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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.techrepublic.com

Are you ready for Windows 10 Creators Update? As you've probably heard, Microsoft officially rolled out its third Windows 10 refresh on April 11, 2017. While this is the date Microsoft is publicizing, the reality is that you may not be able to get it for some time after the official date. In fact, it could be as long as a couple of months. Of course, Microsoft is planning on rolling out the Creators Update in phases. Considering the fact that, according to Microsoft, there are 400 million devices running Windows 10, it really couldn't do it any other way. However, the key to these rollout phases seems to be based on the age of your system. Apparently, newer systems will receive it first while older systems will receive it later. According to a recent Windows 10 blog: Reading between the lines, it appears that this newer-to-older system staggered release cycle will allow Microsoft deliver the Creators Update to systems that will be able to run this newest Windows 10 version without problems. This will allow Creators Update to get good press right out of the gate. Then, when the staggered releases start moving down the line toward older and older systems, if problems arise, the noise won't carry as much weight. Furthermore, it will allow Microsoft to receive feedback, find and fix compatibility issues, and issue interim fixes/patches as needed, before getting to the systems most likely to encounter problems. Pretty good plan, huh? Well, what if you are ready to get your hands on the Creators Update right away, regardless of the age of your system? Fortunately, Microsoft anticipated that scenario and provided a way to circumvent the staggered release phases and immediately download and install the Creators Update using a tool called the Update Assistant. Let's take a closer look. Note: Keep in mind that Microsoft says the Update Assistant is intended for advanced users running devices with a licensed version of Windows 10. Even though the Update Assistant is a solid tool, I definitely recommend that you create a system image just in case. That way, if the upgrade goes south for some reason or another, you can easily restore your system and data to its original state. You can find all the details in my article How to revive your Windows 10 installation with System Image Recovery. You can download the Update Assistant from Microsoft here. When you download the tool, you should find its file (Windows10Upgrade28085.exe) in the Downloads folder. Note: The Update Assistant does not support the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10. When you run the Windows10Upgrade28085.exe executable file, you'll immediately encounter a UAC like the one shown in Figure A. If you are ready to proceed, just click Yes. In a moment, you'll see the Windows 10 Update Assistant introductory screen, as shown in Figure B. When you are ready to proceed, click Update Now. The Update Assistant will then run a compatibility check on your system and check each of its major components. If your system passes all the compatibility checks, you'll see a success screen like the one shown in Figure C. The actual download will begin a few moments after this screen appears. A countdown will appear in the lower-left corner of the screen. As the download progresses, the Update Assistant will keep you apprised of its progress, as shown in Figure D. The download will take a little while to complete. Once the download is complete, the Update Assistant will verify the download to ensure a successful installation (Figure E). Once the Update Assistant downloads and verifies the file, the install begins, as shown in Figure F. The install will take a while to complete. The Update Assistant will let you know when it's time to restart, as shown in Figure G. If you happened to walk away from your system when the installation began, the Update Assistant will wait 30 minutes for you to return. If you do not return before that period elapses, the Update Assistant will automatically restart your system. If you are sitting in front of your system when this message appears, you can either choose Restart Later or Restart Now. If you choose to restart later, Windows will wait until you're not using your PC and will then proceed with the update procedure. Regardless of how this next phase of the update begins, it will take about 90 minutes to complete. During this time, your computer will reboot several times as the system works through the update procedure. In between the reboots you'll see screens that display the following messages: After the final reboot, you'll see a screen like the one shown in Figure H, which simply welcomes you to the newest version of Windows and prompts you to click Next to continue. When you proceed, you'll be prompted to choose your privacy settings, as shown in Figure I. While this screen displays only a few of the available privacy settings, I encourage you to make some selections. You can make more and refine your privacy settings from within the Settings tool. The next screens will prompt you to configure Cortana. However, you can choose to do it later by selecting Not Now, which is what I did. When you proceed, you'll see a series of screens that display the following messages: You'll then see the Login screen. After you enter your password and get back into your system, you'll encounter the final screen of the Update Assistant, shown in Figure J. Clicking Exit reveals Microsoft Edge displaying a page the welcomes you to the Creators Update, as shown in Figure K, and invites you to begin learning more about the new features included in the latest version of Windows 10. You can now begin exploring the Creators Update without having to wait for Microsoft to decide when it's your turn to get the new Windows 10. Enjoy! Now that you have the Creators Update installed on your system, what do you think about it? Share your thoughts with fellow TechRepublic members.