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Fri
07
Dec
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Windows 8: How to Backup Recovery Tools

We have received several technical inquiries much like this one from a long-time Infopackets subscriber: "Dear Infopackets: I have converted to Windows 8 and am getting along OK. But I'm worried about losing my data if this new operating system ... should contain a bad bug that hasn't yet been discovered. I knew what to do for data recovery in Windows 7, now I'm lost. You offered me lots of good information in the past, so I'm hoping now you can tell me how to do data recovery in Windows 8. Thanks, Charlene F." My Response: Few people have reported major problems with Windows 8 so far ( ... (view more)

Mon
03
Dec
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Windows 8: How to Shut Down in One Click

Here's a great question we recently received from a loyal Infopackets subscriber: "Dear Infopackets Team, I just purchased a brand new Windows 8 PC. I was really excited to try out the new operating system, but I've been having trouble getting used ... to all the small changes. For example, it's been difficult figuring out just how I'm supposed to shut my new laptop down! Is there a way to do this quickly and easily? Thanks, Merrill B." My Response: When Microsoft introduced Windows 8's new user interface, it changed a great many operating system features. One major change: the shutdown process. ... (view more)

Mon
26
Nov
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 Review

News Flash May 7, 2013: Spring has sprung, and here at Infopackets we're cleaning up on some great savings. Act now and save a sizzling 40% to 70% off Ashampoo's flagship software, Burning Studio 12 -- both full and upgrade versions! The offer is ... good only until May 22, 2013, so don't delay. To help you decide, we've compiled a full review of Burning Studio 12, with links to this great discount offer you'll find at the bottom of the page . Don't forget: proceeds if this sale support our website, staff, and writers. We appreciate your support! Confusion Now Eliminated; Burning Discs Made Easy ... (view more)

Thu
30
Dec
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IBM Predicts Hologram Mobile Phones in 5 Years

IBM has revealed their annual "Five in Five" list, which highlights five innovations that the company predicts will change the lives of everyday people over the next five years. Among the predictions turning heads is the belief that IBM researchers ... are five years away from enabling mobile phones to produce 3D hologram images of people talking and moving in real time. Image Princess Leigha's hologram inside R2D2 from the mega-smash hit movie Star Wars, and the experience may be similar. 3D Visual Images to be Displayed on Virtually Any Surface Paul Bloom, IBM's CTO for telecommunications ... (view more)

Thu
19
Nov
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'Create Private Torrents', and 'Access Linux Files From Windows'

Create Private Torrents This article explains how to share large files with either your friends privately or with anyone publicly using Bittorrent and uTorrent. Creating Torrents and sharing files can be a risky business, so it's important you're ... prepared. http://www.bootstrike.com Access Linux Files From Windows Want to know how to get safe and quick access to alternative file systems? DiskInternals Linux Reader is a new easy way to do this. This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems. This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you ... (view more)

Mon
30
Mar
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'Create a Mobile Version of Your Website', and 'Core Temp'

Create a Mobile Version of Your Website The number of people who browse the Internet on their cell phones is on the rise and if your website is not accessible via mobile phones or is not mobile friendly, you are losing potential traffic. This tool ... can help you create a mobile-friendly version of your website. http://www.instantfundas.com Core Temp Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature. It shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system. You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jan
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'Create Shortcut There', and 'Click To Desktop'

Create Shortcut There This is a simple-to-use program that helps users customize their shortcuts in just a click. How does it work? Right click a file, select the context menu item, and CreateShortcutThere to choose where to place the new shortcut. ... http://www.donationcoder.com Click To Desktop Click on the desktop to hide all windows quickly and easily. This first version of the program makes switching between different browsers, windows, and programs easier than ever before! The perfect solution for the web surfer extraordinaire. http://www.donationcoder.com Today's fresh software picks were ... (view more)

Fri
21
Nov
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'Create Your Own Version of Basic', and 'ViOrb'

Create Your Own Version of Basic This episode of Computer Archaeology is about reverse engineering eight different versions of Microsoft BASIC 6502 (Commodore, AppleSoft etc.), reconstructing the family tree, and understanding when bugs were fixed ... and when new bugs, features, and 'Easter eggs' were introduced. http://pagetable.com ViOrb ViOrb automatically replaces your start button with one that looks the same as Vista's start orb so you can get the Vista feel and look for Windows XP. Just download ViOrb, extract the ViOrb OneStep executable and then double click it. http://lee-soft.com ... (view more)

Sat
15
Nov
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Movie Shrink and Burn 3 Review

Update 2013/01/21: We are absolutely delighted to announce that Ashampoo has agreed to reinstate a generous 35% discount for Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 for all Infopackets Readers. This fabulous program not only shrinks and converts video ... files to another format, it also allows you to make your own custom DVDs. Makes a great gift and also great for archiving video permanently. Be sure to snap up this fine offer! But hurry - the 35% discount is a time-limited offer and expires Feb 11, 2013! Full 30 day money back guarantee is offered. The full review of Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 ... (view more)

Fri
14
Nov
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'GPU Caps Viewer', and 'Create Video Card Profiles'

GPU Caps Viewer GPU Caps Viewer is an OpenGL graphics card utility for Windows XP and Vista (32/64-bit). This tool offers quick view of the graphics configuration, display of the main OpenGL capabilities, display of the OpenGL extensions supported ... by your graphics card, or even the display of all existing OpenGL extensions. http://www.ozone3d.net Create Video Card Profiles The following article is a guide to create profiles for the installed video card to optimize it for different applications, namely working on the desktop and gaming. The problem with running a video card in Windows is that ... (view more)

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