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April 25, 2017 10:00 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/john-cable/]John Cable[/url] / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and DeliveryTwo weeks ago, we began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update. Today, I’d like to share some insights into the feedback we’re hearing, and some specific ways we plan to use that feedback to adjust our rollout process. As we [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/03/30/managing-windows-10-creators-update-rollout-seamless-experience/]previously announced[/url], the first phase of the rollout targets newer devices. Based on testing work done with our OEM hardware and ISV app partners, we believe these devices will have the best possible update experience and help us decide when it’s time to begin the next phase of the rollout. [u][url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/04/25/windows-10-creators-update-rollout-first-phase-update/#vESQVkxERAgqlBIx.97]https://blogs.window
[i]"In a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Microsoft admitted something it has been silent about with the public: Yes, the first Surface tablets will ship to customers on October 26, the same day that Windows 8 arrives.[/i] [i]"The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” the filing reads. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”[/i] [i]Presumably, this means only the base Surface version, which runs on ARM hardware and utilizes the ARM version of Windows 8, called Windows RT. Surface Pro, which runs Windows 8 Pro on Intel-based hardware, will arrive about 90 days later, according to a previous Microsoft statement.[/i] [i]Of course, there are still so many questions about Surface, not the least of which is pricing. The ARM-based Surface versions will come in 32GB and 64GB variants, and the Intel Pro versions will ship w
Emsisoft have published an article - [url=http://www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/articles/tec121119/]www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/articles/tec121119/[/url] - which admittedly points users to their product, but there is a paragraph worth discussing from Webroot's perspective, namely this: "[i]A regular PC hosts 300,000 to 500,000 files on average. If all these were scanned, uploading the signatures created on the fly to the scan server would take forever.[/i] [i]This is exactly why cloud anti-virus software filters the files to be scanned in the first place according to different rules and parameters. For instance, there are some file types or paths that are generally considered safe. Many cloud anti-virus solutions therefore come with huge whitelists. These are sort of inverse signatures that classify known programs as safe. This massively reduces the number of files to be scanned – even though more data needs to be downloaded to your PC.[/i] [b][i]This incomplete scan is, however, the Ach
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4510i921DAD6BC8B17B96.gif[/img]Don't get left in the dark when Google Reader shuts its doors on July 1. Check out this list of free alternatives that will let you continue to keep tabs on the news you need. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/107793/15-free-Google-Reader-alternatives]http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/107793/15-free-Google-Reader-alternatives[/url]
[quote][b]Jessica Dolcourt[/b] wrote: Here's why the Samsung Galaxy S5 should grab your attention: it looks good, it performs very well, and it has everything you need to become a fixture in nearly every aspect of your life. But, like a candidate running for reelection, the GS5 gets where it is today based on experience and wisdom, not on flashy features or massive innovation. With the exception of a few nonessential hardware and software additions -- like the fingerprint scanner and novel heart-rate monitor -- and a few design tweaks, you're pretty much looking at the same phone Samsung released in 2013. The S5 is more of a Galaxy S4 Plus than it is a slam-the-brakes, next-generation device; it makes everything just a little smoother and faster. [/quote][b]Read[/b] [url=http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-s5/]here[/url].
Starcraft players will find Google's new easter egg quite amusing. Zerg Rush is also a term used in rooting an Android. I actually used Zerg Rush myself when rooting my Samsung Conquer. I love Google's easter eggs. I only know of a few others though. Has anybody seen any other ones?
Hi, I'm wondering if the Webroot Antivirus scans all of the links/sites that are sometimes listed under UTube videos to check if they're OK to use. I've been searching for a movie but have come across lots of links to other sites that stream the full film on-line, are these sites also checked by Webroot?
