http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en How to Fix: Reset Outlook, Start Over (New Install) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 J. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your article on ' cannot start outlook, cannot open window '. I have a similar problem. I recently had to format my machine and reinstall Windows 10, then reinstall Office 365. I'm now at the part where I want to set up my email account with Outlook, but I've made a huge mistake during the setup: I told Outlook that my email address is associated with a Microsoft Exchange server instead of IMAP. Now I can't undo the changes! Here's what's happening: when I try to launch Outlook, it keeps asking for my login credentials repeatedly ... (<a href="/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:03:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 10848 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Organize Downloads by Extension (Chrome) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 Readers Sam G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and was wondering if you can help me. Whenever I download a specific file type, I want it to save to a particular folder. For example, I have a Usenet account and I use it to download files off of Usenet servers. I want my Usenet .NZB files (similar to .torrent files) saved to S:\NZB instead of my default download folder, because I use my .NZBs files on another machine. When I use Firefox to download .nzb files, it remembers that I always want to save to S:\NZB, but all my other downloads go to my ... (<a href="/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:04:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 10846 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Makes Bold Chrome Claims http://www.infopackets.com/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google says its latest browser update is "the largest gain in Chrome performance in years." It claims the browser will now be significantly faster, drain less battery and be more useful. Unlike many software updates, the majority of the changes in the latest version of Chrome are behind the scenes and affect performance rather than add new features. For example, Chrome will now devote more resources to "active tabs" (the ones that have most recently been used) rather than give the same attention to every open tab. It says on average this will reduce CPU usage by "five times" and add an extra ... (<a href="/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:52:50 +0000 John Lister 10845 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims#comments f1 Internet MS Pushes Edge with Full Screen Ads in Win10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 testing full-screen "ads" to try to persuade Windows 10 users to run the Edge browser. There may be no easy way to stop them appearing. The messages are being displayed to some users after the most recent Windows 10 updates. They appear to be part of an A/B test in which two groups of users are shown different versions of an ad or message to see how the response differs. (Source: techradar.com ) Ad Appears After Update The ads will reportedly appear on machines with Chrome or Firefox as the default browser in three circumstances: When a user sets up a new Windows ... (<a href="/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:49:36 +0000 John Lister 10844 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Tackles Video Call Background Noise http://www.infopackets.com/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 releasing a tool that uses artificial intelligence to block out background noise during video calls. The Microsoft Teams tool aims to distinguish between human speech and other sources of sound. The need for such a tool will have grown for many users this year given the increase in those working from home. Previously, videoconferencing was more commonly associated with business settings where staff could make calls in ideal settings such as dedicated meeting rooms with no sources of unwanted sounds. Now, many people are using the same videoconferencing software in conditions ... (<a href="/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:42:33 +0000 John Lister 10843 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise#comments f1 Microsoft 40% Off: WinX HD Video Converter, WinX MediaTrans http://www.infopackets.com/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 Leona L. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thank you for mentioning our product WinX DVD Ripper in your newsletter. We would like to extend a special offer to your readers for this Black Friday: WinX HD Video Converter and WinX MediaTrans. We are offering a lifetime license for just $25.95 (the regular price is $59). Both products can be downloaded as a trial before committing. Please kindly let your readers know! " My response: Thanks, Leona for sending our readers another great deal. Below I'll provide a bullet point of what each program does. WinX HD Video Converter: Full list of ... (<a href="/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:36:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 10841 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Update Notification http://www.infopackets.com/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 Gary H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've come across an older article you wrote which explains how to disable Thunderbird 'new mail' notifications from popping up constantly in the tray bar. The issue that I'm having has to do with a barrage of notifications that tell me that an update is available for Thunderbird. Is there a way to stop this from appearing all the time? " My response: Mozilla Thunderbird releases updates once in a while, so I'm am not sure why you are receiving constant reminders to update the program. There are two possibilities that come to mind: You've ... (<a href="/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 21:04:56 +0000 Dennis Faas 10842 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification#comments f1 Windows Tips Beware of Bogus Microsoft Teams 'Update' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">If you use Microsoft Teams, watch out for bogus advertisements offering an "update". It's a scam designed to install malware that tries to steal personal data. The group chat and video conferencing tool has understandably become more popular this year with the increase in remote desktop connections to workplaces. That's attracted the attention of scammers who have put together a creative strategy to steal data. It's important to note that the attack doesn't aim to exploit any vulnerability in Teams itself. Instead, it's simply aimed at people using it, particularly those who have only started ... (<a href="/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:09:47 +0000 John Lister 10840 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update#comments f1 Security Windows 10 to Get Forced Feature Updates http://www.infopackets.com/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 to forcibly upgrade some computers running older versions of Windows 10. Only those on the Pro edition will be able to block the update. It's a step up in Microsoft's campaign to keep people from using older Windows 10 versions. Until now it's mainly relied on dropping support and security fixes, the idea there being to scare people into making the upgrade. That's happening to version 1809 (released in late 2018) this week. Microsoft is now turning its attention to computers running version 1903, released early last year. Version 1903 will officially lose security patch support ... (<a href="/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:23:44 +0000 John Lister 10839 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates#comments f1 Microsoft Late Payment? Google Releases App to Cripple Phone http://www.infopackets.com/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 built an app that will stop smartphones working if a customer is behind on payments for the handset. It could also be a way to make more expensive phones available to people with poor credit histories. The app is already being used by a carrier in Kenya. There's no word yet on whether Google plans to offer it to carriers in other countries. (Source: 9to5google.com ) "Device Lock Controller" is an app that can be pre-installed by carriers on new phones. It appears that once the app is in place, the carrier is able to remotely reinstall the app even if the customer removes it. If and ... (<a href="/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:11:56 +0000 John Lister 10837 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone#comments f1 Mobile How to Fix: Cannot Start Outlook, Cannot Open Window http://www.infopackets.com/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 Leona H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm trying to upgrade from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 365 and I it takes a long time to start, stating that it 'cannot start outlook, cannot open window' or such. Actually, the full error message is: ' Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window . The set of folders cannot be opened. The attempt to logon to Microsoft Exchange has failed.' I don't understand how to get around this problem. I currently have Office 2010 and Office 365 installed. It only happens when I launch Outlook 365. Initially when I started Outlook ... (<a href="/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 Nov 2020 21:18:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 10838 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window#comments f1 Windows Tips Scammed by PC Safe Network / Homesoft Solution? Here's What to Do http://www.infopackets.com/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 Nancy P. writes: " Dear Dennis, Back in January I was paying bills on my bank website, when suddenly a red warning screen appeared, stating that my PC was locked and that I needed to call Microsoft to fix the problem. The phone number listed was 855-755-2888. There were loud sirens going off, and the computer was speaking to me. There was no way to get past the warning screen and I could not use my computer. Not knowing any better, I called the number and spoke to a man with a very thick Indian accent . He said their company name was PC Safe Pro and that they were ... (<a href="/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:05:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 10836 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 1809 to Lose Security Support http://www.infopackets.com/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 warned users who haven't updated Windows 10 for a couple of years that they will soon face increased security risks. It's about to withdraw support for Windows 10 version 1809, having extended it during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Version 1809 was the second major update of the year in late 2018. It was also known as the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update." Work-From-Home Changed Plans For those of you who find it easier to track Windows 10 Feature Updates by their signature bugs, version 1809 was the update that deleted some personal files during the upgrade, as ... (<a href="/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 02:29:13 +0000 John Lister 10835 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Warns of Major Windows Update Bug http://www.infopackets.com/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 warned users not to install the latest major update by anything other than the automated process. Methods such as downloading the update onto USB drives or DVDs could cause significant problems thanks to a bug. The issue affects the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as 20H2 (version 2009, and build 19042). This is officially the second major update this year. It's currently available automatically through Windows Update, though is being gradually released to different people at different times rather than sent out to everyone at once. Officially that's to avoid ... (<a href="/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 18:42:26 +0000 John Lister 10834 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug#comments f1 Microsoft Low Orbit Satellite Internet Becomes More Practical http://www.infopackets.com/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 mobile broadband service that uses low-orbit satellites to reach areas with neither fixed-line