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Why It's Too Late for an Android 'Facebook Phone'
Why It's Too Late for an Android 'Facebook Phone' Facebook is set to announce on Thursday new software for Android phones that will transform them into "Facebook phones," brining features such as the news feed and chat to the foreground. Leaks from the App Police website indicate that the experience, Facebook Home, would come pre-loaded on an HTC phone and soon be available for download from Google Play. However, the young people who set mobile trends might see Facebook Home as more of a hijack than a feature— especially since they've moved on from Facebook to other mobile networks. >> Learn More: [url=http://www.technewsdaily.com/17589-too-late-for-facebook-phone.html?cmpid=520740]http://www.technewsdaily.com/17589-too-late-for-facebook-phone.html?cmpid=520740[/url]
Microsoft To Add Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Search
[quote][b]Robert Hof[/b] wrote: [i]Continuing to plug away at [url=http://www.forbes.com/companies/google/]Google[/url] ‘s dominant share of the lucrative search advertising market, [url=http://www.forbes.com/companies/microsoft/]Microsoft[/url] today [url=http://community.advertising.microsoft.com/msa/en/global/b/blog/archive/2013/07/02/new-search-ad-experience-windows-8-1.aspx]announced[/url] that it will [url=http://community.bingads.microsoft.com/ads/en/bingads/b/blog/archive/2013/07/02/new-search-ad-experiences-within-windows-8-1.aspx]add[/url] its [url=https://secure.bingads.microsoft.com/]Bing Ads[/url] system to the new version of Windows due to launch later this year.[/i] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4802iA35EDA74993595C0.png[/img] [i]Last week, the software giant [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/forrester/2013/06/26/windows-8-1-puts-microsoft-on-track-for-a-better-year-in-2014/]launched a preview of Window 8.1[/url], a
Advanced Twitter phishing scams
I recently stumbled on this article on ZDnet and thought it would be worth sharing. As a big Twitter user myself, with 5 different accounts for various objectives, I often receive these messages in my inbox or as a tagged message. I will admit I have fallen for it once as a message came from a friend of mine, but was able to recover through resetting my passwords, ensuring all my connected accounts were removes, and many apologies to friends and followers. But sometimes a little reminder is necessary for us all as these types of attempted attacks become more advanced, and often more personal. As most ZDNet readers know, phishing scammers find ways to forge emails from legitimate sites, hoping to get your personal details such as name, social security number, password, and so on. These forged emails often appear to come from financial institutions, so the scammer can access your bank account. [i]Read the full blurb: [url=http://www.zdnet.com/beware-sophisticated-twitter-phishing-s
Facebook wants to know MORE about you...
An interesting article on CNN-Money yesterday is making Facebook look more like Big Brother than every. "For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history -- even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new feature for advertisers, called "Partner Categories" on Wednesday." [url=http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/10/technology/social/facebook-offline-ad-target/index.html]Full Article[/url] I think I will go back to making most of my purchases with plain old cash. (Oh, and yes, I generally refuse to give my ID, name, phone number, or any other personal information when making purchases: I keep the receipts in case I need to make a return.)
Scams to avoid when traveling this summer
Someone [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/2col5j/ysk_that_these_40_scams_are_very_popular/]posted this on reddit[/url] and I thought it was a neat infographic. Has anyone had these happen to them? [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/13927i99AB531DD82E795D.jpg[/img]
Penetration Testing: Fortifying Your Cyber DefenseBlog
Cybersecurity is in a state of constant flux. Each week brings headlines informing the public about a new strain of ransomware infecting companies across the globe or a new zero-day exploit Windows or Apple have just discovered. With this ever-shifting threat landscape, it’s more difficult, yet even more important, that companies keep their network infrastructure secure. One of the tried-and-true methods companies use to double-check their vulnerabilities is hiring third-party penetration testers.Penetration testing involves simulating cyberattacks to check for and expose vulnerabilities. Penetration testing can involve an attempted breaching of any kind of entry point into a network: APIs, front or backend servers, and internet routers would all be subject to a pen test. The insights gained from penetration tests can be used to update security protocols and patch vulnerabilities. The professionals who carry out these tests are essentially acting as though they have nefarious goals in
How can I turn OFF the green check marks?
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.
