printer

Fri
08
Jun
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How to Fix: HP Laserjet 1200 Won't Recognize in Windows 10

Infopackets Reader Georges A. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an old HP Laserjet 1200 series printer (from 2001). This printer has worked great over the years, however I can't seem to get my new Windows 10 PC to recognize the printer. If I look in ... Device Manager, the printer isn't under the correct heading - it shows up under 'usb device'. If I go to Control Panel -> Devices and Printers, I see the HP Laserjet 1200 series printer listed, but if I right click to try and print a test page, that option isn't available. Also when I try and print something from MS Word, the printer does not show ... (view more)

Fri
04
May
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How to Fix: Win10 April Update: RDP, Mapped Drives Broken

Infopackets Reader Robert G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I own two computers that automatically upgraded to Windows 10 17134.1 , dubbed the ' April 2018 Update '. Ever since the upgrade to 17134.1, my remote desktop (RDP) and mapped network drives no ... longer work. Also when I click on File Explorer -> Network to view my shares, it says it can't find the computer on the network. It's strange because I can access computer A from computer B, but not the other way around. I have been trying to fix this for over 3 days now and no one on the Internet seems to have a solution. Can you please help me ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jan
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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)

Fri
10
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Best way to Convert DOC to PDF?

Infopackets Reader Mike T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a DOC to PDF (a portable document format file), and have downloaded a number of freeware DOC to PDF converters, but they don't seem to work properly. Either the PDF document ... format is messed up, or the program interface is far too complex or extremely outdated. Can you recommend a freeware DOC to PDF program for me to use? " My response: Out of curiosity, I did some searching online for various freeware PDF creator / freeware PDF converters, but came up empty handed as you did. Many of the programs I found simply didn't ... (view more)

Fri
14
Mar
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Doctors Print New Face For Bike Crash Victim

Doctors in Britain have used a 3D printer to replace parts of the shattered face of a man who survived a serious motorbike crash. Although the surgery has only just taken place, Stephen Power's crash happened in 2012, where he spent four months ... unconscious in hospital. Mr. Power explained to the BBC that he broke his nose, jaw and both cheekbones in the crash, as well as his skull. Although he underwent several operations, surgeons had to act quickly to avoid breaking the bones around the eye socket and potentially causing major damage to his eyes. (Source: walesonline.co.uk ) After the ... (view more)

Fri
06
Dec
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'Printer Control 1.0', and 'Screen Markers 2.39'

Printer Control 1.0 Use this program to take control of the printers connected to your home and business network. It's a simple command line application designed to make it easier to pause, clear, and resume your various print jobs. It's very useful ... for preventing unnecessary or accidental printing. http://www.rollingdata.com Screen Markers 2.39 Create custom marks on your screen with Screen Markers. This is a useful tool for those people that simply must have a highly organized screen. New features include drag and drop, dotted lines, color customization, and duplicate marker. http://www. ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Printer Networks Vulnerable to Hackers: Report

Printers using server software offered by Hewlett-Packard (HP) are reportedly vulnerable to attack. In fact, it's possible for a hacker to use the flaw to bypass security defenses, steal documents, and crash every machine connected to the same ... network. Security researcher Sebastian Guerrero says the problem affects printers using HP's JetDirect software. That software is used for print servers, meaning it can handle any printing request made by a network-connected computer. Hackers Could Bypass Security Defenses Guerrero says that a flaw in the JetDirect software could allow an attacker to ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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3D Printer (Almost) Used to Build Gun

Manufacturers of a three-dimensional printer have pulled the plug on a customer who planned to use the device to make a replica hand gun. The 3D printer works like a standard laser printer, but with two key differences. First, it uses a special ... "ink" made of plastic that becomes solid when heated. Second, it can print multiple layers on top of one another. Because the printer is driven by a computer, users can "print" almost any 3D shape using design software. 'Printed Gun' Info Tests Free Speech Limits A group called Defense Distributed wants to use the technology to make a point about ... (view more)

Thu
05
Apr
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'Cover Printer 1.3.1.0', and 'Disk Bench 2.6.2.0'

Cover Printer 1.3.1.0 Cover Printer is an easy software tool for printing customized DVD and CD covers for anything and everything you burn to a disc. It's not intended to be a cover layout tool, but it does make printing your covers extremely easy. ... Cover Printer automatically scales your cover images to the correct size of whatever cover format you select, and makes the appropriate image rotations and other adjustments necessary for covers that require one image, and those that require two. http://www.nodesoft.com Disk Bench 2.6.2.0 You say you want to know how fast your disks transfer data ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jun
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Kodak Unveils 3D Inkjet Printer

Kodak is set to host a new feature never before offered on a printer model: 3D photo printing. The Kodak ESP Office 2170 All-in-One is the first inkjet printer of its kind to offer prints with image depth and perception. The included Kodak AiO Home ... Center PC software allows users to select a few pictures of the same subject taken from slightly different angles. Once the images have been selected, the printer prints them off as a three-dimensional visual. Viewing the image in 3D, however, requires 3D glasses (the old-fashioned cardboard frames with blue and red lenses will do). Beyond this ... (view more)

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