Western Digital 10TB External Easystore Hard Drive on sale at Best Buy (Early Black Friday Deal)!

On top of getting a 10 TB external drive that normally costs $289.99 you also get a 32 GB thumb drive.  One more thing, people have been shucking this drive and according to reports it’s a white label drive with 256 MB of cache.  It is not a WD Red drive.  However, people have also been reporting that they’ve had no problems installing it into their storage servers/NAS devices.  No 3.3 mod was required to get the drive to show up and work properly.  It’s plug and play.  If you click the picture above it’ll take you right to the Black Friday special.

Free transform in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

So Adobe took it upon themselves to change the way you free transform in Photoshop CC 2019.  Before you’d hold shift and drag and it would keep its aspect ratio instead of having your text look too tall or too thin or too wide and out of aspect ratio.

I finally figured out what they did. The aspect ratio lock is on by default now.  If you hold shift it’s the reverse of what you would expect in past Photoshop versions.  I honestly don’t understand why they would do this as it’s been one way all these past years and versions and I am talking years!

Windows 10 – No network connection upon every reboot temporarily

Since the very first version of Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise, I’ve had this issue whereupon a reboot and logging back in for the first time my network connection is not available.  There network icon in the system tray near the time is also disconnected.  I’ve been able to get around the issue by giving myself a static IP address but that’s very annoying and that should not be required to have a valid Internet/network connection upon a reboot.

The symptoms are basically NO network connection, LAN or WAN.  Upon first logging into Windows, I immediately see the X on the network icon and upon opening a CMD window and doing an ipconfig command I see that I do not have an assigned IP address.

My first theory is that because I have an SSD, Windows restarts and logs me in so quickly that the DHCP service doesn’t get a chance to grab an IP address.  But that seems absurd that DHCP wouldn’t be able to either sustain or grab an IP as soon as the service is started.  I’ll continue investigating and posting my findings.

Team Viewer remote printing from PC back to Mac DOES NOT WORK!

I have a client who has an end user who uses a Mac at home and remotes into their office to a PC.  They need something to be able to consistently and reliably print from the PC side back to an HP printer attached to their Mac.  I researched and reached out to Team Viewer and they said that they could print from PC back to Mac, not a problem.

I had my client purchase two licenses for Team Viewer’s Premium license and come to find out that it’s a half-baked solution that does not even work right.  First of all, they don’t tell you that you need to purchase, yes, purchase an XPS Viewer (they blamed this on Microsoft).  Initially, they said to get any XPS Viewer and it’ll work.  They don’t even have documentation on why you need this XPS Viewer on their website.  When you try to enable remote printing without the XPS Viewer installed on your Mac you get a vague message indicating you need an XPS Reader or Viewer.  That’s it.  When you Google and check Team Viewer’s documentation there were one or two forum posts with NO answers from any of their staff.  You’re basically made to figure this out on your own.

You need an XPS Viewer because you are NEVER going to be able to print from a PC back to  Mac.  They shouldn’t even call it remote printing.  They should call it TRANSFERRING YOUR FILES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN COMPUTERS TO PRINT on your Mac, maybe, might work, not entirely sure and because of legalese we cannot guarantee that it will work.

Not only that but they’ll continue to tell you just get whatever free one you can find on the App Store.  So I get the one free one available in the App store.  You go to try and print, it opens a window up saying to send a document to Mac and it opens in the XPS Viewer program.  BUT, the free version has a limitation of only showing you like 10 lines before you have to PURCHASE the premium version!  Yes, after spending $2000+ for two licenses you have to spend another couple of dollars.  You might be thinking well what’s a few more dollars when you already spent $2000… that’s not the point.  You shouldn’t have to do this if you’re paying $2000!  Team Viewer should have just said they can’t do remote printing from PC back to Mac!

If you’re trying to print remotely from a PC back to a Mac, do not use Team Viewer as it does not work.  You’ll be sorely disappointed.