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Tablets and Laptops Getting Wireless Charging PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 September 2014 07:57

Tablets and Laptops Getting Wireless Charging

Wireless charging will reach PCs next year, and laptops will be able to recharge when placed on tables, pads or surfaces supporting power delivery, according to an Intel executive. In other words, laptop users won’t have to carry power bricks, said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group. Skaugen spoke during a webcast keynote Friday at the IFA trade show in Berlin. In a few years, wireless charging will be common in PCs, much like wireless communications are today, Skaugen said, adding that users will be able to charge mobile devices and PCs at the same time. “This is a big, big deal. In the next several years you will see hundreds of thousands of charge stations,” Skaugen said. “Intel’s desire is that wireless charging evolve from wearable to the phone to the tablet to the PC.” Intel is backing wireless technology from a standards organization called A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power), whose magnetic resonance technology turns surfaces like tables into wireless charging stations. Learn more by visiting our forum.

 

 
Another Botched Windows Update PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:01

Another Botched Windows Update

Well, what do you know! Even though Microsoft only released a few updates this time around, there is news that another botched Windows update slipped through. The culprit is KB2889866, which the company pulled down from the download servers soon after reports that it was causing errors. Interestingly, this is not a security update or a patch, instead a feature pack aimed at OneDrive for Business. Users received it approximately one day after the rollout of Update Tuesday September 2014 started, and seemingly, this release is causing a couple of different problems. This particular feature pack was developed to fix syncing on new libraries, by the way, but it is causing more harm than good. If you are current updating Windows via the Windows Update option, KB2889866 will not be present in the list of downloads. But if you have installed this release, and are experiencing problems, simply uninstall this update and reboot your computer if required...Continue following this at windows8newsinfo forum as Microsoft is sure to release an updated version of this failed update.

 

 
Internet Explorer 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 September 2014 01:32

 Internet Explorer 12

Microsoft is always looking for ways to improve its browser and with growing pressure from Google Chrome and Firefox, there is no time to waste when it comes to pushing out new features. And to no surprise, Microsoft has big plans for its next major update to Internet Explorer, which will arrive with Windows Threshold. Before we go too far, we are not sure if this new browser build will show up in the technical preview that is expected at the end of this month. Microsoft has many new features in the works for Internet Explorer 12, but it is still up in the air as to whether or not this new browser will make into the Windows preview. Indeed, as you can see in the leaked shots of build 9384 of Windows 9 that came out earlier, the new IE is not present there either. Microsoft’s next browser brings a dramatic new look to the browser - but that in itself is not news, as Microsoft has promised this in the past. But what is new is that we have seen the UI and can help you understand what those changes will be...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more on the upcoming IE12.

 

 
Facebook Privacy Checkup PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 September 2014 03:56

Facebook Privacy Checkup

Facebook, the most popular social networking website is all about sharing. But it is very important to be sure about the audiences you are sharing your updates with. Facebook has dozens of privacy controls which gives you a great control over the audience for everything you put on your Timeline. Facebook has been updating and altering its privacy settings over the last couple of years and last week, the social networking website announced the rollout of its Privacy Checkup Tool. This tool is designed for users to have a better control on their privacy settings. The new Privacy Checkup tool will start appearing on your Timeline in next couple of weeks. A new pop-up will appear on your Timeline confirming your privacy settings.The new privacy feature of Facebook covers three broad categories of your Timeline- Posts, Apps and Profile Data. The first step in the Privacy Checkup covers the posts...More details and images are posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Destiny midnight launch party PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:41

