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  2. The difference between the Insider and Stable (that break you mentioned) is intentional. It's for accessibility purposes, as it makes it easier to discern between Insider / Stable. I think colour is enough to distinguish them, but perhaps that's just me. Assuming the user is not color blind / not differently-abled.
  3. Copernic

    TagScanner 6.0.35

    TagScanner 6.0.35 by Razvan Serea TagScanner is a powerful tool for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most modern audio formats, supports ID3v1/v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WMA and MP4(iTunes) tags. You can rename files according to information from the tags, import tag information from filenames or other sources, perform any text replacement and transformations in tags and filenames. Also you may get album info and download covers via online databases like freedb, Amazon, Discogs or MusicBrainz. You can create playlists in one click and export your collection to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format. TagScanner has an easy-to-use multilingual interface and built-in audio player. Features: Rename files based on the tag and file information Powerful multiple files tag editor Import album information and covers from online databases like Discogs or Amazon Generate tag information from file/foldernames Tag fields formatting and rearrangement Words replacement and case conversion from tags and filenames Supports MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MPEG-4, Opus, Musepack, Monkey's Audio, AAC, OptimFROG, SPEEX, WavPack, TrueAudio, WAV, AIFF, Direct Stream Digital files Supports ID3 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 tags, APE v1 and v2 tags, Vorbis Comments, WMA tags and MP4(iTunes) metadata Supports for embedded lyrics and cover art Resize cover art for portable devices on the fly TAGs versions conversions Quick playlists creation Export information to HTML, XML CSV or any user-defined format Full support for Unicode Multilanguage interface Built-in audio player TagScanner 6.0.35 changelog: Improved layout of some interface elements for hiDpi modes Fixed: Memory leak while tagging OGG files Fixed: Support for WMA files Updated OpenSSL libs Translation: German Download: TagScanner 6.0.35 | 2.6 MB (Freeware) Download: Portable TagScanner 6.0.35 | 3.0 MB View: TagScanner Website | TagScanner Screenshot Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  4. lulz, FUD. Try less then 1% across the board - https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13659/Smelt.png Source: https://www.anandtech.com/show...ltdown-hardware-mitigations That source is for the old spectre and meltdown fixes from early 2018. The latest patches for the newly discovered ZombieLoad flaws slowed it down between 3% and 9% on the i9-9900K and up to 40% on older CPU's.
  5. Nice try at a jab, but no you just use a standard HSF designed for the CPU. Above OP has a point, in reality this CPU will run on 5Ghz for a few second before slowing cores down to protect it from overheating.
  6. C:Amie

    My Pc wont start any more

    If it is PCIe graphics, does the motherboard have onboard Video? If so pull the PCIe and test the onboard. I take it that it makes noise as if it is turned on? Fans spin etc?
  7. jamwheat

    The Big Wrestling Thread!

    https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1095725-wrestling-world-reacts-to-jon-moxley-joining-all-elite-wrestling Jon Moxley made an unforgettable debut at All Elite Wrestling Double or Nothing by attacking Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega after their match ended. Here’s how the wrestling world took the news of the big signing by AEW and the event itself. (Dean Ambrose)
  8. Addiction and Compulsive behavior are a symptom of a psychological disorder. Gambling or gaming beyond reason are possible consequences of them but they are not a disorder nor a disease. No science or medicine can possibly give credit to this stupidity. What the hell?
  9. I pointed out that the theft was embarrassing for two reasons: 1. It was NSA itself that suffered the pilferage. (They write the RULEBOOK on IT security for the government - hence embarrassing.) 2. Said HQ is also just east of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup - the main state prison for medium-security crooks - both are on MD 175. The snapshot above is the southern gate to NSA HQ (and the co-located United States Cyber Command) known as Gatehouse 1. Despite NSA HQ being on a military installation (Fort George G. Meade), the majority of Fort Meade itself has neither gates or fencing - and hasn't for decades. (And that was before the First Army and 97th Army Reserve Command - the primary non-NSA tenant commands there -both were disestablished.) Both of Fort Meade's "main drags" (the other being MD 32 - Savage Road) pass completely through the installation to meet a mile east of NSA HQ's Gatehouse 3 - their easternmost gate, and the closest to Interstate 97 - where MD 32 ends. Yes - there is a Gatehouse 2 (reserved for NSA employees - visitors and contractors must use Gatehouse 1) - next door to the National Cryptologic Museum on MD 32.
  10. Saif Iddin

