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Vine Updates Terms of Service PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:20
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Vine, the video sharing site owned by Twitter, has made a move to rid its system of adult content.
The party is over for those that created or enjoyed adult content in six second bites.
Effective immediately Vine has updated its Terms of Service (ToS) to state that adult content is no longer allowed on the site. While there is no automatic filter for this type of content, users are encouraged to report any adult content that they find and it will then be removed. “For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything,” the company stated in a blog post announcing the policy change. “For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet –– we just prefer not to be the source of it.” Should you be curious as to what is and isn’t allowed, you can check out a help article created by Vine to give you some guidelines. Most of it is common sense, but it never hurts to be up to speed on new rules so you don’t accidentally run afoul of them...You can follow this on our forum.
 
Exchange 2013 SP1 suffers late-breaking bug PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 02:25

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Just when you thought it was safe to begin corporate deployments of Exchange 2013, Microsoft is hit by a late-breaking bug that was reported two days after they shipped Exchange 2013 SP1. The result is that third-party products that depend on transport agents to integrate with Exchange don't work. Fortunately it's a relatively benign and simple bug to fix. The problem is how did such a bug creep through the array of testing that Microsoft and its partners do before a major software update is released. Like many others, I eagerly anticipated the arrival of Exchange 2013 SP1. The first service pack of any Microsoft server application has a special resonance with the installed base, most of whom are reluctant to deploy the RTM version of any software. Far better, the adage goes, to let others blaze a trail to glory. Wise administrators wait until software settles down, bugs found and fixed, features completed and enhanced, and sufficient knowledge exists to represent “best practice” for deployment and operation...Read more on our forum.

 

 

 
Microsoft will patch Internet Explorer 0-day PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 02:13

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Microsoft today announced the latest Internet Explorer zero-day flaw (CVE-2014-0322) will be fixed on this month’s Patch Tuesday. The patch will thus be released this Tuesday March 11 at approximately 10:00 AM PDT. On February 11, security firm FireEye discovered a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 was being exploited in the wild. The company followed up with more details on February 13, noting the US Veterans of Foreign Wars’ website was targeted with more sites discovered in the weeks to come. On every Thursday of every month, Microsoft reveals what security patches it will be releasing on every second Tuesday of the given month. March is no exception, and the company today revealed that this most-pressing flaw is also slated for a fix. In other words, Microsoft has taken the time to test a solution for the IE flaw that is being exploited since last month. Now that it is confident that the patch will address the issue in question, it can reveal that the fix falls under Bulletin 1 from March’s Security Bulletin Advance Notification...Follow this security patch on our forum.

 

 
DirectX 12 Bundled With Windows 9? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:25
It seems that in the upcoming GDC 2014, Microsoft will unveil DirectX 12. The next version of DirectX will be revealed at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, which starts on 20th March. A few days ago rumours started to bubble up about the existence of a new version of Microsoft's collection of APIs, which enable developers to directly access your PC hardware and thus make games more fluid and responsive than they would be otherwise. Now Microsoft has 'confirmed' that DirectX 12 is real and teased its introduction at the GDC event at 10am on 20th March. A few days ago before Microsoft let the official cat out of the bag AMD's Roy Taylor Tweeted in response to the rumours; "AMD loves open standards and fair competition. DX, OpenGL, Mantle; if it's good for gamers it's good for all". Microsoft introducing a new version of DirectX is big news for PC gamers, its last major revision was when Windows 7 was released in October 2009.
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New Titanfall Massive Leak PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 04:07
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Titanfall's analog of the Prestige mode from Call of Duty is called Generations, and some of the game's maps contain features like ziplines and turrets, according to a purported leak of screenshots and information posted on the Titanfall subreddit today. Citing a "reliable source pouring me information," Reddit user FallenFusion is posting details about Titanfall beyond what has been revealed by NeoGAF user RazorUK, who has been scouring the files of the beta on Windows PC over the last few weeks. In addition to 10 screenshots posted on Imgur (see below) that each show off a different map, FallenFusion has been providing information on elements like Generations. According to a leaked screenshot of Generations, once Titanfall players reach the level cap, they'll be able to reset their progress — experience, unlocks and completed challenges, but not their Burn Card collection — to become a second-generation pilot, with a total of 10 generations to complete...Visit windows8newsinfo forum for this massive leak and more.
 
Tor is set to launch public beta IM PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 March 2014 15:00
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The Tor Project is well known for its anonymous browsing software among other things, and now the group has a new messaging service in development. According to news from the Tor 2014 Winter Developers conference in Iceland, the service is an anonymous instant messenger that works with the open source InstantBird client. Tor Instant Messaging Bundle (TIMB), as the service is known, has already gone into experimental release and is set to launch a public beta at the end of March. Reports say the team hopes to have a more finalized build of TIMB bundled with Tor Launcher in the coming months. While things like TorChat already boast a considerably large userbase, some have suggested an anonymous chat service fully integrated into the Tor Launcher could bolster interest significantly. However, the Tor team has put the focus on its security measures for TIMB front and center, having hired outside experts to ensure that “people in countries where communication for the purpose of activism is met with intimidation, violence, and prosecution."...More details can be found on our forum.
 
