once the user logs in, the password field becomes inactive. The process is then repeated the next time ... (<a href="/news/9545/new-yahoo-login-system-uses-no-password" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:39:14 +0000 John Lister 9545 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9545/new-yahoo-login-system-uses-no-password#comments f1 Security Facebook Updates Rules On Banned Content http://www.infopackets.com/news/9544/facebook-updates-rules-banned-content <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 has clarified its rules on what can and cannot be posted on the site. The changes are designed to bring more common sense, but critics say the rules still have inconsistencies. The decision to remove posts, photos or videos is based on a set of rules known as Facebook's community guidelines. In the past, the guidelines have come under heavy criticism for being either too vague and broad, often seeming to outlaw content many people would consider acceptable, or allow content widely considered unacceptable. Three years ago, leaked documents showed the instructions for previous ... (<a href="/news/9544/facebook-updates-rules-banned-content" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:06:26 +0000 John Lister 9544 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9544/facebook-updates-rules-banned-content#comments f1 Internet Windows CTRL Key Stuck? Desktop Icons are Huge? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9542/windows-ctrl-key-stuck-desktop-icons-are-huge <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 Bill T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm not sure what happened, but the other day I was using my computer and the icons on my desktop became sticky. I double clicked MS Word to launch it, but it wouldn't do anything. So I tried clicking on Foxit Reader, but both MS Word and Foxit Reader were selected and I couldn't open either one. To make things worse, now my desktop icons are gigantic and are taking up most of the space on my screen. I can't seem to figure out how to make the icons go back to the original size they were on the desktop. Any idea why this happened and how I can ... (<a href="/news/9542/windows-ctrl-key-stuck-desktop-icons-are-huge" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:33:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9542 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9542/windows-ctrl-key-stuck-desktop-icons-are-huge#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 8.1 'Change PC Settings' link won't work? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9541/windows-81-change-pc-settings-link-wont-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">Infopackets Reader Barry P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm running Windows 8.1. When I go to the Settings menu and then click on the 'Change PC Settings' link, nothing happens. It shows for a quick glimpse, but then disappears almost immediately after. I simply can't get into the PC Settings to make changes to my computer. Any ideas how to fix this problem? " My response: This is a very common problem that plagues Windows 8.1 users, especially those that upgraded from Windows 8 previously. Based on various posts I've read online, the same issue can result in a blank screen when the PC Settings ... (<a href="/news/9541/windows-81-change-pc-settings-link-wont-work" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:56:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9541 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9541/windows-81-change-pc-settings-link-wont-work#comments f1 Windows Tips Patch To Fix FREAK Bug is a Must-Install http://www.infopackets.com/news/9540/patch-fix-freak-bug-must-install <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 joined Apple and Google in releasing browser security updates to patch a bug dubbed FREAK. The bug could make it easier for hackers to decrypt data that intercept from website users. The vulnerability of FREAK doesn't allow hackers to see data in plain sight. Instead, it allows them to remotely change what's meant to be a secure website connection into an unsecure one, meaning that previously encrypted data would then travel without any encryption. To be of any use, a hacker would need to combine the FREAK exploit with another vulnerability that let them intercept data, ... (<a href="/news/9540/patch-fix-freak-bug-must-install" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:54:23 +0000 John Lister 9540 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9540/patch-fix-freak-bug-must-install#comments f1 Security Lawsuit: Gov't Net Surveillance Breaches Constitution http://www.infopackets.com/news/9539/lawsuit-govt-net-surveillance-breaches-constitution <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 US government is being sued by civil liberties groups who say the security services' collection of personal data online fundamentally breaches the constitution. At issue is the question of whether or not the government's interpretation of the law correctly allows for mass surveillance without probable cause about specific individuals. The lawsuit is led by the American Civil Liberties Union and is joined by at least nine other groups, including the organization that oversees Wikipedia. It makes the accusations against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of ... (<a href="/news/9539/lawsuit-govt-net-surveillance-breaches-constitution" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:32:34 +0000 John Lister 9539 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9539/lawsuit-govt-net-surveillance-breaches-constitution#comments f1 Government Apple Offers iPhone Data For Medical Research http://www.infopackets.com/news/9538/apple-offers-iphone-data-medical-research <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 making its technology available to medical researchers to conduct mass studies. Participation is entirely voluntary, and the company insists user privacy will be protected. The technology is called ResearchKit, and it's a set of tools available to researchers to make use of data gathered by smartphones that could relate to health and medicine. As well as collecting data from Apple products such as the iPhone, ResearchKit will be able to use data from fitness gadgets from other firms such as Fitbit. Using ResearchKit, researchers will be able to develop iPhone apps, even if they don ... (<a href="/news/9538/apple-offers-iphone-data-medical-research" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:15:02 +0000 John Lister 9538 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9538/apple-offers-iphone-data-medical-research#comments f1 Apple CCleaner Won't Update? Green Progress Bar Stalls http://www.infopackets.com/news/9537/ccleaner-wont-update-green-progress-bar-stalls <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 'Phil' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am using Windows 7 Home Edition and have been using CCleaner (crap cleaner) for a long time without any problem. However, I've been having difficulty with the last four updates to the program. Each update will download as usual, but the green installation progress bar stops after having moved about a quarter of an inch. It doesn't move any further, even if I leave the system on all day. Any ideas what might be causing it or how to resolve the issue? Your help would be most appreciated. " My response: Oftentimes if a program doesn't update ... (<a href="/news/9537/ccleaner-wont-update-green-progress-bar-stalls" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:38:11 +0000 Dennis Faas 9537 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9537/ccleaner-wont-update-green-progress-bar-stalls#comments f1 Windows Tips What happened to the Freeware Picks? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9536/what-happened-freeware-picks <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 been a subscriber for well over 4 years now, and lately something has been bugging me a lot ... The newsletter greeting for each newsletter states that you have two freeware programs in each newsletter, but there are almost no programs offered or mentioned anymore. What's going on? PS: Thank you for your time, and all your efforts! " My response: You're not the only one to ask this question. We don't have freeware picks any longer in the newsletter for two main reasons. The first is that since 2006, Brandon Dimmel ... (<a href="/news/9536/what-happened-freeware-picks" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:41:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 9536 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9536/what-happened-freeware-picks#comments f1 Announcements Supreme Court Could Rethink Online Sales Tax http://www.infopackets.com/news/9535/supreme-court-could-rethink-online-sales-tax <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 Supreme Court judge says its time to re-examine laws that make it difficult or impossible to impose sales tax on many online sales. The decision could mean some states start collecting the tax without waiting for the law to change. Justice Anthony Kennedy made the comments in a Supreme Court ruling on a case involving the way Colorado attempts to collect sales taxes from companies based outside the state that sell goods to Colorado residents. At issue is Colorado's policy that any firm which does not collect and pay such taxes must provide extensive paperwork anyway. The ruling itself ... (<a href="/news/9535/supreme-court-could-rethink-online-sales-tax" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:40 +0000 John Lister 9535 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9535/supreme-court-could-rethink-online-sales-tax#comments f1 Courts High Tech or Flop? Order Pizza Using Car Dashboard http://www.infopackets.com/news/9534/high-tech-or-flop-order-pizza-using-car-dashboard <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">Twenty years ago, ordering a pizza online was virtually unheard of, but in 1994, the first-ever online pizza transaction took place . The idea proved to be way ahead of its time, but eventually caught on and more restaurants followed suit. In recent years smartphone apps have been developed so that mobile users can order their favorite foods on the go. Flash forward to today, and now Domino's and Pizza Hut have both reached agreements to allow customers to place orders through unconventional means -- by using smart watches and dashboards on high-tech cars. Domino's is no stranger to ... (<a href="/news/9534/high-tech-or-flop-order-pizza-using-car-dashboard" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:52:45 +0000 John Lister 9534 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9534/high-tech-or-flop-order-pizza-using-car-dashboard#comments f1 Mobile Over 30? New Tinder Dating App Costs up to 4x More http://www.infopackets.com/news/9533/over-30-new-tinder-dating-app-costs-4x-more <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">Smartphone dating app maker Tinder, Inc. has sparked controversy after announcing it would start charging based on age for its newly revised premium services. Users in the US will have to pay $9.99 a month if they are under 30 years old, and $19.99 if they are 30 or older. In the UK, the price difference in age for the same service is almost quadrupled. The move has not only outraged older customers, but ignited accusations of cynicism with the suggestion the people behind the app want to make it full of younger, and theoretically more attractive, singletons. How Tinder Works Tinder is a ... (<a href="/news/9533/over-30-new-tinder-dating-app-costs-4x-more" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:22 +0000 John Lister 9533 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9533/over-30-new-tinder-dating-app-costs-4x-more#comments f1 Mobile How to Restore Default Windows Fonts? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9532/how-restore-default-windows-fonts <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 Vlad M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm using a laptop that I've had for several years, during which time I've accumulated a sizable number of fonts in the c:\windows\fonts directory. Some of the fonts I chose to install, some came pre-bundled with programs, and some came from previous versions of Windows when I upgraded (I am now using Windows 7 Ultimate). Question: how can I determine which fonts are necessary for Windows to run properly, and which I can uninstall to reduce load time and clutter? Thanks! " My response: There isn't a clear-cut way to do this in Windows, and ... (<a href="/news/9532/how-restore-default-windows-fonts" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:19:20 +0000 Dennis Faas 9532 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9532/how-restore-default-windows-fonts#comments f1 Windows Tips Web Pages Load Slow, but I have Fast Internet. Why? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9531/web-pages-load-slow-i-have-fast-internet-why <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 Paul H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded my Internet connection speed through my Internet Service Provider, and I now have 60MB broadband service. As I expected, I have really fast downloads and web pages load lightening fast. However, some websites are considerably slower than I would expect, even slower than before the upgrade. Any ideas why that might be? " My Response: There are many reasons why some pages don't load as fast as others, even if you upgraded your broadband. The most important point to understand is that even though you have a fast ... (<a href="/news/9531/web-pages-load-slow-i-have-fast-internet-why" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 9531 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9531/web-pages-load-slow-i-have-fast-internet-why#comments f1 Windows Tips Report: Only 37.9 Percent of World Population Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/9530/report-only-379-percent-world-population-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 recent article published by Facebook suggests that less than 40 percent of the world's population has an Internet connection. While that figure continues to increase each year, the rate of growth has now slowed for four consecutive years. The figure combines data from multiple sources around the world, plus Facebook's own activity logs. The data suggest that as of December 2014, approximately 37.9 percent of people in the world use the Internet, even if that involves going online as little as once a year. In 2010, the number of people using the Internet grew by 14.7 percent year on ... (<a href="/news/9530/report-only-379-percent-world-population-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:16 +0000 John Lister 9530 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9530/report-only-379-percent-world-population-online#comments f1 Internet Google to Block and Ban Sites With Risky Downloads http://www.infopackets.com/news/9529/google-block-and-ban-sites-risky-downloads <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 added a new measure to protect users from visiting risky websites. It's now going to warn users about bogus downloads, even before they go to the website concerned. The changes will affect Google Search, users of the Chrome browser, and advertisements provided by Google to third-party websites. Safe Browsing Warnings Extended to Chrome Google's Chrome browser will now contain special warning messages built into the web browser. The warnings are part of Google's Safe Browsing Service , which is also available as a third party API (application program interface). Parts of the ... (<a href="/news/9529/google-block-and-ban-sites-risky-downloads" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:56:39 +0000 John Lister 9529 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9529/google-block-and-ban-sites-risky-downloads#comments f1 Security Lenovo, Superfish Spyware Prompts Class Action Suit http://www.infopackets.com/news/9528/lenovo-superfish-spyware-prompts-class-action-suit <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">PC manufacturer Lenovo may have to defend a class action lawsuit after it reportedly sold notebook computers that contained unwanted adware. The lawsuit follows the revelation that the adware had the potential to spy on users. The case involves a piece of software called Superfish. It was designed to look at images users were viewing online, identify items, find websites selling the item at a cheap price, and display an offer in a pop-up window. The software came pre-installed on some Lenovo notebook PCs and integrated with multiple browsers. Superfish came under several different categories ... (<a href="/news/9528/lenovo-superfish-spyware-prompts-class-action-suit" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:02:01 +0000 John Lister 9528 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9528/lenovo-superfish-spyware-prompts-class-action-suit#comments f1 Security How can a Hacker Access my Router and Network? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9527/how-can-hacker-access-my-router-and-network <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 Dean S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've read that most WiFi routers use weak passwords (example: admin / admin), or none by default. I understand that for security reasons, the router administrator user and password should be set to prevent outsiders / hackers from logging into the router and changing the WiFi settings. On my own router I am connected to it via cable, and can connect by WiFi if I login with the password set for WPA2 security. What I have not been able to understand is how does the hacker connect to the router, and how can they adjust my WiFi settings ... (<a href="/news/9527/how-can-hacker-access-my-router-and-network" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:42:51 +0000 Dennis Faas 9527 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9527/how-can-hacker-access-my-router-and-network#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Audacity 2.0.6', and 'PDFCreator 2.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9499/audacity-206-and-pdfcreator-20 <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">Audacity 2.0.6 Audacity is a sound editor with many features. If you need to edit a sound clip or convert it to another format, this program is an excellent choice. http://sourceforge.net/ PDFCreator 2.0 PDFCreator can convert any document to .PDF format. It works by creating a virtual PDF printer on your computer; when you need to convert a document to PDF, simply "print" the document to the virtual PDF printer and it will then ask you where to save the file. http://sourceforge.net ... (<a href="/news/9499/audacity-206-and-pdfcreator-20" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:37:13 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9499 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9499/audacity-206-and-pdfcreator-20#comments Freeware UDF vs ISO: Why won't my CD-RW work in Another PC? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9526/udf-vs-iso-why-wont-my-cd-rw-work-another-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">Infopackets Reader Philip S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I use Windows XP and I often write my data to CD-RW (CD rewritable) discs. The problem is that some computers won't read the discs that I've created, whereas others will. I'm pretty sure the problem has to do with the format I'm using when I create the disc, but I'm not sure how to tweak the settings so that the discs are compatible on all computers. I am currently using Windows XP and Explorer to write the discs, using UDF format. Any ideas? " My response: You're correct -- the problem is with the UDF disc format and / or the way that you ... (<a href="/news/9526/udf-vs-iso-why-wont-my-cd-rw-work-another-pc" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:32:28 +0000 Dennis Faas 9526 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9526/udf-vs-iso-why-wont-my-cd-rw-work-another-pc#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 to Widely Support Fingerprint, Key Logins http://www.infopackets.com/news/9525/windows-10-widely-support-fingerprint-key-logins <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">Windows 10 will support a key standard for security measures designed as an alternative to the traditional password. It could make it easier to use methods such as fingerprint recognition or a "key-like" USB stick. Microsoft has confirmed the operating system will support the Fast Identity Online (Fido) standards. That's an industry-wide specification supported by