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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.

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Context for my lack of knowledge:
I wasn't formally trained in sysadmin work, but have learned on the job for years now. I work at a shop that has never done imaging the 'approved' way, as no sysprep was ever used for any of hundreds of PCs, and OEM media/install was the image source. (No issues from that BTW... But also no Win 10 in domain yet either...)  TL;DR- I'm used to just PXE booting to K2000, and grabbing an image with an easy GUI, so I know next to zero about cmd line imaging tools like imageX or DISM.

However, after some shifts in staff, I'm now the lead and want to do things as 'right' as is possible.  I am tasked with deploying numerous identical tablets, and all of the tutorials/videos/examples shown here an elsewhere on the web don't really apply to my situation.  Leaving me very confused about the proper method to accomplish this task.  Plus, I want to make sure that we acquire the knowledge to apply 'best practice' imaging techniques wherever possible from here forward, as I'm convinced Win10 will not image correctly or play nice in our domain if not sysprepped.

Before anyone asks: Yes, we have a 10 Pro VLK.  But, we must retain the preinstalled OEM 10 Pro key already on the tablets.

Tablet imaging requirements:
  • Retain OEM key
  • Retain all user config (wallpapaer, colors, lock screen, no OS sounds, desktop shortcuts, etc.)
  • Capture & Deploy via USB with free windows tools (We have a Kace, but no PXE capable adapters for the tablets)
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I recently took over maintaining and developing VBA applications at my company.  The original developer is not available. One program I have taken over is an Access 2007 system for entering data on 8 different tablets. The code works everyday, however the process of completely understanding just how it is working is quite challenging (and also generally considered a lower priority project, compared to development).    Each tablet has it's own local db, with forms and a 'main' table.  There is a Master db on the network that has vba in it to pull data from the 8 tablets.  This is not a true front/back split situation, as most of the data truly lives independently on the tablets.

The tablets have forms which pop up on timers for users to enter values -- some every 10 minutes and another every 2 hours.  After interacting with the form, the values are stored in the underlying 'main' table.  

We have recently become aware of some gaps in the main table -- the program is running, the forms are popping up, and the users are interacting with them as usual.  No error messages pop up.  However, when one views the main table, you can see the values are not recorded.  In the past week this has occurred on 3 different tablets.  Closing and reopening the Access program seems to fix the problem, however, there is no good way currently to become aware of this problem to know to 'fix it'.

My colleague and I plan to attempt a compact and repair on the programs this …
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A colleague indicated that he prefers iPhone over android phone because the iPhone is entirely encrypted and all apps download from the Apple store passes thru rigorous process prior being placed on the store.  On the other hand, android phone are not encrypted and you can download apps from anywhere, besides the store; in other words there is little control as to the google store apps as to security.  Finally all who developed apps for iPhone have to pay an anual fee to Apple where as to android no fee - insinuating at one point that a hacker can create an apps load it to google store and all can download it; thus being able to reach millions with ease.

Is there any accuracy to this persons comment? Please advice.
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I found one at a store, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, that seemed impressive. Could write notes on it just like with an ordinary pen on paper. Is this the best there is on the market, or is there any other note-taking smartphone that is much better?

Except the function to take notes just like with an ordinary pen on paper but instead on the smartphone with an electronic pen, I also want to be able to easily and quickly find any small note. So there should be possible to save each note and label each note so I can find it later using any of several search criteria.

Also useful would be to easily be able to cut parts of a note and paste somewhere else to other notes (move parts of notes to other notes).

Or would a tablet like Samsung Tab J be even better than a note-taking smartphone?
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Hi Experts,

I'm looking for recommendations on a decent Windows laptop that would support the full versions of Word, Excel and Outlook... maybe Access. I am also looking for a sim card slot so I can connect with my provider like my iPad.

The reason why I  want Windows is because Outlook Calendar and tasks do not support RTF on iPad especially tasks, which are very important for me.

I am also seeing flash drives and emc(?), how different are they from regular harddrives like SATA? How big of a harddrive do I need, RAM, and is there a Windows tablet, which has SIM card slot.

Thank you,
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Hi,

I've been building a website from a tutorial I'd followed. The tutorial was initially for bs v4 alpha but since bs beta was launched I've made changes so it now seems to work for v4 beta.

The tutorial, as I understood it, was creating a website for larger screens and using the code
 @media(max-width:768px)

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to specify any changes to the divs or sections IDs to be applied on screens smaller than 768  - i.e. phones and smaller tablets.

However, I've tried to make some more changes to my divs using the
@media(max-width:768px

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command line but they appear not to be working when I minimize my browser to phone size. I wonder if this is because, as I read, small size resolution - i.e. for phones is the default, so the max width query is perhaps being over-written?

