Writing about Tech Trends in 2019

Technologies continue developing and go on changing human lives. This article describes 11 most important tech trends of the year 2019. Writing about 11 Main Tech Trends of 2019 The professional college homework helper from Homeworkneeded.com shared his thoughts about technological trends of 2019. Automation Level: Increased Soon, new apps and instruments performing routine jobs with no mental efforts required will be in use. Such automation can speed up solving of job tasks and make…

SOLVED: How To Patch Remote Desktop Servers

If you have setup a Remote Desktop Server (RDS) farm, you will know how to manage the monthly patches, but if you are managing someone else’s RDS farm you will likely be confused. The nut of the problem is that from Server 2016 on, you can no longer directly install patches on a Remote Desktop Server Host.  There is a process you need to go through.  Fortunately that process is not too challenging. Log into…

SOLVED: Bad Handshake – MySQL Workbench Failed To Connect To SQL

If you see FAILED TO CONNECT TO MYSQL – BAD HANDSHAKE in MySQL Workbench, your database is likely unsupported.  MySQL Workbench only supports MySQL databases version 5.1 and newer. Fortunately there is an easy way around this.  Use the old MYSQL ADMINISTRATOR tool as shown below.  In my case I was trying to open a MySQL 5.1 database for a clients WordPress installation with MySQL Workbench 8 and that did not work out :). You…

SOLVED: Backup Database Greyed out in MySQL Administrator

MySQL Administrator has been replaced with MySQL Workbench but many people still the Administrator and if you are one of them and find that the BACKUP or RESTORE options are greyed out, you need to either : Click the NEW PROJECT button at the bottom middle of the Window and then enter a PROJECT NAME, OR Select a project from the bottom left list of existing projects. As you can see in the screenshot below,…

VIDEO: Practical Cyber Security in 2019

This presentation titled, “A Guide to Practical Cyber Security in 2019” was given to a parents association at middle school in Calgary. It has some teen discussion but as stated in the video, Cyber Security is now everyone’s problem and so the course is intended primarily for adults. The DON’Ts of Cyber Security Do not use real details on social media or any place you don’t need to Don’t take surveys online or on the…

Do You Have a Dream? Online is the Answer

Not everyone has a big dream – making it big in Hollywood, being recognized walking down any street in the world, or transforming the way the world does business. But even small dreams need nourishment and work to make them come true, and any dream that comes true is satisfying and worthwhile in the long run. What is your dream: making handcrafted furniture, unique toys, or stunning jewelry? Manufacturing beautiful soap, scented candles or hand-worked…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Easy Way To Plot Cities on a Map Using Excel

If you have tried to use Excel’s new(ish) chart to map feature you will find how easy it is to use.  However, it does only supports Countries and Provinces/States, so if you try to INSERT > CHART > MAP with city data you will see: MAP CHART NEEDS GEOGRAPHICAL DATA SUCH AS COUNTRY/REGION, STATE/PROVINCE OR POSTAL CODE. CHECK YOUR DATA AND TRY AGAIN However, there is a very simple way around this problem as shown…

How To Enable Predictive Text & Autoreplace In Windows 10 with GPO

Windows 10 now has a text suggestion function just like cell phones.  The feature is very easy to use and is not intrusive so many people will want to enable it. More intrusive is an autocorrect misspelled words function.  I personally dislike autocorrect because I don’t like magic, but most people seem to like it. There are three ready ways to enable predictive text: Enable Predictive Text Using the Settings App Click the START button,…

VIDEO: Why You Can’t See 4K, Why 8K Is Nearly Pointless & Why Refresh Rate Is All That Counts

In the world of 2019, 4K screens (which also have HDR and other image enhancing technologies) cost only slightly more than 1080P (aka. 2K) screens so that is what most people should buy but don’t expect too much from it unless you are: sitting a few inches in front of it (like in a boardroom), or, the screen is massive Why You Can’t See 4K Most humans can see only a very minor improvement in…

Everything You Need To Know about Windows 10 ‘S’ in 2019

What is S Mode in Windows 10? Windows 10 “S” is a locked down version of Windows that was designed for public kiosk use, like schools and library’s.  Because it is locked down, your device will be faster, have more battery life (if you have a tablet or laptop) and be much more secure. When it came out in 2017, Windows 10 S was an entirely separate version of Windows 10 that also cheaper than…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 4 Ingenious Ways Hackers Get Around Two Factor Authentication

If you are like most people, you think two factor authentication is nearly impossible to get around.  This is because two factor includes: something you know (like a username and password) something you have (like your cell phone that has a PIN code texted to you) So if a hacker gets your username and password, say through a phishing site you accidentally typed your credentials into, they still can’t get in because they don’t have…

SOLVED: What is NETWORK SIGN-IN & IVE LOGIN, and How To Remove Them

If you see a NETWORK SIGN-IN option at the bottom right of your Windows 10 login screen, it is giving you the option to sign in to your corporate network by connecting to the VPN first.  If you click NETWORK SIGN-IN you will see a gold lock icon with an IVE LOGIN prompt. The idea here is that you have some VPN software installed on the PC and so you can launch the VPN right…