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The recent court battle between the two tech giants has certainly been a buzz-worthy topic for many (tech sites and consumers alike) these last couple of weeks. Who's right, who's wrong, who wins, and who loses, are all questions still unanswered at this point and everyone will have to wait until at least the the of the month before getting a better idea as to who will win the battle. Nevertheless, new evidence and arguments from both sides emerge daily so I thought I'd include two interesting Slashgear articles from earlier today. The [url=http://www.slashgear.com/judge-koh-suggests-apple-is-smoking-crack-in-samsung-case-16243128/]first article[/url] suggests that Judge Lucy Koh's patience is reaching it's limit after she was quoted asking Apple if they were "smoking crack" after they presented her a 75 page document in an attempt to call 22 witnesses for rebuttal testimony. While not the most professional way to put it, Koh's words proved to be popular on Twitter accordin
I am trying to use my webcam on my new surface pro. I receive an error that Microsoft cannot locate my camera. One possible explanation given is my antivirus program is blocking the camera. Has anyone dealt with this situation?
They make it harder to see the icons. Also, I’m currently dealing with a bug that the webroot tech support person showed me is a result of Windows 10 updates (which slaps other things onto the edge of icons), and removing the green check marks will help me research that question better.
Students have a wide array of devices that they take on and off of campus and connect to unsecure Wi-Fi networks and hotspots. OpenDNS found that college networks were 300 percent more likely to contain malware than government organizations or business entities due to the student mobility and their engagement in risky online activities. [i]"It's not that they are a target per se, but they are probably more infected because the students don't have proper protection when they are off the campus."[/i] [i] [/i] [b][url=http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/complete]Protect your devices with Webroot[/url][/b] [b][url=http://www.scmagazine.com/college-networks-hit-with-highest-incidence-of-malware-infections-firm-finds/article/316776/]Full Story[/url][/b] [b] [/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/6841iCE9EA845539B5FEA.jpg[/img] [/b] [b](Source: scmagazine.com)[/b]
Google Glass just got a little bit better. The search giant on Tuesday [url=https://plus.google.com/+projectglass/posts/9CdE6ysitvP]announced[/url] that it has improved its [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] photo-taking with some new features. Chief among the new features is the camera's ability to snap multiple photos at once, so users can choose which version is best. The camera can now also detect low-light environments and brighten it up to make it clearer. It's also capable of doing a better job of capturing movement. In addition to the new camera features, users can now also add captions to photos they take. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587783-93/google-glass-gets-photo-capture-updates-caption-support/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3814iD1A7ABEB2F12AA34.jpg[/img] A look at Google Glass' photo-taking.
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/7463i147FDC320C8E7B2F.jpg[/img] (source: compurocketusa/BusinessGhana) [b]Internet crooks use personal information to guess your passwords or use them for password resets. [/b] [b]Many of the common security questions (mother's maiden name, where you were born, name of your high school mascott, etc.) are already on your social networks and are publicly available. [/b] [b]It is in your best interest to keep your personal information and loved one's (including relatives and pets) names off of the internet and off of public areas. [/b] [url=http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=1&id=193165][b]Full Article[/b][/url]
[b]Blogging Windows Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 by Brandon LeBlanc [/b] I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars! [u][b][url=http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/08/14/mark-your-calendars-for-windows-8-1.aspx]Full Article[/url][/b][/u] Will this change your mind about Windows 8.1 and it's future? [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
[quote][b]Lance Whitney[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/10/16/google-chrome.jpg[/img] [i]Microsoft will cut off support for Windows XP in April 2014, but Google will keep the XP version of Chrome updated for another year.[/i] [i]In a blog posted Wednesday, Mark Larson, director of engineering and superintendent of public safety for Google Chrome, said that [url=http://chrome.blogspot.ca/2013/10/extending-chrome-support-for-xp-users.html]Chrome support for XP users won't end until April 2015[/url]. That means Chrome XP users will continue to receive updates and patches to keep the browser secure. As Larson said, malware often sneaks its way onto computers through holes in unpatched browsers.[/i] [/quote][u][b] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57607780-93/google-to-support-chrome-for-windows-xp-until-april-2015/]here[/url][/b][/u].
