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Fri
02
Mar
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Microsoft Reports Success in War Against 'Graymail'

Microsoft is reporting success in its campaign to reduce graymail, which are defined as email messages that fall short of being labeled as 'spam'. Though definitions vary, most sources agree that true spam messages are sent without any permission ... from the recipient. Happily, spam filtering is now keeping spam to only three percent of the messages reaching an average user's inbox, Microsoft reports. (Source: liveside.net ) Legitimate Messages May Be Unwanted However, a lot of other emails, like promotional mailings, still get through. Often, the recipient has either lost interest in the ... (view more)

Fri
23
Dec
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'Photoscape 3.6', and 'XPS Removal Tool 3.01'

Photoscape 3.6 Photoscape is a fun and easy application that enables you to fix and enhance photos, including resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing ... pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, and blooming. This software is compatible with Microsoft Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7. If you are a user of Windows 98 or ME, please use Photoscape 3.4. http://www.photoscape.org XPS Removal Tool 3.01 XPS Removal Tool makes it easy to remove the Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) print queue and driver ... (view more)

Mon
31
Oct
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Google Maps Street View Expands Indoors

Google is now taking its popular (though sometimes controversial) Google Maps Street View off the sidewalk and right into the brick-and-mortar of prominent businesses. Right now, a number of establishments have allowed the search giant to post ... pictures of their business environment on the web. Google Maps Street View is a handy little search tool that extends the basic Google Maps experience. It allows users to see the actual location from the street. It's extremely useful when you're unfamiliar with an area and need to know exactly what the destination looks like from a street level. Privacy ... (view more)

Mon
03
Oct
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'HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12', and 'AppCleaner 1.5'

HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12 This HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. It will also work with any USB and firewire external drive enclosures as well as ... SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. http://hddguru.com AppCleaner 1.5 AppCleaner Freeware removes obsolete files on your computer including temporary files, history, cookies, internet logs and many more from 550 software programs. It optimizes computer performance and is small, easy to download and 100% free of unwanted toolbars or adware ... (view more)

Fri
18
Mar
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MS Releases Lock-Down Fix for Critical MHTML Bug

Hackers are actively exploiting a bug that involves both Windows and Internet Explorer. Google believes the hackers may be targeting specific users. The bug involves MHTML, which is a special format designed to combine all the different files of a ... web page, such as the coding for the text and layout, the image files and video files, into a single file. It was originally developed as a way for a user to save an entire webpage to their desktop without winding up with a messy collection of files, but can also be used as a web link. The vulnerability involves the way that Internet Explorer and ... (view more)

Thu
17
Mar
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New 'Bing Deals' Bargain Hunting Comes to Android, iPhone

Microsoft has launched a special feature in its Bing search engine intended to help users find bargains. To much surprise of many users, however, the mobile edition isn't available on Windows-based phones. Bing Deals to Partnership with Groupon The ... service, dubbed 'Bing Deals', doesn't bring any original offers, meaning it's not like Groupon or Living Social. Indeed, Microsoft says it's made a deliberate decision not to compete against such sites and instead plans to work in partnership with them. (Source: pcmag.com ) It's likely a smart decision. Services such as Groupon work by arranging ... (view more)

Mon
14
Mar
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Beware Fake Google Security Tool

Security firm Symantec says it's found a new and very fake Google "security program" designed to install malware on Google Android smartphones. Called the Android Market Security Tool, the fake software is actually a repackaged Google-built tool ... with origins in the Far East. Symantec discovered the fake tool last Wednesday. It actually imitates a program of the same name released by Google last week and was found in Chinese markets not sanctioned by the search giant. (Source: symantec.com ) Fake Security Software a Clever Ploy by Malware Designers Symantec says it's all a very ... (view more)

Wed
02
Feb
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Google Phone Offers Multi-Lingual Conversation

Google has unveiled two new tools for its Android phone system. One is genuinely useful while the other appears to be an impressive gimmick. The first tool is an extension to the existing Google Translate feature. As well as offering traditional ... translation services, the phones could recognize voices and offer a translation of spoken words. However, as with most automated translation tools and traditional phrasebooks, this was limited in conversations with foreign speakers. That's now been solved by the introduction of a conversation mode. For example: a Spanish user can speak into the phone ... (view more)

Mon
24
Jan
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Microsoft Cuts Loose Bing Bait-And-Switch Scammers

Microsoft has refused to do future business with a company responsible for changing users' default web browser search without permission. The firm appears to have been one of the most prolific advertisers on Facebook. The company in question runs a ... website called make-my-baby.com, which includes a tool allowing users to simulate dressing a virtual baby. To use the tool, users had to install a plug-in for their browser. Unless users visited a link to a set of terms and conditions and read through the fine print, they wouldn't have been aware that the installation process also switched their ... (view more)

Wed
15
Sep
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'Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.11', and 'EssentialPIM 3.7.3'

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.11 This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft releases an ... updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, also known as Patch Tuesday . http://www.microsoft.com EssentialPIM 3.7.3 EssentialPIM is a program that manages personal information. It allows you to keep all your information in electronic form; for example: all your appointments, tasks, to do lists, notes, contacts and email ... (view more)

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