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Mon
14
Mar
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Beware Fake Google Security Tool

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

Wed
02
Feb
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Google Phone Offers Multi-Lingual Conversation

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

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

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

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

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

Thu
05
Aug
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'K-Lite Codec Pack Update 6.2.6', and 'Windows Error Lookup Tool (WELT) 2.0.5'

K-Lite Codec Pack Update 6.2.6 The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a ... user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. http://www.codecguide.com Windows Error Lookup Tool (WELT) 2.0.5 When a program goes awry, MS Windows often displays error codes in decimal, hex that don't mean a whole lot to an end user. With the Windows Error Lookup Tool (WELT), you can type in an error code and WELT will ... (view more)

Fri
30
Apr
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'Tool Tip Fixer', and 'AeroSnap'

Tool Tip Fixer Tool Tip Fixer was created to permanently fix one of Windows' most annoying and oldest bugs to date. The "tooltip bug" which causes messages on the Taskbar to display behind the taskbar (thus rendering them unreadable) has been around ... since the days of Windows 95. If you are experiencing tooltips hidden behind the taskbar, and want to fix it, then this is for you. http://neosmart.net AeroSnap AeroSnap is a simple but powerful application that allows you to resize, arrange or maximize your desktop windows with just drag and drop. Simply drag a window to a side of your ... (view more)

Wed
24
Feb
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Microsoft Outlook to be Integrated with LinkedIn

Microsoft is trying to harness the power of social networking for its own connectivity tool, email program Outlook. But rather than start its own network, Microsoft is aiming for an easier way to manage existing accounts. The firm has announced a ... beta program to integrate LinkedIn directly with Outlook. It's also announced partnerships are in the works for both Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn is a primarily business-oriented tool for tracking networks. As well as acting like an online resume, it's designed for people to be able to make new business contacts through shared contacts. The site ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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MS Releases Win7 Upgrade Advisor: Is Your PC Compatible?

With Microsoft's highly-anticipated Windows 7 set for release, the Redmond-based company has finally provided a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a tool designed to examine a user's PC in order to determine if it's ready for the new operating system (OS). ... Microsoft's operating system launches on October 22nd, after at least a year of hype and speculation. Microsoft believes the new OS will bring back the "cool" to PCs running Windows, but early reviews remain skeptical -- some critics, including PC World blogger Jeff Bertolucci, just don't think the upgrade is worth $120 . (Source: pcworld.com ) New ... (view more)

Tue
01
Sep
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Wikipedia Unreliable Edits Leads to Color-Coded Text

Wikipedia.com is planning to introduce a feature which will color-code parts of its articles in order to show how reliable the information is likely to be. It's a solution to an ongoing problem that has led to a planned freeze on edits to entries ... about living individuals. The WikiTrust feature analyzes the text on a page and ranks each piece of text based on how recently it was edited. This is based on the idea that the longer a piece remains unchanged, the more likely it is that it is trustworthy -- otherwise (it is reasoned), Wikipedia's users would have overturned the edit. The feature ... (view more)

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