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Here's what's new: [list] [*][b]Activation and licensing status when upgrading from a non-genuine copy of Windows. [/b]As usual, the license agreement allows the right to install and run Windows on a single licensed device. It also requires activation, a process that is automatic on most devices from large OEMs. The new agreement adds this clause: "Updating or upgrading from non-genuine software with software from Microsoft or authorized sources does not make your original version or the updated/upgraded version genuine, and in that situation, you do not have a license to use the software." [*][b]Transfer rights.[/b] I heard some observers speculate that the new terms would limit Windows 10 transfer rights. Nope. The new license agreement preserves the longstanding transfer rights: OEM copies are locked to the device on which they're sold, retail copies can be transferred to a different device as long as the old copy is removed first. (The Windows 10 EULA includes a specific exceptio
A really clever project by a London student has resulted in a ‘smart glove’ that can read your sign language, translating it into text and audio. Hadeel Ayoub, from Goldsmiths, University of London, created the glove as part of her MA in computational arts, with the student’s prototype now in its third generation. The basics behind the device are sensors along the fingers, and an accelerometer to detect the orientation of the hand. [url=http://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/2015/10/02/sign-language-translation-smart-glove]http://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/2015/10/02/sign-language-translation-smart-glove[/url]
Earlier today, Microsoft indicated that they would be increasing the speed at which builds are distributed via the Fast ring for Windows Insiders. Even though Microsoft has not released a build recently, that doesn't mean we can't get a look at what the company is working on thanks to new leaks. Windows 10 build 10036 has started showing up in various spots around the web and there are a couple of enhancements that are apparent in the images and video. For starters, if you take a look at the image below, you can see that this build has a new Wi-Fi selection Window. In the current builds, to select a new network, when you click on the 'Wi-Fi' option in the Action center, it opens up the full Settings app. In this new build, you can see that a smaller window opens to make selecting a new network faster. [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gizm-nLGfrA[/video] [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/new-windows-10-builds-have-improved-wi-fi-selection-task-view-updates-shown
After Release 390, NVIDIA will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems1 for any GPU architecture. Later driver release versions will not operate, nor install, on 32-bit operating systems. Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions. This impacts the following operating systems: [list] [*]Microsoft Windows 7 [*]Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 [*]Microsoft Windows 10 [*]Linux [*]FreeBSD[/list]NVIDIA intends to support critical driver security fixes until January 2019. For more details on product security, see [url=http://www.nvidia.com/security]http://www.nvidia.com/security[/url]. Info: [url=https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4604/related/1]https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4604/related/1[/url]
[url=http://renderman.pixar.com/view/non-commercial-renderman ]http://renderman.pixar.com/view/non-commercial-renderman [/url] Pixar now has thier rendering suite used in thier films for free for non-comm use! Go grab it if you are into 3D modelling!
By Chris Hoffman Computers are like anything else. Myths and urban legends have built up over time, passed from person to person. Some myths once had a grain of truth, but are no longer true thanks to technological progress. A few myths are simple misunderstandings, while others exist to help people make money from you. [url=http://www.howtogeek.com/219555/12-of-the-biggest-pc-myths-that-just-wont-die/ ]http://www.howtogeek.com/219555/12-of-the-biggest-pc-myths-that-just-wont-die/ [/url]
Microsoft has rolled out a small update (KB3055415) for Windows 10 build 10061 addressing a lock screen bug, which might appear as a black screen with a mouse cursor. Microsoft has provided a few workarounds along with a fix. Build 10061 was recently released to Windows Insider Program participants in the fast ring. [url=http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-build-10061-gets-small-update-fixing-lock-screen-bug]Full Article[/url]
If you use Zoom on an iPad, and you use a keyboard case or external keyboard with your iPad, then you might appreciate learning some useful keyboard shortcuts for Zoom on iPad.With keyboard shortcuts, you’ll be able to mute and unmute your microphone, start and stop your video, hide and show the chat window and participants list, and more.And as an added bonus, we’ll include a few gestures for Zoom on iPad too. ✿✿ Full Article ✿✿