tech firms such as BlackBerry and Google and financial firms such as PayPal, Discover and Visa. (Source: windows.com ) Fido isn't specific to any one device, but rather is a specification about the way computers ... (<a href="/news/9525/windows-10-widely-support-fingerprint-key-logins" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:50:33 +0000 John Lister 9525 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9525/windows-10-widely-support-fingerprint-key-logins#comments f1 Security 'IOBit Uninstaller 4.2.6.1', and 'Everything Search Engine 1.3.4.686' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9518/iobit-uninstaller-4261-and-everything-search-engine-134686 <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">IOBit Uninstaller 4.2.6.1 IOBit Uninstaller helps to remove programs from the system. It also does a deep scan for leftover files, including folders and registry entries. http://www.iobit.com Everything Search Engine 1.3.4.686 Everything Search Engine is similar to Windows Search, but runs with significantly less overhead. It can locate files and folders by name the moment the program is launched. It's small, free, and easy to use. http://www.voidtools.com (<a href="/news/9518/iobit-uninstaller-4261-and-everything-search-engine-134686" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:14:07 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9518 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9518/iobit-uninstaller-4261-and-everything-search-engine-134686#comments Freeware Microsoft Cloud Gets Data Privacy Promise http://www.infopackets.com/news/9523/microsoft-cloud-gets-data-privacy-promise <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 signed up to an international standard for protecting customer privacy with online data. Among other measures, Microsoft promises to tell customers when the government demands access to their data. The company has followed ISO standard number 27018, which are guidelines set forth by the International Organization for Standardization. It's an attempt to set internationally recognized rules and regulations for the way "personally identifiable information" is handled in cloud services, and where data is stored or processed online rather than on the user's own computer ... (<a href="/news/9523/microsoft-cloud-gets-data-privacy-promise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:05:19 +0000 John Lister 9523 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9523/microsoft-cloud-gets-data-privacy-promise#comments f1 Security Report: NSA Hacked Hard Drive Firmware for Spying http://www.infopackets.com/news/9522/report-nsa-hacked-hard-drive-firmware-spying <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 US government has been accused of embedding spyware directly onto hard drives using secret manufacturer information. Russian security software manufacturer Kaspersky Lab made the claims, and stem from its efforts to find and eliminate malicious software. Kaspersky says officials appear to have only used the spyware to target specific, foreign-based individuals. Kaspersky says that the spyware is part of an operation controlled by the National Security Agency (NSA) , under the name Equation Group. It claims the NSA figured out how to put spying software in the firmware of hard drives made ... (<a href="/news/9522/report-nsa-hacked-hard-drive-firmware-spying" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:23:07 +0000 John Lister 9522 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9522/report-nsa-hacked-hard-drive-firmware-spying#comments f1 Security 'Picasa Photo Organizer 3.9.0.138.151', and 'Jarte 5.3' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9517/picasa-photo-organizer-390138151-and-jarte-53 <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">Picasa Photo Organizer 3.9.0.138.151 As the name suggests, Picasa Photo Organizer helps to organize photos. It can create albums, screen savers, slide shows and even edit photos. http://picasa.google.com Jarte 5.3 Jarte is a free word processor. It's based on WordPad already built into Windows; it's fast, and easy to use and has many extra features not already present in WordPad. It's small, portable, and even has touch-enabled features. http://www.jarte.com (<a href="/news/9517/picasa-photo-organizer-390138151-and-jarte-53" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:43:04 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9517 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9517/picasa-photo-organizer-390138151-and-jarte-53#comments Freeware Reset Admin Password (Windows Vista)? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9521/reset-admin-password-windows-vista <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 Steve W. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your articles on how to reset the admin password in Windows XP , and Windows 7 and 8 . I have a friend who is locked out of his Windows Vista machine and was wondering if the instructions for resetting the admin password are similar? If not can you tell me how to reset a user account password for Windows Vista? " My Response: Resetting an admin or user password for Windows Vista uses similar methods previously discussed. Note that if you can login as the "Administrator" user, you can also use this account to reset any user password ... (<a href="/news/9521/reset-admin-password-windows-vista" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:36:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9521 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9521/reset-admin-password-windows-vista#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Recuva 1.24.1063', and 'Ninite' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9489/recuva-1241063-and-ninite <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">Recuva - Data Recovery Utility 1.24.1063 Recuva data recovery is a freeware program that helps to recover files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. http://www.piriform.com Ninite Ninite is a freeware program that allows you to download other popular freeware programs using an simple checkbox interface. It's a great utility to have if you do a lot of Windows installs and like to bundle a number of freeware programs on the computer. http://www.ninite.com ... (<a href="/news/9489/recuva-1241063-and-ninite" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:44:52 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9489 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9489/recuva-1241063-and-ninite#comments Freeware Reset Admin Password (Windows XP)? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9520/reset-admin-password-windows-xp <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 Bill F. