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Sep 252014
 

acronisti2014Acronis True Image 2015 Released
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How I Use Acronis Ture Image
Acronis True Image 2015 Full ($49.99)
Acronis True Image 2015 Upgrade ($29.99)
Acronis True Image 2015 Full , 3 PC License ($79.99)

CCleaner v4.18 Is Out
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Version History
***Pay attention during install. May attempt to install unwanted programs.
Change log:
-Added Active System Monitoring for Free users
-Improved Firefox Saved Password cleaning
-Improved Opera History cleaning
-Improved 64-bit build architecture for Window 8 and 8.1
-Added Ashampoo Burning Studio 14, XnView and FastStone Capture cleaning
-Improved localization support
-Minor GUI Improvements
-Minor bug fixes

Sep 192014
 

oktoberfestFall officially starts September 22 at 22:29 EDT. I love this time of year, football, MLB pennant races heating up, pumpkin and Oktoberfest style beers, and Oktoberfest celebrations. For those non-U.S. folks, yes, we do have lots of smaller Oktoberfest celebrations here. There are several in my town including one this weekend. They are not as magnificent as the original but the spirit is still there! I do want to attend the Munich Oktoberfest again someday. Anyway, on with the news…

Computer Hardware
Nvidia 344.11 WHQL Drivers (Linux 343.22 drivers too)
[H]ardOCP – NVIDIA Maxwell GPU GeForce GTX 980 Video Card Review

openSUSE 13.2
openSUSE 13.2 is scheduled to be released on November, 4th. The Beta was supposed to be released yesterday but has been pushed back until Monday.
Oh, and for you guys in the aforementioned thread complaining, “We need serious help marketing/spreading the word about openSUSE 13.2“. Get off your high-horse and engage people. I asked for access to the 13.1 GM as soon as it was ready so I could have a review up on release day. My request went ignored. How about getting folks to write articles on actual websites and not in those horrid forum articles section. Sorry, but openSUSE Lizards isn’t much better (horrible format). You need something that looks a little better. Maybe try offering some swag or something to potential writers too.

Software
Firefox 32.0.2. Yes. this is the 3rd update this month :rolleyes:
Ultimate Boot CD 5.3.2

Etc.
Lots of folks aren’t happy with Acronis TI 2015.
U2 Claims It’s Working With Apple On A New Music Format That ‘Can’t Be Pirated’ :rotfl:

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sep 162014
 

ms_mess_analyzerOnce a staple of AOR stations, Twofer Tuesday seems relegated to the Classic Rock stations now. Fear not! I’ve got Two Twofers here :wink:

Microsoft
Windows 8.1 Reliability update. Hit up Windows Update (look in the optional section if you don’t see it).
Microsoft Message Analyzer 1.1 – TechNet blog post here.
Message Analyzer enables you to capture, display, and analyze protocol messaging traffic; and to trace and assess system events and other messages from Windows components.

Adobe
Adobe Reader updated.
Adobe Acrobat updated.
Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Sep 152014
 

thThe Week Ahead
Adobe Reader will be updated tomorrow.
iOS 8 comes out on Wednesday. Speaking of Apple…
:evil:

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?
Apple has actually created a tool for all the cry babies that don’t want the free U2 album:
Remove iTunes gift album “Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes music library and purchases
:bigcry:

Because beating up on Apple/iSheep is fun…
Apple Pay is as safe as your selfies, says PayPal ad
Dear iPhone 6 users, welcome to 2012!
A brief history of Samsung mocking Apple announcements
:mrgreen:

OCAU
TweakHound.com has been around for over 12 years now. In that time I’ve seen darn near every tech/computer site that was around back then disappear.
One site that has hung on and still does it old school is Overclockers Australia. I’m glad they are still around.
:clink:

Google Chrome Software Removal Tool
This is a weird one.
If you notice Chrome behaving strangely (for example, showing you unusual startup pages, toolbars, or pop-up ads you can’t get rid of), it may be due to an unwanted program on your computer.
Well gee wiz. Ya think?
You may be able to fix the problem by downloading and running the Software Removal Tool. Think of this as a “factory reset” of Chrome. It restores Chrome’s original settings and removes programs that affect its behavior.
Um…OK…

Windows 9
Microsoft announces ‘Windows 9′ event in San Francisco on September 30th

Software
Firefox 32.0.1

Cool Links
Here are some interesting links that were brought to my attention this week:
How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows
How to easily delete your online accounts

Reader Email
This one was kinda long but the gist of it (as I understood it) was this guy has 2 raided SSD’s and 2 raided 2TB hard drives. He wants some software that will basically make the SSD’s cache for the hard drives. Essentially creating a hybrid setup.
I’ve got no clue on this one. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know.

Sep 102014
 

avatar-redSept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

Headlines
Google probes alleged theft of 5 mln Gmail passwords
OneDrive now supports 10 GB files
Franklin ship discovery solves ‘one of Canada’s great mysteries’

Microsoft Security Essentials
MSE was updated to version 4.6.0305.0. As usual no release notes.
Download it or get it via Windows Update.

VirtualBox
VB 4.3.16 is out. “a maintenance release which improve stability and fixes regressions.
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Release Notes

BleachBit
BB 1.4 released. “has much better support for Winapp2.ini, Firefox, and Google Chrome plus other improvements.
Download
This program is a CCleaner alternative for Windows and Linux.

iTunes
iBloatware updated to version 11.4. Updates for iOS 8.
Download
Be sure to see: Ed Bott – The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware