https://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Why does my C Drive Keep Filling Up? - Explained https://www.infopackets.com/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 'Old Techo from Oz' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have consistently noticed on 3 of my Windows 7 PCs that the C drive appears to bloat over time with 'low space' warnings constantly ... For example, Windows Explorer reports my C drive full with 78 gigabytes of data and only 6 gigabytes free. I knew this had to be wrong ... The only solution I have found is to make a disk image backup of my hard drive partition (using Acronis True Image , for example), and then restore the disk image later on. After the image is restored, Windows now reports correct free space available of 37 ... (<a href="/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-e588879360e81ce36b13c74e6d3f8e8a"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 May 2015 13:53:15 +0000 Dennis Faas 9597 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft To Clean Up Windows Store https://www.infopackets.com/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 crack down on what it considers low-quality apps. It's likely an attempt to get its house in order before Windows 10 is officially released to consumers. The decision affects applications that can be downloaded and installed directly from the Windows Store. It doesn't affect applications which users get elsewhere and install manually, in the same way with all software in Windows 7 and earlier. Instead, Windows Store apps are displayed prominently in the Windows 8 and 10 user interface, and on Windows mobile devices. According to Microsoft, the crackdown isn't so ... (<a href="/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5e78fcb8f65cb6a5f7a5407b6419765d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 May 2015 12:27:40 +0000 John Lister 9596 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store#comments f1 Microsoft Most of the World Still Not Online: Report https://www.infopackets.com/news/9595/most-world-still-not-online-report <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 majority of people in the world could be using the Internet within a couple of years according to new projections. The growth has largely been driven by cheaper and more widely accessible mobile Internet service. The figures come from the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency. It says that in the year 2000, just 400 million people were online, around 6.5 percent of the world's population. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) Based on collating international figures, the ITU expects that figure to be 3.2 billion at the end of 2015. That equates to 43.4 percent of people, ... (<a href="/news/9595/most-world-still-not-online-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c2a2327a4f88f1d4fabdc38928cc3379"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:47 +0000 John Lister 9595 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9595/most-world-still-not-online-report#comments f1 Internet Grocery Store Uses LED Lights To Track Customers https://www.infopackets.com/news/9594/grocery-store-uses-led-lights-track-customers <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 French grocery chain is turning its overhead lighting into a way to send special offers directly to shopper's phones. It's seen as a way to experiment with technology, while still serving a more basic function. The lights are created by Philips and are being tried at a Lille branch of Carrefour, one of France's major chains of food and home goods stores. The entire store has been refitted with LED bulbs. Unlike ordinary bulbs, these transmit a signal by emitting light at a specific frequency for each bulb. The light can't be seen by the human eye; however, the front-facing ... (<a href="/news/9594/grocery-store-uses-led-lights-track-customers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-11aaace78034eb1cf3fb31827ef42838"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:47:26 +0000 John Lister 9594 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9594/grocery-store-uses-led-lights-track-customers#comments f1 Technology How to Fix: 'Operation Canceled Due to Restrictions' Error https://www.infopackets.com/news/9593/how-fix-operation-canceled-due-restrictions-error <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 Terry W. writes: " Dear Dennis, Whenever I click on a link via email, I get an error stating that 'This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.' I don't understand why I receive this error message, as my user account has administrator access and I am the only one that uses this computer. Any ideas why this is happening? " My response: Admittedly, I have never heard of this error message before. The next day Terry emailed me with a follow-up, stating that he found a solution and provided me with a link. The page he directed me to, however ... (<a href="/news/9593/how-fix-operation-canceled-due-restrictions-error" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4be6b1f563cc7078704d73498b701208"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:08:44 +0000 Dennis Faas 9593 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9593/how-fix-operation-canceled-due-restrictions-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Maps links White House to Offensive Terms https://www.infopackets.com/news/9592/google-maps-links-white-house-offensive-terms <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 apologized for an ongoing quirk by which searching for racist terms in Google Maps brings up the White House. It's the latest in a string of embarrassing problems with the site. The precise results users get on Google Maps depends on what they type into the search query, where they are currently located, and which location they are looking at on the map. At the time of writing, searching for an offensive term beginning with 'N' brought up the White House if you were already viewing a location in the Washington DC area. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) Several other reports ... (<a href="/news/9592/google-maps-links-white-house-offensive-terms" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3920665b8c2e41dd5b4c01a2108b89c9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05:59 +0000 John Lister 9592 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9592/google-maps-links-white-house-offensive-terms#comments f1 Google FBI Wants to Ban Secure Internet using Backdoors https://www.infopackets.com/news/9591/fbi-wants-ban-secure-internet-using-backdoors <!-- google_ad_section_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><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">Some of the largest tech firms are urging President Obama to drop plans to make it easier for law enforcement and security agencies to access Internet communications. They say the President should resist any idea for such firms to implement mandatory "backdoors." The proposal means that firms are only allowed to use encryption if they also build in a way that makes it possible for law enforcement groups to access the data in an unencrypted form. The "key" to unlock the data would effectively be split into two parts: one held by the Internet firm, and the other by the ... 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It's not yet clear how in-game purchases will work in the Windows edition. The game will be one of four pre-installed games in Windows 10, alongside long-time classics Solitaire Hearts, and Minesweeper. Those three were all made optional downloads in Windows 8 after years of shipping as part of Windows systems, but have now returned as part of the main package. Candy Crush Saga was already a hit online through Facebook and in Apple and Android apps, with a reported 500 million downloads, before being added to Windows Phone last year ... (<a href="/news/9590/candy-crush-saga-bundles-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-01d9de0562b876f266420af16bb119f0"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:38:59 +0000 John Lister 9590 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9590/candy-crush-saga-bundles-windows-10#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Monitor Keeps Going Black / Turning Off https://www.infopackets.com/news/9589/how-fix-monitor-keeps-going-black-turning <!-- google_ad_section_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><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' writes: " Dear Dennis, My monitor keeps going black. It flashes on and then off after a few seconds, then it goes to a black / blank screen. Sometimes I have to power it on and off 20 times before the monitor will work properly, and some days, my monitor won't turn on at all! When this happens, my monitor power light stays yellow as if the monitor is sleeping or in standby mode. Normally the power light is green when it is powered on and working properly. Any ideas why my monitor keeps turning off? " My response: There are many reasons why a monitor keeps turning off ... (<a href="/news/9589/how-fix-monitor-keeps-going-black-turning" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-20ac100247d208186aca852871120b6f"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 18 May 2015 14:22:46 +0000 Dennis Faas 9589 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9589/how-fix-monitor-keeps-going-black-turning#comments f1 Windows Tips How to 'Test Restore' Acronis True Image Backup https://www.infopackets.com/news/9588/how-test-restore-acronis-true-image-backup <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 Richard W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I took your advice and purchased Acronis True Image to backup my computer's hard drive (using disk image backups). My question is: how can I be sure the disk image backups are not corrupt and will properly restore, if and when I need to do a restore? What is the best way to do a test restore of a disk image backup? " My response: You are not the only person to ask me how to restore a disk image backup -- and it's an excellent question to ask. The simple answer is that you need to run through the entire process of a restore ... (<a href="/news/9588/how-test-restore-acronis-true-image-backup" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-8e3793caafd08061861526537e90ba29"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 May 2015 14:11:50 +0000 Dennis Faas 9588 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9588/how-test-restore-acronis-true-image-backup#comments f1 Windows Tips One Year On: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Still Divisive https://www.infopackets.com/news/9587/one-year-right-be-forgotten-still-divisive <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 that it rejects the majority of complaints it gets from users asking for embarrassing or false content to be removed from its search results. It seems to be getting most decisions "right," but there's still concern about the process. The issue involves a ruling by the European Union of Justice, which handles those laws that apply across 28 countries in Europe. It affects any search engine that offers results to European users, even if the search engine or the sites it lists are based elsewhere. The "right to be forgotten" ruling involves cases where ... (<a href="/news/9587/one-year-right-be-forgotten-still-divisive" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-1c9336b3d9af25cf04f07b3dddd9cbab"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:17:47 +0000 John Lister 9587 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9587/one-year-right-be-forgotten-still-divisive#comments f1 Google Scientists One Step Closer to Building Human Brain https://www.infopackets.com/news/9586/scientists-one-step-closer-building-human-brain <!