How to make Windows 7 work with Samba servers (Mac, Linux, Etc)

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1. Go to the Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Local Security Policy
2. Find  Local Policies – Security Options
3. Change Network security: LAN Manager authentication level to the Send LM & NTLM responses 
4. Open Minimum session security for NTLM SSP and uncheck  Require 128-bit encryption

Windows 7: God Mode

Make a folder:


You will get shortcuts to all system settings.

[MySQL] How to use Column Name Inside The LIKE Statement

LIKE keyword is usually used to search for a string value ( LIKE (‘%STRING%’) ).

If you need to search one field based on the value from another one, the replacing the string value with the column name like this LIKE (%table.column_name%) or some syntax like LIKE (‘%’+`table.column_name`+’%’)  won’t work.

You need to use the CONCAT operator to make it the correct SQL statement.

LIKE CONCAT('%', table.column_name, '%')

iOS 6 New Features


Chinese service integration
Facebook integration
FaceTime over 3G/4G
Flyover and turn-by-turn GPS
Guided Access
Made for iPhone hearing aids
New content stores
Offline Reading List
Phone replies and reminders
Safari tab syncing
Shared Photo Streams
VIP list flagged/VIP mailboxes

Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta available


Adobe released the new beta version of its popular photo/image editing software. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is available for free download at Adobe Labs

New version includes several major enhancements like new “Dark” interface, “Content-Aware Patch” that allows you to easily work with objects and backgrounds. Adobe also promises fast performance and new design tools.


Angry Birds Space available for download


Rovio released new game in it’s extremely popular Angry Bird Series. Angry Birds Space is available for download for all major platforms like iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad as well as Windows Phone,  and Android (Google Play and Amazon Market).

Microsoft Windows 8 will be released October 2012 for both tablets and PCs

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Microsoft targeting for October 2012 as a possible release date for it’s new operating system Windows 8. New OS will be released for all devices such as tablets, laptops,  and personal computers. Windows 8 will support both Intel and ARM CPUs.

Adobe releases Lightroom 4 and cuts the price $150


Adobe just released the major update to its digital photography management and editing software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The new version has a lot of new and improved features especially to the image processing area.  It has better highlight and shadow processing, better video support, geo-tagging and much more. The most surprising twist is that new version costs $150 less : $79 as an upgrade or $149 new.

Apple announces new iPad


Most of the recent rumors were true:

9.7-inch  2,048-by-1,536-pixel resolution Retina Display, better color saturation.
A5X Processor, quad-core graphics
LTE 4G – Supports HSPA+ up to 21MBps, DC-HSDPA at 42 Mbps, and LTE at 73 Mbps (Supports AT&T and Verizon LTE in the US. Telus, Rogers, Bell in Canada). 3G World ready.
New 5MP rear iSight Camera. Back-illuminated sensor, 5-element lens, auto-exposure, auto-focus, HD video recording in 1080p
Siri-like voice dictation. Microphone button on keyboard
9.4mm thin, weights 1.4 lbs
Same battery life as on iPad 2 – 10 hours, 9 hours on 4G

Same prices as for iPad 2:  $499 for 16GB model. $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. 4G is $629/$729/$829
Available March 16, can be pre-ordered today.

The name is just iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD.

Apple: Post presentation activity


Some things that happened today and following the new iPad and Apple TV presentation.

– iTunes 10.6 is now available for download. It includes support for new iPad and 1080p videos

– IOS 5.1 and the whole bunch of updated applications like iBooks, Remote,  and iTunes U. The major change it support for the new high resolution retina display in the new iPad.

– New 4G LTE Plans for new iPad from ATT and Verzion. ATT will have $15 for 250MB, $30 for 3GB and  $50 for 5GB. Verizon will offer $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.