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Spyware found in new Lenovo PCs
by David Bernstein - February 23, 2015
It seems that nowadays the biggest threat to your computer is from spyware that you can get from just about anywhere. Whether it’s from downloading some free software or even visiting certain websites its way to easy to get infected these days. When you buy a new computer you expect it to be perfectly clean and free of spyware for the most part. Of course it will come with all the extra software you don’t really want or need but at least it shouldn’t be stealing your information. A researcher in the financial services technology industry field named Peter Horne discovered that new Lenovo computers were being shipped with...
Active Directory Account Reset Tool
by Jim Bernstein - January 18, 2015
If you work in an environment that has a Microsoft Active Directory domain and you are responsible for user account management you know how often you have to do things such as unlock user accounts or reset passwords for people who can’t seem to remember them. You may also have the need to make changes such as forcing a user to change their password at their next login or set an account to expire on a certain date if it’s a contractor account for example.CJWDEV is a software company that makes a bunch of great Active Directory tools as well as other utilities such as a software auditing program and a NTFS...
SpaceSniffer
by Jim Bernstein - October 10, 2014
Have you ever wondered what was using up your hard drive space? Or have you come across a time when your hard drive was full and you couldn't tell what was using up all the space so you can free some up? Browsing through your directory tree and checking the properties on levels upon levels of folders can be time consuming and frustrating and can be difficult to get the answer you are looking for. There is a handy utility you can download for free called SpaceSniffer that will scan the drive of your choice and give you a visual breakdown of the size of the files and folders ...
Windows 9 may focus on the desktop
by David Bernstein - July 02, 2014
As you may or may not know, some or should we say many Windows users are not happy with the new Windows 8 user interface. Originally called Metro it consists of grouped icons or tiles all on one screen rather than the typical start button and start menu. And thanks to this new interface Windows 8 sales have been suffering. For Windows 8.1 they brought back the start button but that was not enough to make the masses happy. Now there is talk of a new Windows 9 that will focus on the desktop for users who prefer the desktop over the new start screen. The start screen will be disabled but users will be able to turn it back on if needed. There are even rumors of different versions being installed...
Windows 7 and 8 users to get Windows 10 for free
by David Bernstein - January 21, 2015
As we are sure you have noticed, Windows 8 has not been the big hit Microsoft was hoping it would be. Even the Windows 8.1 update didn’t seem to help things much. Most PC users like the interface of Windows 7 rather than the tablet interface of Windows 8. For some reason Microsoft skipped Windows 9 for some reason and has released a preview version of Windows 10 that consumers can download and try out. So far Windows 10 appears to be a combination of Windows 7 and Windows 8 offering the Windows 7 start menu and the Windows 8 look and feel and applications. It appears that Microsoft has...
Mount ISOs with Virtual Clone Drive
by Jim Bernstein - November 20, 2014
ISO (International Standards Organization) files are files that contain the complete image of a disk in a single file. Think of it sort of as a zip file but not compressed. Having the contents of a disk in a single file makes it easier to download the disk from a website or to store on a shared network drive.Many people download ISO files from the internet when they buy software or download operating systems. Normally when you get your ISO file you have to burn it to a CD or DVD to extract the files back to their original state and then you can use the disk as if you bought it that...
Firefox to Build Web Browser with Virtual Reality Compatibility
by Tricia Allen - August 05, 2014
Virtual reality has made its entrance into the 21st century as a force to be reckoned with, showcasing the possibilities for immersive engagements within alternative realities. Though VR has struggled for the past couple of decades to meet our expectations, new players in the market like Oculus Rift have acted as a catalyst, inspiring the re-emergence of interest in this type of technology. Firefox's recent announcement of its plans to develop a browser with VR capabilities highlights how lucrative the VR ecosystem has become and foreshadows the potential of regular Internet browser accessing an immersive, high-quality experience online in the not so distant future. The world of VR has changed rapidly...
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