    My Pc wont start any more

    even if i did so i can't do any thing because once i start the pc the screen is all black there is no system a peering on the screen to boot from or any thing the screen all black no matter wt i did or replaced I have tried replacing the hhd with a brand new one and nothing happened the system wont start l
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  12. lulz, FUD. Try less then 1% across the board - https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13659/Smelt.png Source: https://www.anandtech.com/show...ltdown-hardware-mitigations
  13. We'll find out for sure soon, it's clear these are special hand picked cores out of the batch of 9900s that can do this, so they'll cost extra for sure. Also saying that they're "for gamers", intel knows most of us use some form of liquid cooling for our gaming rigs. I've got a Corsair H80i keeping my i7 6700k cool when I game. Running a i9-9900k stock speeds with a Noctua NH-D15. Idle temps are 93F and load never goes over 140F
  14. Microsoft patent shows a redesigned Type Cover for the Surface Pro 7 by Rich Woods A new Microsoft patent (spotted by Windows United) has surfaced that shows off a new feature for the company's Type Cover. When you fold it back to use the Surface Pro as a tablet, it will magnetically attach to the back. In other words, you'll no longer have to hold it in place by hand. The new Type Cover will likely ship alongside of the Surface Pro 7, the redesigned tablet that we're expecting to see this year. It should include a USB Type-C port, Intel's 10nm Ice Lake processors, and a more rounded design like we've seen from the Surface Go. It will be the first major redesign that the product has seen since the Surface Pro 3. We were already expecting the new Type Cover to be thinner, based on other patents that have shown up. Now, it will apparently be thinner and still have magnets inside of it. The patent shows four magnets placed in the palm rest of the Type Cover, and another four placed in the back of the Surface Pro. Clearly, you'll need to have the new Surface Pro in order for this feature to work, even though the keyboard itself will likely be compatible with older models (all Type Covers work with all versions of the Surface Pro). We're expecting the Surface Pro 7, and any related peripherals, to show up later on this year.
  15. "The larger screen on the Pixel 3a XL does fit into the smaller body, but it has a taller aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a hideous notch." -- Don't you mean the Pixel 3 XL?
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  17. Curious why MS doesn't publish their own apps through the Windows store. What's stopping then from publishing VS, VS Code, Office, etc via Store, also preferably as UWP?
  18. NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) 6.1.0 by Razvan Serea NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats. NAPS2 creates fully text searchable PDF files that can be imported and indexed within your document management system. NAPS2 is currently available in 16 different languages. NAPS2 requires .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. NAPS2 key features: Scan documents using WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners Scan as many pages as you like from glass or ADF, including duplex support Rotate, flip, remove, and rearrange scanned pages Save as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, or other file formats Directly email PDFs Use OCR to make PDFs searchable Configure brightness, contrast, resolution, and other scan options Save your configurations as profiles to be easily reused later Optional command-line interface (CLI) for automation and scripting MSI installer and application-level configuration available for group policy (GPO) deployment Portable/standalone archives available Translations: English, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Polski, Portugues, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew Small download (<1MB) NAPS2 v6.1.0 changelog: Added a "Single page files" option in PDF Settings Improved accessibility Faster cropping Event logging now uses an XML format Bug fixes Download: NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) 6.1.0 | MSI Installer | ~2.0 MB (Open Source) Download: Portable NAPS2 6.1.0 | 1.9 MB Link: NAPS2 Home Page Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  19. Lenovo Smart Tab P10 review: A tablet and a smart display in one by Rich Woods At this point, there are many smart displays on the market, such as Amazon's Echo Show, Google's Home Hub, Lenovo's Smart Display, and more. They add an extra dimension to smart speakers with a screen, allowing you to do things like see a full weather forecast instead of having the whole thing read to you. Lenovo's Smart Tab P10 is probably the most innovative take on a smart display, mainly because it's not a smart display. It's a tablet that you can dock in a speaker, making it more of a two-in-one. It's a really nice idea. People don't use tablets as much anymore because we have larger phones, but with the Smart Tab P10, you can just pull it out of the dock and use it while you're on your couch. When you're not using it, it's an Alexa-powered smart display that does most of what an Echo Show can do. Specs Tablet CPU Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 