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Fri
22
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

How to: Archive Web Pages as PDF, View Offline Later

Infopackets Reader Phil S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I often view web pages online the Internet that I want to archive into PDF (portable document format), so that I can view them later. I am using Windows 10, and normally I use Firefox as my browser. ... However, when I save the the web pages for archiving, they always open up in Edge. If I transfer the pages to thumb drive for viewing on a different computer (not using Edge), then the web pages won't load properly. Is there a way to get the computer to save offline web pages without using Edge? My preference of course would be to view the ... (view more)

Thu
20
Nov
Brandon Dimmel's picture

MS Kills OneDrive 'Placeholders' for 'Selective Sync'

Microsoft is facing a storm of protest over its decision to remove a popular feature from its OneDrive cloud storage service. The change is set to take shape when the company's next operating system, Windows 10 , is released next year. In Windows ... 8.1, OneDrive shows ' smart files ', otherwise known as ' placeholders ' stored on the cloud, but not available on a local device. If a user decides they want to view or edit that file and double click on it, OneDrive begins to download the file to local storage. The advantage of smart files is simple: they let users view the entire contents of ... (view more)

Thu
18
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Massive Edublogs Site Taken Offline by Complaint

A single complaint about a five-year-old article forced almost 1.5 million educational blogs offline for a time. Although they have since been restored, the company responsible for the blogs says common sense should have prevailed. The affected ... pages were all part of the mammoth Edublogs site that allows teachers and students to publish their own blogs and network with their counterparts at other schools. Last month, educational publisher Pearson complained that an Edublogs blog originally posted in November 2007 contained a questionnaire called the "Beck Hopelessness Scale" (which ... (view more)

Thu
23
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

'BootRacer 3.0 Final', and 'WSUS Offline Update 6.7.1'

BootRacer 3.0 Final Not sure if your computer's boot time is fast or slow? BootRacer not only provides you with a clocked time, but it gives your computer's boot speed a rating. It's the first step in diagnosing performance issues on your home PC. ... http://www.greatis.com WSUS Offline Update 6.7.1 Using "WSUS Offline Update", you can update any computer running Microsoft Windows and Office quickly and without an Internet connection. Licensed under "GNU GPL", you still may download and use the software from this site for free. http://www.wsusoffline.net This freeware software ... (view more)

Tue
06
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Offline Maps', and 'Idlebackup'

Offline Maps Offline Maps is an application that provides its users the ability to download tiles from Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Developers can create layers on top of Google maps to visualize objects. http://www.offlinemaps.codeplex.com ... Idlebackup Idlebackup is a backup solution for Windows that allows you to backup files such as photos, mp3s or other sensitive data. Idlebackup can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network -- and even a compressed to a Zip file. http://idlebackup.nl Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please ... (view more)

Thu
29
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Edit Documents Offline Via Online Word Processor

Zoho has updated their online word processor Zoho Writer, allowing multiple users to work on the same document whether online or off. For example, a person in New York can now edit a document that was originally created in Paris without having to ... constantly exchange email attachments. All changes that were made offline can later be synched automatically when an Internet connection is found. (Source: tailrank.com ) Although it may seem like a relatively simple upgrade, the new offline feature is ideal for those who constantly find themselves on airplanes, trains, or other areas without ... (view more)

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