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How to Hide Email Addresses PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:23

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When sending email to multiple recipients (some of whom are unknown to each other), it’s recommended not to display everyone’s email address. Some people might get quite upset with you for advertising their email address to people they don’t know. Generally, when you send email to multiple recipients, you enter their email addresses in the Cc (Carbon Copy) field, where their addresses are visible to everyone receiving the email. This is acceptable if all the people already know each other and may even have the email addresses. However, if some of the people you’re including in the Cc field do not know each other, it’s not a good idea to use the Cc field and advertise everyone’s email address to everyone else. This is where the Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) field comes in. Putting an email address in the Bcc field basically instructs the mail server to take off the address label before delivering the message so anyone receiving the email message cannot see who else received it...We have detailed instructions posted at windows8newsinfo forum.


U.S. Judge Gives the Thumbs Up In Class Action E-Book Lawsuit Against Apple PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:30

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A federal judge in New York granted class certification on Friday to a group of consumers who sued Apple Inc for conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices in violation of antitrust law. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had "more than met their burden" to allow them to sue as a group. She rejected Apple's contentions that the claims were too different from each other, or that some plaintiffs were not harmed because some e-book prices fell. "This is a paradigmatic antitrust class action," wrote Cote, who has scheduled a trial later this year to determine damages, which could reach hundreds of millions of dollars. In July 2013, Cote found the technology company liable for colluding with the publishers after a separate non-jury trial in a case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Cote found that Apple took part in a price-fixing conspiracy to fight online retailer Inc's dominance in the e-book market. Thirty-three states and U.S. territories have separately sued on behalf of their consumers...Learn more on our forum.


Russian officials dump iPads PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 05:29

Russian officials dump iPads

Poetic Justice comes in many forms and in this case Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday. Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple tablets, and minister Nikolai Nikiforov confirmed the changeover "took place not so long ago." He said the ministers' new Samsungs were "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information." "Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification." Nikiforov denied that Russia was clamping down on US technology in response to Western sanctions imposed over its takeover of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. "This obviously orientates Russian clients, primarily state ones, to be very choosy about their partners in IT...You can find out more on our forum.


Fog Computing PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 05:10
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By now most people are more than familiar with the concept of Cloud Computing, but what about the new concept referred to as Fog Computing? Fog Computing is a paradigm that extends Cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Similar to Cloud, Fog provides data, compute, storage, and application services to end-users. The distinguishing Fog characteristics are its proximity to end-users, its dense geographical distribution, and its support for mobility. Services are hosted at the network edge or even end devices such as set-top-boxes or access points. By doing so, Fog reduces service latency, and improves QoS, resulting in superior user-experience. Fog Computing supports emerging Internet of Everything (IoE) applications that demand real-time/predictable latency (industrial automation, transportation, networks of sensors and actuators). Thanks to its wide geographical distribution the Fog paradigm is well positioned for real time big data and real time analytics...For a further explanation on "Fog Computing" stop by our forum.
Microsoft has a renewed focus on PC gaming PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:17
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Microsoft's Xbox corporate vice president Phil Spencer has stated that the devices and services giant has a renewed focus on PC gaming. This news comes on the heels of the DirectX 12 announcement. Speaking about Valve during the Games Developer Conference (GDC) a few days ago, Spencer stated that Microsoft now has a renewed focus on PC gaming, after focusing so much on the Xbox platform. "In a lot of ways they've [Valve] focused more on PC gaming than we have, and for me that's something inside the company that we'll have a renewed focus on - Windows and PC gaming inside of Microsoft is definitely happening. During GDC, Microsoft unveiled DirectX 12, the next generation version of Microsoft's DirectX gaming API. DirectX 12 will work in some form across all of Microsoft's platforms, which coincides with Microsoft's "one" direction of having tablets, computers, and games consoles with the same operating system...For more and a short video clip visit our forum.
Anticipating The Arrival Of Windows 9: What To Expect? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:31
What will Windows 9 be like? All signs point to the fact that Windows 9 will be an enhanced version of 8 in many ways and there do not seem to be any indications that it will look much different than its predecessor. This may be to the dismay of many users who had hoped that Microsoft would back off of their tiled interface and opt for their earlier traditional looking versions instead. Microsoft was the last to join the “app revolution,” beginning their app store on October 25 of 2013, so it would be counterproductive to their strategy to back off the mobile-like interface now. They seem to believe that is what users want so future versions of Windows will probably follow suit. The merging of mobile and desktop Microsoft Windows 9 will likely continue to attempt to merge the two technologies of mobile devices and desktop technology so that people will have a “tablet” experience on their computers. However, many MS users do not like this feature, according to discussions going on in the forums.
WhiteHat Aviator launches the 'most secure and most private' web browser PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 03:25
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With Windows 8.1, Microsoft introduced the latest build of its web browser, Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft has touted Internet Explorer 11 as the first browser to make Internet connections more secure and reliable by reducing the use of vulnerable ciphersuites, such as RC4, and by using the latest security standards, TLS 1.2, by default. Now, WhiteHat Security Labs has built a browser, based on Chromium, touting it as the most secure and most private web browser out there. "WhiteHat Aviator is the most secure, most private Web browser available anywhere. By default, it provides an easy way to bank, shop, and use social networks while stopping viruses from infecting computers, preventing accounts from being hacked, and blocking advertisers from invisibly spying on every click," WhiteHat Security Labs stated. WhiteHat believes that Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox are not secure no matter what new features or enhancements are made to them...For more and download links stop by windows8newsinfo forum.
Epic Games sold Gears of War to Microsoft PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 March 2014 05:59
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has explained why the studio sold the Gears of War franchise, what some believed was the company's crown jewel, to Microsoft. In a new interview, Sweeney simply stated that though the company adores the franchise, it has other plans in mind. "We've gone through a long process of figuring out the games we're going to build at Epic worldwide in the future and we concluded that we weren't going to be building any more Gears of War," Sweeney told Polygon. "As much as we love the game, we're heading in a new direction." "The core Gears values are really tied to being big event-based, single-player console games with awesome cover mechanics and other things that really didn't translate into the future approach we were taking with online games, and competitive and cooperative multiplayer," he added. "Because we weren't planning on building any more Gears games we were just going to let that sit on the shelf for a decade or more, in case it had any future value to us."  Complete reading on our forum..Complete reading on our forum.
Respawn Entertainment Announces New Game Modes PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 05:17
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In a move that’s incredibly rare for a big budget game developer, they have revealed that new game modes will be pushed to Titanfall for free! Separate from the normal DLC packs which will still set you back a hefty fee no doubt; EA Games and Respawn Entertainment will be seeding downloads for a variety of game modes to add to the Classic Modes list already in order. This news comes not long after the first big patch was made to Titanfall this past weekend. In the first patch we saw the first attempt at balancing in the game, which meant changing of point values for modes like Hardpoint, Capture the Flag, and Attrition. While you earn fewer points for defending one of three locations in the Hardpoint game mode or the flag in Capture the Flag, you’re now able to gain more points in general with Attrition. This practice is well loved by developers of AAA games and something that gamers love to hate...To learn more on Titanfall Game Modes visit windows8newsinfo forum.
Government Agencies Upgrading PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:28

