Current iPhone OS – iOS 11 Released

Apple Incorporated announced the release of iOS version eleven at their September two thousand seventeen Apple event. This newest version of Apple's mobile operating system will become available for download beginning September nineteen two thousand seventeen. The following hardware devices are supported.


* iPhone ten
* iPhone eight
* iPhone eight plus
* iPhone seven
* iPhone seven plus
* iPhone six s
* iPhone six s plus
* iPhone six
* iPhone six plus
* iPhone se
* iPhone five s


* 12.9 inch iPad professional second generation
* 12.9 inch iPad professional first generation
* 10.5 inch iPad professional
* 9.7 inch iPad professional
* iPad Air two
* iPad Air
* iPad fifth generation
* iPad mini four
* iPad mini three
* iPad mini two


* iPod touch sixth generation

Any devices not listed are NOT compatible with iOS eleven mobile operating system. A new Files application allows you to browse, organize, and search your files. A new Dock is quickly accessible from any screen which allows you to quickly open applications.

You can now drag and drop files, folders, and even text from one application to another on your iPad. All of your keyboard keys are now on one screen so that you do not have to switch back and forth. You can now use Apple Pay in your messages.

With Apple iOS 11 you can customize control center. A Do Not Disturb feature is enabled while your driving. You will not receive any notifications.

Also, people that attempt to contact you will be notified that you might be driving. iOS 11 includes one handed typing. Your keyboard shrinks and keys move closer to one of your thumbs.

Finally, you can quickly import your settings from another iOS device by holding your current device close to that device. Then you just sign in with your Apple identification.

Microsoft Security Updates – Version KB4038788 1703 Build 15063.608

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4038788 on September twelve two thousand seventeen. This update includes twenty seven improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* color profiles
* high dynamic range feature
* start menu won't open
* scanners
* mobile device manager enterprise
* wireless wide area network
* windows error reporting
* certificate authority management
* local security authority subsystem service memory leak
* syskey.exe encryption
* bitlocker powershell
* credential manager
* internet explorer 11 navigation bar
* internet explorer undo
* microsoft edge internet explorer
* universal serial bus network adapter
* iphlpsvc stops responding
* spool service stops working
* get authenticode signature
* running applications windows server 2008
* remoteapp display
* windows file explorer stops responding
* export startlayout
* azure active directory
* windows action center
* ms16-087 security update released again

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 applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.608 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Check ISP Speed – With HTML Test

Check ISP Speed

Are you wondering how fast your your Internet speed is? You can check ISP speed for free with html test tool. This bandwidth tool uses your web browser's built in Hyper Text Markup Language capability.

You don't need to install Adobe Flash Player or Java software. This tool is compatible with Google Android, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, other mobile devices, Microsoft Windows on desktop computers. This test tool shows you real time statistics.

Both your download and upload bandwidth is tested. Information is displayed in megabits per second. Also, this tool tells you what your latency is in milliseconds.

All you have to do is browse to check ISP speed at Then you click on a "Start Test..." button. This Internet Service Providor speed test downloads real sample files from your web browser.

Also, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari web browsers are recommended with this test. You can try using Microsoft Internet Explorer, but older versions might not properly display an upload progress. Current speed data is real time and a bar graph is also used.

Maximum download and maximum upload statistics are also displayed. Your average download speed is shown at top next to "Download". Your average upload speed is shown below download speed next to "Upload".

Here is an example of my test result in Google Chrome web browser:

Download: 28.42 Mbps
Upload: 6.28 Mbps

The date is shown as well as the location of test server used. Your public Internet Protocal address is also displayed. This test tool runs multiple passes.

When I just ran this test, ran three passes each for download and upload bandwidth. If your a live streamer like myself, you can use this test to quickly find out your upload bandwidth. With this information you can adjust your encoding settings to match your available bandwidth.

Social Media Platforms – Down

I have recently just began using This is a relatively new social media platform that was created in two thousand and sixteen. Steemit has been hacked before.

When I attempted to login today, I couldn't even get to the main homepage. This website just kept timing out. I tried clearing Internet cache and cookies in each web browser.

I tried using three different web browsers; Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Microsoft Internet Exlorer to no avail. The exact timeout message I received was " took too long to respond". I could not find a outage page.

I found some older articles and blog posts detailing when had been hacked in two thousand sixteen. When I tried pinging, I kept getting "Request timed out" messages. However, just because a website responds with request timed out messages does not necessarily mean that that website is indeed failing.

