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Anitvirus possible blocking camera on my suface pro
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?
Cumulative Update KB4093120 Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393.2214
[b]Cumulative Update KB4093120 Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393.2214[/b] [url=https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093120]https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093120[/url] Direct download links for KB4093120 from Microsoft Update Catalog: x86 [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/04/windows10.0-kb4093120-x86_444f087a3f42e7b5c13ffafd5eace2df0d21be8a.msu]http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/04/windows10.0-kb4093120-x86_444f087a3f42e7b5c13ffafd5eace2df0d21be8a.msu[/url] x64 [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/04/windows10.0-kb4093120-x64_72c7d6ce20eb42c0df760cd13a917bbc1e57c0b7.msu]http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/04/windows10.0-kb4093120-x64_72c7d6ce20eb42c0df760cd13a917bbc1e57c0b7.msu[/url]
University networks 300% more likely to to contain malware
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 gets photo-capture updates, caption support
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.
Is your security question actually secure?
[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]
Mark your calendars for Windows 8.1!
[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]
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]
Google to support Chrome for Windows XP until April 2015
[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].
2014 - The Perfect Malware Storm Nov 19, 2014
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 ;)
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
Mozilla Firefox 29.0.1
[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 ;)
Apple iTunes store outage cuts off 20 percent of users
[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/]
Home Shopping Sites
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
Want an unlocked cell phone? Better hurry!
[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?
Opera 15 arrives with Chromium-based rapid-release revamp
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update / VMWare Could not get snapshot information: Insufficient permission
Hi, This is affecting me, as well as others that work with VMware and use Webroot. Deactivating Webroot resolves the issue, which is why I would like to document this in this forum, just in case others are also having this problem. If you install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 1709, and have VMWare (14.0 / 12.5.x) installed, before you update to Windows 10 Build 1709 VMWare works fine, after you upgrade to Windows 10 Build 1709 you are no longer able to start any virtual machines. Directories used by VMWare are locked in such a manner that VMWare is no longer able to access the directories. The reported error is Could not get snapshot information: Insufficient permission to access the file. Module 'Snapshot' power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine. Here a link to the VMWare forum decribing the issue in more detail: [url=https://communities.vmware.com/message/2714417#2714417]https://communities.vmware.com/message/2714417#27
Amidst iWatch Rumors, YSL CEO joins the Apple Team
"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
Early Windows 10 Technical Preview builds are expiring -- here’s what to do
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 announces its first i7 8-core Extreme Edition processor
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]
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 for PCs
Go get it as I installing them now! [url=http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/]http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/[/url] Still have to uninstall WSA! Daniel :D [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/20111i10E22DFFC373ADBE.png[/img]
My account is already activitated. The system does not recognize my password. I have waited for the automated system to send me an email to retrieve my password, but received nothing. Automated Customer Service sent an email with a temporary password to use, but the Login does not accept it. Customer Service does not answer the phone.
Intel's new Core M processor will be inside many upcoming Windows 8.1 PCs
By [b]John Callaham[/b] Intel has revealed that its new Core M processor will be inside a number of upcoming [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/tag/windows-81]Windows 8.1[/url] notebook-tablet hybrid products and ultrabooks that are scheduled to be released later this year. The Core M processor is also the first chip from Intel that will use its long awaited, [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/intel-reveals-more-info-core-m-chip-could-be-used-future-windows-81-tablets]and long delayed[/url], Broadwell architecture. The company said that Core M processors are 50 percent smaller and will offer up to 20 percent more battery life than its previous generation of chips. Clock speeds will be between 2.0 and 2.6 GHz, depending on which version of the Core M chip is used. [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/intels-new-core-m-processor-will-be-inside-many-upcoming-windows-81-hybrids]Full article[/url].
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