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How to turn ON/OFF the #Windows 10 System Icons?

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You might be interested on turning off some system icons from the system tray to gain some space in your taskbar. This situation might arise when you have too many icons there and/or you want to turn off some system icons from your system tray. This is also applicable for the systray clock. If you want to do so and looking around an option in Windows 10, this post will definitely help you. Continue reading to find out the steps with screenshots.   If you want to turn ON/OFF the system icons or the clock from the system
tray (systray), just follow the below easy mentioned steps in order to proceed with. As a first step, open the Windows 10 settings page from the start or simply press the key combination “Win + i”. Once the settings page opens up in the screen, click the “System” icon as shown below to change settings related to display, notifications, apps and power etc.  From the left notification panel, select the “Notifications & actions” item to open the settings related to it. Under the “Quick actions”, you will find a link labeled “Turn system icons on or off”. Click it...(Read whole news on source site)

Code Impact – Jacksonville: Recap

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I just got back from Jacksonville, where I spoke at Code Impact.  This is a great community event put together by Microsoft MVP Bayer White and crew.  This is Code Impact’s second year running and it was a great event.  There were 6 tracks packed with great events and speakers with topics catering to a […]

UWP Tips & Tricks #2 – How to Enable Windows Runtime access from JavaScript in the Windows 10 Hosted Web App ?

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You can interact with the Windows Runtime API from your JavaScript code when the hosted content is app is running as app on Windows 10. How to Enable Windows Runtime access from JavaScript in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

LG G4 and LG Watch Urbane honored with EISA Awards

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LG Mobiles was honored with two European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards this year, marking the second consecutive recognition for LG G Series Smartphones. The G4 was awarded with the European Smartphone Camera Award, while the Watch Urbane took home the European Wearable device award. The prestigious EISA Awards are decided annually by a...


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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) stated that it has been granted an “in-principle” approval by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 19, 2015 for setting up a Payments Bank. Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”) and State Bank of India (“SBI”) had applied for the Payments Bank licence, with RIL as the Promoter and SBI as the......(Read whole news on source site)

How to Change account settings in Windows 10 ?

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You can change the account settings in Windows 10 easily from the Your account screen from the Accounts app. The accounts screen lets you to change your picture , account details (sign in with the Microsoft account or switch to local account) and lets you add a work or school account as well. How to...
Recent Activity of your Gmail Account?How to Download Your Facebook Data ?
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How to Sign out of Windows 10 PC from the Start menu ?

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One of the simplest way to sign out of Windows 10 machine is using the CTRL+ ALT + DELETE shortcut and select sign out from the options. This was a technique which was available in Windows 8.1 as well. If you need to sign out of Windows 10 machine using the Start menu , you...
to Search for Files in Windows 10 ?
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PowerShell Tip : Shorten that URL (New-ShortUrl)

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URL shortners are very popular in the social media feeds because of the fact that it helps you trim a long URL into am much shorter readable format and still redirect to the required page when accessed. There are many providers who can help you convert your URL into a more condensed format, some of them being,, etc.

If you are looking for an API in PowerShell to shorten your URL, you can use the API's provided by one of these providers and create a web request with the parameters to generate your shortened
URL. So here's my simple and small module to invoke one of the provider's API ( to create a shortened URL.


function IsValidUri($url)
       $uri = $url -as [System.Uri]
       if($uri -eq $null)
              return $false

       $uri.AbsoluteUri -ne $null -and $uri.Scheme -match '[http|https]'

function New-ShortUrl
              [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
              [string] $Url
       if(-not (IsValidUri($Url)))
              throw "$($Url) is not a valid Uri"

       $tinyUrlApi = ''
       $response = Invoke-WebRequest ("{0}?url={1}" -f $tinyUrlApi, $Url)