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Fri
13
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

How to: Download Emails (from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc)

Infopackets Reader Gale S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read with great interest your series of articles on Mozilla Thunderbird. The last article I read was in regard to Thunderbird: One Inbox, Multiple Email Accounts . Near the end of that article you ... mentioned there would be another editorial piece to explain how to archive emails for offline viewing using Thunderbird. I would personally love to download my Gmail emails to my PC and store them locally. Can you explain how to do that? " My response: I've already written an article on how to do that , though I'd be happy to go over it again in ... (view more)

Mon
25
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Disable Hotmail Automatic Login

Infopackets Reader Joe M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10. When I go to Hotmail (Live.com) to login and view my emails, I am automatically logged into my account. I would much rather be able to log into my Live email account manually, ... but I don't see an option for this. How can I disable the Hotmail automatic login? Other people use the computer and I do not want them gaining easy access to my email account. I'd rather I had to sign in every time. Thanks for any help you can provide. " My response: With the release of Windows 10 last year, Microsoft has integrated many of its ... (view more)

Wed
05
Nov
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Skype Calls to offer Live Voice Translation

Windows 8.1 users will soon have the opportunity to test a potentially revolutionary feature: live speech translation in Skype. Skype is a software program that allows users to make phone calls or video chat with other Skype users around the world, ... using the Internet. Skype is one of the most popular applications of its kind, with over 300 million users world-wide using the service. (Source: skype.com ) Skype Live Speech Translation - On the Fly The live speech translation feature has been in the works from some time, stemming back to 2011 when Microsoft bought out Skype for $8.5 billion . It ... (view more)

Fri
14
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

New Infopackets Website Relaunch - FAQs

I have received many frequently asked questions since the new site went live. I'll answer a few questions below. "Why haven't I received any newsletters since December 28?" There have been no newsletters published since the old server was ... discontinued, the new server went live, and all major bugs have been resolved. We expect more bugs to appear in the coming days as users come back to the site and after we send out our first newsletter on the new newsletter delivery system (after making this announcement), so please be patient. Going forward, newsletter delivery will most ... (view more)

Mon
08
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Windows Live Family Safety 16.4.3505', and 'Windows Live Mesh 16.4.3505'

Windows Live Family Safety 16.4.3505 Keeping your kids safe online can be worrisome and complicated. Now, Windows Live Family Safety is available to help make it easier for you. Family Safety provides a website and a free program that you install on ... whatever computers your kids use. Once it's operating, this free software enables you to give your kids a measure of independence but still keep tabs on their computer-based activities. http://microsoft.com Windows Live Mesh 16.4.3505 With Windows Live Mesh and the Devices website, you can keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other ... (view more)

Tue
04
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Live Hotmail Email Notifier 1.06', and 'SlimComputer 1.3.23129.20387'

Live Hotmail Email Notifier 1.06 This free utility can be configured to send an instant message to your desktop, alerting you whenever a new email has arrived in your Hotmail inbox. This program places a small figure in the bottom right of your ... screen. When a new email arrives, a red 'letter' symbol will appear in that position. http://thesz.diecru.eu SlimComputer 1.3.23129.20387 SlimComputer is a free software utility that scans your new PC to identify programs, toolbars, and startup entries you may or may not want on your computer system. You can use this information to decide what pre- ... (view more)

Thu
09
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Windows Live Messenger 16.4', and 'Windows Live Mail 16.4'

Windows Live Messenger 16.4 Now you can bring your online conversations to life with Windows Live Messenger. It's free software that helps you make high-definition video calls and chat face-to-face with friends and family! It also lets you connect ... Facebook to Messenger, so you can instant message your Facebook friends even if they don't use the Messenger system. http://microsoft.com Windows Live Mail 16.4 Windows Live Mail is a free email management utility that lets you work with multiple email accounts, calendars, and contact lists, even when your computer is offline. Once you add your ... (view more)

Mon
26
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

'Microsoft Desktops 1.02', and 'Windows Live Movie Maker 15.4.3538.0513'

Microsoft Desktops 1.02 Microsoft Desktops is a virtual desktop manager, allowing you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the ... third, and more, all without wading through the clutter of all the windows you're not using. http://www.microsoft.com Windows Live Movie Maker 15.4.3538.0513 Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker, then fine tune your footage to be just the way you want it. You can move elements around, speed them up or slow them down ... (view more)

Wed
13
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

YouTube Adds Live TV; Themed Channels To Follow

YouTube has unveiled a section of its site dedicated to live video broadcasts. It could be the first step towards a full set of TV-style channels with original programming. Although the Google-owned site has occasionally broadcast live video (such ... as interviews with politicians and concerts), this is the first time its has had a dedicated section on the site for live streaming. The plan is to allow YouTube users to stream their own content in the future. This will be rolled out gradually, with the intent being to allow the site programmers to work out the kinks, though it may also be so staff ... (view more)

Mon
24
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Be A Forensics Expert With An Ubuntu Live CD', and 'Untiny'

Be A Forensics Expert With An Ubuntu Live CD Plenty of utilities can recover deleted files, but what if you can't boot your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? Here's how to dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even ... whole partitions. http://lifehacker.com Untiny Tired of ambiguous, tiny URLs posted on sites like Twitter? Then try out the beta version of Untiny, a new program that helps you find out what the real URL is behind a "tiny" URL. http://www.untiny.me Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, ... (view more)

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