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  YouTube video player control bar becomes transparent


YouTube has made an update on its video player control bar and made it general available to the public now. The update is to make the video player control bar transparent and float on top of the videos being played. There are no functional changes about this control bar.  The original control bar is black but not transparent. After the update, the control bar looks like: YouTube started to test this new change back in April 2015. At that time, it was tested in a small scale and only a sma...

   YouTube,Video Player,HTML 5, Transparent     2015-08-04 05:14:42


  How to apply Domain Level Group Policy


As a system administrator, you may often need to create a Windows domain of a computer network in which all user accounts, computers, printers and other security principals, are registered with a central database (called a directory service). Also one or more domain controllers need to be deployed to enable managing the domain. In this post, we will show you how to apply Domain Level Group Policy. There are lots of posts which have covered how to promote a Windows server to a Domain Controller. ...

   Group Policy,Domain Controller,Account Policy, GPO     2015-03-19 03:46:34


  Get Bluetooth back on my ASUS Zenbook UX31A


A strange thing occurred to me a few days ago after I installed some routine Windows updates on my ASUS Zenbook UX31A, my Bluetooth was gone and I could not have my Bluetooth speaker connected to my PC and listen  my favorite music. It's just like a ghost, everything disappears all of a sudden. Everything was tried to find where my Bluetooth went but no luck. Below is what my device manager shows: No Bluetooth is found, usually if there is some issue with the Bluetooth driver, the device m...

   Bluetooth,Windows 8.1,ASUS Zenbook, Bluetooth driver     2014-12-11 09:17:11


  The new Google Search By Voice


Along with the new announcement of the new Google logo, there is a new change to the Google search -- The Google Search By Voice. When you use Google in a browser, you will see below color mic icon now:   With this, you can search by speaking in front of your computer,  OK, Google will listens to what you are saying and do the search for you.  As described by Google, this change: A colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you’re talking, tap...

   Google, Google voice, Google logo     2015-09-02 11:07:13


  Latest : Asp.Net 5 Beta 7 Is Now Available


Asp.net developers can now use the latest update asp.net 5 Beta 7 on both NuGet and Visual Studio 2015 to make good asp.net development practices. The update also has the first public preview of .Net Execution Environment for Linux and Mac without any need of Mono. To know how to use asp.net 5 beta 7, read this article further. You need to install the update first to use its features with Visual Studio 2015. You can download and install it from Microsoft’s official site. The update brings ...

   ASP.NET 5 BETA 7     2015-09-18 06:33:54


  VirtualBox Q&A(Host OS: Windows; Guest OS: Ubuntu)


This is a Q&A post after sharing Guide for installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Windows 1. If the resolution of the installed guest OS on the VirtualBox is too small(For example 640x480) and you cannot adjust it through System Settings -> Display, what should you do? A: In this case, it is mostly probably you don't have the VirtualBox Guest Additions installed. You can install the Guest Additions on your guest OS by: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms Then restart the VM and you wil...

   VIRTUALBOX,HOST ONLY,RESOLUTION,Q&A,STATIC IP     2016-08-12 04:24:40


  Apple.com is down


UPDATE : The service is back now! Apple.com is now inaccessible. It shows below "Access denied" message on its official site. It is still unknown why the service is down. And there is no ETA on when the service will be back to normal. From the error message, some people think this happens because Apple uses Akamai's security product and the security policy in place is violated. It's basically a WAF. The big issue is it takes 45 minutes for changes to propagate through Akamai's network. So, you ...

   IPHONE 6S,IPHONE 6S PLUS,APPLE     2015-09-12 00:50:17


  Update parent window after closing the window opened by window.open()


Imagine we have a webpage which has a text field to let user enter a date. Usually, we may create a calendar window to ask the user to pick one date from the calendar window, when the date is picked, the calendar window will close and the date picked will be put into the text field. This way involves the window.open() method in JavaScript, and we may think how the opened window knows its parent window and then updates the parent window. I give a simple demo on this.We have two pages, on is the p...

   window.open, JavaScript,update, return value     2012-06-23 01:36:32


  Windows 8.1 will be released on October 18


According to TheVerge, Microsoft Windows 8.1 will be released on October 18. Windows 8 users can download the free update on Windows Store one day before the release date, There will be a formal release press on October 18. In next few weeks, Windows 8 RTM will be open to PC manufacturers and partners. In this year's WPC, Microsoft demonstrated their latest Windows 8.1 on various devices most of the time, including the 8-inch Tablet PC, laptops, desktops and even streamed content from PC to Xbo...

   Windows 8.1,Release date     2013-08-14 11:49:09


  The Windows 8.1 Update is here! What to Expect from it?


Windows has finally released the update for Windows phone, the Windows 8.1! Microsoft has finally released the version upgrade which has interesting enhancements. This may not seem like a major upgrade but it definitely looks interesting. This latest update has been released on the Lumia phones that were running using the 8.0 version. There is a lot to look forward to in this new update, and some of it will definitely feel interesting. Folders along Live Tiles For a long time, people were attrac...

   windows 8.1     2014-08-21 08:34:24