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New Features Coming In ‘Spartan’ Web Browser PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:28


In the past couple of days, we are starting to receive more information about the new web browser codenamed ‘Spartan’ Microsoft is building for Windows 10. Today, the Verge reported some new features that will be part of the Spartan web browser. Some of them are not yet available on any other web browser in the market. Find the summary of features that will be included in Spartan. Remember the Courier tablet video? An user can annotate a webpage or clip a webpage by marking it with stylus and share it with others. Spartan will include the same level of inking support that allows users to annotate a web page with a stylus and send the notes and annotations to a friend or colleague. Notes will be stored in user’s OneDrive and can be access from anywhere. As annotations are shared, multiple users can doodle on a web page and share edits and annotations between groups. Yes, previous reports on Spartan browser were correct. It will have Cortana integration. Since Cortana will surface information on flights, hotel bookings, package tracking, and other data, when a user tried to search something related to it, Cortana will directly provide the answer.  Example: If you use Cortana to track a particular flight and start to search for “American Airlines” in the browser address bar, it will automatically display tracked flights and allow Spartan users to view the status of the flight directly...Have the need for more on Spartan and Windows 10, visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Intel Reveals Tiny ‘Curie’ Computer PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:21

Intel Reveals Tiny ‘Curie’ Computer

Intel has stepped up their push into the wearable sector, providing what seems to be a challenge to mobile chip sector giant Qualcomm, with the announcement of a new chip, named Curie, which adds computational functionality to the smallest of devices with minimal power usage. Curie is also incredibly small – the size of a button – and according to Intel the device is capable of transforming seemingly everyday items into gadgets capable of doing computations, even those as small and mundane as jewelry, luggage, accessories and other small items carried around by people every day. The tiny Curie chip even has a small real time operating system on board, which, along with accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth LTE radio and a six axis sensor, make the device one of the smallest ‘computers’, if you will, that has ever been made. The main focus of Intel’s Curie chip is to provide a hardware platform for developers of small devices with big ideas. The framework is there with the hardware, and according to Intel all developers need to do is adapt the chip and the software required to make their tiny wearable do whatever they want. A development kit for Curie is thus under production, with Intel being able to provide the real time operating system and the development tools for a Curie device with reference wearable applications called Intel IQ Software Kits...Follow this development as it grows at windows8newsinfo forum.


How to Select a Battery Backup PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015 05:38

Battery Backup for Your Computer

A cheap power strip might protect equipment from power surges, but it does nothing to help when the power goes out and your system comes to a halting crash. Read on as we show you how to buy the right battery backup device for your needs. Sudden loss of power and power surges are  two of the principle causes of damage to computers and other sensitive electronics. Even cheap power strips will do a decent enough job protecting against the power surges, but they offer no protection against drops in line voltage, brownouts, blackouts, and other power supply issues. In order to protect your computer against power supply interruptions you need a battery backup, appropriately named an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). UPS units provide a buffer against power supply interruptions ranging from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of the unit. A simple way to think about the utility of a UPS unit is to think about working on a notebook computer. You’re at home, your laptop is plugged into an appropriate surge protection strip, and you’re busily finishing up some reports for work. A summer storm knocks the power out. Although the lights go out, your work on the notebook computer is uninterrupted because the notebook switched over to battery power seamlessly when the flow of electricity from the power cord vanished...For complete details on choosing a battery backup visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 06:05

Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability

A Router is often the last contact device in a network, that connects the entire network to external networks and the Internet. If the router is somehow compromised, it is easy to compromise all the devices – computers, printers, scanners and even smartphones – connected to it. The Misfortune Cookie  has made around 12 million routers vulnerable, in 189 countries, since 2005 and patching it is difficult process, as there are many manufactures involved. This article explains what is the misfortune cookie syndrome and then compiles a list of affected router brands. Further, the Checkpoint researchers say that the vulnerability is present on millions of devices all over the world – from different manufacturers and from different brands. The Misfortune Cookie allows any intruder to take over any network easily by using the vulnerability. It also says that exploits are already available in the deep Internet and people are actively using them for their own gains. To date over 12 million devices have been detected as carrying this vulnerability! In simple words, since it the vulnerability is based on a HTTP cookie and brings misfortune to the device owner, it is named Misfortune cookie in lines of fortune cookies. To be more technical, Misfortune cookie is because of a fault in HTTP cookie management mechanism in the router/gateway software. This allows criminals to determine the vulnerability of connection request by sending different cookies to the gateway or the router. In most networks, the router is the gateway and hence the Checkpoint employs the word “gateway”. The Misfortune cookie has affected many routers or other type of gateways that contain a certain type of software. This software, Rompager from AllegroSoft, is used by different manufacturers in building routers and hence the vulnerable devices are spread all over the world...More than likely you want to know more, I suggest visiting windows8newsinfo forum.


Optics and Memristor based iteration of Linux PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:13

Optics and Memristor based iteration of Linux

Currently, in every textbook, you would find the transistor as the fundamental power behind the modern processor. In other words, the basic unit of compute. HP means to change all that and reboot history by making us reevaluate this basic unit of computing and replace it by something much more efficient and advanced; a memristor. Funny enough, HP did not event the memristor, in fact it actually predates the transistor. A circuit theorist called Leon Chua first came up with this component. Its not really possible to generalize this component into one definition but if I were to attempt to do so, it’s the equivalent of non volatile RAM in transistors. A transistor which actually remembers its previous state – that is to stay the historic flow of electricity. In physical terms that would mean remembering the resistance, ohm for ohm. Basically, its applications would change to being non linear and would result in a very very  interesting architecture design. Creating microcode for this kind of processor would be no less than a herculean feat. As most of you would probably know, the Machine would be powered by an evolutionary concept (keyword: concept) operating system called Carbon. I am not sure whether the end product will have any correlation to the current Linux, but it will definitely be an open source standard, so that’s good news for everyone. An emulation based Linux development kit, called Linux ++, will be released sometime in 2015. Of course that is assuming HP meets the schedule, which is in no way a certainty considering that they have been talking about this for the past few years. Another interesting point to note is that ‘the machine’ will use optics-based circuitry, ditching copper wiring for optical transistors and wiring. Ofcourse it is a very long way from the drawing board to a stock keeping unit. I am not sure whether HP can actually deliver in the given time period...For more turn to windows8newsinfo forum.


