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Wed
18
Feb
John Lister's picture

Microsoft Cloud Gets Data Privacy Promise

Microsoft has signed up to an international standard for protecting customer privacy with online data. Among other measures, Microsoft promises to tell customers when the government demands access to their data. The company has followed ISO standard ... number 27018, which are guidelines set forth by the International Organization for Standardization. It's an attempt to set internationally recognized rules and regulations for the way "personally identifiable information" is handled in cloud services, and where data is stored or processed online rather than on the user's own computer ... (view more)

Mon
03
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Build an External HD?

Infopackets Reader John R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a question regarding how to make a custom built external 2.5 inch USB hard drive (similar to the Western Digital My Passport drive). First, can you tell me: do external USB hard drives operate ... similar to 3.5 inch hard drives found in PCs? Also, are 2.5 inch hard drives just as reliable as the 3.5 inch desktop PC hard drives? Lastly, do you have any recommendations for external 2.5 inch hard drive enclosures? " My Response: For what it's worth, the Western Digital MyPasport hard drive is a solid unit (I own the 2TB model ), but it tends ... (view more)

Wed
15
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Samsung Developing Ultra-Fast 5G Wireless Standard

Samsung says it has made a key breakthrough in the journey to making ultra-fast 5G wireless technology available to consumers. But critics say such a wireless standard is a long way off and have questioned the firm's use of the term "5G". The new ... development from Samsung is called an adaptive array transceiver. It's designed to use very high frequencies, currently reserved for sending signals to and from satellites, for cellphone data. So far, it's proven difficult to use those frequencies for cellphone towers because poor weather conditions can compromise the signal. According to Samsung, ... (view more)

Thu
03
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: Navigate Files, Folders With Your Eyes

A new PC peripheral offers users of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system (OS) the ability to control their computers using only their eyeballs. Produced by the Swedish tech firm Tobii, it's called the Rex, and it connects to a Windows 8 ... computer's standard USB port. Tobii's eye-controlled technology was first unveiled at last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Today, it has evolved into an eye-tracking hardware tool that uses Tobii's own 'Gaze' user interface software to interact with a Windows 8 PC. Look Your Way Around Windows 8 The Tobii Rex hardware connects to a USB port, and ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'MailEnable Standard 6.56', and 'Window Detective 3.2'

MailEnable Standard 6.56 MailEnable is the software-based e-mail system that companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use for messaging and collaboration. The software gives you a powerful, scalable hosted messaging platform that works easily ... and seamlessly with Microsoft Windows. Stable and flexible, this software brings you an extensive set of features that make for powerful e-mail services. http://www.mailenable.com Window Detective 3.2 Window Detective is a software tool for amateur- and professional-level programmers that allows you to "spy" on an application's windows. ... (view more)

Thu
10
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8 DVD Support Cut; Microsoft Criticized

Last week Microsoft shocked many observers by revealing that the standard version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS) will not include DVD support. In order to get that support, customers will have to upgrade to the more expensive ... version: Windows 8 Pro. Since announcing this news, Microsoft has responded to widespread criticism of its decision. At first, Microsoft claimed that the absence of DVD support was related to the emergence of ultrabooks and tablet computers. The software giant stated that the limitations of these hardware devices (they lack optical disc drives) would ... (view more)

Wed
25
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 Review

Note from Dennis: The newest version of the most popular CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc burning or writing software is now available! At the end of the review, we're offering an amazing 40-80% discount for Infopackets readers (offer expires Aug 20 @ ... 11:59PM EST). If you already own an older version of Burning Studio and want to purchase version 11 at a discount, you can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. -- Are you confused by the complexities of creating a CD, DVD or Blu-ray on your computer or laptop? Do you wish you just could tell the computer what you ... (view more)

Sun
28
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

Tue
28
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'CCleaner Standard 2.36.1233', and 'IObit Toolbox 1.1'

CCleaner Standard 2.36.1233 CCleaner is a tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It helps to keep your privacy safe online, and makes your computer faster by removing temporary files, and more. Over 500 million downloads. http://www.piriform.com IObit ... Toolbox 1.1 IObit Toolbox is free portable program for Windows system administers and geeks. With more than 20 dedicated tools, IObit Toolbox allows you to display and diagnose PC information, enhance PC security, optimize PC performance and repair PC problems. http://www.iobit.com This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: ... (view more)

Fri
23
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

'UltraDefrag 4.3 RC2', and 'XnView Standard 1.97.3'

UltraDefrag 4.3 RC2 UltraDefrag is an open source disk defragmenter for Windows NT 4.0 and later operating systems. It makes use of the same defragmenting API (application program interface) used by many other windows defrag utilities, both open and ... closed source. However, UltraDefrag has many features that makes it unique. Firstly it has a kernel mode driver that does most of the work, secondly is the ability to run the application at boot up time in a manner similar to chkdsk. This allows for faster defragmentation time and the ability to defragment all files including system files. It can ... (view more)

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