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The FBI slams smartphone encryption PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 28 September 2014 13:25

The FBI slams smartphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey has, unsurprisingly, come out and slammed Apple, Google and other tech companies for offering encryption on devices such as smartphones. Comey said he was "very concerned" about strengthened encryption in mobile OSes, saying it could work against his organization in the event of a terror attack. In his statement, Comey took issue with the marketing of smartphone OSes from major tech companies. By saying that their smartphone products could be encrypted without access by agencies like the FBI, Comey said it was like the companies were saying "buy our phone and law-enforcement, even with legal process, can never get access to it". Comey's words come after the launch of iOS 8, which for the first time offers device and data encryption that Apple cannot decrypt, even if ordered to do so by a warrant.oogle also has plans to implement similar encryption methods into Android L, keeping the power of access firmly in the hands of users...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more.

 

 
What is a Hybrid Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 September 2014 05:24

What is a Hybrid Drive

Late until 2012, manufacturers were making either HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) or SSDs (Solid State Drives) or both, and kept them separate for use with computers. Hard Disk Drives were regular ones, but with huge amounts of storage space and still very cheap compared to Solid State Drives. SSDs are also called Solid State Disks sometimes (but there is no disk inside). The inside of a SSD is a complex integrated circuit that stores data even when there is no power. There is no mechanical action involved as in the Hard Disks and hence, saving of time in retrieving and writing data. A Hybrid Drive is a combination of Hard Disk Drive and a Solid State Drive with the latter acting as a more as a cache rather than just a storage device. Its firmware checks what data sets are being “fetched” more frequently and stores those data sets on SSD part of the Hybrid Drive so that the next time the CPU needs it, the data residing on the SSD part can be provided quicker...Learn a lot more on our forum and while there we also have a comparison posted too.

 

 
Windows 7 End Of Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:15

Windows 7

The world’s most popular operating system is approaching its day of reckoning! Windows 7 end of sales date had been set for next month, and Microsoft plans to stay firm on it. What this means is that the company will stop providing OEMs with copies of Windows 7 on October 31. However this deadlines does not affect Windows 7 Professional — only Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate will no longer be preinstalled on new computers. Chances are that some OEMs will switch to Windows 7 Professional. Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle fact sheet confirms that the company’s most successful operating system will officially reach its end of sales date next month. Still, this does not mean that Windows 7 will disappear all of a sudden. Redmond will not be providing OEMs and retailers with new copies, yes, but these outlets will continue to sell devices powered by the soon to be retired operating system until they run out of stock...For more you better visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft unveils the Wireless Display Adapter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 05:47

Microsoft unveils the Wireless Display Adapter

Not that long ago, Microsoft unveiled the HD-10, better known as the Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones. This little device gives Lumia owners the ability to view high quality content on a bigger display from their phone. Not to be outdone, Microsoft has unveiled the Wireless Display Adapter today, which lets you share everything from your Windows 8.1 or Android device onto a big screen. Here's how it works. Simply plug the USB end and HDMI end of the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter into an HDTV, monitor, or projector. Then select the right input on your TV, pair it with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and you’ll be ready to go. This awesome tool lets you wirelessly project your screen from your Miracast-enabled device. Since the Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast technology, you are not limited to certain apps or content streaming. The adapter will let you show anything from your device...If your curiosity needs feeding stop by windows8newsinfo forum and learn more.

 

 
This Microsoft Smartwatch PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:53

This Microsoft Smartwatch

Amazing as it may sound but the Apple Watch has been greeted with low key reception. Then again, it’s not exactly out now. A Microsoft smartwatch, however, has been in the news for nearly as long. And since Redmond aims to make it multiplatform, the interest seems a tad higher. Although Microsoft is yet to overly detail its expansion into the wearables industry, a number of sources have apparently taken the Microsoft smartwatch for a spin, reporting favorably on this mysterious piece of hardware. At the same time, concept designers have been crafting their own creations, trying to showcase how a device like this might look and perform. A few have already made their way to the web, but this latest one is a particularly well designed piece that shows how a version of Windows could be tweaked for use on smaller screens. Android Wear works, but Windows Wear is an absolutely perfect name for this flavor of Microsoft’s operating system. Fat chance the company will call it this, though...For more images please visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
South Korea: Microsoft Is A Greedy Company PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 September 2014 05:18

south korea

Along with China and Russia, Microsoft is facing no small amount of trouble in South Korea. The country has outlined plans to move away from Windows to open source software. The idea is to complete the switch by 2020. CEO Satya Nadella recently made a trip to the country to meet local officials and discuss business opportunities in South Korea. However, it appears that his travel to the Asian destination has led to some very serious accusations in the local media. Business Korea, for example, writes that Microsoft is a greedy company, getting greedier. The publication accuses the software titan of being passive when it comes to employment and social contributions in Korea, despite enjoying a wholly monopolistic position in the country in terms of operating systems. This, to go with the fact that Microsoft posted revenues of $574 million, without including the royalties received from sales of PCs in South Korea...Find out more about the South Korean feelings at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Correct way to disable IPv6 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:56

Correct way to disable IPv6

Many Windows users and IT administrators have opted to disable IPv6 to solve Internet connectivity issues, or on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Yet others have disabled it because they feel that having both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled, effectively doubled their DNS and Web traffic. Microsoft explains that this is far from truth. It goes on to explain what are the company’s recommendations about disabling IPv6. But first, let us divert our attention to these standards. IPv4 is the fourth version in the development of Internet Protocol Internet that routes most traffic on the Internet. The version provides us with 32 bit address. The newer version of IP, that is the IPv6 on the other hand offers us 128 bit addressing capability which means that there would be more number of addresses available for use and making the internet more secure. Microsoft says its Windows OS was designed specifically with IPv6 present...Find out what's going on here by visiting our forum.

 

 
Darkdawn Encounters for Windows 8.1 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 05:37

Darkdawn Encounters for Windows 8.1

New to the Windows Store is a game called Darkdawn Encounters, a game of 3D tactical starship combat. Fight off multiple enemies as you angle your shields to meet the onslaught, and return fire with your own powerful weapon batteries. "Darkdawn: Encounters has been designed to provide deep, tactical space combat while still being streamlined for short play sessions and touch controls. You are a starship captain, and quick decisions will serve you better than twitchy fingers as you take command of a massive Rampart-class battleship. But make no mistake, this is no "tap and watch" game; it's your hands on the controls, captain," the app description reads. You can outfit your ship with secondary armaments such as missiles and particle beams, and install advanced equipment, like engine boosters and the exotic overshield. Once you have your ship outfitted the way you want, head into battle and take on the enemy...For more and a short video clip visit our forum.

 

 

 
XLTE Ready Samsung Galaxy Note 4 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 08:27

XLTE Ready Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, meaning users get a stunning viewing experience whether they use their phone for movies, games, photography, or productivity. There are a couple of key ingredients to bringing out the best in the smartphone: a brilliant display, advanced camera technology, a lasting battery, S Pen™ enhancements, entertainment and a reliable network. Users can take advantage of the large display is with Samsung’s Multi Window™ feature. It lets users view full, split or pop-up windows within compatible apps with just a swipe. They can also use the enhanced S Pen with Multi Window to easily drag and drop content such as an address from an email into Google Maps without switching back and forth between apps. And with its power savings mode, the Galaxy Note 4 can last for 24 hours on 10 percent battery. The Galaxy Note 4 is also XLTE-ready, so users can expect faster peak speeds and greater network capacity in cities coast to coast where XLTE has been rolled out...For more visit our forum.

 

 

 
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