Western Digital MyCloud

mycloud

Whether you are looking for more storage or just a single place to keep your family’s data, this may be the right choice for you. The WD MyCloud offers the following features:

  • Set up in minutes
  • Centralize your media collection
  • Access from anywhere
  • Expand your mobile storage
  • Automatic file backup for all your computers
  • Increase your personal cloud capacity
  • Password protection for privacy

And this is all accomplished fast and easy.

Once you have this installed on your home network you can access your personal cloud with any internet connection, with a computer or app on your mobile device. There are various sizes to choose from to fit your storage needs. Check it out!

 

 

Windows Run Commands

Disclaimer
The use of any information on this page is completely on you! I have made sure everything here is error-free, but I cannot be responsible for whatever you choose to do with this information. Any loss or damage you suffer is 100% your choice and responsibility.

 

A complete list of Windows function from the Run command box

 

Windows Function
“Run” command
About Windows
winver
Add hardware wizard
hdwwiz
Add new device
devicepairingwizard
Authorization manager
azman.msc
Backup/Restore
sdclt
Backup/restore passwords
credwiz
Calculator
calc
Certificates
certmgr.msc
Character map
charmap
Cleartype text
cttune
Colour management
colorcpl
Command prompt
cmd
Component services
comexp.msc or dcomcnfg
Computer management
compmgmtlauncher or compmgmt.msc
Connect projector
displayswitch
Control panel
control
Create repair disc
recdisc
Data execution prevention
systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Date/time
timedate.cpl
Device manager
hdwwiz.cpl
Digitizer calibration tool
tabcal
DirectX diagnostic tool
dxdiag
Disk cleanup
cleanmgr
Disk defrag
dfrgui
Display language installer
lpksetup
Display settings
dpiscaling or desk.cpl
Display colour calibration
dccw
Driver verification manager
verifier
Ease of access control
utilman
Event viewer
eventvwr.msc
Fax cover page editor
fxscover
Game controllers
joy.cpl
Infrared control
irprops.cpl
Internet explorer
iexplore
Internet properties
inetcpl.cpl
Local users/groups
lusrmgr.cpl
Magnifier
magnify
Malicious software removal tool
mrt
Math input panel
mip
Microsoft management console
mmc
Microsoft support diagnostic
msdt
Mouse properties
MS Paint/Paintbrush
mspaint or pbrush
Narrator
narrator
Network connections
ncpa.cpl
Notepad
notepad
ODBC data source administration
odbcad32
On-screen keyboard
osk
Performance monitor
perfmon.msc
Performance options
systempropertiesperformance
Phone and modem
telephon.cpl
Phone dialer
dialer
Power options
powercfg.cpl
Printer user interface options
printui
Private character editor
eudcedit
Program access/computer defaults
computerdefaults
Programs and features
appwiz.cpl
Protected content migration
dpapimig
Region
intl.cpl
Registry editor
regedit
Remote access phonebook
rasphone
Resource monitor
resmon
SAM lock tool
syskey
Scanner wizard
wiaacmgr
Self-install wizard
iexpress
Security and maintenance
wscui.cpl
Shared folder wizard
shrpubw
Shared folders
fsmgmt.msc
Snipping tool
snippingtool
Sound
mmsys.cpl
Sound recorder
soundrecorder
SQL server client network utility
cliconfg
Sync center
mobsync
System configuration
msconfig
System information
msinfo32
System properties
sysdm.cpl
System restore
rstrui
Tablet and Pen settings
tabletpc.cpl
Task manager
taskmgr
Task scheduler
taskschd.msc
Taskbar control
control.exe /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu
Troubleshooting control
control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
Trusted platform module
tpm.msc
User account control settings
useraccountcontrolsettings
User accounts
control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
User accounts
netplwiz
User folders – Documents
documents
User folders – Downloads
downloads
User folders – Favorites
favorites
User folders – Music
music
User folders – Pictures
pictures
User folders – Recent
recent
User folders – Videos
videos
Volume mixer
sndvol
Windows activation client
slui
Windows disc image burning
isoburn
Windows explorer
explorer
Windows fax and scan
wfs
Windows optional features
optionalfeatures
Windows firewall
firewall.cpl
Windows media player
wmplayer
Windows memory diagnostic
mdsched
Windows mobility center
mblctr
Windows powershell
powershell
Windows powershell ISE
powershell_ise
Windows remote assistance
msra
Windows script host settings
wscript
Windows services
services.msc
Windows standalone installer
wusa
Windows WMI
wmimgmt.msc
Wordpad
write
XPS viewer
xpsrchvw

 

a vpn doesn’t make you neo

Lately, there has been a great deal of buzz over using a VPN. Although this may be a great idea, don’t think for a second that you are going to vanish off the Internet radar – a misconception many people have.

What is a VPN? Before we can explore the pros and cons of a VPN it probably helps to know what one is. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network, such as the Internet. So in other words, a VPN is a private network contained within an open/public network. It’s really as simple as that. Corporations and Industry use VPNs so they can conduct business and piggyback everything on the Internet as their transmission line. Why build your own global network when one already exists, right? The reason these places trust the Internet with their information is because they have a private network buried within the Internet – a private network only they have access to.

vpn

So why would the average Joe want or need a VPN? If you’re using a WiFi hotspot, or sitting in a coffee shop using your phone or computer, there’s a good chance you are sitting there unencrypted and vulnerable. With the right software in place, somebody could watch everything you are doing, log every password you are entering, and possibly put software on your device that would make it a complete drone to their every command. Using a VPN while connected to one of these networks not only makes sense, it is absolutely imperative for your security. The thing many people fail to keep in mind while using a VPN – it doesn’t make you completely invisible to the rest of the world. Never fall into the illusion that none of your actions are being logged, tracked or watched. VPNs are meant to be a security layer, not a means to hide illegal activity. Many VPN providers are still subject to logging which can be obtained legally with a warrant.

Although I would recommend using a VPN (especially on free hotspots) just for the added security, there are a few pros and cons to consider:

Pros

  • an inexpensive, efficient way to build a private network
  • using the Internet instead of leased lines or private networks is virtually free
  • the ease and speed of building/initiating a VPN
  • the cost saving of not having to utilize additional servers and transmission methods

Cons

  • lack of QoS management can cause packet loss and performance issues
  • speed can generally be slower than a normal Internet connection
  • price may be an issue depending on desired features
  • network conditions occurring outside the VPN cannot be managed by the network administrator
  • technologies between vendors may not be 100% compatible

Which VPN do I use?

There are many choices out there to choose from (see below). Your decision may be based on how much you want to pay if you want to pay at all. A great method to try out a VPN is to use Opera Browser (v.40 or above). This is a new feature in Opera, and it can give you a great test-drive using a VPN.

operavpn

Opera’s VPN is accessed on the address bar, easy to switch on/off, moderate selection of VPN locations, display amount of data used and IP address (I’ve pixellated mine), and best of all – completely Free.

Download Opera browser

Detailed VPN comparison chart