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Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Virustotal's Trusted Source project attempts to limit false positives   —  Whenever I discover a new program I scan it first on the Virustotal website before running it on a local test system.  —  This initial virus check helps me determine whether an application is (likely) legitimate or not.
Feb 12, 2015, 1:40 PMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Sony and Panasonic to launch 300GB optical Archival Disc in 2015   —  Archival Disc with 300 GB capacity to launch in 2015  —  Current optical disc formats are less than ideal for archiving or backup purposes due to space constraints.  —  It is often not possible to back up your root partition …
Mar 10, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Mozilla stops development of authentication system Persona, transfers project to community   —  Mozilla makes authentication system Persona Community Project  —  When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service.
Mar 8, 2014, 5:15 AMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Google shuts down SMS Search   —  Google SMS Search allowed users to search Google via text message.  This worked by sending an SMS to a Google phone number that contained the search query.  Google then responded to the query with information, again via SMS and free of charge to the user.
May 12, 2013, 12:30 PMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 up both in April 2013 according to NetMarketShare   —  While usage statistics are not the most thorough data sets in regards to determining a products rising or falling trend throughout the months, they provide us with the means to spot trends nevertheless.
May 1, 2013, 5:25 PMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Google Takeout now offering Blogger and Google+ Page exports   —  Google Takeout is a service by Google that enables account owners to save some of their data to a local system.  The takeout service makes available data from a variety of Google services including Google Drive, YouTube …
Feb 16, 2013, 11:25 PMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Bios embedded Windows 8 product keys   —  If you have purchased a laptop running Windows 8 recently you may have noticed that it may not contain a small label on the back side or battery compartment listing the operating system's product key.  The question that should come up at this point …
Nov 26, 2012, 4:50 AMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Skype Reveals Remote and Local IP Address Of All Online Users   —  If you are a user of the messaging software Skype, you know that you can see the location of your contacts in the Skype interface.  What you probably do not know is that there is currently a way to display a Skype user's remote and local IP address as well.
Apr 30, 2012, 7:35 AMIn context
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Microsoft Mouse Without Borders, Control Multiple PCs With One Mouse   —  Have you ever worked with two or even more computers at the same workplace?  Maybe by using a desktop computer and a laptop at the same time.  If you did, you had to cope with two keyboard and a mouse or touchpad on each computer.
Sep 12, 2011, 1:15 AMIn context
Martin / gHacks technology news:
Google Chrome Adds Greasemonkey Support   —  One of the elementary things that the Google browser is missing is support for some kind of plugins or extensions that Firefox offers for a long time.  Google announced plans to support an extension API in later builds of the web browser …
Oct 19, 2008, 3:55 PMIn context

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