5G Cellular Network – Launch Planned by AT&T

American Telephone and Telegraph plans on rolling out America's first 5G cellular network later this year. Initially twelve cities will have access to this 5G mobile network. AT&T would become the first American corporation to offer 5G service.

Perhaps United States corporations like American Telephone and Telegraph should provide better, more reliable, and faster 4G networks first before venturing off on making a new 5G network. It is well known that other countries provide far faster and superior 4G networks. Anyways, AT&T plans on rolling out their shiny new 5G mobile broadband network in late 2018.

These twelve cities plus an additional thirteen cities allegedly will become the first guinea pigs, er I mean customers:

* Atlanta
* Austin
* Boston
* Bridgeport
* Buffalo
* Chicago
* Fresno
* Greenville
* Hartford
* Houston
* Indianapolis
* Los Angeles
* Louisville
* Memphis
* Nashville
* New Orleans
* Oklahoma City
* Pittsburgh
* San Antonio
* San Diego
* San Francisco
* Tulsa
* Oklahoma
* Sacramento

The above twenty three cities include some that are part of AT&T's 5G Evolution technology. American Telegraph and Telephone claims that their 5G network will have reduced latency. We shall see if that is hyped up marketing or actually computer networking reality.

Last year AT&T tested 5G in these select cities:

* Austin, Texas
* Waco, Texas
* Kalamazoo, Michigan
* South Bend, Indiana

No word yet on how much this 5G Cellular Network service will cost for an average customer. Also, no word yet on what hardware manufactures will have 5G capable dumb devices, I mean smart devices produced to work with AT&T's 5G network. Are these 5G mobile broadband services going to include limited or unlimited bandwidth?

Will AT&T start throttling speeds like so many current mobile broadband companies perpetrate?

Open Source Office Suite – Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 Win 10 Install

Open source office suite Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 has been released. I have used OpenOffice back in the day before I switched to LibreOffice. However, I still recommend and think this free open source office suite is productive.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 is a maintenance release which rectifies 3 bug fixes. Also, english dictionaries have been updated.

* diagrams in calculator document corrupted when saved
* fixes previous bug fix 127568 that caused another bug
* copying all content causes writer crash

Open source office suite Apache OpenOffice is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, as well as Linux x86 32 bit and x64 bit operating systems. There are two known issues in this Apache OpenOffice version 4.5.1. Macintosh operating systems built in malware detection system Gatekeeper will flag this software.

Also, on Microsoft Windows operating systems with x64 bit architecture you will receive a warning that Java 8 is defective. You can download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package to fix that warning. You can always download the most recent version of open source office suite Apache OpenOffice from this static link.

The full version of Apache OpenOffice 4.5.1 install for Microsoft Windows is 134 megabytes in size. I do not think that Apache OpenOffice has an automatic updater. You have to download and install Apache OpenOffice as if it is a new install.

The old version will be removed. However, you may lose your configurations.

Skype App For Windows – Version 7.40.0.151 Released

The Microsoft Skype app for Windows version 7.40.0.151 has been released. There are two main changes to this latest version of the free Microsoft Skype app for windows. Build numbers were changed depending on what operating system your using.

Also, some general and quality improvement fixes were added to this version. However, I could not find out exact details from an official Skype support page listing their version releases. Microsoft Skype is a free audio, chat, and video application that allows you to communicate with friends, family, business associates, etc. over the Internet.

Skype app for windows has a built in automatic updates, that will download and upgrade Skype, if an update is available. Another way to upgade your version of Skype is to browse to "Help" then choose "Check For Updates" from the top menu. If there is a new version available, you will be prompted to either download it now or decide later.

You can always disable Microsoft Skype automatic updates from "Options". You will get notified if there is a Skype update but you get to choose whether or not you want to install. You can always get the most current version of Microsoft Skype App for windows from this static link.

Ubuntu Update – Started Update UTMP About System Runlevel Changes

I recently installed a Ubuntu Update on a desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I typed in apt-get install dist-upgrade. These updates caused this Ubuntu desktop to no longer be able to browse a local windows network.

