Help each other out of non-Webroot technical jams and discuss tech-related stuff in general.
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Galaxy S4 before the Galaxy S4 Announcement
Title confusing you? Let me explain. As you may very well know, Samsung's "Next Big Thing", the much [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]rumored,[/url] [url=http://www.droid-life.com/2013/03/13/samsung-unleashes-flash-mob-on-times-square-before-tomorrows-galaxy-s4-announcement/]hyped[/url], and [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57572304-94/samsung-unpacks-galaxy-s4-teaser-video/]comercially-campaigned-without-showing-anything[/url] Galaxy S4 smartphone is being unveiled tonight in New York City at 5:00PM EST. But if a brand new review form a Chinese source is any suggestion (and it looks like it is), you don't have to wait until tonight to see the device (or some of it's general specs for that matter). The full story (with a link to the original review in Chinese) can be found [url=http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/samsung-galaxy-s-iv-gets-picked-over-before-the-unpacked-event-in-exhaustive-review/]here[/url], but I'll break down some of the basics: [list]
What Is Your Daily, Weekly or Monthly Ritual To Keep Your PC Running Smoothly?
I’ve been tinkering around with a lot of programs to keep my machine running smoothly. Here’s what I’ve settled on for the time being. [list] [*]I run Webroot Clean Up Now several times a day. Since it only takes a couple of minutes, this is effortless.[/list] [list] [*]I run Windows Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter at least once a day, simultaneously. Also effortless. I think Windows Disk Cleanup may be duplicative of Webroot Clean Up, but I’m not certain about that. Of course, Webroot does not presently offer a Disk Defragmenter feature (arguably, I think it should ;)). Windows Disk Cleanup takes about 1-10 minutes, whereas Windows Disk Defragmenter takes about 2-20 minutes.[/list] [list] [*]I run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan or Webroot’s Scan Now once a day. I alternate. Each takes about five minutes. Webroot has an effective A/M feature, but layering in this area is probably a good idea, particularly given that Malwarebytes offers a lifetime license for about
"Defrag Tools" on MSDN
I happened to stumble across this show earlier today. The audience it appeals to is hardcore techies - mostly those who do a lot of troubleshooting. Naturally, this is relevant to my interests. Probably, many of our more technical Community members will enjoy it as well, so I'd like to share it with you. These episodes are deep dives into advanced troubleshooting tools, so you'll want to start off with a very solid understanding of computer software and hardware to get the most out of it. In order to get the most (or maybe anything) out of this, you will definitely need to be an "advanced user" or beyond. I'm slowly working my way through some of these episodes myself. These guys really are "jedi masters." The amount of knowledge they've managed to cram into these roughly 30 minute long episodes is phenomenal. I'd recommend this to any technically proficient people looking to gain a deep, technical understanding of computers and p
Running webroot secure anywhere with other antivirus software
Hello I am running webroot secure anywhere with Kaspersky pure 2.0 at the same time. So far I don't see any problems. I contacted HP support about my computer doing auto restarts for no reason and the tech said its because I am running tandem virus programs. I have windows 8 64 on the PC. However I also have windows 8 pro running the exact same anti virus software with zero problems. The restarts hasppened before I installed webroot. Can someone give me an ideaq as to why I get auto restarts for no reason. This happens mostly when running games. I suspect the 3d graphics card but I am no wiz here. Thank you for5 any imput you might have Dogleft2
The first ever Opera Browser for Android with WebKit released
Redesigned from the ground up Opera browser has been designed specifically for Android and its rendering engine WebKit-based software offers a new level of compatibility sites. Native user interface allows high comfort when used on smartphones. Available for [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.browser.beta]download[/url] on Google Play.