Another day, another controversial console story from E3 in Los Angeles... Yesterday [url=http://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/E3-2013-How-to-be-Sony-Smart/m-p/44030#.Ubi8k9jV2L0]I posted about Sony's intelligent strategy[/url] that helped them steal the spotlight (and likely many would-be Xbox One buyers) at E3, after it announced that they would not restrict the way users buy, sell, and lend games for the PS4. In other words, they didn't change anything from the policies that exist now on current consoles. The problem is that Microsoft did. Now, after hearing a barrage of customer backlash and anger over the Xbox One's licensing and used game policies, Microsoft (more specifically Chief Marketing and Strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi) is firing back...politely. "We're trying to do something pretty big in terms of moving the industry forward for console gaming into the digital world. We believe the digital world is the future, and we believe digital is better." Y
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
On deck in our types of phishing series: Spear phishing. Where most phishing attacks cast a wide net, hoping to entice as many users as possible to take the bait, spear phishing involves heavy research of pre-defined, high-dollar target—like a CEO, founder, or public persona—often relying on publicly available information for a more convincing ruse. FYI: When the target is sizeable enough, spear phishing is sometimes called ‘whaling.’ Landing the Big One SIM swapping is a type of spear phishing where attackers phish a target’s phone carrier, pretending to be the target, and replacing the SIM card with one of their own. One such case resulted in $24 million of lost cryptocurrency. Download the 11 Types of Phishing eBook
[b]25th July 2017 By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter[/b] [img]https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/B36A/production/_89703954_flash.jpg[/img] [i]Adobe's Flash software is regularly updated to remove flaws that cyber-thieves exploit[/i] Adobe Systems has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. The technology was once one of the most widely used ways for people to watch video clips and play games online. But it also attracted much criticism, particularly as flaws in its code meant it became a popular way for hackers to infect computers. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40716304]Full Article.[/url]
According to multiple web sources [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/20576/motorola-droid-razr-razr-maxx-ice-cream-sandwich](my favorite here) [/url] The Verizon Droid Razr and Droid Razr Max are to start receiving the update today and throughout the next week.
I have Webroot running in the background on my MacBook but the icon isn't showing in the menu bar so I cannot open the program. I have tried to uninstall but cannot close it running in the background. I tried to do this through Activity Monitor but it immediately restarts. Anybody know how to solve this please?
[quote][b]Dara Kerr[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/10/17/Screen_Shot_2013-10-17_at_6.43.39_PM_610x289.png[/img] After weeks of rumors about the specs, price, and release date of the upcoming Nexus 5, it appears that Google's new Nexus Android smartphone is being listed on the [url=https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/web_home_5000005_nexusUS]Google Play[/url] store. The device appears next to the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-7/] Nexus 7[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-10/] Nexus 10[/url] along with the caption "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways." Google lists the price as "starting at $349." However, when the link to the smartphone is clicked on -- the new page doesn't load. And not long after the phone appeared, it was replaced by the older [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/lg-nexus-4/] Nexus 4[/url] again. [/quote] [u][b]Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301
Check out [url=http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/06/the-10-most-useful-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/]these cool tricks[/url] to get the most out of your Windows 8 experience! I like the printscreen feature, but they still need to get SnagIt-level functionality into Print Screen. So, what's your favorite shortcut key?
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4508iCA3F32C07FAFECDA.jpg[/img] Now that Barnes & Noble is getting out of the color tablet business, these fire-sale prices could drop even lower. I suppose the writing was on the tablet. Back in May, ostensibly in honor of Mother's Day, Barnes & Noble whipped out [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57582928-251/b-n-chops-prices-on-nook-hd-and-nook-hd-for-one-week/]some pretty hefty discounts on its Nook HD and Nook HD+[/url]. Then, earlier this month, [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57588445-58/barnes-noble-slashes-nook-hd-prices-for-one-week/]the cuts went even deeper for Father's Day[/url], with the 7-inch and 8.9-inch slates selling for $129 and $149, respectively. But even after the holiday came and went, the discounted prices remained -- and now we know why: [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57590937-93/nooks-last-stand-b-n-still-must-battle-amazon/]B&N is getting out of the color
Alright my technology-obsessed friends... Looks like Apple is diving head first into their next groundbreaking "project" in the form of TV and 5D tech. That's right, it's no misprint...I said 5D!!! According to a [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57478805-37/apple-gets-patent-for-tv-and-5d-tech/?tag=FD.epic]CNET article,[/url][b][i] "The U.S Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent today for a way to connect human beings to computers using sensors, touch screens, and virtual reality gloves."[/i][/b] So apart from sounding like it came out of quantum physics (how there can even be a fourth dimension?), what does it actually mean? Basically, the patent outlines that this kind of advanced 5D technology can be used for anything from interactive gaming to starting a car by recognition of a particular signature. Crazy cool-sounding stuff. Read the full article by clicking above and let me know what you think! Cheers,
[url=http://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-dev-claims-everybody-hates-firefox-updates][b][u]Ex-Firefox Dev Claims "Everybody Hates Firefox Updates"[/u][/b][/url] As of the most recent round of updates, Mozilla has already moved to updating in the background. So I'm somewhat inclined to agree with the Mozilla rep that "Jono's (the ex-dev's) analysis is interesting, but outdated." However, as the ex-dev points out, "People who got fed up and ditched Firefox are going to be hard to win back." Google definitely beat them to the punch as far as automatic updates operating in the background is concerned. However, a lot of the Firefox improvements, to their credit, have been really good improvements. On the other hand, the ex-dev raises a valid concern about breaking extensions fairly quickly with new updates being released at a pretty rapid pace. Background or not, that will probably still be a concern going forward. I'm not really bothered by t
National Change your Password Day is coming up this Saturday. If you haven't changed your passwords in a while, now is the time to do so (just like you check the batteries in your smoke detector every year :) I'm as guilty as the next person of not managing my passwords well, so I'll be taking this opportunity to finally install a [url=http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C7_PasswordManagement/CH7_PasswordManagement.htm]password manage[/url]r. Here's a couple good resources for password management: [url=http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/436610-seven-security-steps-to-take-on-national-change-your-password-day-february-1st]Seven security steps to take on National Change Your Password Day (February 1st)[/url] [url=http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/01/start-2014-right-with-these-security-to.html]Start 2014 Right With These Security To-Do's[/url]
I just read about the "webhp" virus for Chrome after noticing that phrase in my omnibox. I want to know if it is real, what type of threat it is to my browsing, and most importantly why my Secure Anywhere Complete didn't catch or remove it when I scan. It's pretty upsetting that a virus can exist on my computer after I bought this product. Can anyone help alleviate my concerns or tell me what I can do? Please.
The world of malware, including the teams that build and orchestrate malware attacks, has been drastically changing over the past decade. One of the biggest changes that has occurred is the configurability and modularity of malware payloads. The Ransomware business model is a prime suspect in this development. The biggest ransomware attacks that take place nowadays are often orchestrated by different pieces of malware, all developed by different teams. It is less common to see a “one size fits all” form of malware anymore; instead, multiple malware payloads are utilized for each step of the process to eventually lock data behind a ransom demand. There are a few main steps involved in dropping a ransomware payload on a computer network. In this article we are going to analyze each of those steps by describing how they are carried out, which piece of software is being used, and how all of the modular malware pieces fit into the larger puzzle of a ransomware attack. There are many configu
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
With Ransomware continuing to take down digital infrastructure across the globe and natural disasters seemingly more dramatic every year, having a disaster recovery plan for your business has never been more critical. The time is past when a simple “backup plan” was sufficient for a company relying on servers and its data to be available at a moment’s notice.Disaster recovery is the process of devising failsafes to allow a business to bounce back from adverse events, like a hurricane disabling a server or ransomware locking down entire banks of computers. Employing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is now a vital part of a strong cyber resilience plan for every market, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.The truth is, almost every industry has trended digital for the past two decades. As such, being prepared for the inevitable disaster is on par with cybersecurity in terms of importance. Because let’s face it: something will happen to company data at some point. Even if
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
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