Microsoft Wants to Replace Your Surface Pro Power Cord
[b]By [url=http://techspective.net/author/tony/]Tony Bradley[/url] on January 22, 2016 [/b] [b] [img]http://techspective.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/powercord.png[/img][/b] Reports began circulating yesterday that Microsoft intended to launch a [u][url=http://techspective.net/2016/01/20/surface-pro-power-cords-to-be-recalled-due-to-overheating-concerns/]recall of Surface Pro power cords[/url][/u] due to concerns about overheating. The rumor suggested that Microsoft would unveil the details of the program on Friday morning, but Microsoft beat that estimate by a day and announced the official recall program this morning. A [u][url=https://blogs.wi
Microsoft Tests New 'Green Screen of Death' on Latest Windows 10 Builds
[img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/content/posts/2016/12/29/Chris123NT-GSOD.jpg[/img] Windows 10 Insider builds will now feature a Green Screen of Death (GSOD) instead of the classic Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error page we have all become accustomed to. The change was [url=https://twitter.com/mahoekst/status/813848362285838336]teased[/url] on Twitter by Matthijs Hoekstra, Senior Program Manager for Windows Enterprise Developer Platform, and spotted by a user that goes by the nickname of [url=https://twitter.com/Chris123NT/status/814303929374830592]Chris123NT[/url]. According to Hoekstra, only Windows 10 Insider builds will feature the green error screen, while stable Windows 10 versions will continue to use the classic blue-themed error page. [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-tests-new-green-screen-of-death-on-latest-windows-10-builds/]Full Article[/url]
Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 'selfie' phones announced by Microsoft at IFA 2014
By [b]Daniel Rubino[/b] Microsoft this morning announced the budget-conscious Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 along with its 5 MP front-facing camera for the 'selfie generation' and Skype users. The phone is expected to go on sale in the coming weeks for €199 ($262 USD) along with 3G dual SIM support ideal for emerging markets. The Lumia 735 with 4G LTE and single SIM will run for €219 ($288 USD). By comparison, the original Lumia 720 cost around €249 on its initial launch. The Lumia 730 is the follow up to the popular Lumia 720, which featured an impressive F/1.9 aperture camera for exceptional low-light performance. The Lumia 730, however, builds off of the Lumia 720's weaknesses by adding in 1 GB of RAM, a faster 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor and a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 HD display. [img]http://www.wpcentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2014/09/Lumia_735_press_single.jpg?itok=Y0SHxpOl[/img] [H2][i]Lumia 730/735 full specif
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC | Windows Experience Blog November 3, 2016 10:02 am[h1][url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/11/03/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14959-for-mobile-and-pc/]Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC[/url][/h1]By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] / Software Engineer, Windows and Devices Group Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC | Windows Experience Blog Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. [h1][b]The Windows 10 Creators Update[/b][/h1]Last week, we held an event in New York to share our aspiration to empower a new wave of creativity with the Windows 10 Creators Update and new devices such as the Surface Studio and Surface Dial. You can catch up on all the details
How not to get hacked
Hello everyone! This is pretty much all basic material, and a lot of us have it seen before, but it is alway a good idea to take a quick 'refresher course'. Remember, it may be the season of giving for most of us, but it is also the season in which there are others who work very hard at taking! To those with lesser amounts of computer and internet experience, there are some good tips here! [url=http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2013/12/05/password-hack/index.html]Full Article[/url] Among other tips, this article covers: [list] [*]Safe online surfing habits [*]Passwords [*]What to do if you HAVE been hacked[/list]
Using multiple malware and anti virus software
I have read through the posts and don't see one that addresses my particular question. My brother has used Norton 360 for years and says it is well worth the cost. I also paid for but had the download expire on Malwarebytes. If I have Webroots, do I need other programs as well to make sure my devices (Amazon Fire 8 tablet, Moto 4G phone, and old, on its last legs Dell PC) are protected?
Have an extra computer that won't turn on
Hi all, Your friendly Andorian again :D. I have a second computer, and it just flat out will not turn on. At all. I don't mean it won't boot up, I mean it won't even power up. When I plug in the power source, the power light blinks orange, but that's all it does, even if I don't actually press the power button, as soon as I plug it in it just blinks orange every second or so. I've checked the bios battery, and all the cables, nothing is loose or missing. Any ideas? Thanks, Commander of the Kumari :D
A whole new meaning to the term "computer virus"
[url=http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112534189/portable-virus-powered-recharging-source-on-the-horizon/]Researchers have discovered a way to generate electricity from a genetically engineered virus.[/url] Once this technology is perfected, you will be able to power devices through basic kinetic actions like walking up stairs or opening a door. You could conceivably power your laptop just by walking around with it. That's a virus I wouldn't mind having!
