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Note 7 recall: Samsung hit with legal suit

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:24 PM - by Reverend
Former owners of the Galaxy Note 7 in the US have launched a class-action lawsuit against Samsung claiming "economic injuries" suffered by the recall.

The lawsuit, which comes a week after Samsung officially recalled the Note 7 and ended production worldwide, has been filed in New Jersey by law firm McCuneWright representing three plaintiffs: John Waudby, Robert Spuntak and Mohamad Ibrahim.

The plaintiffs aren't going after Samsung because of physical damage caused by the fiery smartphone, but instead allege "economic injuries" amid claims that Note 7 owners have incurred "millions of dollars in fees" as a result of Samsung's mishandling of the situation.

The lawsuit reads: "Following Samsung's advice, customers discontinued using their Note 7s only to find out that Samsung did not have replacement smartphones available. Instead, Samsung informed consumers that they would have to wait several days, and even weeks in many cases.

"During this time, and as a result of Defendant failing to provide consumers with an adequate replacement, consumers continued to incur monthly device and plan charges from their carriers for phones they could not safely use."

Rich McCune, one of the lawyers in the case, told Motherboard: "Samsung has agreed to recall and reimburse the cost of the device, but their customers have had to continue to pay on their data and voice plans during the time they had to make their device inoperative until they received their replacement device. That is the loss that the case is focused on.”

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FrostWire 6.4.0

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:22 PM - by Reverend
FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client, first released as a fork of LimeWire. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and now FrostWire only uses the BitTorrent network.

FrostWire 6.4.0

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RedFox AnyDVD HD

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:39 PM - by Reverend
AnyDVD HD works in the background to automatically and transparently enable read access of the contents of a movie DVD or Blu-ray as soon as it's inserted into the drive.



(For RedFox AnyDVD HD you need to purchase a RedFox license key, SlySoft licenses are not supported.)

AnyDVD HD homepage
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Oct 13, 2016 - 9:37 PM - by Reverend
Skype is a free program that uses the latest P2P technology to bring affordable and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.


Skype homepage
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Samsung Kills Off Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:24 PM - by Reverend
Samsung Electronics is killing its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a humbling about-face for the South Korean giant and its global brand. In an unprecedented move, the company will no longer produce or market the smartphones.

The demise of the Galaxy Note 7 is a major setback for Samsung, the world’s largest maker of smartphones. The premium device — with a 5.7-inch screen, curved contours and comparatively high price — won praise from consumers and reviewers, and was the company’s most ambitious effort yet to take on Apple for the high-end market.

But Samsung has struggled to address reports that the Galaxy Note 7 could overheat and catch fire because of a manufacturing flaw. Last month, the company said it would recall 2.5 million phones to fix the problem. But in recent days, Galaxy Note 7 users emerged with reports that some devices that had supposedly been repaired were overheating, smoking and even bursting into flames. And on Monday, Samsung asked Note 7 customers to power off the phones while it worked on the problem.

In a statement filed with the South Korean stock exchange late Tuesday, Samsung said it had made a “final decision” to stop production. The company will no longer make or market the phones, said a person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Samsung did not publicly disclose details.

Samsung has a strong position in modestly priced smartphones and has made progress in challenging the Apple iPhone for the high end of the market. Samsung showed its confidence in the new Galaxy Note 7 by skipping a sixth version in the series and offering the new phone beginning in August, before Apple’s introduction of its iPhone 7.

It was unclear where the Galaxy Note 7’s problem began. But Samsung’s fight to catch up with Apple by cramming increasingly sophisticated features into the device may have been the phone’s undoing. Industry experts are... [Read More]
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Yahoo 'Temporarily' Disables Auto Email Forwarding

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:19 PM - by Reverend
Thinking of ditching Yahoo for another email provider? Think again. According to the Associated Press, Yahoo disabled automatic email forwarding at the beginning of the month.

Like postal mail forwarding, the electronic version automatically sends a copy of incoming messages from one account (Yahoo) to another (Gmail). Users who previously set up the function are unaffected. Those folks, however, trying to cut ties after Yahoo's massive data breach are having a tough time.

"The feature was [temporarily] disabled as part of previously planned maintenance to improve its functionality between a user's various accounts," a Yahoo spokeswoman told PCMag. "Users can expect an update to the auto-forward functionality soon.

"We're working to get auto-forward back up and running as soon as possible because we know how useful it can be to our users," she continued.

But the timing of these renovations, as the AP points out, is "extremely suspicious."

Yahoo in September confirmed that data associated with at least 500 million users accounts was stolen in a 2014 breach of its network by a "state-sponsored actor." Names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and possibly encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers were stolen.

A report last week, meanwhile, claimed that Yahoo has scanned customers' incoming emails at the request of US intelligence officials. According to Reuters, the company built a custom software program to search users' messages for specific information. Yahoo pushed back, saying the story "is misleading" and that "the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems."

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Nero Burning ROM 2017

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:28 PM - by Reverend
The powerful burning software Nero Burning ROM allows you to burn your data, music and videos to disc. Nero Burning ROM gives you full, customized control of your burning projects.

Nero Burning ROM 2017 (trial)

Nero homepage
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Google's 4K HDR Chromecast Ultra costs $69, and will launch in November

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:31 PM - by Reverend
Google is about to release a new version of its wildly-popular Chromecast streaming dongle, with 4K HDR video support for $69.

The Chromecast Ultra will be available in November. Presumably, the existing version will remain available for $35.

Google says the Chromecast Ultra will support 4K HDR video from Netflix and Vudu. YouTube will also support 4K video, and Google Play Movies & TV is getting 4K support in November (but no word on HDR). Chromecast Ultra will also support Dolby’s flavor of HDR on televisions with Dolby Vision.

The upgraded internals should provide better performance, with Google claiming that content loads 1.8 times faster. Wi-Fi performance is supposedly improved, though it’s unclear how, given that last year’s Chromecast refresh added 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Compared to the cheaper Chromecast, the Chromecast Ultra measures about 0.25 inches wider in diameter at 2.29 inches, but it’s still designed to plug directly into an HDMI slot, hanging freely from the television by a short cable. It also adds an ethernet jack (built into the power adapter) for wired connections to a home network.

The new Chromecast will work the same way as the original: Instead of a dedicated remote control, you use your phone, tablet, or the desktop Chrome browser to control what’s happening on the big screen. Video and music services that support Chromecast will display a “Cast” button that initiates playback on the streaming dongle.

Existing Chromecasts and the Chromecast Ultra have a new trick, though: Using the newly-announced Google Home connected speaker, you can bark voice commands to start viewing YouTube videos and Google Photos through the television. Netflix will also support this feature soon, and other partners will be added later.

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