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Microsoft Tackles Malware With Windows 10 Device Guard PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:49
Windows 10 Device Guard
When it comes to computing security, the software titan has come a long way from the wild days of the late 90s. With Windows 10 Device Guard, the company is taking things one step further. This is a new feature specifically aimed at organizations and enterprises. And it joins new additions like Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, which were announced recently. The company highlighted this new feature in a blog post, explaining how Device Guard gives organizations full control over the apps that are allowed to be installed on a Windows 10 machine. It not only provides advanced malware protection against new (and even unknown) malware variants, it blocks all zero-day threats against Windows 10. This is accomplished by not allowing the launching of applications on a Windows 10 device, other than the ones that are permitted. Device Guard can be configured to work with apps signed by the Windows Store, or prominent vendors, or those that are developed by a company itself. More so, this new feature also works in tandem with antivirus software. Antivirus programs can continue to block macros and other forms of malware, while Device Guard takes care of restricting applications that are not allowed in an organization. Versatility. As Microsoft gets deeper in the security business, it will be interesting how well "Device Guard" will work...Follow this and more at windowsnewsinfo forum.
Chuwi Vi10 is a 10.6 inch Windows/Android dual-OS tablet PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:13
Chuwi Vi10 is a 10.6 inch
Dual-boot tablets that can run Windows and Android software seem to be all the rage in China these days. But the Chuwi Vi10 manages to stand out from an increasingly crowded field thanks to a few special features, including two full-sized USB ports, a detachable keyboard dock, and a 10.6 inch display. The tablet should be available in China soon for 799 Yuan (about $129 dollars), or 899 Yuan ($145) with a leather keyboard case. The Chuwi vi10 runs Windows 8.1 and Google Android 4.4, although Chuwi says an Android 5.0 update is on the way. It’s powered by an Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor and features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage, an HDMI port, micro USB port, and and 8000 mAh battery. While the dual full-sized USB ports might not be all that important for a tablet that runs Google Android, they could certainly come in handy when you’re using Windows. Want to connect a printer, external hard drive, or other peripherals? You don’t have to unplug one device to connect another (or use a micro USB to USB adapter). After spending some time with the Cube i6 Air 3G, I have to say I’m not entirely sold on the utility of dual-boot tablets (I promise to get around to writing a more detailed review one of these days). I rarely find myself going through the trouble of rebooting to switch operating systems. But since Microsoft is giving away free Windows licenses to makers of small tablets, I suppose it doesn’t cost anything extra to include two operating systems instead of one: so if you don’t mind giving up some of your precious built-in storage space to an extra OS, I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have the option of dual booting...Turn to our forum for more on this dual-boot device.
ROG GR6 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 April 2015 16:58
Splitting the gap between consoles and custom built rigs lies the ROG GR6. PC Gaming has become a mainstream contender with the adoption of tools like Steam and Origin which make gaming easy and fast. Now that gaming software has been refined to the point where PCs can be operated as easily as consoles, hardware makers have been jumping on the trend with slick compact gaming PCs. ASUS’s PC gaming division, Republic of Gamers (ROG), has announced the ROG GR6 ultra-compact desktop. The ROG GR6 may sound like the name of an international treaty, but in fact is a compact Window PC designed with gamers in mind. Simplicity and ease of use were the driving factors behind the design of this computer which is evident by its compact form factor and the pre-installed software. Typically, bloatware is an issue for most PC users, but ASUS aims to make gamers happy by pre-installing Steam on the ROG GR6 to get gamers up and gaming faster. The PC also comes with one year of Kaspersky Anti-Virus to keep gamers safe from viruses and malware. While this all sounds great, ASUS is competing against two very different types of customers. On one hand gamers looking for a no-nonsense gaming solution would be drawn to consoles like the Xbox One or PS4. On the other end of the spectrum sits custom built PCs which are becoming more and more popular. ASUS needs to make the ROG GR6 both streamlined and simple while keeping costs down even though they are using the latest hardware. Even though this PC comes in a small box, the hardware truly packs a punch running 5th gen Intel Core i5, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. While these are not the absolute best in desktop hardware, they are pretty high up on the scale. ASUS also goes into extreme detail when describing the fine tuning which they did to deliver amazing audio and heat dissipation in such a lean box...Learn more and view more and larger images point to windows8newsinfo forum.
