http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Final Page Closes on eBook Pricing Scandal http://www.infopackets.com/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal <!-- 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 has lost a federal appeal against a ruling that it conspired to keep e-book prices artificially high. The verdict means it will have to pay $450 million in penalties and compensation. It marks the ending of a case dating back to 2012 based around two different models of pricing for electronic books. Amazon, which dominated the market before Apple started selling ebooks, uses the same model as with print books: the publisher sets a wholesale price and then the retailer decides how much to charge customers. Apple instead pushed for the "agency model" in which the publisher ... (<a href="/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal" 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-b2fc64220e1cf90803b4ee16df841d8d"> <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 Jul 2015 11:55:19 +0000 John Lister 9622 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal#comments f1 Apple BBC Publishes 'Right to be Forgotten' Archive http://www.infopackets.com/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive <!-- 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">British news agency BBC has published a list of its articles which are no longer linked to through Google, due to a controversial European law. The move means that the people who requested the pages be removed may have actually made things worse. The situation involves the " right to be forgotten ", a policy introduced last year by the European Court of Justice . It rules on those laws that apply across the 26 countries that are part of the European Union. The policy applies in cases where people want pages with embarrassing, outdated or privacy-threatening information about them ... (<a href="/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive" 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-edb95bd5ee817c8b617ffed7cec37638"> <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, 30 Jun 2015 13:51:53 +0000 John Lister 9621 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: 'sfc /scannow' Fails, Won't Complete http://www.infopackets.com/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete <!-- 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 C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to run the command 'sfc /scannow' (system file checker) through the Windows command prompt to repair corrupt Windows files, but every time I try and run 'sfc /scannow', it stops at 42% and gives the error message 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.' Therefore, the 'sfc /scannow' does not complete and I can't repair my corrupt Windows files. How can I fix this so I can finish running the scan and fix my files? " My response: I had the "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the ... (<a href="/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete" 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-0d7413374125572ead75281148789fb4"> <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, 29 Jun 2015 17:38:23 +0000 Dennis Faas 9620 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: CPU Not Compatible with Windows 10 Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-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 Samantha M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have the 'Get Windows 10' app running in my tray bar, but when I click on it, it says my CPU is not compatible with Windows 10. How can that be? My PC is currently running Windows 8.1 Pro and only 1 year old -- so I don't understand why my CPU isn't compatible with Windows 10? I read somewhere that if you have Windows 8 or 8.1 that the CPU should automatically be compatible with Windows 10 as the hardware requirements are virtually the same. Any ideas? My CPU is the Intel Core i7 4790K. " My Response: You are correct: if your PC can run ... (<a href="/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-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-569d87d6b4df5dea5c4ca3efbdfa4121"> <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, 26 Jun 2015 15:11:31 +0000 Dennis Faas 9619 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Navy Spends $9.1M to Keep Running Windows XP http://www.infopackets.com/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp <!-- 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 Navy has paid $9.1 million for ongoing support for Microsoft Windows. What makes it really amazing is that the ongoing support is for Windows XP. The payment comes from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. It covers support for XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003. It only covers a temporary extension and there's an option for the Navy to extend the support coverage until 2017 with a total price of $30.8 million. The Navy isn't completely clueless about how outdated the software is. It's running a program to upgrade to more recent software and previously ... (<a href="/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp" 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-5ef9c99e797e081e8e9c4705dcc02bbc"> <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, 25 Jun 2015 11:49:59 +0000 John Lister 9618 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp#comments f1 Government 'Fetus-Friendly' WiFi Router Dismissed As Junk Science http://www.infopackets.com/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science <!-- 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 Chinese company has developed a wireless router with a setting that supposedly protects pregnant women. Rivals have accused Qihoo 360 of using bogus science to try to scare customers into purchasing the device. The router has three settings with names that translate as "wall penetration", "balance", and "pregnant women." The difference between the 3 settings has to do with the signal strength, with the "wall penetration" setting having the highest, and the "pregnant women" setting having the lowest. According to the Qihoo, the signal ... (<a href="/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science" 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-2feb97cca8064041d037b1e06538339f"> <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, 24 Jun 2015 12:39:15 +0000 John Lister 9616 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science#comments f1 Science Windows 10 Piracy Loophole Closed http://www.infopackets.com/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed <!-- 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 issue of exactly who gets a free copy of Windows 10 has continued to confuse the tech community. It now appears a couple of loopholes have been closed, restricting the pool of people getting the free upgrade. Windows 10 will bring us very close to the end of the era of having to pay to use the operating system. Not only will it be the last completely new edition of Windows (with future changes made through major incremental updates), but it will also be a free upgrade in the first year for those running Windows 7 or 8.1. In March, Microsoft also revealed that users in China will be able ... (<a href="/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed" 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-2dd75adcf1d6d71a39ec3ef14e6b47d4"> <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, 23 Jun 2015 11:50:36 +0000 John Lister 9615 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade: Can I keep my Old Windows Install? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-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">Infopackets Reader Lisa A. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for the great website and newsletter. I have a question regarding upgrading to Windows 10. I have a machine with Windows 7 and another with Windows 8, both of which have reserved the free upgrade to Windows 10. My question is this: if I upgrade to Windows 10, can I keep my old version of Windows on the same machine and boot from it? " My response: If you are performing an in-place upgrade of Windows 10, then you will not have a choice as to which operating system you want to boot into. That's because the in-place upgrade ... (<a href="/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-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-6513e4151e41f98aaef466408e78ad39"> <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, 22 Jun 2015 12:47:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 9613 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-install#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Cancel Windows 10 Reservation (Properly) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-properly <!-- 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 Tim P. writes: " Dear Dennis, How do I cancel my Windows 10 reservation? Also, how can I prevent Windows 10 from downloading onto my system? I see the 'Get Windows 10' icon in my tray bar, which has been there since June 1st. Originally I wanted the upgrade to Windows 10, but now I'm not sure it's a good idea because I'm concerned that the upgrade might fail or cause problems. I read on the Internet that the 'get windows 10' icon has to do with Microsoft patch KB3035583, whatever that is. Can you tell me how to remove the Windows 10 reservation? " My response: You are ... (<a href="/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-properly" 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-6791391a94c27dfa845fdf36ca555dcd"> <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, 19 Jun 2015 13:14:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 9612 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-properly#comments f1 Windows Tips Amazon's New Delivery System: You http://www.infopackets.com/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-you <!-- 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 reportedly exploring the idea of paying members of the public to deliver packages to their neighbors. It appears to be a bare bones idea that may not lead to anything. According to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the project is codenamed On My Way. The basic idea is for Amazon to pay retail stores to act as a delivery hub for their neighborhood, working either on a flat rate for a certain time period, or a per-delivery fee. (Source: wsj.com ) The stores would then hold the parcel until a local citizen using a dedicated app saw there was a parcel available in their area ... (<a href="/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-you" 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-8156cd5fa762bf6e8aff03a6d031cfa1"> <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, 18 Jun 2015 12:10:49 +0000 John Lister 9611 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-you#comments f1 Internet Facial Recognition: Should Permission be Required? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required <!-- 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">Plans to draw up guidelines for how firms use facial recognition technology have fallen apart after civil liberties groups withdrew from talks. They say businesses aren't making a serious offer at an acceptable compromise. Businesses and consumer groups have been taking part in facial recognition guideline talks since early last year. They've been organized by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a government agency. The idea behind the talks was to avoid the need to draw up and implement legislation, something that could be politically tricky. The ... (<a href="/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required" 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-67924a28b33c207ad47ecbee139019ec"> <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, 17 Jun 2015 12:06:08 +0000 John Lister 9610 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required#comments f1 Security Windows 10 Cortana Button Could Replace ESC Key http://www.infopackets.com/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key <!-- 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">Toshiba has announced that some of its forthcoming laptops will have a dedicated Cortana key. It's designed as an easier way to control the "digital assistant" feature in Windows 10. Cortana, which is already implemented in Windows Phone devices, is a similar idea to Apple's dedicated virtual assistant, Siri. While Cortana features spoken information and voice control, it also combines online searches with information on user devices or computers to increase relevancy. Some examples Microsoft gives include taking notes of ideas, delivering personalized news updates, or ... (<a href="/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key" 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-ebbe6c9c70f6e2b4de2000aee7282a9e"> <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, 16 Jun 2015 12:02:47 +0000 John Lister 9609 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key#comments f1 Microsoft Download Windows 10 .ISO (DVD) for Clean Install? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-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">Infopackets Reader Tim A. writes: " Dear Dennis, When will the full retail version (OEM) of Windows 10 be available as an .ISO file, so I can burn Windows 10 onto DVD and install it that way? I would much rather install Windows 10 clean using my DVD drive than to install it using Windows Update. A colleague of mine says that installing Windows over top of Windows (I.E: doing a Windows 'upgrade') is never a good idea. He says that upgrade installs usually leave left-overs from the previous Windows installation which can interfere with the new Windows 10 install - or worse, cause the new ... (<a href="/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-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-1b63b7c8ee3c34a86c9dccdc0db330f4"> <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, 15 Jun 2015 13:10:32 +0000 Dennis Faas 9608 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-install#comments f1 Windows Tips Which Processor is Better: Intel or AMD? - Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-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 Bob C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Which processor is better: Intel or AMD? The reason I ask is that my laptop is roughly 6 years old and it's time for me to purchase a new one. That said, I can't seem to find the definitive answer as to which processor I should get for my next laptop. AMD seems to have cheaper processors, whereas Intel processors are usually always much more expensive. Can you shed light on which processor is better? " My Response: I've been asked this question probably no less than a thousand times and the answer is quite simply: it depends on what you want to ... (<a href="/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-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-a9e48b3bcddef3af903d9bd8175bf5c3"> <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, 12 Jun 2015 13:26:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 9607 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Kaspersky Labs Hacked "By Government" http://www.infopackets.com/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government <!-- 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">Kaspersky Lab, one of the biggest security software firms, says its own internal network was attacked by hackers. The company heavily implied that a national government was behind the hack. Owner Eugene Kaspersky says the hackers were able to access confidential internal data relating to research and development into new and improved security techniques. The attack didn't delete or change any data, or affect any performance. The company is also quick to stress that no customers were affected by the move and that it's products continue to work as designed. Attack Method Impressive, ... (<a href="/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government" 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-fbe41aec061448efb9325cc5f87c58e7"> <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, 11 Jun 2015 11:53:44 +0000 John Lister 9606 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government#comments f1 Security US to Encrypt All Government Websites http://www.infopackets.com/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites <!-- 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">All US government websites accessible by the public must use secure connections by then end of next year. The new rules should protect the public, particularly "whistleblowers." New rules laid down this week mandate the change for all public sites that are wholly or partly maintained by the federal government. This applies even if the site is operated by a contractor. The rules apply whether or not the site requires a user to log-in. (Source: cio.gov ) Under the rules, sites must use the most secure protection that is widely available. The initial implementation of the rule ... (<a href="/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites" 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-625cae7a5662076f0322113b82ff576c"> <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, 10 Jun 2015 11:38:47 +0000 John Lister 9605 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites#comments f1 Government New Cloud-Based Antivirus Strategy Unveiled http://www.infopackets.com/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled <!-- 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 new security firm says it has come up with a way to stop malicious software before it reaches a user's computer. The "Isolation Platform" will initially be offered to business users, but remains to be seen how practical the solution is. According to makers Menlo, the main problem with most security tools are that they are based around the idea of examining programming code on a user's computer, and trying to determine if the code is malicious. Only if everything appears to be OK is a program allowed to run on the computer. Menlo says that's flawed because malware ... (<a href="/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled" 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-854ce25c877122a5cf7ae5b6537a2aff"> <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, 09 Jun 2015 11:47:17 +0000 John Lister 9604 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Send To Menu Missing (XP, Vista, 7, 8) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8 <!-- 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 Brian H. writes: " Dear Dennis, Somehow, my 'Send To' context menu option has disappeared. For example, if I go to My Computer and then browse the C drive, I can usually right-click an icon (which then brings up a menu), and then I can select 'Send To -&gt; Desktop' - but the Send To context menu is missing. I've searched Google and came across several Windows Registry fixes, but they don't seem to work on my computer. How can I fix the missing Send To menu? Also, how can I add the missing shortcuts to the Send To menu? " My response: This is a frequently asked question. I' ... (<a href="/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8" 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-d14c2fa356f05f1c5c7b04009c3644c5"> <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, 08 Jun 2015 13:52:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9603 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows Update Won't Update http://www.infopackets.com/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-update <!