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Microsoft Office February 2018 Patch Day
Microsoft released non-security updates for the Office suites Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013, and Microsoft Office 2016 on the February 2018 Office Patch Day. The first Tuesday of each month is Office Patch Day at Microsoft but the company limits the releases to non-security updates. Security updates follow on the second Tuesday of each month. Please note that the updates apply not to click-to-run installations of Microsoft Office, for instance Office 365 Home, but only to msi-installer-based editions. [b][url=https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/07/microsoft-office-february-2018-patch-day/]Full Article[/url][/b]
Microsoft Re-Enables KB3035583 on Windows 7 to Force Windows 10 Upgrade
ay 5, 2016 05:49 GMT [b]·[/b] By [url=http://news.softpedia.com/editors/browse/bogdan-popa]Bogdan Popa[/url] Now, this not good, but not entirely unexpected! [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQL6zSDuaA4Z-eK5l2V9qN71sLRSmeLVW0sookkFGLBrmaJJvur5A[/img] [i]"[b]Windows 7 users are reporting that the notorious update KB3035583 has been re-enabled on their computer without prior notice, so Windows 10 files could be again downloaded to prepare the upgrade to the new operating system.[/b][/i] [i]KB3035583 was first released in the summer of 2015 to prepare the transition of computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to the new Windows 10. The update brought the infamous Get Windows 10 app that checked systems for compatibility issues with the new OS and downloaded all the prerequisites to perform quick deployment with minimum user interaction."[/i] [url=http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-re-enables-kb30
Microsoft's pitch for hybrids: Tablets alone don't cut it
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4500iA0DE63E5E2F5E355.jpg[/img] Steve Ballmer flourishes a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix hybrid tablet-laptop at the Build Conference Wednesday. He mocked the dedicated tablet as unusable and/or inefficient. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pitched upcoming "2-in-1" devices hard Wednesday at the Build Conference. Part of the pitch included mocking the dedicated tablet experience. Here's what Ballmer said. [quote]How many of us have gone to a meeting with somebody who brought a tablet and then when it comes time to actually take notes, writes them down on pencil and paper. Or can't get at the spreadsheet...or try to use it in terminal emulator mode...or take [a long time] to set up and turn their tablet into something that approximates a PC.[/quote]That statement -- a familiar refrain -- encapsulates the sales pitch for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url]/8.1 hybrids, aka 2-in-1 devices, convertibles,
Google to sell Glass to public next week
[quote][b]San Francisco Newsroom[/b] wrote: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/9946i3B82007515CB1A47.jpg[/img] [i]Google co-founder Sergey Brin walks the runway wearing new product ''Glass by Google'' after the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2013 collection show during New York Fashion Week September 9, 2012.[/i] [i] [/i] Google Inc will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparound Web-ready glasses out to the U.S. public. For a limited time starting Tuesday, Google will make the wearable device available to more than just the select group of users such as apps developers in its Glass Explorer program. In a blogpost, Google did not say how many pairs it would sell, just that the quantity would be limited. [/quote][b]Read[/b] [url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/10/us-google-glass-idUSBREA391YM20140410]here[/url].
Office 2013 to be bundled with smaller Windows 8 tablets
Microsoft will be offering a free version of Office in the smaller versions of tablets running its operating system, a new report claims. [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4397972/windows-8-tablets-free-word-excel-powerpoint-onenote]According to The Verge[/url], which quoted Windows CFO Tami Reller at Computex on Wednesday, Microsoft will allow vendors to bundle Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote into 7- and 8-inch [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url]. Outlook 2013 will not be bundled with the device, despite the fact that Windows RT 8.1, the latest version of that software, [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587700-75/outlook-finally-coming-to-windows-rt-tablets/]will come with Outlook RT[/url]. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587740-75/office-2013-to-be-bundled-with-smaller-windows-8-tablets/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/at
Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service
This is sad news as before I was a Microsoft MVP I had a sub and it was at a resonable price now it looks Like MSDN is the only way but I do hope they lower the prices for the average user. :( [b]Summary: [/b]One of the best software deals around is about to be retired. Microsoft announced today that after 15 years it will shut down its TechNet subscriptions service in 60 days. Microsoft has other, similar programs, but none are as generous as TechNet. [b]Good night, TechNet.[/b] The online Technet blogs and customer support forums will live on, but Microsoft announced today in a letter to subscribers that it plans to retire its venerable TechNet subscriptions service. New subscriptions will no longer be available after August 31, 2013, and the subscription service will shut down as current subscribers' contracts end. [img]http://cdn-static.zdnet.com/i/r/story/70/00/017541/technet-logo-547x200.png?hash=BQH1A2LmL2&upscale=1[/img] [b][url=http://www.zdnet.com/
Cyber News Rundown: April 2020
