Periscope – on Twitter Includes Pre-Roll Ads

Periscope the live streaming application is now expanding pre-roll ads. These ads are similar to YouTube pre-roll ads. Periscope is a Twitter owned service.

Ads on Periscope might offend users of this free service. Creators and publishers of video content on Periscope are now able to monetize their videos. Companies will be able to advertise on Twitter via Periscope.

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These companies will be able to advertise on specific broadcasts. Periscope live and replays videos can start with a short ad. These ads will roll out increasingly in next few months.

No word on length of ad and whether or not you can skip these ads after a certain time frame. Mobile live streamers can also monetize their content. Twitter is allegedly going to pay seventy percent of ad revenue to content creators and keep remaining thirty percent for themselves.

Any person can sign to monetize their videos. However, this is only open to United States residents at this time. Only videos created on Twitter via Periscope will stream pre-roll ads.

Facebook – Completes Clone of SnapChat

Facebook has basically now completed their clone of Snapchat. Many have accused FaceBook of copying SnapChat. Facebook rolls out their official stories into their Camera application.

A Facebook camera application supports both Android and iOS operating systems. Facebook Camera comes with different effects. Masks, frames, and filters just to name a few.

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You will be able to create masks for upcoming movies. Also, guest art will be incorporated. Facebook Stories is quite similar to Instagram Stories.

Facebook also owns Instagram. Facebook Stories allows you to upload and take photos and videos that are only archived for twenty four hours. You can share photo(s) and video(s) directly with specific friends.

Apple iOS 10.3 – For iPad iPod iPhone

Apple incorporated has finally released iOS 10.3. This security and bug fixes includes sixty five total issues. iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation and newer are supported devices.

Below are main areas that were covered.

* Accounts
* Audio
* Carbon
* CoreGraphics
* CoreText
* DataAccess
* FontParser
* HomeKit
* HTTPProtocol
* ImageIO
* iTunes Store
* Kernel
* Keyboards
* libarchive
* libc++abi
* Pasteboard
* Phone
* Profiles
* Quick Look
* Safari
* Safari Reader
* SafariViewController
* Security
* Siri
* WebKit
* WebKit JavaScript Bindings
* WebKit Web Inspector

You can update your device either over a WiFi connection or via iTunes. It is recommended you plugin your device electrically. Also, it is recommended that you backup your device with iCloud or iTunes.

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If you are prompted with a message that state an update is available, then you would click on install now. Also, you can manually check for an update by clicking on “Settings” then “General” then “Software Update”. Click on “Download and install”.

Tap on “Install” once download completes. If you are having problems installing via WiFi you can install iOS 10.3 with iTunes. Also, you can choose this option if you are on a metered connection.

Install a most recent version of iTunes on your computer. Now connect your Apple device to your computer. Launch iTunes and select your appropriate device.

Click on summary, then click on “Check for Update”. Click on “Download and Update”. You may be prompted for a pass code and or to free up space.

Windows 7 – Block Internet Access Allow Local Access

I recently decided to install wireless network cards in multiple computers. This way each computer has their own dedicated Internet access and bandwidth. However, I still want these computers to access my local private network.

I have a dual core computer running Windows Vista that I use as my dedicated file server. This computer does not need Internet access. Also, I like to use Windows built in Remote Desktop to access other machines.

I have a switch hooked up to my Linux router. However, this router routes Internet packets because I still have some machines that don’t have their own dedicated wireless Internet access yet. This switch is for Internet access and private access to my file server.

I ran into a problem where if obviously I connect a computer that already has wireless Internet access to this switch, then this computer will have two Internet connections. My work around is to disable Internet access on the wired local area network.

All you have to do is manually configure an Internet protocol address. Set a netmask and do NOT fill in a gateway. Also, you can optionally set a manual domain name server address to an internal network one if you have a local domain name server.

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What this setup allows you is to still browse your local private network but NOT access the outside world the Internet. I successfully configured a quad core running Windows 7. You want to go to “Control Panel” then select “Network and Internet”.

Now choose “Network and Sharing Center”. Click on network device you want to disable Internet access for. Select “Properties” then select “TCP/IPv4” or “TCP/IPv6” if your network uses internet protocol version 6.

Click on “Properties” and then click on “Use the following IP address”. Configure an internet protocol address and netmask. Do NOT set a gateway.

By not including a gateway you are blocking access to the Internet. You do NOT need to enter any domain name server addresses under “Use the following DNS server addresses:”. Click on “OK” then “Close” and “Close” again.

