Office 365 Setting Printer to Scan-to-Email

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I wrote an article two years ago on how to setup a printer to scan to email using Microsoft Office 365 SMTP Settings. If you missed that article, here's the link (http://www.whaddya.com/2012/10/using-office365-for-your-printer-scan.html).

To save you some time, here's how I do it using Microsoft Office 365 for my SMTP in our office.

First you need the following information:
IP Address of your Printer, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS servers. You need it for networking purpose, ask your Administrator for this information. If you're reading this article, you might be the Administrator :).

For example, here's my printer TCP/IP configuration.
IP Address: 192.168.2.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.2.2
DNS1: 192.168.2.3
DNS2: 192.168.2.3

2nd your SMTP Server information:
For SMTP Settings using Microsoft Office 365.
SMTP Server Address: mail.global.frontbridge.com. I used their public (external) IP Address in the past for easy configuration but when it's down you can't print-to-scan too. So I highly recommend to use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) e.g. mail.global.frontbridge.com to benefits the use of it's redundancy.
Port Number: 25

Testing Print-to-Scan.
I assume that you added your email address to the Printer Address Book. Now scan a test page, select your email address in the Address Book, then press Scan.
Check your email mailbox of the scanned documents.

Here's the captured Email SMTP Setting:


You don't need the POP Setting for this purpose, because you are only using SMTP setting to send.






MultiPlayer BootCamp 3D Game


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Change Weapon: From Rifle to Grenade Launcher, press 1 or 2 to make the change. That's all, stay alive and enjoy the game.
Don't forget to play with friends or comrades to beat other players.

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Keep up to date your Internet Explorer

ie-browserIf you are using Microsoft Office 365 online services, you need to keep your Internet Explorer up to date. I highly recommend doing it to minimize risk of exposure. The cyber space is an open network, where everybody is using it for almost everything from email, shopping, chat, etc., and some malicious users lurking to find their next victim.

 I received an notice from Microsoft 365 message center.
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. We will work to update and clarify our Office 365 system requirements soon, and communicate this to you via Message Center.
I hope this help minimize risk of vulnerabilities by keeping your system up to date. Share your thoughts.

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Converting Online Game for iOS iPhone and iPad

This is my personal experience converting a game app using Unity 3D to Apple Xcode. I am using Downed 2D Game for this experiment. You can try this game online, please click the Game section to see the list of games.

Step1. Application Preparation. Go to iTunes Connect, click Add New App. Watch the Youtube video link below for step by step instruction. Next is to build settings.

Step2. Open Unity 3D program in iMac, open the project and update build settings using iOS
platform. Actually, I clicked on the Build and Build Run with my test iPhone connected to my computer (iMac) so I can test the game app right away. (Altenative, you can Build and open the file with Xcode).  Sometimes, "Build and Build to Run" will not open Xcode. If that happen, I open the xcode preject manually.

Play the Downed 2D Game app using my iPhone, so far so good using touch screen and tilt feature.

Step2.b. Create Provsioning Profile. Go to https://developer.apple.com/membercenter/index.actio, go to "iOS Provisioning Portal" -> "Certificates" (Left sidebar) -> "Distribution" tab. Check field "Provisioning Profiles". If empty, next. Go to "Provisioning" (Left sidebar) -> "Distribution" tab. Press "New Profile" and complete it. Go back to check the field again. Download and "run" (double click) the new provisioning profile.
Step3. In Xcode, open the project code, click on Product, Clean to check any issue with your game app.
Click on ProductBuild For Run, wait for the program to complete the build.
Then click on ProductArchive ... wait to see Build Succeed. It will automatically open the Organizer - Archives for you, this contain the Game App you created in Step1.
Click on Distribute ... select Submit to the iOS App Store. Click on Next, it will prompt you to enter your iTunes Connect developer account. Click Next to continue.

If everything is ok. You will see a message "Uploading to App Store ...."

I've got this message:
===============================================
The submission succeeded. Some warnings were found during validations:
WARNING ITMS-9000: "Version Mismatch. Neither CFBundleVersion [1.0] nor CFBunderShortVersionString['1.0'] in the info.plist match the version of the app set in iTunes Connect ['1.0']."
===============================================
Answer. I think I how to fix it. First, I did not run the VALIDATION before I run to DISTRIBUTE in Step3. When I created the game app in Unity3D, the version is 1.0 while in Xcode it is v2.0 duh! This will not pass the Apple Review team.

To correct this issue, open the xcode project file, check the General, Capabilities, Info, and other settings.
Click Product, Clean.
Click Product, Build For Running.
Click Product Archive.