Zoom Video Software Targeted by Hackers With much of the world working from home, the need for teleconferencing has peaked. Hackers have taken notice, finding vulnerabilities within Zoom’s videoconferencing software to hijack online meetings. Over 400 new domains were registered through Zoom in just the last month, of which another decent percentage have been found to contain suspicious content or activity. Some other adware variants have been discovered spoofing Microsoft’s Teams while performing malicious activities in the background. Malicious COVID-19 Websites Surge More than 136,000 new domains have been registered referencing the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months, many of which have yet to be flagged. A large portion of these sites have been distributing phishing campaigns, with some creating fake bank login sites, using obviously inaccurate URLs, and packing them with pandemic buzz words. Hopefully, some domain registrars will implement better detection for these types of scam
The Windows 10 Start Menu Wins Design Award
[b]By [url=http://news.softpedia.com/editors/browse/bogdan-popa]Bogdan Popa[/url] [i][/i] [i][/i] 6 Aug 2015[/b] [h2]Designer group applauds Microsoft’s new Start menu[/h2] [img]http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/the-windows-10-start-menu-wins-design-award-488625-2.jpg[/img] [b]Even though it finally made its comeback in Windows 10, the Start menu continues to be a very controversial Windows feature. Some say it’s awesome, others hate it and want the Start screen back, so offering users the power to choose between the two, as it happens in Windows 10, is probably the best choice Microsoft has made in the new OS.[/b] But despite the criticism, it turns out that the design of the Windows 10 Start menu isn’t bad at all, as a designer organizatio
Microsoft planning a smart watch of its own
Microsoft is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple in working on a new class of computing products. Read [url=http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/04/15/microsoft-planning-smart-watch-its-own/]here[/url] and [url=http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/04/microsoft-working-on-smartwatch-too-says-report/]here[/url].
Lan over powerline or wireless adapter?
Hey everyone! I have a gigabit router and download speeds of 100Mbps (on a wired connection). I have a desktop that is 50 feet to the left and then one story higher than the router. I know I can't expect a full 100 down speed without being directly wired to the router, but which of these would give me a faster speed? The powerline adapter where one is plugged into the wall and router, and the second one is plugged into the wall and computer; or just a USB wireless N adapter? Thanks :D Shran
This week in security history - Farid Essebar, author of Zotob worm, arrested
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farid_Essebar]Farid Essebar[/url] was caught on August 26th, 2005 and charged with creating and disseminating the Zotob worm. His arrest followed a 2 week investigation, spurred on by a $250k reward from Microsoft, who themselves hired 50 investigators to help. The investigation was notable for the speed with which they tracked down the culprit. Investigators tracked him to Morocco, and also arrested Atilla Ekici in Turkey, who they believed hired Farid to write the Zotob worm. Farid is both a citizen of Morocco and Russia. It seems that his motivations were entirely financial, as the worm he wrote helped facilitate credit card scams. Farid goes by the IRC name Diabl0 and is suspected of authoring several other viruses. A year after his arrest, he was sentenced to two years in prison, although that sentence was later reduced to one year. His time in prison did not disuade him
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/35867b91-744f-43ed-97a0-9dd7a36c1cdd.jpg[/img] This morning, when I opened Firefox and surfed to a website, I received a warning about add-ins being disabled. Among several others was this: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/1ab4f96f-9582-48e2-bbea-b93eb9d16609.jpg[/img] "Find a Replacement" was useless as it was not specific to the issue. Solution?
Millions knocked offline in US by Time Warner Cable fault
27 August 2014 A fault with Time Warner Cable's network left millions of people cut off from the internet in the US. The firm said the problem affected customers in all 29 of the states in which it offered broadband connections. The problem started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which will have limited its effect. Many of the company's 11.4 million internet subscribers are now back online but others are continuing to report issues. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28955562]Full Article[/url]
Google plans to wipe child porn from the Web
Photos and videos of child pornography on the Web have multiplied at an alarming rate over the past few years. In 2011, the [url=http://www.missingkids.com/CVIP]National Center for Missing and Exploited Children[/url] said it received 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child abuse, which is four times more than 2007. Google has announced that it wants to help curb this proliferation of child pornography. In fact, the Web giant plans to take it even a step further -- it wants to completely eradicate child porn from the Internet. "Behind these images are real, vulnerable kids who are sexually victimized and victimized further through the distribution of their images," Google Giving director Jacquelline Fuller wrote in a [url=http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/our-continued-commitment-to-combating.html]blog post[/url]on Saturday. "It is critical that we take action as a community -- as concerned parents, guardians, teachers and companies -- to help combat this problem.
Chester Nez, last of the original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93
[H2]Navajo was one of the few languages that Japanese code breakers failed to crack.[/H2]by [url=http://arstechnica.com/author/megan-geuss/]Megan Geuss[/url] - June 5 2014 [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10832i19A2F19B5765BAE2.gif[/img] [i]U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez recieves an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez's attendace at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.[/i] On Wednesday Chester Nez, one of the 29 original Navajo code talkers who worked for the US during WWII sending secret messages in their native language, died in his home in Alburquerque, NM. Nez was 93 and his death was confirmed by Judy Avila, who helped him write his memoirs, [url=http://www.latimes.com/natio
Could the next iPhone roll up to fit in your pocket?
