Instant messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will encrypt all its users’ communications from Tuesday.
With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device. It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement.
Whatsapp, which has a billion users worldwide, said file transfers and voice calls would be encrypted too. The Facebook-owned company said protecting private communication was one of its “core beliefs…..(read the whole story)
TeamViewer has always been a popular tool to remote control or trouble shoot a client’s computer. The platform that this software supports now expands to non-PC arena like Android. This opens up a whole lot of new perspectives on how this tool can be utilized, e.g. controlling your phones from a computer and vice versa controlling your computer from a phone remotely. Try it out and see if these new features make sense and apply to you (free for personal use).
If you have an older scanner that still works but the software does not behave properly in newer versions of Windows, you may want to give NAPS (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) a try. It has a clean user interface and works with most WIA and TWAIN scanners, and it is free.
The acquisition brings together two powerhouses in the data storage space. SanDisk was founded in 1988 originally under the name SunDisk. Seven years later, the company went public, trading on the Nasdaq exchange at $10 a share. The company is best known for its line of memory cards and USB flash drives used for storage…..(read the whole story)
Microsoft has released the first new version of Office for Windows in three years, adding a series of new features designed to bring the stalwart productivity apps into the cloud computing era.
Office 2016 allows several people to work together on documents and incorporates a “Groups” section into its software that makes it easier for people to collaborate on projects……..(read the whole story)
Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use. It includes an improved Start menu and is designed to startup and resume fast. Plus, it’s packed with new innovations including Microsoft Edge – an all-new browser. Your personal files and apps you’ve installed will all be waiting for you. We’ve designed the upgrade to be easy and compatible with the hardware and software you already use.
Don’t miss out as this free offer won’t last forever. Reserve your upgrade today. Follow steps below to get started……….(read the whole story)
If you encounter problems when booting an Acer laptop (no posting, no screen, fan is running), you can try the following power drain procedure, it may do the trick.
1. Remove the ram sticks (Clean with a soft lint free cloth while they are out)
2. Remove the power cord and battery
3. Hold the power button for 58 seconds
4. Replace everything.
“Connected Standby” is a new feature in Windows 8. At first, only ARM devices with Windows RT supported Connected Standby. Some Intel Atom PCs with full Windows 8 now support it, too — and it will only become more common.
This is Microsoft’s attempt to give Windows 8 and 8.1 the “always-on” state people get from iPads, Android tablets, and smartphones. A PC with Connected Standby can’t use other power-management states like Sleep and Hibernate……(read the whole story)
If you try accessing ‘Devices and Printers’ from Control Panel and the system hangs or does not return any device, this could be caused by a not-so-perfect driver written for a Bluetooth adapter. The problem may cause other seemingly unrelated symptoms such as printers being offline for no reason.
Try the following and see if this will resolve the issue:
Click Start button, type “services” into the search program and files box. This brings up a list in the menu, select Services. This should open a list of local services on your system. Find ‘Bluetooth Service” and make sure it has started, right click and set to ‘automatic’. Select “Bluetooth Support Service” and start, set to automatic. Restart the system.
The above steps apply to a Windows 7 system. Similar procedures are available for other versions of Windows.