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  • How to Change Narrator Verbosity Level about Text and Controls in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator provides five verbosity levels that impact the amount of information you hear when Narrator reads text, such as web sites, and when you interact with controls. Verbosity level 1: Text only – This level lets you read quickly without hearing details about text that you don’t need to know. For example, Narrator doesn’t announce links, doesn’t describe text formatting, and lets you work very quickly with an application that you know well. This level provides an ideal experience ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, June 15, 2019By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off Activate Keys on Touch Keyboard when Lift Finger for Narrator in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. When in an editing area (ex: text box) while typing by touch, a touch keyboard will appear in the lower part of the screen and Narrator will play a sound to indicate that a keyboard has appeared. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, June 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off Lock the Narrator Key in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. You can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices. You can now choose what modifier key you want to use in Narrator commands. Both the ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, June 14, 2019By Brink
  • How to Change Narrator Modifier Key in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. You can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices. You can now choose what modifier key you want to use in Narrator commands. Both the ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, June 13, 2019By Brink
  • Microsoft Office 365 – v1905 release
    An overview & new features for the recent Office 365 v1905 release are documented in following links https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/06/03/office-365-version-1905-released.aspx https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-International-Blog/Office-365-for-Windows-Desktop-May-2019-Release-details/ba-p/660534 Microsoft described some newly released Office 365 perks in recent days. The improvement included a new Windows desktop release, as well as improved Office 365 setup and branding capabilities. There’s free monitoring support to combat e-mail spoofing. Office 365 users will now see their personal and work accounts in one place within a new account manager, which lets them easily switch accounts. Microsoft also made it easier for Outlook users to “add Outlook.com and Gmail accounts that use 2-factor authentication,” per Microsoft’s Wednesday announcement. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, June 13, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Adobe Flash Player gets an update
    Security Bulletin for Adobe Flash Player Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, June 13, 2019By hankshelp
  • Data Breach – US Customs JUNE 2019
    About 100,000 people photos & license plate images of the cars they traveled in compromised from a data breach at a third-party subcontractor https://www.pcmag.com/news/368904/hackers-hit-us-customs-to-steal-travelers-photos-license-i Hackers Hit US Customs to Steal Travelers’ Photos, License Images — Fewer than 100,000 people had photos of themselves exposed in the breach. The hackers struck by targeting a third-party subcontractor that was supplying license plate reader technology to US Customs and Border Protection. However, no passport details, travel documents or facial recognition images taken at airports were compromised in the hack. And aside from the license plates, the exposed photos in the breach included no other identifying information. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, June 12, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Pluralsight Limited-Time Offer: $100 Off Premium and Personal Annual Subscriptions
    Just a quick heads-up to let you know that Pluralsight is currently running a limited-time offer: $100 off on Individual Annual and Premium subscriptions. Get $100 Off Premium and Personal Annual Subscriptions Note that this is a limited-time offer: this will run through June 19th. Happy Learning!   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, June 12, 2019By gdicanio
  • Security – CIS publishes 2018 Year in review
    This 28 page PDF shared by CIS is an in-depth review of 2018 security trends & events … It has extensive trends & graphs to help illustrate key findings throughout this research report.
