How does Hypertreading work ?

This very well explained in the next video :



How to have chrome like tabs to windows explorer

Windows: Tab management in Chrome is great, and if you wish Windows Explorer had tabs that look and work like Google Chrome, Clover is the app for you.
Once installed, Windows Explorer will have tabs that work almost exactly like the ones in Chrome work. Ctrl+T opens a new tab, Ctrl+W closes it, even middle-clicking to close a tab works. There’s even a new tab box to click for a fresh explorer tab—just like in Chrome. If you right-click on a tab, you even get the same contextual menu options, including the option to re-open a closed tab, duplicate an existing tab, or pin a tab to the back of the list.

Clover is completely free, and supports Windows 7 and higher (including the Windows 10 .) We tested the app in Windows 7 and it works great. The tabbed interface is snappy and fast, and the tabbed interface compliments the stock explorer UI. The developer’s site is in Chinese, but he has an English page on his site (linked below.) To download the app, hit this Google Translate link for the front page and click “Download” (you may have to leave Google Translate to start the download.) update: Softpedia has a mirror of the app if you can’t get to Ejie’s site.


Clover – Wings for Your Windows Explorer!

How to stream from VLC to Chromecast

Since February of 2015, VLC has promised to add support for Chromecast but the feature has yet to be implemented. The stable version of VLC still doesn’t support casting to the Chromecast but support for it has been spotted in the nightly builds of  VLC 3.0. The release date for a stable build of version 3.0 hasn’t been given yet and for all we know it might not drop until the end of this year (or even early next year) but VLC is indeed adding support for the Chromecast just as it promised. If you aren’t too bothered with bugs, you can download the nightly build yourself and use it to cast to your Chromecast. Fair warning: it’s very buggy.

Install VLC 3.0 nightly build from the links at the end of the post. We’ve linked to both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. These builds are only available for Windows so macOS users are going to have to wait longer.

Make sure you’re Chromecast is running properly and that your Windows desktop and the Chromecast are on the same network. Open a media file, preferably an MP4 or MKV file and not an AVI file which the app isn’t playing nice with at all at present. Right-click inside the playback frame and select Tools>Render Output from the context menu. Alternatively, just hit Ctrl+Shift+R.


This will open the Render Options window and your Chromecast will be duly listed here. Select it and click ‘Ok’.


VLC 3.0 is buggy and the team is hard at work fixing bugs so while it’s entirely possible you never manage to cast to your Chromecast with the current build, you might be able to do so with future nightly builds. We had to make numerous attempts ourselves to get it to cast to the device in question.

VLC adding support for Chromecast is huge not only because the app is one of the most popular media players today but also because it plays just about every media format there is which means a lot to Chromecast users who often have to find an app that can convert a file into a playable format for the Chromecast.

Download VLC 3.0 32-bit Nightly Build

Download VLC 3.0 64-bit Nightly Build

A way to stop Cryptolocker

____ Install File Server Resource Manager ____

2003R2: Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components
> Windows Components Wizard > Management and Monitoring Tools > Details > File Server Resource Manager

2008(R2): Server Manager > Roles > Add Roles > Add Roles Wizard > Server Roles
> File Services > Role Services > File Server Resource Manager

2012(R2): Server Manager > Manage > Add Roles and Features > Add Roles and Features Wizard > Server Roles
> File and Storage Services > File and iSCSI Services > File Server Resource Manager

____ Server-side protection from further encryption ____

1) Open File Server Resource Manager (Start > Run > fsrm.msc)

2) File Screening Management > File Groups > Create File Group…
File group name: 1-PreventCrypto
Files to include:

Note: After creating the file group, update the entire list easily by running “C:\Windows\1-PreventCrypto-FileGroupUpdate.bat”
See comments within the batch file for usage help.

Note: You can automatically update your file group with the one provided by this website by running “C:\FSRMUPDT\get-fsrmupdt.bat” as a daily scheduled task.
See comments within the batch file for usage help.

*want your files back.*
how to decrypt*.*
*decrypt my file*.*

FAQ: Why is this list smaller than others offered on the web?
A: Only files known to reach network shares are added here since that’s all FSRM will see. Files dropped/left locally on the infected machine are not added to this list.

3) File Screening Management > File Screen Templates > Create File Screen Template…

Settings tab
Template name: 1-PreventCrypto
Screening type: Passive screening
File groups: Check “1-PreventCrypto”

E-mail Message tab
Subject: Unauthorized file from the [Violated File Group] file group detected
User [Source Io Owner]
Saved [Source File Path] to [File Screen Path]
On server: [Server]
This file is in the [Violated File Group] file group in FSRM, which generated this alert.
A batch was run to remove all server shares until corrective action is taken.