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Receive press releases from GL Communications Inc: By Email GL Communications Inc., announced today its enhanced SIP Protocol Emulator software referred to as MAPS™ SIP Protocol Emulator that help user to generate and receive SIP Signalling with traffic. Gaithersburg, MD, May 18, 2017 --( Speaking to the press, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, “GL's Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) designed for SIP testing can simulate User Agents (User Agent Client- UAC, User Agent Server-UAS), Proxy, Redirect, Registrar and Registrant servers. It can be used to simulate any interface of the VoIP network.” While explaining on enhancements introduced, he said, “The enhanced SIP Protocol Emulator software now provided with support for EVS and OPUS Audio Codecs. Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) is a superwideband speech audio coding standard. It offers up to 20 kHz audio bandwidth and has high robustness to delay jitter and packet losses due to its channel aware coding and improved packet loss concealment. It has been developed in 3GPP and is described in 3GPP TS 26.441. EVS supports sampling rates 8K (Narrowband), 16K (Wideband), 32K (Super-wideband) and 48K (Fullband). The application areas of EVS consist of improved telephony and teleconferencing, audio-visual conferencing services, and streaming audio. Opus is a versatile audio codec standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force as RFC6716. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but is also intended for storage and streaming applications. It can scale from 6 kbit/s narrowband mono speech to 510 kbit/s fullband stereo music. It supports both constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bitrate (VBR). Opus can handle a wide range of audio applications, including Voice over IP, videoconferencing and even remote live music performances.” Mr. Ramalingam further added, “Enhanced MAPS™ SIP application also now supports 'IP Address Spoofing', which helps the user to simulate multiple User Agents each using unique IP (virtual) address within single instance of MAPS SIP. The virtual IP addresses can be easily added with simple configurations in the ‘UserAgent’ Profiles within the application. “The call generation feature within MAPS™ SIP is enhanced to control script execution iterations. Now, it is possible to set the selected script within the Call Generation to be executed for the required number of iterations. “MAPS™ SIP is enhanced to support maximum simultaneous calls with different traffic types. Supported traffic types include the following: Transmit and detect RTP traffic such as Voice, Video, Fax (T.38), Digits, and Tones (Single and Dual). Live speech can also be transmitted and played back on the call using a headphone and speaker. “Further, IP traffic can be prioritized in the network by configuring DSCP (Differentiated Services Code Point) values in signaling and voice packets. “MAPS™ SIP also facilitates simulation of failed call scenarios with auto and manual call rejection options. Easy configurations to setup auto call rejection scenario along with the cause for failed calls. Call can be rejected with any of the SIP defined errors like client errors (4XX Failures), server errors (5XX Failures), and global errors (6XX Failures). Some of the example reasons for Request, Server, and Global Failure. “The enhanced SIP Emulator software now supports RTP Session Update during Call that provides an option to apply Re-Invite event to update established RTP session with new IP address, Port number, Codec parameters etc.” About GL Communications Inc., GL Communications Inc, is a global provider of test and measurement solutions and has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecom products development life cycle. GL offers a broad set of test solutions that help perform all types of testing on networks, from initial system design, to fine-tuning, troubleshooting, live deployment, and monitoring. The products are widely used to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of Wireless (4G LTE, 3G, 2G), SONET/SDH, IP, TDM, and PSTN networks. GL core product development is backed by a strong team of R&D experts to match evolving market and technical challenges in a most cost-effective and innovative way. Contact: Shelley Sharma Phone: 301-670-4784 E-mail: info at gl.com Gaithersburg, MD, May 18, 2017 --( PR.com )-- GL Communications Inc., announced today its enhanced SIP Protocol Emulator software referred to as MAPS™ SIP Protocol Emulator that help user to generate and receive SIP Signalling with traffic.Speaking to the press, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, “GL's Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) designed for SIP testing can simulate User Agents (User Agent Client- UAC, User Agent Server-UAS), Proxy, Redirect, Registrar and Registrant servers. It can be used to simulate any interface of the VoIP network.”While explaining on enhancements introduced, he said, “The enhanced SIP Protocol Emulator software now provided with support for EVS and OPUS Audio Codecs. Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) is a superwideband speech audio coding standard. It offers up to 20 kHz audio bandwidth and has high robustness to delay jitter and packet losses due to its channel aware coding and improved packet loss concealment. It has been developed in 3GPP and is described in 3GPP TS 26.441. EVS supports sampling rates 8K (Narrowband), 16K (Wideband), 32K (Super-wideband) and 48K (Fullband). The application areas of EVS consist of improved telephony and teleconferencing, audio-visual conferencing services, and streaming audio.Opus is a versatile audio codec standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force as RFC6716. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but is also intended for storage and streaming applications. It can scale from 6 kbit/s narrowband mono speech to 510 kbit/s fullband stereo music. It supports both constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bitrate (VBR). Opus can handle a wide range of audio applications, including Voice over IP, videoconferencing and even remote live music performances.”Mr. Ramalingam further added, “Enhanced MAPS™ SIP application also now supports 'IP Address Spoofing', which helps the user to simulate multiple User Agents each using unique IP (virtual) address within single instance of MAPS SIP.The virtual IP addresses can be easily added with simple configurations in the ‘UserAgent’ Profiles within the application.“The call generation feature within MAPS™ SIP is enhanced to control script execution iterations. Now, it is possible to set the selected script within the Call Generation to be executed for the required number of iterations.“MAPS™ SIP is enhanced to support maximum simultaneous calls with different traffic types. Supported traffic types include the following: Transmit and detect RTP traffic such as Voice, Video, Fax (T.38), Digits, and Tones (Single and Dual). Live speech can also be transmitted and played back on the call using a headphone and speaker.“Further, IP traffic can be prioritized in the network by configuring DSCP (Differentiated Services Code Point) values in signaling and voice packets.“MAPS™ SIP also facilitates simulation of failed call scenarios with auto and manual call rejection options. Easy configurations to setup auto call rejection scenario along with the cause for failed calls. Call can be rejected with any of the SIP defined errors like client errors (4XX Failures), server errors (5XX Failures), and global errors (6XX Failures). Some of the example reasons for Request, Server, and Global Failure.“The enhanced SIP Emulator software now supports RTP Session Update during Call that provides an option to apply Re-Invite event to update established RTP session with new IP address, Port number, Codec parameters etc.”About GL Communications Inc.,GL Communications Inc, is a global provider of test and measurement solutions and has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecom products development life cycle.GL offers a broad set of test solutions that help perform all types of testing on networks, from initial system design, to fine-tuning, troubleshooting, live deployment, and monitoring. The products are widely used to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of Wireless (4G LTE, 3G, 2G), SONET/SDH, IP, TDM, and PSTN networks.GL core product development is backed by a strong team of R&D experts to match evolving market and technical challenges in a most cost-effective and innovative way.Contact:Shelley SharmaPhone: 301-670-4784E-mail: info at gl.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from GL Communications Inc


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Champion Lawn Care is an Alpharetta-based landscaping company that has served the community for over eighteen years. They are known for trusted lawn care and beautiful landscape design. Champion Lawn Care offers an expansive menu of services, including installation and design for landscapes, hardscapes, patios, artificial turf and outdoor lighting as well as drainage solutions and full service lawn maintenance. One of their recent landscaping projects was submitted to the Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC) for review and evaluation for the 2016 GALA awards. UAC promotes professionalism, adherence to industry standards and education. The association’s annual GALA (Georgia Landscaping Award) program serves all three goals. For 2016, Champion Lawn Care was selected out of 38 entries in 12 categories, encompassing design/build/installation, landscape management, seasonal color, and community stewardship. Submissions included photographs and project descriptions which were judged by a panel of industry experts without knowledge of company names. “We are honored to be selected once again for UAC’s Georgia Landscape Award. We take great pride in our work, and are committed to staying at the forefront of the green industry,” says Micah Ray of Champion Lawn Care. Photos of award entries will be available on the Georgia Urban Ag Council website in early April 2017 at http://www.urbanagcouncil.com. Champion Lawn Care is a full-service, experienced, lawn care company that prides itself on distinctive landscaping design and care. They employ quality professionals who provide year-round lawn maintenance as well as large and small-scale projects. They have an award-winning reputation recognized by the UAC as well as Angie’s List. They can handle hardscapes, drainage solutions, retaining walls, irrigation installation, artificial turf, masonry, lighting, and much more. For more information about Champion Lawn Care, please visit championlawncare.com or call (770) 649-0818.