http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en WWW Creator Reenvisions How Personal Data is Stored http://www.infopackets.com/news/10882/www-creator-reenvisions-how-personal-data-stored <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee wants to rethink the way people control online data. He says his "pods" proposal would bring the online world closer to his original vision of the web. Berners-Lee has launched an open-source project and associated business to try to counter what he sees as the web's biggest problem: major companies collecting user data and exploiting it as a core part of their business. His new idea is "pods", or personal online data store. This would involve users having a space on a server that acted like a digital safe and contained a range of data. This could be ... (<a href="/news/10882/www-creator-reenvisions-how-personal-data-stored" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:37:07 +0000 John Lister 10882 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10882/www-creator-reenvisions-how-personal-data-stored#comments f1 Internet Samsung Program Repurposes Old Phones http://www.infopackets.com/news/10881/samsung-program-repurposes-old-phones <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Samsung wants to turn old phones into home gadgets. Its evolving its Galaxy Upcycling program to make it easier to convert handsets. The program launched in 2017 as a largely internal project where Samsung staff tried to find ways to use old phones for new purposes. This often involved taking advantage of the various sensors in a phone even if its specifications were now too low to run the latest operating systems and apps. Baby Monitor Among New Use Ideas At that point the project appeared to be more about creativity than solving significant problems. For example, one design used a motion ... (<a href="/news/10881/samsung-program-repurposes-old-phones" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:00:36 +0000 John Lister 10881 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10881/samsung-program-repurposes-old-phones#comments f1 Mobile 100M Users Still Using Windows 7 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10879/100m-users-still-using-windows-7 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">As many as 100 million PCs could still be running Windows 7 according to a newly-published estimate. That's despite Microsoft withdrawing support for the 11-year old system last year. The estimate comes from Ed Bott of ZDNet and is based on data published at analytics.usa.gov. That brings together site visitor data from most US government agencies. It means the figures will primarily represent visitors from the United States. (Source: zdnet.com ) Bott notes that across the agencies, 8.5 per cent of visitors in the past 90 days were running Windows 7 and 3.4 percent running Windows 8 or 8.1. ... (<a href="/news/10879/100m-users-still-using-windows-7" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 19:25:15 +0000 John Lister 10879 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10879/100m-users-still-using-windows-7#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Disable Chrome 'Sign into Website' Notification http://www.infopackets.com/news/10880/how-fix-disable-chrome-sign-website-notification <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Paulette J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently switched from Firefox to Chrome based on your advice in a previous article. I am used to Chrome's interface, however, one thing that really irks me is the constant Chrome notification asking me to ' Sign into somesite.com with Google ' near the top right of the screen. It goes on to read 'To create your account, Google will share your name, email address and profile picture with somesite.com'. I can reproduce this notification appearing by visiting Reddit.com. Frankly speaking, I don't want to share my information with every ... (<a href="/news/10880/how-fix-disable-chrome-sign-website-notification" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:43:09 +0000 Dennis Faas 10880 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10880/how-fix-disable-chrome-sign-website-notification#comments f1 Windows Tips Chrome Defaults to Secure Website Version http://www.infopackets.com/news/10878/chrome-defaults-secure-website-version <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google Chrome will now look for a secure version of a website first by default. It could mean a tiny delay accessing some sites, but should nudge more sites to increase security. The change to the browser involves how it handles cases where users simply type in the domain (such as infopackets.com) rather than the full website address (such as http://www.infopackets.com or https://www.infopackets.com ). The browser being able to convert one to the other makes it much quicker to type website addresses and allows browsers to use a single space for users to input both website addresses and search ... (<a href="/news/10878/chrome-defaults-secure-website-version" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:11:58 +0000 John Lister 10878 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10878/chrome-defaults-secure-website-version#comments f1 Internet Ticketmaster Fined $10M for Hacking Competitor http://www.infopackets.com/news/10877/ticketmaster-fined-10m-hacking-competitor <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Ticketmaster will pay a $10 million fine for computer fraud and hacking. The company admitted responsibility for hacking an unnamed rival with the help of an employee who had previously worked there. The $10 million figure is calculated as the maximum $500,000 penalty for each of 20 cases of breaking the law through "unauthorized access of a protected computer." The fine is through a "deferred prosecution agreement" in which prosecutors hold off pursuing the case through the courts. As part of the agreement, Ticketmaster admitted breaking the law and must cooperate with prosecutors ... (<a href="/news/10877/ticketmaster-fined-10m-hacking-competitor" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 21:47:23 +0000 John Lister 10877 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10877/ticketmaster-fined-10m-hacking-competitor#comments f1 Courts Chrome Security Software Bug Fixed http://www.infopackets.com/news/10876/chrome-security-software-bug-fixed <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Chrome and Edge are to get a fix for a problem with saving bookmarks and other files. The glitch is the result of an incompatibility with some anti-virus software. The problem involved security tools which were set to scan files on a computer in real-time. Often this involves "freezing" a file immediately as it's written to disk so the security software can check for threats and neutralize them before they have an effect. Unfortunately the way this works means it didn't always go smoothly with Chrome, resulting in the browser "freezing", then simply giving up on saving the file. This caused ... (<a href="/news/10876/chrome-security-software-bug-fixed" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:23:53 +0000 John Lister 10876 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10876/chrome-security-software-bug-fixed#comments f1 Google Windows 10 Free Upgrade 'Still Available' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10875/windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A free Microsoft offer to