Why Windows 10 build 10061 is showing up PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 April 2015 17:01
why Windows 10 build 10061 is showing up
This is why Windows 10 build 10061 is showing up for some Insiders. A number of reports on the web this morning have claimed that Windows 10 build 10061 is being offered to some Windows Insiders who installed build 10056. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, so I think it's time to explain why this actually happens and why it usually doesn't matter. Firstly, build 10061 is only being offered to those who installed a leaked build, not an official one. The official builds and the leaked builds are tweaked ever so slightly, which make Windows Update behave differently. Official builds are tweaked to look for 'low' flight risk builds, whereas the leaked builds are tweaked to look for 'medium' flight risk builds. Insiders usually only ever get access to builds marked as low risk unless Microsoft make an exception, meaning medium and high are generally for internal employees running on the Microsoft internal network, and sometimes close partners. There's no way to download these medium and high risk builds as they require authentication with the internal Microsoft server, and rather obviously the majority of normal Windows Insiders are not Microsoft Employees / Partners and therefore are unable to download. So if you're running a leaked build and see Windows Update failing to install a newer build, it doesn't matter. The build it's trying to download is something you'll most likely never be able to get hold of, unless Microsoft make an exception or lower the flight risk of said build...At windows8newsinfo forum we are following all leaks, rumors, official news from Microsoft leading up to the full release and general availability of Windows 10 The Next Chapter.
Limited Edition Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:00
Limited Edition Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980
Celebrating 20 years of graphics card production. It was in 1995 that Asus introduced its first graphics card, and to celebrate 20 years of graphics card production, Asus is releasing a limited edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 that it claims is the fastest of its kind. How fast? Asus cranked the GPU to 1,431MHz, up from Nvidia’s reference specification of 1,126MHz. It’s even higher than Nvidia’s 1,216MHz reference boost clockspeed. The 4GB of GDDR5 memory remains untouched at 7,010MHz on a 256-bit bus, though the clockspeed and gold colored cooling solution aren’t the only standouts. The card boasts high quality components that should stand up better to overclocking, and the cooling apparatus boats 0dB fan technology that cools 15 percent better than reference and runs three times quieter, according to Asus. There’s also a memory defroster, in case you plan on going nuts with liquid nitrogen. On top of the card is a 20th Anniversary designation. More than just eye candy, it changes color depending on load — blue is a light load, orange is a medium load, red is a heavy load, and green means you’re back in safe mode, or default clocks (you can restore clocks to default with a tap of the Clear VBIOS button). Asus didn’t say when the card will be available or for how much, though in the meantime, you can take a trip down memory lane and see see what innovations came out of Asus over the years. For example, did you know that Asus was the first to plop a cooling fan on a graphics card? Or that it was the first to offer a video card with a premium black PCB? Visit our forum for some fun facts nd a timeline.
DirectX 12 API Launching in July 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 April 2015 03:57
DirectX 12
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system has the eyes of pretty much the entire PC world on it. From tech geeks who are awaiting the shiniest update to the OS lineup to hardware enthusiasts who are anxiously awaiting the bundled low level API, Windows 10 couldn’t come soon enough. AMD, in their conference call let slip that the probably launch window for Windows 10 (pardon the pun) is the month of July. The launch of Windows 10 would be a pretty big moment for the Industry. For enthusiasts like me, it will be because of the included DX12 API and the support of feature level sets such as 12_0. Low level access to GPUs is something that should have been here long ago, but hey, later is better than never. At AMD’s recent earnings call, the CEO of the silicon giant let slip that they are expecting the OS to launch by late July. Of course, just because the API has launched doesn’t mean there will be game support from the get go. While there will be multiple titles that support the new DirectX12 (if Microsoft is to be believed) and Unreal Engine 4 is already in early access to fully understand and exploit the new API, the industry wouldn’t truly pick up till later this year. The presence of launch day games mean we should be able to thoroughly judge the API and view (hopefully) unbiased results instead of relying on company benches. By holiday season however, we should have a very wide variety of DX12 games.  DX12 is probably one of the most important features of Windows 10 (if not the most important), primarily because a successful launch of the same will also ensure much needed migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10, something that Microsoft now desperately needs. If Microsoft is able to successfully shift its user base from Windows 7 to Windows 10, that would be something of a win for the company, considering so far the enthusiasts have mostly rejected Windows 8 and 8.1...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more.