The hybrid Samsung Ativ Q laptop has Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean (hands-on)
It's a hybrid device, transforming from a Windows 8 slate into a full-fledged laptop in one quick motion. That's not all, though -- at the tap of an icon it'll boot into Android Jelly Bean, letting you swipe around all of your favorite apps from the Google Play store. It's packing the latest Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, with a 13-inch display boasting a whopping 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution. Samsung has yet to announce pricing or availability, but make sure to keep checking CNET for all the latest news. [b]Design[/b] The Ativ Q's standard form is a rather chunky 13-inch slate. Lift the display up at the back, though, and it reveals a keyboard underneath. The screen folds up and locks into place behind the keys, allowing you to type and swipe in much the same way you would on any other touch-screen laptop. It's the same converting technique we saw on Sony's Vaio Duo, but Samsung has taken it a step further. Rather than converting just between laptop and slate, the screen can
Microsoft releases cumulative update Build 15063.11 for Windows 10 Creators Update
[b]31st March 2017 By [url=https://betanews.com/author/waynewill1/]Wayne Williams[/url][/b] Although Build 15063 is the [u][url=https://betanews.com/2017/03/24/windows-10-creators-update-rtm-final-build/]RTM[/url][/u] for the Windows 10 Creators Update, that doesn’t mean that Microsoft has downed tools and stopped working on the next iteration of its operating system. The Creators Update doesn’t begin its roll out until April 11 ([u][url=https://betanews.com/2017/03/30/get-windows-10-creators-update-early/]unless you opt to get it on April 5[/url][/u]), which means the software giant will be working hard until then to squash any last-minute bugs and problems. Today, [u][url=https://betanews.com/topic/microsoft/]Microsoft[/url][/u] pushes out Cumulative Update Build 15063.11 (KB4016250) for PC to all rings, and this fixes a couple of issues. The announcement in the Feedback Hub explains: [u][url=https://betanews.com/2017/03/31/microsoft-releases-cumulative-update-bui
Apple's biggest event of the year to unveil dramatically new iPhone software says insider
Insiders say to expect some surprises at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, starting with some big announcements today that will be ‘polarizing.’ The first day of the highly anticipated yearly meeting always sees the big product and software debuts, and this year Apple blogger in-the-know John Gruber says even he’s unsure what to expect, except the unexpectedly big. ‘The one thing I keep hearing over and over again from friends who would know is some of the stuff they're going to show is "polarizing,”’ the blogger said in his podcast about the conference. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3956i1183B144E50E9214.jpg[/img] This, according to [url=http://www.businessinsider.com/gruber-new-iphone-software-2013-6]Business Insider[/url], where it was previously reported the computer giant has been in preparations for a ‘major overhaul’ of its iPhone and iPad operating system iOS. In April, [url=http://www.busines
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
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 for Fast Ring
March 6, 2018 10:03 amBy [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url]Hello Windows Insiders! This week we have 50 Windows Insider MVPs on campus as a part of the global MVP Summit. It’s been a pleasure to get face-to-face time with some of our biggest advocates as well as the people who help the overall Windows community the most. Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17115 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/03/06/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17115-fast/#SoQRYOQiOzq7urLB.97]https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/03/06/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17115-fast/#SoQRYOQiOzq7urLB.97[/url]
Android in February 2013: Gingerbread is declining only slowly
Retreat from version 2.3 devices running Android is only gradual. Over the last month, the share distribution of Gingerbread dropped by only two percent, more than 45% Android devices still use this version. It has been published on the Android developer site. The largest increase of more than 3% recorded version of Jelly Bean. Many manufacturers currently provides upgrade from older versions usually on Android 4.1. Some new devices begin to sell directly with Jelly Bean. The luxury of the latest version 4.2 can indulge only owners of Nexus devices being manufactured directly under the umbrella of Google. More to read on Android Dashboards [url=http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html]here[/url].
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