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Fridge fault causes Telstra mobile network blackouts
From the land down under! :D Jeff Whalley, Angus Thompson [list] [*] [url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au]Herald Sun[/url] [*]June 02, 2013 9:04PM[/list] [img]http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2013/06/02/1226655/472987-craig-reynolds.jpg[/img]Craig Reynolds with his garage fridge. Picture: Mike Keating [i]Source:[/i] Herald Sun [b] WANGARATTA'S backyard beer swillers are marvelling at the magic of their chillers after one man's fridge played havoc with Telstra's mobile network. [/b] The faulty unit shooting out freak electric signals was believed to have caused interference in the mobile data network across several neighbourhoods of the town. A team of the telco's crack black-spot cops tracked the rogue beer fridge to a garage in Wangaratta. This followed the Telstra network "war room" detecting the interference in the system. Telstra engineers say problems are pinpointed by "software robots" scanning reams of system data. Defective electric wa
Day 2 (Officially Day 1, Really) at Computex: All about Intel?
Yesterday, during the unofficial first day of Computex 2013 in Taipei, companies like Acer and Asus used the time to start the show with a bang before it even began. Asus was the one to really steal the show when it presented a slew of new devices, none more interesting than the [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/Three-In-One-Say-Hello-to-the-Asus-Transformer-Book-Trio/m-p/42492#M1062]Android/Windows 8 hybrid Transformer Book Trio[/url]. So what about today, the official first day of Computex? Mostly, it was about Intel and their new line of Haswell processors. And yet, the bigger story may be that mobile manufacturers are finally opening up to Intel's portable CPU's, according to a [url=http://bit.ly/15FnzQU]PC World article[/url]. "While Intel has notched a few Android smartphone wins on its post, it was never able to convince a big manufacturer to take a stab at a proper Atom-powered Android tablet-until Computex, that is. And at Computex, it landed one of th
CNET Review: New Razer Blade gaming laptop shrinks down to ultrabook size
Is PC gaming getting conservative? Razer, the PC peripherals manufacturer, is now a risk-taking newcomer to the world of PC gaming laptop hardware. The Razer Edge gaming tablet and funky second-screen Razer Blade gaming laptop were bold moves, both of which made experimental departures from a somewhat stale gaming-laptop pattern. Yet, the newly announced 14-inch Razer Blade is a throwback: no touch screen. No Switchblade second-screen clickpad. No convertible tablet mode. This is a laptop. A very thin, very sleek gaming laptop, the type you'd recognize. Read [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/razer-blade-14-inch/4505-3121_7-35780325.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3788i135FF39A851B86B8.jpg[/img]
Three-In-One: Say Hello to the Asus Transformer Book Trio
As some of you may or may not know, there is a major computer exhibition happening this week across the Pacific. Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, is where many PC, chip, tablet, and mobile manufacturers show off their latest and greatest (much like CES, but more 'real products that will soon be available' rather than 'awesome concepts from the future that you may see go mainstream in five years'). And while the show officially starts June 4 (keeping in mind that Taiwan is 12-15 hours (Eastern to Pacific) ahead of the US), many companies (such as Taiwan's own Asus and Acer) have already made their big announcements, the most interesting [so far] being Asus's Transformer Book Trio, which, in a nutshell is a combination of three computing devices and two operating systems. Basically, it's an Android tablet that you can snap into a keyboard, at which point it becomes a laptop capable running both Android and Windows 8. The other twist? The keyboard has it's own hard drive with a Cor
Pros and Cons of Cloud Storage/Technology
Cloud Technology though still in its infancy is the direction to go in the future. Webroot has grabbed the bull by the horns and has implement this technology. Now for some of the pro's and cons. PROS: Maximizing the IT services 2 Sharing the large volumes of data and better access to data for large number of users 3 better security and safety of data (against cyber attacks) CONS; 1 Cloud does not work if there is no connectivity to internet 2 Clouds are targets of more sophisticated cyber attacks These are some of the points that come to mine. What are your thoughts on this and what can you can to this?
Webroot's and PrevX's history apart and together are a very long story. Many, like me, know parts of it. People from the Wilders Security Forums know most of all (where power-user TripleHelix hails from.) Has anyone assembled a history of everything that's known? I know it's going to sound like brown-nosing - posting this on the Webroot forum, identified as a Webroot Community Guide - but I think it's a really interesting business story. Webroot saw what PrevX was doing, something completely different, and in the end dropped all its consumer products in the belief that PrevX was the right path. It's not often you'll find a company that will replace the core tech it has been building for a decade with that of a small team's from another country.
