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25 March 2016

Intel Launches 6th Generation Intel Core vPro Processors

Intel Corporation has announced the availability of its 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor family for the modern workforce. The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors addresses the security and productivity demands of large businesses with new innovations in authentication security, enhanced performance and collaboration for 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, All-in-Ones and the latest desktops.

HTC Will Unveil New Smartphone Flagship on April 12

HTC will unveil its next flagship smartphone on April 12, the company announced in an email today. Thanks to Twitter leaks, we already know quite a bit about the phone, including the fact that it will likely be called the HTC 10, dropping the letters from the nomenclature the company has used until now for phones like the A9 and the M9.
HTC first teased the upcoming smartphone during Mobile World Congress in February, when it tweeted a silhouette of a device accompanied by the #Powerof10 hashtag. A few days later, serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer offered some specs: a 5.15-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera and a USB Type-C connector.

3 March 2016

YouTube Creates Team to Minimize Copyright Claim Mistakes

A number of high-profile YouTube content creators have been hit with copyright notices lately. Whether fair or not, the resolution process can be frustrating, as it often sucks up a great deal of a person's time to respond to notices, file counter-notices, and generally hope that YouTube doesn't pull your advertising while it all gets sorted out—effectively leaving these creators without a revenue source for something they might not ultimately be guilty of doing.
However, YouTube has either noticed this has been happening to a greater degree, or it has received an increasing number of complaints from content creators affected by the company's tricky copyright complaint system. Now, some changes are afoot to hopefully please the service's content creators and copyright owners without placing a heavy burden on either.

"Recently, there's been a lot of discussion about the enforcement of our policies, from video takedowns to channel demonetization. We want you to know that we monitor video takedowns very closely, and while we haven't seen a big change in the overall rate of removals, it's true that we do make mistakes. For this, we're sorry and we strive to do better by you, our community," reads a recent post from a member of YouTube's policy team on the Google Product Forums.
"The good news is that the feedback you've raised in comments and videos on YouTube and beyond is having an impact. It's caused us to look closely at our policies and helped us identify areas where we can get better. It's led us to create a team dedicated to minimizing mistakes and improving the quality of our actions. And it's encouraged us to roll out some initiatives in the coming months that will help strengthen communications between creators and YouTube support. We'll also make improvements to increase transparency into the status of monetization claims. And of course, as we work to implement these improvements as quickly as we can, we'll continue to take your feedback seriously."

It remains to be seen how YouTube might specifically address the elephant in the room: The notion that a copyright claim can pretty much be filed by anybody, and the onus is then on the content creator to prove that he or she is using the work in a fair manner. While that kind of a system might work for average people who just upload videos of things they shouldn't because they don't know any better, it can lead to a world of difficulty for the uber-popular YouTube stars who rely on the service for a paycheck.

"Why not make it so channels with over 50k (or another set amount) subscribers undergo a manual review when flagged for copyright infringement, and channels with less than that amount can be subject to the automated system. The chances of a larger channel posting something that needs removing by the automated system quickly (something that severely breaches policy) would be a lot less than a small channel," one reader of YouTube's post suggested.

Of course, YouTube's hands are a little tied, given that it has to respond to copyright claims fairly quickly in order to maintain its "safe harbor" status under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (And losing that would be a much more problematic issue for the company to deal with.

Source: By PC Mag ME Team

30 September 2013

Monitor a Laptop or Desktop PC from a Mobile Device

 Monitor a Laptop or Desktop PC from a Mobile Device

by Marco Chiappetta - originally published at PC World Magazine
If you are still wasting time trudging over to PCs to perform routine maintenance on them, check for software updates, and power them down at night, you haven't gotten with the program. Here's how to check on your PCs from anywhere, and save your business both time and money.

Get started: A number of remote PC management utilities are available, but we'll focus on an excellent tool called PC Monitor (, which is free for three PCs. It works with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone OSs, as well as with Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

20 September 2013

The Best Antivirus for 2013 | Top Gadgets Review

By Neil J. Rubenking

 The Best Antivirus for 2013

Most antivirus vendors that run on a yearly update schedule wait until the fall to release the next year's version, just like car manufacturers. So, the "2014 models" appear in the fall of 2013. They're definitely rolling in; I've reviewed four that actually contain "2014" in the name. Four others come from vendors who've dropped the notion of adding a version or year number, but they're still the "(2014)" editions.

