* Posts by waltercarroll

12 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Oct 2016

looking for a new phone but ccant find one



Now cast mobile content on a big screen through Google Cast feature of Android TV and enjoy your favorite videos and photos.

Internet issues again


Left BT years ago cause the service was sh1t. Made the mistake of going back. Its up there with vodafone. That bridge is now burned.

Software For Video Creation.


Software For Video Creation.

I have to create video presentations for my working projects. Could you advise me some programs that will really help? That should be something different from Power Point presentation. That should be something like a clip.

Short movie explaining what it's like to SysAdmin


There are some parts missing to that story, I suspect. It would be nice to hear that "corrections" were applied to ensure your recommended stand alone backup was regularly performed . . .

Apple Renew / Trade-in Scheme Seems slow - Anyone else used it?


Apple is going extra green. And no, that's not a new iPhone colour variant. It's all to do with recycling, with Apple Renew - the company's trade-in and recycling incentive programme - announced proper at the company's iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) event.

So how can Apple Renew benefit you?

One, eligible devices - iPad, iPhone, Mac, even PC or non-Apple smartphone - will be rewarded with instant store credit or a loaded Apple Store gift card. Okay, so it's not cold hard cash, but it can go towards that next Apple product or third-party speaker, protective case or other device. Or be stingy and pass it off as a gift.

Cisco and IBM team on 'VersaStack' integrated infrastructure bundle


Cisco and IBM are global leaders in the IT industry. The VersaStack solution gives you the opportunity to take advantage of integrated infrastructure solutions targeted at cloud, big data and analytics, mobility, and virtualized solutions. The VersaStack solution is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM RedBooks to provide faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk.

Windows 10 (Unhappy) Anniversary Freezes Computers


If you haven't been able to apply the update because your computer freezes every time you sign in and you have a second Administrator account do the following:

1- Restart your computer.

2- Sign in with the second Administrator account.

3- Open Settings.

4- Click on Update & security.

5- Click on Windows Update.

6- Click the Check for update button and make sure your system downloads the KB3176938.

7- Click Restart now.

HD and SSD Prices not declining - why ?


Despite of dropping demand for hard disk drives, UBS does not expect prices of such storage devices to decline any time soon because there are two big players – Seagate and Western Digital – and a considerably smaller one – Toshiba Corp. – which cannot ship more than around 22 million HDDs per quarter and thus grab a significant chunk of market share away from the big two.

Which flash array vendor will be bought & by who?


To enhance performance, Hewlett-Packard Co. uses a flash-optimized software layer and CPU and memory In its all-SSD 3PAR StoreServ 7450 that differ from what it uses in the rest of the StoreServ family of products.

Anyone dealt with icann before?


While we caution potential registrants to be skeptical of claims that a name can be “guaranteed” names, ICANN supports programs that are set up to help interested parties keep track of when the new domain names will be available. For example, some Registrars are providing programs that allow potential registrants to subscribe to status updates on new gTLDs.

SSDs in the enterprise: It's about more than just speed


SanDisk’s Extreme Pro is a direct successor to the Extreme II (see below). Just like its predecessor the drive lives up to the expectations implied in the model name. It is slightly ahead of the Extreme II in most areas with sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s (4K random read/write 100K/90K IOPS), although you will hardly notice the difference in everyday tasks.

More importantly though, SanDisk is confident enough to offer a 10-year warranty with the Extreme Pro – a unique offer in the consumer segment. The 19nm MLC NAND is allegedly good for writing 22 GB of data per day for 10 years. Consequently, when this drive finally wears out in the average system built today, the SATA interface will be long since obsolete.

Screen flickering/Explorer crashing on Windows 10? (fix)


There's no need to go as far as uninstalling Windows 10, but Microsoft does suggest that you restart your computer in Safe Mode and uninstall any of the aforementioned programs. Of course, Symantec would much rather than you continued to use Norton Antivirus, so the company has its own fix for the problem.

1- Restart Windows in Safe Mode.

2- Run Symantec's special fixing tool as an Administrator.

3- Restart Windows as normal.

4- Use the dedicated Norton Remove and Reinstall tool to uninstall the AV software and then reinstall it.