Cybercriminals Impersonate Bank of America
Friday morning I received an Email from[b] Bank of America Billpay[/b]: ******** Dear XXXXX XXXXXXXX: Bank of America Credit Card has changed your account number. We've already updated your account number in Online Banking to make sure your payments will be credited to the correct account. You don't need to take any action. If you have any questions about your account, including the reason why your account number changed, contact Bank of America Credit Card directly. Thank you for using Online Banking. Please do not reply to this email. Contact us about this email If you have any questions, please either call the phone number on your account statement or use the Contact Us page, so we can properly verify your identity. Email Preferences This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service email in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email. Privacy and Security Keeping yo
Fact or Myth - If you Sandbox Your Browser Your Completely Safe
Here is a question for our members. If you sandbox your browser your completely safe and don't need a antivirus software. We are all well aware that numerous antivirus software's have sandbox feature incorporated within its app. So based on this premise you should be able to surf the web..............Download apps in the sandbox and when your done, simply empty the sandbox and no harm is done to your PC......................Right???? or wrong?????????????? Conclusion: Need input on this issue pro's and cons;)
First Antivirus Software and First Virus Discovered
I am truly impressed with the wealth of knowledge we have on this forum, and our members input is priceless. Here is another question relevant to security. 1.) Who or whom developed the first antivirus software and when? 2.)When was the first virus discovered and what was the name of it? 3. And finally what was the first malware to be discovered and when? :D
Antivirus Software 10 years from Now
There is constant development of Antivirus Software to to battle the malicious threats on the web today. The question that comes to my mind are we "losing" or "winning". What new malicious attacks against ones PC we haven't seen yet??? 10 years down the road what will the antivirus be like???? What types of malicious code will be thrown at us??? Our forum members are the best..............what is your opinion of the future and what can we expect???? How will the web be like 10 years from now????????????????
What types of software are you into?
I would like to hear about the types of software people use on therir PC's. Like Optimizers, Defraggers, Browsers and so on. Let see what everyone has or has used at one time or another. I.m useing Nitro Reader 3 as my PDF reader. was looking for something small is size but good. I like alot of the Ashampoo Products they have, Burning studio is awesome Screamer Radio Radio Sure Your Uninstaller Steganos online shield is great Thats just a few that I like. Can't wait to hear about some of yours. Marc
Microsoft releases a new 'training brochure' for Windows 8
[b]Source betanews.com[/b] [b] [/b] [img]http://betanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/meet-windows-8-600x398.jpg[/img] Microsoft certainly seems to be ramping up the help for its new operating system at the moment. First it uploaded a [url=http://betanews.com/2013/05/18/microsoft-wants-you-to-get-to-know-windows-8/]"Get to know Windows 8" video to YouTube[/url], and late yesterday it published a "Windows 8 End User Training Brochure" in its [url=http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39055]Download Center.[/url] Unlike the video, the 36-page PDF guide is definitely new (there’s a screenshot from April 2013) and will prove a godsend for anyone struggling to get to grips with Windows 8 or Surface. Each of the multi-colored pages clearly and concisely explains how to use a particular element of the operating system, with the aid of large, friendly illustrations. [b][url=http://betanews.com/2013/05/22/microsoft-releases-a-new-training-brochure-for-windows-8/?
Fact or Myth? Antivirus software slows down games
[b]Answer: It Depends[/b] [b] [/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3540i23B76CA89C57FEFB.jpg[/img] [/b] [b] [/b]Antivirus software has historically been known to take up a lot of system resources which translates to less resources available to play your games. However, that's not always the case. [url=http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-secureanywhere-antivirus.html]Webroot SecureAnywhere[/url] takes up less than 800kb of space on your hard drive*, and it uses only about 5MB of RAM on average. The impact to gaming is non-existent. Compare this to the hundred of megabytes of storage space and the sometimes couple-of-hundred megs of RAM usage for bulkier antivirus programs. Don't take our word for it though. Check out [url=http://elitegamingcomputers.com/looking-for-the-best-anti-virus-for-gaming-why-i-go-with-webroot/]this excellent review[/url] from a satisfied gamer. [b]And if you think you
Webroot's position on PUA
Can someone from Webroot state its stance on Potentially Unwanted Applications? Other vendors seem to be more aggressive against this type of software while the impression I've gotten from Webroot in the past is that they wish to mostly focus on explicitly malicious software, regardless of ill repute or deleterious effects of a PUA. Feel free to correct me/take issue with any of these statements. Here are some links that describe these issues: [url=https://www.stopbadware.org/badware]https://www.stopbadware.org/badware[/url] [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy-invasive_software]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy-invasive_software[/url] [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware#Grayware]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware#Grayware[/url] Can you also comment on a technical level how browser modifications including toolbars and software that injects/modifies content inside of a webpage is handled by Identity Shield? I'm posting this in the consumer forum since business
This is to inform you that we are of current plan to upgrade our (WEB MAIL) Account and You have to confirm and upgrade your account by replying to this email with your User-name.........) and Password(.....) for confirmation of account. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks, Web-mail Support Team® I got this at a different email address than the webroot one. Please tell me if this is SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! iI BELEIVE IT IS
