Posts Tagged ‘HP’

HP Releases Printer Firmware to Undo Non-HP Ink Cartridge Blocking

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

This firmware fix would be seen as a much more positive move, if HP would promise their customers that this will never happen again.

HP angered many of its customers in September 2016 when a previously released firmware update for company printers would block non-HP ink cartridges from working. HP designed the update to come into effect on September 13, 2016; shortly thereafter, users reported issues with ink cartridges on Internet forums and sites. The issues were widespread and large media companies and organizations like the BBC reported on the issue.

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HP Firmware Update Blocks Non-HP Ink Cartridges

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Apparently there’s no fix for this problem either. I guess the only solution is to avoid HP products like the plague the next time you need to buy a laser printer.

HP released a firmware update on March 12, 2016 for several of the company’s Officejet printers that renders non-HP ink cartridges useless. HP customers began to complain about the issue on September 13, 2016 on various online forums, the official HP forum, and on community sites like Reddit. All reported that a HP Officejet printer blocked non-HP ink cartridges from working, and that the device displayed one of the following messages to the user:

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Security Paper Suggests to Remove McAfee from PCs, Finds Issues in OEM Devices

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Apparently, a study has found that many new Windows 10 laptops have security and privacy issues that are related to McAfee.

A recent security analysis of OEM laptops running Windows 10 by Duo Security Inc concluded that all analyzed devices had privacy and network protocol related issues. The seven laptops, produced by Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, shared many of the privacy and security issues, while some laptops had additional issues caused by installed OEM software.

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Dell Drops to Third-Place Worldwide PC Maker

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Based on personal experience, I’d say that Dell’s drop in popularity is in a large part due to a quality issue that they’ve had over the last several years …

Figures released for the last quarter by IDC and Gartner show that, despite rumblings at HP that included rumours about dropping their entire PC division, the truly unprecedented Touchpad fire sale and the unceremonious dumping of their CEO, the PC maker still maintains the top spot and has indeed grown their lead in the last quarter by more than 5%.

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HP TouchPad Review

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Call me a Luddite, but I still can’t figure out why I’d need a TouchPad in the first place …

The HP TouchPad is dead, long live the HP TouchPad!  It feels very odd reviewing a product that you can’t buy any more.  When you factor in though that this new tablet computer is brand new out and still in its review period, and that many people will this week be taking delivery of their shiny new gadget, it begins to make more sense.

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The HP TouchPad Fire Sale: Was it Worth it?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The more I read about this story, the less sense it makes …

Last week when HP announced both that it was going to sell off its PC division, but also that it was dropping its WebOS devices, the tech community went into shock.  This the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, with some 26% of the US market or 18% of the PC market worldwide.

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HP Kills WebOS, PC Business Up for Sale!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

If this story is correct, then it’s either a sign of a very bad economy, or a pretty weird move on HP’s part …

This can hardly be believed but it’s actually true and not some cruel joke.  Having only just released the first WebOS tablet after having purchased Palm last year, and having spent the last year talking up their new mobile operating system as the next big thing, which frankly it had a very good chance of becoming, HP has announced that it’s killing off WebOS devices for good.

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HP outbids Dell for data-storage group

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

It seems strange that HP and Dell would fight over a relatively unknown company that specializes in data storage … until you factor in the cloud computing angle; then it makes sense.

Wall Street sees Hewlett-Packard and Dell rival bids as indication that deal-making is back in vogue

The world’s two largest computer manufacturers, Hewlett-Packard and Dell, are going head-to-head in a bid to buy 3PAR, a hitherto obscure provider of back-office data storage.

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A window closes on Microsoft

Friday, May 21st, 2010

People have been predicting the death or decline of Windows for years … but this story makes it sound much more immanent than it has before.

By Carmi Levy, Betanews

The sound you heard after HP’s purchase of Palm last week was that of Windows reaching the top of the roller coaster and beginning its inevitable trip back down. Microsoft had absolutely nothing to do with the transaction, of course, but the ripple effects of the buyout foreshadow a significant shift of one of Microsoft’s most stalwart partners away from its core products.

Worse for Microsoft, the HP/Palm deal shines a bright light on the software giant’s seeming inability to set a course for a post-Windows world. Giants can and do get left behind if they fail to move quickly enough.

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