SOLVED: Angry Birds PC Error The ADP Runtime Was Unable to Initialize

When starting Angry Birds on your PC you may see Error: The ADP Runtime Was Unable to Initialize To work around the problem: start Intel AppUp click MY APPS from the menu on the left find Angry Birds, and start it Close Angry Birds (if you want) From this point on, you should be able to start Angry Birds directly from its shortcut in Windows, rather than starting AppUp first.

Phishing 101

There are many dangerous threats lurking in cyberspace today, from software vulnerabilities and exploits, to viruses and botnets. Among these threats are phishing attacks, an electronic communication scam that attempts to secure highly personal information such as credit card info, user names and passwords by assuming the identity of a trustworthy entity. The trustworthy entity can be anything from a friend, who’s email account has been compromised, to large legit corporations such as banks and…

Best 7 Apps for the Blackberry Playbook

Speaking as someone who owns a playbook, I can say that this is a good list and nearly all of them are free Groupon Evernote Box E! News – this is for people who need to get a life InstaPhoto Stressless Angry Birds… of course The details are at  http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/slideshow/Playbook-Apps/ The killer apps that don’t exist for the Playbook (yet) are: Skype Netflix

SOLVED: How to Copy .SWF or Animated .GIFs, or any Content From a Web Site

Usually you can save content from a website by RIGHT CLICKING your mouse and selecting SAVE but some content like Flash Files (.SWF) and animated GIF’s just don’t work that way.  When you right click on an .SWF Flash element you will not see the SAVE option and if you right click and save an animated .GIF you will only save one of the slides from the .GIF, not all of them. Sooo, all you need to do is think bigger.  Instead of saving the elements,…

SOLVED: How to Watch .WTV Formated Files on Windows 7 Basic or Starter

The answer; convert the files.  Microsoft Windows Television (WTV) format is not supported on Windows Starter or Basic and very few video converters support .WTV format. However, you can go to any of the following to: cnet.com/1770-5_1-0.html?query=mcebuddy&tag=srch . mcebuddy.com videohelp.com/tools/MCEBuddy and download this free tool and convert your .WTV formated files to .MP4 .

SOLVED: How to Reset The Password on a 3Com Swictch 4200G 3848…

To Factory Reset your switch, which will include setting resetting the password, Short Answer: On older 3Com SuperStack switches (like the SuperStack II 9300 and 3000) use: Login: 3comcso Password: RIP000 On newer 3Com SuperStack switches (like the SuperStack 3 3848 and 4200G) use: Login: recover Password: recover   Long Answer: Get a serial console cable.  Note that I went through several of them before I found one that would let me SEND characters to the…

Giant List of DEFAULT PASSWORDS For Everything From 3Com to Cisco to Xerox

Do you need the default username or password for a router, firewall, switch… Below is a list of default passwords I found and cleaned up.  If you know of any other default passwords, please add a comment containing that information at the end of this post. Vendor Model Version Access Type Username Password Rights Comments 2Wire WiFi routers n/a HTTP none Wireless Admin Almost all 2wire routers 3COM CoreBuilder 7000/6000/3500/2500 Telnet debug synnet    …

SOLVED: How to Set the IP Address on a 3Com Switch

There are serveral ways but, if you have a serial console cable you can set the IP using the following process: Get a serial console cable.  Note that I went through several of them before I found one that would let me SEND characters to the device; I could see the switches boot activity but nothing I typed would appear on the console window… so if you have this problem, get another cable! Get a…

SOLVED: How to Flash Update a 3Com 4200G Series Switch Boot ROM and Application ROM

Well, this took some effort but the steps can be reproduced quite quickly. The biggest problem is that I can not figure out a way to flash the BOOT ROM without using the serial console cable, which is a big pain in the ass!  I was able to get the application ROM updated using TFTP but the switch was wonky without a upgraded BOOT ROM, so the instructions below cover only the serial console cable…

Used Network Hardware For Sale

$399 Fortinet 300A Firewall In EXCELLENT Condition – Retails $6000+ $299 Fortinet 200A – Firewall In EXCELLENT Condition – Retails $4000+ $99 Fortinet FortiGate 50 Firewall In Excellent Cndn Retails at $600 $499 Juniper AX411 Access Point – BRAND NEW with Free Mouting Plate – BRAND NEW & WE HAVE 2 $199 Polycom Soundstation Premier Wired Conference Phone $1999 HP 5500PS 42″ Plotter in Excellent Condition ******************* $4999 Nortel Norstar Modular ICS Phone System w/100+ Meridian…

Electronic Whiteboard Options Everyone Can Use with Little Training

Below is a brief of 4 electronic whiteboard options I presented to a client a few months ago.  You might find it useful with your clients: 1. Panaboard Whiteboard with scanner and printer Limited in size – no electronic copy – old style The most straight forward www.panaboard.com 2. SMARTboard Touchscreen / Projector with good software Extremely expensive – low screen resolution – thick bezels “Cool” – local company www.smarttech.com 3. eBeam Small sensor on…

Google Granted Patent For Driverless Car

Google has demonstrated their driverless or auto-mous car several times in previous years but now they apparently have a patent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EfcOvoQiX8& “…Google has been granted a patent for driverless car technology, which can fully take over the control of a vehicle from a human driver. This full-fat version of cruise control uses web functionality to trigger the automated driving tech, with one of the images which goes alongside the patent showcasing what seems to be…

SOLVED: Mitel 5330 DHCP: DISCOVERY OPTION 128 MISSING

If you are trying to get your Mitel handset to function in Teleworker mode, and you see: DHCP: DISCOVERY OPTION 128 MISSING after connecting the Mitel phone to a network outside of your office, you likely need to specify the Teleworker servers address.  Just unplug/replug the Mitel phone and hold down the 7 key, then enter the IP address of your Teleworker server.

So much for Apple, Samsung sells 300M handsets

“…(Samsung) in third quarter, Samsung sold 24 million smartphones — nearly 7 million more than Apple… While American bloggers and journalists obsess about iPhone, across the globe Samsung makes huge strides that eclipse Apple. While best known for Android phones like the S2, Samsung has a three-operating system strategy that also includes Windows Mobile/Phone 7 and bada, which shipments grew by 355 percent year over year in second quarter, according to Canalys…” “…The year isn’t…

Shaw WiFi Test Goes Live in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

Shaw has started providing WiFi service to its customers without additional charge (i.e. free) as part of their home internet packages.  Any data you consume on the WiFi is simply counted against your home data plan, which is not a problem for most people. Apparently Shaw see’s this as competition to cellular, and they may be correct in urban centers. Shaw Internet customers with an @shaw.ca email address can easily and securely connect to the Shaw…