Event Log tab
Check “Send warning to event log”

Command tab
Check “Run this command or script”
Browse… C:\Windows\1-PreventCrypto.bat
NOTE: you must edit this .bat to include the names of all your shares
Select radio button: “Local System”

4) File Screening Management > File Screens > Create File Screen…
File screen path: C:\ (or just the drive/folder containing shares)
Select radio button: “Derive properties from this file screen template (recommended)”
Select from dropdown: “1-PreventCrypto”

5) File Server Resource Manager (Local) > right-click: Configure options…
Email Notifications tab
Set SMTP server name (use a SMTP relay if you don’t have a mail server on-site)
Set Default administrator (see how to)
Notification Limits tab
Set all to 2 minutes

How to avoid Phishing in Gmail

How to Avoid Phishing  in Gmail With this Trick

How to Avoid Phishing Emails in Gmail With One Trick

There are a lot of tips out there for how to avoid phishing emails. With a combination of vigilance and third-party tools, you can avoid scams, but if you’re a Gmail user, there’s one simple setting that will help you avoid phishing emails.

One of the many great, overlooked features Gmail features is the ability to label messages coming from authenticated recipients that are often the target of phishing scams. Here’s how to get that feature.

Click on the settings button in the top right-hand corner.


The next step is to navigate to the “Labs” tab, where you can enable a wide variety of settings for your Gmail account. One of the first options under “Available Labs” is “Authentication icon for verified senders”.


After enabling it, you will see a little key symbol next to authenticated emails.


You can also take a closer look at emails you receive that aren’t automatically labeled as authenticated. In Gmail, open up the message and click the little arrow right beneath the sender’s email address. Look at the “mailed-by” or “signed-by” field to make sure it came from the domain associated with the sender.


If you see a question mark next to the sender’s name, proceed with caution with this message.

Google also provides instructions for what to do if you’re using an email client. After you open the message, check the message header. In Apple Mail, for example, you can find this by going to View > Message > Default Headers.

This will display the “Authentication-Results” at the very top of the paragraph. If you find spf=pass or dkim=pass, you’ll know the message is authenticated.

Turn your Iphone into a scanner

Office Lens for iPhone

Microsoft Office Lens turns your iPhone into a scanner


Last year Microsoft introduced an innovative tool for Windows Phone called Office Lens. The app, which enables you to use your smartphone camera as a sophisticate mobile scanner—is now available for iOS and a preview version is available for Android users.

Microsoft claims that Office Lens has been one of the most popular free apps in the Windows Phone ecosystem. It has an average rating of 4.6 stars—and with more than 18,000 reviews that’s actually an admirable feat. Now Office Lens is available on the two mobile platforms that make up more than 90 percent of the smartphones in use.

Office Lens integrates with OneNote and turns your smartphone into a scanner to capture information. Anyone can just take pictures of a business card, or document, or notes on a whiteboard and refer back to the picture. A picture speaks a thousand words and all that, but Office Lens delivers much more than just a picture.

This video from Microsoft describes why Office Lens is so awesome:

Microsoft provided an overview of the best features and capabilities of Office Lens in this blog post:

· Recognizes the corners of a document and automatically crops, enhances and cleans up the image.

· Identifies printed text with optical character recognition (OCR) so that you can search by key word for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.

· Converts images of paper documents and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and PDF files for easy editing and reformatting (see more details here).

· Captures business cards and generates contacts you can add to your phone.

· Inserts images to OneNote or OneDrive (as DOCX, PPTX, JPG or PDF format) and gives you options to save, export and share the image.

Try that with your iPhone camera.

Microsoft is also making a preview version of Office Lens available for Android smartphones. It’s a beta release but the features and capabilities are similar to Office Lens for iPhone. To install the preview of Office Lens on your Android device follow these steps:

    1. Go to Office Lens Android Preview in the Google+ community.
    2. Click Join community in the upper right-hand corner.
    3. Under About this community, click the Become a Tester link and then follow instructions on the page.

OneNote is a very powerful tool in and of itself. The fact that it’s available on virtually every device and platform and automatically syncs information so it’s available wherever you are make it invaluable. Office Lens—and the integration with OneNote—just makes OneNote that much better. Download Office Lens for iPhone

How to Open File Explorer on “This PC” Instead of “Quick Access”

Windows 10

brought a lot of changes to the operating system, including new taskbar customizations, a brand new Start Menu design, and an updated File Explorer. That last one might be causing you a bit of trouble.

Microsoft added a new feature called Quick Access in Windows 10, which is actually pretty good considering all of the benefits it brings. However, a lot of users don’t like that File Explorer opens on the Quick Access page.

If you’re like me, you prefer File Explorer to open on the This PC page (which is the new name for what used to be called My Computer). Fortunately, you can change it so that This PC is your home page — and the process is really simple.


