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Webroot Live Stream - Date:4/7/14
Me and nic will be doing a live stream Today at 3:30 PM EDT for 30 mins. Our Schedule: Webroot Topics ----------------------------------------- 1.Webroot How-To #3 2. Latest News 3.Webroot Wiki 4.Check out our IRC Channel (#webrootcommunity) 5.GUIBLOX Gaming! ---------------------------------- 1. ROBLOX 2.Talk about Webroot Gamer Protection After Show ------------------------------------- 1.Open Topic 2.Q&A
Microsoft releases a new power user guide for Windows 8.1 Update
[url=http://betanews.com/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-will-be-available-on-april-8-heres-whats-new/]Windows 8.1 Update[/url] goes officially live tomorrow, and will be pushed out to all Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update. [url=http://betanews.com/2014/04/03/windows-8-1-update-microsoft-finally-gets-it-right/]I think it’s an improvement[/url], although it is the third big set of changes for users to master since the OS was first released not quite 18 months ago. To help potentially confused users discover what’s new, and how to get more from the OS, Microsoft has rolled out an updated Advanced Power User Guide filled with tips and tricks. Under a heading titled, "The familiar, made better", the 20 page guide states: "With the new Windows, you have everything you need to work efficiently. Your familiar desktop is better than ever with advanced functionalities, like the new customizable taskbar and streamlined file management. Internet Explorer 11 gives you instant and
Free Microsoft Windows for the Internet of Things and Mobile Devices
Tomorrow, 8th April could be a sad day for all those who are still using Windows XP, as it is an official assassination day of it, but there is also a good news that Microsoft is going to stop charging for its Windows Operating System on on the devices with screens smaller than nine inches. Yes, Free a Windows OS for the [i][url=http://thehackernews.com/search/label/The%20Internet%20of%20Things]Internet of Things (IoTs)[/url], [/i]such as Mobile Devices, Smart thermostats, Smart TVs, wearable devices etc., that was [url=http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/apr14/04-02build2014pr.aspx]announced[/url] by Microsoft at Build 2014 conference on Wednesday. “[i]To accelerate the creation of great mobile devices running Windows and grow our number of users, we announced today that Windows will be available for $0 to hardware partners for Windows Phones and tablets smaller than 9” in size,[/i]” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, OS Group at Mic
HTTPS image searches
I am reviewing options for content filtering. Webroot cloud service appeals however I have a concern wrt to content filtering on an SSL connection. I have heard that HTTPS image searches cannot have content filtering/safe site filtering applied to them as Webroot cannont inspect SSL traffic. i.e. if someone went to e.g. [url=https://www.google.co.uk]https://www.google.co.uk[/url] and searched for adult-orientated images, the search can come back with content that would have been filtered if the search was from a non SSL site e.g. [url=http://www.google.co.uk]http://www.google.co.uk[/url] ? Is anyone able to confirm that the above is true and if so, what is the workaround?
Next version of DirectX to be called DirectX 12, more info coming in March
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8556iDA096FDAFF66C2B5.jpg[/img] Microsoft has officially revealed the name for the next version of its DirectX graphics API, and it's a traditional change. In a page on the DirectX blog, Microsoft has confirmed that it will be branded as DirectX 12. The page also hints that more information on the API [url=http://blogs.msdn.com/b/directx/p/directx12.aspx]will be revealed on March 20th[/url] as part of the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The appearance of logos for AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and Qualcomm also hint that DirectX 12 will be compatible with their products. A few days ago, rumors hit the Internet that the next version of DirectX will [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-next-directx-api-from-microsoft-to-allow-for-low-level-access-to-hardware]enable developers to have low-level access to PC hardware[/url]. If true, this would be similar to what AMD has for its own Mantle API, wh
The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT
In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut. It was there in 1961 that a task force of top IBM engineers met in secret to figure out how to build the next-generation IBM computer. A new design was sorely needed. IBM already sold a number of successful though entirely separate computer lines, but they were becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and update. [url=http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/040414-the-mainframe-turns-50-or-280427.html?hpg1=bn]Full Article[/url]
Windows lifecycle fact sheet Last updated: February 2014
Very interesting info! Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle. [url=http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/lifecycle]http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/lifecycle[/url] Also for all other Microsoft products! [b]Microsoft Products Support Lifecycle Policy[/b] [url=http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselect]http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselect[/url] Daniel
More than virtualization: VMware wants to be a security company, too
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and one of his top lieutenants used the Interop keynote stage today to convince customers that virtualization can solve their network security problems. Gelsinger and Martin Casado, creator of [url=http://archive.openflow.org/wp/learnmore/]OpenFlow[/url] and chief networking architect of VMware, were vague on the details but said that [url=http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/08/vmware-re-virtualizes-networks-and-storage-to-keep-pace-with-the-cloud/]VMware’s NSX network virtualization software[/url] will be at the heart of it. VMware wants to use virtualization to put new security capabilities into a “Goldilocks” zone somewhere between client devices and the edge of the network, Casado said. [url=http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/more-than-virtualization-vmware-wants-to-be-a-security-company-too/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+All+content%29]Full
Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11
[b]Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1[/b] [b] [/b] Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:01 PM Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on [url=http://msdn.microsoft.com/]MSDN[/url] and [url=http://technet.microsoft.com/]TechNet[/url], with automatic updates beginning April 8th for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers. We are also launching two new experiences today – [url=http://t.22tracks.com/]22Tracks[/url] and [url=http://www.3dfishgl.com/]FishGL[/url] – so you can explore what’s new with IE11 across Windows and Windows Phone. [url=http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/04/02/announcing-an-updated-version-of-internet-explorer-11-available-on-windows-8-1-windows-7-
Development continues on Windows Phone 8.1; final build expected April 14th
Last week, and ahead of the [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-81-officially-announced-along-with-two-new-hardware-partners]official launch of Windows Phone 8.1[/url], we reported that Microsoft had [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-81-reaches-rtm-new-devices-expected-in-weeks]reached the [/url][url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-81-reaches-rtm-new-devices-expected-in-weeks]RTM[/url][url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-81-reaches-rtm-new-devices-expected-in-weeks] milestone[/url] with its OS update, and that its code had been finalized ready for distribution to Microsoft’s partners. But it turns out that things are a [i]little[/i] more complicated than that. As we reported, Microsoft did indeed sign off on the Windows Phone 8.1 build – what the company refers to as “the final feature build” – on March 26. On the same date, that build – 9651.12349 – was made available to Windows Phone partners
Windows 8.1 Update ISOs now available on Microsoft TechNet and MSDN
While early builds of Windows 8.1 Update have been [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-update-1-build-16610-msu-leaks]leaked on the Internet for the past few months[/url], today Microsoft officially released the ISO files for its [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-update-1-everything-you-need-to-know]major new upgrade to its latest PC OS[/url] for its TechNet and MSDN subscribers. In addition, Microsoft has also released Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update 1 to [url=http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/]TechNet[/url] and [url=http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/#fbid=byNIMtVFXL_]MSDN users[/url]. As we have previously reported, Windows 8.1 Update will be made available as a free download for anyone who has a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC in less than a week on April 8th. Today's ISO file release on TechNet may be one of the last major software downloads for that service. Microsoft [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-to-stop
Intel releases 64-bit-optimized KitKat, talks new chips for Chromebooks
[H2]Chromebook-friendly 'Braswell' chip also revealed at China conference[/H2] At its Developer Forum in China today, [url=http://www.androidcentral.com/tag/intel]Intel[/url] reportedly confirmed the release of a version of Android 4.4 [url=http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat]KitKat[/url] optimized for 64-bit Intel Architecture chips, following up on its recent announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. [i]CNET[/i] quotes the company as saying "With this release, the company ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA [Intel Architecture], taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own. This release will provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices." We got our first look at 64-bit Intel chips running Android back at [url=http://www.androidcentral.com/closer-look-intel-merrifield-64-bit-chipset]Mobile World Congress[/url] in February, where the developer also announced
Windows 8.1 Update 1 to be released April 8th; MSDN gets it April 2nd
A new claim from noted Microsoft reporter Paul Thurrott states, via unnamed sources, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be made available to download April 8th for the general public. However, MSDN subscribers will still get access to the final build ahead of that date, although not as early as usual. "Windows 8.1 Update 1 will hit MSDN on April 2, Windows Update on April 8" — Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) February 27, 2014 According to a message on his Twitter account, Thurrott says that MSDN users will be able to access Update 1 on April 2nd, less than a week before the final build will be launched. Usually, MSDN subscribers can get new Windows builds several weeks ahead of their general availability date. Previous rumors put an early April date for the release of Update 1, but this is the first indication about when MSDN users could get their hands on it. Leaked builds of Update 1 indicate it will bring a number of small but significant changes to Windows 8.1, mostly for its use by desktop
Open Enigma Project makes encryption machines accessible
[b]ST-Geotronics wants to give collectors and cryptographers a chance to re-create a piece of encryption history with a special kit for building an open-source Enigma machine.[/b] Enigma machines have captivated everyone from legendary code breaker Alan Turing and the dedicated cryptographers from England's [url=http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/at-bletchley-park-breaking-enigma-codes-and-winning-ww-ii/]Bletchley Park[/url] to historians and collectors the world over. But while many history buffs would surely love to get their hands on an authentic Enigma machine used during WWII, the devices aren't exactly affordable (last year, a 1944 German Enigma machine was available for auction at Bonhams with an estimated worth of up to $82,000). Enter the [url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438986934/the-open-enigma-project]Open Enigma Project[/url], a kit for building one from scratch. The idea came to Marc Tessier and James Sanderson from ST-Geotronics by accident. "We were working
Microsoft's Answer to Siri & Google Now? Cortana!