I decided to upgrade this version of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 to 17.04. I used the Ubuntu software updater. After the installation completed, this desktop computer kept hanging at "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes".

Apparently, this upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 17.04 fucked up the video drivers. I have a dual core desktop computer with integrated Intel video. I found an Ask Ubuntu forum post pertaining to this Ubuntu update problem that had my solution.

When this desktop would hang at this "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes” I pressed Ctrl + Shift + F1 keys. A command prompt login appeared. I logged in with my linux credentials. I elevated to root privileges.

I went ahead and installed Intel video drivers for linux with this command.

# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

I rebooted this Ubuntu linux destkop with 17.04 and now X windows loaded properly. The graphical user interface worked normally and I was able to log into my Linux desktop. Also, I was able to successfully access the Windows network computers.

You see I have an old Dell desktop computer with Windows Vista, that I use for a file server. This Ubuntu desktop computer now with 17.04 is my data recovery computer.

How to Install RAM in iMac – G5 With Power Button Blinking Twice

I recently obtained three power pc G5 Apple Macintosh desktop computers. The first one I diagnosed as not posting and booting properly. I noticed that the power button light would flash twice every five to ten seconds or so.

Also, I noticed that this Power PC G5 had only one memory module installed. This computer is compatible with older school DDR 184 pin modules. I am going to describe to you how to install RAM in iMac G5. You must install this memory in pairs.

There are a total of eight random access memory slots in this Power Macintosh computer. There are two sets of memory slots labeld 1-4. You must install at least two memory modules in order to get this machine to boot properly.

Also, you need to use the correct random access memory. PC3200 184 pin double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory. Install one memory stick in each numbered one slot. You can install up to 8 gigabytes of total memory.

However, they must be in pairs and the same size. For example I installed two 512 Megabytes DDR SDRAM in this computer using both labeled slots 1. I powered on this computer and I heard the proverbial apple chime sound.

Also, I looked up the flash codes for this Power PC G5 Macinstoh and found out that when the power button flashes twice it is generally a random access memory problem. In order to open this system case there is a latch on the rear. You just pull the latch towards you and that releases the system cover.

You do NOT need to fuck with any screws with this older type of Power PC Macintosh computer. Also, the memory is located under neath two fans. The fans are removed by pulling up towards you on a plastic handle.

I was able to salvage this Apple A1047 EMC 2061 power personal computer.

Firefox Software Updater – Mozilla Version 57.0.3

Mozilla Corporation on December twenty eight two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 57.0.3 which they have named Quantum. This latest version includes one bug fix via Firefox software updater. There are no new features or improvements with Mozilla Firefox version 57.0.3.

* crash reports sent to mozilla without user opting in

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes multiple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 57.0.3 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 57.0.3" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 57.0.3 Quantum. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options".

Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Ths brand new Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browser version 57.0.3 was developed for Microsoft Windows, Apple MACintosh, Linux, Google Android, and Apple iOS operating systems.

Cloud Data Storage – Upload Tool Cyberduck 6.3.2.27291

Cloud data storage file upload utility Cyberduck version 6.3.2.27291 has been released. This version includes one new feature and five bug fixes. Cyberduck allows you to upload files to cloud data storage providers like BackBlaze, Amazon S3, Dropbox etc.

* save password option in command line interface version
* machine list directory permissions parser failure
* uniform resource locator incorrect signed links
* secure file transfer protocol keychain passwords not saved
* uploaded files modification date
* private key login prompt authentication

Cloud data storage file upload tool Cyberduck is FREE and open source software. This software supports both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit platforms. Also, this cloud data storage upload tool supports Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.

Linux is only supported with the command line version. Apple Macintosh operating system OS X 10.2 Jaguar or newer is supported. Microsoft Windows Vista x86 32 bit or x64 64 bit version or newer is supported.

In order to use this cloud data storage software on older operating systems you may need to install an older version of Cyberduck. Cyberduck supports the following cloud data storage services.

