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Mon
20
Aug
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Megaupload Piracy Case: Judge Blocks Extradition

The man behind the controversial Megaupload site has been given permission to remain in his native New Zealand for the moment. A local court has ruled that American officials must divulge full details of the evidence against site owner Kim Dotcom ... before he can be extradited. The Megaupload site came under fire because it allowed users to upload files and share them with others. As with many such sites, a high proportion of these files appeared to be copyright-protected material shared without permission. Difficult for Prosecutors to Convict In similar cases, it has been difficult to convict ... (view more)

Fri
03
Aug
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'Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7', and 'HD Speed 1.7.5.100'

Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7 Files Terminator Free is an easy-to-use application that allows users to permanently delete their files on their computer, and so free up disk space. This free utility software also protects the user's privacy by ... permanently deleting sensitive documents, images, videos and other files, so they can't be retrieved by hackers or others trying to steal information. http://weebly.com HD Speed 1.7.5.100 HD Speed is a free software tool that measures both the sustained and burst data transfer rates of your computer's hard disks, CD / DVD-roms, flash cards / USB sticks, ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jul
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Pirate Bay Crackdown Fails to Halt File-Sharing

Attempts by British courts to stop illegal file-sharing by blocking access to The Pirate Bay site appear to have failed. A major Internet Service Provider (ISP) has revealed that the amount of Pirate Bay file-sharing returned to typical levels just ... a week after the block took effect. Issued just over two months ago, Britain's court order to block access to The Pirate Bay was highly controversial. It was only the second time a UK court had ordered such a block on copyright grounds, and came despite the fact that The Pirate Bay does not host any actual files. The key to the case was that while ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jun
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'Files 2 Folder 1.1.3', and 'Aciqra 2.2'

Files 2 Folder 1.1.3 This helpful piece of free software is a 'right-click shell extension' that will automatically create a new folder based on the name of a selected file, and will then move that file into that new folder. If you select multiple ... files at the same time, a box will pop up asking you for a new folder name for those files. The software will create that new folder and move all the selected files into it. Very nice! http://skwire.dcmembers.com Aciqra 2.2 Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open-source software that creates a virtual planetarium and sky map on your computer. It ... (view more)

Wed
16
May
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The Pirate Bay vs Pirate Pay: Microsoft Funds War

A Russian company says its "Pirate Pay" project can eliminate online piracy by blocking web users from sharing files via the BitTorrent system. The people behind Pirate Pay (not to be confused with The Pirate Bay) came up with an alternative method ... of combating illegal file-sharing via BitTorrent. To help them get started, they received $100,000 from Microsoft. The first major test of the Pirate Pay system involved attempting to block distribution of a Russian movie titled "Vysotsky: Thank God, I'm Alive". Pirate Pay says it managed to block 44,845 illegal downloads of that film in ... (view more)

Mon
09
Apr
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Ashampoo Office 2012 Review

Update 2013/06/17: Save up to 75% off on Ashampoo Office 2012! This is the best price we've ever posted to-date, and is limited time (deal expires July 1st, 2013). Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. Thanks for your support! You can ... click here to go straight to the discount offer ; otherwise, please enjoy our review, below. Question: what's better than Microsoft Office, but costs only a fraction of price? Answer: Ashampoo Office 2012. -- Next to web browsing, office suites and word processing are arguably the most widely used software tools for every computer user. In fact, it' ... (view more)

Wed
22
Feb
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Microsoft SkyDrive Gets Major Overhaul

Microsoft's popular cloud computing service, SkyDrive, is reported to be getting a major overhaul soon. Included in the upgrade will be a number of visual improvements, the addition of a drag-and-drop feature, and a new tool that allows users to ... access files stored on their home computers from anywhere, securely, via the SkyDrive site. With about 17 million customers, Microsoft's SkyDrive service is one of the more popular cloud storage applications. However, that popularity hasn't discouraged Microsoft from giving the platform a major upgrade that it hopes will help drive the service to the ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jan
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US DOJ Shuts Down Megaupload Site, Citing Piracy

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has shut down a leading "direct download" file-sharing site: Megaupload. In addition, employees have been charged with copyright-related offenses. Megaupload is designed to share files, regardless of ... legality. The site also allowed users to post links to the copyrighted files so anyone could obtain them. Overall, critics suggest Megaupload was much easier to use than other file-sharing sites, such as torrents or newsgroups. The site was also free of charge for most users. Anyone prepared to pay for premium membership got priority service, higher ... (view more)

Fri
16
Dec
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Acronis True Image 2012 Review

Update 2012/10/06: Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2013. It's finally here!!! Currently we are working on Acronis True Image 2013 review, so please read the below previous version's review. It explains how Acronis True Image disk imaging works ... and why it's completely different than standard backup software (and why it's critically important to understand this concept). Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a newer, larger hard drive and have all your data moved over, but didn't know how? Has your computer ever been infected with spyware / malware and it made Windows inoperable or full of ... (view more)

Wed
30
Nov
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Windows 8 Install Takes Only 11 Clicks; Simplified

Windows 8 will apparently be much simpler to install and does not require faster hardware specifications than Windows 7, allowing some XP machines to run the new operating system (OS). The changes center around allowing most people to simply ... download Windows 8, unlike previous upgrades that involved great complexity. For example, a user might have to download and run an Upgrade Advisor tool; save files and settings; run the set-up and installation; and finally reinstall all applications and settings. A process like this might involve 60 or so separate screens, many of them repetitive. Windows ... (view more)

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