You see you can block incoming Internet Control Message Protocal packets. The pinger will just receive request timed out messages as if that website is down. I did eventually find a page at for Steemit.

However, according to that website had no problems. I tried multiple computers to no avail. I even tried accessing via my Android device.

I found some threads over at that talked about other people having problems accessing However, none of them talked about today's outage. I could not access Steemit it all today.

I concluded that Steemit indeed had an outage and it was not just my imagination. Another troubleshooting technique I could have tried and so can you is to try to access this social media platforms website via a computer or device with a different Internet connection ie. McDonald's, Starbucks, library, friend, etc.

Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox – HTML5test Benchmarking Tool

HTML5 Speed

Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which one supports html5 best? HTML5test is a free web browser benchmarking test tool. This test actually tests what portions of html5 are supported in your current web browser and can compare them to other web browsers.

This HTML5 test tool was developed by Niels Leenheer and most current version as of the time of this blog post creation is 8.0. This tool does NOT test every single facet and option of HTML5. All you have to do to use this HTML5 benchmarking tool is to browse to

Once this website opens up you will be presented with a score. The higher the score the better. Also, there is a maximum score of five hundred fifty five points.

Your current browser version and operating system is displayed below your web browser score. For example, "You are using Chrome Dev 60.0.3112.113 on Windows 10". You can compare your test result with other web browsers by clicking on "other browsers" tab.

You are then presented with four subcategories:

* desktop browsers
* tablets
* mobile
* other

Another way to compare your web browser html5test score is to click on "compare". You will be able to choose up to five other web browsers to compare. There is even a drop down list with different browser version numbers to compare with.

My Google Chrome browser version 60.0.3112.113 received a five hundred eighteen score out of five hundred fifty five total points. Each major section of html5 is tested, but not all features of html5 are tested. I used this tool to find out how Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox performed best.

This html5test tool was last updated on June sixteen two thousand sixteen. Some web browser benchmarking test tools are outdated and no longer supported. This tool seems to still remain actively supported.

Transcribe Youtube Video – and Remove Timestamps With Linux

Youtube Video Transcription

I wanted to remove timestamps from Youtube video transcripts. For whatever reason Youtube transcripts have a timestamp in the video for each line of text. I found a solution using Linux vi editor.

All major distrobutions of Linux come with vi editor. First you want to create a Youtube transcript. Open up a video that you want a transcript for.

You will notice three dots under the video title to right of "Share". Click on those three dots. Choose "Open transcript". You will now see your transcript.

You will notice a timestamp on each line on the left. Copy and paste this transcript into a text file. You can create this text file on MAC, Linux, and Microsoft Windows computers.

You can then transfer this text file to a Linux environment. At a Linux command line you just type in:

vi xxx.txt

You replace xxx with whatever you named your text file. This file will open up in a Linux vi editor. Then once you have this file opened you want to press your shift key and colon key to create a :. At this colon : prompt type in this command:


Your vi editor window will look like this:


Hit your enter key and as long as you copy and pasted or typed that command in correctly all of the time stamps from your Youtube transcript will get removed. Now you want to save that text file with those changes. Hold down your shift and colon key again to form a :.

At this : prompt type in a lower case w, lower case q, and ! exclamation point to form this:


The lower case w stands for write and lower case q stands for quit. This will save your changes to your text file you just made and then quit vi editor. You have now successfully removed all of those time stamps from your Youtube video transcript.

Live Periscope Streams – With OBS Studio Tutorial

Twitter acquired Periscope TV and now Periscope receives a substantial amount of traffic. This video streaming platform is entirely free. I decided to test streaming on Periscope for my Reality PC broadcast.

I use Open Broadcaster Software OBS studio as my live streaming video encoder. I will show you how to live stream on Periscope using OBS Studio. First, you want to login into Periscope.TV, to get your stream key.

Once logged in click on your Avatar in upper right corner, and choose "Producer". There are three important fields.

* Server URL
* Stream Name / Stream Key
* Source Display Name

You do NOT need your Server Uniform Resource Locator since OBS Studio already has configuration settings for Periscope TV that you can choose from. You will need to copy and paste your stream name key. Also, you can as an option enter your source display name, each time you live stream on Periscope.

This is in essence your stream title that people will see as you broadcast on Periscope TV. This can help you attract potential viewers. Now start OBS Studio and select "Settings".

Click on a "Stream" tab in settings. Under "Service" choose "Twitter / Periscope" from a drop down list. Now you want to choose a region that is closest to your current location under "Server".