Here are the steps you need to take:

  • Open File Explorer (use the Windows key + E shortcut).
  • In the File menu, select Change folder and search options.
  • Under the General tab, look for “Open File Explorer to” and change it from Quick Access to This PC.
  • Click OK.

That’s it! The next time you launch File Explorer, it will be the This PC page. So easy, so convenient.

How do you like the new File Explorer in Windows 10? Would you rather revert to what it was like in Windows 7 or Windows XP? Let us know in the comments!

Wats next in IOS 10

Every year, Apple holds its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, where the company defines its software roadmap for the year to come. Apple sells more iPhones than any other product and delivers its updates free of charge usually at the end of September.

If you didn’t see the announcement, or you’re only interested in the important bits, here’s what you missed.

Delete Stock Apps

While this wasn’t mentioned by Apple, users running the beta are reporting it’s possible to delete stock apps in the iOS 10 beta, and a bunch of Apple’s own apps have appeared on the App Store, which seems to corroborate this. Some of the apps users can remove include: Calendar, Weather, Maps, Videos, Notes, Reminders, Stocks, iTunes Store, Home, FaceTime, Tips, Calculator, and more.


It’s always possible that Apple will reverse their decision, but it’s also something users have been wanting for a while. In addition to allowing you to customize your iPhone more than ever before, this would allow users struggling for space to delete the apps they never use. Whether or not you can “replace” a stock app like Mail with a third party app like CloudMagic and have it act as a default is not clear yet.

If this is included in the final release sometime this fall, it’s just another example of the company listening to users and providing the features they want to see.

Other Apps Can Now Use Siri

While it might not sound like a big deal on the surface, Apple announced the arrival of the SiriKit API for developers. This means third party apps will be able to take advantage of third-party apps in the same way first-party apps do.

So while it’s not a big deal right now, by the time some of your favorite app developers get their hands dirty, you’ll be able to do things like order an Uber to your location by shouting at your phone, control Spotify or other streaming services in a similar manner to Apple Music, dictate notes straight to your preferred note-taking app rather than Apple Notes, and even send WhatsApp or Facebook messages using the smart assistant.


As the feature depends on third-party developers, you’ll have to wait for them to implement the technology first — but Apple just provided the toolbox that makes it possible.

New Messages Features

Probably the biggest list of changes in iOS 10 belongs to the Messages app, which, though functional, hasn’t evolved all that much over the last few revisions. Users can now use emotive message bubbles that “shout” or “whisper” and canned animations for things like “Happy Birthday” that display over the whole screen. You can even add markup, like bold and italic to your messages.

Like many other messaging apps, rich text inking has been added, which allows you to send messages in your handwriting, or scrawl badly illustrated pictures to contacts. These handwritten notes will be animated on receipt, so it’s just like you’re writing (or drawing) on the screen.

The use of end-to-end encryption already makes iMessage a relatively secure platform, and now Apple has added a feature called Invisible Ink to better protect privacy too. It allows you to send messages or photos that are pixelated until the recipient swipes them.


Links you receive will now be displayed in-line, so you don’t have to leave Messages to play a YouTube video or Apple Music songs. You can also respond to anything with a quick in-line response, which allows you to “like” a message with a thumbs-up or add a “ha ha” instead of typing lol.

In addition to being three-times larger than they currently are, emoji can now replace words with a simple tap. Messages can highlight certain words that match a particular emoji, and tapping on them will convert them to a symbol. Developing the theme further, Facebook-style stickers have been included and can be plastered on your message bubbles (no word on premium sticker packs yet).

Finally, you can also access apps within messages, which allows you to do neat things like share app content (think notes, locations, contacts) without having to leave your conversation. Apple says you can even make payments this way, and who knows what else developers will add?

Revamped Notifications & Lock Screen

iOS 10 includes a brand new lock screen, which includes a more condensed time and date view to allow your notifications to shine and take up most of the screen. You can now access the camera a lot quicker by sliding to the right, or slide to the left to access your widgets (the ones you currently see on iOS 9’s Today screen).

Sick of pressing the home button to wake your device, only to have TouchID automatically unlock and bypass your notifications? A new Raise to Wake feature means you only need to pick your phone up to wake it and display your notifications.


Notifications now look cleaner (which is a bit of a theme with this release) and can also update in real-time, so you can see exactly where your Uber is. You can also respond to notifications with a squeeze of 3D Touch, which makes notifications much more interactive. Peek at photos or entire message threads without unlocking your phone, though how this will work on non-3D-Touch devices remains to be seen (a long-press, maybe).

