When it comes to network scanning, you may think of those very costly commercial products that not much people can afford. But it’s not necessary to have such a beast to accomplish a simple job such as finding out the open ports on the computers on the same local network. There are free yet powerful network scanner tools made just for that purpose. Let’s check out some of them.
Slitheris Network Discovery is a network IP scanner that discovers all the IP-based network devices on your local area network, scans them and displays some network related information for you. It runs on Windows platform but is capable of detecting a lot more kinds of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, etc.
Emoji is getting so popular that how Windows 10 can miss the ride. Believe it or not, according to Emojipedia’s changelog, it even supports middle finger Emoji at one point. Windows 8 was the first version of Windows that supports Emoji out of the box but only in black and white. And Windows 10 is the version that gets a lot of updates that caught up with the tide.
Since Windows 7, you must choose a network location when you connect to a network for the first time, either Home, Work, or Public. This automatically sets the appropriate firewall and security settings for the types of the network that you connect to. Pick the right location when connecting to a network to ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.
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To better protect your valuable data from malicious apps and threats like Ransomware, Microsoft introduces a new feature called Controlled folder access in the upcoming Windows 10 Falls Creators Update. When enabled, it monitors the changes that apps make to the files in certain protected folders and sends you a notification when a blacklisted app is trying to make a change to these files.
GPU, Graphic Process Unit, has become a very important part of our computer as more and more things we do on our computer involves manipulating computer graphics and image process, things like streaming videos and editing photos we took during our trip. So, it’s so nice seeing GPU info is finally included in Task Manager in Windows 10 build 16226. Kudos to Microsoft for listening to users feedback and adding this feature for upcoming Windows 10 Falls Creators Update.
Microsoft made a drastic change to its Task Manager in Windows 10, as a developer and pro consumer this is a very welcome change. As Windows 10 receives new major updates on a regular basis, the Task Manager also welcomes new features as well. For instance, upcoming major Windows 10 update this Fall will include the GPU usage in the Task Manager. It’s a welcome addition to the gamers, graphic/video designer and cryptocurrency miner to monitor their system load.
Microsoft updated the Windows Console to support full 24-bit RGB true color in Windows 10 build 14931 last September. Back then, they didn’t modify the default Windows color mappings for the console to reflect this change. But now, in Windows 10 build 16257, the Windows Console’s default colors got their first overhaul in more than 20 years.