upgrade to Windows 10 was supposed to expire in 2016. However, it appears the upgrade still works, with claims the deadline was simply a marketing ploy. With Windows 10 released in the middle of 2015, the free upgrade offer was advertised as running for a year. It was available for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, with most getting an upgrade to the Windows 10 Home edition. Those running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8.1 Pro could upgrade to the Windows 10 Pro edition. As most people either upgraded in the first year or decided to give Windows 10 a ... (<a href="/news/10875/windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:52:24 +0000 John Lister 10875 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10875/windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available#comments f1 Microsoft Security Update Cut-Off Puts Phones At Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/10874/security-update-cut-puts-phones-risk <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A consumer group has warned a time limit on updates could mean phones become a security risk before they wear out. The group wants laws to make it clearer how long devices will receive support. The warning comes from Which?, a British organization similar to Consumer Reports in the US. It surveyed 15,000 people about how long they kept their phones. The questions covered how long people had been using their current phone, whether it was newly manufactured when they got it, and how long they had used their previous handset. The calculations only took account of handsets that were replaced ... (<a href="/news/10874/security-update-cut-puts-phones-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 30 Dec 2020 22:51:05 +0000 John Lister 10874 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10874/security-update-cut-puts-phones-risk#comments f1 Security Online Free Speech Rules Derail Defense Bill http://www.infopackets.com/news/10872/online-free-speech-rules-derail-defense-bill <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A dispute over Internet law has led to a Presidential veto of a major defense bill. Lawmakers will now decide whether to reject Donald Trump's demands to remove rules on how websites and services handle content posted by users. The bill in question authorizes US military spending for the next year. One of the quirks of the US legislative system is that bills can include measures which have little or nothing to do with the main subject of the proposed law. These measures are often the result of negotiation between politicians. In this case, Trump wants the defense bill to include a repeal of ... (<a href="/news/10872/online-free-speech-rules-derail-defense-bill" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:39:05 +0000 John Lister 10872 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10872/online-free-speech-rules-derail-defense-bill#comments f1 Courts How to Fix: Force Screen Refresh Rate Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10873/how-fix-force-screen-refresh-rate-windows-10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Michael O. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a strange problem. Every few reboots, my laptop screen refresh rate will automatically change to 59Hz, even though I've repeatedly set it to 60Hz. On my particular laptop model (Lenovo T460), whenever the screen refresh rate is at 59Hz and the screen brightness is relatively low, the screen starts to flicker. The screen flickering is hard to see unless it's on a white background, but it is definitely noticeable and enough to make me want to pull my hair out. When I change it back to 60Hz, the screen flickering stops. The problem is ... (<a href="/news/10873/how-fix-force-screen-refresh-rate-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 28 Dec 2020 21:12:35 +0000 Dennis Faas 10873 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10873/how-fix-force-screen-refresh-rate-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Change Edge New Tab Page to Google http://www.infopackets.com/news/10871/how-fix-change-edge-new-tab-page-google <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Gilles J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and started using the new Edge browser. As you mentioned in a previous article, the new Edge is essentially Google's Chrome browser, but the interface is a little different. All is good, however one thing I don't like about Edge is that the new tab page won't let me redirect to Google. Instead, it displays a bunch of pages I've visited. I'm not interested in seeing that. Any idea how to change Edge new tab page to Google ? I also want to change Edge default search engine to Google . Much thanks!" My response ... (<a href="/news/10871/how-fix-change-edge-new-tab-page-google" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 19:21:05 +0000 Dennis Faas 10871 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10871/how-fix-change-edge-new-tab-page-google#comments Windows Tips Internet Baffled by Bottomless PJs http://www.infopackets.com/news/10870/internet-baffled-bottomless-pjs <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">If you keep seeing a pair of bottomless pyjamas on the Internet, don't worry. It appears to be a glitch that's highlighted the quirks of online advertising. Many users have reported seeing the ad multiple times a day, in some cases embedded in almost every page they read. It's particularly noticeable as it's a somewhat unusual product, namely a one-piece tartan outfit with a flap on the backside, presumably to allow bathroom breaks without undressing. The ads are automatically placed by Google and appear to be placed by a Chinese tech company which has the same registered address as a "fast ... (<a href="/news/10870/internet-baffled-bottomless-pjs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 25 Dec 2020 01:10:06 +0000 John Lister 10870 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10870/internet-baffled-bottomless-pjs#comments f1 Internet New Win10 Patch Causes Blue Screen of Death http://www.infopackets.com/news/10869/new-win10-patch-causes-blue-screen-death <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A Windows 10 update causing problems is no surprise, but the two latest glitches will be familiar to long-time users. Both can lead to the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death," indicating a significant problem. The first problem affects users who run the built-in CHKDSK utility, which scans hard drives to look for errors. It appears that running "chkdsk /f" via command line (after the new KB4592438 patch has been applied) can cause the file system to corrupt, which then might result in Windows not able to boot at all. Microsoft says a fix has already been rolled out through an automatic ... (<a href="/news/10869/new-win10-patch-causes-blue-screen-death" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:22:59 +0000 John Lister 10869 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10869/new-win10-patch-causes-blue-screen-death#comments f1 Microsoft Internet Providers Can't Charge for Unwanted Router http://www.infopackets.com/news/10867/internet-providers-cant-charge-unwanted-router <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Broadband providers can no longer charge customers a rental fee for routers if they use their own equipment. It's banned by the Television Viewer Protection Act which has taken effect after