media

Tue
04
Apr
John Lister's picture

Fake News Prompts Media Industry Project

Facebook has joined a host of tech companies and non-profit groups to launch a $14 million project to fight fake news. The News Integrity Initiative's aim is to help people "make informed judgments about the news they read and share online." The ... project will be run by the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY). As well as Facebook, it's backed by Firefox developer Mozilla, online ad company AppNexus and journalism investment group, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, among others. The main activity will be holding events at a range of ... (view more)

Mon
26
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How to fix: 'This app can't run on your PC' when attempting Windows 10 64-bit Upgrade

Infopackets Reader Frank C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your excellent articles on Windows 10. A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 32-bit, but now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit. I read your article, ' How to Upgrade from Windows ... 10 32-bit to 64-bit ', but I don't understand why I am receiving the error 'this app can't run on your PC' when attempting to run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. I have verified that my processor supports 64-bit, so I don't understand why I am being plagued by this error message. Do you have any idea how I can ... (view more)

Fri
20
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Windows 8 Critical Service Failed (Blue Screen)

Infopackets Reader Anne F. writes: " Dear Dennis, After a Windows Update, my laptop rebooted and then displayed a blue screen of death (BSOD) with the error message CRITICAL SERVICE FAILED. After that, the computer reboots and goes into a continuous ... loop -- I am not able to get into Windows at all. I used various repair discs and managed to gotten rid of the CRITICAL SERVICE FAILED message, but now my computer boots into a black screen with the message No Operating System Found. When I use one of the downloaded repair disks, I see my C drive and Windows 8 is still on there, so I don' ... (view more)

Fri
30
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Best way to Upgrade Vista to Windows 7?

Infopackets Reader 'placeyourbet777' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, as my computer is getting very slow and outdated. Is it possible for me to upgrade from Windows ... Vista to Windows 7 and make it work using 64-bit? Thanks in advance. " My response: The simple answer is that, yes, you can upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. However, there are some conditions, as well as things to consider before you make the leap, namely: 1. The upgrade path must be valid 2. The 32-bit or 64-bit ... (view more)

Mon
22
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Missing Windows DVD? How to Download and Reinstall

Infopackets Reader 'Bob T.' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to reinstall Windows on my computer but I can't seem to find my Windows DVD anywhere. In fact, I'm not even sure if my computer came with an install disc. Should I download Windows from ... a torrent website? Can I use a DVD or USB drive to reinstall Windows? What do you suggest? " My Response: You can download a copy of MS Windows 7, 8, or 10 for free from Microsoft and install it from DVD or USB, though the steps for installing from USB are a little more involved for Windows 7. At the time of writing this ... (view more)

Mon
27
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How can I Recover Pictures, Videos from a Mobile Phone?

Infopackets Reader 'Lagrangestacy' writes: " Dear Dennis, How can I recover a video from today that was deleted from my phone? " My response: You didn't mention which phone you have, so I will provide general information on file recovery for mobile ... phones using a PC. First and foremost: mobile phones use either micro SD memory card to store data, or internal phone memory, or both. Depending on where the deleted video is stored, you can try to use your Windows PC to recover the files. You can either: a) Take out your micro SD card in your mobile phone and attach it to the ... (view more)

Tue
30
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Create a Windows Rescue CD with Latest Drivers, Updates

Infopackets Reader Ron S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 Pro. I want the best available information [on which steps I should take during] ... the install sequence of everything, especially [how I should install] ... the motherboard drivers ... What [do you suggest]? " My response: There's plenty of step-by-step guides on the Internet that explain how to install Windows - you simply need to search Google. For the most part, re/installing Windows 7 is as easy as inserting the install media (Windows 7 DVD) into the computer, reboot the machine, ... (view more)

Tue
01
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'VLC Media Player 2.1.0', and 'Zoner Photo Studio Free 15.0.1.7'

VLC Media Player 2.1.0 This free, open-source cross-platform multimedia player allows you to play virtually any type of multimedia file as well as DVDs, audio CDs, and various streaming protocols. The maker of this software, VideoLAN, is a ... non-profit organization. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Zoner Photo Studio Free 15.0.1.7 Edit all of your favorite images with the newest version of Zoner Photo Studio. This program allows you to get creative with images, giving you a wide variety of tools to add flair to your favorite photographs. Features include quick filter, tilt-shift effect, and easy ... (view more)

Wed
28
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Easy-Data Media Center 2.0.1.7', and 'Lansweeper 5.0.0.81'

Easy-Data Media Center 2.0.1.7 This media center software provides users access to a wide variety of video and audio tools, including video conversion, video merging, recording studio, audio library, search, and more. This program can also be used ... to turn a picture slideshow into a video. http://www.easy-data.no Lansweeper 5.0.0.81 Keep in touch with your home or work network with Lansweeper. This program makes it easy to create software and network inventories by scanning all of the systems connected to your network. Features include active directory integration and event log integration. ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'StartW8 1.1.41.0', and 'VSO Media Player 1.3.5.461'

StartW8 1.1.41.0 Tired of the new Windows 8 user interface and can't wait for the upcoming Windows Blue update? Then give StartW8 a try. Features include automatic switching to desktop, Start button and Windows menu, a traditional search field, and ... more! http://www.areaguard.com VSO Media Player 1.3.5.461 If you're looking for an alternative to iTunes, Windows Media Player, and other popular media players, then try out VSO. It offers easy file navigation tools, unique playlist features, and drag and drop support. No additional codecs required. http://www.vso-software.fr This freeware software ... (view more)

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