CES 2015: Kodak IM5 smartphone PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:40

CES 2015: Kodak IM5 smartphone

Kodak and Bullitt Group has unveiled the new smartphone we first heard about in December. The Kodak IM5 is built by Bullit, but sold under the Kodak brand name and as you might expect, there’s an emphasis on photography. What you might not expect is the emphasis on software designed for older users who may be somewhat tech-savvy, but also wouldn’t say no to larger icons and graphics and easy access to support (from friends or family members). But that’s what the Kodak IM5 has to offer. It’ll launch initially in Europe in early 2015, where’s it’s expected to sell for around $249. The phone has a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a micro SD card slot. It has a 13MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus and a 5MP front-facing camera. What really makes the phone unusual though, is the software. It’ll ship with Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, but an Android 5.0 update is planned. There’s a custom user interface with enormous app icons on the home screen, and Kodak and Bullitt have developed some camera-centric features designed to make it easier to quickly snap and share photos. For instance, after taking a picture, a menu pops up asking if you want to save or delete that shot and you can edit or share photos if you choose to save them. The last photo you’ve taken is also automatically shown on your lock screen, and there’s a gallery button on the lock screen that lets you jump right into your camera roll without first unlocking the device...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more on this and CES 2015.


Microsoft Launching A New Windows 10 Build PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 05:48

New Windows 10 Build

January promises to be a really busy month for Microsoft, buoyed no doubt by the special Windows 10 event that is on track to be held in just a few weeks’ time. And not only can we expect answers to a lot of questions regarding the upcoming OS, along with a glimpse into what’s cooking for a lot of other Microsoft solutions like Windows Phone 10 as well as a bit of a gaming, we can also look forward to a new preview version of the operating system. Gabriel Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, generously confirmed this in a tweet, although he stopped shy of providing any further specifics. Well, apart from the usual and obligatory mention that we should brace for plenty of fixes. Just as a refresher, this new build of Windows 10 will only be available to those of you that are running build 9879, as Redmond made clear several times already. Obviously, some people are happily enjoying two newer versions that leaked recently. We’re talking about build 9888 and 9901 that come with a bunch of improvements. But this new official new version that (hopefully) will be made available later this month is sure to offer a much more refined and streamlined experience once it arrives...Follow this and all future releases up to and including Windows 10 General Availability later this fall at windows8newsinfo forum.


Google Dynamic Remarketing PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 December 2014 05:52

Google Dynamic Remarketing:

Have you not experienced the Amazon syndrome on your computer? Not only the online store can give you recommendations based on what you have been looking around on the web, it also gives you ads for the exact product you have been looking for – using Google Search. Normal PPC ads are displayed based on search terms used by users to reach a website. For example, if the user types “Best Tablets Under $200″, the website will contain ads related to tablets and electronics. If the user typed “how to troubleshoot Windows”, most probably, the ad could be a book related to troubleshooting Windows or a Registry Cleaner and likes. When it comes to Google Dynamic Remarketing, it is not based on search terms used to reach the website. It depends on the Doubleclick cookie residing on your computer that contains what products you were searching on Google ad partner sites and mobile apps. Thus, it remembers what the user was looking for and employs ads about that product. For example, if you were looking for a 5.1 speakers on any website, online store, YouTube or Google Plus page or even on a mobile app, the website displays speaker ads on different websites instead of using the normal PPC techniques. Though Google allows you to opt out of targeted advertising on different browsers and devices, it is hard to escape remarketing. There will be Double-Click cookies on your computer and ad networks will make use of that cookie to show relevant ads about products you have been searching for, on the Internet. You can visit the Google ad settings page to set your options. You can also save your opt-out preference permanently, with this browser plugin from Google and opt out of the DoubleClick cookie. It is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome web browsers...For more turn you attention to windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 10 Could Enjoy The Same Success As Windows 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 05:55

Windows 10 Could Enjoy The Same Success As Windows 7

The comparisons are already in! Industry sources have chimed on this before, comparing just how Windows 10 could be as successful as Windows 7, currently the most used OS in the world. But now analysts are also in on the same feeling. Microsoft’s modern operating system is still a work in progress as the time of this writing, but the whole world, it seems, is excited about this new version of Windows — thanks in no small part to how it tries to fix many of the annoyances users recorded in the original modern Windows 8. The more interesting bit is that companies are also showing interest in Windows 10, lending credence to the theory that the new OS might perform really well on the market once it launches next year. This is what Pacific Crest and Microsoft analyst Brendan Barnicle wrote in his note to investors, claiming that the new operating system could enjoy the same success as Windows 7, which, right now, still finds itself installed on well over half the desktop computers around the globe. So basically, the disappointing sales performance of Windows 8 could well be a thing of the past, by the time Windows 10 sees daylight, and this could only mean great things for the ecosystem. Not just desktop, of course, but tablets and smartphones too. Now only if we can get a confirmation regarding what Microsoft intends to call its next mobile OS! For more developments on this upcoming operating system from Microsoft visit windows8newsinfo forum.



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