a six month delay. The law was passed in December 2019 and originally scheduled to take effect in June. However, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a six month delay, stating that cable and broadband providers needed more time because of the coronavirus pandemic. $10 Monthly Fee Dropped Many Internet providers charge rental fees for modems or routers, but allow users to ... (<a href="/news/10867/internet-providers-cant-charge-unwanted-router" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:47:08 +0000 John Lister 10867 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10867/internet-providers-cant-charge-unwanted-router#comments f1 Internet Digiarty Software Bonanza: Up to 62% Off! http://www.infopackets.com/news/10868/digiarty-software-bonanza-62 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Leona L. writes: " Dear Dennis, We really appreciate you mentioning our software to your readers! We would like to extend another holiday offer - this time it is lifetime licenses of our most popular software, including: WinX DVD Ripper, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, WinX DVD Copy Pro, and WinX MediaTrans. Would you please pass on the word to your audience. Thank you and Happy Holidays! " My response: Thanks again, Leona. I'll discuss the details below. Limited Time Offer for Infopackets Readers - Up to 62% Off Digiarty software has created a special page for readers - ... (<a href="/news/10868/digiarty-software-bonanza-62" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 20:02:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 10868 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10868/digiarty-software-bonanza-62#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Chrome Dialogue in Virtual Machine Unreadable http://www.infopackets.com/news/10866/how-fix-chrome-dialogue-virtual-machine-unreadable <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jill P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) to connect to virtual machines over my network. Most machines use Chrome as the browser. The problem I'm having is that certain actions in Chrome are unreadable when using remote desktop. For example: if I try to install a Chrome addon, a dialogue window is supposed to appear confirming that I want to enable the extension. Over RDP, this dialogue box and the text it contains is white and unreadable. There is no way to click on 'OK' to enable the extension. Another time I've seen this happen is if I'm trying ... (<a href="/news/10866/how-fix-chrome-dialogue-virtual-machine-unreadable" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:56:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 10866 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10866/how-fix-chrome-dialogue-virtual-machine-unreadable#comments f1 Windows Tips Turning Old Laptops Into Chromebook May Get Easier http://www.infopackets.com/news/10865/turning-old-laptops-chromebook-may-get-easier <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has bought a company that helps people turn old laptops into Chromebooks. It will turn "CloudReady" into an official way to use the Chrome operating system. Chromebooks run on ChromeOS, a system that's based largely around using the Chrome browser to access online tools and applications. It's aimed particularly at people who mainly use a computer for web browsing, light document editing, and watching streaming video. One of the big advantages is that much of the processing is done remotely rather than on the computer itself. That means a Chromebook can run on cheaper low-spec ... (<a href="/news/10865/turning-old-laptops-chromebook-may-get-easier" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 18 Dec 2020 01:07:30 +0000 John Lister 10865 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10865/turning-old-laptops-chromebook-may-get-easier#comments f1 Google Websites Face Major Fines for 'Illegal Content' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10864/websites-face-major-fines-illegal-content <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Tech giants such as Facebook could face eye watering fines or even be blocked if they don't do enough to remove "illegal content." The proposals in the United Kingdom highlight the difficultly every government faces in balancing online freedoms and responsibilities. The measures, set out in the Online Harms Bill, would affect websites and services around the world. If it becomes law, it raises the question of whether the UK is a significant enough market that websites change their practices worldwide to avoid headaches, similar to the way many US business decided it was better to ... (<a href="/news/10864/websites-face-major-fines-illegal-content" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 16 Dec 2020 22:49:45 +0000 John Lister 10864 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10864/websites-face-major-fines-illegal-content#comments f1 Government Google Services Down For An Hour http://www.infopackets.com/news/10862/google-services-down-hour <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Multiple Google services were unavailable for almost an hour on Monday. It appears the problem was with the authentication system for user accounts rather than Google's servers themselves being unavailable. The Google search engine was unaffected, but that was about the only good news for the company. Affected services included Gmail, Calendar and office tools such as Google Docs. (Source: google.com ) The effect depended on the importance of user accounts. Some tools such as Calendar were completely inaccessible as they are entirely based around an individual account. Gmail Glitches Other ... (<a href="/news/10862/google-services-down-hour" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:29:59 +0000 John Lister 10862 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10862/google-services-down-hour#comments f1 Google VideoProc Review http://www.infopackets.com/news/10863/videoproc-review <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">What's one of the best one-stop video editing software available for both PC and Mac? Answer: Digiarty's VideoProc! From the makers of WinX DVD Ripper and WinX Video Convert comes VideoProc: a multi-award winning software program that allows you to edit, convert, resize and adjust large/4K videos, DVDs, and audio at fully accelerated speed. VideoProc: Features Overview A Simple to use, Powerful Professional Video Editor VideoProc allows you to quickly edit and share videos for social media sharing. Easily cut, merge, rotate, crop, add effects and touch up video in no time flat! Produce studio ... (<a href="/news/10863/videoproc-review" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 19:55:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 10863 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10863/videoproc-review#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Tackles COVID Vaccine Scares with 'Info Panel' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10860/google-tackles-covid-vaccine-scares-info-panel <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is adding specially crafted panels at the top of search results related to COVID vaccines. The panel will give information about specific vaccines available in the searcher's country along with details of rollout programs. The aim is to use official and credible sources and counter less reliable information including misleading or unfounded claims about the