    2018 Year in Review https://www.cisecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CIS-2018-Year-in-Review.pdf ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, June 12, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Microsoft Security Updates – JUNE 2019
    Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+May+2019+Patch+Tuesday/24934/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/06/microsoft-patch-tuesday-june-2019.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2019/6/11/the-june-2019-security-update-review https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary In their largest patch cycle in recent memory, Microsoft released security patches for 88 CVEs along with four advisories. The updates cover Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync, Exchange Server, Azure, and SQL Server. Of these 88 CVEs, 21 are rated Critical, 66 are rated Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity.  Four of these bugs are listed as publicly known, but none are listed as under active attack at the time of release. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, June 12, 2019By harrywaldron
  • MVPS HOSTS File Update June-11-2019
    The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [June-11-2019]http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (112 kb)http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm Note: the “text” version (423 kb) makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections …http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt Get notified when the MVPS HOSTS file is updatedhttp://winhelp2002.mvps.org/updates.htm If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful … please consider a donation …http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm#donation ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, June 11, 2019By hostsnews
  • Resoluciones del Nuevo Mes: Junio 2019
    Previous Post Primero, revisión de mis resoluciones de mayo: – Continuar SimpleGA [completo] ver repo – Continuar RLie [pendiente] – Continuar Erlie [pendiente] – Continuar simpledfs [pendiente] – Continuar Walang [completo] ver repo – Continuar SimpleNeuron [pendiente] – Continuar SimpleTalk [completo] ver repo – Continuar BlockchainJ [completo] ver repo – Continuar Dexert [pendiente] – Continuar EthBridge [pendiente] – Dar una charla de Algoritmos Genéticos [completo] ver repo – Grabar una charla de programación de Smart Contracts [pendiente] – Escribir código experimental para RskJ [pendiente] – Continuar gelex [pendiente] – Continuar geast [pendiente] – Continuar gepars [pendiente] – Continuar evmcompiler [completo] ver repo – Continuar selang [completo] ver repo – Continuar solcom [pendiente] – Continuar EthCollectible [pendiente] – Continuar EthPets [pendiente] – Continuar EthBet [pendiente] También estuve trabajando en: – Mejorar RustScript [completo] ver repo – Comenzar EthRLP [completo] ver repo Mis resoluciones para el nuevo mes: – Continuar RLie – Continuar Erlie – Continuar Walang – Continuar SimpleNeuron – Continuar SimpleTalk – Continuar BlockchainJ – Continuar Dexert – Continuar EthBridge – Mejorar repositorios de Algoritmos Genéticos – Grabar una charla de programación de Smart Contracts – Escribir código experimental para RskJ – Continuar evmcompiler – Continuar selang – Continuar solcom ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, June 11, 2019By lopez
  • Hardware – Power off devices and even home network June 2019
    I have many friends who leave their PCs and networks on 24×7 and there is reliability in modern equipment. Still, it’s even more beneficial to shutdown & even power off electronics (as I always unplug during t-storms). However, there is also a legitimate need for the 24×7 up time, in order to leave alarm systems & some smart home devices enabled at all times. Below is an excellent article from Kim Komando discussing view points for both options:
    Do you power down your home network when you're not using it? Should you? Here's why and how. QUOTE:     Why power down your home network? — Ultimately, we here at Komando.com feel the same way about your home network as we do about leaving your computer on all the time; it should be off when you’re not using it. The key term here is “when you’re not using it,” but we’ll get into that, and other factors about this, below. In addition to saving some money on your power bill (not an insignificant drive for many of us), unplugging your home internet network when it’s not in use can protect your device from power surges. Power surges are more likely ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, June 11, 2019By harrywaldron
  • How to Enable or Disable chrome.exe Volume Control and Hardware Media Key Handling in Google Chrome
    Starting in Google Chrome 75, you can enable or disable the Hardware Media Key Handling flag for using media keys on your keyboard to control the active media session. For example, if you press the Volume Up, Volume Down, or Mute media keys on your keyboard, you will see chrome.exe media controls (Reverse, Play/Pause, Forward) next to the volume control on your desktop that you can use to control the active media session in Google Chrome. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the chrome.exe Hardware Media Key Handling and volume control feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, June 11, 2019By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off and Use Narrator Scan Mode in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Scan mode lets you navigate apps, email, and webpages using the arrow keys. You’ll also be able to use common keyboard shortcuts to read text and jump directly to headings, links, tables, and landmarks. This tutorial will show you how to use and turn on and off Narrator scan mode for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, June 10, 2019By Brink
  • Leadership – Passionate Leadership makes a difference JUNE 2019
    Joanna Durand on Why Passionate Leadership Matters EXAMPLE: Can you deploy your solution to poor leadership? How can a leader learn to not instill fear into employees? How can one of my leaders earn back the trust they have lost to their employees? …. We detect a theme in these questions so will answer all of them together. The person in question has to be receptive to feedback and coaching in order for any change to be successful and lasting. There is an opportunity to give constructive feedback if a feedback loop exists. The leader needs to be able establish and work through a trusted feedback loop to receive candid feedback, or leverage company structures like HR coaching or formal 360-degree feedback mechanisms. If this does not work and the organizational culture is not aligned to the leader’s behaviour, you are likely look at an exit scenario. Otherwise, as outlined in the keynote, you will risk the loss of the team members who work under that leader. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, June 10, 2019By harrywaldron
  • Python – 3rd most popular programming language in 2019
    Python continues to grow in popularity and may become most widely used programming language in next 4 years https://www.zdnet.com/article/programming-languages-python-predicted-to-overtake-c-and-java-in-next-4-years/ Open-source language Python is already one of the most popular programming languages among developers. It ranks in third place behind mainstays Java and C, according to programming language index Tiobe. But this month Python has clocked up a rating of 8.5 percent in the Tiobe index, its highest ever score, up 2.77 percentage points compared with this time last year. Tiobe analysts believe that within three to four years’ time, Python will “probably replace C and Java” to become the most popular programming language in the world. Java, the most popular language, has an index rating of 15 percent, while C has a rating of 13.3 percent. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, June 10, 2019By harrywaldron
  • If you are using VLC, you should upgrade ASAP.
