Photo: PETER STEFFEN Microsoft introduced Windows 10 PC test version of a feature with the activation of the system can be connected to a Microsoft account. Microsoft is planning changes to the Windows 10 used in the current system, where the operating system is verified genuine locking it to a specific hardware configuration. Microsoft says in his blog that the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14371 -testiversion the included Activation Troubleshooter tool, users can activate Windows again using the Microsoft ID. The tool will help power users get the version of the operating system into place, if these are installed, for example, the Pro version instead of the Windows 10 Home's mistake. Activation Troubleshooter can be found in the English Windows 10 -testiversiossa location Update Settings & Security Activation and select Troubleshoot, says ZDNet. Windows 7's and 8.1's users a free upgrade Kymppi window closes at the end of July.
Rewards credit cards can pay off, and the Chase Freedom card is a popular one.And for the rest of the year, they re offering an awesome perk: 5% cashback when you spend at wholesale clubs, including Costco.NerdWallet reported:Chase announced this week that Chase Freedom cardholders can earn 5% cash back on wholesale club purchases through the end of the year...customers of other wholesale clubs, including Sam s Club and BJ s, are getting a sweet deal, too.Like most rewards cards, in order to get the bonus, you have to activate the category online.Log in to your account, navigate to the rewards page, and you should see a tab for bonuses with an option to activate.Chase Freedom Offers 5% Back on Wholesale Clubs for Rest of 2016 NerdWallet
Now that Chrome OS has been updated with the ability to run Android software like apps and games, Google seems to be seems to be testing a new storage manager, letting users see how their storage space is being used and what's taking up the most space.The feature is simple, as you'd expect, clearly showing a device's total capacity, amount of space used, and remaining free space, along with how much is being used by downloads and offline files.The storage manager may not exactly become Chrome OS's big selling point, but the feature is a big improvement over what Chromebook owners had available to them before.Going to the Files App would reveal how much free space was available, but trying to determine what's taking up the most space is a hassle.Spotted by François Beaufort, the storage manager feature has only just been added to Chrome OS in the latest developer version, so not everyone has access just yet.Those with the developer build can activate its flag via chrome://flags/ enable-storage-manager, and then the feature will be added to Chrome Settings after Chrome has been restarted.
Sure, the iPhone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S7 might get all the plaudits and the retailers shelf space, but the new OnePlus 3 is mixing things up.Well, thanks to this lack of locked-in design, you can use the phone s Oxygen OS to set which way around you want the controls to be.Well, simply by drawing a circle on the display while the phone is still asleep – seriously.Activated in Settings Gestures Open camera, this is a brilliant way to make sure you don't miss the perfect shot.Ideal for when you re busting out a bit of serious DIY in cramped confines and need some effortless illumination, you can activate this feature by heading to Settings Gestures Toggle Flashlight.Drawing a left or right arrow will skip to the previous or next track respectively, handy.
You can move the Siri icon in the Dock by dragging it.Siri in the macOS Sierra Dock...Up in your menu bar, you ll see Siri next to the Notifications icon on the far right.You can also set a keyboard shortcut in the Siri System Preferences.On iOS, I activate Siri by saying Hey Siri.For example, you might use Siri to look up showtimes at nearby movie theaters.Voice Feedback:Mic input: If you have external microphones, you can use this setting to select it.
Microsoft has announced the release of a new Windows 10 build for PCs for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program.Build 14371 for PCs and phones as well is rolling out one week after Microsoft released build 14367.The new build is shipping with a new tool called Activation Troubleshooter, which will help solve problems that arise after people change certain hardware components, like a disk drive or a motherboard.For example — if your device has a digital license formerly called digital entitlement for Windows 10 Pro from a previously installed activated Windows 10 build but you accidentally re-installed Windows 10 Home on such a device, the troubleshooter will automatically guide you through upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and activate Windows, Dona Sarkar, a software engineer in Microsoft s Windows and Devices Group, wrote yesterday in a blog post.You can open up the new tool by visiting Settings Update & security Activation and hitting Troubleshoot.Starting with this build you can also hook up your Microsoft account MSA with a digital license for a particular version of Windows 10 on a particular device.If you already used an MSA to log in to your activated Windows 10 Home or Pro device, your MSA will be automatically linked, Sarkar wrote.You can use this MSA linked digital license to re-activate your Genuine Windows 10 device by running the Activation Troubleshooter if you run into activation issues caused by hardware changes.And Microsoft knows about at least one issue in this build: Networking and VPN buttons in the taskbar don t bring you right to the appropriate settings sections as they normally do.That said, if you want to try the new previews but you re not a Windows Insider, you can sign up here.