-- google_ad_section_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><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">Scientists have designed a simple computer circuit to successfully recognize three different letters. It sounds unimpressive, but it's actually a huge step towards replicating and learning more about the human brain. One of the curious things about a computer is that although it is considerably faster than a human at basic calculations (which are what its operations boil down to), there are certain tasks at which it is far inferior. Most of these tasks involve 'human' abilities, such as judgment and making snap decisions. A good example is situations which involve a large number ... (<a href="/news/9586/scientists-one-step-closer-building-human-brain" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-375fe37f2f782180113459864f1276ab"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 May 2015 11:48:52 +0000 John Lister 9586 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9586/scientists-one-step-closer-building-human-brain#comments f1 Technology Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Be The Last Version https://www.infopackets.com/news/9585/microsoft-windows-10-will-be-last-version <!-- google_ad_section_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><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 will be the last ever version of Windows. But it says that by no means is it the end for the system. The company plans to completely ditch the idea of releasing a new version of Windows every two or three years. Instead it's going to issue more frequent updates to Windows 10 . At the moment, the updates to Windows are relatively minor. Besides the important security fixes, most updates tend to be minor fixes for usability, with very occasional new features and improvements. Any major rethinks are generally saved for a new version. In the future, ... (<a href="/news/9585/microsoft-windows-10-will-be-last-version" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-72004008ed9b117ef3a0e4e5e001a9f1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:42:45 +0000 John Lister 9585 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9585/microsoft-windows-10-will-be-last-version#comments f1 Microsoft How to fix: Screensaver Won't Start https://www.infopackets.com/news/9584/how-fix-screensaver-wont-start <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 'Tibby' writes: " Dear Dennis, For a few days now my screensaver won't start anymore on either my Windows 7 desktop and laptop. I suspect a recent Windows update may have caused my screensaver to stop working, but I can't substantiate that. I have reset the screensaver settings on both machines but my screensaver won't start. Have you heard of such an incidence? Any idea how to fix my screensaver? I have learned quite a bit form your questions and answers. Good work, and thanks in advance. " My response: This is a very common problem with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. ... (<a href="/news/9584/how-fix-screensaver-wont-start" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a3df8d3d50ac3c741fdcd2416b8e00aa"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 May 2015 14:52:02 +0000 Dennis Faas 9584 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9584/how-fix-screensaver-wont-start#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Remove Spotify - The Definitive Guide https://www.infopackets.com/news/9583/how-remove-spotify-definitive-guide <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 Cliff H. writes: " Dear Dennis I can't seem to figure out how to remove Spotify from my computer (it's best known as a music streaming app commonly used on smartphones, though I'm using it on my Windows PC). Online forums suggest I am just one of thousands enraged by the behavior of Spotify, which insists on launching in my web browser whenever the PC is restarted. It seems there is no way to uninstall Spotify, even though I've unchecked Spotify from the Windows Startup. I have tried third-party startup solutions such a ccleaner, etc, but nothing has ... 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Ironically, the risk is related to the way that Lenovo's automated software update system is updated. Independent security researchers discovered a flaw in the protection that is meant to ensure that Lenovo computers only automatically download and install genuine updates. The flaw means that a hacker can remotely install malicious software on a Lenovo computer simply by being on the same unsecured wireless network. Within the security community, ... (<a href="/news/9582/lenovo-users-warned-system-update-flaw" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a673fff3e031ec8cfe998e49be44a3b4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2015 12:32:58 +0000 John Lister 9582 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9582/lenovo-users-warned-system-update-flaw#comments f1 Security New Malware Erases Entire Hard Drive Upon Detection https://www.infopackets.com/news/9581/new-malware-erases-entire-hard-drive-upon-detection <!-- google_ad_section_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><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">Tech giant Cisco has warned that a new strain of malware is designed to render a Windows computer virtually useless if it's discovered by security software - effectively executing a boobytrap payload that eventually destroys all user data on the hard drive. Cisco says that Rombertik has "multiple layers of obfuscation and anti-analysis functionality" meaning that it is hard to discover and hard to examine. It's able to hide itself from both static and dynamic analysis, which respectively scan a computer's files and its currently active applications. (Source: cisco.com ) ... (<a href="/news/9581/new-malware-erases-entire-hard-drive-upon-detection" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-bb9a4789f76eae7be82b5248c1d42a4a"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:29:12 +0000 John Lister 9581 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9581/new-malware-erases-entire-hard-drive-upon-detection#comments f1 Security Smart Devices Likely to Cause Internet Congestion https://www.infopackets.com/news/9580/smart-devices-likely-cause-internet-congestion <!