or cellular service is proving a hit with some early testers. Starlink is the work of the private company SpaceX, better known for running commercial delivery services to the International Space Station. The company plans to eventually launch more than 40,000 miniature satellites which will orbit at around half the distance from the Earth as most satellites. The idea is to be able to offer service anywhere in the world with users simply connecting to satellites as they pass overhead. (Source: ... (<a href="/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:20:06 +0000 John Lister 10833 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical#comments f1 Internet WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and I noticed that Windows Media Player no longer plays DVDs in Windows 10 . In Windows 7 it worked without a problem. I researched this issue and it appears that this 'feature' was removed on purpose because newer PCs and laptops do not have DVD players. As such, Microsoft has dropped all support for Windows 10 DVD playback in Windows Media Player. I plan on purchasing a thin ultrabook laptop (with no DVD player) soon. As such, I'd like to convert my DVDs into AVI or MP4 (for example) so I ... (<a href="/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:59:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 10716 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Apple Working On Own Search Engine http://www.infopackets.com/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 reportedly working on its own search engine and may ditch its reliance on Google. The Apple tool could be pitched on the idea of increased user privacy. At the moment, Apple devices such as iPhones and software such as the Safari browser usually runs searches through Google by default. That's not just because Apple think it's the best search engine, but because Google pays Apple an annual fee reported to be in the region of $10 billion to be the default. (Source: ft.com ) That payment may be under threat with regulators looking into claims that such deals perpetuate an unfair ... (<a href="/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:43:08 +0000 John Lister 10832 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine#comments f1 Apple Zoom to Completely Encrypt Video Calls http://www.infopackets.com/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">Zoom is to completely encrypt video calls at all times for most users. It will mean neither Zoom itself nor law enforcement agents or security services can access the content of calls. At the moment, Zoom encrypts the data that flows between individual participants on a call. However, it's Zoom's own servers which generate the encryption key issued to each participant. That means it's technically possible for Zoom to decrypt calls. While Zoom insists it's never had any intention of doing so, it does leave it open to pressure or legal threats from law enforcement officials to get access to ... (<a href="/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:23:19 +0000 John Lister 10831 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls#comments f1 Security Microsoft Reroutes Internet Explorer to Edge http://www.infopackets.com/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 doing its level best to kill off Internet Explorer. Users of the browser will soon find many key websites automatically open in the Edge browser instead. There hasn't been a new edition of Internet Explorer since 2013 and it's understandable many people would think it had died out altogether with Microsoft putting all its efforts into Edge instead. However, Statcounter estimates that more than 2.5 percent of desktop and laptop computers are running Internet Explorer. It's harder to estimate the total number of computers, but it's plausible the number of people using Internet ... (<a href="/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:00:46 +0000 John Lister 10830 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge#comments f1 Microsoft Adblockers Hijacked To Snoop On Users http://www.infopackets.com/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 ad-blocking Chrome extensions have been removed from distribution after they were altered to collect user data. People who've already installed Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender should now remove the tools. Instructions for removal are near the end of the article. Both Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender started out as legitimate extensions which users could integrate into the Chrome browser to block ads. They had a combined total of 250,000 downloads, and ironically that success seems to be what ended up causing the problems. New Owners Manipulate Extension The original developer sold the ... (<a href="/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:27:27 +0000 John Lister 10829 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users#comments f1 Security Parents Name Baby after ISP for free Internet http://www.infopackets.com/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 couple have reportedly named their daughter after an Internet company in return for 18 years of free mobile broadband. Perhaps fortunately the girl now only has "Twifia" as a middle name. The couple took up a promotional offer from Swiss company Twifi. It made the offer to any parents who named their child with Twifia or Twifius. It's not clear why the offer covers these variations rather than the brand name itself. The deal requires a parent to upload a photograph of the birth certificate with one of the names on it and await verification. They will then get 18 years of service for the ... (<a href="/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:47:50 +0000 John Lister 10828 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet#comments f1 Internet Windows 10 Brings MS Office Start Menu Surprise http://www.infopackets.com/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 added links to Office web apps on Windows 10 computers without asking permission. It's more of an irritation than a damaging problem, but it's certainly safe to say some folks are irritated. The links appear to have been added by an automatic update, with some users reporting their computer restarted without warning and they