Microsoft has pushed out a new tool which will help ensure that Windows 10 users won't run into any activation issues with the OS going forward.The new Activation Troubleshooter has been delivered to testers with the latest preview build of Windows 10, and will likely be arriving in the full release of the desktop operating system with next month's Anniversary Update.Redmond has decided to allow users to link their Microsoft Account with their digital license for Windows 10, and in a blog post, the company notes: "You can use this MSA Microsoft Account linked digital license to re-activate your Genuine Windows 10 device by running the Activation Troubleshooter, if you run into Activation issues caused by hardware changes."All in all, the tool should make things much easier for those upgrading their PC or reinstalling on the software front.Note that if you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet, the free offer for Windows 7/8.1 users expires at the end of next month, so if you're still on the fence, you've not got long to make the decision now.Mind you, you're probably well aware of that thanks to the many pop-ups Microsoft has been spamming your desktop with for the best part of a year, urging you to make the move.
View photosMoreFILE - This public service announcement provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a poster warning people not to fly drones near wildfires.Hobby drone ownership has spiked in recent years, and more and more of the devices have been spotted flying illegally over active wildfires, where they endanger the airplanes and helicopters used to battle the blazes.Retardant bombers and helicopters typically fly even lower than smokejumpers, at just above the trees or rooftops, and have little time to react in an emergency.According to Federal Aviation Administration rules, hobby drones are limited to 400 feet above ground level and within sight of the operator.Idaho drone maker xCraft has a website intended to help drone fliers stay out of permanent no-fly zones, said JD Claridge, company co-founder and CEO."If you're going to fly someplace that causes somebody danger," he said, "that's not a hobby anymore."
The Mac/iPhone combo is hard to beat when it comes to little features that make a big impact — but Google's own Chrome/Android ecosystem has some pretty great tricks up its sleeves, too.You could even argue that it's better than Apple's Mac/iPhone combo because you can use these features with both Macs or Windows computers and almost any Android phone.Some of these features even work with iPhones!Essentially, all you need to do is activate Google Now on your Android phone, and you need to be logged in to the same Google account on both your Android phone and Chrome on your computer.Check out these five useful features that make the Android/Chrome combo hard to beat.If the features below don't work with those two basic requirements, check out Google's own instructions on how to link your Android phone to Chrome on a computer.View As: One PageSlides
When macOS Sierra launches this fall, you'll have a new way to save a ton of space on your Mac's hard drive.Sierra has a new feature called storage optimization that will automatically free up space.It's easy.Here's how you activate it:Click the Apple symbol in the task bar.Click the Storage tab.Click the Manage button.Click Optimize Storage next to the hard drive icon, and you're good to go.It's that simple.You'll be able to download them again from iCloud whenever you want.The files will still appear in your folders or wherever you had them saved, but they won't take up any storage until you click and download them back.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' is now the internet's highest-rated episode of TV ever5 useful things you can do with your Android phone and Chrome on your computer GOOG The 6 coolest innovations in BMW's futuristic concept carThese 9 new characters will be in the next 'Star Wars' movieBeing an 'official' celebrity on Snapchat comes with some sweet perksNOW WATCH: Here s why you should never use Q-Tips to clean your earsLoading video...
Building an online community is fun, but it can also be daunting.Even with a lot of members there may be very little activity.As a community manager it s your job to activate your community and engage them with a variety of activities.
The image shows the tech founder's computer in the background and both the camera and headphone port appear to be covered with tape.COVERED: The webcam and headphone port is shown to be covered up WATCH OUT: Webcams are being targeted by hackers 24.Romania* - 13,254Former assistant director of the FBI, Marcus Thomas, previously revealed to the Washington Post that the FBI has long been able to activate a computer s camera without triggering the indicator LED light to spy on users.Once the software is installed, the FBI can take control of the webcam at any time.Back in April, FBI Director James Comey revealed that he also places tape over his laptop webcam, because he saw "somebody smarter" use the technique.I put a piece of tape — I have obviously a laptop, personal laptop — I put a piece of tape over the camera," he said during a Q session at Kenyon College.
But it isn't only conspiracy theorists that believe it's a good idea to cover up: Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has resorted to taping over the camera and microphone on his MacBook.According to Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who released details of government surveillance programs, GCHQ ran a program called "Optic Nerve" which used Yahoo web chats to capture images from millions of accounts.Earlier this month it was forced to deny claims that it is using smartphone microphones to listen to phone calls in order to better target adverts.A separate feature, only available to US Facebook users, detects songs and TV shows, allowing users to post status updates about what they are listening to or watching.For those using desktops, the best way to ensure that you're not being watched is simply to unplug your webcam.Mac users are a little safer - a green light next to the webcam is designed to activate any time the camera is being used, so you should be alerted to any unsolicited recording.