You want to paste your stream name key from Periscope TV into a "Stream key" field. Finally, click on "OK" to save your settings. Now you can click on a "Start Streaming" control button.

You should be succesfully live streaming now. In your Periscope TV producer window you can preview your stream and test for audio and video quality. When I first tested live streaming on Periscope TV, I just used my audio and video settings that I use for Youtube.

Periscope claims they only support 960 pixels by 540 pixels. They also claim that their server only supports 800 kilobits per second video bitrate. However, I did not change my default 1280 pixels x 720 pixels and 2000 kilobits per second video bitrate.

I was able to live stream without any issues with these settings. However, you may want to adjust your settings to fit Periscope TV limitations which you can view by clicking on "Show Recommended Settings" in producer. I actually live stream on multiple platforms at once now via so that is why I don't change my video settings to match Periscope's recommended settings.

Convert Youtube Audio to MP3 – Website Shut Down

Convert Youtube Audio to MP3

A popular website that allowed you to convert Youtube audio to MP3 has been shut down. was receiving over sixty million unique visitors per month. You could convert audio from a YouTube video into downloadable MP3 files, until now.

This website is getting sued by multiple large record label companies. This website no longer works and those that maintain this website decided to voluntarily shut it down. This company PMD Technologie is being sued by:

* UMB Recordings
* Capitol Records
* Warner Brothers Records
* Warner Music Latina
* Sony Music Entertainment
* Sony Music Entertainment US Latin
* Arista Records
* Atlantic Recording Corporation
* Elektra Entertainment Group
* Fueled by Ramen
* Kemosabe Records
* Laface Records
* Nonesuch Records
* WEA International
* Zomba Recording

This website was allegedly the world's largest stream ripping site on the Internet. This website is facing four copyright infringement complaints and one technology measures circumvention complaint. A jury trial has been requested for this lawsuit.

Stream ripping is a way to obtain audio by capturing music as it plays rather than download an audio MP3. Some websites will disable your ability to download an audio file but you are still able to listen. This suit alleges that was profiting off this copyrighted music via Google Adsense and Double Clik ads.

Also, stipulated in the abstract is that supposedly this music stripping website accounted for upwards of forty percent of stream ripping on the Internet. This website was pretty simple and straight forward. Users were not charged and could access music for free.

However, there were ad placements on this site. All you had to do was copy and paste a Uniform Resource Locator from Youtube into a "Convert Video" field. Once the audio was ripped you would see a "Download" button

This allowed music aficionados to quickly download and listen to copyright music for free.

I Phone 8 Release

The much awaited Apple iPhone 8 will be released on September twelve two thousand seventeen. I recently acquired my first Apple iPhone 5C. Perhaps it is a relic compared to the Apple iPhone 8.

This is the Apple iPhone's tenth anniversary. Apple normally does not reveal in advance when they release a new iPhone, which is strange to me. However, there is an Apple special event occurring on September twelve two thousand seventeen.

Media journalists have been invited to attend this event. Most likely this is when the new iPhone 8 will be released. However, you never know until it does get released.

Wouldn't that be something if people get bamboozled into thinking this is the release announcement? Anyways, if indeed Apple does announce the iPhone eight at this event then chances are this device will be available for purchase on September twenty second two thousand seventeen. Generally, Apple waits a week until their new high profile products are available for purchase after their initial announcement.

Apple is acutally planning on selling three different new iPhones this year. The Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s plus. I guess in recent history, Apple has released a major upgrade to their iPhone every other year.

In between major product changes, they have been releasing iPhones with minor upgrades. The iPhone 7s and 7s plus allegedly just has minor product upgrades from the iPhone 7. The Apple iPhone 8 is a major product upgrade from last years Apple iPhone 7.

I decided not to include that much technical information about the three afore mentioned Apple iPhone's as we won't know until these devices are officially sold. Supposedly, the iPhone 8 will be a little bit larger than the iPhone 7 and smaller than the iPhone 7 plus. Also, the home button supposedly has been removed from the iPhone 8.

The home button has been a featured part of this phone since the very first model in two thousand seven. The Apple iPhone 8 will allegedly run Apple iOS version eleven operating system. This smart device supposedly will cost more than an iPhone 7.

Firefox Software Updater – For Mozilla Version 55.03 Web Browser on August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 55.03. This latest version includes two bug fixes.

* Youtube file uploads
* addons non ascii characters

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes mulitple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 55.03 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 55.03" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 55.03. 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