Chrome adds MIDI support for browser music composition!

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As we step further into the future, things are simplifying more and more..
How many of us played in a band when we were kids?
How many of us wanted to play or to start a band? Since it wasn’t that simple and not so cheap 10-20 years ago…
But now, thanks to Google technologies what we need is just a Chrome browser, a Midi Drum Set + Midi Guitar and a Midi Keyboard… After that all it remains is to gather your friends and start recording!

All this is available on  Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.

Check out more on the Google Blog

How to add Google Analytics to WordPress [Step-by-step]

1. Login on your Google Analytics account. Go to Admin / Tracking Info / Tracking Code and COPY (CTRL+C) the script from the tracking code box:

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2. Login to your wordpress platform and go to: Appearance / Editor / Header (header.php) and PASTE (CTRL+V) the code just after <BODY>.

When you’re done, Click Update File:

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Enjoy!

How to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows 2012

A very annoying thing in Windows Server 2012 is the Internet Explorer’s error: “content from the website listed below is being blocked by the internet explorer enhanced security configuration“.

How can we disable this security setting ? (Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration – IE ESC ).

1. Open Server Management 
2. Go to Local Server
3. Scroll to IE Enhanced Security Configuration
4. Click on ON

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5. Select OFF for Administrators and/or Users (according to your needs):

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enJoy!

How to unlock a Microsoft Word Document [Step-by-step][Solved]

One of the most annoying things is to protect word documents and when you need to modify it.. you realise that you don’t remember the password…

Here is how you can fix this in less than 1 minute: 

1. First of all, you need to open the doc in Word. Click on “Save as” and then save it with the “.xml” extension:

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2. Open this new .xml file with a text editor (Notepad, WordPad, etc.)

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3. Now search (CTRL + F) for the string w:enforcement=”1″

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4. Now replace the “1” with “0
5. Save the XML document
6. Open the XML document with Word
7. Click on “Save as” and save the document as docx or doc.

Enjoy! 

Google Drive VS OneDrive VS Dropbox VS BOX vs AmazonZocalo

Product comparison between:

– Google Drive
– OneDrive
– Dropbox
– BOX
– AmazonZocalo

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Sync folders with Google Drive / SkyDrive / DropBox

Sync Any Folder with Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox

A major issue that I have is that I want to sync my folders with these cloud services, but I don’t like the fact that I have to copy or move all the files to some special folders.

I was searching for a way to map my folders in My Documents or wherever I had them and still have them sync with the cloud services. I learned that the best way to do this is to use symbolic links in Windows. A symbolic link is in big lines similar to creating a shortcut to a folder, but it’s more permanent and acts like a separate folder.

How to sync Folders for Dropbox / SkyDrive

To achieve for Dropbox or SkyDrive, I have created an example to walk you through the process. As you can see below, I have my SkyDrive folder on the left and a folder called SkyDrive Test in My Documents.

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So I want to sync the SkyDrive Test folder to my SkyDrive account folder without moving it. To do this, you have to open an elevated command prompt and type in the following command:

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mklink /J "D:\SkyDrive\Test" "C:\Users\Aseem\Documents\SkyDrive Test"

So let me explain what we are doing here. We are creating a symbolic link (symlink) using the mklink command. It takes two parameters: the first is the location of the symbolic link you want to create and the second is the source directory. As you can see, I don’t need to crete the Test folder in the SkyDrive folder, the mklink command will do that for me. You can name that Test folder anything you like.

So I am telling Windows to create a symbolic link folder in the SkyDrive folder and the source for that folder should be the SkyDrive Test folder. After the link is created, you’ll see the Test folder inside of SkyDrive folder with a shortcut icon:

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If you open that folder, the path will show as if it’s stored in D:\SkryDrive, when it actually stored in SkyDrive Test under My Documents. So now you can add files to the folder from either location and both will have the same contents since it’s actually one folder, not two. That’s it!

SkyDrive and Dropbox both support symbolic link folders and will sync everything up to the cloud like shown below:

Skydrive synced folder

Sync Folders to Google Drive

Unfortunately, Google Drive does not yet support symbolic link folders and if you create one, it will not sync the folder up to the cloud. However, you can still use symbolic links, just in a slightly different way. I’ll show you what I mean with an example.

Google drive folder

Here I have my Google Drive folder on the left and a folder called Random in My Documents that I want to sync to Google Drive. In order to do this, we first have to move the Random folder to the Google Drive folder. Now that folder will get synced up to Google Drive like normal.

Google drive after move

Ok, so now we can create a symbolic link in the My Documents folder that points to the Random folder in the Google Drive folder. This is the opposite of what we did above for SkyDrive. Here is what the command would be for Google Drive:

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mklink /D C:\Users\Aseem\Documents\Random "C:\Users\Aseem\Google Drive\Random"

Now we are creating a symbolic link in the Random folder where the source folder is in the Google Drive folder. Again, you don’t need to create the Random folder in My Documents. Also, you can name it anything you want, it doesn’t have to be the same name as the source folder. Also, I have to use quotes in the command if there is any space in the path.

Google drive after symlink

Above, you can see the Random folder has been created as a symbolic link pointing to the source folder in Google Drive. It has the same shortcut icon on it, so you can tell it’s a symbolic link folder. Again, opening it will actually be opening the original source folder. Anything you add to the folder there will be now be synced to Google Drive since it’s working off the original source folder and not a symbolic link folder.

Google drive synced folder

Enjoy!

[FIXED] The System Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

This error usually occurs on Windows Server 2012 even if you are logged with an local admin.

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Solution: 

1. Open a CMD (run as administrator)
2. Run (in the folder you have the installer. Change install.msi with the name of your .msi file):

 msiexec /i install.msi

How to delete a windows service (Windows Server 2003/2008/2012)

If you need to delete a Windows Service, you just have to open a new command prompt (run as administrator) and run the following command:

Command: sc delete NameOfService 

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