Showing posts from January, 2015

WhatsApp emticon for iPhone

Been using WhatsApp on iPhone for a while. One of the biggest complaint was that WhatsApp for iPhone is different from WhatsApp for Android where there is no emoticon icon. I can't really express my feeling.

Then only I realized there is actually a built-in keyboard in iPhone where you can just type emticon. Go to Settings -> Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard.... -> choose Emoji.

When you want to type emoticon, just switch keyboard to Emoji and you are done.

Windows 2012 - WIFI and audio

This is the scenario - I just setup Windows 2012 on a laptop, HP EliteBook 840. This laptop was designed to run Windows 7 / 8.
Now the first problem after setup is that I saw many unknown devices under Device Manager. Furthermore the WIFI and audio is not working.

Now the unknown device obviously is because of the drivers. So I went to the HP web page and try to get some drivers from there. The problem is HP provided only Win 7 / 8 drivers for this laptop, there is no Windows Server OS drivers.

So I guess HP just think that no one will be using the this laptop for Windows Server installation, so they don't bother to provide it.

Alright, alright, not too difficult. At least those Windows 7/8 drivers can still run under Windows server 2012.

Next I found out that there was only wired connection available, I cannot see any WIFI connection. So initially I thought it's the driver problem again. So I installed the WIFI driver downloaded from HP page. Now after installation, I can see…

Zoomed photos

Probably I haven't seen many zoom effect, I was pretty impressed by the zoom result from Canon Powershot SX700.

The red circle on the left photo is where I did the zoom. The right photo is the result of the zoom.

Anyway, I need to find out how to see what is the zoom factor of the right photo. Plus I also want to find out how a zoomed video looks like.

Viewing shared folders in Windows 2008 /2012

In Windows 2003 server, when we right-mouse-click on the My Computer, it opens the Computer Management. From there you click on "Shared Folders" -> Shares, you will be able to see what are the shared folders in the server.

In Windows 2008, things changed. When we did a right-mouse-click on the My Computer, it opens Server Manager instead. From there we have to click Roles -> File Services -> Share and Storage Management, then only we can see the list of shared folders. Furthermore the display speed is slower as compared to Windows 2003.

A faster way to do this is from Command Prompt:

c:\> start compmgmt


c:\> start storagemgmt

This will bring us to Share and Storage Management directly.

Personally I feel that the display of shared folders in Computer Management is faster than Share and Storage Management. 

Cut mp3 to ringtone

Sometime instead of the whole song, I just want the certain part of a song to be my ring tone. iTunes has an awkward way to achieve this and the seems like the result is only supported in iPhone.
I used a freeware MP3 Knife last time - an simple and excellent software. Latest version is 3.6 so far.
However now I noticed that there is even a free online version for this purpose:

Steps are pretty simple:

Upload your mp3Decide where you wan to start and stop with the indicatorCut and download back to your PC.