-- 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 Sam G. writes: " Dear Dennis, My Windows Update won't update. It happened when I upgraded to Windows 8.1; I had over 100 updates to download. I manage to download most of them but there were a few that failed. Windows Update says the error code is 8007045B on the failed updates. I did a search for 8007045B in Google but the information is conflicting, confusing, and for the most part all the articles I've read go around in a loop. I also came across an article on PC World which says to do revert my restore point - but that didn't work, either. Apparently this has to do with ... (<a href="/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-update" 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-9bff3c704d20251a526ffac09ac454ba"> <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, 05 Jun 2015 15:26:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9602 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-update#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T Makes Surprise Offer On Net Neutrality http://www.infopackets.com/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality <!-- 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 says its prepared to drop its opposition to government rules for net neutrality. In return it wants to be allowed to take over DirecTV without regulatory interference. The offer could be a dramatic development in the ongoing dispute over net neutrality. That's the principle that Internet carriers should not discriminate between different types of content (other than illegal material). Examples include: blocking, slowing down, or charging special carriage fees for some forms of data, but not others. The US government, in particular the Federal Communications Commission, has ... (<a href="/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality" 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-cca11e97a446ccc0bf7525c1dd647a4e"> <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, 04 Jun 2015 11:42:55 +0000 John Lister 9601 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality#comments f1 Government US Patriot Act Replaced To Limit Online Snooping http://www.infopackets.com/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping <!-- 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">President Obama has signed a law that will limit the government's power to collect data from the public's online and telephone activities. The USA Freedom Act should make it harder for officials to simply collect data in bulk. The Act replaces the measures in the 2001 Patriot Act , which extended the government's surveillance powers as a response to the September 11 attacks . That led to the National Security Agency launching a program by which it effectively collected as much data as possible and held on to it so that it could then look back for details on particular individuals ... (<a href="/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping" 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-875fc5489be136cf671ef783f236d1e7"> <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, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:23 +0000 John Lister 9600 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping#comments f1 Internet Confirmed: Windows 10 Due July 29; Plus Upgrade Paths http://www.infopackets.com/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths <!-- 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 available July 29, 2015. It's also advising those who wish to take the plunge to Windows 10 do some prep work before installing the new operating system. The date is a minor surprise as, more often than not, previous Windows editions came out in the fall. Fall release dates are usually meant to target people buying new PCs for the new academic year, or for the Christmas shopping season. That may be less relevant, however, as Windows 10 is a free upgrade. Windows 10 Upgrade Paths The upgrade process should be relatively simple, starting with the ... (<a href="/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths" 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-a742aa503af02a9ea394cc817d73a3c7"> <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, 02 Jun 2015 12:27:28 +0000 John Lister 9599 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Can't run Command Prompt as Admin (Win8) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8 <!-- 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 Dave T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my netbook and downloaded all the updates which took almost 2 days to complete. Towards the end there was a slew of failed updates which did not install; one of them which was a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer. I read that to fix the issue I need to open a command prompt as Administrator user and then run 'sfc /scannow' to fix the failed updates, but I cannot seem to run cmd.exe as the Administrator user. When I try and run 'sfc /scannow', I get the error message that 'You must be an administrator ... (<a href="/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8" 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-9c03491759017b8a2e712a635c03a751"> <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, 01 Jun 2015 16:31:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9598 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8#comments f1 Windows Tips Why does my C Drive Keep Filling Up? - Explained http://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-01bf5b14f87a3458338ef93db60526d4"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft To Clean Up Windows Store http://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-13643f05e4912d22409b262aa79e21e0"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store#comments f1 Microsoft Most of the World Still Not Online: Report http://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-b20f8cb6b30561187a102439c5122d3b"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9595/most-world-still-not-online-report#comments f1 Internet Grocery Store Uses LED Lights To Track Customers http://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-b1315bf989d5b27e025e1239367cd4d8"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9594/grocery-store-uses-led-lights-track-customers#comments f1 Technology How to Fix: 