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Wed
21
Jan
John Lister's picture

Facebook Adds Option To Report Bogus News

Facebook is to implement a new feature to help cut down on the number of fake news stories that appear on the site, but says 'genuine parodies' will be unaffected. The report system won't lead to stories being removed from Facebook altogether; ... instead, it will make them less likely to appear on user newsfeeds. Links to news stories are becoming increasingly important on Facebook. A 2014 study by the Pew Research Center found that 30 percent of Americans say they get some of their daily news from Facebook, which is more than three times the figure for any other site. (Source: pewresearch. ... (view more)

Wed
02
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: How to Adjust Automatic Update Settings

In recent days, Infopackets.com has received several inquires like this one: "Dear Infopackets team: I recently made the switch to Windows 8 and love most of the new features. I understand that Microsoft occasionally releases patches and updates as ... part of their continued improvement to the operating system. Are these updates even important? Is there any way I can stop these updates from automatically downloading and appearing on my system without my knowledge? Love your site! Christopher D." My reply: You might be able to stop the patches, but you really don't want to. Regularly updating ... (view more)

Fri
30
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: How to Restore Hibernate Mode

Here's one of several similar letters we've received recently at Infopackets: "Dear Infopackets Team: Thanks so much for your clear, concise information on Windows and related matters. I'm starting to get the hang of using the new Windows 8 ... operating system. But I haven't found the secret of activating what we called the "Hibernate mode" in older versions of Windows. Does it still exist? How do I work it? Signed, Jeremy J." My Answer: Hibernate mode is a way of powering down a Windows computer while remembering its current state -- including what applications are running, what ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Thu
12
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Contact Linking in MS Outlook 2007

In earlier versions of MS Outlook, most forms had a field in the lower right-hand corner named Contacts, which you could use to link a contact to an item which would then, in turn, be available on the Activities tab. Some people used them and some ... didn't. For those of you who DID use that feature, you may have thought that it wasn't included in version 2007, but it was. You just need to know where to find it. Follow the steps below: Click on Tools | Options | Contacts Option button Add a check to the option under Contact linking. That option will now be available to you on forms. When you ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Spyware Doctor With Antivirus Review

If you're lucky, spyware will slow down your computer and make your daily use a frustrating experience. That is *NOT* a typo. If you are lucky, that's what will happen ... but if you are unlucky, spyware will leave your computer as good as useless, ... steal your personal data, banking information, credit card numbers, and passwords -- and make your life a living hell. What is the Difference between Spyware, Malware, and a Virus? There are distinct classifications for rogue software: all of which cause harm to your PC in some way or another. The terms spyware and malware generally refer to ... (view more)

Thu
30
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Options for Sending your MS Word 2007 Documents

As in previous versions of Word, Word 2007 allows you to send documents electronically without opening Outlook. However, in this latest version, you are provided with new options for sending your documents. Follow the steps below to send a document ... electronically: Click the Office Button. Select Send. Choose the appropriate option for sending your document. Perhaps most people will select the first option, sending the document in Word format as an email attachment. Others may be interested in the other options. You can opt to send your document as a PDF attachment or an XPS attachment. In ... (view more)

Fri
03
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Windows Sound Mixer', and 'Open Target Folder Option'

Windows Sound Mixer This exciting program allows a user to control their Windows volume using a cool skinned interface that supports multiple audio cards, volume, nalance (pan), mute and other audio features. http://www.vegantech.bravehost.com Open ... Target Folder Option At times we need to open the target folder location of a shortcut, right? In Windows Vista you just need to right-click and choose "Open file location", but in-case you're using Windows XP you'll need to try something else altogether. This guide helps you figure out how. http://www.megaleecher.net Today's fresh ... (view more)

Tue
20
May
Dennis Faas's picture

The Future Could be Friendly for TV Viewers

Small Silicone Valley start-up company "Sezmi" plans to give couch potatoes yet another option to watch their favorite shows. The company hopes to form a growing partnership between many local phone companies and television stations across the ... United States with this ultimate plan: go behind the backs of the leading cable and satellite systems to offer the most efficient television experience for consumers. (Source: dallasnews.com ) The evolution of the television as an entertainment medium can perhaps best be described as a blessing and a curse. While viewers now have literally thousands of ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Offering XP As Alternative For Vista PCs

In what appears to be an attempt to end sluggish sales, in June Microsoft reportedly began quietly letting PC makers offer a "downgrade" option to consumers who buy Windows Vista Business or Ultimate machines that want to switch to Windows XP. Who's ... taken up the new initiative? Fujitsu started to include a Windows XP disc in the box with its laptops and tablets. "That's going to help out small and medium-size businesses," Fujitsu marketing manager Brandon Farris told CNET News.com. Lenovo is offering Windows XP Recovery CDs as a way to downgrade on "qualified systems" for an additional fee ... (view more)

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