In an example provided by Sarkar, a customer may have formatted their Windows 10 Pro device complete with a digital license and accidentally installed Windows 10 Home instead.This feature was added thanks to Insider feedback, and allows the user to re-activate their Genuine Windows 10 device by using the linked digital license and running the Activation Troubleshooter.The long list of small improvements and fixes shows that Microsoft has upgraded the download experience in the Edge browser.If a user clicks on a download link outside the browser that quickly opens and closes a tab, the Download Hub will open to show that the download was indeed initiated and the file retrieved successfully.A few other fixes were made to Microsoft Edge, including an issue where users opened a new tab and immediately typed in an URL in the address bar, which essentially led to nowhere.Windows Defender received a few fixes and improvements, tool.
UE Boom 2 and Megaboom wireless Bluetooth speakers are now a bit more functional thanks to a new software update that integrates push-to-talk voice commands via Siri and Google Now.Say you re lounging around in the pool and listening to your favorite jams the UE speakers carry an IPX7 rating meaning they re waterproof for up to half an hour at a depth of one meter and you want to play a different track, message a friend or better yet, order up a pizza.Rather than having to get out of the pool and grab your smartphone, you can just push the Bluetooth button on the speaker to activate Siri or Google Now on your handset remotely.It sounds great in theory but in practice at least, early on , it s far from perfect.Switching to the UE Megaboom seemed to rectify most of these issues although there was still the occasional clipped response, he noted.Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers don t come cheap.
Misfit has launched a new version of its fitness tracker for swimmers, the Speedo Shine 2 Swimmer's Edition, promising health metrics both in and out of the pool.The follow-up to the original Speedo collaboration a year ago, the new wearable keeps the circular design of the second-generation Shine 2 but throws in proprietary lap-counting algorithms suited to aquatic use.Total swim distance is calculated, along with calories burned and points earned in a Misfit account.Out of the water, the Speedo Shine 2 keeps the same walking, running, and cycling tracking of its regular Shine 2 sibling, in addition to monitoring of light and deep sleep phases.Like the normal Shine 2 there's support for Misfit Link, where the wearable can also be used as a button to trigger remote actions on a nearby paired smartphone.Triple-pressing the anodized aluminum top - which has a capacitive touch button built in, along with 12 lights capable of showing 16m colors - can control a music playlist, activate smart home technology like connected lights, or take a photo with the phone's camera.
Those who use two-step verification for Google, which everyone should do, have a new way to authenticate logins. Google has used SMS, voice calls and a mobile app which authentication methods. The new option is the easiest so far, then you simply get a dialog box in any phone, from which the login is confirmed. All that is needed is the latest Google Play Services and of course the device is offline. You can activate the option from your account security settings, select Step Verification of the list.
Image Source: Photo by raneko on FlickrYes, the iPhone 7 is coming in three months, but that doesn t mean you should stop buying the iPhone 6s.In fact, Best Buy has an amazing promotion for you right now: You can buy an iPhone and Apple Watch bundle for a lot less than what you d usually pay.DON T MISS: OnePlus 3 vs. iPhone 6s real-life speed test: It s not even closeSure, you still have to activate an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with either AT, Sprint or Verizon to get $250 off any Apple Watch model, but the offer is still one that you shouldn t pass up, especially if you ve been eying Apple s wearable for quite some time.The best thing about it, other than the price cut, is that watchOS 3 will make the Apple Watch even more useful than ever, as Apple fixed various issues with its smartwatch software.Even so, Best Buy s deal is impressive and might satisfy the needs of certain buyers.The deal is available both online and in stores, and expires June 25th.
Footage is stored on a removable SD card in the trunk.CadillacWhen Ars first saw the new Cadillac CT6 at the New York International Auto Show last year, we remarked that it "may well be the company s most convincing home-grown rival to the mighty German super-sedans like Audi s A8, BMW s 7-Series, and Mercedes-Benz s S-Class."But the Cadillac CT6 has four cameras secretly offering surround-view video-recording outside the vehicle."Cadillac expects the surround-vision video recording system to be used by CT6 owners to record events such as a memorable drive, for security in the case of a vehicle being tampered with, or to record an incident," General Motors said of the feature.When the video recording system is activated, the cameras can capture video in one of two modes: using the front and rear cameras during vehicle operation or using all four cameras in a round-robin fashion when the vehicle security system is armed.Cadillac said the non-HD footage is stored on an a removable 32-gig SD card in the trunk, allowing for around 32 hours of filming.Nordlicht said the video-recording feature has been in the vehicles since they hit the market earlier this year, but Cadillac just began hyping the filming technology days ago as part of its marketing strategy.
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