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Mon
08
Jun
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I've been Hacked! What to do?

Infopackets Reader 'Peneloppe' writes: " I have been hacked by someone I know through my IP address, and this is easy for him since he is a hacker. I have Kazpersky anti virus but still he has been able to tag all my conversations through Internet ... because he gets my IP addresses all the time. Before he used Trojans because he had access to my PC (not anymore). He has shown me files and files of all my conversations. At this point don't know what to do! Please I need help and want to report him to put an end to this never ending story. I am tired of him trying to have control over my personal ... (view more)

Fri
29
May
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Move Windows onto Another PC using Backup?

Infopackets Reader 'Larenal' writes: " Dear Dennis, I want to be able to backup my entire laptop's hard drive (including the Windows Registry ) and in case I have to change my laptop, I'd like to be able to restore the image in the new computer. Is ... this possible with Acronis True Image? Thank you. " My response: This is a great question. There is a workaround -- but unfortunately the scenario you've asked isn't possible. Here's why: You want to transfer MS Windows onto another PC. This isn't allowed by Microsoft because they want you to obtain a separate license for every PC you own. I've ... (view more)

Fri
06
Mar
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'10 Tips For Better Lcd Image Quality', and 'Computer Repair Kit On A Thumb Drive'

10 Tips For Better LCD Image Quality The people at ExtremeTech think most users treat their gorgeous, colorful, and very expensive LCD displays as if they were CRTs. You've paid a lot for these ritzy monitors, and these ten important tips will help ... you get the best image for your money. http://www.extremetech.com Computer Repair Kit On A Thumb Drive Herein you'll find an impressive collection of some 57 handy tools that can help you diagnose and repair issues that might be negatively affecting your Windows experience. Most of the applications don't require installation and the kit can be run ... (view more)

Mon
22
Dec
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Watchdog Backs Down Over Wikipedia Ban

The Internet Watch Foundation has removed a Wikipedia page from its 'banned' list. The page, featuring an album cover by rock band Scorpions, had been blocked by several British Internet providers during the row. The organization, which has no legal ... authority, is a self-regulated charity. It monitors websites for content which is illegal to display in the United Kingdom and maintains a list of such material. What gives the IWF so much power and influence is that many of Britain's largest Internet providers (covering an estimated 95% of users) automatically block any pages that appear on the ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jul
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'Caffeine', and 'Usb Image Tool'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Caffeine If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep at undesirable intervals, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard. http://thefreewarejunkie.com USB Image Tool USB ... (view more)

Mon
14
Apr
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New Photo Technology Rates Smiles

New technology out of Japan could ensure that you think twice about how your toothy grin will appear once a photo is taken. Omron Corp., a major electronics and health care company, has created new technology that works with virtually any type of ... modern camera to analyze a person's smile. The technology takes into account curved lips, eye movements and other facial features to determine how much a person is smiling. Multiply this feature by 100 faces within the same image and a simple photo becomes an interactive game of "who has the best smile". (Source: usatoday.com ) The technology has ... (view more)

Tue
04
Mar
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'Let Me Type', and 'Image Properties For Camera Phones'

Let Me Type Like Microsoft's AutoComplete, LetMeType helps you enter text, regardless of the program you use. Running in the background, it analyses what you type. After some time it has collected enough information to guess a word after you have ... typed the first two or three letters. A list of the most probable words is displayed, and you can select one with a single keystroke or just continue typing. http://www.clasohm.com/lmt/en/ Image Properties For Camera Phones This is a utility designed to read EXIF information of JPEG images captured by camera phones. Information that can be read using ... (view more)

Mon
03
Dec
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'Drive Image Xml', and 'Realworld Cursor Editor'

Drive Image Xml DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Browse images, view and extract files, or restore images to the same or a different drive. Other features allow a user to ... copy directly from drive to drive, and schedule automatic backups with the Task Scheduler. http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm Realworld Cursor Editor Modify and create static (.cur) and animated cursors (.ani) of any size and color depth. Animations with custom frame sequence are supported. http://www.rw-designer.com/cursor-maker (view more)

Tue
09
Oct
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Red Hot: Acronis True Image 11 Released!

Note: The discount link is currently active but this deal could end at -- literally -- at ANY TIME! When Acronis decides to pull the plug on this promo -- that's it! See below for details. -- Q: What is the most reliable and easy-to-use backup and ... system image suite for MS Windows? A: Acronis True Image! If you've been subscribed to infopackets for any length of time, you've undoubtedly seen a program called Acronis True Image regularly mentioned in our newsletter. Well, have I got some news for you! Today I received a message from Acronis announcing the much anticipated release of True Image ... (view more)

Thu
14
Jun
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'Pdf Image Extraction Wizard', and 'Create New Folder'

Pdf Image Extraction Wizard PDF Image Extraction Wizard is a free utility that allows you to easily extract bitmap images from PDF documents and store them as individual image files.. http://www.rlvision.com/pdfwiz/about.asp Create New Folder Create ... New Folder is a freeware application that adds Create New Folder Here to the context menu when you right-click on a drive or folder in Windows Explorer. http://www.micromaintenance.co.uk/software.html (view more)

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