Nvidia Corporation – How to Return Your Nvidia Shield Recall PC

Nvidia Corporation announced today a voluntary recall of all their Shield Tablet personal computers. This company will replace all eight inch tablet computers sold between July two thousand fourteen and July two thousand fifteen.

Batteries in this tablet computer can over heat potentially causing a fire hazard. No other Nvidia products are part of this recall. You can obtain further information about this Nvidia Shield Tablet voluntary recall.

Nvidia recommends backing up your data and no longer using these devices except when necessary. Once you register for this recall you will then receive a new replacement tablet computer. You will be filing a claim to receive a replacement.

You will need to make sure your Nvidia Shield Tablet has latest software. Select an “Apps” icon then select a “Settings” icon. Scroll down further and select “About tablet”.

Select “System Updates” to verify that your tablet has more current software from July first two thousand fifteen to more recent. Now you need to identify your tablet’s battery type. Select an “Apps” icon again.

Select a “Settings” icon then select an “About tablet” icon further down. Select “Status” to verify your battery type under “Battery”. There are two possible battery types. Either B01 or Y01.

If your Nvidia Shield tablet has a B01 battery type then that computer does NOT need a recall. However, if that battery type is Y01 then it will need replacement. Select Y01 to begin recall application on this tablet.

You will see a recall notice on screen with your device serial number. You will need to enter your serial number, first name, last name, postal address, city, country, phone number, and email address, into this Nvidia Shield Tablet Recall Program registration page. You will need to select “YES” in a drop down list recognizing that your old tablet computer will be disabled remotely once you receive your new tablet replacement.

Click on a “Submit” button at bottom of this screen. You will then need to enter your “Claim number”, you received after entering above form, in an “Enter Claim Number” and then click “Next”.

Have additional questions about this recall? Nvidia has a 888-943-4196 recall hotline phone number for Canada and United States customers and frequently asked questions page with international numbers.

Domain Name Service – Major BIND Flaw Could Disrupt Internet Use

The Internet Systems Consortium, released a bulletin yesterday pertaining to a possible hole in Berkeley Internet Name Domain software. This is a popular domain name service software that is used on computer networks. Simply put a domain name service converts domain names like anetcomputers.com to a web server Internet protocol address.

A possible denial of service flaw was found in following versions of Berkeley Internet Name Domain software:

BIND 9.1.0 to 9.8.x
BIND 9.9.0 to 9.9.7-P1
BIND 9.10.0 to 9.10.2-P2

This is a critical exploit that can be accessed remotely. Server administrators should upgrade to a patched version as soon as possible. You should install one of a following versions of BIND to solve this potential security hole risk:

BIND 9 version 9.9.7-P2
BIND 9 version 9.10.2-P3

You can download one of these patches from this Internet Systems Consortium downloads page. There are Windows thirty two bit, Windows sixty four bit, and zipped tar file downloads available. You can check out Internet Systems Consortium official blog post about this possible Berkeley Internet Name Domain exploit.

Nvidia Drivers – Windows 10 Display Drivers Released by Nvidia

Nvidia Corporation announced a release of a GeForce Windows ten video display driver. Windows Hardware Quality Labs version 353.62 is now available for download. This driver supports Windows ten 64 bit operating system.

This gaming ready driver includes tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations for gaming. This driver was developed with a relationship with Microsoft and works in tandem with DirectX version twelve. The following Nvidia products are supported:

GeForce 900 Series

GeForce GTX TITAN X
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GeForce GTX 980
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 960

GeForce 700 Series

GeForce GTX TITAN Z
GeForce GTX TITAN Black
GeForce GTX TITAN
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 770
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM)
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 750
GeForce GTX 745
GeForce GT 740
GeForce GT 730
GeForce GT 720
GeForce GT 710
GeForce GT 705

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690
GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
GeForce GTX 650
GeForce GTX 645
GeForce GT 645
GeForce GT 640
GeForce GT 630
GeForce GT 620
GeForce GT 610
GeForce 605
GeForce 500 Series
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 560 SE
GeForce GTX 560
GeForce GTX 555
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GT 545
GeForce GT 530
GeForce GT 520
GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460 SE v2
GeForce GTX 460 SE
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTS 450
GeForce GT 440
GeForce GT 430
GeForce GT 420

You can download a GeForce Windows 10 driver and or check out Nvidia’s Windows 10 DirectX 12 blog post. If your’e not sure what type of GeForce video card you have, you can use a their auto detect tool.

