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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nagios is a popular open source system, network, and infrastructure monitoring application. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
With 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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, 4 and over, and 6th-generation. This final build is available to everyone worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VLC’s developers have been working on Chromecast support for some time, and it’s finally here. In the latest bleeding edge Windows versions of VLC, you can stream video and audio files from VLC media player on your PC to your Chromecast.