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Wed
03
Mar
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'Network Search Engine', and 'Mute on Lock'

Network Search Engine Network Search Engine is a self-contained index-based network search engine that indexes all files in your local area network and provides users with the ability to locate necessary files within a few seconds. It returns ... blazingly fast search results to users, even when large numbers of shared files and folders are present. http://www.softperfect.com Mute on Lock Mute on Lock is a tiny resident utility that sits in the system tray allows you to lock your Windows workstation and mute the sound of your speakers. With the help of this program you can quickly mute or un-mute ... (view more)

Fri
11
Dec
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Google to Offer Real-Time And Visual Searches

Google will soon offer a range of new search options. The improvements include a constantly updated "real-time" search and some creative ways for using camera phones. One of the main drawbacks to any search engine has been that it takes time for ... pages to be scanned, analyzed and then added to the site's index so that they appear in searches. Today, that time has been greatly reduced, and it's common for news stories to appear on the first page of Google search results on the same day they are published. However, that's not enough for some users who want to search for the latest details on a ... (view more)

Thu
10
Dec
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Fresh Install of Win7: Importing Old Settings

This article is for users that want to move from an older copy of Windows to a fresh / new install of Win7 and who want to re-inject / maintain their old programs and settings without having to reconfigure everything manually. This article is a ... continuation of a series of other articles on Migrating to Windows 7. As such, I will assume that you have already used Acronis True Image 2010 to make a complete backup of your old Windows XP system , you have mounted the image as a virtual drive , and you are now ready to proceed with the reinstallation of your programs. Note that True Image is ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image

I've decided to put together step-by-step instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 2010 to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1. We currently have a sale on Acronis True Image on our website at 25% off . The ... proceeds will go directly to support our site. 2. Most folks will have time during the holidays to perform the Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade . It will take a few days to do because it will require you to do a fresh install of Windows. But before that you need to backup what you have and then be able to access the data later after Windows 7 is ... (view more)

Fri
25
Sep
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Bing Search Continues to Bang Away at Google's Lead

Microsoft's new search engine Bing continues to take small but steady steps towards chipping away at Google. Since its release in June, Bing has inch by inch racked up increasing market percentages each month, with August being no exception. Last ... month it was reported that Microsoft's short but impressive gains for July moved to 8.9 per cent of the total market, according to research firm ComScore. That was up nearly an entire percentage point from the days of Live Search, the name bequeathed to Microsoft's search engine before the arrival of the more cutting-edge Bing mid-summer. Bing ... (view more)

Fri
18
Sep
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MS Targets Scareware Peddlers with 5 New Lawsuits

Microsoft is hoping to cleanse the Internet of malicious advertisements after filing a series of lawsuits against five companies accused of tricking innocent people into installing malware and spyware onto their computers. Microsoft has targeted ... DirectAd Solutions, Soft Solutions, qiweroqw.com, ote2008.info and ITmeter, claiming that these companies have used their advertisements to "distribute malicious software that peddles 'scareware' to unsuspecting Internet users." (Source: networkworld.com ) Scare Tactics Trick Users In a nutshell, scareware ads are dubious messages that "scare" ... (view more)

Wed
16
Sep
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Bing's New Visual Search: Attractive, but Limited

Microsoft has launched a new feature for its Bing search engine that displays results as images rather than a list of websites. While the images are attractive, its appeal is likely to be limited. This isn't the same feature as the image search ... options available on most major websites, including Bing (which was recently accused of using explicit language to attract visitors). Those look specifically for images which best match the search term. Instead, the image results involve displaying specific categories of information in a visual form. For example, somebody searching for information on ... (view more)

Mon
07
Sep
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Microsoft Rallies for Bing, iPhone Integration

Microsoft wants more iPhone applications to use Bing as their default search tools. While not developing apps itself, Microsoft has released a toolkit to allow independent firms to power their apps' searching with Bing. At the moment, Google is the ... default search engine on the iPhone, with Yahoo the alternative option. Anyone wanting to use Bing must use the web browser to type in the site's address rather than using search bars. That's not easy with smartphones such as the iPhone where small and fiddly keyboards make manual searches inconvenient. Many users prefer to use dedicated ... (view more)

Mon
31
Aug
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'Vista Services Optimizer', and 'Search Select'

Vista Services Optimizer By default, Windows Vista (out of the box) runs very slow on a new PC. To optimize Vista, you can disable unwanted Windows Vista services, reduce CPU usage and save system memory using Vista Services Optimizer. ... http://smartpcutilities.com Search Select Select text in a document or website and then search for it with favorite search engine using CTRL + SHIFT + C. No more having to copy the text, open a web browser, go to Google (or similar), paste text into search box, and hit enter. Just highlight and press a key combo. Easy! Switch search engines with a click of the ... (view more)

Wed
26
Aug
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Yahoo Reasserts Identity, despite MS-Yahoo Search Deal

After making strides to revamp their search functions in order to better compete with Google and Bing, Yahoo has gone on public record to describe their current deal with Microsoft as "purely business." It's an effort by the company to show the ... public that it is not (yet) merely a 'subject' of the Redmond-based software giant's spreading kingdom. Yahoo plans to "put a new face" on Yahoo Messenger and Mail, while adding even more functions to its search engine. This doesn't mean that Yahoo will not rely on Microsoft to power their search queries. Yahoo only wishes to clarify that, as one ... (view more)

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