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your article on how to reset the admin password for Windows 7 and 8 . I have an old Windows XP machine and can't login because I lost my password. Do you have similar steps on how to reset the admin password for Windows XP? " My response: The steps to reset the administrator password for Windows XP is different than what what was previously described in the article for Windows 7 and 8. Note that if you can login as the "Administrator" user, you can also use this account to reset any user password on the system. So, the steps below ... (<a href="/news/9520/reset-admin-password-windows-xp" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:39:16 +0000 Dennis Faas 9520 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9520/reset-admin-password-windows-xp#comments f1 Windows Tips '7-Zip 9.2.0', and 'PeaZip 5.5.3' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9516/7-zip-920-and-peazip-553 <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">7-Zip 9.2.0 Need to open .ZIP files? 7-Zip is free, simple, portable and easy to use. http://7-zip.org/ PeaZip 5.5.3 PeaZip is another program for creating and extracting .ZIP files. It's open source and has a ton of additional options if you want lots of control over .ZIP archive files. http://sourceforge.net/ (<a href="/news/9516/7-zip-920-and-peazip-553" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:41:33 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9516 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9516/7-zip-920-and-peazip-553#comments Freeware How to Find Download? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9519/how-find-download <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 'wb7wvo' writes: " Dear Dennis, How do I find a program I just downloaded? I tried the Windows Search feature, but it doesn't seem to be able to find it. I recently downloaded a ham radio program to my desktop, but it never showed up. I downloaded it again, but the same thing happened. I can't seem to find my downloads ever since I upgraded to the latest release of Firefox. I feel like I goofed up somehow, but for the life of me I can't find the program I just downloaded. Any suggestions? " My response: If the file downloaded successfully, it should be in your Download ... (<a href="/news/9519/how-find-download" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:06:05 +0000 Dennis Faas 9519 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9519/how-find-download#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Notepad 2 4.2.25', and 'HealthMonitor 3.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9501/notepad-2-4225-and-healthmonitor-31 <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">Notepad2 4.2.25 Notepad2 is Windows Notepad on steroids, that adds a few features: multiple documents; line, word, and character counts; and some highlighting of tags. http://www.flos-freeware.ch HealthMonitor 3.1 HealthMonitor enables you to keep an eye on the health of your computer. It identifies slowdowns and other system issues. For example, it gives a popup if your system memory gets to a certain level, or if your hard drive has only 10 GB free. http://sourceforge.net (<a href="/news/9501/notepad-2-4225-and-healthmonitor-31" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:30:01 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9501 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9501/notepad-2-4225-and-healthmonitor-31#comments Freeware Chinese Hackers Infect Forbes, Spy on Visitors http://www.infopackets.com/news/9514/chinese-hackers-infect-forbes-spy-visitors <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">Chinese spies have reportedly infected the Forbes website in order to steal data from staff at defense and finance organizations. The attack is unlike most attacks on large websites, as the motive was for intelligence, rather than profit. The Forbes website attack reportedly took place in November 2014, with the security gap plugged by approximately three days later. To propagate the attack, hackers replaced a legitimate file on the web server used for the "Thought of the Day" feature, which appeared on every page of the Forbes website. The malicious file was then automatically ... (<a href="/news/9514/chinese-hackers-infect-forbes-spy-visitors" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:08:37 +0000 John Lister 9514 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9514/chinese-hackers-infect-forbes-spy-visitors#comments f1 Security Samsung Smart TV Listens; Data Shared 'Third Party' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9513/samsung-smart-tv-listens-data-shared-third-party <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">Samsung has caused outrage after careful examination of its Smart TV terms and conditions suggest it might listen in on conversations and then pass on details to a data collection agency. The company insists any chat that the television does overhear would be treated with the utmost confidence. The controversy involves Samsung's range of televisions that include an Internet connection for features, such as online video access. Some models also include the ability for users to control the television using voice commands, rather than by remote control. Samsung says it may transmit the audio ... (<a href="/news/9513/samsung-smart-tv-listens-data-shared-third-party" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:18:40 +0000 John Lister 9513 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9513/samsung-smart-tv-listens-data-shared-third-party#comments f1 Technology Windows 10: Can I Upgrade or do I need a Clean Install? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9512/windows-10-can-i-upgrade-or-do-i-need-clean-install <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 'controlbob' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an HP laptop running Windows Vista and I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 using an OEM install disc. Do you know if the OEM Windows 7 will be approved for the free Windows 10 upgrade when it becomes available? Are the hardware requirements for the Windows 10 similar to Windows 7? Can I upgrade / migrate to Windows 10, or do I need to do a clean install? " My Response: The short answer is that yes, you can get the free upgrade to Windows 10 if you currently have Windows 7 or 8.1 installed -- providing you claim the free upgrade within ... (<a href="/news/9512/windows-10-can-i-upgrade-or-do-i-need-clean-install" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:59:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 9512 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9512/windows-10-can-i-upgrade-or-do-i-need-clean-install#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Abbiword 3.0.1', and 'OpenOffice 4.1.