Get a year of RemotePC for 695 save 90 percent

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate 11 Share your voice Once connected to a remote PC, it’s like you’re sitting at a faraway keyboard. Amanda Kooser/CNET Remote access is one of those things: either you need it or you don’t. For example, if you have an office desktop that houses files and apps you need while traveling or working from home, a remote-access system can be invaluable.Here’s one: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get a one-year RemotePC subscription for just $6.95. It’s normally $69.50, and it normally limits you to accessing 10 PCs. With this deal, you can access 100.See it at iDriveRemotePC ticks all the boxes. It’s cross-platform compatible (Windows and Mac). It supports file transfers, remote printing, real-time chat and session recording. It also allows for guest access, in case you want to invite someone to collaborate — or help.Indeed, something like this could work as a remote-support solution, like for helping a far-away relative solve computer problems.I haven’t used RemotePC myself, but a spot check of the interwebs shows a handful of reviews, all of them positive. If remote access is something you think (or know) you need, this is a pretty sweet deal — for the first year, anyway.Are there free alternatives? There are, but they’ll come with little or no support and likely a more limited feature set.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! center_img Tags Comments Mobilelast_img read more

Venezuelans Pour into Streets in AntiMaduro Protest

first_imgAssociated Press information was used for this story. Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/11121322/Venezuela-Unrest.mp400:0000:0003:02Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Venezuela’s government fired tear gas and rubber bullets at some of the thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who poured into the streets of Caracas Saturday amid a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam. The demonstrations in the capital and several other cities came a day after Maduro’s government barred top opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years. The ban capped a tumultuous 10 day-crackdown that saw pro-government groups rough up several opposition leaders and another seek refuge in a foreign embassy to escape arrest.z Share The protests were triggered by the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the opposition-controlled legislature of its last vestiges of power, a move that was later reversed amid widespread international condemnation and even dissent within Maduro’s normally disciplined socialist leadership. “Nobody can disqualify the Venezuelan people,” an emotional Capriles said from a stage Saturday as he called on protesters to march to the ombudsman’s office downtown.Que de la vuelta al mundo: En la Policlínica Las Mercedes es afectado bebe por el ataque al lugar! Allí adentro se encontraban pacientes. pic.twitter.com/YjhRERwg0u— Alexandra Belandia (@abelandia) April 10, 2017 As the sea of protesters approached the headquarters of state-run PDVSA oil company, they were met by rubber bullets and a curtain of eye-scorching tear gas, some of it a never-before-seen red color. Mayhem ensued, with riot police racing down windy streets, dodging objects thrown from tall apartment buildings as they deployed to squash the unrest. Later, a small group of youths unsuccessfully tried to set fire to a Supreme Court office building. The violence was condemned by the opposition leadership, who nonetheless blame Maduro’s obstinacy for fueling the unrest. They called for another protest Monday. But with Caracas shutting down for the Easter holiday — which Maduro extended by decree for three extra days — they appeared to be saving their strength for a major demonstration called for April 19. At least 17 people were treated for injuries, according to Ramon Muchacho, a Caracas-area mayor where the demonstration took place. Around most of Caracas, checkpoints were set up to search cars and frisk bus passengers even miles away from the clashes. As night fell, many streets still reeked of tear gas and a small group of youth burned trash and tore down street signs at busy intersections in eastern Caracas. As the most dominant figure in the opposition over the past decade, Capriles has been at the forefront of the protests, the most combative since a wave of anti-government unrest in 2014 in which dozens of people were killed, many at the hands of security forces. The almost-daily churn of events in what the opposition calls an “ongoing coup” by the government has energized and united the normally fractious opposition. While opposition leaders have insisted on peaceful protest, frustration built up over 17 years of polarizing socialist rule in Venezuela is running high on both sides. As Saturday’s march began, protesters snatched a camera from crew members working for pro-government state broadcaster VTV, chasing them away from the crowd with kicks and insults. Police, meanwhile, made social media posts of mugshots of protesters taken undercover and asked for information on the unidentified “generators of violence.” Leaders in the ruling socialist party have accused the opposition of trying to provoke a bloodbath and its own coup. The protesters on Saturday included 26-year-old Victoria Paez, who sported a baseball cap bearing the slogan “There’s a Way!” from Capriles’ 2012 presidential run against the late Hugo Chavez. “Every day, the government gives us more reasons to leave our homes and protest,” said Paez, who earns less than $20 a month as a chemical engineer. She said she’s thinking about joining a sister and scores of college friends who have left the South American country seeking a better future.– / 11 While she said she was hopeful the world is beginning to see there are injustices in Venezuela, her father, Carlos Paez, was more pessimistic. “Unfortunately, if there has to be bloodshed for the government to change, it won’t be the first time in history,” he said. The protest movement’s immediate goal apparently is to force Maduro to call elections. Authorities last year cancelled an opposition campaign to hold a recall referendum on Maduro and no date has yet been set for gubernatorial elections that were supposed to take place last year. The government earlier jailed another major opposition figure, hardliner Leopoldo Lopez. With both seemingly out of the running, the government may be trying to manipulate the electoral playing field to leave the opposition with less viable options should the government bow to pressure and call elections before they’re scheduled in 2018, analysts said. “However, it is a risky strategy that will probably backfire,” Eurasia Group said in a report Friday. “The opposition is clearly fired up and this will further their cause.”last_img read more

Amazon Music Names Adam Block as Head of Catalog

first_imgBlock began his career at EMI Music/EMI Records in the press and marketing departments. He currently serves as a Co-Chair for the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Amazon Music today announced that it has hired Adam Block as Global Head of Music Catalog, a new position. Block, who for many years was president of Sony’s Legacy Recordings, will report to the Ryan Redington, director of Amazon Music.According to the announcement, Block will drive the catalog music strategy for the division, while continuing to build partnerships with labels and artists to expand and enhance their legacies in the streaming era. He will be based in the company’s New York office.Block served in several roles during his 26-year career at Sony Music Entertainment, most recently as president of its Legacy catalog label. As president, he established strategies for the management and marketing of Sony’s vast catalog of audio and visual assets, while working closely with artists, managers, and estates. He also orchestrated digital content and campaigns; oversaw the creation of an online community celebrating classic R&B and Hip Hop (“Certified”); and co-produced projects for film and television.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more