GPU Adreno 506 Body 9.53x6.57x0.27“ (242x167x7mm), 0.97lbs (440g) Display 10.1” FHD (1920x1200) LCD IPS RAM 4GB Storage 64GB Battery 7,000mAh Audio 4 x front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers Color and material Aurora Black with dual-glass design Speaker Body 2.57x11.16x1.96” (65.5x283.6x50mm), 1.76lbs (800g) Speakers 2 x 3W full-range speakers Microphones 3 far-field microphones Price $349.99 There's also a lower end model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. You can also pick up the Smart Tab M10, which starts with 2GB RAM and has a smaller battery. Day one Design This is a pretty slick device. The tablet itself is a glass sandwich, and it's a color that Lenovo calls Aurora Black. Obviously, that means that it's black, but it also refracts light in a certain way that shows vertical, metallic lines. It's really nice, although I'm not sure how often you'll be looking at that. It's docked most of the time. Still, it's worth noting that it's a pretty sexy tablet. It also has a metal frame with a silver-colored accent around the edge. When looking at it in landscape orientation, it has a volume rocker and a power button on the left side, and on the right side, there's a USB Type-C port for charging and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. This is a standalone tablet, so you don't need to charge it with the dock or anything. I've not used the USB-C port at all, since I think you'll be keeping it in the dock when you're not using it, but it's nice to have the option. Both the top and bottom of the tablet have two speakers, powered by Dolby Atmos. The audio quality is pretty great too, even if you're not using it with the speaker. I'm happy to see that Lenovo saw the importance of this, as you still might be using it to watch a movie when it's removed from the dock. Also on the bottom are two pogo pins. These are used for connecting to the speaker dock, and the tablet charges through those pins when connected. However, when the tablet is docked, it's actually connected to the speaker via Bluetooth, for some reason. This means that when you dock the tablet, it's not instantly connected to the speaker. When you pick up the tablet, the Bluetooth connection is broken. On the front of the device, there's a fingerprint sensor below the screen. This comes in handy, as most fingerprint sensors do, but if you don't use the tablet often, you'll just end up having to type a PIN anyway. The dock is pretty stylish as well. It's a dark gray color, covered in fabric on all sides with rounded corners. The slot to insert the tablet seems to be a bit too wide though, and sometimes it's tough to know if it's docked properly. In fact, I'd just say it's too easy to dock improperly, especially for a device that's meant to be taken out and put back frequently. Display The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 has a 10.1-inch 1920x1200 display, which means that it has a 16:10 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is better for a tablet then a 16:9 screen, or something even taller like we see from modern smartphones. Tablets tend to do better when they're a bit wider, especially when used in portrait orientation. The display itself is pretty good, and it's plenty bright enough for indoor use. I don't think of this as the type of device that you'd want to bring outdoors much, although you could if you jacked up the brightness all the way. The resolution is good too, offering Full HD+ at 10.1 inches. There's a night mode, which cuts down on the blue light emitted from the screen at night. Blue light can keep you from sleeping well. This is a feature that most screens have these days, but it's worth noting, since this seems like the type of device that you might pick up to read a book before bed. There's also a focus mode, which lets you block incoming notifications from being displayed. This was something that I found myself using more often than not. It's really a family device, so I didn't need notifications coming in all of the time. And yes, you will hear the notification chime while it's docked and showing Alexa stuff. One other thing I'll point out is that this is an LCD; it's not OLED. That's always worth pointing out for something that has an ambient display. When you turn the lights out, it will only show you the time, but you can still tell that the screen is backlit. Amazon Alexa Most of the time, you'll probably be using the Smart Tab P10 as a smart display, which uses Amazon Alexa. I've asked Lenovo why it chooses which assistant for which devices, and I've not received a real answer. I'm curious because this really seems like it should be a Google Assistant device. When it's docked, you're interacting with Alexa, but when you're using it as a tablet, Google Assistant is the native voice assistant on Android. When it's docked, you'll see the time and weather on top of a stock image, along with various suggestions of what you can ask Alexa to do, trending topics, and more. This is an area where I favor Google Assistant, which has Google Photos integration and lets you use smart displays as digital photo frames. Probably the most useful thing that you can do with any kind of smart speaker is play music, and this obviously integrates best with Amazon's music services, Prime Music and Music Unlimited. Oddly, there's no Apple Music support, so you'll