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Thu
05
Mar
John Lister's picture

Supreme Court Could Rethink Online Sales Tax

A Supreme Court judge says its time to re-examine laws that make it difficult or impossible to impose sales tax on many online sales. The decision could mean some states start collecting the tax without waiting for the law to change. Justice Anthony ... Kennedy made the comments in a Supreme Court ruling on a case involving the way Colorado attempts to collect sales taxes from companies based outside the state that sell goods to Colorado residents. At issue is Colorado's policy that any firm which does not collect and pay such taxes must provide extensive paperwork anyway. The ruling itself ... (view more)

Fri
06
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Computer Freezes After Sleep?

Infopackets Reader 'Gloria' writes: " Dear Dennis, My laptop is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity, but always freezes after it wakes up. When I press the power button to resume from sleep, the screen turns on but the laptop freezes and ... I can't input anything while I wait for it to wake up. This goes on for some time. At this point I usually power it off completely, then restart it with a cold boot because I hate waiting. How can I fix my laptop's sleep so it wakes up faster and so it doesn't always hang? " My Response: I don't recommend powering off your laptop to circumvent the ... (view more)

Thu
01
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'StartMenu8 Beta', and 'Intel Solid State Drive (SSD) Toolbox 3.1'

StartMenu8 Beta StartMenu8 is specially designed for computers running Microsoft's new Windows 8. It offers a great solution for users who like working with the Windows Start menu and are not accustomed to the new tile-based start screen in Windows ... 8. This free software utility restores both the start button and the Windows Start menu. http://www.iobit.com Intel Solid State Drive (SSD) Toolbox 3.1 The Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox is a free "drive management" software system that allows you to view the current drive information for Intel Solid-State Drives. It also allows you to ... (view more)

Mon
29
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Hack Exposes Millions of US Social Security Numbers

South Carolina taxpayers are upset after an estimated 3.6 million of their Social Security numbers were exposed to an international hacker who breached the state's Department of Revenue database. Approximately 387,000 credit and debit card numbers ... were also exposed during the attack. Luckily, most of these numbers appear to have been encrypted. The breach occurred in mid-September 2012. However, South Carolina officials didn't learn of the problem until several weeks later. Officials then initiated an investigation that discovered how the data had been accessed. South Carolina officials say ... (view more)

Sat
29
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox v3.0', and 'CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) 2011-10-29 BETA'

Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox v3.0 Manage and keep your Intel SSD running properly with Intel SSD Toolbox. The Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox (Intel SSD Toolbox) provides the following functional capabilities: Accessing Intel SSD management ... features (Intel SSD Optimizer, System Configuration Tuner and Secure Erase); Reporting the drive identification data for Intel SSDs, as well as other drives; Accessing the Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) attributes for Intel SSDs, as well as other drives; Checking the SMART thresholds and viewing recommended actions for Intel ... (view more)

Thu
16
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft, Boeing Donate $50M to Tuition Initiative

Microsoft is joining Seattle-based Boeing in pledging $50 million to help send Washington State students to a local college or university. The program, which was both authorized and partially funded by the state, will provide 10,000/$1,000 ... scholarships, starting this December. The new initiative, which is being called Opportunity Scholarship, is a response to steadily rising tuition rates in the Pacific Northwest state. Not long ago the Washington State Legislature slashed $500 million of funding to various colleges and universities, cuts that have made their way down the chain to students. ... (view more)

Mon
23
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Intel Promises New PC, Laptop Innovations Coming Soon

In a recent article, analysts refuted claims that the Apple iPad had much to do with the recent PC sales slump . However, they did warn that computing tablets would become a much more significant threat within the next two years. Rather than wait ... for PC sales figures to dip even further, Intel has revealed their plan to bring PCs back to their innovative glory days. New Intel Laptops to be Thinner, Lighter, More Powerful Intel says that in the next few years, laptops will be thinner and lighter, and run all day on a single battery charge. Other options will allow for innovative touchscreen ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

Tue
13
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

ID Theft: A Victim's Step-By-Step Recovery Guide

We recently reported on a story in which the identities of 3.3 million loan borrowers were hacked , including the names, addresses, social security numbers of these individuals. Now, figures from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse suggest that more ... than 347 million records have been breached since 2005. So, what happens if you aren't aware that your identity has been compromised? The short answer is that someone will likely try to use your identity to commit fraud. For example, you might receive a bill for a credit card expense that you knew nothing about. It could ruin your credit score, or ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Unveils Its Own Economic Stimulus Plan

In response to the current economic crisis , Microsoft Corp. has come out with a stimulus plan of their own. Their goal is to help a large group of individuals use their computers to land employment in ways other than to generate a compelling ... resume. The new online initiative, Elevate America, is set to equip close to 2 million people (over the next three years) with the skills needed to succeed in the field of technology. (Source: microsoft.com ) Elevate America offers two programs, one that will start training tech hopefuls immediately and one that will take some time but offer patient ... (view more)

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