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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)
Fresh fears over health impact of Google Glass as Google BANS children from wearing them
Google has warned its Glass wearable computer could result in eye strain and headaches - and has banned children from wearing the gadget amid fears it could damage their eyesight. The search giant also advises people who have had laser eye surgery to check with their doctors. The warnings come amid growing concern over the safety of looking at the tiny screen all day. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3254i3D004B4C338D3AA3.jpg[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3256i41F8A4C5B079BE0E.jpg[/img] 'Glass isn’t for everyone,' the firm says on a web site for the gadget, which is currently only available to a handful of developers. 'Like when wearing glasses, some people may feel eye strain or get a headache. 'If you’ve had Lasik surgery, ask your doctor about risks of eye impact damage before using Glass. Don’t let children under 13 use Glass as it could harm developing vision.' Google has also banned those
Display of Webroot Community on Android device
I have noticed that Webroot Community site is displayed on my Android phone (in Opera mobile) in the full interface instead of mobile. Something had to be changed on your end because I have set the mobile view as default in Opera mobile browser and I was viewing the site in mobile interface until Friday or Saturday (sorry but I cannot recall exactly, I have been on visit in my friend's wine cellars). I cleared cache, temps etc. but to no avail. Everytime I go on the Community it is displayed in the full. Before that, the mobile view was always showed.
Bitcoin Is Not as Secure, Unregulated, or Lucrative as You Might Think
[list] [*]By Dan Kaminsky 05.03.13 5:20 PM [b]Wired.com[/b][/list][img]http://www.wired.com/opinion/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bitcoin.jpg[/img][i]photo: [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/8410385932/lightbox/]Jurvetson[/url] / Flickr [/i] Bitcoin. Everybody’s talking about it. What’s true, and what’s hype? Perhaps the only thing that’s clear about Bitcoin is that it’s not going away anytime soon. Who am I to say? I’m not an economist; I’m a hacker, who has spent his career exploring and repairing large networks. And networks may very well be how the world works — financial, social, electronic, even physical. I’m on neither “Team Bitcoin” nor “Team Global Financial System.” I’m on “Team Lets Fix This Thing.” [h3]We [i]do[/i] need another currency.[/h3]I’ll be blunt: Money’s gotten buggy. People who don’t realize this might be in high finance — indeed, we’ve gotten very good at moving the revenues of entire generations within a precise number of femtoseconds — but what if you’r
Latest Windows 8.1 build beefs up IE developer tools
Developers who need to peek at the code behind Web pages in Internet Explorer will find more robust tools in Windows 8.1. A leak of Windows 8.1 Build 9385 reveals an overhaul to the developer panel in IE. Pressing F12 in any current version of Internet Explorer displays a panel that allows you to examine the HTML and CSS code, scripts, and many other elements. Developers can use this feature to analyze the code behind third-party Web sites or to troubleshoot problems with their own Web pages. Windows 8.1 has upped Microsoft's browser to Internet Explorer 11, which appears to show a slicker and friendlier flavor of the developer panel, which has remained unchanged for the past several years. A video of Build 9385 posted by Bavogames, a tech-focused channel on YouTube, shows the [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC1Q5QqSEU8]panel as easier to navigate[/url] and the code and other elements as easier to modify. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57582508-75/latest-windows-8.1-
Google Glass code lets you snap a photo with a wink
The next Google Glass owner who winks at you may actually be taking your picture. New code cooked up by Google Glass developer Mike DiGiovanni enables the wink gesture in the high-tech specs. Dubbed Winky, the feature can even be used to snap a photo when the screen is turned off. As a result, Winky eliminates the need to issue a voice command or tap a button to take a picture. Google Glass users who want to try out a few winks will need some development skills of their own. DiGiovanni has [url=https://plus.google.com/116031914637788986927/posts/Hp9n6oXpFfH]released Winky as pure Android source code[/url], according to his Google+ post, which means it needs to be compiled and run as an APK (application package file). The current Google Glass Explorer Edition is geared toward developers, so DiGiovanni figures that most of them will know how to do this. Google Glass owners can [url=https://github.com/kaze0/winky]download the source code[/url] through DiGiovanni's GitHub site. After creat
Chrome caching to smooth out rough patches in network
Google is working on software that will improve Chrome during moments when people lose their network connection by letting the browser load its own stored copy of previously visited Web pages. Google programmer Randy Smith said yesterday he's [url=https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/?fromgroups=#%21topic/chromium-dev/mPMmsBZoCVI]added support for "offline cache mode" to Chrome[/url]. It's only on the developer version of the browser so far, and it's disabled by default, but the flag to enable it says the feature will let Chrome load Web pages from the browser's local cache if the online version isn't available. That could help when reloading pages or restarting the browser with no network. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57582495-93/chrome-caching-to-smooth-out-rough-patches-in-network/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3216i3186BB9AAF2BA82F.jpg[/img]
Twitter gives developers new embedded timeline options
Developers got a little more control today over how embedded Twitter timelines appear. In a [url=https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/17276]blog post[/url] Thursday, Twitter said it has made some minor modifications to the way its [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57507026-93/twitter-introduces-embeddable-tweet-stream-tool/]embedded timeline tool[/url] works. For one, the post said, developers can now choose how many tweets appear, so long as they're happy with a number from one to 20. Second, Twitter now lets developers decide whether they want a scrollbar to appear on an embedded timeline. Apparently, this is something that people have been asking about. But while Twitter is now enabling those who want to get rid of scrollbars to do so, the company cautioned developers to "consider the accessibility implications of hiding standard UI from users though, and where it's appropriate in the context of your site or application." Source : CNET [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cl
Microsoft boasts 400M active Outlook.com accounts
Microsoft has completed moving its Hotmail.com users over to Outlook.com, and executives are now claiming the company has [url=http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/archive/2013/05/02/outlook-com-400-million-active-accounts-hotmail-upgrade-complete-and-more-features-on-the-way.aspx]400 million active Outlook.com accounts[/url] as a result. Microsoft announced the completion of the Hotmail-Outlook.com transition on May 2. The company added that it's migrated 150 petabyes of e-mail over the past six weeks. As part of the announcement, Microsoft also said it's adding two new features to Outlook.com: SMTP Send, making it easier to send mail from different e-mail addresses, and deeper SkyDrive integration. The new SMTP Send support streamlines the process of sending from an alias, without recipients seeing a message saying, "Sent on behalf of..." And on the SkyDrive front, users can now [url=http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/archive/2013/05/02/outlook-com-400-milli
Facebook puts account security in the hands of your friends
The next time you're locked of your Facebook account, one of your besties can loan you the key. Facebook today released a security feature called "Trusted Contacts" as an optional way for people to recover their passwords with the help of their closest friends. Thursday marks the global rollout of the redesigned feature, previously named Trusted Friends, which the company first started [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20126280-245/facebook-account-hijacked-get-a-little-help-from-your-friends/]testing back in 2011[/url]. With Trusted Contacts, you can pick three to five friends you trust to help you get back into your account the next time you're having trouble logging in. Should a lockout situation arise, the social network will send security codes to the friends you selected, and they can then pass along those codes to you. You'll need a total of three security codes to recover your account, Facebook said. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57582549-93/facebo
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