Member since: July 2011

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  • Google has made some attempts to push Chrome OS as an alternative to Windows XP for businesses now that XP is unsupported. Is this really a valid option for businesses? How well suited for business use is Chrome OS?

    3 weeks 5 days ago

  • The $1200 or so Chromebook Pixel came with 2 years of 100MB per month wireless service from Verizon included. I’m literally looking at the paperwork that says so right now. Now Verizon is telling me, nope, that never happened and we are shutting off your service now, after one year. What can be done about this?

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • How do I block someone who is a contact in WhatsApp? It is simple if they are not in my address book, there is a little “block” button, but the person I want to block is in my address book and I don’t want to remove them, just block them on WhatsApp. I’m using the iPhone version of the app, by the way.

    7 weeks 10 hours ago

  • Is there a way I can automatically open more than one “start page” when I open Chrome browser? It’s not a big deal to manually go to them, but I have the same 6 sites I use everyday at work, and it would be more convenient if I could have them all open from the start. Is there a way to do this using Chrome browser on a Windows 8 laptop?

    7 weeks 5 days ago

  • I understand that using unsecured public WiFi is a security risk, and if I’m not using a VPN, someone can “eavesdrop” on my activity. What I don’t know is what could they actually see?

    15 weeks 1 day ago

  • I don’t know how widely known this story is, but there was a highly rated app called Virus Shield in Google Play that had around 10,000 installs. People liked it, it didn’t slow down their Android phones and tablets like some other apps, and it had a very simple interface.

    16 weeks 2 days ago

  • With Windows 7, will programs that were made for 32-bit Windows 7 still work on the 64-bit version?

    19 weeks 15 hours ago

  • How can I share a folder from guest to host in VirtualBox (host is Windows 7, guest is Umbuntu), instead of the usual host to guest? Is there a way to do this?

    24 weeks 12 hours ago

  • This is one of this things that is always updated on “Patch Tuesday” but as far as I know I have never used it, nor has it removed anything. How does the Malicious Software Removal Tool work? Does it just run in the background without any required input from me, or do I need to do something that I am not currently doing?

    26 weeks 2 days ago

  • Can you use a separate display with the Nexus 7 (2013) without using a Chromecast? I thought they were MHL compatible, but when I used a MHL to HDMI adaptor it didn’t work. Is buying a Chromecast the only option for large screen display of the Nexus 7?

    28 weeks 15 hours ago

  • I know that Microsoft will stop support for Windows XP in a couple of months, but are the risk really that great if you continue to use it after that point? It’s over 10 years old, wouldn’t all of the vulnerabilities have been found and patched by now?

    31 weeks 2 days ago

  • Is there a way to directly download YouTube videos without using a third party plug-in? I try not to install third party plug-ins for my browsers due to concerns about privacy and security.

    32 weeks 2 days ago

  • Over the past few months, the cost of DRAM has been going up significantly. For most of my adult life the trend has been the other direction, over time costs have steadily decreased. Why is the cost trending up so much recently?

    32 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m not privy to the terms of your NDAs, so I don’t know the restrictions that you have agreed to. By nature of the service, Google is going to have to temporarily store a copy of any document that you print. According to Google, they do not retain a copy after printing is complete:  

    34 weeks 6 days ago

  • Some sites that she visits probably just aren’t fully compatible with IE11. You can turn on compatibility mode for her under the TOOLS button, then just click “Compatibility View Settings” and add the website that isn’t displaying properly. No promises, but this might help.

    34 weeks 6 days ago

  • There was a recent post on Reddit about LG collecting personal user data from users of its “smart TVs”.

    36 weeks 19 hours ago

  • When choosing a new tablet, what are the most important things to consider once you get past the choice of OS and size?

    39 weeks 16 hours ago

  • The new iPhone is great, but the way the icons shift and float in space messes with my eyes and actually makes me feel a little dizzy. It reminds me of my son’s 3DS when I first looked at the 3D effects. I can deal with it, and probably could get used to it, but Is there a way to get rid of that display feature?

    42 weeks 2 days ago

  • Beyond running a virus scan, how can you tell if your PC has been infected by a virus? Are there common “symptoms,” for lack of a better term?

    43 weeks 1 day ago

  • Clearly, it’s not good. I can still boot up (Compaq Windows PC) usually, although not always. I'm pretty sure it's coming from the hard drive.

    43 weeks 6 days ago

  • Support for TRIM would be right up there.By effectively managing garbage collection (sort of)  and optimizing storage more efficiently, 4.3 devices should avoid most of the sluggishnes that develops ov

    50 weeks 2 days ago

  • Probably so, but that’s no guarantee either. It isn’t as if other countries aren’t doing similar things with companies physically located within their borders. Plus, once you are transmitting data offshore, you potentially lose whatever protections exist for US citizens, although those are pretty thin these days.

    50 weeks 2 days ago

  • It looks like Rousseau called it correctly and should get some donuts (or is it dollars). Exactly as he said, the President invalidated the ITC ruling, and there will be no ban on iPhones. Source:

    51 weeks 1 day ago

  • I understand that it requires more effort (hence the “2” part of 2-factor). I don’t mind putting forth a little more effort, but do people find that it is worth it, or does the inconvenience outweigh the added security?

    51 weeks 1 day ago

  • I know that generally it is better to choose WiFi channel 1, 6, or 11, but why are these better? It would seem to me that if everyone uses these three channels, it would be better to pick one of the other channels.

    52 weeks 4 hours ago

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