Optic Nerve PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 March 2014 06:24
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Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not. In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery – including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications – from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally. Yahoo reacted furiously to the webcam interception when approached by the Guardian. The company denied any prior knowledge of the program, accusing the agencies of "a whole new level of violation of our users' privacy". GCHQ does not have the technical means to make sure no images of UK or US citizens are collected and stored by the system...Further details can be found at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
What is a Botnet PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 02:19

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Botnets are networks made up of remote-controlled computers, or “bots.” These computers have been infected with malware that allows them to be remotely controlled. Some botnets consist of hundreds of thousands — or even millions — of computers. “Bot” is just a short word for “robot.” Like robots, software bots can be either good or evil. The word “bot” doesn’t always mean a bad piece of software, but most people refer to the type of malware when they use this word. If your computer is part of a botnet, it’s infected with a type of malware. The bot contacts a remote server — or just gets into contact with other nearby bots — and waits for instructions from whoever is controlling the botnet. This allows an attacker to control a large number of computers for malicious purposes. Computers in a botnet may also be infected with other types of malware, like keyloggers that record your financial information and send it to a remote server. What makes a computer part of a botnet is that it’s being controlled remotely along with many other computers...We have a detailed report posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 

 
IDC Does Not Believe Windows 9 Will Save PC INdustry PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:14
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Depending on who you choose to believe, Microsoft will launch the next full version of its flagship operating system, dubbed Windows 9, either late this year or early next. But no matter when this version arrives, the PC market, it seems is very unlikely to recover. This is according to a new forecast that IDC just released. And the research firm believes that the PC market will continue its decline in the near and upcoming future — despite all the efforts that the various hardware and software companies are making in this regard.Depending on who you choose to believe, Microsoft will launch the next full version of its flagship operating system, dubbed Windows 9, either late this year or early next. But no matter when this version arrives, the PC market, it seems is very unlikely to recover. This is according to a new forecast that IDC just released. And the research firm believes that the PC market will continue its decline in the near and upcoming future — despite all the efforts that the various hardware and software companies are making in this regard...Learn more on this on our forum.
 
VLC for Windows 8.1 coming Mar. 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 23:55
Windows 8 users won't have to wait much longer for VLC. VLC Developer VideoLAN announced on Twitter today that it would be releasing the app...At the beginning of the year, VideoLAN released screenshots of VLC for Windows 8. It promised to submit the app "soon" and two months later, it's almost here. The VideoLAN team raised 78672.93 US Dollar from 3,080 backers to create the WinRT-based media player.Audio crashing issues were plaguing the team, but have been resolved by rewriting the audio stack for WinRT. Fixing audio issues means VLC for Windows will finally be ready for the app submission process. VLC has been available on Windows 8 but only in desktop mode. This means Windows RT tablet users didn't have access to the media player. With VLC for Windows 8 right around the corner, Windows RT users can finally play any media format they want. About VLC:
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Tencent comes to the rescue of Windows XP users PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:57
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Microsoft has announced support for Windows XP will be extended for users in China, according to Techweb. But it won’t be Microsoft keeping the 12-year-old operating system on life support. The burden now falls on internet titan Tencent, among other security and anti-virus vendors, to watch over XP users in the country. The maker of QQ and WeChat worked closely with Microsoft, according to a statement, and will continue providing security until more people upgrade to newer, safer systems. It’s unclear exactly what either party is getting out of the deal. No financial terms were discussed. Microsoft has been under pressure from many governments and institutions who rely on XP to continue offering support for the aging OS. Microsoft, on the other hand, would rather everyone just upgrade to Windows 8. The company announced some time ago it would officially retire all XP operation this coming April 8, leaving more than half of PC users in the country vulnerable to future security risks and other issues that come with using obsolete software...Follow the demise and possible rebirth of Windows XP on our forum.
 
Will Windows 9 be the New Windows 7? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 March 2014 21:23
Microsoft: Here's what we want to see when you update your OS next year. It hasn't been long since Microsoft upgraded Windows 8 with Windows 8.1. But that doesn't mean it's too soon to start speculating about Windows 9. And Windows users are definitely speculating, even though rumor has it the next version won’t be out until April 2015. We asked Consumer Reports' Facebook followers what their expectations are for Windows 9. A few are looking for "Windows 7" (and even "Windows XP"). But others would like to see Windows continue to evolve, with better security, less resource hogging, and an even simpler interface. We have a few more suggestions: Here are some of the features we'd like to see in the next version of Windows. Offer better apps.
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Windows 8 Designer Offers Candid Explanation of Metro PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 March 2014 06:17

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To put it bluntly, “Metro is shit for power users.” Those are the words of Jacob Miller, a UI designer for Windows 8 who lunged into a Reddit bash fest of Windows 8 that began with a discussion of how many licenses have been sold to date. To be clear, Miller’s intent was not to pile on the Windows 8 hate, but to clarify why Metro exists. To do that, he wanted to start from common ground before going down the rabbit hole, hence his opening comment. To sum it up, Miller said Metro exists as a content consumption space. It’s for casual users who are really only interested in doing things like updating their statuses on Facebook, viewing photos, and “maybe posting a selfie to Instagram.” He tossed out examples of your computer illiterate little sister and your mom who only wants to look up recipes. “That is what Metro is. It is the antithesis of a power user,” Miller explains. “A power user is a content creator." They have multiple things open on multiple monitors...Check out the rest on our forum.

 

 

 
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