vaccines. Using the panels could overcome the risk that pages with misleading information either game Google's system or "naturally" find their way to the top of the search results list for a particular user. The first panels are ... (<a href="/news/10860/google-tackles-covid-vaccine-scares-info-panel" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 11 Dec 2020 18:20:11 +0000 John Lister 10860 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10860/google-tackles-covid-vaccine-scares-info-panel#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Virtualbox: Can't Change Settings, Can't Click OK http://www.infopackets.com/news/10861/how-fix-virtualbox-cant-change-settings-cant-click-ok <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I run a small business and we use Virtualbox to control our virtual server (Windows Server 2016). We had a hardware problem with the hypervisor machine, forcing us to copy the virtual server onto another machine temporarily for a week. Now that we're done fixing the hypervisor machine, it's time to move the virtual server back over. The problem is that I get an error message from Virtualbox stating that " Cannot start virtual machine because the following physical network interfaces were not found ... (etc)" It then gives the option to " ... (<a href="/news/10861/how-fix-virtualbox-cant-change-settings-cant-click-ok" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 22:17:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 10861 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10861/how-fix-virtualbox-cant-change-settings-cant-click-ok#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft Updates Update Strategy http://www.infopackets.com/news/10859/microsoft-updates-update-strategy <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is rethinking the way it releases new features through Windows Update. New "Feature Experience Packs" will come out separately to the two major updates each year. The idea is to use the packs to release features and updates for tools that fall into a gray area where they aren't an integral part of the Windows 10 operating system itself, but aren't really applications in their own right. The packs will be released as and when they are ready. That opens up the possibility that these "unscheduled" updates could also be used for improvements and fixes to Windows itself without having to ... (<a href="/news/10859/microsoft-updates-update-strategy" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:19:52 +0000 John Lister 10859 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10859/microsoft-updates-update-strategy#comments f1 Microsoft Feds Snooped IP Addresses Using Website Logs http://www.infopackets.com/news/10857/feds-snooped-ip-addresses-using-website-logs <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Director of National Intelligence has confirmed the government collected visitor information from a US webpage using powers stemming from the PATRIOT Act. It's reawakened political debate about whether search and browsing history should be part of these powers. The argument centers on Section 215 of the act which gives the government the authority to collect "tangible things (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information." In the past that's been interpreted to include electronic records such as phone logs. ... (<a href="/news/10857/feds-snooped-ip-addresses-using-website-logs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:13:14 +0000 John Lister 10857 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10857/feds-snooped-ip-addresses-using-website-logs#comments f1 Government Acronis True Image 2021 Review http://www.infopackets.com/news/10858/acronis-true-image-2021-review <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">If you lost all of the data on your PC, would you be devastated? According to a recent report, cyber crimes are booming thanks to the covid-19 pandemic . That's because cyber criminals are counting on the fact that most users are working remotely at home and/or retired, increasing their chances in converting a "sale". The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that in 2019, cyber criminals raked in $3.5 billion targeting individuals and businesses in the USA. Of that, $8.9 million was attributed to ransomware attacks, while scammers posing as fake technical support stole $54 ... (<a href="/news/10858/acronis-true-image-2021-review" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 08 Dec 2020 04:32:46 +0000 Dennis Faas 10858 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10858/acronis-true-image-2021-review#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Can't Shrink, Partition Drive (C:\$Extend) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10856/how-fix-cant-shrink-partition-drive-cextend <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Harry V. writes: " Dear Dennis, My Windows 10 PC recently updated, but got stuck in an automatic repair boot loop. Now it won't boot into Windows. To fix this, I created Windows Install media on a USB thumb drive using another PC, then I booted off the thumb drive on the broken PC and reinstalled Windows. I am now trying to partition the C drive into two partitions (C and D), with C containing only the operating system and D drive containing my user data. When I use disk management (diskmgmt.msc) to shrink the C drive, it tells me there isn't enough free space to shrink the ... (<a href="/news/10856/how-fix-cant-shrink-partition-drive-cextend" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 04 Dec 2020 19:23:43 +0000 Dennis Faas 10856 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10856/how-fix-cant-shrink-partition-drive-cextend#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft Rethinks 'Employer Snooping' Feature http://www.infopackets.com/news/10855/microsoft-rethinks-employer-snooping-feature <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is rewriting a "Productivity Score" feature that businesses could have used to monitor staff performance. The data will now be only available in aggregated form. The feature is designed for IT and network administrators in businesses that use Microsoft 365, the subscription version of what was once known as the Office suite. The idea is that the administrators can get a better idea of which features are being used most, which would show where IT administrators might need to focus support. Individual User Data Revealed The problem was that the feature showed these figures on an ... (<a href="/news/10855/microsoft-rethinks-employer-snooping-feature" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:08:43 +0000 John Lister 10855 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10855/microsoft-rethinks-employer-snooping-feature#comments f1 Microsoft Apple Fined $12M Over Water Resistance Claim http://www.infopackets.com/news/10853/apple-fined-12m-over-water-resistance-claim <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple has been fined the equivalent of $12 million USD over "aggressive and misleading" claims about the water resistance of iPhones. An Italian regulator said its advertising wasn't clear enough and that a disclaimer tricked clients. The fine of 10 million Euros came from Italy's Competition and Market Authority which regulates consumer issues. It took issue with two ways Apple promotes and disclaims the water resistance. (Source: reuters.com ) The first issue was with the way Apple marketed eight iPhone models as being