On their GeForce Windows 10 driver download page click on a “Auto Detect Your GPU” under “About Your GPU”. That applet will scan and identify what GPU your computer has installed. Then if it detects a compatible graphics processing unit, a recommended version of driver will become available for download.

Yahoo Mobile – Yahoo Releases Livetext Text With Video Service

Yahoo is releasing tomorrow a new Livetext service. This allows users to text chat with others with video. There is no sound associated with this new service.

A free Yahoo Livetext application will be available for download from App Store and Google Play Store. You can use your existing Yahoo ID with this service. First time you sign into Livetext you will be asked to associate this application with your phone number and choose a nickname.

Your Livetext nickname is unique to this application. You can share live video and text messages with other people. People can contact you if they have your phone number in their mobile phone contact list.

Also, your nickname is searchable to others. You can upload a profile photo for Livetext. Whenever you receive a message, you have an option to add or delete that person as a friend request.

You can remove friends once they are added to your friends list. This service works on both Android and Apple iOS. This Yahoo live video text service has no limits on amounts of text messages you can send.

Also, none of your messages are archived. If you’re in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Taiwan you can start using this service.

Motorola Solutions – Motorola Introduces Three New Smart Phones

Motorola Incorporated released three brand new smartphones today. Moto G, Moto X Play, and Moto X Style are now available for purchase. The Moto G comes with Corning Glass display. It is rated to last up to thirty minutes in three feet or one meter of water with back the cover on tight.

This device comes with a battery with approximately all day life. A thirteen megapixel camera is included. You can purchase optional shells to protect this device. Also, at the time of purchase you can customize certain features.

The Moto X Play smartphone includes a battery with approximately forty eight hours of power. This device includes a twenty one megapixel camera. This smartphone has a 5.5 inch high definition display.

Qualcomm snapdragon processor runs this device. The Moto X Style is also customized. This device includes a 5.7 inch display with stereo sound.

Motorola touts this device as world’s fastest charging smartphone. Allegedly, you can get ten hours of charge time in around fifteen minutes. This device includes both a twenty one megapixel rear camera and five megapixel front facing camera.

Moto X comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and starts at $299.99 with no contract. There are twenty seven color choices available. Moto G is priced at $179.99 to start.

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system runs this smartphone. You can check out these new generation Motorola Moto smartphones with more product details. Also, you can read from Motorola’s official blog announcement about New Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style smartphones.

Google + – Google no Longer Requires Google Plus to Use YouTube

Google has decided today to no longer require Google + account profiles for use with other Google products. One of these includes Google’s YouTube video sharing website. This change will be rolled out in coming months.

Also, YouTube channel creators beware do not delete your Google + profile just yet as that will delete your YouTube account. In future you will be able to have a Google account without a Google plus profile. This has been especially tedious to some YouTube users.

You will still be able to use your YouTube account and or create a YouTube account without linking it with a Google plus account. Google plans on making this change for YouTube before their other services. If you have already created a Google + profile but no longer want it, you will be able to remove this public profile.

One immediate change is YouTube’s comment system. Starting today comments made with your YouTube account stay on YouTube. You will no longer see them displayed on your Google + account.

Also, your comments made from your Google + account will not show up on YouTube. Nothing else changes with regards to YouTube’s commenting system. In future weeks, YouTube will no longer require a Google plus account, to upload video(s), comment, or create a channel.

If you’re wanting to delete your Google plus profile from your YouTube channel do not delete it just yet as that will cause your YouTube channel as well. If you want to stay up to date with this announcement, then you might want to bookmark this Your channel and Google+ article. Also, you can check out this Everything in its right place Google blog post about other products affected by this divorce.

Xbox Live Tech Support – How to Get Notified of Xbox Live Outage

UPDATE: Scroll down to bottom of this blog post for instructions on how to get notified when ever Xbox Live has service problems and outages.

Xbox Live Service has suffered an outage with multiple services. This started occurring today around 6:56 PM Eastern, 5:56 PM Central, 4:56 PM Mountain, and 3:56 PM Pacific time. A purchase and content usage service is limited.

This affects being able to purchase downloadable items. Also, a social and gaming service is limited. This affects unlocking achievements.

Xbox live support is aware of this service problem and is working on a solution. Television, Music, and Video service is limited. This affects browsing the Xbox video and the Xbox music stores.

