I recently had a dilemma where my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus had a broken screen and I could not unlock it or even power it off. Naturally I wanted to get my data off the phone and reset it before selling it or donating it to a repair center.
I’m happy to report – specifically for Samsung Phones, but possibly for others too – there is a solution!
Samsung has a feature called DeX built into their phones which allows you to plug a monitor and keyboard/mouse into it via the USB charging port! See demo and explanation here: https://insights.samsung.com/2021/01/14/the-beginners-guide-to-samsung-dex-6/ Other phones may at least benefit from being unlocked by use of a keyboard which Android supports natively across nearly all their smartphones.
The only thing this approach does NOT allow one to do is to hard (factory) reset the phone (Dex blocks it by design), but I was able to recover my data by pushing it up into Google’s DRIVE platform, which gives everyone with a Google account 1 terabyte of storage for free.
THANK YOU Samsung, for such a BRILLIANT feature on your most excellent smartphones!
It is a known issue that ChartJS provides native hooks for processing clicks upon Legend items, but does not easily provide the same for a user clicking upon segments in the chart itself – slices in the pie chart, for example.
let ActivePoints: ChartElement = this.myChart.getElementsAtEvent(event);
// to do - check ActivePoints for undefined, return if true
let idx = ActivePoints['_index'];
let lbl: string = this.myChart.data.labels[idx];
let dat = this.myChart.data.datasets.data[idx];
There is a well known and persistent issue with Windows 10 terminal aka Remote Desktop client. The client software runs, allows you to initiate a connection, but either fails to connect or drops the connection – sometimes right away or shortly after.
After many attempts to fix this using suggestions from various sources on the internet – turning off smart card and/or printers option for the connection, etcetera – none of these resolves the problem across the board for all users.
There is a very simple free, and in my opinion, FAR more versatile and robust alternative client available.
mRemoteNG is an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. It allows you to view all of your remote connections (Windows, Unix, Mac, SSH, other) in a tabbed interface. mRemoteNG is free, open-source, versatile, easy to install and easy to use. In my opinion, mRemoteNG is FAR superior to the default client included in Windows, so it is an easy switch to make and to keep in your ongoing toolkit.
3 – Assemble each of the two external enclosures with one SSD and proceed to format each SSD to NTFS, leaving the SSD as a maxed-capacity single active partition with no files.
4 – Add each of the SSDs to your ReadyNAS 102 being careful to plug them into the top two USB3 ports (one is USB 2 – obviously we don’t want to use that one).
5 – Now we need to allow anonymous access for your network-attached streaming and DLNA players (your smartTVs and/or VLC on FireTV, Firestick or Windows for example) to access these drives via SMB without having to log in. Go into your ReadyNAS 102’s web-based admin by browsing from a machine on your network to http://nas102. From the SHARES button on the main page, you should now see two USB volumes present under the MEDIA navigation node named USB_HDD_# where # is the number sequence of the USB volumes that have ever been plugged in. If this is the first, it will be USB_HDD_1 and USB_HDD_2. Hover your mouse over the EVERYONE text at the right for the volume under PERMISSIONS column. This will make the + icon (Add Permissions dialog) appear – click it to pop up the Permissions dialog. Add the Anonymous access, then click APPLY. Do this for each volume.
That’s it! You’ve successfully expanded your ReadyNAS 102’s storage with an inexpensive high-speed solution! (yeah – that’s about 3 years worth of dust 😛 )
The popular bit-torrent site RARBG is known as one of the better sites out there, but at a cost of aggressive and intrusive advertisements.
As a result, many of us have deployed the use of ad blockers to maintain the user experience at tolerable levels.
One such ad blocker – Ad Block Plus – recently received and updated “EasyList” filter pack which inadvertently broke the hover-images that pop up when the mouse cursor is over a torrent.
To fix this, I just deactivated that specific filter list in the ADVANCED options of Ad Block Plus.