UPDATE: No need to Build and Archive. Login to iTunes Connect, click edit Version Information, correct the Version Number from v1.0 to 1.0
Because of this correction I have to re-submit the game app. In iTune Connect, I have to reject my Binary, and re-upload it again to change it back to status "Waiting For Upload". Then, in Organizer Archives, click on Distribution to try it again.

If you don't reject it, the Organizer Archives will prompt you of "No application records were found.".

After all these changes/actions. I finally received "Submission Succeeded"
No issues where found in "Downed v1.0".  "Downed v1.0" has passed validation and has been submitted to the App Store for further review.
Click Finish to complete.

Go to iTunes Connect, click on the Downed game app to see the updated status. Now it changed from  "Waiting For Upload" to "Waiting for Review".

Finally, I completed the submission of Downed 2D Game (1.0) to the App Store. Now is waiting time, it will take between 3-7 business days to receive a decision.

References:

WordPress 3.9.2 is available to fix Denial of Service in XML Processing

If you are using WordPress open source for your blog or company website. You need to install the latest released v.3.9.2 to patch the recent denial of service issue in PHP's XML processing.
We had some bandwidth issue for days due to XMLRPC traffic coming to our network of websites. I've asked our ISP to block it for the time being and even use a plugin to Disable it.
Here's the summary from WordPress.org website:
  • Fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. Fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David Rothstein of the Drupal security team.
  • Fixes a possible but unlikely code execution when processing widgets (WordPress is not affected by default), discovered by Alex Concha of the WordPress security team.
  • Prevents information disclosure via XML entity attacks in the external GetID3 library, reported by Ivan Novikov of ONSec.
  • Adds protections against brute attacks against CSRF tokens, reported by David Tomaschik of the Google Security Team.
  • Contains some additional security hardening, like preventing cross-site scripting that could be triggered only by administrators.
List of Files Revised:
readme.html
wp-admin/about.php
wp-includes/ID3/getid3.lib.php
wp-includes/class-IXR.php
wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php
wp-includes/compat.php
wp-includes/pluggable.php
wp-includes/version.php
wp-login.php

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Insect Invasion 3D

We are proud to announce a new 3D Game - Insect Invasion 3D is available for you to play for free, using your computer, iPhone and Android smartphone. This is a First Person shooting game wherein the player fights against Insect Invasion using his .50 Machine Gun to stay alive as long as possible. Click here to play the online game.
What's Next?
For Android.
For iPhone.
Download it here: Still updating ...

For iPhone, Windows Phone,  FirePhone/Amazone Games. Still in development.

Please come back again for updates.
Thank you.
InsectInvasion.com Team

Submarine Happy Dive Game

A New Game Submarine HappyDive is out for you to play online and it's free courtesy by our partner QUE.COM. Click here to play the game, and enjoy. Please share with your family and friends. Support for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon GamePlay is to follow. que.com.submarinehappydive

Google Domains

Did you know that Google will provide a domain name registration services soon. As of this time, it is an "invite-only beta" as this time. The URL address is https://domains.google.com.

According to their invite-only beta site with a title "Pick a name".

 "A domain name, your address on the Internet, says a lot about who you are and what you do. New domain endings like .guru and .photography can help you find a meaningful address that stands out on the web. Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email (you@your_company.com), simple management tools and other helpful features." (2014, Google)

Not just domain name registration services, Google also provide a "Build a site" service. This is not a surprise considering they provide a Google Apps for Business with Email and work related application e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more to come. As of this time, Google only mentioned .guru and .photography domain name extension, there is 1900+ new extensions that will go live this year (2014).

You can also visit http://www.domains.guru for additional information about this new opportunity for all of us.

Reference:
KING.NET http://www.king.net/google-domains-is-coming-soon/

Millionaire By 30 years old.

I've read this article today, very inspiring goal to make you a millionaire.

Here's the summary.

  1. Follow the money.
  2. Don't show off, instead show up.
  3. Save to Invest, don't save to save.
  4. Avoid Debt that doesn't pay you.
  5. Treat Money like a jealous lover.
  6. Money doesn't sleep.
  7. Poor makes no sense. Bill Gates said to the group of college students, "It's not your fault if you were born poor, it is your fault if you stay poor".
  8. Get a millionaire mentor.
  9. Get your money to do the heavy lifting.
  10. Shoot for $10 million, not $1million.
Continue reading here.

Good news Google Apps users no more ads.

I am one of the early beta tester for Gmail and Google Apps for Domain. You probably have your own email address using @gmail.com or Google Apps. I have both for personal and business use.

Google Apps for Business (formerly known as Google Apps for Free, Standard and Premium) is a service provided to business owners to use their own domain name. For example, CEO @ KING.NET, President @ KING.NET, LebronJames @ KING.NET, PrinceSaud @ KING.NET, and others.

Gmail is now part of Google Apps for Business where you can use other work tools for your business. In early stage of Gmail, you can get a Google Apps Standard (no longer available). It is now a Google Apps
for Business.