Xbox live support is aware of this service problem and is working on a solution. Also, affected is an in Game Name application for Xbox 360. This application is also limited at this time.

Some Xbox members might be having a difficult time launching this in Game Name application or playing game content. Xbox live support is aware of this issue and is seeking a resolution. No other Xbox live services or applications are affected at this time.

Want to become notified when these services and application are up and running? Then you can receive notification via your Microsoft account. You must provide them a ten digit telephone number and be signed in.

These service interruptions affect Xbox One, 360 and Xbox on other devices. Finally, you can always remain up to date with any current Xbox Live Service outages, via there Xbox Live Status page.

Windows 10 Requirements – Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version

Microsoft begins selling Windows ten operating system on July 29, 2015, with an all new web browser Microsoft Edge, Cortana digital personal assistant, and the old expandable start menu was brought back. You can upgrade to Windows ten from Windows seven with service pack one and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Your computer will need a one Gigahertz processor or faster.

One gigabyte of RAM for a 32 bit version or two gigabytes of RAM for a 64 bit version is required. Disk space requirement is sixteen gigabytes of space for 32 bit version or twenty gigabytes of space for 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows ten. A graphics card needs compatibility with Direct X nine or later with WDDM 1.0 driver support.

Your computer’s display will need to support 800 x 600 at a minimum. On Windows 7 service pack one and Windows 8.1 machines you will be able to run “Get Windows 10” to see if your computer is compliant to upgrade. There is a “Check my PC” feature that will scan your computer.

Your applications, files, and settings will migrate during this upgrade. However, depending on compatibility some applications and settings may not migrate. Windows Media Center will be removed depending on what specific version of Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1 you have installed.

You will need to install third party software in order to play DVD movies. Windows seven desktop gadgets will be removed. Windows ten will upgrade like for like versions of Windows.

For example if you Windows 7 Professional installed then your computer will upgrade to Windows ten Professional. For a more complete list of all system requirements check out Microsoft Windows 10 specifications page. If you buy Windows 10 now you can upgrade for free.

You must upgrade your computer to Windows ten within a year. This is a three gigabyte download and once successfully installed you get Windows ten for free on compatible devices. Check out how to upgrade to windows 10 for free.

WordPress Update – WordPress Releases 4.2.3 Security Update

WordPress released today a security vulnerability and maintenance update. WordPress 4.2.3 patches a cross site scripting hole. Users with Author or Contributor access could possibly compromise your site.

This security update is for all previous versions and is highly recommended you install this immediately. Another issue fixed with this update is where by a Subscriber could create a draft using “Quick Draft”. There are twenty WordPress bug fixes included in 4.2.3 from version 4.2.

You can update your version to 4.2.3 by clicking on “Dashboard” if not already there. Then select “Updates”. Finally click on “Update Now”.

If your WordPress site was configured with automatic background updates, then you should already be updated to 4.2.3. Also, you can download update 4.2.3 directly from WordPress.org.

Dell – Releases Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Computer

Dell introduced their first tablet designed to with stand tough environments two days ago. Latitude 12 rugged is supposed to with stand water spills, dust, sand, extreme temperatures, and drops from over four feet. This is there first tablet computer designed for rugged conditions.

This tablet includes an 11.6 inch high definition touch screen. This touch screen is made out of Corning Gorilla glass. Also, a fifth generation Core M processor is included.

This tablet comes with a two cell battery with up to twelve hours of life. The Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet comes with a solid state hard drive with up to 512 Gigabytes of space.You can connect to AC wireless networks with built in Wi-Fi.

Optionally you can buy desk and or vehicle docking stations for this tablet. Another option is a keyboard cover that protects from dust and water. This tablet has dual hot swap battery compartments.

It is sold with one battery. However, you can purchase a second hot swap battery. You don’t have to power down this computer to insert a second battery in case your running out of battery power.

You can purchase an optional rugged full keyboard with stand. Mobile broadband and GPS is another option. This tablet will be available for purchase by late July according to Dell.

I contacted Dell via online Chat as well as phone number 1-800-456-3355 and was not able to find out their entry level price for Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. A Dell sales person I spoke to said he didn’t know prices yet for it. He did stipulate that he thought it might ship with Windows ten operating system.

If not then this tablet will ship with Windows eight operating system. You can read Dell’s official Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet press release. Also, you can check out Dell’s preliminary Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet product information.