Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – April 28, 2010

Recover Data Like a Forensics Expert Using an Ubuntu Live CD – There are lots of utilities to recover deleted files, but what if you can’t boot up your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? We’ll show you some tools that will dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole hard drive partitions.

10 dumb things users do that can mess up their computers – We all do dumb things now and then, and computer users are no exception. Inadvertently pressing the wrong key combination or innocently clicking OK in the wrong dialog box can change important settings that alter a computer’s behavior or even crash the system.

Move and Copy files the old tried and true way in Windows 7 – Greg Shultz presents a little refresher course on the Microsoft Windows Send To command and the Copy To Folder and Move To Folder commands.

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Simple Tips Banish Computing Hassles – This week I tell you how to use Ctrl-Z for just about anything, add events to Google Calendar with your phone, and wrangle Windows 7 taskbar icons.

Deja Vu All Over Again.. Again – Criminals are once again using Skype to send phishing “chats” in an attempt to defraud you and trick you into clicking poisoned links. This criminal attack will reappear every so often (roughly every 30 days) with a slightly different name and URL… It is a classic scareware attack.

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs – One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs.

Getting Touchy with Windows 7 Touch Pack – Microsoft has made the Windows 7 Touch Pack–games and applications for touchscreen displays–available for download.

Windows Home Server “Vail” Available for 64-Bit Testing – Many of you may already know that Microsoft has been hard at work on the next version of Windows Home Server. We are excited to announce today that the beta of this next version (code name “Vail”) is now available. We invite everyone to check it out by downloading the software from the Microsoft Connect site.

Police, medical records found on used copy machines – CBS News finds used copy machines loaded with sensitive data–police records, pay stubs, copied checks, and private medical documents.

Free Windows 7 Compatibility Tool for SMBs – Microsoft announced an alliance with ChangeBase, an application-compatibility tool vendor, which will let IT professionals and servicing partners for small and medium businesses test and fix issues with programs that balk at running under Windows 7 — without resorting to Windows 7 Professional’s “XP Mode.”

Off Topic:

10 lies managers tell themselves – We all lie to ourselves. Why, I don’t know. Guess self-delusion is part of the human condition, whatever that means. I’m sure a relatively competent shrink can explain it, but who needs all that psychobabble, right?

Violent Game Law Goes To Supreme Court – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal court decision to throw out a proposed law that would prohibit the sale or rental of violent videogames to anyone under the age of 18 in the state of California.

Girl Giving Grad Speech Tries to Convert Crowd, Collapses – Video from a Texas public university’s graduation of a girl going absolutely insane and passing out while giving a speech.

Top 10 gaffes on Facebook, Twitter and Google – A new poll says that three in every four Facebook users avoid adding their boss as a ‘friend’ out of fear that their actions on the site could cost them their job. We round up the best social media gaffes from Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Today’s Quote:

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”

–    Henry Ford

Today’s Free Downloads:

SuperAntiSpyware – If your PC is infected with a virus, your regular, always-on antivirus program has failed and may be compromised. Try this free tool to scan your system for nasties and then whack any it finds.

GridMove – Resizing all your windows can be tedious. Use this utility to resize and move your windows to fit a customizable grid.

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