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I had to turn webroot off to dictate this post right now. I have yet to have read a solution from webroot as to how to allow dictation to work with web root enabled. Of course, as others have learned one to disable web root dictation through Mac work pretty good. Wondering if anyone else had sent this in and what response they have received from webroot.
Police over in India did not manage to act on hundreds of corruption complaints in a time frame of up to 8 years, simply because there was one niggling issue that caused the inaction. Apparently, it was reported that the police themselves have no clue as to what the computer password is. This caused Delhi officers to be unable to operate a portal that actually carried more than 600 complaints, where this particular lapse actually went undetected since 2006, at least according to the Indian Express Newspaper. The complaints hailed from India’s very own anti-corruption agency that is known as the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). A couple of senior police officers have since been trained in the system, and are able to gain access to the 667 odd cases that have been accumulated ever since the portal launched. An officer did mention that this oversight proved to be “a technical problem”, and whatever complaints filed in the past until now are being addressed even as you read this. It do
A 13-year-old boy from Preston has become the youngest person ever to successfully carry out atomic fusion. Jamie Edwards built a nuclear reactor before successfully smashing two hydrogen atoms together, making helium through nuclear fusion. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26450494]Source Article and video[/url] The very best of luck to him.
Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 Update 1 to manufacturing, according to my sources, as well as [url=http://wzascok.livejournal.com/21306.html]the known Windows leaker WZor[/url]. [img]http://cdn-static.zdnet.com/i/r/story/70/00/026983/win81update1winsupersite-200x114.png?hash=BTV5LJL4Mw&upscale=1[/img] Windows 8.1 Update 1 -- which Microsoft also has referred to internally as "Windows 8.1 Spring Update" and "Windows 8.1 Update" -- is designed to [url=http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-1-update-1-leaked-build-suggest-microsoft-is-moving-in-the-right-direction-7000026003/]make Windows 8.1 more palatable and familiar to users who prefer to use mice[/url] as much, if not more, than touch. Word of [url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-surface-mini-not-until-spring-2014-7000021165/]Windows 8.1 Update 1's existence and feature set[/url] began leaking months ago. [url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-forges-ahead-toward-windows-8-1-update-1-7000024928/]Pre-RTM builds of the update[/url] have b
Depending on where you are, you can significantly cut your bills for basic cable, home broadband, and mobile voice and data with T-Mobile and Aereo live TV over the internet. In San Antonio, Texas, I hacked an Android smartphone into a Wi-Fi router and then subscribed to Aereo instead of subscribing with one of the cable television and internet companies. I saved a bundle of money. Right now, T-Mobile offers unlimited mobile data. In some locations, 4G performance can be as good as, or even better than, wired broadband. In order to confirm if this was possible, I checked the T-Mobile coverage map using the location’s zip code. The T-Mobile’s map indicated that 4G coverage at the San Antonio location was excellent. Then I tested broadband speed with a really amazing app called Open Signal. The result: 9.4 Mbps down and 2.4 Mbps up. Open Signal also indicated older HSPA service. HPSA is an extension of the 3G standards into the 4G realm. Some might argue that it’s not really 4G, and the
As part of their many announcements made at today's [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-to-hold-sharepoint-conference-2014-in-las-vegas-march-3-6]2014 SharePoint Conference[/url], Microsoft revealed that SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 is now available for download. SP1 has a few improvements for the web-based content management and collaboration tools designed for enterprise customers. [url=http://blogs.office.com/2014/03/03/sharepoint-server-2013-service-pack-1-now-available/]The Office blog [/url]reveals what's being put into this service pack. It includes a way to add a connection to the [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-offer-onedrive-for-business-as-stand-alone-service-starting-april-1st]OneDrive for Business[/url] data storage service for Office 365 users, along with offering Yammer as an alternative to the default NewsFeed social network in SharePoint 2013. Finally, it adds support for JSON Light in OData v3 requests. Natur
Keurig is trying to lock down their coffee machines so that you can't use off-brand or refillable k-cups. That's going to go over well: [url=http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465578/keurig-locking-down-coffee-makers-to-block-cheap-refills]http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465578/keurig-locking-down-coffee-makers-to-block-cheap-refills[/url]
[b]When it comes to building security, data centers are more like Fort Knox than one might expect, especially if the facility incorporates mantraps.[/b] A huge heat exchanger spewing steam into the cold February morning air was the only thing distinguishing the building I was going to from other nearby buildings. This building was a newly renovated data center that a friend managed, and I was there to check out his toys. As I walked up to the entrance, I noticed all the empty concrete planters spaced uniformly around the main door. Since this was Minnesota, they were just wide enough for two people or a snowblower to fit through. I remember my friend mentioning the architect called them, "Intrusion protection without sacrificing aesthetics." While waiting at the front desk, I recalled my friend mentioning the security upgrades that were required due to the facility changing from a multidiscipline building to a mission-critical building. The differences being: [list] [*]