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation said they formally launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus (AFP Photo/Kenzaburo FUKUHARA) Shanghai (AFP) - China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday. Plans for the wide-body jet were first unveiled last June when visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin met China's Xi Jinping in Beijing, and Chinese state media have previously quoted officials saying the project could be worth between $13 billion and $20 billion. "The establishment of the joint-venture company symbolises the important progress made in the China-Russia long-range wide-body passenger aircraft project," COMAC chairman Jin Zhuanglong said in a statement. "We will cooperate sincerely with UAC, unite as one, and strive to make the .... project a model of Sino-Russian cooperation." China had already logged a key milestone in the country's ambitious journey to compete with the world's leading aircraft makers in early May with the test flight in Shanghai of COMAC's narrow-body C919 jet. The 168-seat C919, built for shorter regional routes, represents nearly a decade of effort in a government-mandated drive to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and US aerospace giant Boeing. Airbus and Boeing dominate China's market for passenger jets, which is growing in leaps and bounds as travel demand by Chinese consumers skyrockets. Aviation analysts, while acknowledging the C919 as a technical milestone for China, have warned that it faces a tough task challenging against Boeing and Airbus, with their deep market penetration and long history of performance. But with the China-Russia jet, which Chinese media reports say will be called the 929, Beijing will have the benefit of working with UAC, parent of passenger-jet manufacturer Sukhoi and other established Russian aviation brands. COMAC's statement said the aircraft will be able to seat 280 passengers and have a range of 12,000 kilometres (7,450 miles). That would put it in direct competition with Boeing’s 787 and the Airbus A350. China's state-run Global Times newspaper late last year quoted UAC president Yury Slyusar as saying the project would be worth between $13 billion and $20 billion, with each side contributing half. In Monday's joint statement, Slyusar said the project is "testimony to China and Russia's determination to engage in long-term cooperation". COMAC said last year the planned jet could take its first flight in seven years, with deliveries beginning three years after that. China is expected to become the world's largest aviation market within several years, and President Xi has stressed the importance of Chinese-made jets handling much of that growing traffic. Airbus has estimated China will need nearly 6,000 new planes worth $945 billion in the next two decades, with Boeing's forecast even more optimistic at more than $1 trillion.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

A mock-up scale model of the proposed COMAC C929, a wide-bodied commercial jet to be made by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday. Plans for the wide-body jet were first unveiled last June when visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin met China's Xi Jinping in Beijing, and Chinese state media have previously quoted officials saying the project could be worth between $13 billion and $20 billion. "The establishment of the joint-venture company symbolises the important progress made in the China-Russia long-range wide-body passenger aircraft project," COMAC chairman Jin Zhuanglong said in a statement. "We will cooperate sincerely with UAC, unite as one, and strive to make the .... project a model of Sino-Russian cooperation." China had already logged a key milestone in the country's ambitious journey to compete with the world's leading aircraft makers in early May with the test flight in Shanghai of COMAC's narrow-body C919 jet. The 168-seat C919, built for shorter regional routes, represents nearly a decade of effort in a government-mandated drive to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and US aerospace giant Boeing. Airbus and Boeing dominate China's market for passenger jets, which is growing in leaps and bounds as travel demand by Chinese consumers skyrockets. Aviation analysts, while acknowledging the C919 as a technical milestone for China, have warned that it faces a tough task challenging against Boeing and Airbus, with their deep market penetration and long history of performance. But with the China-Russia jet, which Chinese media reports say will be called the 929, Beijing will have the benefit of working with UAC, parent of passenger-jet manufacturer Sukhoi and other established Russian aviation brands. COMAC's statement said the aircraft will be able to seat 280 passengers and have a range of 12,000 kilometres (7,450 miles). That would put it in direct competition with Boeing's 787 and the Airbus A350. China's state-run Global Times newspaper late last year quoted UAC president Yury Slyusar as saying the project would be worth between $13 billion and $20 billion, with each side contributing half. In Monday's joint statement, Slyusar said the project is "testimony to China and Russia's determination to engage in long-term cooperation". COMAC said last year the planned jet could take its first flight in seven years, with deliveries beginning three years after that. China is expected to become the world's largest aviation market within several years, and President Xi has stressed the importance of Chinese-made jets handling much of that growing traffic. Airbus has estimated China will need nearly 6,000 new planes worth $945 billion in the next two decades, with Boeing's forecast even more optimistic at more than $1 trillion. © Agence France-Presse


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: news.europawire.eu

