VIDEO: How To Easily Protect Your Android Cell From Lock Screen PIN Code Hacks

If you are worried about security on your Android cell, you need to make sure that a thief or hacker cannot easily get around your PIN code to unlock it. We show you how to protect yourself on our Samsung Galaxy S9 demo unit. The idea is to EASILY encrypt the phone and have it decrypted on boot.  Without your PIN code being entered before the unit boots up, it will not display calls, alerts…

VIDEO: How To Disable WiFi Notifications on your Android / Samsung S9

Are you annoyed by WiFi alerts popping up every time you go through a McDonald’s drive through or walk past any store in the mall. There is an easy way to turn off those messages and we show you here. Swipe down from the top Click SETTINGS cog Click CONNECTIONS Press and hold WIFI Click the ellipse (3 dots) at the top right and select ADVANCED  Turn off NETWORK NOTIFICATION

VIDEO: How To Easily & Legally Use Microsoft Office For Free

If you need to edit or create some Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents, Microsoft has created an easy and free way to give you that access. On any PC or Mac, just surf to www.Office.com and either sign in with your Microsoft account (or create a new one as we demonstrate in the video).  Then you can easily work in the most current versions of Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Sway and more completely for free.

SOLVED: How To Remove a CheckPoint That Has No Delete Option in HyperV Manager

If you have a HyperV Virtual Machine that shows only SETTINGS, EXPORT, RENAME and HELP on a CHECKPOINT that you want to delete, don’t panic.  If your HyperV manager does not show DELETE as an option for a Checkpoint: Click REFRESH from the actions pane.  Then right click on the Checkpoint and if DELETE is still not an option; Close and re-open the HyperV Manager.  Then right click on the Checkpoint and if DELETE is still…

SOLVED: How to Setup Azure Storage For Backups Like Veeam

Most companies want to back up their data to an offsite location and until recently the best way to do that at was to backup your data locally and then run a backup copy job to a service provider.  However, those providers offer an additional level of service than most companies need.  Most companies just need a safe cloud repository that is not in the same geography as they are. This week Veeam released the…

SOLVED: Where Are Microsoft’s Data Centers Located?

Sometimes Microsoft’s data centers for Azure and Office365 are referred to by city name and other times by region or country.  It can be very confusing to figure out which Data Center is where. For instance, as per one of my customers legal requirements I need to set a storage pool to keep data Ireland but I could not figure out which site was Ireland.  I certainly would have never guessed that Ireland is listed…

Solved: Community Gaming and Where to Find It

It is relatively easy for a video game to introduce a communal element. By creating an online mode in which players exist in the same universe, whether with the aim of working together or competing against one another, video games can move beyond the game’s core narrative to offer something that allows bonds to be made. Online casino games don’t have the same opportunity when it comes to offering new modes, but there are ways…

SOLVED: 3 Minute Introduction To Get Started with Azure Blob Storage Including Pricing

Understanding Azure Blob storage is often made confusing by the term BLOB itself and the large number of options Microsoft offers.  So lets clear your mind with some to-the-point straight talk. What is Blob Storage? Blob is just an acronym for BINARY LARGE OBJECT and what they are is just files that are stored inside something (like a folder).  You access blob storage typically through a browser URL (like https://<Your-Azure-Account>/blob.core.windows.net/<Container>/<Blob> ) or an application like…

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,…