Sep 30, 2016

The most common complaints that I see regarding Hyper-V are somehow related to management. When it comes to GUI tools, our options are all just barely on the high side of awful. Hyper-V Manager is capable, but lacking in scope for anything more than a handful of hosts, and it’s version is locked to its Windows version. 

Hyper-V Remote Management with PowerShell

Sep 29, 2016


If you have an Android phone, though, you don’t have to deal with it. There are actually a few different ways to go about blocking numbers on Android, and we’re going to talk about a few of the easiest ones today.

How to Block Calls in Android Marshmallow

Sep 28, 2016


System Restore is a Windows feature that can help fix certain types of crashes and other computer problems. Here’s how it works, how to set it up, and how to use it when things go worse.

System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you, and more often than not, that camera is attached to your smartphone. Grabbing quick images and videos is easier than it’s ever been, but sometimes you hit that record button a little too early and get 34 seconds of fluff before the good stuff. Here’s how to fix that. 

How to Trim and Cut Videos on Your Android Phone or Tablet


Have you ever wanted to change the status bar on your Android phone or tablet? Maybe you wanted to change the position of the clock, add a battery percentage, or just get a different look. Whatever your reason, there’s a simple way to customize your status bar–and it doesn’t even require root access. This is possible thanks to an app called Material Status Bar, which you can download for free from the Google Play Store.

How to Customize the Status Bar on Android Without Rooting Your Phone

Sep 26, 2016


You can’t run Windows apps on your iPad or iPhone, but if you have a Pro or Enterprise edition of Windows, you can remotely access your PC using Windows Remote Desktop. Here’s how to get it set up.

How to Access Windows Remote Desktop from Your iPhone or iPad

In this step by step guide, we will show you how to install and configure VMware vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

How to Install VMware vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2012 - 2016

There’s no doubt that a dash cam can really come in handy in your car–not just to record meteors and flying cars, but more practical events like collisions and aggressive driving. But instead of buying one, you can just use equipment you already have and a freely available app.

How to Convert an Old Smartphone Into a Dash Cam for Your Car

The Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer provides administrators with a secure, automated, network-based, hands-off method for installing client systems in the data center. Having a fast deployment framework is critical for reliably and repeatedly getting systems online with secure end-to-end application provisioning.

How to Create an Automated Installer Service in Oracle Solaris 11

Nagios is a popular open source system, network, and infrastructure monitoring application. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services.  

Installing Nagios 4.0.2 on Solaris 11

A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system is here, and with it comes a whole slew of interesting new features. Here are some of the best to watch out for.

How to Use macOS Sierra's Latest Features

Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple, there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault.

How to Backup Your Text Messages From an Android Phone to Your Gmail Account

Want something a little more ephemeral than iMessage’s “Invisible Ink” allows for? Confide helps you send self destructing messages that are viewed once and then gone forever.

How to Send Self-Destructing iMessages in iOS 10

Sep 23, 2016

After performing an upgrade of a View Connection Server from 6.2 to 7.0, I came across the blank error dialog/window as shown below. It turns out there is an important functionality change in how VMware View checks the URL you are using to access the administrator page.

Fix VMware View 7 Administrator Blank Error Dialog After Upgrade

Microsoft desperately wants you to use its Edge web browser and Bing search engine. In fact, Microsoft will literally pay you to use it. Microsoft pays in Amazon gift certificates, which are as good as cash if you’re a frequent Amazon shopper.

Earn Amazon Gift Cards by Using Bing and Edge, Thanks to Microsoft Rewards

Sep 22, 2016


Wi-Fi calling allows your iPhone to place and receive phone calls and text messages over a Wi-Fi network. If you have a weak cellular signal but a solid Wi-Fi signal, your iPhone will automatically switch over and route calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone

android wifi calling

Wi-Fi calling allows your smartphone to place and receive phone calls, as well as send and receive SMS messages over Wi-Fi instead of the cellular network. Your phone will seamlessly hand off to the cellular network when you move out of Wi-FI range.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Your Android Phone

Receiving a FAX

You can sign a PDF document from your phone, tablet, or any other computer and email it off to someone. But some organizations still don’t accept documents via email — you may need to fax documents instead.

How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphones

Ever taken a picture that has a focus that’s just a little bit too soft? Today’s graphics idea was requested by a reader that wanted to do something about those blurry images. Keep reading to see our solution!

How to Fix Blurry Photos

Hyper-V and the Small Business: Switch Embedded TeamingWith the release of Windows Server 2016 right around the corner, there’s been a great deal of buzz around the new features that will appear in Hyper-V. We are at the point where not many of the new features add a great deal of value for small businesses, which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. One hot feature that will add almost nothing to a small business environment is Switch Embedded Teaming. It’s not going to hurt you any, to be sure, but it’s not going to solve any problems for you, either.

