SOLVED: What Is The Difference Between a Samsung Galaxy S9 and The New S20 Lineup

Because one of our clients wanted us to source new cells to replace their Samsung Galaxy S8’s and S9’s we created the following specification grid. As you can see, the Samsung S20 FE (aka the Fan Edition or Lite model) is the natural replacement for the S9 and that is what we ended up sourcing Samsung S9 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE / Lite Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Display…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Install Version 2 Exchange Online Commandlets

Verison 2 of Exchange Online Commandlets (aka EXOv2 Cmdlets) are new commands that much simplify the command line administration of hosted Exchange.  In our case, we need these new commands to more quickly manage our Office365 Exchange Online implementation.  The problem is that EXO v2 commands are not included in the latest version of Windows 10 20H2 or in PowerShell 7.  Fortunately there is an easy way to add them: Launch a PowerShell as an…

How Have Trading Platforms Undergone An Evolution Over Time

Online trading platforms started developing during the 1990s and triggered the popularity of retail trading. But the trading platforms of today have undergone stunning evolution with the advancement in technology and concepts. Forex trading, that was a decade ago, is not the same today. Today, to find the ideal trading platform for your needs, you will, of course, have evolved needs, like an intuitive user interface and support for trading in cryptocurrencies. Modern-day trading platforms…

SOLVED: In Simple Terms: 5G Differences Explained

A few days ago Apple released its delayed 5G lineup of cell phones and while many other companies have had 5G devices for more than a year, the Apple announcement did create a buzz.  This is because now there is a full spectrum of choices as all major device manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and even Apple have 5G devices available.  The questions you are likely asking yourself now are: Why does 5G…

SOLVED: 2020 Real Life Comparison & Simple Explanation of 5G Low Medium & High Cellular Technologies

There is soooo much talk of 5G cellular technology today we decided to put together a simple infographic and chart explaining the differences. Click to Expand Graphic This information was gathered from many different sources and people will argue over the details presented here.  For instance AT&T has what they claim is a new “5G Evolution” service which is really just 4G LTE Pro. AT&T relates it to 5G because, on the one hand, they…

In Simple Terms: What is a Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) Attack?

Put simply, a Permanent Denial of Service (aka PDoS) attack is a hack that intentionally causes physical damage to a device.   WHY WOULD SOMEONE PDoS? DoS stands for “Denial of Service” and usually that means an attacker wants to temporarily block access to your system so they can extract money from you.  PDoS attacks are by definition permanent so why would someone do that do you? 1 – Governments & Corporate Competitors Governments and…

In Simple Terms: What is a Progressive Web App (PWA)?

Put in its simplest terms, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is just a web site that can function offline. The idea is that modern web browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome now have built in enough functionality that “real” apps you would previously have downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store are no longer necessary for many tasks. A simple example of this might be an airplane flight arrival…

SOLVED: Windows File Explorer Does Not Show User Profile Name in C:\USERS

Since the last Windows 10 upgrade one of our staff noticed that Windows File Explorer did not show their profile path (We are always on beta’s which change every few weeks to there is little point to explaining the build details).  Specifically, the missing user is “Calgary” and so the profile is stored in C:\USERS\CALGA but as you can see in the screen shot below, that user name does not appear. If I manually enter…

VIDEO: SOLVED: You might not have permission to use this network resource with a Microsoft Account

We recently tried to connect to the administrative shares (i.e. C$, E$, admin$, …) on a PC that was not part of a Domain using a Microsoft Account that was setup on that remote PC. We were frustrated to find it errored out with “You might not have permission to use this network resource” After a few hours of poking around we found the root cause was in User Access Control (UAC). What is User…

SOLVED: What is Intel Movidius, NCS and AIPG?

The question is better stated as WHO is Intel Movidius.  Movidius was a company founded in Ireland in 2005 that designs “Vision Processing Units” (VPUs) which take inputs from video cameras and apply Deep Learning AI to the images to determine what is being viewed.  The most obvious applications are in drones, robotics and security camera systems but there are many others. Intel bought the company to: “…get its RealSense sensor tech in as many…

SOLVED: VIDEO: This Edition Cannot Be Upgraded – Fix For Windows Server Activation Error

We recently licensed a copy of Windows Server 2016 from a website named Digital Software Planet.  There instructions were to download and install a 180 day evaluation copy of Server 2016 from the Microsoft Evaluation center.  They also provided a standard product license key but when we entered it we were unhappy to see it respond with THIS EDITION CANNOT BE UPGRADED The solution was to remove the evaluation CAB and activate via command line and…

VIDEO: SOLVED: Dell Latitude 3300 3310 Unboxing Disassembly Upgrade Review & Benchmarks

We recently sourced a Dell Latitude 3300 3310 for a client and wanted to know how this laptop made primarily for the Education market stood up. In this video we unbox and benchmark it in its factory configuration of 4GB of slower speed Kingston RAM with a 128GB M.2 SSD. We then disassembled it and upgrade the RAM 16GB of fast Crucial RAM and benchmarked it. Then as a last test we replaced drive with…

SOLVED: Application blocked by Java Security

We recently ran into a simple Java Security error that through off our techs.  The error stated JAVA APPLICATION BLOCKED: APPLICATION BLOCKED BY JAVA SECURITY and our techs thought this had to do with the Java’s browser integration. They spent time working though Chrome, Edge and IE11 security items but in fact the error had a simple fix inside Java itself. The solution is to open the CONFIGURE JAVA applet, click the SECURITY TAB and…

SOLVED: How To Setup SCAN TO EMAIL Using Office 365 on Ricoh Copiers

If you have a Ricoh copier and you want to setup SCAN TO EMAIL against an Office 365 Hosted Exchange mail server, this is the right place for you: Surf to the Ricoh web management console Click LOGIN (top right corner) and enter your administrative credentials the default username is admin and the password is null/blank/empty Click EMAIL in the DEVICE SETTINGS section Enter the ADMINISTRATOR EMAIL ADDRESS This can be anything but is likely…

SOLVED: How To Open .BKF Files in Windows 10

I was amalgamating all of my old backups oneto a single USB drive when I stumbled on a DVD from 2006 that had a large file named “Web1-Primary_BU_Mar12_06.bkf” .  After a few minutes of thinking I remembered that .BKF stands for BacKup File and remembered that “Windows Backup” had been deprecated and removed from Windows in the Vista (2007-ish) time frame.  So that lead to the question of how to restore this old .BKF file…