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9496/abbiword-301-and-openoffice-411 <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">Abiword 3.0.1 AbiWord is a replacement for MS Word. It is lightweight (meaning it runs quickly) and includes every feature used regularly in a word processor. It can save files in formats that you can exchange with Word and WordPerfect, plus open any of their files, as well. http://www.abisource.com/ OpenOffice 4.1.1 OpenOffice includes effective replacements for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and workable replacements for Access and other Office elements. It supports file formats for multiple office suites in every element. http://www.openoffice.org/ (<a href="/news/9496/abbiword-301-and-openoffice-411" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:18:34 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9496 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9496/abbiword-301-and-openoffice-411#comments Freeware Computer Freezes After Sleep? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9511/computer-freezes-after-sleep <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 'Gloria' writes: " Dear Dennis, My laptop is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity, but always freezes after it wakes up. When I press the power button to resume from sleep, the screen turns on but the laptop freezes and I can't input anything while I wait for it to wake up. This goes on for some time. At this point I usually power it off completely, then restart it with a cold boot because I hate waiting. How can I fix my laptop's sleep so it wakes up faster and so it doesn't always hang? " My Response: I don't recommend powering off your laptop to circumvent the ... (<a href="/news/9511/computer-freezes-after-sleep" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:16:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 9511 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9511/computer-freezes-after-sleep#comments f1 Windows Tips Government To Enforce 'Net Neutrality' Principle http://www.infopackets.com/news/9510/government-enforce-net-neutrality-principle <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">Should websites like Netflix pay extra fees to deliver their Internet-based services to the public? The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says no. Tom Wheeler says that broadband should be treated like a utility, such as phone services; in doing so, it will help to protect Internet freedoms. Critics, however, suggest that such a plan would be unworkable. Tom Wheeler's announcement has to do with the principle of net neutrality . That's the idea where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all Internet traffic (except for illegal content) equally. In other ... (<a href="/news/9510/government-enforce-net-neutrality-principle" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:11:41 +0000 John Lister 9510 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9510/government-enforce-net-neutrality-principle#comments f1 Government 'Freemind 4.0.1', and 'Arcade Classic Arcade Pack 5.10' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9500/freemind-401-and-arcade-classic-arcade-pack-510 <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">Freemind 4.0.1 Freemind is a mind mapping software program. In essence, it enables you to brainstorm and link together ideas quickly, creating graphical maps of concepts similar to what you might do on a whiteboard. it is incredibly useful when putting together ideas for new posts or planning small projects or assembling the backbone of a writing project. http://freemind.sourceforge.net/ Arcade Classic Arcade Pack 5.10 Arcade Classic Arcade Pack includes nine classic arcade games: Asteroids, PacMan, Frogger, Hexxagon, Pong, Snake, Space Invaders, Tetris, and Tic Tac Toe. http://www.majorgeeks ... (<a href="/news/9500/freemind-401-and-arcade-classic-arcade-pack-510" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:45:28 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9500 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9500/freemind-401-and-arcade-classic-arcade-pack-510#comments Freeware New Wi-Fi Router Promises Entire Home Coverage http://www.infopackets.com/news/9509/new-wi-fi-router-promises-entire-home-coverage <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 makers of a new wireless router system claim it will offer guaranteed high-speed Wi-Fi connections throughout large homes. But at a minimum of $299 to take advantage, it's a costly solution. The Eero system is aimed at people who have an Internet connection and wireless router but struggle to get a good signal -- or any signal -- throughout their entire home. Wi-Fi signals can be weakened by structural issues such as in multi-storey houses, or by interference from wireless networks run by neighbors. The makers say this will become an increasingly frustrating problem as people make ... (<a href="/news/9509/new-wi-fi-router-promises-entire-home-coverage" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:25:19 +0000 John Lister 9509 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9509/new-wi-fi-router-promises-entire-home-coverage#comments f1 IT $35 Bare-Bones PC Will Run Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9508/35-bare-bones-pc-will-run-windows-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">A credit-card sized PC costing just $35 will be able to run a dedicated version of Windows 10. It's by no means a practical choice for most users, but is a sign that Microsoft is continuing to make its flagship operating system sleeker and more efficient. The computer in question is the Raspberry Pi 2. It's the latest in a series of devices originally designed to make computers cheap enough that schools can buy them in bulk in order to teach children coding and programming skills. In terms of hardware specifications, there's nothing glamorous about the Raspberry Pi. It doesn't ... (<a href="/news/9508/35-bare-bones-pc-will-run-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:41:53 +0000 John Lister 9508 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9508/35-bare-bones-pc-will-run-windows-10#comments f1 Microsoft 'Workrave 1.10.1', and 'GanttPV 0.12j' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9502/workrave-1101-and-ganttpv-012j <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">Workrave 1.10.1 Do your wrists get sore from too much repetitive movement while typing that long document? Workrave is a freeware program that locks down the computer for a while, thereby preventing repetitive stress injury. http://www.workrave.org/ GanttPV 0.12j GanttPV is project scheduling software which aids in project management by helping to manage tasks. If you use Microsoft Project, you can also export from GanttPV to Project at a later time if desired. http://www.pureviolet.net (<a href="/news/9502/workrave-1101-and-ganttpv-012j" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:10:14 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9502 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9502/workrave-1101-and-ganttpv-012j#comments Freeware Can CryptoLocker Infect Shared Drives, Files, PCs? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9507/can-cryptolocker-infect-shared-drives-files-pcs <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 Michael C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a USB drive attached to my router. This drive is shared by several computers through the router on my home private network. My question is: if one of my computers became infected by a file locking virus such as CryptoLocker , would the network drive or the connected computers become infected or encrypted? If so, is there a way to prevent this? " My Response: It is possible for a virus to self replicate and infect other computers on the network, but that depends on the type of virus. At the time of writing, CryptoLocker is not a self ... (<a href="/news/9507/can-cryptolocker-infect-shared-drives-files-pcs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:58:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 9507 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9507/can-cryptolocker-infect-shared-drives-files-pcs#comments f1 Windows Tips 'GIMP Shop 9.20', and 'Juice Receiver 2.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9497/gimp-shop-920-and-juice-receiver-20 <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">GIMP Shop 2.0 GIMP Shop is an image editor and operates similar to Adobe Photoshop. It’s very richly featured and runs quite well, producing a quality result. www.gimpshop.net/ Juice Receiver 2.0 Juice lets you effortlessly subscribe to podcasts, organize them, and listen to them at your convenience. In conjunction with PodNova, it's easier to use Juice to organize podcasts than using iTunes itself. juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ ... (<a href="/news/9497/gimp-shop-920-and-juice-receiver-20" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:43:11 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9497 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9497/gimp-shop-920-and-juice-receiver-20#comments Freeware Best way to Upgrade Vista to Windows 7? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9505/best-way-upgrade-vista-windows-7 <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 'placeyourbet777' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, as my computer is getting very slow and outdated. Is it possible for me to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 and make it work using 64-bit? Thanks in advance. " My response: The simple answer is that, yes, you can upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. However, there are some conditions, as well as things to consider before you make the leap, namely: 1. The upgrade path must be valid 2. The 32-bit or 64-bit ... (<a href="/news/9505/best-way-upgrade-vista-windows-7" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:40:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9505 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9505/best-way-upgrade-vista-windows-7#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 Now Available http://www.infopackets.com/news/9504/windows-10-technical-preview-2-now-available <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">With Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 now available, tech-heads are noticing a common theme: it seems to be a compromise between the 'traditional' format seen in Windows 7 and earlier, and the radical revamp that came with Windows 8. Start Menu Returns With a Difference Perhaps the most widely talked about feature -- still -- is the new Start menu. It displays the traditional view of programs on the left, while displaying live tile icons on the right. Users can control how much space the live tiles take up and can even resize it to full-screen mode, effectively replicating the main ... (<a href="/news/9504/windows-10-technical-preview-2-now-available" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:40:42 +0000 John Lister 9504 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9504/windows-10-technical-preview-2-now-available#comments f1 Microsoft FTC: Smart Gadgets a Huge Security Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/9503/ftc-smart-gadgets-huge-security-risk <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 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned that the boom in Internet-connected home gadgets could increase security risks significantly. It's put together consumer advice and says it will work on applying the law to this new area of tech. The FTC has published a report on the " Internet of Things ". That's something of a vague term, but the commission defines it as any physical object that can connect to the Internet. Today, the Internet of Things doesn't simply apply to computer and smart phones -- it also applies to billions of other objects, including cameras, home ... (<a href="/news/9503/ftc-smart-gadgets-huge-security-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:08 +0000 John Lister 9503 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9503/ftc-smart-gadgets-huge-security-risk#comments f1 Security Financial Regulators May Oversee Bitcoin http://www.infopackets.com/news/9495/financial-regulators-may-oversee-bitcoin <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">Two Facebook millionaires want US officials to regulate an exchange for buying and selling the controversial "cryptocurrency" Bitcoin. The move follows a scandal when the largest such exchange in Japan went out of business . The Bitcoin currency isn't issued by any government or backed by any assets. Instead, each new unit of the currency is created when a computer successfully solves what's effectively a puzzle designed to slowly increase the amount of Bitcoins in circulation. Every time one user pays a Bitcoin to another, a publicly available ledger of transactions is ... (<a href="/news/9495/financial-regulators-may-oversee-bitcoin" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:34:38 +0000 John Lister 9495 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9495/financial-regulators-may-oversee-bitcoin#comments f1 Technology Computer takes Too Long to Start? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9494/computer-takes-too-long-start <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 'TNStumbler' writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm running Windows 7 Pro and my computer takes too long to start -- upwards of 85 seconds or so. I am running Malware Bytes Pro (paid version) and it has not found any malware. So, it must be that too many programs are being loaded during boot. Which programs can I remove from my startup? " My Response: There are plenty of utilities out there that can help you remove items from the startup. I personally prefer to use msconfig because it's already part of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's very simple to use, though figuring ... (<a href="/news/9494/computer-takes-too-long-start" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:55:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9494 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9494/computer-takes-too-long-start#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Greenshot 1.2.4.9', and 'MxNitro 1.0.0.2' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002 <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">Greenshot 1.2.4.9 Greenshot is a completely free and really useful screenshot capture tool. It allows you to easily annotate, highlight, or hide parts of a screenshot once one is taken. You can also export your screenshots to email, Microsoft Office, or photo sites like Picasa or Flickr. http://getgreenshot.org/ MxNitro 1.0.0.2 If you're looking for a unique alternative to popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari, give MxNitro a try. It's built with performance in mind, meaning it's quick to start up and even quicker to load web pages. http://usa.maxthon.com ... (<a href="/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:07:07 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9464 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002#comments Freeware WLDCore.dll missing; Windows Live Mail won't Start? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start <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 'biggrampa' writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding Windows Live Essentials: I have an error message stating that wldcore.dll missing or not found. I have tried to reinstall Windows Live Essentials but it says it is already there, and I have latest version. I have also tried uninstalling using revo uninstaller, but it says that the program cannot be found. When I try to run Windows Live Mail, it says wldcore.dll missing. Any ideas? " My Response: Most likely a Windows Registry setting is corrupt and pointing to an invalid location of the wldcore.dll file. To fix the error, you can ... (<a href="/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 9488 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start#comments f1 Windows Tips It's Official: Windows 10 Free For Many Users http://www.infopackets.com/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users <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">It's official: Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be free of charge -- but the offer comes with limitations and caveats. The free upgrade offer is part of what could be the biggest change to the Windows business model, ever. Microsoft's comments at a launch event this week have been interpreted by some analysts as meaning Windows 10 may also be the last major release of the operating system. Instead, Windows may receive more frequent, but less substantial updates in the future. The Windows 10 free upgrade deal will only apply to consumer versions of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) and Windows ... (<a href="/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:35:51 +0000 John Lister 9487 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users#comments f1 Microsoft 'Easy Photo Resize 1.5.3.42', and 'MarkdownPad 2.5' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25 <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">Easy Photo Resize 1.5.3.42 As the name suggests, Easy Photo Resize is designed to help you resize your favorite digital images. It's really handy for resizing many different images at once in an effort to save space on your hard drive (by eliminating unnecessarily large image files). https://minidatatools.com/ MarkdownPad 2.5 MarkdownPad is a feature-rich markdown editor for Microsoft's Windows operating system. It allows users to instantly see their changes with a handy LivePreview feature. MarkdownPad also offers a number of different fonts, color schemes, and layouts. http:// ... (<a href="/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:05:09 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9465 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25#comments Freeware Facebook Adds Option To Report Bogus News http://www.infopackets.com/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news <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 implement a new feature to help cut down on the number of fake news stories that appear on the site, but says 'genuine parodies' will be unaffected. The report system won't lead to stories being removed from Facebook altogether; instead, it will make them less likely to appear on user newsfeeds. Links to news stories are becoming increasingly important on Facebook. A 2014 study by the Pew Research Center found that 30 percent of Americans say they get some of their daily news from Facebook, which is more than three times the figure for any other site. (Source: pewresearch. ... (<a href="/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:03:04 +0000 John Lister 9485 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news#comments f1 Internet Free Windows 10? PCs Could See Big Price Drop http://www.infopackets.com/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop <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">Early last year, Microsoft released a free version of Windows for manufacturers that produced tablet computers with screen sizes smaller than nine inches. Known as "Windows 8.1 with Bing," the forecast was to make a big difference to the economics for manufacturers weighing up which operating system to use on its devices. Analysts are now speculating whether Microsoft will do the same with Windows 10 and, if so, whether the offer will apply on traditional PCs. It also raises the possibility that Microsoft could face accusations of unfair behavior in promoting its search engine . ... (<a href="/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:40:47 +0000 John Lister 9484 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop#comments f1 Microsoft Reset Admin Password (Windows Vista, 7 and 8)? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9483/reset-admin-password-windows-vista-7-and-8 <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 'ltb223' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Windows 7 Pro computer which I haven't used for a long time. Now I want to use it, but I cannot remember my password. It has only one user account, so I believe I need to reset the admin password. Is there anyway to recover the lost password or am I stuck with reinstalling Windows and losing all previous data and programs? " My response: It's possible to reset the admin password, or any user password using a special password reset 'trick'. It involves replacing the 'Ease of Access' program at ... (<a href="/news/9483/reset-admin-password-windows-vista-7-and-8" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:08:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9483 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9483/reset-admin-password-windows-vista-7-and-8#comments f1 Windows Tips