If I am using bootstrap v4 beta do I have to redo the site so the @media(max-width:768px is effectively the default and I'd need to make changes using (min-width: 576px / 768px) so things look different on the medium larger screens? ALternatively is there a way at the beginning to tell bootstrap that the 'default' is 768px and upwards....Hope this makes sense...Bit confused...Thanks
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Hi All

I'm migrating a few apps to a new surface pro from a dell windows 7 laptop however when the user logs into his one note app on his new surface pro all his old note aren't there. Do I need to copy any of his old files from his previous laptop to new? & where are these files?appdata?

Thank you all in advance.
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I have a Galaxy Tab, running Android 4.4.2, that is out of memory.
Thus, I bought a MicroSD card to expand its memory.

I was planning to move to some applications to the SD card to free up space.
However, whenever I try to move an app via the "Move to SD card" button, I get an error "Unable to move app."

All that I was able to find via Google is that doing a factory reset MAY correct the problem.
I'd really like to avoid doing a factory reset.
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I am trying to root kit my Samsung SM-T700 tablet which is running Android 6.0.1, Model number SM-T700, Build number MMB29K.T700XXU1CPJ1
I have downloaded and run Odin3_v3.11.2.exe but he process indicates an error and goes no further
I attach a screen-shot image of the Odin application after having clicked on the Start button.
What should I do to resolve the problem ?
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i need to search alternatives of android apps and games. is there any website where i can find any of the one
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I have a lenovo a10-70f that only boots into recovery mode. I choose a command and I get the dead android logo with a triangle coming out of its stomach with a caption "no command"

My diagnostic is that the OS updated and screwed up, I've seen it similarly before with Google Play soft-bricking the entire tablet.

There is an option to update from from, does anyone know where I can get a copy of the original android image for this device? And where can I get a copy of the fastboot adb.sh file? I had it a while ago, and I lost it when my server mobo died.
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Our iOS devices are loaded with Maps.me so that we can use offline maps. We have a spreadsheet with a series of hyperlinks that will launch Maps.me and display the desired location. The Apple version of the hyperlink looks something like "ge0://_X-mwmlX3T/52015_Wood_Pol". If I SMS this link to an iOS device it will work as it should but when we try to launch it from a hyperlink in an Excel spreadsheet we get a message that says "The link address may be invalid, or you may not have permission to open it". I know it's not invalid because it works when copied and SMS'd so it's an issue of permission. Is there any way to get an iOS device to allow a hyperlink launch an app like this, or is that just too much for Apple products to cope with?
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I can see a red light from a tiny little hole but its not charging any more. Some times it start charging but then it stop after like 30 or 40% charged. Try to power On but its not turning ON either. Bought it few months ago brand new from ebay.
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Hi Experts

Is it possible to close Andriod based lenovo lablets with its app settings ?

Iff yes, please advise which application I need to use/ how to proceed?

Thanks
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Hi, I have an older Wacom CTE 440 / Silver tablet that I use from time to time. When I plug it into Windows 10, the pen is recognized and I can draw shapes and write with it, but its not in sync with the image size. I don't have the original drivers and Wacom doesn't supply a specific driver for my tablet, so I can't download a new driver.

I don't want to spend another couple hundred dollars on a new Wacom tablet if mine is still in great shape and it still would do what I need it to do - IF I could get it working.

Does anyone know how to get an old tablet like my Wacom CTE 440 / Silver to be recognized by Windows 10?

I would really appreciate the help.

Fulano
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I get a security warning from Outlook (desktop app in Windows) about an invalid certificate.

I've had a similar warning on my Android device for weeks, but the warning in Outlook appeared today. On the PC, I can see that autodiscover.msn.com gets a certificate issued to outlook.com.

On the Android device, I just get a suspicious warning about an invalid server certificate.

I don't think there anything I can do to fix this issue. It's probably a redirect issue on the server? My email account is a very old hotmail account on the msn.com domain, and a few years ago I added and outlook.com alias, and later I set that as the primary address for the account. Maybe that's not a very common thing to do.

Also Outlook 2016 has become extremely slow lately, and it hangs and displays disconnected and warning icons. Maybe this behavior is related to the security issue, but I'm not sure.

I've tried removing the account and adding it back - and not only the msn.com/outlook.com account, but all email accounts in Outlook. Didn't make any difference.
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I have 6 iPads that our sales team use while at our business.  We're going to allow sales members to travel with these devices.  Other than just the restricted applications area of settings is there another way to control what apps are installed and/or accessed?

My first thought is to manual input DNS settings within the devices using services offered by OpenDNS.  Simply add specific sites/IP's we want to be accessed.  However, OpenDNS requires the authorization of a single IP from my experience and I'd need to authorize per device.  Of course, if a user is smart enough they could remove these settings unless there is a way to lock them out of such areas.