Apple Music Overhauled

Apple Music was previously a streaming service shoe-horned into the old iOS 8 Music app, but all that’s about to change. The interface has been updated, and music you’ve downloaded is no longer hidden in an obscure menu. There’s a lot of white space, and album art is larger, but it’s likely we’ll see tweaks between now and the final release anyway.Apple Music Connect takes a back seat, while the For You tab gets more frequently updated suggested playlists (once a day), a Discovery mix, and all your recently played tracks. The first tab you’ll now see is Library, providing fast-access to your collection.

What many of us really want is performance improvements, easier ways to populate our collection, and a generally more pleasant experience. Hopefully the update goes some way toward improving usability too.

More Powerful Maps

Apple Maps has come a long way over the years, and though it still lags behind Google in many respects, it’s good to see the company is dedicated to improving the experience over the longterm. In iOS 10, this takes the form of an improved search functionality, which includes listings for new points of interests like gas stations.

The Maps app can now predict where you want to go based on your routine, calendar appointments, and current location, and traffic conditions will now prompt the app to change your route in the interest of avoiding traffic jams. You can also move around while navigating, pinch to zoom, and even search for points of interest along your route.


The interface has been tweaked with the addition of what Apple calls Quick Controls, which change based on what you’re doing. In addition to traffic conditions, Maps can also help you avoid toll roads too.

And just like Siri, maps is now open to developers — so you can do things like book a table or order a ride within the app, but you’ll have to wait for third-party developers to implement the feature. In China, Apple has even added an air quality meter (the irony of China’s role as Apple’s country of choice for iPhone production shouldn’t be overlooked).

Photos Improvements

Photos adds Google Photos-style sorting, but the key difference is that Apple’s processing takes place directly on your device rather than in the cloud. The new tech can identify objects, places, people, and more, and it allows you to sort and search your pictures by these criteria.A lick of paint makes your photos look better, and a better Auto Enhance feature should help too. The camera itself gets a new interface on the iPad, and stabilization and filters have been added to Live Photos too.

News Updates

Like many other iOS 10 apps, News is getting a makeover, including a new tabbed design that takes its cues from Apple Music. A “For You” tab breaks up stories into sections like Trending and subjects like Sport, which provides some much-needed order to the news aggregator introduced with iOS 9.

Also new is the ability to subscribe to a particular news source, which means you’ll never miss a post. This is something that has been missing since Newsstand was retired with the last major iOS release. A new Featured News section provides curated stories direct from Apple, so there’s always something to read.


And lastly, the app now includes breaking news alerts via push notifications (because you probably don’t get enough of those).

Make Phone Calls Too

One of the biggest areas of  improvements that’s truly worthy of your attention comes with your iPhone’s most basic feature. The Phone app has added a new voice-over-IP (VoIP) API that allows apps that use VoIP to behave like a real phone call rather than appearing as an easy-to-miss notification. The feature should allow apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, and so on to appear on the lock screen, complete with a “slide to answer” bar and everything.

Improvements to FaceTime mean less time waiting for a call to connect, and iOS will now also start screening your calls for spam, which should help you avoid scammers and telemarketers.

For those of you who hate voicemail, a new voicemail transcription feature converts audio messages into text, so you can read them in noisy environments or choose to reply by text message instead.

All The Small Things

As with any iOS release, there are many smaller changes that Apple didn’t have a chance to mention on stage, and a few that just aren’t as interesting as those above. Among them is QuickType suggestions, allowing text prediction to do things like answer where you are or provide phone numbers for known contacts with a tap.


Apple’s connected-device API HomeKit gets its own stock app called Home, which allows you to control all of your HomeKit devices from one interface. And of course, there’s a bunch of pretty new wallpapers which iDownload Blog has already pinched and put online for you to enjoy.

Just like iOS 9 and previous releases before it, a lot of work will have gone into iOS 10 under the hood too.

Can Your Device Run It?

If you want to run iOS 10, you’ll need one of the following:

  • iPhone: 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus
  • iPad: 4th gen, Air, Air 2, Pro, mini 2, mini 3, mini 4
  • iPod Touch: 5th & 6th gen

While Apple’s own Preview page states that the original iPad mini and fifth generation iPod Touch are also compatible, that wasn’t what the company announced on stage. Even so, it’s a pretty impressive list of compatible devices, just remember that performance may suffer on older devices. iOS 10 marks the first time the iPhone 4s and third generation iPad aren’t supported — devices that were released in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

The iOS 10 beta has been released to developers, but you’ll want to be careful installing it on devices that aren’t registered with an Apple Developer account. These earlier builds can be really buggy, and core functionality can suffer, so I wouldn’t recommend installing it on your main iPhone.

Instead, you can sign up for the iOS Preview, which gives anyone with a compatible device the opportunity to download a preview build at a later stage. If you don’t fancy being a beta tester, you’ll have to wait till the fall — usually around the very end of September, when new iPhones arrive — to try it out for yourself.

What do you think of the upcoming changes in iOS 10?