Augmented Reality For GPS Navigation on Android

Wikitude Drive is a unique GPS navigation app because users attach their phone to their windshield, and the app uses the phone’s camera to capture a live image of the road ahead and overlays 3D driving directions on top of it. Wikitude Drive’s mapping, point of interest, and routing data comes from Nokia’s mapping subsidiary Navteq, so the app guarantees an experience similar to other navigation apps. Wikitude Drive is available for $14.13 in the…

Confirmed New Features In Windows 8

1. Windows Phone 7’s theme and UI Last week, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will have a tiles-based interface. Called Immersive, this GUI is meant to be used in full-screen mode, and is probably targeted at tablets running Windows 8. 2. Ribbon User Interface in Explorer It looks like Microsoft is taking the Ribbon GUI that they introduced in Office 2007, and gradually extended to their other software products including Windows Live Essentials 2011 and…

IE9 Is BEST At Blocking Access to Hacker Sites

“…The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple’s Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found. Rating the browsers against a sample set of European malware URLs over 19 days in April, IE 8 achieved a mean block rate of 90 per cent, leaving Chrome 10, Firefox 4 and Safari 5 in the dust on…

Server 2008 VSS Writer “Waiting for completion” workaround

Typically a  Windows Server Backup is scheduled to run nightly but will often fail intermittently and then consistently.  From a command line one can see the status of the Volume Shadow Copy writers by typing vssadmin list writers . A number of the writers will show: State: [5] Waiting for completion Last error: No error Stopping and starting the Volume Shadow Copy service does not change the status.  A reboot of the server does fix the…

How To Disassemble and Acer Veriton N or Revo and Install Memory

This video shows how to take the side panel bezel off a an Acer Veriton N282G or Revo and install an additional 2GB of RAM, bringing the total to 4GB.  It also shows detailed closedups of the Veriton N motherboard, hard drive, fan, wireless card and more. It looks like the same process to take apart an Acer Aspire Revo 3610. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBJRifkzl8I  

SOLVED: How to Work With a Different Language In Windows and Office

Windows Vista / 7 /8 / 10 and Office 2007 through 2016 have the capacity to work in languages other than English to accommodate your customers needs. Sometimes, just writing THANK YOU in a clients/vendors local language will show you appreciate them and may advance our relationship.  Other times we need more precise translations and more serious options. There are at least five ways to work with non-English in Windows and Office and this video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LnzIt3wyFc Keyboard Shortcuts…

SOLVED: How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I figured out How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation last year, but I forgot and it took me over an hour to figure it out again, so this time I am writing the process down.  There are two ready ways to create a Gantt chart via the GUI: Create a Gantt from New List: The nut of the problem is that Microsoft calls this webpart a PROJECT TASK. Click SITE ACTIONS…

VIDEO: Windows 8 User Interface by Microsoft

This Windows 8 video previews / leaks the personalized tiles START screen, thumbs touch / thumbs type ergonmic keyboard At June 1, 2011 — in the D9 Conference, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSJqpxp2QSA The…

Windows 8 Looks Impressive But May Be Too Different For Businesses To Embrace

6/3/2011 6:00:00 AMBy: Tony  Bradley …Microsoft held its first major unveiling of what’s in  store with Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. Windows 8 looks bold.  It looks slick. It looks impressively innovative. But, it also looks like it  will be a major battle to convince business users to embrace it. To be honest, I think that Windows  8 looks awesome. Despite my repeated pleas to  Microsoft to abandon the concept of Windows…

10 Rules For Being a Great IT Contractor Or Employee

It doesn’t matter how you are paid; staff, contractor, agency… you customer will look to you for reliability and that means you need to be more than good, you need to be great. These are the rules I live by and judge others by.  It you want to be a quality IT IS ICT Computer contractor / staffer, you need to do these (in no particular order): Be BUSY: When you are working for your…

SOLVED: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Not Showing New Exchange Users

If you have ever tried to create a new Exchange user and then immediately add them to BES, you might have found that the new users don’t show up for some time (i.e. a day or more). One solution is to sign into BES and force a refresh via the BES menu (on the left): BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > View You may then see the following error in red:…

How to Deploy The Current Version of Adobe Flash using Group Policy in Active Directory

This one is easy: Download the correct version of  flash from Adobes offline flash installer site http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html Copy the .MSI to a location on the network which all PC’s can see Start GROUP POLICY MANAGMENT CONSOLE and right click on the appropriate OU (or the domain root) and select CREATE A GPO IN THIS DOMAIN AND LINK IT HERE Drill into COMPUTER CONFIGURATION, POLICIES, SOFTWARE SETTINGS right click on SOFTWARE INSTALLATION and select NEW PACKAGE point…