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  • Snagit 2019 arrives Tuesday, October 23rd!
    Snagit 2019 Revealed LIVE! Snagit 2019 arrives Tuesday, October 23rd! Watch as TechSmith unveils Snagit 2019. Go in-depth on all the latest features, including: combining images, favorites, stamp searching, and the all-new Simplify Tool! Posted by Snagit on Tuesday, October 16, 2018   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, October 16, 2018By don
  • How to Send Webpage in Microsoft Edge from Android Phone to Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Microsoft Edge app on your Android phone to send an individual webpage from your phone to your PC, immediately or to read later. This tutorial will show you how to send an individual webpage open in Microsoft Edge from your Android phone to open immediately or later on your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, October 16, 2018By Brink
  • Removal instructions for AbsoluteConverter
    What is AbsoluteConverter? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that AbsoluteConverter is a bundler. These bundlers install other PUPs or adware on the affected computer. This particualr one installs the AppMaster PUP that behaves like adware. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/238070-removal-instructions-for-absoluteconverter/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, October 16, 2018By don
  • Running Ping tests
    I’ve shown how to discover network information using the get-internetconnection function and how to construct simple Pester tests to ping the IP addresses returned by get-internetconnection. This time I’ll show you how to create a control function for running ping tests. In fact the control script could be used to run any set of tests that you need.   function invoke-troubleshooting { [CmdletBinding()] param ( [ValidateSet('Ping', 'Remoting')] [string]$testTorun ) switch ($testTorun) { 'Ping' { $path = 'C:ScriptsTroubleShootingPingTests.ps1' $netinfo = get-internetconnection } 'Remoting' { $path = 'C:ScriptsTroubleShootingRemotingTests.ps1' } } $tests = Get-Content $path | Select-String -Pattern 'Describe' | foreach { (($_ -split 'Describe')[1]).Trim('{').Trim().Trim("'") } $data = foreach ($test in $tests) { $result = $null $result = Invoke-Pester -Script @{Path = "$path"} -PassThru -TestName "$test" -Show None $props = [ordered]@{ 'Test' = $result.TestResult.Name 'Result' = $result.TestResult.Result 'Failure Message' = $result.TestResult.FailureMessage } New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property $props if ($result.FailedCount -gt 0) {break} } $data }   The function invoke-troubleshooting takes a single parameter that controls the tests to be run.   A switch statement sets the path to the relevant file and gathers any needed data. The file containing the tests is read to discover the names of the tests. I could probably ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, October 16, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, October 16, 2018By hankshelp
  • How to See, Copy, Share, and Edit Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on your PC to see photos from your Android phone. Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803). The Your Phone app only gets photos that are in the Camera Roll or Screenshots folders on your Android phone. If you moved or saved your photos to a different folder on your Android phone, they will not appear in the Your Phone app. The Your Phone app gets your recent photos from your Android phone over Wi-Fi, but it does not store your photos online. To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your Android phone. As you take more photos on your Android phone, temporary copies of the older photos are removed from your PC. So if you think you’ll need an older photo later, be sure to copy it from the Your Phone app before it gets replaced by any new photos. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By Brink
  • How to View and Reply to Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC. Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803). To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days. The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos). The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.” This tutorial will show you how to view and reply to text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By Brink
  • How to Send Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC. Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803). To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days. The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos). The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.” This tutorial will show you how to send text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By Brink
  • Ping tests with Pester
    Last time I showed how to test your internet connectivity by retrieving a set of information about your network. This time I’ll show you how to use that information so that you can run a series of ping tests with pester. When you’re testing network connectivity you usually: ping the loop back adapter ping the local IP address ping the default gateway ping the target   You may ping several intermediaries between the default gateway and the target but we’ll keep it simple for now. I created a set of pester tests that perform those tests. Describe ‘LoopBack’ { ## tests LoopBack adapter It ‘Loopback should be available’ { Test-Connection -ComputerName 127.0.0.1 -Quiet -Count 1 | Should Be $true } } Describe ‘LocalNic’ { ## tests local adapter It ‘Local adapter should be available’ { Test-Connection -ComputerName $netinfo.IPAddress -Quiet -Count 1 | Should Be $true } } Describe ‘DefaultGateway’ { ## tests Default Gateway It ‘Default Gateway should be available’ { Test-Connection -ComputerName $netinfo.DefaultGateway -Quiet -Count 1 | Should Be $true } } Describe ‘DNSServer’ { ## tests DNS server It ‘DNS server should be available’ { Test-Connection -ComputerName $netinfo.DNSserver -Quiet -Count 1 | Should Be $true } } Describe ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Removal instructions for dipladoks.org
    What is dipladoks.org? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that dipladoks.org is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/238002-removal-instructions-for-dipladoksorg/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By don
  • Windows 10 Audio Problems? Read On.
