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Free Remote Access Software and Online Meeting – Azadeh Khorram

Free Remote Access Software and Online Meeting – Azadeh Khorram

  Nowadays, we all have access to multiple computers, Macs, and portable devices. This complexity in the number of systems we need to have access to require us to have easy remote access to many of the systems. I have tried many of the commercial and free remote access software and online meeting solution. Teamviewer has been one of those that has provided excellent service (both in free version & commercial). While you may find Teamviewer very simple to install it carries many features that is beneficial to many IT support persons and even novice people to simply have access to their computers. Teamviewer supports major operating systems and mobile platforms including, windows, Macs, Linux, Android, and iOS (iPhone & iPads). In this article I will discuss the windows version of Teamviewer but similar experiences may be obtained by the use of other platforms. Teanviewer provides a licence agreement base on “trust”! When I was a college student I used this app for accessing my home and personal computers without any limits to the number of computers I was accessing to or receiving any annoying marketing emails! Just install it and use it! Simple! However if you plan to use the system for your business you are required to obtain a perpetual license that will give you access to all the upgrades in the subversion of the teamviewer you have. Basically if you purchase version 8 then all feature upgrades such as 8.1, 8.2, etc. will be included in your purchase and you never have to pay any extra for using the system! However if you wish to upgrade to version 9 (which has not come yet) then you have to pay about 30% of the initial license cost. Comparing other solutions that charge based on the number of computers, traffic, etc. I personally think Teamviewer has all the best pricing and features. If you have any question how to employ this solution reach me at my website (Azadeh Khorram) and I try to help you with your question. disclaimer – I have no monetary interest at and association with Teamviewer. Please use this solution at your own risk. The contents of this article is only provided for the readers’ information.  ...

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How to reduce shutdown time in windows 7 & 8 – Azadeh Khorram

How to reduce shutdown time in windows 7 & 8 – Azadeh Khorram

Windows Long Shutdown Time You may have noticed that when you restart or shut-down your windows computer (windows xp, windows vista, windows 7) or (windows 2003, 2008) it takes a lot of time for your computer to close all the current processes and perform the shut down. It may be needed to reduce shutdown time in windows especially for computers which are monitored remotely. This may be due to couple of registry settings that keeps the computer from forcing the idle applications from being forcefully closed. Forcing apps to be closed without giving them proper time may cause loss of data and failure of the functions.   However many of the current apps are more resilient and you can force them to be close. The following registry tweaks will help your computer to close the apps within a short time and result in shorter time to shutdown your computer. However, be advised that altering windows registry should be done by your computer administrator as it may cause serious damage to your windows. Make sure you have a full backup of your registry or operating system before doing so. (Perform this at your own risk!) Add the following settings to your registry.   Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control] “WaitToKillServiceTimeout”=”1000” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] “AutoEndTasks”=”1” “HungAppTimeout”=”1000” “WaitToKillAppTimeout”=”1000”   You may also simply download the registry file I have created and double click on that. Again, perform this task at your own risk.   Basically these settings reduces the default waiting time to close an app (kill). In addition, it will automatically force the app to close. If you use these settings you may notice that your computer restart or shutdown time is shortened drastically. This may be very valuable for network admins specifically if you need to remotely manage your computers. If you need more information about these you can contact my website (Azadeh Khorram).    ...

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SYNERGOS – Multiple Muscle Activation- Azadeh Khorram

SYNERGOS – Multiple Muscle Activation- Azadeh Khorram

Multiple muscles are controlled simultaneously by the Central Nervous System (CNS). This strategy employs more parsimonious procedures rather than independently controlling each single muscle. This state of multiple muscle activation (MMA) can be measured by using an algorithm called SYNERGOS. In this algorithm a nonlinear analysis technique, Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) is employed to calculate the percentage of determinism (%DET) of each EMG signal collected from each muscle and then combining those by using SYNERGOS algorithm to come up with a single quantity representing the overall MMA. SYNERGOS index has some benefits especially in the clinical settings. The simplicity of monitoring the indices will provide a huge advantage which is essential to in clinical settings. For more information about the SYNERGOS index visit the Neuroscience abstract. Azadeh Khorram coauthored in this research working on the SYNERGOS algorithm to assess MMA during an...

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Azadeh Khorram-Medical Record Encryption

Azadeh Khorram-Medical Record Encryption

Digital medical recording is becoming a mandatory process in the coming years and the issue of protecting and storage of these data has been raising concern among internet security experts. On one hand the electronic access to the medical record has made the life much easier for managing the vital information about the patients, on the other hand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforces some provisions to ensure the security of the data which eventually increases the cost of storing the information. It has been in the news that in one case hackers took control of Lake County, northern Illinois servers and stole emails and electronic medical records. However in this case the hackers did not simply disappear but they demanded ransom to return the information back to the servers!  The irony of this case is that they “demanded” payments! It is very well predicted that many of the stolen medical records which may include very personal information could be abused. Many of these records include social security numbers, address, data of birth, and even some has driving licence information. The case of identity theft can also be made in these situations as the aforementioned data can simply provide back-doors to hackers to to abuse the information for financial reasons. Similar issues apply to dental offices as these practices also gather personal information about patients. These information are generally stored in a server or even a simple computer in the office without any contingency or back plan making the records more vulnerable. A simple vulnerability assessment can help these offices to further protect their patients against medical record loss. It is important then to use HIPAA compliant backups of the information to at least provide the opportunity to recover the vital information if needed. You may read more about the information related to online backup and data encryption at my blog and contact Azadeh Khorram for more information. You may also follow the twitter account....

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Windows Update Error 0x800B0100

Windows Update Error 0x800B0100

Fixing the Windows Update Error 0x800B0100 I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop and while updating my windows I kept receiving the error of Windows Update Error 0x800B0100. After searching the web I found this link on Microsoft website that automatically resolved the issue. Basically you download the windows update troubleshooter and the software automatically find and fix the missing files or corrupted files. The process of resolving Windows Update Error 0x800B0100 just took about 3 minutes and now the system seems to be working fine. Your computer may need a restart after the process is complete. To narrow down the experience our system was a windows 7 professional 32 bit (x86). It is very important to carefully download the right version of t he troubleshooter as different operating system architectures require different troubleshooting technique. If the first method cannot resolve the issue Microsoft provides a second method to resolve the error which requires additional downloading of a file to fix the Windows Update Error 0x800B0100....

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