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Sony Vaio Pro 11 review: Lighter-than-Air ultrabook winner
Splashy [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57518020-220/how-windows-8-will-shake-up-the-laptop-market/]convertibles and hybrids[/url] might be what many laptop makers are using to get people interested in buying a new [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-8/4505-3672_7-35321713.html]Windows 8[/url] system, but we've been waiting for some good ol' traditional clamshells that are more than Windows 7 models with touch screens. And, apparently, all it took to get them was some [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]new Intel processors[/url]. Case in point, Sony's new Vaio Pro 11 and Pro 13, two Windows 8 ultrabooks that can go clickpad-to-clickpad with the current Apple [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57452648-220/macbook-pro-and-macbook-air-2012-roundup/]MacBook Air lineup[/url]. Weighing 1.9 pounds and 2.3 pounds respectively, the Pro 11 and Pro 13 are both only 0.68 inch t
Yahoo search results page gets a makeover
Yahoo has revamped its search results page as part of an ongoing transformation. Rolled out Wednesday, the design changes display the actual search results higher on the page without some of the clutter that appeared in the older version. A new navigation bar at the top offers links to other Yahoo pages, including the home page, Mail, News, Finance, Weather, and Flickr. That bar will also eventually wind its way to other Yahoo pages. Yahoo also said the page loads faster thanks to some behind-the-scenes enhancements, while the overall design is a bit more in line with that of its home page. And the company promises more changes ahead for its search results page. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587772-93/yahoo-search-results-page-gets-a-makeover/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3812i36762FA10F06D40A.jpg[/img]
Samsung unveils 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung's ever expanding universe of tablets welcomed a new 8-inch member to its Galaxy Tab 3 series. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which fits comfortably between the [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581812-94/samsung-reveals-7-inch-galaxy-tab-3/]7-inch [/url]and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-3/4505-3126_7-35781419.html]10.1-inch[/url] models in the series, ships with Android 4.2, sports a 1,280x800-pixel resolution TFT display, and houses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The 8-inch tablet will come with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and is designed to fit comfortably in one hand. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD card expansion slot. The tablet's design includes a button on the bottom bezel and sleek, silver and white body, which makes it look similar to other current Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, like the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]S4 smartphone[/url]. Unlike the
Office 2013 to be bundled with smaller Windows 8 tablets
Microsoft will be offering a free version of Office in the smaller versions of tablets running its operating system, a new report claims. [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4397972/windows-8-tablets-free-word-excel-powerpoint-onenote]According to The Verge[/url], which quoted Windows CFO Tami Reller at Computex on Wednesday, Microsoft will allow vendors to bundle Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote into 7- and 8-inch [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url]. Outlook 2013 will not be bundled with the device, despite the fact that Windows RT 8.1, the latest version of that software, [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587700-75/outlook-finally-coming-to-windows-rt-tablets/]will come with Outlook RT[/url]. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587740-75/office-2013-to-be-bundled-with-smaller-windows-8-tablets/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/at
Galaxy S4 Active takes a waterproof tack
Samsung's long-rumored [url=http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s4-active-leaks-better-looking-than-the-s4-50011270/]Galaxy S4 Active[/url] has entered the realm of officialdom at last, and will be out in the U.K. this summer, Samsung has confirmed. The S4 Active is a rugged version of the regular S4, aimed at outdoorsy types who don't want a phone that'll faint at the first sight of dust or water. The phone has a sealed design that -- Samsung [url=http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=24447]promises[/url] -- will protect the S4 Active from water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one meter. More than enough protection against dropping it in your pint, then, but Samsung also reckons you'll be able to take underwater photos using the Active's 8-megapixel camera, and a new "Aqua Mode." Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57587736-94/galaxy-s4-active-takes-a-waterproof-tack/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot
Outlook finally coming to Windows RT tablets
Consumers who own tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system will get a new version of the software giant's widely used e-mail program, Outlook 2013 RT, later this year. At the Computex computer trade show in Taiwan, Microsoft said Wednesday that the e-mail program will be included as part of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url].1 update [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57584370-75/windows-blue-gets-official-name-windows-8.1/]announced last month[/url]. Outlook 2013 RT will be available as a free update for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running Windows RT, the scaled-down version of Windows 8, and will be included in Windows RT devices going forward. When Microsoft rolled out Windows RT last year, it included other Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but not Outlook. Speculation mounted in recent months that [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57578078-75/microsoft-outlook-ready-to-
Intel's 'Thunderbolt 2' official, coming later this year
Intel has officially dubbed the next version of its high-speed port "Thunderbolt 2." The technology was actually [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57578503-76/intel-shows-off-speedier-thunderbolt-tech/]revealed at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in April[/url] under the code name Falcon Ridge. Technically, Thunderbolt 2 is a controller chip that doubles the speed of the first-generation port, supporting up to 20Gbps bidirectionally. That means the cables can now support both transferring a 4K video and putting it on screen at the same time. Current versions of Thunderbolt are limited to an individual 10Gbs channel each for both data and display, less than the required bandwidth for 4K video transfer, Intel said in a [url=http://blogs.intel.com/technology/]blog post[/url] Tuesday. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57587687-92/intels-thunderbolt-2-official-coming-later-this-year/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroo
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
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]
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
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
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?
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
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????????????????
Creating a Hacker-Proof Password
Earlier this week, the Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked and a hacker Tweeted out “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is ?injured.” These mere 71 characters of text were responsible for a temporary overall value loss of an estimated $136.5 billion on the stock market. As the day went on, and people began to realize it was a hoax, the market quickly re-stabilized. It really underlines both the power of a single Tweet and the importance of using an unbreakable password. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3112i1760BBCBB2A6AEE7.jpg[/img] (image: digitaltrends) As easily as a hacker cracked the password to the AP account, hackers are able to break into poorly protected accounts every day - whether they are bank accounts or other sites with personal information stored in them. Webroot provides a way of generating a secure password for users of [url=http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-
Clipboard managers that work well with webroot identity shield
The identity shield may hinder with various clip board managers as they log copied items. You can set them as allowed in webroot. Here are some clip board mangers which works fine with webroot. [b]Text Beast (commercial and most functional imho)[/b] [url=http://www.asbware.com/]http://www.asbware.com/[/url] [b]M8 clip board (free) and spartan lite(free) and spartan (its commercial version)(compact and functional) [/b] [url=http://m8software.com/clipboards/freeclip/freeclip.htm]http://m8software.com/clipboards/freeclip/freeclip.htm[/url] [url=http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/spartanlite.htm]http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/spartanlite.htm[/url] [url=http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/spartan.htm]http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/spartan.htm[/url] [b]clipdiary(commercial and userfriendly with hot keys)[/b] [url=http://clipdiary.com/]http://clipdiary.com/[/url] [b]shapeshifter (free and nice UI but bulky)[/b] [url=http://flamefusion.net/software/shapeshifter-c
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
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)
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)
Forum Trouble with Win. XP
I have been having trouble with the Webroot Forum loading on my XP computer using IE-8. This has been happening for awhile and it seems the more posts in a thread the longer it takes to load. This happens on [b]both[/b] XP machines. I have done all I could, clean cookies / IE / defrag etc. and it's still doing it. I have no problems with FF on the forum. This only happens on the Webroot Forum. Other forums load normal with IE-8.
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