water resistant up to a certain depth (between one and four meters ... (<a href="/news/10853/apple-fined-12m-over-water-resistance-claim" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 02 Dec 2020 18:50:44 +0000 John Lister 10853 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10853/apple-fined-12m-over-water-resistance-claim#comments f1 Apple How to Fix: Compact VHD (Virtualbox, Hyper-V, etc) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10854/how-fix-compact-vhd-virtualbox-hyper-v-etc <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bill G. writes: " Dear Dennis, My question is about how to compact a VHD file (virtual disk). I recently virtualized an old Windows 2016 server and am using Virtualbox as my hypervisor. In the process of updating and configuring the virtual machine, I created 3 snapshots (live backups) in case I needed to undo changes. The .VHD is the Server 2016 C Drive and was originally only 60GB - however, I noticed that the 'snapshots' folder has grown to a massive 168GB! I went into virtual machine's snapshot window and deleted all the snapshots, hoping to free up space on the disk ... (<a href="/news/10854/how-fix-compact-vhd-virtualbox-hyper-v-etc" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:38:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 10854 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10854/how-fix-compact-vhd-virtualbox-hyper-v-etc#comments f1 Windows Tips Retirees Biggest Losers to Phone and Cyber Scams http://www.infopackets.com/news/10852/retirees-biggest-losers-phone-and-cyber-scams <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Millennials are much more likely to be scammed out of money online or over the phone than retirees according to FTC figures. However, an elderly victim is likely to lose a much bigger sum. The figures come from analysis of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data by Atlas VPN. They found that in almost every age group, more people have been scammed so far this year than in the same period last year, but the average loss is lower. That could simply be scammers making smaller demands because they know many people have less disposable cash this year. (Source: atlasvpn.com ) Elderly Targeted By Phone ... (<a href="/news/10852/retirees-biggest-losers-phone-and-cyber-scams" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:44:41 +0000 John Lister 10852 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10852/retirees-biggest-losers-phone-and-cyber-scams#comments f1 Security Nakivo Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Review http://www.infopackets.com/news/10850/nakivo-backup-microsoft-office-365-review <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Paula M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I own a small business that has 15 employees. We process upwards of 100 emails a day, many of which contain important contracts and attachments. We use MS Outlook 365 as our email client and OneDrive to share attachments between employees and devices (such as smartphones). The emails and documents are critical and I need a way to backup both Microsoft Outlook 365 emails and OneDrive files locally in case our workstations are compromised. Do you know of an Office 365 backup program that can backup Outlook as well as OneDrive? Much thanks! " My ... (<a href="/news/10850/nakivo-backup-microsoft-office-365-review" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 27 Nov 2020 21:23:00 +0000 Dennis Faas 10850 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10850/nakivo-backup-microsoft-office-365-review#comments f1 Windows Tips Smartphone Addiction Not Habitual, Says Study http://www.infopackets.com/news/10851/smartphone-addiction-not-habitual-says-study <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Phone "addiction" is caused more by boredom, rather than nagging notifications according to a newly-published study. It also found that the "endless scroll" feature on some apps was most likely to detain users. The study is the work of the London School of Economics and Political Science and published in a journal titled "Computers in Human Behavior." (Source: sciencedirect.com ) Researchers wanted to explore the theory that people are constantly looking at their phones in response to notifications and whether pausing, hiding or filtering such notifications might change user ... (<a href="/news/10851/smartphone-addiction-not-habitual-says-study" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 26 Nov 2020 19:21:57 +0000 John Lister 10851 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10851/smartphone-addiction-not-habitual-says-study#comments f1 Mobile Comcast to Impose New Broadband Data Caps Nationwide http://www.infopackets.com/news/10849/comcast-impose-new-broadband-data-caps-nationwide <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Comcast is to impose a 1.2TB monthly data limit on its broadband customers in all locations across the United States. The move affects 12 states that weren't already under the cap. Customers will be able to get unlimited data, but will have to pay a fee of $30 a month above their current charges. Those who don't "upgrade" will face an overage charge of $10 for each 50GB they use, with a maximum overage charge of $100. (Source: stopthecap.com ) The company already had the cap in 27 of the 39 states it served. Many of the remaining 12 covered markets where Comcast had competition with Verizon, ... (<a href="/news/10849/comcast-impose-new-broadband-data-caps-nationwide" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:59:50 +0000 John Lister 10849 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10849/comcast-impose-new-broadband-data-caps-nationwide#comments f1 Internet Google Tightens Chrome Extension Privacy Rules http://www.infopackets.com/news/10847/google-tightens-chrome-extension-privacy-rules <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is making Chrome extension publishers give users more details about the data they collect. They will also have to promise to follow a new policy limiting the way they use the data. Extensions are third-party tools (called plug-ins or add-ons with some browsers) that interact with a web browser to provide a useful function. Examples include password managers that automatically fill in log-in details on a site, and an official Amazon plug-in that can send a copy of a long web page article direct to a Kindle e-Reader. One of the main concerns about extensions is that they inherently need ... (<a href="/news/10847/google-tightens-chrome-extension-privacy-rules" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 24 Nov 2020 18:02:47 +0000 John Lister 10847 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10847/google-tightens-chrome-extension-privacy-rules#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Reset Outlook, Start Over (New Install) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Mike J. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your article on ' cannot start outlook, cannot open window '. I have a similar problem. I recently had to format my machine and reinstall Windows 10, then reinstall Office 365. I'm now at the part where I want to set up my email account with Outlook, but I've made a huge mistake during the setup: I told Outlook that my email address is associated with a Microsoft Exchange server instead of IMAP. Now I can't undo the changes! Here's what's happening: when I try to launch Outlook, it keeps asking for my login credentials repeatedly ... (<a href="/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:03:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 10848 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10848/how-fix-reset-outlook-start-over-new-install#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Organize Downloads by Extension (Chrome) http://www.infopackets.com/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Readers Sam G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and was wondering if you can help me. Whenever I download a specific file type, I want it to save to a particular folder. For example, I have a Usenet account and I use it to download files off of Usenet servers. I want my Usenet .NZB files (similar to .torrent files) saved to S:\NZB instead of my default download folder, because I use my .NZBs files on another machine. When I use Firefox to download .nzb files, it remembers that I always want to save to S:\NZB, but all my other downloads go to my ... (<a href="/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:04:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 10846 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome#comments f1 Windows Tips Google Makes Bold Chrome Claims http://www.infopackets.com/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google says its latest browser update is "the largest gain in Chrome performance in years." It claims the browser will now be significantly faster, drain less battery and be more useful. Unlike many software updates, the majority of the changes in the latest version of Chrome are behind the scenes and affect performance rather than add new features. For example, Chrome will now devote more resources to "active tabs" (the ones that have most recently been used) rather than give the same attention to every open tab. It says on average this will reduce CPU usage by "five times" and add an extra ... (<a href="/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:52:50 +0000 John Lister 10845 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims#comments f1 Internet MS Pushes Edge with Full Screen Ads in Win10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is reportedly testing full-screen "ads" to try to persuade Windows 10 users to run the Edge browser. There may be no easy way to stop them appearing. The messages are being displayed to some users after the most recent Windows 10 updates. They appear to be part of an A/B test in which two groups of users are shown different versions of an ad or message to see how the response differs. (Source: techradar.com ) Ad Appears After Update The ads will reportedly appear on machines with Chrome or Firefox as the default browser in three circumstances: When a user sets up a new Windows ... (<a href="/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:49:36 +0000 John Lister 10844 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Tackles Video Call Background Noise http://www.infopackets.com/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is releasing a tool that uses artificial intelligence to block out background noise during video calls. The Microsoft Teams tool aims to distinguish between human speech and other sources of sound. The need for such a tool will have grown for many users this year given the increase in those working from home. Previously, videoconferencing was more commonly associated with business settings where staff could make calls in ideal settings such as dedicated meeting rooms with no sources of unwanted sounds. Now, many people are using the same videoconferencing software in conditions ... (<a href="/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:42:33 +0000 John Lister 10843 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise#comments f1 Microsoft 40% Off: WinX HD Video Converter, WinX MediaTrans http://www.infopackets.com/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Leona L. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thank you for mentioning our product WinX DVD Ripper in your newsletter. We would like to extend a special offer to your readers for this Black Friday: WinX HD Video Converter and WinX MediaTrans. We are offering a lifetime license for just $25.95 (the regular price is $59). Both products can be downloaded as a trial before committing. Please kindly let your readers know! " My response: Thanks, Leona for sending our readers another great deal. Below I'll provide a bullet point of what each program does. WinX HD Video Converter: Full list of ... (<a href="/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:36:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 10841 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10841/40-winx-hd-video-converter-winx-mediatrans#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Update Notification http://www.infopackets.com/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Gary H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've come across an older article you wrote which explains how to disable Thunderbird 'new mail' notifications from popping up constantly in the tray bar. The issue that I'm having has to do with a barrage of notifications that tell me that an update is available for Thunderbird. Is there a way to stop this from appearing all the time? " My response: Mozilla Thunderbird releases updates once in a while, so I'm am not sure why you are receiving constant reminders to update the program. There are two possibilities that come to mind: You've ... (<a href="/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 21:04:56 +0000 Dennis Faas 10842 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10842/how-fix-disable-thunderbird-update-notification#comments f1 Windows Tips Beware of Bogus Microsoft Teams 'Update' http://www.infopackets.com/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">If you use Microsoft Teams, watch out for bogus advertisements offering an "update". It's a scam designed to install malware that tries to steal personal data. The group chat and video conferencing tool has understandably become more popular this year with the increase in remote desktop connections to workplaces. That's attracted the attention of scammers who have put together a creative strategy to steal data. It's important to note that the attack doesn't aim to exploit any vulnerability in Teams itself. Instead, it's simply aimed at people using it, particularly those who have only started ... (<a href="/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:09:47 +0000 John Lister 10840 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10840/beware-bogus-microsoft-teams-update#comments f1 Security Windows 10 to Get Forced Feature Updates http://www.infopackets.com/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is to forcibly upgrade some computers running older versions of Windows 10. Only those on the Pro edition will be able to block the update. It's a step up in Microsoft's campaign to keep people from using older Windows 10 versions. Until now it's mainly relied on dropping support and security fixes, the idea there being to scare people into making the upgrade. That's happening to version 1809 (released in late 2018) this week. Microsoft is now turning its attention to computers running version 1903, released early last year. Version 1903 will officially lose security patch support ... (<a href="/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:23:44 +0000 John Lister 10839 