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Mon
21
Jan
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Windows 8: Screenshot Features Explained

Dear Infopackets team, First off, thank you for your helpful Windows 8 tips! Now I need a specific answer. I recently found a neat cooking website and wanted to take a screenshot of one of the recipes. In previous versions of Windows, I was able to ... take a screenshot of the entire page, but I'm experiencing difficulty doing this in Windows 8. Am I still able to take screenshots in Windows 8? If so, is there any way that I can capture only a portion of the screen? I could really use your help on this! Thanks, Brenda W." My response: Yes, Brenda. Windows 8 contains a tool that lets you ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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'Simply Slideshow 1.0.35', and 'Spicebird 0.8'

Simply Slideshow 1.0.35 Simply Slideshow cuts the frills and allows you to make simple, straight-forward but fast-loading slideshows, quickly and easily. Tens of thousands of photographs can be integrated into each slideshow with this tool. Note: ... the download is stored through CNET. http://www.dicksonlam.com Spicebird 0.8 Spicebird provides integrated email, calendaring and instant messaging with an intuitive user interface. It runs on either Windows or Linux. Spicebird is a collaboration application, which means it is built on top of various other open source software projects, mainly the ... (view more)

Fri
16
Dec
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Acronis True Image 2012 Review

Update 2012/10/06: Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2013. It's finally here!!! Currently we are working on Acronis True Image 2013 review, so please read the below previous version's review. It explains how Acronis True Image disk imaging works ... and why it's completely different than standard backup software (and why it's critically important to understand this concept). Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a newer, larger hard drive and have all your data moved over, but didn't know how? Has your computer ever been infected with spyware / malware and it made Windows inoperable or full of ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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Registry Mechanic 2011 Review

Update 2011/11/23: We've contacted PCTools and were able to finagle a generous 30% discount for Registry Mechanic 2011 (PC optimizer) for our Readers. This offer expires Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, so don't wait! This most excellent deal ... includes a 3 PC license (you can use it on 1, 2, or 3 Windows PCs: both 32 *and* 64bit supported). An fantastic bargain, indeed! Proceeds from this sale support our website. Access the 30% discount here , or continue reading the review below. The Registry Mechanic 2011 download + 30% discount link are also at the end of the review. Excellent news for ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jul
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Credit Card Hackers Target Hotels Most Often: Report

It's often argued that restaurants are the most likely place for people to suffer credit card fraud. But a new report claims hotels are actually the most at-risk locations. The restaurant theory is based on the fact that people are more likely to ... hand over cards and let them out of their sight as they are taken away for processing. But security firm Trustwave believes the real danger isn't dishonest staff or venues, but rather criminals attempting to intercept data transmissions. 38% Of Fraud Cases Involved Hotels Trustwave recently evaluated credit card hacking reports for 2009 and found ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Windows 7 Hidden Bonus: Ad-Hoc Networking

A Windows blogger has discovered that a feature supposedly removed from the starter edition of Windows 7 is in fact simply hidden. Thus, users of the new operating system (OS) can easily access the ability to run so-called ad-hoc networks. An ad-hoc ... network, also sometimes known as a computer-to-computer network, is a way of wirelessly connecting two computers directly rather than through a router. For example, you might use this when the main computer in a home is connected to the Internet through a cable modem rather than a router, with the ad-hoc network then allowing laptops to share data ... (view more)

Mon
05
Jan
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'On-Site Computer Repair Kit', and 'Simply Google'

On-Site Computer Repair Kit Recently, a seasoned computer technician and business owner posted his list of what he brings to on-site computer repairs. His list is an excellent resource for beginners to help them start building their own kit and for ... experienced technicians to fill some holes in their own kits. http://www.technibble.com Simply Google Simply Google summarizes all of Google's services, products, and pages on one single page, with links. For those people who don't have time to learn the shortcuts or create smart keywords, this site puts everything Google has to offer on one page. ... (view more)

Sat
15
Nov
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Movie Shrink and Burn 3 Review

Update 2013/01/21: We are absolutely delighted to announce that Ashampoo has agreed to reinstate a generous 35% discount for Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 for all Infopackets Readers. This fabulous program not only shrinks and converts video ... files to another format, it also allows you to make your own custom DVDs. Makes a great gift and also great for archiving video permanently. Be sure to snap up this fine offer! But hurry - the 35% discount is a time-limited offer and expires Feb 11, 2013! Full 30 day money back guarantee is offered. The full review of Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 ... (view more)

Thu
23
Oct
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Acronis True Image 2009 Review

Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2010 It's finally here!!! Acronis True Image Home 2010 takes backup and disaster recovery to an entirely new level of security and reliability. While file-based backups are great for choosing only a few specific ... files and folders to protect, Image-based backups have the ability to take snapshot of your ENTIRE computer -- including ALL your programs AND the Operating System. Acronis makes it as easy as 1-2-3! Imagine never having to waste time fumbling for old installation CDs, having to reinstall a program OR Windows ever again! In the event of a hard drive ... (view more)

Tue
03
Jun
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'Simply Google', and 'Is My Lcd Ok'

Simply Google Simply Google summarizes all of Google's services, products, and pages on one single page, with links. For those people who don't have time to learn the shortcuts or creating smart keywords, this page puts everything Google has to ... offer on one page. http://www.simply-google.com/ Is My LCD Ok IsMyLcdOK is a small program but effective solution to easily check for dead or paralysed or stuck pixels on LCD monitors. Does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device. http://www.softwareok.com/ (view more)

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