-- google_ad_section_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><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">One of the key figures in the creation of the Internet has warned that adding billions of gadgets with online connections could mean a slower Internet for many users. Vint Cerf said users need to enable a newer Internet addressing system to get the best results. Cerf is sometimes referred to as one of the "fathers of the Internet." He played a key role in the creation of ARPANET , the military network that established many of the technologies that were later at the heart of the Internet. Cerf also helped design the basic system by which Internet data is broken into small pieces, ... (<a href="/news/9580/smart-devices-likely-cause-internet-congestion" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-ae6ee89bf9c1d8939b6825f56242f79e"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 May 2015 13:03:49 +0000 John Lister 9580 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9580/smart-devices-likely-cause-internet-congestion#comments f1 Internet How to fix: CPU Fan Stuck at 100% https://www.infopackets.com/news/9579/how-fix-cpu-fan-stuck-100 <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 'Alan' writes: " Dear Dennis, My CPU fan is stuck at 100% full load (same as my chassis fan) - and it's very loud. The fans started running at high RPM shortly after I updated my Asus motherboard BIOS. I tried changing my BIOS fan controls, but that doesn't seem to work. I also downgraded the BIOS firmware by updating to my previous BIOS version, but that didn't help and the CPU fan is stuck, regardless. So, I called ASUS and they said to replace the BIOS chip. I did this and still no luck. Before all this, I could control fan speeds with Silent, Standard, Turbo, or Manual ... (<a href="/news/9579/how-fix-cpu-fan-stuck-100" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5132bd4d511bb0390e0fbe66d979de43"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:24:05 +0000 Dennis Faas 9579 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9579/how-fix-cpu-fan-stuck-100#comments f1 Windows Tips How do I Change my IP Address (IP Banned)? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9578/how-do-i-change-my-ip-address-ip-banned <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 Elaine Y. writes: " Dear Dennis, How can I change my IP address? I ask because every now and again I try and email my friend (with a yahoo email address), but Thunderbird keeps telling me that my IP address is being blocked and can't send my email. Any ideas why I'm being blocked? Better yet, any idea on how I can change my IP address so I'm not blocked? " My response: This is a good question and the situation (at least for me) comes up often enough, so it's worth explaining. Also, I couldn't seem to find a single article on the Internet that explains how this happens (at ... (<a href="/news/9578/how-do-i-change-my-ip-address-ip-banned" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7fa42db3625f0a813ae063bb31f45663"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:08:59 +0000 Dennis Faas 9578 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9578/how-do-i-change-my-ip-address-ip-banned#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 to Natively Support iOS, Android Apps https://www.infopackets.com/news/9577/windows-10-natively-support-ios-android-apps <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 made the announcement that Windows 10 will be able to run many iPhone, iPad and Android applications natively. That's just one of several revelations made about the new system this week, including the new name for Internet Explorer's successor. The announcements came at Microsoft's annual Build conference for software developers, which shows off new ways that the upcoming operating system will work with software. The real shocker, however, is the fact that rival operating systems will be supported in Windows 10. Microsoft is releasing toolkits for developers that will ... (<a href="/news/9577/windows-10-natively-support-ios-android-apps" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-86d2f6f1ce012e81fccbbad54bb259d5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:11:15 +0000 John Lister 9577 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9577/windows-10-natively-support-ios-android-apps#comments f1 Microsoft Yahoo Testing Ear Print Login System on Smartphones https://www.infopackets.com/news/9576/yahoo-testing-ear-print-login-system-smartphones <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 is testing a system that could use your ear as a way to log in to a smartphone. It's designed as a cheaper and more practical alternative to using fingerprint recognition. Biometric identification has become more popular in recent years as a way to increase security, rather than relying on passwords or other inputs that could be guessed or hacked. The concept of biometrics has become ever increasingly mainstream, especially with the latest models of iPhones that include a fingerprint scanner. In fact, Barclays Bank has a system for online customers that scans the pattern of finger ... (<a href="/news/9576/yahoo-testing-ear-print-login-system-smartphones" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c06bb8519a4db4f903d5b1bc18c20d7d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:13:03 +0000 John Lister 9576 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9576/yahoo-testing-ear-print-login-system-smartphones#comments f1 Mobile Facebook Debuts Free Video Call Service https://www.infopackets.com/news/9575/facebook-debuts-free-video-call-service <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 begun rolling out its free video and audio call service to other Facebook