Master Chief's loyal AI (Artificial Intelligence) comrade is getting a second job...in name, at least. While Halo will still be her primary gig, 'Cortana' will be the name of Microsoft's forthcoming digital assistant, according to a [url=http://ubm.io/14MFAjE]report [/url]by InformationWeek. However, Cortana will do more than just take on Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now. The report suggests that it may take it a few steps further and serve as the voice 'backbone' across the entire Windows Ecosystem. "The technology is at the very least a potentially major upgrade for Windows Phone users. It could also be a validation of Steve Ballmer's 'One Microsoft' blueprint, and of the company's cash-hemorrhaging Bing search engine, whose intelligence engine Cortana is expected to use." From a purely capability perspective, Cortana will aim to outshine both Siri and Google Now thanks to the Satori technology Microsoft currently implements in Bing in the form of intelli
Amazon jumping in to the TV business
Amazon Prime streaming has been doing pretty well. Now Amazon is wanting to be part of the hardware setup too: [url=http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/02/live-at-amazons-mystery-nyc-media-event/]http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/02/live-at-amazons-mystery-nyc-media-event/[/url] What do you think? Will you be getting one?
Microsoft to Live Stream via Channel 9
[b]The BUILD 2014 developer conference will open its doors later today, so Microsoft is getting ready for several important announcements, including the unveiling of the new Windows 8.1 Update pack of improvements.[/b] As we’ve already told you, [b]Microsoft is going to live stream the event[/b], so if you can’t attend the show in San Francisco, you can watch it online using [b][url=http://www.buildwindows.com/]this link[/url][/b]. We’re also going to embed the live streaming into this article later today when it becomes available. This year’s BUILD show is particularly important for Microsoft not only because the software giant is planning to introduce the new Windows 8.1 Update, but also because the company is set to share [b]more details on Windows 9[/b], the next big project coming out of the Redmond campus. Windows 9, which according to sources familiar with the matter is expected to arrive on the market in early 2015, will bring quite a lot of major changes to t
Yahoo! rumoured to be launching YouTube rival
Yahoo! may be aiming to penetrate the [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/youtube-now-reaches-one-billion-unique-visitors-a-month]multibillion dollar video-sharing market[/url] by starting its own website, the latest rumours suggest. According to [url=http://recode.net/2014/03/28/ready-for-marissas-closeup-yahoo-is-considering-creating-its-own-youtube-and-poaching-youtube-stars/]Re/code[/url], [url=http://www.neowin.net/search/news?terms=yahoo]Yahoo![/url] may start a video-sharing site much similar to its [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/yahoo-plans-to-revamp-video-site-to-compete-with-youtube]previous Yahoo! video venture[/url], which would rival the likes of Google-owned YouTube. In an attempt to lure users away from rival YouTube, sources say the company will try to offer YouTube stars contracts to move to the proposed site. [i]Yahoo's reported plans could see YouTube stars such as Pewdiepie make a permanent switch to their site.[/i] While the company h
Windows 7 SP 1 downloads once again available from Digital River
Late last week, the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ISO downloads at Digital River [url=http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-7-sp1-downloads-dry-microsoft-distributor-digital-river-239224]suddenly dried up[/url]. In the past hour, I've received official confirmation from Microsoft that the downloads are available once again. Quoting a Microsoft spokesperson: [quote]Windows 7 and Windows 7 SP1 ISO files should again accessible via Digital River; we apologize for any inconvenience. If a customer has lost their media, we encourage them to reach out to Microsoft CSS for assistance. [/quote]For those of you who don't have access to MSDN -- the ultimate repository of all Microsoft software -- the Digital River links are a godsend. If you need to download a genuine copy of Windows 7 SP1, these should be your first choice. Relying on torrents or other download sites is fraught with potential peril. These are the real McCoy. [url=http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft
Webroot Live Steam
Hi everyone, i'm going to do a Webroot How-To Stream with nic. [url=http://youtu.be/DU7Y-elUzMQ]Youtube Live Page[/url]. [url=https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/588h2tc0r7pemscgncngad3qpc]Q&A Join the hangout.[/url] Schedule: - Webroot How-To - Q&A - Open Topic
Bit Errors & the Internet of Things
[b]Internet traffic, misdirected to malicious bitsquatted domains, has plagued computer security for years. The consequences will be even worse for the IoT.[/b] The digits zero and one are the natural language of computers. Almost anything can be represented inside a computer's memory simply by arranging zeros and ones into the proper sequence. However, because most computer memory consists of nothing more than a microscopic magnetic charge, these binary digits (bits) can also be susceptible to the conditions of their physical environment. Our bits are stored inside increasingly compact devices that function outside in the harsh environment of Planet Earth. Many of our devices are routinely subjected to extremes in temperature, in addition to hazards such as cosmic rays, which strike the Earth's surface as often as 10,000 times per square meter, per second. Under adverse conditions such as these, a one occasionally and inadvertently flips state to become a zero, or vice versa.
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