GOM Remote PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 April 2015 17:28
GOM Remote
GOM Player is a widely used media player, which happens to be available for Windows. It is another popular alternative to Windows Media Player, just like VLC Media Player. If you are using GOM Player on your Windows PC and would like to remote control GOM player right from your Android or iOS mobile device, you can do so using GOM Remote. GOM Remote can assist users in operating the GOM Player installed on Windows PC, from an Android or iOS mobile device. This implies you need to have GOM Player installed on your Windows, and GOM Remote installed on your Android or iOS mobile device and GOM Tray on your Windows PC. All these are available free of cost. At the same time, you can also control GOM Audio, with this setup. If you are already using GOM Media Player on your Windows PC, you just need to just download GOM Remote on your Android or iOS mobile device and GOM Tray on your Windows PC. GOM Remote for Android is available for Android 2.2 or later version and GOM Remote for iOS is available for iOS 4.3 or later version. GOM Tray is available for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP. After downloading and installing GOM Remote as well as GOM Tray, open them on the corresponding platform. These apps work on Wi-Fi and you need to be connected via the same Wi-Fi network...Further instructions, images and of course download links are posted on our forum.
How to uninstall KB3035583 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:08
How to uninstall KB3035583In order to find out whether the update is installed see the instructions for Windows 7 here, or Windows 8 here.  If “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)” is in the list with the status message “successful” then GWX is installed on your PC. There are two steps to remove KB3035583 from your computer, the first step is described here for Windows 7 and here for Windows 8. and involves uninstalling an update. In this case make sure you remove the KB3035583 update and not accidently another one. After a few seconds the update is be removed and your computer doesn’t need to restart. On some systems the file GWX.exe remains in /Windows/SysWOW64. To remove that file, you need to take ownership of the folder, a description of an easy way can be found here, a method that requires some more work can be found here. Once you’ve taken ownership, you can delete the GWX.exe file. In order to make sure Windows doesn’t install KB3035583 again with the next round of updates, uncheck “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates”. This will make sure the update will be listed under the “Optional” updates and no longer automatically install. If you want the update to disappear entirely, right-click the update and choose Hide Update in the contextual menu of the KB3035583 update. Now you should be be saved from the notifications, don’t forget to read our site to know when Windows 10 is ready to install...Learn more and follow links explaining many things related to this uninstallation on our forum.
Microsoft Nano Server Is Here PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:48
Microsoft Nano Server Is Here
Make way for a new server SKU from Microsoft, as the company has announced, Nano Server, a purpose-designed operating system to run cloud applications and containers. This is basically a refactored version of the Windows Server, one that is optimized for the cloud, allows for remote management of installations, and of course, features a much smaller footprint for quick and easy deployments. And this means that it will receive fewer patches and updates, meaning less downtime. Plus, this new version also better uses available resources, at least when compared to the full Windows Server, hence the name. So this is essentially an even leaner version of Server Core, though without 32-bit support. About time it was dropped, though, as app development on Microsoft’s server platform is now overwhelmingly 64-bit. A number of other features have also been stripped, including logon and remote desktop support, meaning management is exclusive to WMI and PowerShell...We have quotes a spoiler and more at windows8newsinfo forum.

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