users via its Messenger app. It's arguably the biggest challenge yet to the Skype audio and video calling platform, which is now owned by Microsoft. Facebook began offering video calls back in 2011, when it partnered with Skype but has since developed its own technology. The new call service works in the dedicated Facebook 'Messenger' app, which is available only on smartphones and tablets and does not work through the Facebook website. Last year, Facebook removed the messaging feature from its main ' ... (<a href="/news/9575/facebook-debuts-free-video-call-service" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c3841ed30df2ac5bc163c3b9c0bea233"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:11:27 +0000 John Lister 9575 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9575/facebook-debuts-free-video-call-service#comments f1 Mobile How to Selectively Disable USB Ports (Save Power) https://www.infopackets.com/news/9574/how-selectively-disable-usb-ports-save-power <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5f33294ea1c2c348f9e36a7b8e2a47a8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:49:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 9574 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4cede85783f2928fea49cb92b5fcf7ad"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:10:49 +0000 Dennis Faas 9573 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Unveils Own Cellphone Network https://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4faed5d042c5a0208259cf5bc9fe7b6c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:30:15 +0000 John Lister 9572 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Could Be Out In July https://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-8d21d404fecf8bcf8fbdbdb6c00c3c6e"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:26:28 +0000 John Lister 9571 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july#comments f1 Microsoft US Wary About Ditching FM Radio https://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-715c8e47318126b86c74366d4732d7c6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:35:28 +0000 John Lister 9570 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio#comments f1 Technology CryptoPrevent Review: Does it Prevent CryptoLocker? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-aff4e7ace5aabcbaab20df8b6926c3bd"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:02:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9569 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-not-found <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c261f798aed14fc0d9289755f3d4c3de"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:31:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 9568 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6fd29bb6bf0149daa811730cd3e4ac12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:31:29 +0000 John Lister 9567 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine#comments f1 Google Controversy Rages Over ".Sucks" Domain Name https://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-cdc09f9f773f941803dd0c78f26db19c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:14:03 +0000 John Lister 9566 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name#comments f1 Internet Ransomware Hackers Hit Maine Police Central Server https://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-dd3f5707416d5f278d8fd5eff6779ff4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:31:50 +0000 John Lister 9565 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server#comments f1 Security How Much Space do I need for My Backups? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-262d037f6d6c252b56ce074abc4b626f"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:49:26 +0000 Dennis Faas 9564 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups#comments f1 Windows Tips Best way to Convert DOC to PDF? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-30b784c50261240c92c2ace36d27b7cb"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:18:54 +0000 Dennis Faas 9563 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T Fined $25M for Offshore Customer Data Leak https://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-06fe41d6c537da7df09c44eaff9d06dc"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:23:10 +0000 John Lister 9562 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak#comments f1 Security Experiment Tracks Spread of 'Stolen Data' Online https://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-cc557ae6eb2ee840e2205d5fb739568d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:51:11 +0000 John Lister 9561 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online#comments f1 Security Internet Explorer Replacement Gets Thumbs Up https://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4a570edffbc85fa6ad2e3d726b3a0e91"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:15:52 +0000 John Lister 9560 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs#comments f1 Internet Why You Should Install KB3000850: Explained https://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4edb1624242f067b26739558746bbf61"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:23:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9559 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Best Mobile, Pocket-sized Computer and No Data Plan? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-plan <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5cf89a3f9c0c9f52967929c4e9ecd9d5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:48:04 +0000 Dennis Faas 9558 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015 <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-74daafa4b461acfcfe84c2b7de930cad"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:19:23 +0000 John Lister 9557 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015#comments f1 Internet Amazon 'Buy' Buttons hit Bathrooms and Kitchens https://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-ad5c68b0ea05d664769cddd4b4329dcb"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:40:36 +0000 John Lister 9556 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens#comments f1 Technology Windows 10 Laptops Start At $149 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149 <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-162d2ce8f5f0615ca52de44d9ad93fe6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:43 +0000 John Lister 9555 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149#comments f1 Hardware How to Fix: 'Failure configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes' Error https://www.infopackets.com/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-error <!-- google_ad_section_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><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 ... (<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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c7ae88c453c68ab6a99682f5391315f4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:08:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9554 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a14007df0ef861dfdf97f8a98d6b723b"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:08:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9553 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae#comments f1 Windows Tips GM To Debut 'Teen Driver' Programmable Car https://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-f4129a3f804250129a6ab8ba100c7058"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:04:56 +0000 John Lister 9552 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car#comments f1 Technology Google to Eliminate Paper Bills using Gmail https://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-f19423198e737aba8c71ce5eddda6db8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:23:28 +0000 John Lister 9551 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Upgrade For Pirates: Applies Worldwide https://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-98af5322f1d918c036ae8e7e6c452141"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:18:50 +0000 John Lister 9550 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide#comments f1 Piracy Spam Email: Can I block an entire Domain? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9548/spam-email-can-i-block-entire-domain <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7058cd2671d13055b2e4d4f960f4fcfa"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:43:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 9548 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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) https://www.infopackets.com/news/9547/how-fix-windows-8-critical-service-failed-blue-screen <!-- google_ad_section_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><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' ... (<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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7d8f75a14d01d4763510fa808bdcb192"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:55:10 +0000 Dennis Faas 9547 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9546/microsoft-pirates-can-get-windows-10-free <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a124aa72a541cdee275777eeb5103414"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:53:58 +0000 John Lister 9546 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9546/microsoft-pirates-can-get-windows-10-free#comments f1 Piracy New Yahoo Login System Uses No Password https://www.infopackets.com/news/9545/new-yahoo-login-system-uses-no-password <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-d0fc48a6e3e8223d7a6be77c5a55f01e"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:39:14 +0000 John Lister 9545 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9545/new-yahoo-login-system-uses-no-password#comments f1 Security Facebook Updates Rules On Banned Content https://www.infopackets.com/news/9544/facebook-updates-rules-banned-content <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-408e63172edaab73d5eff0732b740bb1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:06:26 +0000 John Lister 9544 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9544/facebook-updates-rules-banned-content#comments f1 Internet Windows CTRL Key Stuck? Desktop Icons are Huge? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9542/windows-ctrl-key-stuck-desktop-icons-are-huge <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6cb35d42f793df26d8451a4a9db3de66"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:33:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9542 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9541/windows-81-change-pc-settings-link-wont-work <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-92a5cf71c569d77d4cee879776c2a976"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:56:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9541 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9540/patch-fix-freak-bug-must-install <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-87227c1f9dacc5a2cd057b13c1a6abd8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:54:23 +0000 John Lister 9540 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9540/patch-fix-freak-bug-must-install#comments f1 Security Lawsuit: Gov't Net Surveillance Breaches Constitution https://www.infopackets.com/news/9539/lawsuit-govt-net-surveillance-breaches-constitution <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-504d8c8350f9c5df0e9f7db2d9e3937c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:32:34 +0000 John Lister 9539 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9539/lawsuit-govt-net-surveillance-breaches-constitution#comments f1 Government Apple Offers iPhone Data For Medical Research https://www.infopackets.com/news/9538/apple-offers-iphone-data-medical-research <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7990a78a969f14a29fd88a35835ad7ac"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:15:02 +0000 John Lister 9538 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9538/apple-offers-iphone-data-medical-research#comments f1 Apple CCleaner Won't Update? Green Progress Bar Stalls https://www.infopackets.com/news/9537/ccleaner-wont-update-green-progress-bar-stalls <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c0cacb0e4a3ef29e9be7a2986a57b116"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:38:11 +0000 Dennis Faas 9537 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9537/ccleaner-wont-update-green-progress-bar-stalls#comments f1 Windows Tips What happened to the Freeware Picks? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9536/what-happened-freeware-picks <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-30f5b4b5e336de4150fceb427fbe44dc"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:41:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 9536 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9536/what-happened-freeware-picks#comments f1 Announcements Supreme Court Could Rethink Online Sales Tax https://www.infopackets.com/news/9535/supreme-court-could-rethink-online-sales-tax <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-da2ce00c6af31a590cf44ee85295c9b3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:40 +0000 John Lister 9535 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9535/supreme-court-could-rethink-online-sales-tax#comments f1 Courts High Tech or Flop? Order Pizza Using Car Dashboard https://www.infopackets.com/news/9534/high-tech-or-flop-order-pizza-using-car-dashboard <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-571006980f1fcdb7c4999a65584b6fe0"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:52:45 +0000 John Lister 9534 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9533/over-30-new-tinder-dating-app-costs-4x-more <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-008cf45595c847a5017144aa2e8d5f83"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:22 +0000 John Lister 9533 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9533/over-30-new-tinder-dating-app-costs-4x-more#comments f1 Mobile How to Restore Default Windows Fonts? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9532/how-restore-default-windows-fonts <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-82564f56ac2160c0c5d16e128067158a"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:19:20 +0000 Dennis Faas 9532 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9532/how-restore-default-windows-fonts#comments f1 Windows Tips Web Pages Load Slow, but I have Fast Internet. Why? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9531/web-pages-load-slow-i-have-fast-internet-why <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-1be75444596b36c893ad18271b56e956"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 9531 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9530/report-only-379-percent-world-population-online <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b36bfcfab7327737730ce14f39072a15"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:16 +0000 John Lister 9530 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9530/report-only-379-percent-world-population-online#comments f1 Internet Google to Block and Ban Sites With Risky Downloads https://www.infopackets.com/news/9529/google-block-and-ban-sites-risky-downloads <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-edc8e68370cdfda656d6fe614c94558a"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:56:39 +0000 John Lister 9529 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9529/google-block-and-ban-sites-risky-downloads#comments f1 Security Lenovo, Superfish Spyware Prompts Class Action Suit https://www.infopackets.com/news/9528/lenovo-superfish-spyware-prompts-class-action-suit <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-0be95c694d94027201b4e0936a6b11b7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:02:01 +0000 John Lister 9528 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9528/lenovo-superfish-spyware-prompts-class-action-suit#comments f1 Security How can a Hacker Access my Router and Network? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9527/how-can-hacker-access-my-router-and-network <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-f7e3edf5f778b34af7468a2ad8208a63"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:42:51 +0000 Dennis Faas 9527 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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' https://www.infopackets.com/news/9499/audacity-206-and-pdfcreator-20 <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-9d63e36a44df85f40c55b728219813de"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/douglas-godbey" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/douglas-godbey" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Douglas Godbey</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:37:13 +0000 Douglas Godbey 9499 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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? https://www.infopackets.com/news/9526/udf-vs-iso-why-wont-my-cd-rw-work-another-pc <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-46db08be885ea5b5e8049eab3106d7ac"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:32:28 +0000 Dennis Faas 9526 at https://www.infopackets.com https://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 https://www.infopackets.com/news/9525/windows-10-widely-support-fingerprint-key-logins <!-- google_ad_section_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><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><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b13e5f9b004292251bf4f6b3d21b8c81"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:50:33 +0000 John Lister 9525 at https://www.infopackets.com https://www.infopackets.com/news/9525/windows-10-widely-support-fingerprint-key-logins#comments f1 Security