Wednesday, November 11, 2009

[10/28] Win7: 20% Less Power; Extends Battery | Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Indoor Rain

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Infopackets Email Newsletter: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome to the next edition of the Infopackets Newsletter, featuring: MS Windows and technology news, software reviews, tech tips, weekly desktop games, plus 2 freeware goodies daily -- now that's a mouthful! ;-)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------> How to View This Newsletter
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
This newsletter contains a synopsis of what's new at Infopackets.
There are two ways you can view our articles:
1) Use this email newsletter as your guide. Simply scroll down and click
the corresponding link to read the rest of the story online.
2) Use our main page. Note that older stories are replaced by newer stories
as our page is updated daily. If you missed an email newsletter or two, use
method #1 above ;-)
Click to visit main page now:
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-01 (main page)
... or continue reading below!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> In This Issue: At a Glance
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Today's Headlines
--> Japan Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Plus Indoor Rain
--> New Domain Names To Have Non-English Characters
--> Report: Win7 Uses 20% Less Power; Extends Battery
--> On this Day in History: for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
--> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
--> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Alvo', and 'Computer Virus Tutorial'
>>> Incase You Missed It -- Yesterday's Top Stories
--> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins
--> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds
>>> Further Down ...
--> Got a Tech Question? Ask Dennis!
--> More Detail: Today's News + Synopsis and Link
--> Recommended Software: Please Support Our Site
>>> At the Very Bottom: Subscription Management
--> Link to: Archive Pages
--> Link to: Remove / Unsubscribe

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> What are Infopackets Readers saying about Ashampoo Software?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
" ... [Your recent Ashampoo $10 dollar deal is an] incredible deal, [with]
incredible products. The programs work exactly as advertised ... I am very
pleased. Thanx again for your wonderful newsletter. " ~ Mike G.
" ... I just downloaded Ashampoo Office ... two words: SNAPPY and FANTASTIC !!!!
MS Office is bloatware compared to this. " ~ George R.
" ... Many of my favorite [Windows utility programs] have switched to yearly
subscriptions [which I believe is completely unnecessary] ... I'm pleased to
know Ashampoo WinOptimizer isn't one of them ... a great value. " ~ Sandy M.
" ... Excellent product, great recommendation - thank you. " Jay F.
Don't miss out --
Get the $10-dollar-per-program deal today!
Expires Oct 31st:
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-02

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Got a Tech Question? Ask Dennis!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Got a tech question? Email us using the link below and we'll feature the
best Questions and Answers in upcoming newsletters.
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-03

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Today's Headlines: With Synopsis (plus link to story)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Japan Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Plus Indoor Rain
As part of the Japanese Science and Technology Agency's "Erato"
project, students at Keio University have created a robot designed to
alleviate the burden of performing one specific household chore: ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-04
>>> New Domain Names To Have Non-English Characters
The body that controls the way website addresses work plans to allow
non-English characters to be used in domain names. The move follows
increasing demand for the change, thanks to the rapid growth ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-05
>>> Report: Win7 Uses 20% Less Power; Extends Battery
Unless you've been sleeping in a cave this past week, you're aware that
Microsoft's Windows 7 is now available. And, of course, everyone is
asking the question, "is it worth the upgrade?" For those ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-06
>>> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins (20091027)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has backed plans to
introduce laws on net neutrality. Unfortunately, they face political
and legal challenges which appear to have the support of major ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-07
>>> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds (20091027)
Many Facebook users who've been signed off over the weekend will be
surprised this Monday morning by a homepage makeover, including revised
status updates and a revamped News Feed. Unfortunately, ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-08