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The countdown of Windows XP end of support reaches the two weeks mark, and some rather interesting developments have come our way regarding the retirement. From news like companies announcing support for the platform for life, to the confirmation that hackers can break into ATMs powered by the old platform, to surprises like Windows 7 is seeing record sales as most Windows XP users are choosing this version, even though it will also soon be retired. But the most security threats are for government agencies and financial institutions, and while many banks all over the world are going the extended support route, government offices are said to have started their migration. This statement provided by Susie Adams, the chief technology officer, Microsoft Federal reveals that agencies are abandoning not only Windows XP but Office 2003 too. Not only does it open up more possibilities for developers on the Windows Store, it also helps with the overall adoption of Windows Phone...For more on this topic visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows XP on ATMs Being Exploited Now PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 17:18

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Many have voiced that the doom and gloom promoted by Microsoft and others (even this publication) about April 8, 2014 being a D-Day of sorts for hackers is unsubstantiated and may never happen. April 8, 2014, of course, is the date when Windows XP loses all support from Microsoft, and despite a mass of messaging warning the public about the OS's end of life, around 28% of the computing population is still clinging to it. Despite the belief by some, evidence is already mounting that the April date could result in mass chaos. Symantec is warning about an exploit that is already confirmed and running amok in the ATM world. Almost 95% of ATMs worldwide run on versions of Windows XP. Despite constantly rising bank fees that could have subsidized investments in securing ATMs over the last few years, financial institutions have invested elsewhere, apparently, and have ignored the warnings. The exploit, named Backdoor.Ploutus.B, enables an attacker to simply send a text message to a compromised ATM...For more visit our forum.


Malwarebytes Launches version 2.0 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 03:38

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Malwarebytes, the maker of a popular, trusted, and effective solution for removing nasty bits of harmful code from PCs, has officially launched version 2.0. And, to ensure the christening makes significant noise, the company is also promising to support Windows XP for a lifetime. Malwarebytes understands that Windows XP makes up 20% of its installed customer base – and that makes perfect sense, considering that Windows XP remains the most unsecure OS on the planet. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 merges 5 different products into a single offering and includes improvements in each. New Anti-Rootkit technology will seek out and fix damaged files. Chameleon is a piece of code that forces scans even if malware has crippled the system or another installed security product has been rendered useless due to infection. Other features include malicious URL blocking, a new heuristics engine to kill based on suspect behavior, and faster scanning techniques...Download links available on our forum.


Motorola Xplay 6 inch Phablet PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 March 2014 17:19
It’s been such a long time since we heard that Motorola is working on a 6+ inch smartphone (6.3 to be more specific), that we almost forgot all about it. Not that there were too many details about it, in the first place. Back in October, soon after the release of Moto X, we’ve heard rumors that the manufacturer was working on a 6.3-inch smartphone/phablet, dubbed Motorola XPlay and planned for a 2014 release. The next time we heard about the smartphone’s whereabouts was soon after Lenovo’s aquisition of Motorola, when info surfaced that Lenovo won’t bring major changes to Motorola’s 2014 and 2015 line-up. It was claimed at the time that the next Moto X was already designed and that the company will also release a 6-inch phablet and a smartwatch (which turned out to be the Moto 360), in 2015 (the source was probably referring to the 2015 Fiscal Year, which starts on October 1st). Now we have new info regarding the time-frame the so called Xplay might hit shelves. According to the same source who leaked the Moto X, Moto G, and informed us about the fact that Motorola also has a smartwatch in the works ...If this sparks your curiosity then visit our forum on a regular basis.

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