Hyper-V 2016: Switch Embedded Teaming

VMware vCenter 6 Content Library is a new feature that introduces tighter security controls into your virtual infrastructure.

How to Use VMware vCenter 6 Content Library

Sep 21, 2016

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had a magnifying glass with you, iOS 10 can now serve as an excellent replacement. The new Magnifier–not to be confused with the Text Size and Zoom features that makes your on-screen text bigger–uses your phone’s camera and flashlight to make sure you can always read that receipt or dig out that splinter.

How to Use Your iPhone’s Camera as a Magnifier

Getting a new phone is rough. You essentially lose everything you had on the old phone, which can be a little be a bit of a shock for the first several days. While some things—like pictures, for example—automatically come with you through your Google account, other creature comforts, like your text messages, don’t automatically sync.

How to Transfer SMS Messages From One Android Phone to Another Android Phone

Sep 20, 2016


Recently Google included both a Gmail app and a stock email app (for non-Gmail accounts) in Android. While many third-party manufacturers still include standalone email applications, Gmail now works with any kind of third-party email account that supports IMAP, so you can handle all your emails in one place. It’s almost like having your cake and eating it too.

How to Setup a Non-Google Email Account to Gmail on Android

Over time, you’ve subscribed to all kinds of mailing lists and now your inbox is overrun with emails you don’t want anymore. The Mail app in iOS 10 has added a really easy way to unsubscribe from mailing lists.

How to Unsubscribe From Mailing Lists With One Tap in iOS 10?

Ever since the iOS 10 update, you’ll notice something new about your iPhone: The screen seems to turn itself on randomly. It isn’t random, though–in fact, it’s a new feature designed to turn the screen on when you’re handling it, or when notifications come through.

How to Fix iPhone’s Screen Keep Turning On After Update to iOS 10?

Not only was iMessage the most heavily updated app in the iOS 10 release, but it got more than just a facelift. Now, tucked away in iMessage, is a whole app ecosystem just waiting for you to tap into it.

How to Install and Use iMessage Apps in iOS 10

Sep 19, 2016


Have you ever downloaded or updated a lot of apps at once, then suddenly realized you need to use one of those apps? iOS 10 has a new little feature you’ll like: you can now prioritize a downloading app so that it jumps to the front of the line.

How to Manage Apps Update Priority in iOS 10

Safari’s Split View is a new feature in iOS 10 that allows you to view two Safari windows side-by-side on your iPad. It’s similar to the Split View feature that was added to iOS 9, but specifically for Safari.

How to Use New Split View of Safari on the iPad in iOS 10

Starting with Android Marshmallow, there’s a curious error that sometimes shows its face, but can be hard to decipher what’s causing it. The “screen overlay detected” error won’t allow certain apps to launch, which makes it a real nuisance.

How to Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error on Android


With every new release of Android, Google promises better battery life. Android 7.0 Nougat is no exception here with the OS now coming with a dozier Doze mode that promises to help in extending the battery life of all Android devices running it.

How to Fix Android 7.0 Nougat Battery Life Problems

Disable Cortana, and Windows 10 will switch to using local search for everything. But, if you open the Task Manager, you’ll still see “Cortana” running in the background anyway–why is that?

Cortana Still Running in the Background Even After You Disabled It?

When it comes to a great iPhone file transfer tool, WinX MediaTrans is worth a mention. It is designed with many useful features, allowing us to transfer files from iPhone to PC and vice versa. It helps a lot when we need to free up iPhone space, back up iPhone files, transfer files from PC to iPhone and transfer files from old iPhone to a new one, etc. Not limited to iPhone 7, previous iPhone generations like iPhone 6s, 6, 5s and 4s are supported as well. You don’t have to rely on iTunes to sync and manage iOS files any more.

WinX MediaTrans Lets You Manage, Import & Export iOS Files Easily

Sep 17, 2016

iOS has had a visual voicemail menu since the beginning, allowing you to browse and listen to voicemails without calling a number. Now, iOS 10 enhances visual voicemail by transcribing them, so you can read your voicemails too.

How to Convert Your Voicemails into Text in iOS 10

If you’re a fan of organizing your contacts list–like, say ditching your duplicates or grouping contacts for a cleaner list–you’ll be happy to know that iOS 10 now lets you change the default action on those blue quick connect buttons on a contact’s page.

How to Set a Preferred Contact Method for Contacts in iOS 10

Sep 16, 2016

More and more organizations are taking the plunge and migrating their on-premise Exchange mail systems to the cloud, but in many cases, rather than move everything all at once, it makes more sense to set up a hybrid configuration so that you can do a staged migration. This means you’ll connect Office 365 to your on-premise email system and then gradually move user mailboxes over to the cloud.

