services

Mon
09
Jul
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Vista Users Beware: Big Brother is Watching

Softpedia.com released a nice article regarding the plethora of Windows Vista "features and services" that collect, maintain and transmit your personal data to Microsoft and/or their "controlled subsidiaries and affiliates." If you're going to use ... Vista, you really don't have much say in the matter. Microsoft makes it crystal-clear that they're gathering information. The Vista Privacy Statement and the End User License Agreement (EULA) references most of these "features and services", but not all of them. "This disclosure focuses on features that communicate with the Internet and is not ... (view more)

Wed
07
Feb
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Daylight Savings Time Zone Update Available

In July of 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act in an attempt to establish a comprehensive long-range energy policy. President Bush later signed it into law in August of 2005. The new law changes both the start and end dates of ... daylight savings time (DST). DST now starts 3 weeks earlier and ends 1 week later. The time will now change at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and will end at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. The change in DST applies to the U.S. (with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa) and Canada ... (view more)

Thu
18
Jan
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Comwave Telecom: In Canada, the iPhone Trademark is Ours!

In the past two weeks, the world of wireless communications has been engulfed in the uncertainty over who originated the iPhone name . Until now, the conflict of licensing the iPhone label in the U.S. has involved only two corporations: Apple Inc. ... and Cisco Systems. In Canada, however, Comwave Telecom Inc. has made the claim that the iPhone license has been a registered trademark in Canada for a number of years. The company based in Toronto Ontario has been marketing voice-over-the-Internet services using the registered trademark iPhone since 2004. Comwave Telecom has also marketed a separate ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jan
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Yahoo Revises Search Service for Mobile Devices

Yahoo recently unveiled its latest weapon in the ongoing battle with Google for Internet search and advertising supremacy. The software is called Go for Mobile 2.0, and was released shortly after Google made a partnership announcement with Samsung ... Electronics. This partnership means that most Samsung cellphones will now be equipped with Google's own brand of mobile software. (Source: mobile-tech-today.com ) The Go for Mobile 2.0 service is an upgrade from software Yahoo introduced last year. The new revision makes it easier for users to move among various online services and have easier ... (view more)

Fri
21
Jul
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Microsoft and Yahoo Messengers Join Forces

After nearly a year of delays, Microsoft and Yahoo are finally ready to release a combined Instant Messenger (IM) service. As of July 13th, 2006, the two companies have begun to offer a limited beta test to the general public. The new IM service ... connects Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger (the newest version of MSN Messenger) with Yahoo Messenger, using a single user ID. The service is merely an added capability to the Microsoft and Yahoo messengers; all that is needed is to download the latest beta update to either messenger to begin using the new service. The merge will spawn a worldwide ... (view more)

Tue
11
Jul
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Flock: A New Type of Web Browser

Flock is a free Internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox that is tweaked to let you socialize with the rest of the planet more easily. Last week, I received an email from Flock asking me to try the newest beta version. I tried it out for awhile and ... now you'll know what I think of it. Flock: Setup After downloading Flock and installing it, I was presented with a wizard that tried to walk me through the setup. Flock uses several free services that allow it to do some unique things. I had a few problems getting through its Wizard, mainly because I wasn't signed up for all the services Flock ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jun
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'Win Services', and 'Hw Virtual Serial Port'

Win Services WinServices is an enhanced Windows Service Manager. You can start/stop services, but also you can view and change all service data such as state, description or name. WinServices allows you to create a snapshot of the current services, ... and later compare it with a new configuration, to see which services have been changed, added or removed. http://www.dominetrix.org/winservices.php?lang=en&item=0 Hw Virtual Serial Port Serial port emulation. This software tool adds a virtual COM port, (COM 5 for example) and redirects the data from this port through the TCP/IP network to ... (view more)

Thu
04
May
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'Folder2mypc', and 'Services Guide For Windows Xp'

Folder2mypc With this utility you can add any folders and programs to the namespaces, such as My computer and Control panel. http://www.shedko.by.ru/en/soft/f2mpc.htm Services Guide For Windows XP Services Guide For Windows XP is a wide ranging list ... of services running in XP and what they do, and whether they're necessary. http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm (view more)

Wed
20
Jul
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'Win Services', and 'Jetable'

Win Services WinServices is an enhanced Windows Service Manager. You can start/stop services, but also you can view and change all service data such as state, description or name. WinServices allows you to create a snapshot of the current services, ... and later compare it with a new configuration, to see which services have been changed, added or removed. http://www.dominetrix.org/home.htm Jetable Jetable.org provides you with a temporary email address. As soon as it is created, all the emails sent to this address are forwarded to your actual email address. This address will be deactivated after ... (view more)

Thu
10
Apr
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Disable Windows Messenger pop-ups?, Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote about a new spam problem associated with Windows Messenger. Recall: Messenger pop-ups are a new form of spam that exploit a feature of the Microsoft Windows operating system intended for use by network administrators. These ... pop-ups can appear even if you aren't surfing the web (ie: a web browser), and are not related to MSN Messenger. The remedy: Yesterday I detailed instructions I used when searched Google for a solution. Unfortunately, the instructions for Windows XP were not complete and I received a few emails from folks who were not able to complete the "fix ... (view more)

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