I'm a newbie and not very high-tech savvy, but I have a problem that has been plaguing me for a couple weeks now. When I go on some sites, I get a small window that pops up [i]saying[/i] that it's from "Adobe Flash Player Settings." It says that some website (such as [u]nbcuni.com[/u] or [u]cfiles.5min.com[/u] or [u]secure-us.imworldwide.com[/u] etc) "is requesting information to be shared on your computer." There are 2 buttons: Allow and Deny. If I click Deny, it won't go away. I keep clicking Deny and sometimes the name of the website asking permission will change. I keep clicking Deny and eventually it goes away, but it pops right back up again in about 15 seconds. This popup box won't allow me to ignore it and navigate the site. It seemed to me that this was some kind of malware. I only started seeing in a couple weeks ago and have never changes my Adobe Flash Player settings. I contacted Webroot support and they said, "The iss
Delay Receiving Email Notifications
I receive email notifications about posts made to threads in which I have an interest. However, there is a delay of usually several hours before I receive an email about a post. This does not happen with most other sites. Is the problem at my end or WSA’s? Can I fix the problem?
IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses
What was your first real virus?
What was the first real virus you got? What was its name and what did it do? My first one was I think on Windows 95 and all it seemed to do was repeat explitives out of my computer speakers. My second one was on Windows 98. It corrupted all digital media and web development data on a work station. Since then I haven't been aware of any malicious activities on my computer, though I've come close I think. By the time Kazaa came around I was thankfully already pretty clued in on what not to do on my computers. :D I was into application piracy around that time but did my best to stay safe. Eventually one day I thought "really, what the heck am I doing running random EXE crack files from Russia?" Since then I've been all legit. :feelsgoodman: Using discarded ancient versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver in my earlier days wasn't always fun, though. But let us hold a moment of silence for everyone in our lives who tried to open "Britney.Spears-Im.A.Slave.4.U.mp3.exe"
What the Tech is going on in the world today?
Hacks aside, there are other things going on in the world of tech today...so I thought I'd post the three biggest news/events of the day. Let me know what you've heard and think about them! 1. [url=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-sony-to-announce-the-playstation-4/]Sony expected to unveil the much-romored Playstation 4 at 6PM EST. [/url] Yep, it's almost time for the PS4...I mean Orbis...I mean yet-to-be-named-next-gen-console-from-Sony. Whatever it is called, Sony will more-than-likely take the wraps off it's newest console tonight. Don't expect pricing and a release date tonight, but you'll likely see the rumored (and leaked) new Dual Shock Controller, software sneak peaks, and streaming info. We'll have to wait and see if Sony talks hardware or makes any noise about the possible blocking of used video games. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/1984i5FB8ABE72216BB2C.png[/img](Source: ARS Technica) 2.
How Did You Learn About WSA and What Influenced You To Adopt It
I’m not certain if this thread has been opened previously, but if so, I’m sure someone will let me know. I had been using Norton Anti-virus programs for years. I had always been reasonably satisfied with them, but was not pleased with the fact that Norton typically slowed down the response time of certain functions, such as booting up, shutting down, loading desktop icons, opening word doc files, opening pdf files, and opening websites. I recently installed Norton 360 2013 Premier and tested it thoroughly. Not fully satisfied, I ran a search for A/V software on Amazon and, among other products, Webroot Secure Anywhere Internet Security Complete 2013 popped up. It so happens that I write some reviews on Amazon concerning products that I am interested in, including A/V and A/M software. So, I decided to give WSA a try and became intrigued by the product. That, in turn, prompted me to do a head-to-head comparative review of Norton and WSA on Amazon. I installed both products on
What do you make of this Browser Test should it pass all with WSA ID Shield? [url=http://www.browserscope.org/security/test]http://www.browserscope.org/security/test[/url] I used Firefox 19.0 [i][b]TH[/b][/i] [i][b] [/b][/i] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/1948i196D02D3C1DCAD3F.jpg[/img] [/b]
Windows 9 build 9319 spotted in the wild, kernel gets bumped to 6.3 the speculation begins.