MOSCOW, 25-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kaspersky Lab has compiled a report on the history and evolution of the Dridex banking Trojan – a six-year-old threat that has caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage, and which continues to adapt and attack successfully despite many attempts to stop it. The report includes a thorough technical examination of the most recent version of the malware – the 4th, which appeared in 2017. According to the report, Dridex – which mainly targets customers of financial/banking institutions in Europe – has been owned and developed by the same people since its creation. This is very rare for malware. Dridex also stands apart from other malware in its continuous evolution and increasing sophistication, as well as its ability to escape justice by hiding its main command-and-control (C&C) servers behind proxying layers. Older versions stop working as soon as new ones appear, and each improvement is another step forward in terms of development. For example, the Dridex developers continue to implement new techniques for evading the User Account Control (UAC) system – thereby enabling the malware to run on Windows systems. In the early months of 2017, Dridex activity was spotted in several European countries, with the UK accounting for nearly 60% of all detections, followed by Germany and France. The malware never works in Russia. The report reviews the theory that the authors of Dridex are the same as the people behind Gameover Zeus, a (now defunct) offshoot of the main Zeus malware family that was specifically designed to steal victims’ financial credentials and use them for fraudulent wire transfers. Both have used the same malware in their web injection tools. This could, however be the result of code being leaked or stolen. Why does this matter to business and consumers? The Dridex banking Trojan first appeared in 2011 and has become a major financial cyber-threat. In 2015, the damage done by the Trojan was estimated at over $40 million – and by now the cost is estimated to run into hundreds of millions of dollars. There have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to block the Trojan’s activity but it remains active. It is therefore vital that financial services and banking organisations understand the current nature of the threat, as well as its evolution, so they can better defend themselves and their customers. You can read the full report on Securelist.com


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.techrepublic.com

Disk Cleanup's new feature called Windows Update Cleanup is standard in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and was added to Windows 7 by an update that was made available in October 2013. The Windows Update Cleanup feature is designed to help you to regain valuable hard disk space by removing bits and pieces of old Windows updates that are no longer needed. I'll take a closer look at the Disk Cleanup tool and then focus on the new Windows Update Cleanup feature. As I do, I'll give you a little background on the Windows update leftovers that this tool is designed to eliminate. Note: Disk Cleanup and the Windows Update Cleanup feature works the same in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This article applies to all of those Windows versions, though all of the example screen shots are from a Windows 8 system. If you used the Windows operating system back in the Windows 9x days, you're familiar with the term DLL Hell. This situation arose when you installed different programs that included updated versions of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files with the same name as files already on the system. These duplicate files would wreak havoc with applications and the operating system. For example, an application would look for a specific version of a DLL file, but find a newer version that was recently updated by another program. Since the version was different, the application would act strangely or crash altogether. By the time Windows Vista was introduced, Microsoft solved the problem by creating a new technology called componentization, which uses a folder called the WinSxS folder that allows the operating system to store and keep track of all kinds of operating system files (DLLs included) with the same name but different versions. WinSxS is short for Windows Side-by-Side and refers to using files with the same name but with different version numbers at the same time in the operating system. As things evolved, the WinSxS folder also became the perfect place to store files added to the operating system by Windows Update. Microsoft releases a multitude of updates every month to keep up with bugs, new applications, and security problems (just to name a few of the reasons for the regular updates). In order to make sure the updates don't cause compatibility problems, all kinds of duplicate files get stored in the WinSxS folder so that everything can continue to function correctly. Furthermore, many Windows updates are designed such that if they do cause unanticipated compatibility problems, they can be uninstalled, and the files can be reverted back to a previous state. While this is a pretty simplified description of the WinSxS folder, the general idea I want to convey is the WinSxS folder can grow so large that it takes up a good chunk of hard disk space. The problem gets compounded by the fact that, because the WinSxS folder is used to store so many files, really old files or files that are no longer necessary can still be taking up hard disk space. For instance, Figure A shows the WinSxS folder on a system that began as a Windows 7 system and then upgraded to Windows 8. The WinSxS folder on this system contains 58,739 files and takes up 6.89 GB of hard disk space. (In comparison, one of my Windows 7 systems has 54,524 files and is using up 11.1 GB of hard disk space.) If you want more technical detail about the origin of componentization and the WinSxS folder, you can read this 2008 post from the Ask the Core Team blog on the Microsoft TechNet