Not long ago, we got the best look yet at Spartan and while the browser will be coming in the next release of Windows 10, information about the UI is still a bit sparse. If in the last leak, the title bar had you a bit squeamish, by turning on the 'experimental title bar' you can see what the browser will likely look like when it ships. We cropped the two different title bars below and as you can see, the 'experimental' title bar looks significantly better and does away with the unused space at the top. This shouldn't come as a major surprise as Microsoft has already shown off this type of title bar in Spartan previously and in other apps too. [img]http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/2015/03/screen_shot_2015-03-10_at_8.51.16_am.jpg[/img] [i]'Experimental' title bar[/i][img]http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/2015/03/screen_shot_2015-03-10_at_8.52.16_am.jpg[/img][url=http://www.neowin.net/news/spartans-experimental-title-bar-nearly-brings-parity-with-microsofts-demo]Full Arti
Do you use Voice Memos app on the Mac to record audio, a quick voice note, phone call, or some other content? Perhaps, you use it to create podcasts from your home, or record an interview or meeting? If you’re a Voice Memos for Mac user, you may also be interested in editing those voice memos and enhancing them. The stock Voice Memos app is a simple, yet effective tool to record audio on your Mac. Even beginners have no trouble getting a hang of the app due to its simplistic interface. Some people are evern using it to record audio for professional use with an external microphone setup. While doing this, they often tend to overlook the fact that the app can edit the recorded clips as well. Let’s check out the built-in editor of Voice Memos app on the Mac. ★★ Full Article ★★
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/19084iC10971C9017371E0.jpg[/img] P2P, or peer-to-peer networking, is usually associated with grabbing illicit copies of movies and albums using BitTorrent (or, of course, those endless Linux distros everyone is downloading...). In Windows 10 Build 10036, however, Microsoft is embracing the technology as an efficient means of delivering software updates to users. For many years now, using Windows Update to download updates and patches for your operating system has meant download files directly from Microsoft servers. But this new method takes the strain off Microsoft and makes it possible to download some or all of the available updates from other computers. [url=http://betanews.com/2015/03/15/windows-10-build-10036-introduces-updating-via-p2p/]Full Article[/url]
December 3, 2018 [img]https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/uploads/prod/2018/04/SarahFender-sq-bw-150x150.jpg[/img][url=https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/author/sarah-fender/]Sarah Fender[/url]Principal Group Program Manager in [url=https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/?product=microsoft-intelligent-security-graph]Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph[/url] [img]https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/uploads/prod/sites/13/2018/12/Hackathon-1.png[/img] Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors in tech with Gartner [url=https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2018-08-15-gartner-forecasts-worldwide-information-security-spending-to-exceed-124-billion-in-2019]predicting worldwide information security spending to reach $124 billion[/url] by the end of 2019. New startups and security solutions are coming onto the market while attackers continue to find new ways to breach systems. The security solutions market has grown at a rapid pace as a result.
[b]December 6th 2018, By Dan Robitzski[/b] When your computer stores data, it has to pause while the information moves from one piece of hardware to another. But that may soon stop being the case, as scientists from MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design uncovered a new manufacturing trick that should let them build computers that don’t have those annoying delays. The key is to sit back and let a virus — the biological kind — handle the assembly work. Using a virus called a M13 bacteriophage to manufacture a specific component may unlock phase-change memory systems, a type of digital storage that would speed up any computer using it, according to [url=https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsanm.8b01508]research published last month[/url] in the journal [i]ACS Applied Nano Materials.[/i] [url=https://futurism.com/the-byte/mit-biological-virus-computers]Full Article.[/url]
[i]An interesting article by Brian Krebs.[/i] [b]23rd June 2015[/b] I’ve spent the better part of the last month running a little experiment to see how much I would miss [b]Adobe[/b]‘s buggy and insecure [b]Flash Player[/b] [b]software[/b] if I removed it from my systems altogether. Turns out, not so much. [img]http://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/brokenflash-a.png[/img] Browser plugins are favorite targets for malware and miscreants because they are generally full of unpatched or undocumented security holes that cybercrooks can use to seize complete control over vulnerable systems. The Flash Player plugin is a stellar example of this: It is among the most widely used browser plugins, and it requires monthly patching (if not more frequently). It’s also not uncommon for Adobe to release emergency fixes for the software to patch flaws that bad guys started exploiting before Adobe even knew about the bugs. Th
[h2][b]Update or lose all your Skype conversations[/b][/h2] [b]May 16, 2018 08:36 GMT · By [url=https://news.softpedia.com/editors/browse/bogdan-popa]Bogdan Popa[/url][/b] [b]Microsoft is announcing new changes for Skype users, as the company is now planning to retire old versions of Windows 10 clients and force everyone to upgrade to the latest releases.[/b] While a more detailed announcement in this regard isn’t available just yet, a report from German site [url=https://windowsunited.de/microsoft-stellt-alte-skype-fuer-windows-10-versionen-ein/]WindowsUnited[/url] (via [url=https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-planning-to-discontinue-old-version-of-skype-for-windows-10/]MSPU[/url]) indicates that Microsoft has started emailing users about this change, requesting an update to the most recent versions to avoid losing any data. [url=https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-retire-old-skype-for-windows-10-versions-521145.shtml]Full Article.[/url]