Ideally, it would be nice to centrally manage the tablets.  However, with only 6 I don't know if that is necessarily worth it.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A using android version 6.0.1 does not synch large onenote notebooks

Notebooks synch fine between my PC and Microsoft Office 365

Smaller notebooks synch fine
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I have two broken Surface pro 3s which I would like to replace the screens myself as MS is charging whooping 600 dollars to replace.

I have read there are different version of the screen/digitizer for the surface pro 3, IE v1.1. How do I know what version I have before ordering? Do I have to remove the old broken one to find its version number. Or does it correspond to the serial number of the device?

Also if anyone have done this replacement themselves can you send me info where to buy the screen from ? I know ebay have lots but the prices are varying from 250 dollars to 80 dollars !! Since I will be doing this myself for the first time I appreciate responses.

Example:  200 dollar range:  https://www.ebay.com/p/microsoft-surface-pro-3-1631-v1-1-lcd-display-touch-screen-digitizer-assembly/537607404

Example 2:  only 80 bucks:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Screen-Display-for-Microsoft-Surface-Pro-3-Win8-1-LTL120QL01-001-xhg04-/322600589249?hash=item4b1c7e57c1:g:jAkAAOSwBLlVUf4I

 Thanks
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Tablet is Kindle HD fire 10. Both Alexa and dictation in general worked very well for many months . But a month ago it stopped working. I was unable to find any information that help me . The only thing I thought that might have changed about a month ago was that I installed AVG antivirus . About a week ago dictation worked again . Based on what I had read I thought that maybe it would be a keyboard setting that would affect dictation for the better. When I look at choosing a keyboard , I saw Japanese keyboard is highlighted but the button is off , and the US keyboard choice was desensitized. I did change the keyboard from dark to light . But who knows what other changes I may have made - it just started working again, until the next day when it stopped working. Is working now and I have dictated this question ; so don't be surprised if there are typos and grammar mistakes .

 Does anyone have a definitive explanation as to how I can turn on or off dictation capability ? I believe I was able to dictate by hitting the microphone on the keyboard before I downloaded Alexa . After uninstalling AVG I installed malware bites. Maybe that last action helped?

 My criteria for success understanding the problem is to be able to turn dictation off for the day and then turning on the next day and have it work for two weeks .
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Is there any free apps that can set the time allowed to open the games installed on the tablet while allowing my kids to access any function of apps on it ?

Thx
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It amazes me that my toddler nephew is already a YouTube wiz. He remembers which videos are his favorites and knows how to close/skip ads. He even knows which videos are "inapoopiate" and avoids them. Although he'd rather watch kids play with toys than play with his own, I admire that he's already become this tech-savvy. What do you think about kids being exposed to technology at a such a young age?
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by:Katrina Donegan
Yup! It's all about balance and of course what they're actually doing on the device itself. I'm loving all these programming toys that have been coming out lately.
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by:Juana Villa
I think it is good that kids are learning how to use technology. However, I think there should be a balance where the kid learns to use technology as a tool, learns social skills, and spends most of his/her time being active.

I don't think technology is bad. The problem is that even WE as an adults don't even know how to use it properly.
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Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro aren't supposed to be competitors in my eyes, but Consumer Reports (CR) sees it a bit differently.

If you would like my take on it, the Surface Pro is just a smaller laptop that has tablet functionality. While the iPad Pro is a tablet that has laptop functionality but only depending on what apps you have. Meaning that you can use the iPad Pro for strictly playing games from the App Store, or you can turn it into a laptop replacement and use it to knock out those daily business chores.

All in all, we should all agree that we like what we like. If you're an MS fan, I'm sorry you got dinged like this, but if you're an Apple fan know that the iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement if you choose to use it that way. Oh, and don't go laughing at your MS buddies because CR smacked them on the hand. What goes around comes around, and we should all just respect that we have different taste and love to drive the machine of our choice.

Take care everyone.
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by:Colleen Kayter
Justin, the one that caught my attention is facetime. ugh! the only people you can connect with are other Apple devices. And I wasn't talking about using my Surface to manage SharePoint, I was talking about being able to see/use SharePoint and OneDrive from within Word, PowerPoint, Excel. The cloud storage is treated just like any other folder on my computer.

And I'm jealous of the vette.
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BTW, Justin... what you said about going to your Mac to get some stuff done? That. What if you could squeeze your Mac into your iPad? That's why Surface is not like an iPad.
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Hi, I have a digital art project I'm currently a part of, and I really need a long line with no gaps. As you can see below, there are gaps in between every em dash I put. ↓↓↓

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It is also important to note that I am doing this project on my phone; therefore, solutions available for Android phones will be highly appreciated.

Please reply soon, because the due date for this project is close. Thank you. :)
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What's the best Android Tablet on the current market?   Looking similar to ipad pro 10.5 512mb.
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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.