[list] [*]Samsung and Apple both believed to be experimenting with 'flexible glass' [*]Projects expected to produce screen that can be rolled or folded up when not in use[/list]It could be the next big revolution in electronics - gadgets you can simply fold up to put in your pocket. Read here [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2309270/Will-iPhone-fold-Manufacturers-set-reveal-bendable-gadgets.html]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2309270/Will-iPhone-fold-Manufacturers-set-reveal-bendable-gadgets.html[/url]
Dangerous Microsoft Edge Bug Displays One Set of Numbers, but Prints Another
[b]8th May 2017 By [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/author/catalin-cimpanu/]Catalin Cimpanu[/url][/b] [b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/content/posts/2017/05/08/Edge-printing-bug.png[/img][/b] In one of the weirdest — but equally dangerous — bugs of all time, it appears that Edge will display one set of numbers on the screen, but will send another set of numbers to the printer, effectively replacing content on your documents. [u][url=https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/11896203/]The bug[/url][/u] was reported last week and was already confirmed by Microsoft. According to the user who first spotted the issue, the bug appears when Edge users are trying to print PDF documents via the browser’s built-in “Microsoft Print To PDF,” which is the default printing method when pressing CTRL+P in Edge. [u][url=htt
After the Cloud, What Next?
I found this to be a interesting read as to what is in the future after cloud technology. This should wet the pallet for our savy tech's here. Here is the URL for your reading:[url=http://resource.onlinetech.com/after-the-cloud-what-next-mobile-technology-in-data-centers/]http://resource.onlinetech.com/after-the-cloud-what-next-mobile-technology-in-data-centers/[/url]
Microsoft waves goodbye to backward compatibility
By John C. Dvorak, 26 June, 2013 [b]ITProPortal.com[/b] [b] [/b] Microsoft thinks Windows 8.1 will fix everything. Ha! What it fails to recognize is that Windows 8 was never the problem. I’m more and more convinced that PC sales continue to plummet because people have learned from Windows 7 that Microsoft has given up on backward compatibility. My Olympus PEN camera will not connect to my Windows 7 machine for whatever reason and I’m getting tired of the incompatibilities. It all began with my Epson RX700 printer, a perfectly good all-in-one printer. Too bad I had to scrap it because it will not work with Windows 7. I don’t like my new printer, an Epson Artisan 810, nearly as much. In fact, it’s so clunky that I’m looking to replace it as soon as possible. But this is not a review of printers. Suffice it to say, Windows’ backward compatibility has taken a back seat at the company. After the printer fiasco and with no new drivers on the horizon, the reliable RX700 is an orphan. T
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] / Software Engineer, Windows and Devices Group Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog [b]UPDATE 9/28:[/b] We have released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC to the Slow ring. Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC to Windows Insiders [b]in the Fast ring only[/b] (not Skip Ahead). As we mentioned [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/08/23/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16273-pc/]previously[/url], we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we are releasing new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. Youâ€™ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of g
Sony Xperia Z Ultra: one phablet to rule them all (hands-on)
Sony's latest smartphone, an LTE-capable phablet rocking a massive 6.44-inch screen, is a powerful addition to the Xperia family. It's not only the first smartphone from Sony Mobile to pack Qualcomm's top-of-the-line [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3126_7-57589962/qualcomm-snapdragon-800-incinerates-the-competition/]Snapdragon 800 processor[/url], it's also the biggest handset from the company. [b]Outlook[/b] It looks like Samsung will have to do a lot more to make its upcoming [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-note-2/4505-6452_7-35426722.html]Galaxy Note[/url] 3 stand out from the crowd, given that Sony has set a very high benchmark with the Xperia Z Ultra. Else the Korean chaebol may risk losing its leadership position in the phablet space which has become increasingly competitive in the recent months. The Xperia Z Ultra is expected to launch globally in Q3. It will available in three colors: black, white and purple. [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/
Samsung or Dell
Hi Guys, I'm going to buy a new notebook, probably just before Christmasmm, and I must admit I have some doubts about the final choice. I am considering the purchase either [b]Samsung Ativ Book 8[/b] ([url=http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-ATIV-Book-8-Touch-880Z5E-X01-Notebook.102303.0.html)or]http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-ATIV-Book-8-Touch-880Z5E-X01-Notebook.102303.0.html) [/url]or [b]Dell Inspiron 7537 [/b]([url=http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-15-7537-Notebook.104976.0.html).]http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-15-7537-Notebook.104976.0.html).[/url] Both have a 15"6 Touch Full HD screen and 8 GB memory. The main differences: CPU - Dell has i7 Haswell, while Samsung has got i7 IvyBridge Graphics - Dell with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB and Samsung with AMD Radeon HD 8870M 2GB. Choosing Dell I have better opportunities to set up configuration and there is also SSD Hard Drive, which makes the performance increased. Choosing Samsung
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