Since the launch of Windows 8, the string of leaks of Windows builds has all but come to a halt. While we have been hearing quite a bit about Windows Blue, the images you see above are supposedly from the M1 of Windows 9 (unconfirmed). As the M1 build kernel has been given a bump to 6.3 (Windows 8 uses kernel 6.2). In addition, the images are supposedly from Windows 9 build 9319; Windows 8 was build 9200. While this screenshot does not give us much information about the next major installment to the Windows product line, seeing that screenshots have begun to leak is a good sign for those who want a Window into Microsoft’s inner workings. There is currently no timeline for a Windows 9 release but, based on past history, one could hedge that it will be around three years after the release of Windows 8. Of course, with Windows Blue possibly offering up an accelerated launch schedule and push towards Windows 9, the platform could arrive far sooner than we expect. [b] [/b] [b
What's your current PC hardware specs?
This is my current two year old Laptop and I only use Laptops from now on. The only thing I wish it could do is run the 2 SSD's in a RAID 0 configuration. Dell XPS 17" Laptop HD 1st Gen Intel® Core™ i7-840QM Processor (8M L3 Cache, 1.86 GHz) 4 cores & 4 threads Turbo Boost to 3.2GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM 2 Mushkin Callisto deluxe 240GB Solid State Drives Read Speed:up to 285MB/sec, Write Speed:up to 275MB/sec NVIDIA GT 445M with 3GB DDR3 RAM with TV tuner 17.3 in HD+ (900p) LED + HD cam Backlit Keyboard JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3 Intel Centrino Advanced-N BD Read DVDR/RW+/- CDR/RW Dell Bluetooth 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Office 2010 Pro [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
Opera officially announces transition from Presto to WebKit and 300 million users reached
Today comes the turn for Opera with the official confirmation of the recent rumours about the move from Presto to WebKit as the engine at the core of the browser. Furthermore Opera announced reaching the milestone of 300 million monthly users across all its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs and computers. Please read [url=http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2013/02/13/]the official announcement[/url] and interesting blog [url=http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2013/02/13/webkit]post[/url] from Haavard (developer).
Fun with Tracert
An inventive Cisco-certified networking professional, who must also be a big fan of a certain sci-fi movie, set up some private routing tables that tell a pretty amusing story when you try to tracert his site's ip address. For a funny result, open up a command prompt and run this trace: tracert -h 64 22.214.171.124I got a good laugh out of this, and you probably will too. :catlol: *please don't post screenshots of your results since we always moderate off ip addresses **we're making an exception for this particular address since the owner made it public intentionally
Samsung Has Sold More Than 100 Million Galaxy S Devices
[url=/people/stan/]Stan Schroeder[/url] Jan 14, 2013[url=/category/samsung/]Samsung[/url] has sold more than 100 million [url=/category/galaxy-s/]Galaxy S[/url] devices, the company has announced. Samsung reached this milestone in 2 years and 7 months after the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S back in May 2010. [img]http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzAxLzE0LzA5L1NjcmVlblNob3QyLmEwZWJkLnBuZwpwCXRodW1iCTk1MHg1MzQjCmUJanBn/2ec6bfab/6f5/Screen-Shot-2013-01-14-at-9.06.23-AM.jpg[/img] [b] [/b] [b][url=http://mashable.com/2013/01/14/samsung-100-million-galaxy-s-devices/]Full Article[/url][/b] [b] [/b] [b][i]TH[/i] [/b]
No more used games? Wrong Answer, says GameStop.