Printable Solar Panels
We will soon be able to attach these flexible solar panels onto building materials such as steel and windows in skyscrapers. The technology uses organic semi-conducting polymers that are dissolved into a solvent and used as ink. Although the power generated is not extremely efficient, it is exciting to hear any breakthrough in reusable energy. Check out the full story [b][url=http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/05/printable-a3-sized-solar-cells-hit-a-new-milestone-in-green-energy/]here[/url][/b]! [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3486i42390CA7EAC98AB1.jpg[/img] (Source: Arstechnica)
Google Addresses Glass Privacy Concerns
[h2]"Privacy concerns surrounding Google Glass are growing rampant. Eight Congressmen even joined in on the conversation on Thursday, fearing that the cyborg-like technology could be too invasive.[/h2]Google's response: You'll know when someone wearing Glass is being sketchy. In one of the most provocative moments of this week's Google I/O developers conference, Glass engineers fielded audience questions regarding privacy concerns. Google was clearly prepared to discuss the topic." [url=http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/17/technology/innovation/google-glass-privacy/index.html?source=cnn_bin]Full Article[/url] While I am glad that Google is addressing concerns, I am not convinced: ""If I want to record a video with Glass, I have to be staring at you," said Mendis. "And if you're human, you'll notice me staring at you."" [i]Really? My head turned in your general direction but my eyes looking a bit to your side won't appear that I am staring at you... but the
Microsoft ahead of BlackBerry, Android mobile platforms still reigns
Android operating systems remains the leader among mobile OS. In the first quarter, Google's platform have been run on three out of every four sales of smartphones. The number of Android devices increased by more than 80% to 162 million distributed copies. iOS follows with a large distance of 17% share, the other platforms do not have together 10% of the market. It is clear from the latest analysis of IDC company. The largest annual increase of 133%, however, has seen Microsoft's platform. The number of activated Windows Phone devices increased from three to seven million and Microsoft deposed from the third place Canadian BlackBerry. Customers during the first quarter were looking for the path to the new BlackBerry cross-platform 10, the number of sold equipment with blackberry in the logo, therefore, compared with the same period of last year, decreased by roughly one-third to 6.3 million. Samsung retains the dominance within the operating system Android. According to t
US Feds Crack Down on BitCoin
Look out if you are a "BitCoiner".. the US is taking a closer look and taking over account funds. "The crackdown comes less than two months after the U.S. government issued new rules saying that virtual currency exchanges will be subject to the same kinds of anti-money laundering rules that banks have to follow." [url=http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/16/technology/bitcoin-mt-gox/index.html]Full Article[/url]
Comments directly to a post
I was wondering if it would be to hard to make it possible to add a comment right to a post? For instance, someone post's a helpful tip or response. It would be nice to add a thank you right to that post. They Have it in Maxthons forum, and it's really a nice feature. Just a thought, mac353
Going to Vegas? Leave your Google Glass at home!
Interesting read, and really it isn't much of a surprise. Vegas Casino's, shows, and other businesses are taking a close look at the Google Glass, and some are already making it clear that they do not welcome the device. [i]"Caesars Palace has already moved on the glasses, banning them from its casino floor. MGM Resorts International may follow suit."[/i] [i] [/i] [i][url=http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/22252804/las-vegas-busineses?hpt=us_bn10]Full Article[/url][/i]
Samsung Galaxy [Nexus] S4
Now that the [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/Samsung-s-new-Galaxy-S4-The-Specs/m-p/30644#M551]successor[/url] to the most popular Android phone of all time is out, here's a bit of unexpected S4 news for you all. According to numerous reports (including [url=http://tcrn.ch/144yBOV]this one[/url] from TechCrunch), come June 26th, Google will start to offer an unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android. "The S4 is not only carrier unlocked, but it also has a fully unlocked bootloader. That means that owners of the device can load their own software on to the device, including things like CyanogenMod, which allows for extremely deep device software customization options. In other words, this new unlocked S4 will essentially be the ultimate developer plaything, but again it's likely to have more or less niche appeal because of the high price tag." That price tag? $649, available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. I'll throw this question out to all of you
International Space Station to boldly go with Linux over Windows
[b]Computers aboard the International Space Station are to be switched from Windows XP to the Linux operating system in an attempt to improve stability and reliability.[/b] Dozens of laptops on the ISS's 'opsLAN' network - which provides the ship's crew with vital capabilities for day-to-day operations, from telling the astronauts where they are to interfacing with onboard cameras - will be switched, removing Windows entirely from the ISS. “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could," said Keith Chuvala of the United Space Alliance, which runs opsLAN for NASA. [url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10049444/International-Space-Station-to-boldly-go-with-Linux-over-Windows.html]Full article[/url] I am quite surprised of the move to an open source OS. Yes Linux is famous as stable and rel
Snapchats Don't Disappear
Be careful what you are sending through Snapchats, they could get you into trouble. There could be some good from the news, you might be able to dig deep and find one of those 'Snaps' you wanted to save or weren't fast enough to screenshot! [b][url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/05/09/snapchats-dont-disappear/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social]Full Article[/url][/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3426iE15E671D1B650356.jpg[/img] (Forbes)
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