18 September 2013

iPhone 6 specs, features, release date, price, news & rumours

by: David Ludlow

iPhone 6 specs, features, release date, price, news & rumours

Apple launched the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c on the 10th of September, killing all speculation that it would be called the iPhone 6. We're still expecting Apple's 2014 handset to be called the iPhone 6 and have preserved the rumours until we get more information. Click through to find out more about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
Apple is in a slightly strange position at the moment: it doesn't have the smartphone with the fastest processor or the highest-resolution screen. In fact, looking at specs alone, the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 are all giving the smartphone king a run for its money and making people think about the Android platform.
That's not say that Apple has been idle. In fact, it's clearly been working hard on both new hardware and a new operating system in order to re-assert itself. From the existing rumours, it would appear as though the next iPhone will be the iPhone 5S, an update to the iPhone 5. Then, we're going to get the iPhone 6, a completely revamped phone.
In this article we're concentrating on the iPhone 6, although it may turn out that some of these features make it into the iPhone 5S. Apple may even just dump the iPhone 5S and move straight to the 6 instead. Regardless of names, if Apple's going to continue to make the most desirable smartphone it's going to have to pack some serious technology into its latest handsets.

Tablet PC Guide | Top Gadgets Review

2013 is the age of Modern technology - Touch Screen computing & Smart gadgets - The Tablet PC Guide 2013.

It's clear now that tablet PCs are no fad. Beginning with the launch of the high-price, low-powered iPad 1 in April 2010 and culminating with the release of the low-price, high-powered Nexus 7 in July 2012, tablets have gone from being a niche, luxury-only computing peripheral to the latest must-have accessory.
To keep up with technology in 2013, you either have a tablet or you're buying one soon.
However, the fast pace of the tablet world means you can be forgiven for struggling to keep up with the changes to software, hardware, pricing and manufacturing. Sometimes it seems like there's a new tablet every other week, each better and more desirable than the last. Rather than leave you to fend for yourself, we've put together this six-page guide to tablets in 2013 - those that are on Shelves now, those that are being released soon, what you might want to look for if you're buying a tablet and what, if anything, you should avoid.
Here we are describing some features you must know if you are going to purchase a Tablet device.

26 October 2012

Will Windows 8 be More Secure? | Top Gadgets Review
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Martin Cooper takes a step back from all the Windows 8 fanfare and examines whether the cyber criminals will love or loathe Microsoft’s new OS.

Window 8, Windows 8 phone and Surface tablets – it seems it’s all happening over at Redmond. As Microsoft’s readies its new operating system roll out, we’ve every right to get excited, but with all eyes distracted by the new system’s sheen, it’s easy to overlook the mundane but essential business of security.
Over last 12 to 18 months, security – of the lack thereof has cast a growing shadow over Windows and the antivirus firms we trust to keep us safe online. Indeed, some have suggested that the bad guys might be winning in the never-ending game of high stakes chess. So the question is, will Windows 8 let us sleep sounder in our beds?

10 March 2012

New iPad vs. Top Android Tablets: Specs Compared

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This time around, the Apple iPad rumor mill was mostly right on. With the Apple's third-generation tablet, we got a super-high-res 2,048-by-1,536-pixel Retina Display powered by a beefed-up A5X CPU, a better camera, and fast 4G LTE on AT&T or Verizon. This all brings up the eternal tablet question again: iPad or Android?
Though the battle might seem a bit lopsided, we felt it was important to compare Apple's latest tablet with the best Android tablets available right now. A slew of promising quad-core Android slates like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Toshiba AT270 were announced at Mobile World Congress, but specs and release dates aren't solid. Of what we've seen coming down the pike, the forthcoming Asus Transformer Infinity matches the new iPad closest on specs, but with no release date announced, who knows when we'll see it? If you're considering the new iPad when it's released next Friday, the tablets in the chart below are some of the best large-screen Androids we've tested—and they're available

8 March 2012

Apple Unveils New iPad With 4G LTE, Retina Display

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Apple on Wednesday unveiled a new iPad complete with a Retina Display, quad-core GPU, 4G LTE, and an improved camera.
The updated iPad will hit stores on March 16.
Apple did not provide a specific name for its new tablet, calling it simply "iPad" instead of the rumored iPad 3 or iPad HD.
With 4G LTE, the new tablet will provide up to 73 Mbps download speeds, Apple said. Partners include Verizon and AT&T here in the U.S. and Rogers, Bell, and Telus abroad. Optional software can turn your tablet into a personal hotspot for up to five devices.
The iSight camera includes a 5-megapixel camera, advanced optics with an IR filter, autofocus and white balance, and face detection. It has the optic system included in the iPhone 4S and will support 1080p video recording.