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10839/windows-10-get-forced-feature-updates#comments f1 Microsoft Late Payment? Google Releases App to Cripple Phone http://www.infopackets.com/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has built an app that will stop smartphones working if a customer is behind on payments for the handset. It could also be a way to make more expensive phones available to people with poor credit histories. The app is already being used by a carrier in Kenya. There's no word yet on whether Google plans to offer it to carriers in other countries. (Source: 9to5google.com ) "Device Lock Controller" is an app that can be pre-installed by carriers on new phones. It appears that once the app is in place, the carrier is able to remotely reinstall the app even if the customer removes it. If and ... (<a href="/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:11:56 +0000 John Lister 10837 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10837/late-payment-google-releases-app-cripple-phone#comments f1 Mobile How to Fix: Cannot Start Outlook, Cannot Open Window http://www.infopackets.com/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Leona H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm trying to upgrade from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 365 and I it takes a long time to start, stating that it 'cannot start outlook, cannot open window' or such. Actually, the full error message is: ' Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window . The set of folders cannot be opened. The attempt to logon to Microsoft Exchange has failed.' I don't understand how to get around this problem. I currently have Office 2010 and Office 365 installed. It only happens when I launch Outlook 365. Initially when I started Outlook ... (<a href="/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 09 Nov 2020 21:18:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 10838 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10838/how-fix-cannot-start-outlook-cannot-open-window#comments f1 Windows Tips Scammed by PC Safe Network / Homesoft Solution? Here's What to Do http://www.infopackets.com/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Nancy P. writes: " Dear Dennis, Back in January I was paying bills on my bank website, when suddenly a red warning screen appeared, stating that my PC was locked and that I needed to call Microsoft to fix the problem. The phone number listed was 855-755-2888. There were loud sirens going off, and the computer was speaking to me. There was no way to get past the warning screen and I could not use my computer. Not knowing any better, I called the number and spoke to a man with a very thick Indian accent . He said their company name was PC Safe Pro and that they were ... (<a href="/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:05:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 10836 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10836/scammed-pc-safe-network-homesoft-solution-heres-what-do#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 1809 to Lose Security Support http://www.infopackets.com/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has warned users who haven't updated Windows 10 for a couple of years that they will soon face increased security risks. It's about to withdraw support for Windows 10 version 1809, having extended it during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Version 1809 was the second major update of the year in late 2018. It was also known as the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update." Work-From-Home Changed Plans For those of you who find it easier to track Windows 10 Feature Updates by their signature bugs, version 1809 was the update that deleted some personal files during the upgrade, as ... (<a href="/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 02:29:13 +0000 John Lister 10835 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10835/windows-10-1809-lose-security-support#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Warns of Major Windows Update Bug http://www.infopackets.com/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has warned users not to install the latest major update by anything other than the automated process. Methods such as downloading the update onto USB drives or DVDs could cause significant problems thanks to a bug. The issue affects the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as 20H2 (version 2009, and build 19042). This is officially the second major update this year. It's currently available automatically through Windows Update, though is being gradually released to different people at different times rather than sent out to everyone at once. Officially that's to avoid ... (<a href="/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 18:42:26 +0000 John Lister 10834 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10834/microsoft-warns-major-windows-update-bug#comments f1 Microsoft Low Orbit Satellite Internet Becomes More Practical http://www.infopackets.com/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A mobile broadband service that uses low-orbit satellites to reach areas with neither fixed-line or cellular service is proving a hit with some early testers. Starlink is the work of the private company SpaceX, better known for running commercial delivery services to the International Space Station. The company plans to eventually launch more than 40,000 miniature satellites which will orbit at around half the distance from the Earth as most satellites. The idea is to be able to offer service anywhere in the world with users simply connecting to satellites as they pass overhead. (Source: ... (<a href="/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:20:06 +0000 John Lister 10833 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10833/low-orbit-satellite-internet-becomes-more-practical#comments f1 Internet WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10 <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and I noticed that Windows Media Player no longer plays DVDs in Windows 10 . In Windows 7 it worked without a problem. I researched this issue and it appears that this 'feature' was removed on purpose because newer PCs and laptops do not have DVD players. As such, Microsoft has dropped all support for Windows 10 DVD playback in Windows Media Player. I plan on purchasing a thin ultrabook laptop (with no DVD player) soon. As such, I'd like to convert my DVDs into AVI or MP4 (for example) so I ... (<a href="/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:59:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 10716 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Apple Working On Own Search Engine http://www.infopackets.com/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple is reportedly working on its own search engine and may ditch its reliance on Google. The Apple tool could be pitched on the idea of increased user privacy. At the moment, Apple devices such as iPhones and software such as the Safari browser usually runs searches through Google by default. That's not just because Apple think it's the best search engine, but because Google pays Apple an annual fee reported to be in the region of $10 billion to be the default. (Source: ft.com ) That payment may be under threat with regulators looking into claims that such deals perpetuate an unfair ... (<a href="/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:43:08 +0000 John Lister 10832 