site. The Disk Cleanup tool has been around for quite some time and is designed to allow you to easily clean out old and unnecessary files that can clog up your hard disk; it's the perfect place for Microsoft to add the new Windows Update Cleanup feature, which is designed to weed through the WinSxS folder and eliminate waste. Rather than just jumping straight into the Windows Update Cleanup feature, let's take a closer look at the Disk Cleanup tool as a whole and then delve into the new feature. To launch the Disk Cleanup tool, access the Start Menu or the Start Screen and type Disk Cleanup. Once you launch Disk Cleanup, if you have more than one hard disk in your system, you'll be prompted to select drive C. Disk Cleanup will begin to analyze the files on your hard disk to determine what can be safely removed (Figure B). Once the disk space analysis is complete, you'll see the main Disk Cleanup interface (Figure C), which essentially contains a list of all the categories or locations containing unnecessary files on your hard disk that can be removed. Adjacent to each category you'll see the size of the unnecessary files as well as a check box that allows you to specify that you want to remove those files. Beneath the list is a number indicating the total amount of disk space that you'll gain by removing the selected files. Immediately below the list is the description panel, which will provide you with more details about the category that is currently selected. The categories you see in the list will depend on what the Disk Cleanup tool found on your hard disk. Table A: The most common categories listed in the Disk Cleanup tool. As you select the various categories in the list, a View Files button may appear. If it does, you can click it to launch a separate Windows/File Explorer window targeted on the location and showing you all the unnecessary files stored there. Keep in mind that the View Files button is not available for all of the categories. If you refer back to Figure C, you'll see that adjacent to the View Files button is a button titled Clean Up System Files. You'll notice this button is flagged with the User Account Control (UAC) icon. Depending on your UAC setting, you may see a UAC prompt when you select that button. The Clean Up System Files button provides you with access to the Windows Update Cleanup feature. When you select the Clean Up System Files button, Disk Cleanup will again display the screen shown in Figure B as it analyzes additional locations on your hard disk to determine what can be safely removed. When the main Disk Cleanup interface returns, you'll find that a new category called Windows Update Cleanup appears in the list (Figure D). In addition, you may find several other new categories.  Table B: Categories that appear in Disk Cleanup when you select the Clean up system files button. Windows keeps copies of all installed updates from Windows Update, even after installing newer versions of updates that are no longer needed and taking up space. (You might need to restart your computer.) Windows keeps copies of all previously installed device driver packages from Windows Update and other sources even after installing newer versions of drivers. This task will remove older versions of drivers that are no longer needed. The most current version of each driver package will be kept. Non critical files used by Windows Defender Windows upgrade log files contain information that can help identify and troubleshoot problems that occur during Windows installation, upgrade, or servicing. Deleting these files can make it difficult to troubleshoot installation issues. Windows saves old versions of files that have been updated by a service pack. If you delete the files, you won't be able to uninstall the service pack later. Windows Update Cleanup only appears in the list when the Disk Cleanup wizard detects Windows updates that you don't need on your system. For example, when I ran Disk Cleanup's Windows Update Cleanup feature on a Windows 8.1 system that had recently been updated from Windows 8 to 8.1, the Windows Update Cleanup category did not appear in Disk Cleanup because everything had recently been cleaned up by the Windows 8.1 update. When you click OK, Disk Cleanup will prompt you to confirm that you want to permanently delete the selected files (Figure E). Disk Cleanup will prompt you to confirm the permanent delete operation. Disk Cleanup will then go to work cleaning up all the files in the categories that you selected, including the Windows Update files (Figure F). You'll want to restart your system once Disk Cleanup completes its operation. When your system restarts, any unnecessary Windows Update files will be completely removed. As you survey the results, keep in mind that the Windows Update Cleanup feature will only remove files that it finds are no longer needed by the system, so you may find that a lot of files have been removed from your system or you may find that very few files have been removed from your system. For example, after running the Windows Update Cleanup feature on my Windows 8 system, the number of files only dropped from 58,739 to 58,130 and the size of the WinSxS folder only dropped from 6.89 GB to 6.83 GB — a very small gain. However, on my Windows 7 system, the number of files dropped from 54,524 to 47,454, and the size of the WinSxS folder dropped from 11.1 GB to 7.86 GB — a modest gain of 3.24 GB of hard disk space. Have you used Disk Cleanup's new Windows Update Cleanup feature in Windows 7 or 8.x? If so, what kind of disk savings did you encounter? If you have comments or information to share about this topic, please drop by the TechRepublic forums and let us hear from you. Sign up for TechRepublic's Microsoft in the Enterprise newsletter.