When Edge [url=http://www.edge-online.com/news/the-next-xbox-always-online-no-second-hand-games-50gb-blu-ray-discs-and-new-kinect/]initially reported[/url] that the the new Xbox console would likely need an active Internet connection to work and would eliminate second-hand games, the 'comments' section naturally filled with replies ranging from utter disbelief, to "giving up on console gaming" messages, to sheer anger. Now while this claim is still a wave in a sea of speculation and rumors floating around until the next-gen consoles from Microsoft ([url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/08/sony-ps4-main-selling-point-new-playing-options/]and Sony[/url]) actually get revealed, GameStop was quick to voice it's opinion on the idea of a used game-blocking console: [i]"We know the desire to purchase a next-generation console would be significantly diminished if new consoles were to prohibit playing pre-owned games, limit portability, or not play new physical games", said GameSto
Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts compilation
[b]Windows key[/b]: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application [b]Windows key + C[/b]: Access the charms bar [b]Windows key + Tab[/b]: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar [b]Windows key + I[/b]: Access the Settings charm [b]Windows key + H[/b]: Access the Share charm [b]Windows key + K[/b]: Access the Devices charm [b]Windows key + Q[/b]: Access the Apps Search screen [b]Windows key + F[/b]: Access the Files Search screen [b]Windows key + W[/b]: Access the Settings Search screen [b]Windows key + P[/b]: Access the Second Screen bar [b]Windows key + Z[/b]: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running [b]Windows key + X[/b]: Access the Windows Tools Menu [b]Windows key + O[/b]: Lock screen orientation [b]Windows key + .[/b] : Move the screen split to the right [b]Windows key + Shift + .[/b] : Move the screen split to the left [b]Windows key + V[/b]: View all active Toasts/Notifications [b]Windows key + Shift + V[/b]: View all active Toas
Bill Gates does a AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit
As some might have been able to tell, I am on Reddit quite a bit. You know, for science. Yesterday, Bill Gates hosted an open discussion for members of the community to ask him anything about everything. Topics covered ranged from his past, his beliefs, technology, and even Steve Jobs. I highly recommend heading over and checking it out for yourself. I for one came out feeling insprired by the man. Full thread: [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bhme/im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill_melinda_gates/]http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bhme/im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill_melinda_gates/[/url] Breakdown of Questions and Answers: [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bhme/im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill_melinda_gates/c8dh8an]http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bhme/im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill_melinda_gates/c8dh8an[/url] Enjoy!
Best paid-for software?
What non-free, non-security, non-famous software do you have on your machine? There’s a big meme that says you never have to pay for software since there is so much free stuff. And it's true, there is so much great free software out there. But there is a lot of great commercial software out there as well. What did you think was so good it was worth buying? [list] [*][b]Adobe Lightroom[/b] (photograph management/editing) [*][b]AceText[/b] (remembers all your clipboard entries/text snippets and lets you manage them) [*][b]DisplayFusion[/b] (multiple display/desktop/screensaver management) [*][b]EditPad Pro[/b] [*][b]RegExBuddy [/b](helps design text-matching patterns for data parsing and stuff) [*][b]Jaikoz[/b] (complex but very powerful music tagging tool) [*][b]LastPass [/b](the stand-alone version of the password tool built in to Webroot SecureAnywhere) [*][b]dBpoweramp[/b] (very powerful music ripping/conversion/file metadata editing and review tool)[/list]
If You Were To Build A Computer, What Would You Build, And Why?
I finally came to the realization that, after about six years, I was due for a new machine. The technological advances during that span of time were formidable and, while I pride myself at keeping reasonably current with technology, I realized I was unfamiliar with a lot of good product. I turned to folks on this site (MikeR and TripleHelix) for assistance. I am not much of a gamer, but I do make use of extensive word processing and surfing. Also, I am much too impatient and dislike any kind of delay in functionality. Speed is important to me. Here’s what I came up with and plan to build: [list] [*]Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate [*]ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [*]Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K [*]Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHZ (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10) [*]Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 480 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW480A3K5
Shutting down windows 8
Some of you who are using windows 8 might find shutting down and other options in windows 8 a bit tangled. Moving your cursor to the right upper corner brings out the charms menu and opening the Charms bar, clicking Settings, selecting the Power button and choosing 'Shut down', does the job normally. Or from metro menu you can signout and you will see login page with shutdown button.. [b]Still messy? [/b] [b]You can go to desktop and click [u]Alt + F4[/u] and it brings you this good old windows shutdown option box[/b] [b] [/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/1792iEBAD10E5F3AC63F4.jpg[/img] You can easily go to desktop by clicking the right bottom corner while in desktop mode.. and while in metro menu.. you can hit the desktop tile or you can always hit [b]windowskey + D[/b] or [b]windows key + M[/b] to get to desktop
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