'Operation Canceled Due to Restrictions' Error http://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-94e2952b834c4e7edcaab193faad9eef"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9593/how-fix-operation-canceled-due-restrictions-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Maps links White House to Offensive Terms http://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-fc40d79e5a9fd5879a8b4f0141a3aa3e"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9592/google-maps-links-white-house-offensive-terms#comments f1 Google FBI Wants to Ban Secure Internet using Backdoors http://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 ... (<a href="/news/9591/fbi-wants-ban-secure-internet-using-backdoors" 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-83f2a40e1505008cb825eaacacd484e7"> <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, 20 May 2015 11:51:45 +0000 John Lister 9591 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9591/fbi-wants-ban-secure-internet-using-backdoors#comments f1 Security Candy Crush Saga Bundles With Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9590/candy-crush-saga-bundles-windows-10 <!-- 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">Candy Crush Saga will come pre-installed for Windows 10. 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-98236a8425afee4d94bd0887c5a131ef"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9590/candy-crush-saga-bundles-windows-10#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Monitor Keeps Going Black / Turning Off http://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-f93f4f7904b2b61b4723434fcb231ea5"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9589/how-fix-monitor-keeps-going-black-turning#comments f1 Windows Tips How to 'Test Restore' Acronis True Image Backup http://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-1618197249dab0b70da0f0e4d4aed629"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://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 http://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 ... 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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-125465d3f00d988f40b4106cb83dd426"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9586/scientists-one-step-closer-building-human-brain#comments f1 Technology Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Be The Last Version http://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-946d3b8e7813d3c94d11504d366f81a9"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9585/microsoft-windows-10-will-be-last-version#comments f1 Microsoft How to fix: Screensaver Won't Start http://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-d77d631564c1fdb823386de9dc96ea18"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9584/how-fix-screensaver-wont-start#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Remove Spotify - The Definitive Guide http://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-2d6be97d1996035aebd4ba2f465900d5"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9582/lenovo-users-warned-system-update-flaw#comments f1 Security New Malware Erases Entire Hard Drive Upon Detection http://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-8fc587025548fd69ff49e00985116b7b"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9581/new-malware-erases-entire-hard-drive-upon-detection#comments f1 Security Smart Devices Likely to Cause Internet Congestion http://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-710e0f0e5d0ee03f0f7e336710209a5c"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9580/smart-devices-likely-cause-internet-congestion#comments f1 Internet How to fix: CPU Fan Stuck at 100% http://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-fad4182ab705c8a1816aec0a4fbc23d9"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9579/how-fix-cpu-fan-stuck-100#comments f1 Windows Tips How do I Change my IP Address (IP Banned)? http://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-75a31208cf0ad373b865df707743f992"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://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 http://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-676ea18151d8da931ab6db432cc425da"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9577/windows-10-natively-support-ios-android-apps#comments f1 Microsoft Yahoo Testing Ear Print Login System on Smartphones http://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-c93379ad06c5d495fd255840c2709adb"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9576/yahoo-testing-ear-print-login-system-smartphones#comments f1 Mobile Facebook Debuts Free Video Call Service http://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-078f0bf03d6fff9cc4fc370f4761db37"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9575/facebook-debuts-free-video-call-service#comments f1 Mobile How to Selectively Disable USB Ports (Save Power) http://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-5770f3d3024464cab89f3a8270134d6d"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9574/how-selectively-disable-usb-ports-save-power#comments f1 Windows Tips Fix: Vueminder Pro won't Sync with Google Calendar http://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar <!-- 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-baf7450dfbfea2a6d1aafeb5586dbab0"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9573/fix-vueminder-pro-wont-sync-google-calendar#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Unveils Own Cellphone Network http://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network <!-- 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-f227de1e374d0ee91137ce10df62be94"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9572/google-unveils-own-cellphone-network#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Could Be Out In July http://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july <!-- 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-41491179f197f3713c783ee620b4a332"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9571/windows-10-could-be-out-july#comments f1 Microsoft US Wary About Ditching FM Radio http://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio <!-- 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-020257be26fac309666d4f986f215f01"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9570/us-wary-about-ditching-fm-radio#comments f1 Technology CryptoPrevent Review: Does it Prevent CryptoLocker? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker <!-- 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-0adf15bf47a48808ba9ebf3fcb26b38d"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9569/cryptoprevent-review-does-it-prevent-cryptolocker#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: MSConfig Stopped Responding, Access Denied, Not Found http://www.infopackets.com/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-not-found <!-- 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-6a6baad207554c1619dafea8f21f8db3"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9568/how-fix-msconfig-stopped-responding-access-denied-not-found#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Search Results 'Fixed', Faces $6.6B Fine http://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine <!-- 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-d971b6434897170b0b5021427ef85916"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9567/google-search-results-fixed-faces-66b-fine#comments f1 Google Controversy Rages Over ".Sucks" Domain Name http://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name <!-- 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-731c3a4724b23ea80a20a8d4534f1a47"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9566/controversy-rages-over-sucks-domain-name#comments f1 Internet Ransomware Hackers Hit Maine Police Central Server http://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server <!-- 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-d83d53f1fa9357b7532fbe1832538eed"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9565/ransomware-hackers-hit-maine-police-central-server#comments f1 Security How Much Space do I need for My Backups? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups <!-- 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-8811e45b883af49904382aa4d9370fd7"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9564/how-much-space-do-i-need-my-backups#comments f1 Windows Tips Best way to Convert DOC to PDF? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf <!-- 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-5b0b51b46c8dafc27776af45d4e5cf38"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9563/best-way-convert-doc-pdf#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T Fined $25M for Offshore Customer Data Leak http://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak <!-- 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-ffe56d69af4bda355fb61d845048985f"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9562/att-fined-25m-offshore-customer-data-leak#comments f1 Security Experiment Tracks Spread of 'Stolen Data' Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online <!-- 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-10caadbe9abf4e5fc01e63ba513a17b4"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9561/experiment-tracks-spread-stolen-data-online#comments f1 Security Internet Explorer Replacement Gets Thumbs Up http://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs <!-- 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-4cac3b6c2912ede86f83e19e873aadb3"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9560/internet-explorer-replacement-gets-thumbs#comments f1 Internet Why You Should Install KB3000850: Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained <!-- 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-d66783d38a9d45aa5e9914afd11da02e"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9559/why-you-should-install-kb3000850-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Best Mobile, Pocket-sized Computer and No Data Plan? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-plan <!-- 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-e287aec7550f23d18a11470096ba9d8d"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9558/best-mobile-pocket-sized-computer-and-no-data-plan#comments f1 Mobile Survey: Are Smartphones a Vital Tool in 2015? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015 <!-- 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-98d3f62aca871efcd1beb47c0ed425f3"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9557/survey-are-smartphones-vital-tool-2015#comments f1 Internet Amazon 'Buy' Buttons hit Bathrooms and Kitchens http://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens <!-- 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-3e55c8906ab2ecb6dbb4a2a0582784b1"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9556/amazon-buy-buttons-hit-bathrooms-and-kitchens#comments f1 Technology Windows 10 Laptops Start At $149 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149 <!-- 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-6b080e2a3ac934c75a6a1c12bd914705"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9555/windows-10-laptops-start-149#comments f1 Hardware How to Fix: 'Failure configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes' Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-error <!-- 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-da15bd279e0b55770b21b5ba30710a4a"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9554/how-fix-failure-configuring-windows-updates-reverting-changes-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Does Windows 10 require the CPU to support PAE? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae <!-- 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-f44124cdec4d45c7b6ca8e73578b2f78"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9553/does-windows-10-require-cpu-support-pae#comments f1 Windows Tips GM To Debut 'Teen Driver' Programmable Car http://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car <!-- 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-a554685cf1afc2f28f6c42f1faf4ab13"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9552/gm-debut-teen-driver-programmable-car#comments f1 Technology Google to Eliminate Paper Bills using Gmail http://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail <!-- 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-713188d8c6542a0e175a5e6a8c3a3f1a"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9551/google-eliminate-paper-bills-using-gmail#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Upgrade For Pirates: Applies Worldwide http://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide <!-- 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-55a7cded1d493b2224aff3217435152d"> <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 http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9550/windows-10-upgrade-pirates-applies-worldwide#comments f1 Piracy