need a first-party Echo device if you want Apple Music with Alexa. What's cool is that Amazon has a feature called X-Ray Lyrics, which shows the lyrics of songs as they're playing. The line that's playing is highlighted as the song progresses, and it's cool to see on the larger screen. Another common use case is to ask for a weather forecast, and Alexa seems to show the weather forecast as it's saying it. This seems like a strange approach from Amazon, since the added display doesn't seem to have an advantage if you can't read ahead. If you ask for the weather, it shows you the current weather, then as Alexa tells you what the weather will be tonight, it switches to a screen with both the current weather and tonight's weather. It then shows an hourly forecast. You can also ask for a weekly forecast, and Alexa reads the whole thing. This device is also useful in the kitchen. You can ask for a recipe for something, and Alexa will provide a list of recipes. After selecting the one you want, Alexa will guide you through the various steps, or you can ask it to tell you the ingredients. Obviously, there are plenty of uses for voice assistants that I haven't covered here, such as smart home control and so on. I just wanted to call out a few highlights, some limitations, some areas where Google Assistant is better, some areas where Alexa is better than Google Assistant, and so on. Tablet usage and performance Obviously, this is a device that you'll be using as a tablet from time to time. Even if you rarely use tablets, it's so nice to have the option to just pop the Smart Tab P10 out of the dock and use it. It could be to read a book, to watch a movie, and so on. As I mentioned earlier, the audio quality is great and it has a solid display, so that part of the experience is phenomenal. I did note above that this is a family device that might sit in your living room, so I wouldn't want notifications turned on. The good news is that you can easily add extra accounts, so you don't have to worry about everyone that uses this as a tablet using the same Google account. You can even add a guest account for those that don't have their own. The part that's not great is performance. The Smart Tab P10 has an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is along the lower end of Qualcomm's offerings. All eight cores are ARM Cortex-A53, and there is noticeable lag when launching apps and interacting with them. When reading books in the Kindle app or watching movies, you won't have any issues once you're actually doing the thing that you set out to do. However, if you're checking social networks or doing something else along those lines, you'll notice an impact. Don't get me wrong; the overall experience is pretty good. But if you're looking for a high-end tablet experience, look elsewhere. For benchmarks, I used Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu. First up is Geekbench 4, which provides a CPU test. As you can see, it doesn't do very well. The single-core score is lower than a Snapdragon 800-powered Nexus 5, and the comparisons didn't go any lower than that. The multi-core score was better though, comparable to a quad-core Snapdragon 820. Next up is AnTuTu, which provides an all-in-one test. Once again, the Snapdragon 450 doesn't perform well, as you can see from the different categories' breakdowns of how it compares to other devices. Note that this is the top-end model with 4GB RAM. Conclusion The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is a really solid device, and it's an innovative solution for someone like me. When I say someone like me, I mean someone that doesn't use smart assistants a lot, and doesn't use tablets a lot. Putting them both in the same product makes a lot of sense here. The tablet is docked in a convenient location whenever I need it. More often than not, if I think of using my iPad, I use my phone instead of going to the other room to get it. Now, the Smart Tab P10 is within arm's reach. And for the rest of the time, it's a smart display that I can use to play music, ask questions, and so on. I think that the biggest drawback is the performance, which just isn't good. It's not as noticeable when the device is being used as a smart display, but you'll definitely notice it when using it as a tablet. Still, if you're only using it as a tablet occasionally, then you probably won't mind too much. At $349, whether you should buy this or not depends on what you're looking to do with it. If you don't think that you'll ever take the tablet out of the dock, then there are cheaper alternatives. The same goes for if you don't plan on ever using the voice assistant side of it. The product makes sense though. Your tablet is in a useful location when you need it, and it's a smart display when you're not using it. If that sounds like something that you can get behind, and you prefer Amazon Alexa over Google Assistant, you're good to go.
  20. My 9900K is running 5.1GHz on all cores... so what ?
  21. The difference between the Insider and Stable (that break you mentioned) is intentional. It's for accessibility purposes, as it makes it easier to discern between Insider / Stable. I think colour is enough to distinguish them, but perhaps that's just me.
  22. I never see Microsoft store sell brand laptops. Microsoft only sell surface laptops.
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