News Article | December 2, 2016
Site: www.techradar.com

Update: We've had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the deals continue in what's been dubbed 'Cyber Deals Week' by imaginative makteting types the world over. Hey, if the shops want to keep smashing money off console deals, who are we to complain? We've updated our extensive list of PS4 bundles and game deals with the latest prices below. Regular visitors to TechRadar will know that we're all over the best PS4 deals every week, so we know a good deal when we see one as we're on the lookout every day. PS4 Slim: Petrol heads, this is the deal for you! In addition to a PS4 Slim and Uncharted 4, you're also getting Driveclub, Assetto Corsa and a Venom steering wheel for just £269.99 @ Zavvi - Note: Assetto Corsa isn't currently shown in the image on Zavvi's site, but we've confirmed with them that it is included with this bundle. PS4 Slim: Zavvi's new bundle includes a PS4 Slim, Uncharted 4, Homefront: The Revolution and Just Cause 3 for just £229.99. PS4 Slim: This bundle includes seven games for your new PS4 Slim. Title include: Uncharted 4, Homefront: The Revolution, Terraria, Ether One, One Piece: Burning Blood and Republique for just £269.99. PS4 Slim: This PS4 Slim bundle packs in the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Fallout 4 and a two month Now TV Sky Cinema pass for just £229.99 @ Game PS4 Slim:  Fancy a new PS4 with some of the most, colourful action-packed games of the year? Then pick up this bundle with Overwatch and the Ratchet & Clank reboot for just £229.99 @ Game PS4 Slim: Get the brand new Call of Duty game with a PS4 Slim and save over £50 while you do. PS4 Slim: A brand new PS4 Slim with one of the best games of the year in Uncharted 4? Why of course! Get it all for just £229.99 @ Tesco PS4 Slim: Get a new PS4 Slim with the original Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2. PS4 Slim: with Uncharted 4 and FIFA 17 just £249.85 @ ShopTo PS4 Slim 1TB: This was £300 a few months ago, but you can save £50 today! PS4 Slim 1TB: An ace three game bundle with Driveclub, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us: Remastered for the same price the PS4 was on its own was a few weeks ago. 1TB PS4 Slim, Driveclub, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us £249.99 @ Tesco PS4 Slim 1TB: with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered now £249.85 at ShopTo PS4 Pro: Infamous: Second Son is getting a 4K patch soon, Fallout 4 will last you a small eternity and there's a Now TV pass too. Compared to getting the solus console, you're getting the extras for free here. Witcher III: Game of the Year Edition: Get the main game and all the awesome expansion packs for Geralt's adventure for just £19 at Amazon Doom with UAC pack: Get a few tasty extra and the cheapest deal for the shooter at £14.99 @ Game Doom with Season Pass: If you're going to get stuck into the multiplayer, you'll want this severly discounted edition with extra DLC at just £19.99 from Amazon Homefront: The Revolution: Not the best shooter out there, but it's had a few patches since launch. Not bad really for just £9.99 at TheGameCollection. Fallout 4: Get the game with a bonus artbook and soundtrack CD for an excellent £14.99 @ Amazon Star Wars Battlefront: Get ready for Rogue One by reliving the best parts of the original movies for Rise of the Tomb Raider:  Well worth the wait, the former XO exclusive comes home with extra content for a brilliant £28.99 at Amazon Overwatch: Find out why everyone's been talking about Overwatch this year. Get the GOTY contender for the great price of £25 from Amazon Dishonored 2: Stabby stabby, sneaky sneaky. That's right, Corvo and Emily are back. Essential gaming for £30 at Tesco No Man's Sky: One of the most divisive games of the year has just received a large update. Amazon are the cheapest today  at £27.85 at ShopTo If you're buying a PS4, you'll probably need a cheap PlayStation Plus deal too. PlayStation Plus (aka PS Plus or PS+) allows you to play PS4 games online, along with access to the Instant Game Collection, a bunch of free games for PS4, PS3 and Vita each month. The default price for a year is £40, although it's going up in the US soon, so a UK price hike is expected. CD Keys is known for having some great PlayStation Plus deals, so we'd head there if you need a top up or want to stack some subs. Need an extra cheap PS4 controller? Don't forget to check our Best DualShock 4 deals. Or maybe a cheap PlayStation VR deal?