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> On This Day in History: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
On this Day in History -- October 28
Famous people born on this day:
--> 1466, Erasmus, scholar, author of "In Praise of Folly."
--> 1846, Auguste Escoffier, "the king of chefs & the chef of kings."
--> 1914, Dr. Jonas Salk, who made polio a fear of the past.
--> 1939, Jane Alexander
--> 1944, Dennis Franz, actor "NYPD Blue".
--> 1949, Bruce Jenner, athlete, who liked his Wheaties.
--> 1955, Bill Gates, Computer Software entrepreneur-executive.
--> 1963, Lauren Holly, actress, "Picket Fences".
--> 1967, Julia Roberts, actress, "Pretty Woman".
Events on this day in history:
--> 1492, Columbus discovers Cuba.
--> 1636, Harvard University founded.
--> 1886, Statue of Liberty dedicated.
--> 1904, St. Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints.
--> 1919, Volstead Act passed by Congress, starting Prohibition.
--> 1965, The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St. Louis,
Missouri.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Build up your spooky Fishdom! Create the eerie atmosphere of an underwater
haunted house with witches, vampires and ghosts in your aquarium. Have fun
taking care of quirky tropical fishies and adding boo-tiful accessories to
the virtual aquarium of your dreams! Win trophies as you polish your
aquarium design skills in this brilliant match-3 sequel! Get splashed with
Fishdom fun! Key Features Spooky Match-3 Fun! Almost 100 Boo-tiful Fish And
Accessories! Unlimited Number Of Tanks To Create And Design! Your Aquarium
Can Be Your Screensaver! Requirements OS: Windows 2000/NT, XP, ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-09

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Alvo', and 'Computer Virus Tutorial'
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alvo
Alvo is a tiny stand alone DOS program that encrypts and decrypts any kind
of file with a very safe and fast 'csprng' algorithm. Interested?Click the
link and Alvo's makers explain the idea with step-by-step screen shots. If
you're a math / stats / computer-science geek, you'll appreciate how the
algorithm for Alvo came about via the main page.
Computer Virus Tutorial
'Computer Virus Tutorial' is an informative tutorial on computer viruses
that explains what a computer virus is, a history of computer viruses, ...
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-10

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subscription Management
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
To view our archive:
http://go.infopackets.com/e20091028-11

No comments:

Daves Computer Tips

CNET News.com

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DOWNLOAD NOW or SHIP $119.99

FREE COURSES, TUTORIALS & Help with Education?

Check out SchoolGenius.com Freebies galore, inspiration and motivation to see yourself in a new light. See the people who took NOTHING and turned it into SOMETHING!

Read about the FAILURES who became SUCCESSFUL!

We all have dreams. Are we motivated enough to get past the rough stuff?

Lots of educational freebies for parents, teachers and students!

See especially the BEST EDUCATIONAL DEAL ON THE INTERNET! KIDS! TEACHERS! PARENTS! GRANDPARENTS! FOR LESS THAN $22 CAD you can access and download for the rest of your life the software created by the U.K.'s WONDERFUL GREYOLLTWIT!

I am a former teacher who knows great software. I gave seminars on the topic!

Simon Hensby is a successful "failure" in my eyes. He gave up his regular job because his autistic kid was having trouble and could not cope in regular school. He lived on part-time jobs just to keep going.

In the meantime he was creating useful educational software that an autistic child could use. Now millions of people and schools enjoy what he sacrificed to create!

Now to me that is success! SEE MORE AT SCHOOLGENIUS

WATCH OUT FOR CREDIT CARD SCAMS LIKE THIS!!!

Group Blogs and Websites for Free

Added Comment: Blastgroups provides lots of freebies. However it has a confusing interface. I have been doing computers since the 70's and it IS confusing to me. However if you can wade through, you will get LOTS of great stuff for your group. - Computer Doc Blastgroups Claims that it is FREE and you can ... Create a free website for your: Sports Team–Club–Family–Friends Church–Work–School–Organization What can you add to a BlastGroup? Calendars – Photo Albums – Forums – Blogs Email Lists – Videos – Audio – Links – Files I just discovered this site and have NOT tried them. If you try them and have some comments, they are certainly VERY WELCOME! I am signing up today so that I can see how it works and report back to you. The other one I am familiar with like this is Airset.com. I loved airset until I realized that geeks like me would have no problem with it BUT perhaps the average computer user may. -Charles