lost some work that hadn't been saved. (Users can set Windows 10 to only restart automatically at set times such as during the night to stop this happening.) The links appear in the Start Menu alongside other apps as a single tile that contains several small ... (<a href="/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:56:56 +0000 John Lister 10827 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Start Up Process To Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 to warn Windows 10 users when an app will start up automatically when they start their computer. The move is designed to prevent the start up process being slowed down against the user's wishes. Users already have the ability to manually decide whether an app starts up automatically when they switch on their computer. The change is to the way apps are set when they are originally installed. Which apps should start up automatically is a balancing act. With some it's important to start up automatically for functionality purposes, such as having anti-malware software running right ... (<a href="/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:39:35 +0000 John Lister 10826 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft, Military Tackle Bonet Preceding Elections http://www.infopackets.com/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it has disrupted "one of the world's most persistent malware operations." The action against "Trickbot" reportedly involved working with the US military. Trickbot is a botnet , created by infecting computers with malware then hijacking and combining their resources for further malicious activity. The operators largely built it using bogus emails that tricked users into opening a file attachment or clicking a link that downloaded and installed malware. The uses of Trickbot have included stealing login details such as online banking credentials; accessing sensitive data; and ... (<a href="/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:27:20 +0000 John Lister 10825 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections#comments f1 Security Yelp to Label 'Racist' Businesses Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">Review site Yelp is to highlight businesses that have been accused of racist behavior. Critics argue the policy is open to malicious abuse. Yelp says over this summer it has noticed a surge in reviews which warn users of racist behavior. However, it believes many of these may be written by people reporting to social media or news reports of such activity, rather than from their own experience of using a business. According to Yelp, it needed to change its policy to deal with two issues. The first is that its rules only allow reviews based on first-hand experience. The second is that it ... (<a href="/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:19:46 +0000 John Lister 10824 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online#comments f1 Internet Apple Sues Over Bogus Recycling http://www.infopackets.com/news/10823/apple-sues-over-bogus-recycling <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 suing a recycling company it suspects of reselling more than 100,000 devices rather than disposing of them. It warns they may have been rebuilt with counterfeit components that pose a safety risk. In a three year period, Apple sent more than 500,000 iPads, iPhones and Apple Watches to GEEP Canada for recycling. However, it later carried out a security audit and discovered Apple products were being stored at the recycling center in a separate location, and that this location wasn't covered by security cameras. Apple then checked its database and scanned online where it found 18 ... (<a href="/news/10823/apple-sues-over-bogus-recycling" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 18:27:05 +0000 John Lister 10823 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10823/apple-sues-over-bogus-recycling#comments f1 Apple How to Disable Bing Results in Windows Search http://www.infopackets.com/news/10822/how-disable-bing-results-windows-search <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 users can once again disable Bing Internet results from showing up in the Windows search taskbar. Unfortunately, it involves editing the Registry rather than changing a settings menu. One of the "improvements" of Windows 10 is a combined search function. Users who type in a search through the Start menu will not only see results from the computer itself (for example, matching filenames) but also website results retrieved from Microsoft's Bing search engine. While theoretically this could be useful in some cases, some users find it frustrating or intrusive, particularly with the ... (<a href="/news/10822/how-disable-bing-results-windows-search" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:03:51 +0000 John Lister 10822 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10822/how-disable-bing-results-windows-search#comments f1 Microsoft Google Launches App Security Team http://www.infopackets.com/news/10821/google-launches-app-security-team <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 creating a dedicated security team to hunt for bugs in "sensitive" Android apps. It will concentrate on the nature of the app rather than how widely its used. The new team will working in a different way to Google's existing program that offer bounties to independent security researchers who spot bugs in apps from the Google Play Store. To get the most "bang for its buck," that program only covers apps which have more than 100 million downloads. While it's logical enough to prioritize those apps as the number of people affected by a security breach will be highest, it doesn't take ... (<a href="/news/10821/google-launches-app-security-team" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:44:29 +0000 John Lister 10821 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10821/google-launches-app-security-team#comments f1 Security COVID-19 Changes Ransomware Tactics http://www.infopackets.com/news/10820/covid-19-changes-ransomware-tactics <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">COVID-19 hasn't had much direct effect on the world of malware, but it may be why ransomware scams are getting scarily efficient. So says Microsoft in its latest "Digital Defense Report." The report is based on Microsoft's experiences through its built-in and standalone security measures on consumer and business devices and networks. It covers the year from July 2019 though June 2020. (Source: microsoft.com ) Microsoft suggests COVID-19 itself hasn't made much difference to most forms of malware. That's something of a surprise given more people are working from home and thus sending ... (<a href="/news/10820/covid-19-changes-ransomware-tactics" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:36:42 +0000 John Lister 10820 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10820/covid-19-changes-ransomware-tactics#comments f1 Security Fitness Trackers Could Boost Urban Planning http://www.infopackets.com/news/10819/fitness-trackers-could-boost-urban-planning <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">Fitness tracking company Strava is to share four billion pieces of user data. Unlike previous glitches, it's a deliberate action designed to help urban planners. The news came to light as Strava sent an email to customers to remind them that its user agreement gives it the right to share and sell user data as long as it is in completely anonymized form. Users can opt out, but their data is collected by default. The company is bundling the data, which includes details of walks and cycle rides, as a commercial product called Metro. The idea is that buyers such as urban planners and cycling ... (<a href="/news/10819/fitness-trackers-could-boost-urban-planning" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:23:07 +0000 John Lister 10819 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10819/fitness-trackers-could-boost-urban-planning#comments f1 Technology Google Maps Now Shows COVID Hotspots http://www.infopackets.com/news/10818/google-maps-now-shows-covid-hotspots <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 an optional setting for its Maps tool showing the levels of reported COVID-19 infections in an area. However, users need to check exactly what area the data covers. For now the feature is only available on mobile apps rather than the desktop website version. It's also rolling out slowly, and may not be available immediately. Once available, the feature is accessible by tapping the layers button in the top-right corner of the screen. That's the button with an icon similar to a diamond with a v-shape underneath. This will then show the map in marked areas. Each area will have a ... (<a href="/news/10818/google-maps-now-shows-covid-hotspots" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:37:08 +0000 John Lister 10818 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10818/google-maps-now-shows-covid-hotspots#comments f1 Google Office 2019 Won't Be Last Of Its Kind http://www.infopackets.com/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 releasing a new "buy it once" version of Office. It's a surprise follow-up to Office 2019 and is an alternative to the ongoing subscription of Office 365. Right now very little is known about the new product as it's only come to light through a single line in a blog post that's otherwise about business tools Microsoft Exchange. That line reads: "Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021." (Source: microsoft.com ) A perpetual release is another way of saying that users only have to pay once to purchase the software ... (<a href="/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:41:06 +0000 John Lister 10817 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10817/office-2019-wont-be-last-its-kind#comments f1 Microsoft Hospital Hacker Must Pay $1.5M, Jailed 5 Years http://www.infopackets.com/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 man who was part of a hacking gang that stole medical records and tried to blackmail an accounting company has been sentenced to five years in prison. Nathan Wyatt was a member of a group calling themselves The Dark Overlord. British-born Wyatt had previously been extradited to the United States. He was charged with conspiracy against the US, threatening damage to a protected computer, and aggravated identify theft. Originally Wyatt pleaded not guilty. He later changed his plea to guilty on the conspiracy charge and received a five year prison sentence and ordered to pay $1,467,048 in ... (<a href="/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:43:18 +0000 John Lister 10816 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10816/hospital-hacker-must-pay-15m-jailed-5-years#comments f1 Courts Chinese Apps TikTok, WeChat Won't Be Banned http://www.infopackets.com/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 judge has blocked a Department of Commerce ban on a Chinese messaging app. The judge said there wasn't enough specific evidence against the app to override free speech complaints. The department introduced the ban on WeChat (along with video app TikTok) following an executive order from the President. The ban meant it was illegal for app stores to distribute or update the apps in the US. The ban also outlawed US use of WeChat's mobile payment facility, which is hugely popular with American citizens of Asian descent. One estimate puts the number of US users at 19 million. In both cases, the ... (<a href="/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:30:36 +0000 John Lister 10815 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10815/chinese-apps-tiktok-wechat-wont-be-banned#comments f1 Courts Google Offers Ultra Fast 2Gpbs Broadband http://www.infopackets.com/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 doubling the top speed of its Fiber broadband service to 2Gbps, though it will cost $100 a month. It also says the speed will be available through its 'wireless' service for businesses. The original idea for Google Fiber - at least according to the company - was to use its buying power and technology to offer an alternative high-speed service in areas which either had no serious broadband available or were served only by a single company that exploited its monopoly. The problem is that while the service itself has had good reviews, Google doesn't offer it in many places. Only a ... (<a href="/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:57:20 +0000 John Lister 10814 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10814/google-offers-ultra-fast-2gpbs-broadband#comments