Jan. 1, 1970 (Unix Time) on your iPhone Problem – Solutions

Seems like there is a SW issue with 64bit iPhones on dealing with time if you set the date/time to Jan. 1, 1970/00:00:00. iOS is using Unix time to track time. This means that the time on your iPhone is defined as the number of seconds passed from Unix Epoch (January 1st, 1970 at UTC) until now. This number is then converted to your local date/time based on your time zone or any other setting you might have.

Setting the time to Unix Epoch (January 1st, 1970 at UTC) seems to be a bad idea and various trusted sources confirmed this rumor. Read More

How to include Flash/SWF files intro PowerPoint presentations.

I was working the other days for a presentation about a Fluorescent Lamps… for my presentation I found this very nice Flash animation on howstuffworks that I wanted to include intro my PowerPoint Presentation (http://static.howstuffworks.com/flash/fluorescent-lamp-rapid.swf).

Therefore, I’ve downloaded the .swf file to my hard drive and started to drag and drop, insert file and so on but nothing worked as I expected. Therefore, to include a swf file in your presentation you have to: Read More

How to exit Starcraft II if freeze (black screen)

I am a Starcraft player, I really enjoy playing it when my time permits that. Sometimes, when I exit the game I got a black screen doing nothing. The game window is freezed and nothing can be done. When I press CTRL+ALT+DEL the option screen appears and choosing task manager will normally open the task manager. The single problem is the full screen Starcraft window that is placed on top of all other application, including task manager.

In this way, there is a big problem closing/ending the Starcraft program/game because you are not able to minimize it or see the apps behind. And it seems I am not the only one with this problem

What I usually do when this happens is: Read More

Programs keeps opening on non-existing second monitor.

Yesterday I watched a movie on my TV using HDMI cable to connect my laptop. I’ve configured my TV as an extensive display and opened a couple of programs on my TV. Now, my TV is unconnected and those programs are keep opening on my non-existing TV.

The solution is simple, just bring the programs back to the main display. To do this, keep the Windows key pressed while pressing on the arrows.

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Worm:Win32/Gamarue.AR

Yesterday I had to move some files from my computer to a public computer (printer center) using my personal usb memory. After I came back home I inserted back the USB and it was no surprise for me to see a strange behavior.

As a general info … All public computers are infected with all kinds of viruses and computer worms. Read More

Windows 10 Pro Default Fonts Download

Some time ago I’ve offerent an easy way to repair your damaged Fonts or to simply clean your “Fonts” folder for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now is time to offer the same for Windows 10.

Therefore, if you have Windows 10 and if you change some system fonts you might get into trouble. Some programs will show you strange characters instead of letter or strange fonts (in the wrong place). For this kind of trouble, a simple solution that I recommend is to simply restore the default Fonts folder. And this is how you can do this: Read More

Double-Sided Scanning using Single-Sided Scanner

I recently got into trouble trying to scan around 50 pages using my home scanner. I use a HP Officejet 4500 that have an automatically feed scanner that is able to scan one sided documents. Unfortunately, all my pages were double-sided.

At first I tried to manually scan page by page but I abandoned this action very quickly while 50 double-sided pages require a lot of time and effort. So I had to search for better solution… Read More