Connect Office 365 to Your On-Premise Mail Server


By default, iMessage sends a read receipt back to the sender, so they can see when you’ve read their message. You can turn this feature off completely, but what if you want to send read receipts to some people but not others?

How to Stop Certain People From Knowing You’ve Read Their iMessage

Sep 15, 2016

In iOS 10, Apple made a small but fundamental change to the way touch ID users unlock their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you’re tired of seeing “Press home to open” or “Press home to unlock” every time to you grab your phone, here’s how to switch it back to the way it was in iOS 9.

How to Unlock Your iOS 10 Devices With a Single Click Like in iOS 9

Sep 14, 2016
Packed with new features, hidden functionalities, and third-party app integration, iOS 10 has plenty to explore. Here are our favorite bells and whistles you can try for yourself once the official release is finally out.

26 Awesome iOS 10 Features That Will Transform Your Life

If you’re annoyed by the screen real estate that the stock Apple apps take up on your iPhone or iPad, there’s something new in iOS 10 you’ll love: the ability to remove them.

How to Remove Unwanted Apple's Built-in Apps From iOS 10 Home Screen

Sep 13, 2016


Final iOS 10 / 10.0.1 download IPSW links are now available to install on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad 4 and over, and iPod touch 6th-generation. This final build is available to everyone worldwide.

Download iOS 10 - 10.0.1 And Install On iPhone 6s, 6, Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod

Sep 12, 2016

Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.

How to Disable All Built-in Advertising on Windows 10

Clustering adds high availability to your database by distributing changes to different servers. In the event that one of the instances fails, others are already available to continue serving. In this guide, we will configure an active-active MySQL Galera cluster. For demonstration purposes, we will configure and test three nodes, the smallest configurable cluster.

Configuring Galera Cluster with MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

This article will guide you through the steps to set up automated installation server (AIS) which allows you to remotely load Solaris 11 operating system over the network on multiple machines at once similar to Solaris 10 Jumpstart.

How to Set Up Automated Installation Server on Solaris 11

Sep 11, 2016

This guide will help you to quickly and easily install and configure Oracle Solaris Cluster software for two nodes, including the creation of Single Root I/O Virtualization/InfiniBand (SR-IOV/IB) devices. It provides a step-by-step procedure to simplify the process.

How to Install and Configure Two-node Solaris Cluster 4.1

Sep 10, 2016

This article will guide you through the steps to monitor Linux performance, networking and much more using BCC (BPF Compiler Collection) and BPF (Berkeley Packet Filtersdynamic tracing tools.

Monitoring Linux Performance with BCC and BPF Dynamic Tracing Tools

Sep 9, 2016

If you're using a local account, use this guide to link your Windows 10 product key to your Microsoft account for easier re-activation. This guide, will walk you through the steps to link your product key with a Microsoft account to simplify re-activation.

Link Windows 10 Product Key to a Microsoft Account

Sep 8, 2016

Are you just getting started with Cortana or you want to configure the feature properly? Here is how you can customize the digital assistant settings on Windows 10. Cortana is not a traditional "search" feature embedded in Windows 10. Microsoft designed it to be your true personal digital assistant and help you get things done, similar to Apple's Siri, but Cortana aims to be something better.

Customize Cortana Settings on Windows 10
With iOS 10, iPhone and iPad are about to get a bigger, bolder, and more brilliant makeover in more ways than one. iOS 7 was a complete redesign, wiping away rich textures and putting physics-based interactions in its place. iOS 8 was a functional revolution, decoupling features and activities from apps and letting them extend into other interfaces and continue across devices. iOS 9 introduced intelligence and proactivity, making the system and apps smarter from server to search. Now, iOS 10 takes the next step, using all of the advances that came before to make messaging more fun and flexible, Siri more open and accessible, notifications more persistent and convenient, and the entire experience cleaner and clearer.

Whats New in iOS 10

Incredibly intelligent, amazing new options, one headphone jack lighter. iPhone 7 once again takes the familiar and puts a completely new spin on it. That starts on the surface, with new finishes like (matte) black and jet black, but goes all the way down to the the silicon with the new A10 Fusion chipset and Apple's first custom wireless chip, the W1. Add to that a re-imagined Force Touch Home button, a new camera with optical zoom and depth of field affects, wide gamut color from capture to display, booming stereo speakers, more and better LTE, water resistance as good as the original Apple Watch, and the list goes on and on.

Whats New in iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus

Sep 7, 2016

This article will walk you through step by step guide on how to install and configure Citrix licensing server. Adding a Citrix Licensing Server to your environment is important if you are going to setup and use Citrix products and solutions.

How to Setup Citrix Licensing Server

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