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rcook12
22 hours ago

I was in my firewall settings, and under the “Advanced” button there was an option to turn “stealth mode” on. What does it change when you turn it on?

Tags: firewall, mac, OS X |
1 Answer |
pcaulfield
1 day ago

There are delays with iOS8 because of problems with the “HealthKit.” I’ve never heard of HealthKit before. What exactly is it?

Tags: HealthKit, iOS8 |
2 Answers |
catamount
1 day ago

I have an HP Chromebook 14, and I was wondering how to take a screenshot on it.

5 Answers |
Aryton
4 days ago

This update caused more problems than it resolved, including that rather important feature called cellular connectivity. How does one revert to the earlier...

ablake
5 days ago

How can I see hidden files on a Mac, such as the library folder?

Tags: mac, OS X |
2 Answers |
afinch
6 days ago
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Tags: Windows 8 |
5 Answers |
ehtan
6 days ago

I would like to give Ubuntu a try, but I’m not so dedicated to it to trying it that I’m willing to buy a new computer for it or install it instead of...

Tags: ubuntu, VMWare, windows |
1 Answer |
JOiseau
1 week ago

How do I take screenshots on an iMac?

Tags: apple, iMac |
3 Answers |
owen
1 week ago

What do you need to do to be able to run Android apps on a Chromebook? In light of how closely related Android and Chrome OSes are, it wouldn’t seem to be...

3 Answers |
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