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Tue
28
Oct
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Ends Oct 30: Win7 PCs, Laptops Heavily Discounted

It's the end of the line for Windows 7 -- sort of. After this Friday, October 31, Microsoft will no longer sell Windows 7 licenses to PC manufacturers, otherwise known as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). That will force most PC makers to ... turn to Windows 8.1 -- at least, until Windows 10's release next year. For businesses who don't appreciate Windows 8's main features -- like the Start screen, touch integration, and "Modern" (or "Metro") user interface -- there's some good news. Microsoft will continue to allow PC makers to produce Windows 7 ... (view more)

Thu
09
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How Can You Fix My Computer Over the Internet?

Infopackets Reader 'Nurse Lynda' writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for fixing my computer [over the Internet] - it's amazing to see you work ... you sure know your stuff! ... [I have a question]: I have recommended your 'Remote Desktop Support' ... services to my friends on Facebook, but they don't understand how [you can fix my computer over the Internet]? Specifically, they are asking what is the meaning of 'Remote' Desktop Support? I've tried to explain, but they just don't understand it. Do you have a page explaining this? " My response: ... (view more)

Wed
25
Jun
John Lister's picture

Google To Make Homes Even Smarter

If you could control the majority of your home and appliances with a smartphone, which devices would you want to control? Google has pondered that very question, and has recently announced plans to open up its 'Nest' technology to independent ... developers, so that household gadgets can easily communicate with one another. Nest, which Google bought for $3.2 billion in this past January, made its name with an "intelligent" thermostat system. The system automatically learns your patterns of activities in the home with preferred heating and cooling levels. It then automatically develops a ... (view more)

Fri
11
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Everything Home 1.0.785', and 'Zoom Player 8.7 Beta 28'

Everything Home 1.0.785 This program is designed to create a mobile interface that automatically adapts to your personal and professional lifestyle. Search for the James Bond film "Skyfall" and everything on your smartphone will adapt -- you'll get ... the IMDB app, the YouTube app, the Netflix app, and more! http://everything.me/ Zoom Player 8.7 Beta 28 Zoom Player is an intelligent, dynamic, and highly customizable media player for your Windows computer. It uses 'Smart Play' technology to improve stability and performance. Features include media library, file browser playlist editor, ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'WhoCrashed Free Home Edition 4.02', and 'Network Monitor II 18.3'

WhoCrashed Free Home Edition 4.02 System crashed? Find out what caused the problem with WhoCrashed Free Home Edition, version 4.02. With just a single click WhoCrashed provides you with a list of drivers that could be responsible for causing a ... crash. http://www.resplendence.com Network Monitor II 18.3 Keep tabs on your network with Network Monitor II. This program shows you important information about your wired or wireless Internet connection, including speed, signal strength, and download / upload progress. http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info This freeware software program is brought to you ... (view more)

Tue
30
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

'StudioLine Photo Basic 3.70.56', and 'Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.7.7114'

StudioLine Photo Basic 3.70.56 StudioLine Photo Basic is a free software package that includes a wide range of useful features, including dual-monitor support, geo-tagging, image archiving, online album creation, and advanced file management! This ... program makes it easy to edit and share your photos with others. http://www.studioline.net Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.7.7114 Media Player Classic Home Cinema is an open-source media player designed for Microsoft's Windows operation system. It supports most video and audio file formats, is spyware-free, and won't annoy you with ... (view more)

Thu
21
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Reveals 'Smart Home' Vision in New Video

Microsoft has shared its vision of what the future home might look like. In a recently released YouTube video, Microsoft revealed cutting-edge voice- and motion-enabled innovations. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer has long been an ... advocate for touch screen displays and voice-recognition technology. The YouTube video appears to indicate that these concepts could realistically be put into practice, with some estimating that the technology could hit retailers in as little as three years' time. Microsoft's Fully Connected Home The video, titled "Microsoft's Future Vision: Live, ... (view more)

Wed
06
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

'MailStore Home 8.0.2', and 'CloudOn 4.0'

MailStore Home 8.0.2 Most of us have been using email for years. That means we've accumulated many, many messages and in many cases we've done nothing to properly organize those emails. MailStore Home is designed to help you archive and backup your ... email collection. http://www.mailstore.com CloudOn 4.0 This program gives Apple iPad users the ability to access and use their favorite Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This program is absolutely free for personal use and is also compatible with Google Android-based devices. http://site.cloudon.com This freeware ... (view more)

Mon
18
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Office 2013: Home Users Limited to One PC

Industry insiders are warning potential buyers of Microsoft Office 2013 to carefully read the software's licensing agreement. According to reports, users of the popular software package could be prevented from installing programs like Excel, ... PowerPoint, and Word on more than a single PC. In a recent report, InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard notes that, according to the Microsoft Office 2013 licensing terms, users may have to re-purchase the software if their computer (the PC they originally installed the Office software on) breaks down. (Source: infoworld.com ) New Terms of Service for Home Users ... (view more)

Tue
12
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'Connection Keeper 12.1', and 'Identity Finder Home Edition 6.3'

Connection Keeper 12.1 Worried that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might disconnect you because of inactivity? Then download Connection Keeper, which simulates Internet browsing on your PC to make sure that disconnection won't take place. ... http://www.gammadyne.com Identity Finder Home Edition 6.3 Worried about losing your identity to hackers? Then try out Identity Finder Home Edition, which is absolutely free for personal use. This program is compatible with most Mac operating systems as well as Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 1. http://www.identityfinder.com This ... (view more)

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