Anyway, Google Apps for Business newsletter announced that Gmail for Google Apps will not turn off Ads. Here's the message.
"In May, we had many noteworthy Google Apps updates. One big change was a measure taken to turn off ad in Google Apps services. We've also permanently removed all ads scanning in Gmail for Google Apps. This significant revision means Google does not collect or use data in Google Apps services for advertising purposes."
I don't see any ads anymore, this is an excellent news to share. Though the ads still showing up for Gmail users. If you would like to get your own Email Address @ King.net, go to this website.

Domain Name for your Brands

Do you remember your first experience on the Internet? Where .COM was most likely the three magic letters in a URL to the right of the dot, called a domain? Chances are, it's still the most common domain you'll see.

Well, today is an epic day in Internet history. We are no longer limited in our domain extension choices because it is the official public launch of new TLDs. Right now, seven domains are available to anyone (on a first come, first served basis), and many more are coming soon.

Before all the good names are taken (again), register a new web address with a fun, new twist and shows what you’re all about. These new domains might be perfect for you, especially if you are a(n):
    • Bike store or biking enthusiast. Pedal ahead of the online crowd with a .BIKE web address.
    • Designer or sell clothing. Dress up your site with .CLOTHING.
    • Expert on anything. Tell everyone with a .GURU domain.
    • Owner of multiple businesses. Bring them together with .HOLDINGS.
    • Repairer of water pipes, tanks or other water equipment. Explain your services with.PLUMBING.
    • Marketer to or own a service for non-married people. Attract customers with a.SINGLES domain.
    • Entrepreneur or startup. Your website will be the next big thing with .VENTURES.
Plenty more new TLDs are on the way! Go visit NeedName.com for more details.

Candy.zone is live

I'm so excited to announce my new investment, e.g. Candy.zone Candy Online Store.

It's an opportunity to own a generic keyword domain name with the new .Zone domain extension. When I found out about the availability of a new domain extension, my entrepreneur mindset kicks in. I registered some generic keyword domains at low cost ownership for personal and business use. For example, I replaced my robotic web page from http://robot.emie.com to http://Robot.Guru it is a memorable and intuitive domain names relevant to my site.

With Candy.zone domain name, now I have a Candy Online Store powered by Amazon services. In the future, I might be able to use this online web store to sell our own Candy products. Right now it is ready to sell you some candies. Come visit the Candy.zone Candy Online Store.

This is an excellent opportunity to get something new for your business. If you like your current domain name for your website, that's ok. You can forward your new generic keyword domain name to your current website. Find out your business keywords at NeedName.com today before someone get it. The Domains.Guru website provides additional information about the new domain, new opportunities, and watch the informational video to learn more.

Join the discussion today.

Robots.Zone web store is live.

If you are looking to buy Robots accessories, training tools, and books please visit www.Robots.Guru or websites.
www.Robots.Zone

Here's what you will be able to buy.
  • Robots
  • Microcontrollers
  • Sensors
  • Domestic Robots
  • Accessories
  • Robot Books
Enjoy.

SOLVED. Microsoft Outlook has stopped working.

I've got this error "Microsoft Outlook has stopped working" after the upgrade of Lync 2010 to 2013. Before the Lync installation, everything is working fine.

Here's my last action.
I logged in to the Office 365, Office 365 Settings, in Software download the Lync 2013 for 64 bit, in "desktop setup" where I clicked on "set up" button this will update the copy of Office on your computer so you can:
  • Use Outlook and Office 365 together for email and more
  • Save Office documents to OneDrive
I was able to install the Lync 2013 without any problem. I can add new contact and collaborate. But when I
start my MS Outlook 2010 then I get this error "Microsoft Outlook has stopped working".

I've tried the following, but no luck.
  • Repaired MS Office 2010, reboot the computer. Tried MS Outlook still the same error message.
  • Tried using Outlook.exe /safe (safemode) but no luck. 
  • I un-installed the Office 2010 and Lync 2013 to start over. Still the same issue "Microsoft Outlook has stopped working".
So far, all troubleshooting, reading Internet post, and forums no success.

I'm planning to install a new Office 2013 Standard version to see if this will correct this issue. I think it will and probably my last option. I don't want to give up now, I need to know what caused this Microsoft Outlook 2010 to stopped working.

PROBLEM SOLVED:
It's a corrupted Outlook Addins. When I run "Outlook.exe /safe" for safemode, still got the same error.

But I was able to disabled the Outlook Addins through the registry update. Here's how.

Here's my actual registry records. Disabling the Outlook Addins.

Start Outlook, it worked!

Here's the information I've got from Microsoft. I've seen so many complaint about this error, and I hope this post will help others.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000071