f1 Internet LG Releases T-Shaped, Twin-Screen Smartphone http://www.infopackets.com/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">LG has released a dual-screen Android cellphone with a difference. Rather than fold out like a book, one of the screens swivels round to create a T-shape. The big question now is whether the LG Wing really will prove genuinely useful and solve existing problems or if it's just a gimmick in search of a benefit. In its default position, the phone looks just like a normal modern smartphone with a full screen display on the front and a blank cover (except for the phone lenses) on the back, the main difference being it's much thicker than most handsets. Two Screens Can Work Together Or Alone That' ... (<a href="/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:23:23 +0000 John Lister 10813 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone#comments f1 Mobile Chromebook Update System To Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 way Chromebook's are updated is changing to boost security in older machines. The new changes mean that updates are separate from the Chrome operating system and the Chrome browser itself. The fact that the Chrome browsers is so closely entangled with Chrome OS is one of the key selling points of Chromebooks. Most applications and functions run in a similar way to how a user would experience them while running the Chrome browser on a Windows PC. In turn, the learning curve for Windows users switching to a Chromebook is very shallow an intuitive if they are already familiar with the Chrome ... (<a href="/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:10:28 +0000 John Lister 10812 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10812/chromebook-update-system-change#comments f1 Security Android 11 to Get Significant Security Boosts http://www.infopackets.com/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">Android devices will are getting some key security changes. The tweaks to the permissions system are meant to reduce the need to weigh up security against convenience. The changes will come in Android 11, which begins rolling out to handsets this month. Because its an open source system, the new version of the operating system will take longer to get to some brands than others, and older phones and tablets won't ever get it. The main changes are to Android's permission system, which allows users to theoretically control parts of the device's software and hardware an app can access or control ... (<a href="/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:51:55 +0000 John Lister 10811 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10811/android-11-get-significant-security-boosts#comments f1 Security Adobe Flash Faces Final Curtain by December 2020 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 will block Adobe Flash in its web browsers from the end of the year. It's the last major browser developer to drop the technology. While Adobe Flash was once the primary tool used for multimedia content on websites, it earned a poor reputation for security. It wasn't just that it had numerous security holes, but that when those holes were exploited, hackers were often able to access a computer's memory and gain a worrying level of control just by using a web browser. Steve Jobs a Noted Flash Hater Apple was arguably the first company to crack down on Adobe Flash content with Steve ... (<a href="/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:35:43 +0000 John Lister 10810 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10810/adobe-flash-faces-final-curtain-december-2020#comments f1 Security 1/4 of PCs Running Win7 Despite Security Risks http://www.infopackets.com/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 than one in four computers are running an unsupported version of Windows according to the latest monthly estimates. Around one in 80 machines are still running Windows XP, which was first released 19 years ago. The stats, spotted by TechRadar, come from Net Market Share. That's a company which provides statistics and analysis to websites. As part of this work, it's able to track the operating systems of sites that visit its clients sites. (Source: techradar.com ) Net Market Share believes it has data from enough sites to make reliable estimates for the Internet as a whole. If anything, ... (<a href="/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:59:39 +0000 John Lister 10809 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10809/14-pcs-running-win7-despite-security-risks#comments f1 Security COVID Tracing Now Built into Mac, Android http://www.infopackets.com/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 and Google have added a way to notify users about potential COVID-19 infections without them having to install an app. The Bluetooth-based system is coming to iOS and Android but will be opt-in only. Both companies have already built technologies that use Bluetooth to anonymously track which handsets have been in close proximity of a user who reports either symptoms or a positive test. However, until now the technologies have only been used through official government or health authority apps. Now the mobile operating systems are getting a built-in tool called Exposure Notifications ... (<a href="/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:05:25 +0000 John Lister 10808 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android#comments f1 Technology Windows 10 Bug Could Strain Hard Drives http://www.infopackets.com/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 testing a fix for a bug that could theoretically shorten the lifespan of some hard drives. The bug means Windows 10 was mistakenly running the defrag tool more frequently than designed. Defragging has long been available as a way to make hard drives run more efficiently. It deals with the problem that when a computer deletes a file, it leaves empty physical space behind on the drive. The next time it writes a new file it will look for the first available suitable sized space. Over time this can lead to wasted gaps on the physical drive. In turn, this means traditional hard drives ... (<a href="/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:49:22 +0000 John Lister 10807 