BetaNews | Loss of HP puts end to Wal-Mart’s video download store

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews December 28, 2007, 12:10 PM The retailer decided to silently walk away from its planned video download service after HP ended its participation. BetaNews | Loss of HP puts end to Wal-Mart’s video download store   Look, another video service going down and once your computer crash’s or you format, your videos are lost forever. Your stuck with multi-gig files (from backup) with no key to run it.

Never again will I buy Movies off the Internet. (Part 2)

I just wanted to post my comment to the person who said I should not have used AOL: It is not just AOL, it is who ever buys a company who or goes out of business or switch to a new DRM provder. I have issues with my MSN Music WMA-DRM. But obtaining “Free” replacements in same high quality are quick and easy. Here are some WMA DRM Providers that went down: – MusicMatch bought by Yahoo! (You must install old MM software to get it to work)– MSN Music Gone. Lucky if you get it to work.– URGE by MSN … Continue reading Never again will I buy Movies off the Internet. (Part 2)

Never again will I buy Movies off the Internet.

I think one I got for free and the other one was cheap. But this goes for the same if you paid full price and use AOL Videos   Dear Eric, Thank you for being a customer of the AOL® Video store. We have an exciting update for you on our service: to continue to bring you an industry-leading purchase experience, we have partnered with Amazon.com®. Going forward, Amazon.com® will power our video download service.What does this mean for you? Videos you have already purchased from the AOL Video Store will stay on your computer, and continue to work on … Continue reading Never again will I buy Movies off the Internet.

For Sale: Phishing Kit – Security News Analysis

  RSA this week said it has discovered what it calls the Universal Man-in-the-Middle Phishing Kit, an all-in-one package that provides the raw materials to launch sophisticated phishing exploits that appear to be operating on legitimate Websites. Source: Dark Reading – Desktop Security – For Sale: Phishing Kit – Security News Analysis This is what is worse than exploits and such. People who make it easy for the average person to do.

WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

I went to post a comment on a friends MySpace profile tonight, and I clicked the top navigation banner to go Home to my main screen. I could have chosen Mail or Bog does not matter. Instead I got re-directed to a login screen and thought it was a corny flaky MySpace server. It was not, I looked at the URL and guess what? I had been phished. And IE7’s Phishing filter does not even have a clue (Nor does the latest version of FireFox.). I had to report the profile to MySpace saying I think the user did not … Continue reading WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

Windows Live! Essentials. What is the purpose of it?

Windows Live! Essentials, is a installer to install all the Live! products. What I do not understand is why do we have an application that sits in the system tray all day and take up system resources. It would be easier to have a web page to do all this then waste the Live! teams time programming and making this useless utility. Once the beta is done, I will be removing it from my systems. There is absolutely no use for it. If they want something for someone to find out the latest Live! stuff with download links, then put it … Continue reading Windows Live! Essentials. What is the purpose of it?

Microsoft Auto Update Causes Issues

I posted this comment on Susan Bradley’s SBS Blog (Patch Status Report – April Patches) , so I thought I would post it here too: My work computer, home laptop (Desktop does not have office on it mainly MCE), Mom’s Laptop, Friends Desktop and Fathers Desktop and possibly’ bosses laptop. All have the Outlook Junk Mail filter not install. Seems the best thing to do is to remove, install and replace the OSE.exe from the CD. I removed office, installed it with all updates still happened. then: Step 1: Tool does not work. Step 2: Was fine Step 3: Replaced OSE … Continue reading Microsoft Auto Update Causes Issues

More than half of Microsoft Vista needs re-writing

And this explains why I wiped Vista of my Media Center and went back to MCE 2005. Record TV split The Simpson’s into to files. I could not watch recorded content. BSOD on shutdown among other things. I will either wait for todays build or wait for one more build. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30516