Given by [b]George Anderson, Director, Product Marketing, Webroot[/b] [b]In 2014 we’ve already seen about 35% of the new malware ever seen! In this webinar you’ll learn what has created this perfect storm of new malware? What sort of malware it is? What it’s doing? And where Webroot believe this is going in the next 12 months into 2015.They say knowledge is power this webinar will give you the understanding to go with it and help you defend your organization.[/b] [url=https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8241/132751?utm_campaign=user_weekly_my_brighttalk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=brighttalk-transact&utm_content=title]https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8241/132751?utm_campaign=user_weekly_my_brighttalk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=brighttalk-transact&utm_content=title[/url] Daniel ;)
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
[b]Mozilla Firefox 29.0.1 [/b]is now available via internal updater. [b]Release Notes[/b] [url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0.1/releasenotes/]http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0.1/releasenotes/[/url] [b]Download[/b] [url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/]http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/[/url] No Security fixes in this update! [url=https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html]https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html[/url] Daniel ;)
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4504iC3498A9D0419E6EB.jpg[/img] Many users of Apple's iTunes store are being prevented from accessing the site Wednesday evening by a sizable outage. The [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/itunes/]iTunes[/url] store is experiencing a service disruption that is preventing 20 percent of its users from making purchases on the company's music pages, according to Apple's [url=https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/]system status page[/url]. No other Apple services appear to be affected by disruption. CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more. The issue occurs close on the heels of another outage that affected the company's online stores in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. Monday's outage prevented several images and page elements from rendering in those countries. According to a [url=http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/24/apple-store-suffers-partial-outages-due-to-server-issues/]
Hello everyone, I've been watching a shopping channel and have a web site to purchase a Shark vacuum but the Filtering Extension is indicating that it is a suspicious site, I'm wondering (as it's the only place I've found, so far, thats offering it at the shown price) whether it would still be OK to go ahead and purchase? The site does have the https: and shows the padlock. [url=https://sharkbrilliant.co.uk/]https://sharkbrilliant.co.uk/[/url] Linda
[i]"In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on January 26."[/i] Read more: [url=http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/24/unlocking-cellphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/#ixzz2J0zYyR9l]http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/24/unlocking-cellphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/#ixzz2J0zYyR9l[/url] I had no idea about this law. Good idea or bad?
"Tech, I'd like to introduce you to Fashion...Fashion this is Tech". As speculation continues about Apple getting into the wearable computing business, numerous reports (like this [url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421349,00.asp]PC Mag story[/url]) confirm that the world's most valuable tech company has hired YSL CEO Paul Deneve, luring him away from his post in one of the world's most famous fashion houses to take on a 'Special Projects' role. And while the seemingly unlikely partnership may see strange to some, Deneve is actually quite the Apple vet-in fact, he served as the manager of sales and marketing for them in the 90's in Europe. If anything, this move adds more fuel to the iWatch-is-imminent fire. "...But if reports mentioning the "special projects" nature of Deneve's assignment are accurate, his mission will likely be far more interesting than simply shepherding the growth of Apple's retail operation. Deneve's unique mix of Apple experience and fashion
Windows Insider Program | Before you install | How-to | Windows Feedback app | Forums Hello, Windows Insider – It's Gabe again from our Operating Systems Group (OSG) with more updates on the Windows Insider Program. Since my last email to you, we've released our Music Preview and Video Preview apps which you can download [url=http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/31/music-and-video-preview-apps-for-pcs-are-headed-to-the-store-for-windows-insiders/?OCID=WIP_r_Apr_Body_Preview][u][b]here[/b][/u][/url]. Another highlight is Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan), available now in the latest builds. For more details, go [url=http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/30/introducing-project-spartan-the-new-browser-built-for-windows-10/?OCID=WIP_r_Apr_Body_MoreDets][u][b]here[/b][/u][/url]. Check out exciting new features like built-in Cortana, ink capabilities, Reading List and Reading View. And let us know what you think. We're listening! In fact, Insider feedbac
Intel is placing some bets that the [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-erazer-x700-gaming-desktop-pc-review#comments]desktop PC[/url] isn't dead yet by announcing plans to release new processors made for those products; they include the company's first Core i7 chip that will have eight cores and 16 threads. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/9214iF6EDA66ED1A32918.jpg[/img] [i]Intel's upcoming "Devil's Canyon" processor.[/i] [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/intel-announces-its-first-i7-8-core-extreme-edition-processor]Full Article[/url]