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is [url=http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/02/appeals-court-affirms-ruling-favor-ftc-upholds-163-million]celebrating[/url] what it calls a "huge victory for consumers", after an appeal court threw out an attempt to overturn a massive fine imposed on Kristy Ross, a former representative of scareware marketing firm Innovative Marketing Inc. (IMI) which pushed fake security products such as WinFixer and XP Antivirus. Ross was the last hold-out in the case after several others accepted punishments handed to them by courts, including an [url=http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2011/01/operator-deceptive-scareware-scheme-will-pay-more-8-million]$8 million fine[/url] imposed on Marc D’Souza, described by the FTC as "one of the key defendants behind the scam". The case [url=http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2008/12/11/ftc-halts-fake-anti-virus-scans-that-scammed-a-million-people/]got under way[/url] in late 2008 when the FTC broug
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8477i07B3BC5644EF9CB0.jpg[/img] If you’re still running Windows XP and you’re planning to move to a newer OS, but you don’t have the time to transfer all your data, Microsoft got you covered. Redmond today launched a brand new migration application that’s available free of charge for Windows XP users, just to make sure that everyone is moving to a newer OS version as soon as possible. Developed in collaboration with Laplink, the so-called PCmover Express for Windows XP comes with support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 and can transfer basically everything, including files, music, videos, email and user profiles from an old PC running Windows XP to a newer one powered by any of the aforementioned OS versions. “This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from your old PC to your new device, transferring across your home or work network, and even enables Windows XP us
Deep in the jungles of West Papua’s central highlands, there is a village with its own mobile telecommunications network. That network runs in a box latched to the top of a tree, providing the only reliable cell coverage anywhere within a four-hour drive. This small setup has created a booming local mobile economy—and it could be the harbinger of a whole new class of private and community mobile networks that change the shape of mobile for those who have been underserved or overcharged by traditional phone carriers. The single “tower” cell network is the work of graduate students from the University of California at Berkeley’s [url=http://tier.cs.berkeley.edu/drupal/]Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions[/url] (TIER) research group, under the direction of Professor Eric Brewer—the founder of the content delivery network Inktomi. The group built its mobile solution with software developed in San Francisco and some off-the-shelf hardware adapted for the task. Working with t
Some leaks claim it is: [url=http://gizmodo.com/report-amazon-is-gearing-up-to-add-a-streaming-music-s-1532828948]http://gizmodo.com/report-amazon-is-gearing-up-to-add-a-streaming-music-s-1532828948[/url] "Re/code reports the claims of industry sources who say Amazon is in talks to create a streaming music service that it would bundle with Prime subscriptions. The report makes a lot of sense, and if true, it would make Amazon Prime and even better deal than it already is. Think how amazing that would be!"
Last week, a new Windows 8.1 Update 1 build leaked to the Internet but this one was labeled as "Windows 8.1 with Bing." Since Bing SmartSearch is already a partof Windows 8.1, many have wondered exactly what this mysterious SKU is going to be when the final version is released. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8375iAF07C5987E2A544B.jpg[/img] Today, [url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-monetization-dilemma-bundlings-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be-7000026852/]a new report on ZDNet[/url] from well connected journalist Mary Jo Foley claims, via unnamed sources, that Windows 8.1 with Bing is an experiment for Microsoft. She writes that while the actual SKU has only minor differences from the other versions of Windows 8.1, it could be a way for Microsoft to offer Bing-related incentives for either consumers or OEMs which could make Windows free in the future. Microsoft already offers nice incentives for anyone to search the web using Bing. It started i
[b]Apple's SSL encryption fail and iOS keylogging flaw juiced anxiety levels in an industry already reeling from security fatigue[/b] It's hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of [url=http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-says-40-million-cards-likely-skimmed-in-security-breach-232946]data theft[/url], [url=http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/internet-explorer-snowman-zero-day-spreading-use-alternative-or-patch-kb-2934088-237200]zero-day exploits[/url], malware [url=http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/zeus-malware-botnet-variant-spotted-crawling-salesforcecom-236638http://]botnets[/url], and run-of-the-mill [url=http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-expands-bug-bounty-program-ups-patch-program-rewards-235749]security vulnerabilities[/url]. Add into that mix the ongoing revelations about [url=http://www.infoworld.com/t/encryption/how-the-nsa-was-able-snoop-our-email-233508]NSA snooping[/url] and the [url=http://www.in
Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2014 provides an interesting analysis of the number of vulnerabilities in the Top 50 portfolio products. The Secunia Vulnerability Review provides a vision on global vulnerability trends, evaluating carefully the 50 most popular programs on private PCs. These programs are practically everywhere, in many cases, they are key application for ordinary IT operations, let’s imagine to internet browsers or applications like PDF reader. Data proposed by Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2014 revealed that third-party programs are responsible for 76% of the flaws identified in the 50 most popular programs in 2013. Despite large diffusion of Microsoft products that account for 66% of the Top 50 programs, only 24% of the vulnerabilities in the Top 50 programs in 2013 were related to applications designed by company of Redmond. [b]Key findings from the study are:[/b] [list] [*]76% of vulnerabilities in the 50 most popular programs on private PCs in 2013 af