    Windows 10 audio stops working after installing Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version 09.21.00.3755) “Earlier this week, Intel unintentionally released version 9.21.00.3755 of the Intel Smart Sound Technology (ISST) Driver through Windows Update, and inadvertently offered it to a range of devices running Window 10 version 1803 or 1809. If your device contained a compatible audio driver, the new driver overrode it and caused audio to stop working.” Yet another reason to not let Windows Update install hardware drivers…. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, October 15, 2018By hankshelp
  • If you have any HP computers, might be worth checking this out…
    https://www.askwoody.com/2018/microsoft-confirms-bug-triggering-bluescreens-in-win10-hp-computers/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, October 14, 2018By hankshelp
  • Security Mailer Volume 18 Number 41
    Security Mailer V18 #41 Hard to believe we are on Week 41…. Time flies when you are having fun… Adobe security updates Apple Security Updates Cisco Security Advisories Linux Updates Microsoft Tuesday updates Office Updates problems for Windows 10 1809 continue updates revised security advisory General Security review of last week VMware Security Advisory ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, October 14, 2018By hankshelp
  • How to Turn On or Off Get Windows 10 Mobile Phone Notifications from Cortana on Windows 10 PC
    Cortana is your digital cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services to help you get things done. When you sign in to Cortana with your Microsoft account, you can get Android or Windows 10 Mobile phone notifications on a Windows 10 PC. When this feature is enabled on both your Windows 10 Mobile phone and PC, Cortana will tell you on your PC when you when your battery is low and when you miss a phone call, text message, or app notification. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off your Windows 10 Mobile phone to send phone call, text message, and app notifications from Cortana to your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, October 13, 2018By Brink
  • How to Get Android Phone Notifications from Cortana on Windows 10 PC
    Cortana is your digital cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services to help you get things done. When you sign in to Cortana with your Microsoft account, you can get Android or Windows 10 Mobile phone notifications on a Windows 10 PC. When this feature is enabled on both your Android phone and PC, Cortana will tell you on your PC when you miss a phone call, text message, or app notification from your phone. You’ll also be able to respond to text messages from the PC. This tutorial will show you how to setup your Android phone to send phone call, text message, and app notifications from Cortana to your Windows 10 PC. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, October 13, 2018By Brink
  • Aprendiendo Redes Neuronales y Deep Learning
    Ayer viernes 12 de octubre, tuve la oportunidad de dar una charla sobre redes neuronales y aprendizaje profundo (“deep learning”). La charla fue organizada por el Centro de Graduados de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Fue muy interesante para mí volver a estos temas, desde los perceptrones de Rosenblatt hasta las “nuevas” redes (convolucionales, recurrentes, residuales….) y mostrar algo de AlphaGo y AlphaGoZero. Lo que fui consultando va quedando en el repositorio público: https://github.com/ajlopez/AprendiendoDeepLearning Hacia el final de esa página está el enlace a la presentación que usé. Hay muchos enlaces ahí para recomendar. pero prácticamente todos me sirvieron para preparar la charla. Agregaría algo que se comentó en la charla pero no es tema de redes neuronales: el trabajo notable de Douglas Lenat, y sus proyectos AM (Automated Mathematician) y Eurisko. Ver: EuriskoWhy AM and EURISKO appear to workInvention and exploration in discovery donde se ve otra aproximación, el programa CyranoCyc sobre codificación del sentido comúnhttp://www.opencyc.org/http://www.cyc.com/ Espero poder grabar video sobre la charla, para compartir, ir agregando más recursos y ejemplos, y algo escrito como leve curso. Nos leemos! Angel “Java” Lopezhttp://www.ajlopez.comhttps://github.com/ajlopezhttps://twitter.com/ajlopez   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, October 13, 2018By lopez
  • Testing Internet connectivity
    I was working on a troubleshooting module and start to think about how I’d go about testing internet connectivity. First you need to determine the network adapter that’s connected to the internet. You can use the network connection profile to discover the network that’s connected to the internet: PS> Get-NetConnectionProfile -IPv4Connectivity Internet Name : Network 2 InterfaceAlias : vEthernet (Wireless) InterfaceIndex : 27 NetworkCategory : Private IPv4Connectivity : Internet IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic   You then need to discover the adapter that’s supplying that connection: PS> Get-NetConnectionProfile -IPv4Connectivity Internet | Get-NetAdapter | select Name, ifindex, Status Name ifIndex Status ---- ------- ------ vEthernet (Wireless) 27 Up   The IP associated with that adapter: PS> Get-NetConnectionProfile -IPv4Connectivity Internet | Get-NetIPAddress -AddressFamily IPv4 IPAddress : 192.168.1.172 InterfaceIndex : 27 InterfaceAlias : vEthernet (Wireless) AddressFamily : IPv4 Type : Unicast PrefixLength : 24 PrefixOrigin : Dhcp SuffixOrigin : Dhcp AddressState : Preferred ValidLifetime : 06:10:59 PreferredLifetime : 06:10:59 SkipAsSource : False PolicyStore : ActiveStore   And finally the default gateway and DNS server PS> Get-NetConnectionProfile -IPv4Connectivity Internet | Get-NetIPConfiguration InterfaceAlias : vEthernet (Wireless) InterfaceIndex : 27 InterfaceDescription : Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2 NetProfile.Name : Network 2 IPv4Address : 192.168.1.172 IPv6DefaultGateway : IPv4DefaultGateway : ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, October 13, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Be careful when running “Disk Cleanup” after updating to October Update (1809)