You should now only be able to access your local network devices and NOT the Internet.

T-Mobile – Free Scam Block

T-Mobile USA Incorporated has created a new technology to protect their telephone customers from scam calls. On March twenty four two thousand seventeen, T-Mobile rolled out Scam ID and Scam Block. Scam ID alerts customers of potential incoming scam calls.

Scam block allows T-Mobile customers to not receive incoming scam calls at all. This technology works on every T-Mobile phone. You must be connected to T-Mobile’s network for these two free services to work.

Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile said:

“Every year, three out of four people in the US get at least one scam call—and fraudsters cheat consumers out of more than half a billion dollars per year! It’s insane – so we had to do something to protect our customers! So the T-Mobile team designed a brilliant set of patent-pending technologies — then built them directly into our network, so there’s nothing customers have to do.

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No hoops to jump through, no app to download. Like most T-Mobile technologies, it just works.”

Calls routed into T-Mobile’s network are scanned real time and compared to a database of prior scam callers. If there is a match than you will see a scam likely alert. If you would rather not see these alerts, than you can turn on Scam Block.

Scam Block will block these calls from reaching your phone. Existing T-Mobile One customers will start receiving this service. New T-Mobile One customers will start receiving this service beginning April fifth two thousand seventeen.

Scam ID is automatically turned on by default. T-Mobile post paid customers can turn on this feature by dialing #ONI# #664# and clicking a call button in your dialer. Customers can turn on Scam Block by entering #ONB# #662# and clicking a call button.

Customers can turn off Scam Block by entering #OFB# #632# and clicking a call button. You can check to see if Scam Block is on or off by pressing #STS# #787# and clicking a call button.

The Pirate Bay – is Down

The Pirate Bay, a well known torrent site is suffering an outage. However, due to a court order, ThePirateBay.org had their CloudFlare internet protocol address blocked by Cogent. Cogent is an Internet backbone provider.

Cogent has received court orders to block The Pirate Bay’s CloudFlar IP address. Only users whom downloaded a torrent service was able to access The Pirate Bay. If you browse to their website you will only see a cached version.

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Last month CloudFlare issued The Pirate Bay an IP address after Cogent blocked it. Internet addresses in range between 104.31.18.30 and 104.31.19.30 were ordered to become blocked via court order. For now it looks as if The Pirate Bay will remain down until if and when CloudFlare issues them a new Internet protocol address.

Windows Update – Version KB4015438 1607 Build 14393.969

Microsoft Corporation released cumalitve update KB4015438 on March twenty two thousand seventeen. This update includes two fixes to improve Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* Windows DVD player crashes
* Switch Embedded Teaming issue
* IE 11 & CRM 2011 forms not displaying correctly
* Windows Store application updates failure

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If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update replaces previous update KB4013429. This update applies to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Apple – Clips Video Application

Apple Incorporated will be releasing a new video application along with iOS 10.3. This will become available April of two thousand seventeen. Apple Clips video application is entirely free and incorporated into iOS 10.3

You can make and share videos from your iPhone now. You can customize your videos with effects, graphics, and text. Making a video is quick, by recording on the fly, grabbing a previously recorded video clip, or a photo from your gallery.

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Animated captions can be created by talking as you record. These captions are synced with sound of your voice. You can choose different types of filters.

Including emojis, speech and text bubble overlays, and music overlay that is adjustable by size of your video. You can share a video to your contact list by using Messages. Also, you can post your video to FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Apple Clips Clips is compatible with:

* iPhone 5s or newer
* iPad Pro,
* iPad 5th generation
* iPad Air or newer
* iPad mini 2 or newer
* iPod touch 6th generation

This application requires iOS 10.3 or later.

Windows Update – Version KB3150513 1607 Build 14393.953

Microsoft Corporation released compatibility definition update KB3150513 on March sixteen two thousand seventeen. This update includes a definitions update. This update does not include any new features.

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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This update has prerequisites.

* Windows 10 Version 1607 cumulative update KB4013429
* Windows 10 Version 1511 cumulative update KB3176493
* Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 update 2976978
* Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update 2952664
* Windows 7 Release to Manufacturing update 2977759

You may need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows 10 – Servicing Stack Update Version KB4013418 1607

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4013418 on March fourteen two thousand seventeen. This update was released to improve Windows 10 1607 servicing stack. This update does not include any new features.

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If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will only be update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update replaces KB3211320. You do not need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.