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Wed
16
Nov
John Lister's picture

Report: 700M Android Phones Contain Chinese Spyware

Some cheaply made Android phones are reportedly sending copies of text messages to a Chinese source every 72 hours. The official explanation is that international customers have unintentionally received handsets with a "feature" designed for Chinese ... users. A security firm named Kryptowire made the discovery. It found that hidden software preinstalled in phones was contacting a Chinese server every three days and passing on details including contacts lists and call logs. The software also sent back daily updates with the full content of text messages and location data. (Source: ... (view more)

Fri
12
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Lets Users Create Will For Their Data

Google says it will allow users to decide what should happen to their data after they die. It will allow users to have data deleted or passed on to somebody else. The new feature is called 'Inactive Account Manager' and is accessed through the main ... account settings page for your Google account. It's an opt-in service, so it will only take effect if you actively set it up. (Source: google.com ) The feature isn't triggered by your death, but by you failing to carry out any actions that require you to be logged into an account, such as checking emails. You can set the feature to activate after ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: The People App Explained

"Hi Infopackets, I recently bought Windows 8 and naturally want to learn more about the new applications that come with it. In particular, I'm a huge fan of social media and would love to find out more about the new People app. Who better to explain ... it all than you, who have been helping me understand the computer world for half a dozen years. Thanks! Mary B." My response: Great question, because Windows 8's new People app is one of the more exciting features included in Microsoft's newest operating system. People App: A Central Hub for Social Media Basically, the new People app is a social ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Win7 Upgrade Guide: From Outlook Express to Thunderbird

Infopackets Reader Bill P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I finally made the plunge to Win7, thanks to your series of articles on upgrading from XP to Windows 7 . I noticed that Outlook Express is no longer part of Windows 7. Question: is there another ... email program similar to Outlook Express, and one that can import all my old Outlook Express emails for use on Windows 7? I've archived many Outlook Express emails over the years that I would still like to keep. " My response: I faced the exact same issue when I upgraded to Windows 7. In short: Microsoft chose not to bundle an email program with ... (view more)

Wed
23
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo Mail Gets a Face(book) Lift

Yahoo email users can look forward to great new features in the next year as the company fights for its share of Internet messaging. By adding new features that will either imitate or link to existing social networks, Yahoo hopes to provide users ... with an experience that will make email more applicable as a social networking tool. (Source: technologyreview.com ) Yahoo's plans for the new features were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas earlier this month. As the most popular web-based email service, Yahoo upgrades will benefit over two hundred million users. ( ... (view more)

Tue
18
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Create a Back Up of your Contacts in MS Outlook

You never know when an emergency could necessitate a backup copy of your contacts. How would you ever remember them all?? Fortunately, you don't have to rely on your memory should you lose all of your contacts in MS Outlook. Follow the steps below ... to create a backup copy: You will need to export your Contacts folder to a file in Personal Folders (.pst) On the File menu, click Import and Export. Click Export to a file. Click Next. In the Create a file of type list, click Personal Folder File (.pst). Click Next. In the Select a folder to export from list If you have subfolders below the ... (view more)

Thu
28
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Saving a Contact Entry as a vCard: MS Outlook

In addition to sending vCards as e-mail attachments, Outlook allows you to save a contact entry to a file as a vCard. You might do this if you want to link to vCards on a web site so that others can download the vCards directly rather than receiving ... a message with the vCards attached. You might want to save a large number of contacts as vCards and send them to someone via a Zip disk or other removable media rather than through e-mail. Follow these steps to save a contact item as a vCard file: In Outlook, open the contact item you want to save as a vCard. Choose File, Export To vCard File. ... (view more)

Sat
29
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Sharing Contacts with vCards: MS Outlook

A vCard presents contact information as an electronic business card that can be sent via e-mail. vCards are based on an open standard, allowing any application that supports vCards to share contact information. In addition to sending a vCard as an ... attachment, you can also include it with your message signature. When you receive a message with a vCard attached, a paper clip icon appears in the preview pane to indicate the attachment. Use one of the following methods to add the data in the vCard as a contact entry: From the preview pane, select the paper clip icon and click the filename that ... (view more)

Thu
06
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Color-Code Contacts by Category: MS Outlook

Microsoft Outlook provides a new feature in versions 2000 and forward that allows you to color-code items that meet certain criteria. Using this feature you can identify a set of items without having to group or sort them. In fact, Outlook does it ... all for you! First you have to assign a common Category code to each contact you wish to assign to a color group, and then you can apply a color to that category group. To assign categories to your contacts: Launch MS Outlook. In the Contacts folder on the Tools menu, click Organize. In the Organizer, click Using Views, and then click to select by ... (view more)

Wed
28
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

PiXPO Review

I like creating online photo albums. It provides an easy way to share photos with friends and family. Keeping track of who I should notify every time I have new pictures is a little more complicated, however. I personally don't like posting pictures ... to the Web and having them visible to anyone who happens to wander by my site: password protection keeps out unwanted visitors, but it isn't very convenient and you still have to email everyone who needs the password. And let's be honest -- creating a website with password protection isn't easy for the majority of Internet users. So, what other ... (view more)

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