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10832/apple-working-own-search-engine#comments f1 Apple Zoom to Completely Encrypt Video Calls http://www.infopackets.com/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Zoom is to completely encrypt video calls at all times for most users. It will mean neither Zoom itself nor law enforcement agents or security services can access the content of calls. At the moment, Zoom encrypts the data that flows between individual participants on a call. However, it's Zoom's own servers which generate the encryption key issued to each participant. That means it's technically possible for Zoom to decrypt calls. While Zoom insists it's never had any intention of doing so, it does leave it open to pressure or legal threats from law enforcement officials to get access to ... (<a href="/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:23:19 +0000 John Lister 10831 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10831/zoom-completely-encrypt-video-calls#comments f1 Security Microsoft Reroutes Internet Explorer to Edge http://www.infopackets.com/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is doing its level best to kill off Internet Explorer. Users of the browser will soon find many key websites automatically open in the Edge browser instead. There hasn't been a new edition of Internet Explorer since 2013 and it's understandable many people would think it had died out altogether with Microsoft putting all its efforts into Edge instead. However, Statcounter estimates that more than 2.5 percent of desktop and laptop computers are running Internet Explorer. It's harder to estimate the total number of computers, but it's plausible the number of people using Internet ... (<a href="/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:00:46 +0000 John Lister 10830 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge#comments f1 Microsoft Adblockers Hijacked To Snoop On Users http://www.infopackets.com/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Two ad-blocking Chrome extensions have been removed from distribution after they were altered to collect user data. People who've already installed Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender should now remove the tools. Instructions for removal are near the end of the article. Both Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender started out as legitimate extensions which users could integrate into the Chrome browser to block ads. They had a combined total of 250,000 downloads, and ironically that success seems to be what ended up causing the problems. New Owners Manipulate Extension The original developer sold the ... (<a href="/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:27:27 +0000 John Lister 10829 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users#comments f1 Security Parents Name Baby after ISP for free Internet http://www.infopackets.com/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A couple have reportedly named their daughter after an Internet company in return for 18 years of free mobile broadband. Perhaps fortunately the girl now only has "Twifia" as a middle name. The couple took up a promotional offer from Swiss company Twifi. It made the offer to any parents who named their child with Twifia or Twifius. It's not clear why the offer covers these variations rather than the brand name itself. The deal requires a parent to upload a photograph of the birth certificate with one of the names on it and await verification. They will then get 18 years of service for the ... (<a href="/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:47:50 +0000 John Lister 10828 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet#comments f1 Internet Windows 10 Brings MS Office Start Menu Surprise http://www.infopackets.com/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has added links to Office web apps on Windows 10 computers without asking permission. It's more of an irritation than a damaging problem, but it's certainly safe to say some folks are irritated. The links appear to have been added by an automatic update, with some users reporting their computer restarted without warning and they lost some work that hadn't been saved. (Users can set Windows 10 to only restart automatically at set times such as during the night to stop this happening.) The links appear in the Start Menu alongside other apps as a single tile that contains several small ... (<a href="/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:56:56 +0000 John Lister 10827 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Start Up Process To Change http://www.infopackets.com/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is to warn Windows 10 users when an app will start up automatically when they start their computer. The move is designed to prevent the start up process being slowed down against the user's wishes. Users already have the ability to manually decide whether an app starts up automatically when they switch on their computer. The change is to the way apps are set when they are originally installed. Which apps should start up automatically is a balancing act. With some it's important to start up automatically for functionality purposes, such as having anti-malware software running right ... (<a href="/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:39:35 +0000 John Lister 10826 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft, Military Tackle Bonet Preceding Elections http://www.infopackets.com/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says it has disrupted "one of the world's most persistent malware operations." The action against "Trickbot" reportedly involved working with the US military. Trickbot is a botnet , created by infecting computers with malware then hijacking and combining their resources for further malicious activity. The operators largely built it using bogus emails that tricked users into opening a file attachment or clicking a link that downloaded and installed malware. The uses of Trickbot have included stealing login details such as online banking credentials; accessing sensitive data; and ... (<a href="/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:27:20 +0000 John Lister 10825 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections#comments f1 Security Yelp to Label 'Racist' Businesses Online http://www.infopackets.com/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online <div class="google_ads"><!-- Video Ad Unit --> <ins class="CANBMDDisplayAD" data-bmd-ad-unit="676108220200603T133802030D2BEAEFA53A94AA4849880AE418C459F" style="display:block"></ins> <script src="https://secureaddisplay.com/au/bmd/"></script> <!-- /Video Ad Unit --></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Review site Yelp is to highlight businesses that have been accused of racist behavior. Critics argue the policy is open to malicious abuse. Yelp says over this summer it has noticed a surge in reviews which warn users of racist behavior. However, it believes many of these may be written by people reporting to social media or news reports of such activity, rather than from their own experience of using a business. According to Yelp, it needed to change its policy to deal with two issues. The first is that its rules only allow reviews based on first-hand experience. The second is that it ... (<a href="/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:19:46 +0000 John Lister 10824 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online#comments f1 Internet