Why does Webroot not know that I have a new PAID keycode which I use for Family members and is listed on my Console? Further that SUPPORT deleted my expired keycodes from my Console, and...........................I am personally using the BETA version. Copy of email follows: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/32318i3312A91F40B0FC00.gif[/img]
If you received a strange string of characters that instantly crashed your iPhone, you might have trouble getting back into your messages app. Apple has released a tempory fix while it works on a more permanent solution to the problem. [url=http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/29/technology/iphone-text-message-hack/index.html]Complete article[/url]
[b]By [url=http://www.securityweek.com/authors/securityweek-news]SecurityWeek News[/url] on February 18, 2016 [/b] [b]The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has directed all U.S. DoD agencies to upgrade devices within their organizations to Microsoft Windows 10 by February 2017.[/b] Overall, a total of around 4 million systems currently running Microsoft operating systems, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices, such as Surface devices, will be upgraded to Windows 10 over the next 12 months. The deployment of Microsoft’s latest platform begins immediately and represents the largest enterprise deployment of Windows 10 to date. [u][url=http://www.securityweek.com/defense-agencies-upgrade-4-million-devices-windows-10]Full Article[/url][/u]
[h2]DNS proxy software freaks out, downing servers in early hours of 2017.[/h2][b][url=http://arstechnica.co.uk/author/kellyfiveash/]Kelly Fiveash[/url] - 3/1/2017[/b] A leap second bug that affected some Cloudflare customers in the early hours of New Year's Day was caused by the company's DNS proxy software freaking out and switching to a negative value. In a neat and detailed post-mortem explaining the outage, Cloudflare's John Graham-Cumming [u][url=https://blog.cloudflare.com/how-and-why-the-leap-second-affected-cloudflare-dns/]said[/url][/u] that its custom RRDNS software began to "panic" after "a number went negative when it should always have been, at worst, zero." On New Year's Eve, just before Big Ben struck midnight, [u][url=https://datacenter.iers.org/web/guest/eop/-/somos/5Rgv/latest/16]an extra second was added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)[/url] [/u]to ensure that the time remains in sync with [u][url=https://www.iers.org/IERS/EN/Science/EarthRotati
So if you have been getting nothing but blank results when running searches on Windows 10, you are not alone in this. Reports about search stopping to work completely on Windows 10 devices started to fill the [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/5mitr7/windows_search_stops_working_after_being_used_1/]usual chat rooms[/url] with frustrated and angry users of the operating system. All reports were identical: Search worked on the device before, but after a reboot or restart, it stopped working. Nothing the users tried brought search functionality back. [url=http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/25/fix-search-not-working-in-windows-10/]The kill the Cortana process to bring search back on Windows 10[/url] did not work at all, and some users went through great lengths in their troubleshooting attempts. This went as far as resetting the operating system, or installing it anew. [url=http://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/07/microsoft-broke-search-in-windows-10-somehow-fix-insid
As a Mac iMessage user, how often have you wanted to mention or tag other members of a group conversation? You’re certainly not alone, and much like you can mention people in Messages on iPhone and iPad, you can do the same on the Mac and start pinging people right away. The ability to use Mentions in Messages for Mac is only available on the newest versions of system software, so make sure you’re running Big Sur or later to have the feature. 🍎🍏 Full Article 🍏🍎
Last week, [url=https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-working-on-cloud-shell-a-lightweight-windows-version-for-modern-computing-world]it was discovered that Microsoft is working on a 'Cloud Shell'[/url], a lightweight version of Windows 10.[url=https://www.neowin.net/news/references-to-windows-10-cloud-appear-in-build-15019] References to the OS appeared in Windows 10 for PCs build 15019[/url] as well, really creating more questions than answers. But what is Windows 10 Cloud? [url=http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-coming-windows-10-cloud-release-may-have-nothing-to-do-with-the-cloud/]ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley[/url] has the scoop, and as it turns out, Windows 10 Cloud is pretty much a newer version of Windows RT. According to her sources, the OS will only run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that are installed from the Store. [url=https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-cloud-is-pretty-much-a-new-version-of-windows-rt]Full Article[/url]
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