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, October 13, 2018By hankshelp
  • CyberSecurity Security Awareness – October 2018 videos
    Annually, every October is designated as “Cyber Security Security Awareness” month … Kim Komando highlights OCT-2018 in podcast below.  Also, two additional training courses are noted below from U-Tube: Podcast Episode Every October has been set aside as National Cyber Security Awareness Month – a public service campaign to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. In this episode of CyberLaw Now, guest host Kim Komando looks at some of the major online threats that you need to know about, and how to protect your personal information from hackers. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, October 12, 2018By harrywaldron
  • How to Turn On or Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC. Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803). To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days. The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos). The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.” This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, October 12, 2018By Brink
  • Removal instructions for Steam Frenzy
    What is Steam Frenzy? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Steam Frenzy is a browser NewTab. These so-called “NewTabs” can manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/237895-removal-instructions-for-steam-frenzy/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, October 12, 2018By don
  • Windows 10: Nuevas opciones de notificaciĂłn de Seguridad en Windows 10
    Estas son las nuevas opciones de seguridad de Windows 10, donde se puede especificar las preferencias de notificaciones: -Clic en el símbolo de “Mostrar iconos ocultos” del Systray en la parte inferior derecha de la pantalla -Clic derecho en el símbolo de Windows Defender -Clic en “Ver opciones de notificación -Clic en “Administra notificaciones” del apartado “Notificaciones“, ajusta la configuración de notificaciones para Notificaciones Protección contra virus y amenazas. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, October 11, 2018By Alez Curquejo
  • How to Turn On or Off Show Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
    After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to see photos from your Android phone. Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803). The Your Phone app gets your recent photos from your Android phone over Wi-Fi, but it does not store your photos online. To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your Android phone. As you take more photos on your Android phone, temporary copies of the older photos are removed from your PC. So if you think you’ll need an older photo later, be sure to copy it from the Your Phone app before it gets replaced by any new photos. The Your Phone app gets a copy of your recent photos from your Android phone and stores the copy as a temporary file on your PC. If you delete the temporary file on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, October 11, 2018By Brink
  • Windows 10 – v1809 migration folder deletion issue fixed
    An early WIN10 v1809 issue was resolved as follows: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/10/09/microsoft-lost-files-issue-windows-10.aspx Microsoft on Tuesday offered an explanation, an apology and a future resolution for its flawed Windows 10 version 1809 release last week, which caused files to go missing for some users. Some users really did lose files, which happened when they upgraded to Windows 10 version 1809, also known as the “October 2018 Update.” The reason why they lost them had to do with a Windows 10 feature called “Known Folder Redirection” that is supposed to redirect files stored in default Windows 10 folders, such as “Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Screenshots, Videos, Camera Roll, etc.” to those same “known folders” on a different drive or on the OneDrive storage service, explained John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, in a Tuesday announcement. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, October 11, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Windows 10 – v1809 official release videos
    U-Tube offers some excellent & free video resources for WIN10 v1809 which was released earlier this month Microsoft has just begun rolling out Windows 10 Version 1809, the feature update for October. While there are a few new features in this build – including Explorer Dark Mode, “Your Phone” connection, and a new Snipping Tool replacement – there are quite a few missing features, as well. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, October 11, 2018By harrywaldron

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