* amazon s3
* backblaze b2
* microsoft azure
* microsoft onedrive
* google drive
* dropbox

You can upgrade this software by browsing to "Help" then selecting "Check for Update...". Also, you can browse to "Help" then choose "About" which has a "Check for Update..." button. You will be notified that either your Cyberduck software is up to date or that a newer version is available.

Finally, you can use this software as a stand alone file transfer protocol utility to upload files to an FTP, web server, etc. Secure or secure shell file transfer protocol is also supported.

Google Adwords Management – Editor Version 12.2.1

Google Adwords management editor version 12.2.1 has been released. I was not able to find specific details about Google Adwords editor version 12.2.1 from Google so I will cover what is new in version 12.2. However, just so you know version 12.2.1 is available for install.

There are basically nine feature changes in this version of Google Adwords management editor. Google Adwords editor is the computer version of their pay per click system called Adwords. You can bid on keywords and run advertisements on Google's network including google.com.

The desktop Google Adwords editor allows you to create and maintain your advertisements without using their online system. Google Adwords management editor is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 or newer and Apple Macintosh OS X 10.7 Lion or newer operating systems. This free software is not compatible with any Linux distributions.

* gmail asset based ads support
* video ad campaigns total budgets
* custom rules update
* target locations with semantics
* promotion extension support
* audience targeting life events
* video campaign extension support
* ad groups ads rotation
* bengali, tamil, and telugu campaign languages support

You can upgrade Google Adwords management editor by simply just opening this application. You will receive a notification that there is a newer version of Google Adwords editor available. You can cancel this by choosing to get notified later.

Also, you can go ahead and choose to complete the install of the update which will restart Google Adwords editor.

iTunes Software Download For Windows – Version 12.7.2.60

iTunes software download for windows version 12.7.2.60 is now available from Apple. I only use iTunes for data recovery or upgrading iOS updates as a paid for service with my computer repair business. You can also backup your iOS device using iTunes software download for windows.

You can restore your iOS device using Apple iTunes. Also, you can upgrade and install security updates using Apple iTunes. There are five major changes to Apple iTunes in version 12.7.2.60.

* download previous iOS applications
* iTunes U content listed under podcasts
* internet radio listed in music library sidebar
* download previous ringtones
* microsoft windows books listed under iBooks

iTunes software download for windows supports Microsoft Windows 7 or newer operating systems. Apple iTunes supports Apple Macintosh version 10.10.5 Yosemite or newer operating systems. iTunes software download for windows is compatible with x64 64 bit operating systems, but you must install the x64 64 bit installer.

iTunes is NOT ported to Linux operating systems. You can always download the most recent version of Apple iTunes from this static link. If you are using x64 64 bit hardware and operating system, I recommend that you download an x64 64 bit version of iTunes that is available via the static download link.

Nvidia GPU Drivers – No Longer Support 32 Bit X86 Hardware

Nvidia GPU drivers will no longer be developed to support 32 bit x86 hardware. Nvidia Corporation made this announcement on December twenty first two thousand seventeen. Nvidia GPU drivers version 390 will be the last drivers to support x86 32 bit hardware.

This includes the following operating systems.

* microsoft windows 7
* microsoft windows 8
* microsoft windows 8.1
* microsoft windows 10
* linux distributions
* berkeley software disribution

All future Nvidia GPU drivers will not support any x86 32 bit hardware or operating systems. You will not be able to install future Nvidia graphics processing unit drivers on x86 32 bit computers with 32 bit operating systems. You will be able to install older versions up to and including version 390 on 32 bit architecture.

However, future bugs, security issues, and improvements will no longer be developed for 32 bit architecture. Most if not all new laptop and desktops are manufactured with x64 64 bit hardware. This might be a problem if you have an older laptop or desktop computer.

It has been since around 2006 that Intel quit developing new 32 bit processors. Advanced Micro Devices I believe quit developing new 32 bit processors around 2004.