WhatsApp BackUp Agreement with Google.. Aug 23rd, 2018

Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage.

This policy will come into effect for all users on 12 November 2018, although some users may see the quota benefits earlier. To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that people manually back up WhatsApp before 12 November 2018.
Recommended Actions

  1. Confirm that your current Android WhatsApp client is backed up
  2. If you would like to refresh any existing backups, please manually back up your WhatsApp client before 30 October 2018

    The Google Drive team


Google Chrome Stops Working After Windows Update: Solution.

If you run into such instance that after you perform your Windows update, your Chrome browser stops working or can no longer launch; just follow these simple steps to fix it.

  1. Open your Windows Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application.Untitled.jpg
  2. Right click on chrome and choose properties
  3. On the Properties dialog, choose Compatibility tab
  4. Click Change settings for all users
  5. Check the box Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then choose Windows Vista from the drop down list as shown in the figure above.
  6. Click Apply and Ok.

That’s it! You can run your chrome now comfortably.

You are free to share to others if this helps.

How to Remove .html/php from your URL in Web Design/Development.

  1. Log on to your control panel, navigate to your File manager
  2. Go to your root folder
  3. Click settings, and enable show hidden files.
  4. Open the .htaccess file and edit it by adding the following codes in itRewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.html [NC,L]
  5. If the file is not available, create one and save it as .htaccess on the root directory of your domain, then paste the code above inside it.
  6. Finally, remove .html extension from all the links on your domain. Warning: Do not rename files and remove .html, what you should only do is to remove the .html extensions from all the links on the site.

SMB issue after Windows 10 Feature Update: The Solution.

Twice a year, Microsoft rolls out feature updates to Windows 10. Currently, the latest feature update is now officially dubbed Windows 10 April 2018 Update, released on April 30, 2018. If you have been having issue updating your Windows 10 through your conventional Windows update feature embedded with your OS, now you have an opportunity to download this bundle and then run it on your computer. Click here to download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – 4GB (torrent).

However, some users (especially enterprise networks) run into some hitches after the update. In this post, we discuss simple ways to solve the issue of inability to access shared folders in your enterprise network, after your Windows 10 update/upgrade.

IMG_20180530_102528.jpgThe culprit here is what is called SMB protocol (Server Message Block). Follow the following steps to resolve it:

  1. Click Search on your task bar, and type Turn Windows Features On or Off
  2. Click to open the Windows Features
  3. Click to check the boxes for SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support as well as SMB Direct
  4. Click Ok, and reboot your computer

Hope that helps!

Excel Error: There Was a Problem Sending the Command to the Program

If you got an error during launch of an Excel document saying “there was a problem sending the command to the program“, it is simply a click away steps you need to perform to fix it:

  1. Open a new Excel Application
  2. Click File, then Options (Excel Options)
  3. On the Excel Options dialog, scroll down to General category
  4. Uncheck the “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)”
  5. Ok…
  6. Launch your file now!

Attack! Have You Heard of RansomWare – Wannacrypt?

RansomwareWhat is ransomware? Malicious software that locks a device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it.

How can you protect yourself? Anti-virus software can protect your machine, although cybercriminals are constantly working on new ways to override such protection.
Updating the OS will take care of most vulnerabilities. Do not click on questionable links or open suspicious attachments as this can save headaches. This helps limit the spread of ransomware if hackers do get into your system.

How does it work?

  1. The malicious Ransomeware software is normally contained within an attachment to an email that masquerades as something innocent. Once opened it encrypts the hard drive, making it impossible to access or retrieve anything stored on there – such as photographs, documents or music
  2. Ransomware is a kind of cyber attack that involves hackers taking control of a computer system and blocking access to it until a ransom is paid.
  3. It enters a computer when a user mistakingly clicks or downloads a malicious file
  4. It can also spread via a worm, embedding itself within a network, this is instead of relying on humans to spread by clicking
  5.  Experts warn that there is no guaranteed access given after payment

It is interesting to note that Microsoft have already taken measures to save the world from this menace. You can visit Microsoft blog post about this attack – Click here to view.

How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

Your version of Word might be different from the one I will use to demonstrate here, but the steps are relatively the same.

  1. On your Microsoft Office Word document, click the section of the footer or header you want the pagination (page x of y) to appear – e.g bottom right
  2. Type Page and press space
  3. With the cursor on this point, click Insert menu. Under Text category, choose Quick Parts and then click Field…Field
  4. On the Field dialog box, under the Field names, choose Page and then click the number format you want, then OkField1
  5. Press space, enter of, and press space again
  6. Go again to Insert menu > Quick parts > Field… > NumPages. Then click the number format you wantField2
  7. Click Ok
  8. Congratulations!

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