News Article | April 8, 2016
Site: www.cemag.us

​Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China. The scientists developed nanoparticles, or microscopic particles, to reduce the expression of CD98, a glycoprotein that promotes inflammation. Their findings are published in the journal Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. “Our results suggest this nanoparticle could potentially be used as an efficient therapeutic treatment for inflammation,” says Didier Merlin, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State and researcher at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “We targeted CD98 because we determined in a previous study that CD98 is highly over-expressed in activated immune cells involved in IBD.” In the U.S., as many as 1.3 million people suffer from IBD, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, conditions with chronic or recurring abnormal response to the body’s immune system and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. IBD gets worse over time and causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms, such as persistent diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, fever, rectal bleeding, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Surgery is required when medication can no longer control the symptoms, and patients also have an increased risk of colon cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This study suggests the development of nanotherapeutic strategies could be an alternative to currently available drugs, which are limited by serious side effects, in treating inflammatory conditions such as IBD. In the study, researchers formed the nanoparticles by combining CD98 siRNA, small interfering RNA that inhibit CD98 gene expression in macrophages (immune cells involved in IBD), with urocanic acid-modified chitosan (UAC). Chitosan is a polysaccharide obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish. When introduced to macrophages, the nanoparticles had an anti-inflammatory effect on these immune cells. Researchers found the nanoparticles had a desirable particle size and no apparent toxicity against macrophages and colon epithelial cells. Cell studies showed nanoparticles with a weight ratio of 60:1 (UAC:siCD98) had the best anti-inflammatory capacity. Co-authors of the study include Emilie Viennois from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State and Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Panpan Ma of Southwest University in Chongqing, China; and Bo Xiao from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State and Southwest University in Chongqing, China. The study was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Source: University of Georgia


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

GL Communications Inc., announced today the release of its enhanced MAPS™ SIP Protocol Emulator that help user generate and receive SIP signalling with traffic. Speaking to the press, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, a Senior Manager for Product Development of the company said, ”GL's Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) designed for SIP testing can simulate User Agents (User Agent Client- UAC, User Agent Server-UAS), Proxy, Redirect, Registrar and Registrant servers. This test tool/traffic generator can be used to simulate any interface in a SIP network and perform protocol conformance testing (SIP protocol implementations). MAPS™ can be used to simulate any interface of the VoIP network. Single MAPS™ instance can act as more than one SIP entity at a time and can generate any SIP message on wire in VoIP network and hence equipment needed to test reduced.” He added, “The MAPS™ SIP Conformance Scripts is designed with 300+ test cases, as per SIP specification of ETSI TS 102-027-2 v4.1.1 (2006-07) standard. Test cases include general messaging and call flow scenarios for multimedia call session setup and control over IP networks. Logging and pass/fail results are also reported. Test cases verify conformance of actions such as registration, call control, proxies and redirect servers.​ GL’s MAPS™ SIP is also available in High Density version (requires a special purpose network appliance and PKS109 RTP HD licenses). This is capable of high call intensity (hundreds of calls/sec) and high volume of sustained calls (tens of thousands of simultaneous calls/platform).” While explaining the enhanced features, Mr. Ramalingam further said, “With the purchase of 64 bit RTP Core (PKS102), MAPS™ SIP can simulate up to 3000 simultaneous calls with various RTP traffic such as, digits, voice file, single/ dual tones, FAX, IVR, Video and Voice Quality testing over IP networks. Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) can provide encryption, message authentication, and replay protection to the RTP/RTCP traffic. SRTP is initialized over Transport Layer Security (TLS) / SSL (OpenSSL) with a Certificate and Key. SRTP encrypts the actual media portion of the calls preventing eavesdropping and tampering. The CLI interface developed for MAPS™ allows users to control all features of MAPS™ through Python and Java APIs.  The Python and Java API are an object-oriented coding paradigm, designed to give the user simple and intuitive containers for their messages, calls and regressions. The APIs is divided into “High” and “Low” level function calls. Both High and Low, can extract complete decode of all messages in a call along with the timestamp of when that message was transmitted or received.” Some of the Important Features ·  Each SIP message template facilitates customization of the protocol fields and access to the various protocol fields from the scripts ·  Supports IPv4 /IPv6 and transport over UDP and TCP, and TLS for secure transport ·   Supports transmission and detection of various RTP traffic such as, digits, voice file, single tone, dual tones, IVR, FAX, and Video in IP networks ·   Supports almost all industry standard codec types - G.711 (mu-Law and A-Law), G.722, G.729, G.726, GSM, AMR, EVRC, SMV, iLBC, SPEEX, and more. *AMR and EVRC    variants require additional licenses ·  Supports both RTP G.711 Pass Through Fax Simulation (PKS200) and T.38 Fax Simulation over UDPTL (PKS211) simulation over IP ·  Capability to generate more than 500 simultaneous video calls on Core i7 systems and more GL Communications Inc, is a global provider of test and measurement solutions and has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecom products development life cycle. GL offers a broad set of test solutions that help perform all types of testing on networks, from initial system design, to fine-tuning, troubleshooting, live deployment, and monitoring. The products are widely used to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of Wireless (4G LTE, 3G, 2G), SONET/SDH, IP, TDM, and PSTN networks. GL core product development is backed by a strong team of R&D experts to match evolving market and technical challenges in a most cost-effective and innovative way.

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