Hopefully there won’t be too many negative side-effects of this, but until I can pin-point the specific filter in their pack which broke the images, it is a risk I am – for now – willing to take.
Tired of whiny websites complaining with their intrusive overlays that “We see you are using an ad blocker” and disabling scrolling and their content from you?
Fear not – if you are a Chrome or FireFox user, NoScript comes to your rescue! (sorry IE /Edge users)
Now be prepared – this is a POWERFUL and fantastic tool that puts you back in control of your browsing experience, but it WILL require a fair amount of tuning on each new website you peruse. Over time, it will become a GODSEND to you and you will not understand how anyone gets along without it.
While this application has many cool features, where it REALLY shines in my opinion is its ability to add a toolbar to the top of your notifications screen. This is immensely useful for people like myself who have broken their screen and have lost the three android buttons as a result. The notification screen can contain your ‘Home’ and ‘Recent Applications’ shortcut icons to assist you in navigating without two of the three buttons you’ve lost (still no replacement for the ‘Return’ button, but 2 out of 3 “ain’t bad”):
Step 1) Successfully root your Motorola Droid (using PwnMyMoto or the like) – be sure you are in the proper boot mode that allows write to the system directory (i.e.. reboot to recovery if you used PwnMyMoto)
Step 2) Install SQlite Editor version 2.0.1 (capable of having superuser permissions and browsing the root directory):
(A) from the Google Play market (currently $2.99)
(B) or download APTOID open market app (m.aptoid.com/installer) and then install Aptoid Repos & SQLite Editor
Step 3) Open SQlite Editor and go to the “Files” heading at the top. Below, you should see some text talking about navigating to a folder containing a database file you wish to edit.
Step 4) Make sure the “Path:” is “/”. If there’s anything after the forward-slash, you’ll need to use the back soft-button to move back to the root directory (ie. “/”).
Step 5) Click on the folder named “data”
Step 6) Click on the folder named “data” (again). The path should now display “/data/data”
Step 7) Click on the folder named “com.motorola.android.providers.settings”.
Step 8) Click on the folder named “databases”
Step 9) Click on the file named “settings.db”
Step 10) Click on “settings”
Step 11) In the upper right, click the search button that looks like a magnifying glass. The “Field(s) to filter on” should be marked “All fields” – leave that alone. In the “Filter value:” field, type “check” and then click the “OK” button.
Step 12) Click on the line named “entitlement_check” to highlight it and then at the top of the screen, click the pencil to edit that line.
Step 13) Leave the “_id” and “name” fields alone. Change the “value” field to “0” and then click the “Save” button.
Step 14) Click the back soft-button until you’ve exited the app.
Step 15) Reboot your phone.
Step 16) The built-in Mobile Hotspot app that comes pre-installed should work now. To turn it on, open the app, and click “Mobile Hotspot”.
Additional OPTIONAL steps are:
(a) Configure the Mobile Hotspot app once you’ve turned it on. (click “Configure Mobile Hotspot”). Some recommend that you change the Broadcast Channel to something other than Channel 6 since most wifi routers are automatically configured to broadcast on channel and it can cause signal interference.
(b) Change the default Client (DHCP) start address to something different. If you do change it, make sure it start with “192.168.” The format should be 192.168.XX.X (where the ‘X’s are whatever numbers you want). Examples would be 192.168.29.4 or 192.168.77.1 or 192.168.81.2 etc
Today – September 5th at 10 AM Eastern Time – several Yahoo!Mail users were unable to retrieve any email sent to them that contained images. Apparently this was due to an internal issue with Yahoo’s image servers.
As of 1 PM Eastern Time, the problems still persist and seem to have no rhyme or reason anymore. All messages are subject to random load errors, as are all functions.
So far, Yahoo has not acknowledged the issues on their home page. However, the web site “Down Right Now” lists the same trend users have been seeing – the site reports Yahoo!Mail has had significant availability problems since 7 AM this morning. http://downrightnow.com/yahoomail