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Update Schedule Could Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 only have one major update to Windows 10 next year. It could be a permanent switch and appears inspired by requests to have Microsoft spend more time testing updates before releasing it to the public. The idea with Windows 10, sometimes dubbed 'Software as a Service', was to ditch the old model of releasing a totally new version of Windows every few years. Instead, Microsoft has based updates around a mix of security updates (either monthly or as needed for the most serious problems), monthly tweaks and fixes, and then two major updates each year. New ... (<a href="/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:43:40 +0000 John Lister 10806 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change#comments f1 Microsoft Google Sued over 'Accidental' Location Tracking http://www.infopackets.com/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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">Internal Google documents show the company's own staff believe its privacy settings are confusing. The documents became public in a court case about unexpected location tracking. The state of Arizona is suing Google after an investigation into claims it was storing location data about mobile users even though they had turned off the Location History setting . The problem is that Google actually tracked location in multiple ways - each with their own settings. For example, there's a difference between Location History (a user feature that lets you check back through Google Maps to see where ... (<a href="/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:06:35 +0000 John Lister 10805 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking#comments f1 Security Fastest Internet Speed Record Destroyed http://www.infopackets.com/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 new record for fastest Internet connection is quick enough to download everything on Netflix in under a second. It's safe to say the average home user won't see such speeds, but the techniques used to achieve the speeds could benefit everyone. The transfer was done over a fiber-optic cable between computers 25 miles apart. It reached a peak speed of 178 terabits per second. That's around 20 percent faster than the previous record and five times the speed of the fastest connections currently in regular use, namely cables running between machines in data centers. University College London, ... (<a href="/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:41:36 +0000 John Lister 10804 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed#comments f1 Internet Windows 8.1 Users Must Install Emergency Patch http://www.infopackets.com/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 8.1 users should make sure to install an emergency patch just released by Microsoft. The company rates the risk as critical based more on the potential consequences than the risk of exploitation. The bug is patched with a security update that has the reference KB4578013. It affects all versions of Windows 8.1 along with Windows Server 2012. The bug doesn't affect Windows 10. In theory it could affect Windows 7 and earlier, but Microsoft no longer patches those systems as they are no longer supported. (Source: microsoft.com ) The fix comes in an "out of band security update", commonly ... (<a href="/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:03:26 +0000 John Lister 10802 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch#comments f1 Security Chrome to Test Ways in Using Less CPU, Battery http://www.infopackets.com/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 experimenting with a way to make Chrome use less power when a laptop battery is starting to run out. But it will rely on website owners to make it happen. The test is of a "Battery-Savings Meta Tag" which can be added to a website's code and will include battery saving recommendations specific to that site. These would then kick in whenever the computer is at a particular battery level. The idea is to avoid having Chrome itself simply take blanket measures that might not be appropriate for all websites. Video Frame Rate Lowered One of the examples Google gives is for a tag to say ... (<a href="/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:41:34 +0000 John Lister 10801 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery#comments f1 Internet Microsoft and Kaspersky Top List in Security Test http://www.infopackets.com/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">An independent test found tools from most leading security software companies failed to detect all threats - though it was one of the best set of overall results ever. The SE Labs test used simulated attacks based on real threats that are particular problems right now. The tests ran between April and June this year and involves anti-malware products aimed at the general public from 14 companies. Though SE Labs runs such tests regularly, it changes the simulated threats each time to reflect what's actually happening in the cyber security world. (Source: selabs.uk ) In many cases, the simulated ... (<a href="/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:14:26 +0000 John Lister 10800 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test#comments f1 Security Google Tries Anti-Scam Tactic with Web Addresses http://www.infopackets.com/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><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 testing a new way of showing a web page address in the browser. It hopes that simply showing the domain name will make it easier for users to spot phishing scams - as already happens with some rival browsers. At the moment most browsers will show the entire web page address (URL) in the address bar. That's the box near the top of the screen that has a dual purpose in most browsers: it shows the current page address but is also where users type in both addresses and search terms. A study for Google looked at ways scammers can take advantage of the browser bar. One example was the ... (<a href="/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 21:26:55 +0000 John Lister 10799 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses#comments f1 Security