Destiny midnight launch party

One of the next hottest titles to make their way onto the Xbox One entertainment console is Destiny from Bungie. Destiny is an intriguing-looking title which has stirred up a great deal of interest. From the same stables as Halo, this is a cinematic, action-packed adventure with a variety of gameplay modes. Destiny is set to launch tonight and Microsoft Stores across the nation are hosting a midnight launch party, offering up free swag for those of you who attend early enough. "Join us on Monday, September 8th at 10 pm for the Destiny Midnight Launch party at your local Microsoft Store. There will be gift bags, giveaways, snacks and in-store game play! Plus you can get your copy of Destiny when the game launches at midnight on 9/9," Microsoft stated. All Microsoft Stores, except the ones in Garden State Plaza, Rockingham Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Westroads Mall, and Roosevelt Field, will be featuring this midnight party...For more you better hurry to windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Halo Edition Ford Truck PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 September 2014 08:10

Halo Edition Ford Truck

In the world of video games, one vehicle stands out as one of the most rugged and capable: the Warthog from the Halo series. It can traverse rocky alien planets, endure gut-wrenching drops and plow through paths of alien scum all in a day’s work. Unfortunately for us not in virtual reality, we will never know what it feels like to drive the Warthog off of a cliff in the middle of a firefight, but a recent listing on eBay will get you as close as humanly possible. The Halo Ford Raptor was crafted by none other than Galpin Auto Sports, who is known for making some of the most unique vehicles on the road. Indeed, it is a one-of-a-kind machine on this, or any other, planet. The exterior is covered with a finish designed to match the famous Warthog, with United Nations Space Command (UNSC) logos from the Halo series on the sides and bed cover. Some more exterior eye-catchers are the 17″ Ford Racing beadlock wheels wrapped with 35×12.5 R17 Nitto Mud Grapplers...Learn a lot more and see several images on our forum.

 

 
5 million Gmail passwords leaked PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 September 2014 01:22

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

Nearly 5 million usernames and passwords appear to have been published on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Much of the information is old and potentially out-of-date, Google representatives told Russian media, so the so-called “leak” may be more accurately described as a collection of phished and hacked credentials collected over years. In fact, many of the accounts have long been suspended or are matched with very old passwords. The database of usernames and passwords, which was first reported by CNews, was posted on Tuesday evening to btcsec.com, a Russian-language Bitcoin security forum. The publisher, named tvskit, posted the following screenshot of the database, claiming that over 60 percent of the passwords were valid and working. The file contains information on English, Russian, and Spanish speaking users of Google services, such as Gmail and Google Plus. In addition to Google, the leak includes thousands of user credentials for Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia..For more detailed information about this breach visit our forum.

 

 

 
Data Leaks in Social Media Apps PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:33

Data Leaks in Social Media Apps

Researchers from the University of New Haven have uncovered a mixed bag of security issues involving the Android apps of a number of popular social media sites including Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo and Voxer, just to name a few. University of New Haven Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group director Ibrahim Baggili said security in these apps is an afterthought. Users may assume that the pictures, messages and location maps they send to friends are private but that’s not the case. Specifically, Baggili and his team found that Instagram, OoVoo, Grindr, HeyWire and TextPlus were all guilty of storing unencrypted image files on a publicly available web server. This is similar to issues the group found with text messaging app Viber earlier this year. All said and done, the researchers estimate that 968 million people use the apps in total. The team has yet to analyze apps running iOS. The researchers discovered the following, Tango and MessageMe left unencrypted videos on a server...Follow this and more on our forum.

 

 
Asus launches VivoTab 8 budget tablet PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 September 2014 07:58

Asus launches VivoTab 8 budget tablet

The first 8 inch Windows tablet from Asus is a model with an Intel Atom processor and a digital pen for writing and drawing with pressure-sensitive input. The Asus VivoTab Note 8 launched earlier this year and has a list price of $330, although you can almost always find one for a lower price. But what if you don’t need the pen support? Meet the Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C). It’s a new 8 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, but no digital pen and a few other differences which mean it’ll probably sell for even less than the already-affordable VivoTab Note 8 when it hits the streets. The Asus VivoTab 8 features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 software (plus a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365). While the VivoTab Note 8 has 2GB of RAM and 32GB to 64GB of storage, the newer tablet will only be available with 32GB of built-in storage and will come with 1GB or 2GB of RAM...For more about this and more from IFA on our forum.

 

 
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