    VLC 3.0.7 is Biggest Security Release Due to EU Bounty Program “VLC Media Player 3.0.7 was released on Friday and contained the most security updates ever in one release of the program. The president of the VideoLan non-profit organization states that this was due to their inclusion in the EU-FOSSA bug bounty program.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, June 10, 2019By hankshelp
  • If you are using VLC, you should upgrade ASAP.
    VLC 3.0.7 is Biggest Security Release Due to EU Bounty Program “VLC Media Player 3.0.7 was released on Friday and contained the most security updates ever in one release of the program. The president of the VideoLan non-profit organization states that this was due to their inclusion in the EU-FOSSA bug bounty program.” ... read more
    Source: If you are using VLC, you should upgrade ASAP.Published on Monday, June 10, 2019
  • How to Change Narrator Cursor Navigation Mode in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. You can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices. You can select the Narrator cursor navigation mode. Two modes are available: normal and advanced. Normal ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, June 9, 2019By Brink
  • How to Change Default Audio Output Device for Narrator in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. You can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices. Narrator lets you select a Narrator audio output device for where you hear Narrator’s voice from. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, June 9, 2019By Brink
  • Security Mailer (2019 #23)
    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 23 Browsers updated Firefox Pale Moon Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft Reminder to patch Blue Keep Release of Security Baseline for Windows 10 1809 and Server 2019 General Security reviews last weeks vulnerabilities, covers Exim flaw affecting more than half of all webmail servers ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, June 9, 2019By hankshelp
  • Pluralsight Free Weekend
    Pluralsight is making all of their courses free for one weekend only. If you are not a current PS subscriber, check it out! ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, June 8, 2019By gdicanio
  • How to Check Windows Display Driver Model Version for WDDM Support in Windows
    Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) is the graphic driver architecture for video card drivers running Microsoft Windows versions beginning with Windows Vista. It is a replacement for the previous Windows 2000 and Windows XP display driver model XDDM/XPDM and is aimed at enabling better performance graphics and new graphics functionality and stability. Display drivers in Windows Vista and Windows 7 can choose to either adhere to WDDM or to XDDM. With the removal of XDDM from Windows 8, however, WDDM became the only option. WDDM provides the functionality required to render the desktop and applications using Desktop Window Manager, a compositing window manager running on top of Direct3D. It also supports new DXGI interfaces required for basic device management and creation. The WDDM specification requires at least Direct3D 9-capable video card and the display driver must implement the device driver interfaces for the Direct3D 9Ex runtime in order to run legacy Direct3D applications; it may optionally implement runtime interfaces for Direct3D 10 and higher. This tutorial will show you how to check what Windows Display Driver Model version you have for WDDM support in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, June 8, 2019By Brink
  • IRS – Fake phone and email TAX scams June 2019
    US CERT warns of new waves of robo-calls and spammed email circulating in the wild, as shared below.  The IRS always uses US POSTAL MAIL as key means of contact, rather than voice or email & when in doubt contact them directly. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/06/07/IRS-Warns-New-Tax-Scams QUOTE:    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder urging consumers to look out for two new variations of tax-related phone and email scams. The phone scam involves pre-recorded messages threatening to suspend or cancel a victim’s Social Security number, and the email phishing scam involves a fake agency—the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement”—claiming that the victim owes past due taxes. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages taxpayers to review the IRS Alert and CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on avoiding tax scams year round. If you believe you have been a victim of a tax-related scam, visit the IRS webpage on Tax Scams – How to Report Them. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, June 8, 2019By harrywaldron

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