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- It really varies. I wish I could give a better answer. Some are absolute trash; I've seen new replacement batteries that wouldn't hold a charge, and the output was below specs. On the other hand, I've seen replacements that were just as good as OEM. It really varies by manufacturer.
6 weeks 1 day ago
- I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but I think the problem is probably your tablet. These things cost $80 and have who-knows-what for components. There are issues with app compatibility and hardware quality built in. Could you ever get a network connection? It could be a bad radio in the device. It could be a firmware/driver issue.
8 weeks 1 day ago
- Hadoop skills are definitely in demand.
10 weeks 20 hours ago
- Facebook is once again about to change up things, whether you like it or not. Hopefully the changes they are about to announce for New Feed will be for the better. Of course, one man's better is another man's worse. What would you like to see changed?
11 weeks 1 day ago
- There are a lot of options, actually. Firefox is ok. I agree with the article Christopher cited that Chrome is solid as well. If you are looking for something other than the browsers you use on Windows, give Flock a try; I liked it.
12 weeks 1 day ago
- dvarian answers Re: How can i setup IP phone using LAN, what is the best open source software for kind of project if there is any?Jitsi is decent open source software. http://jitsi.org
12 weeks 4 days ago
- How can I restart Windows 8 in safe mode?
14 weeks 21 hours ago
- I use a lock screen on my phone, but I don't need or want it on my PC at home. Windows 8 puts a lock screen up whether I want it or not, and it just makes me have to skip it to get to my actual log-in. Is there a way to stop the lock screen from coming up every time?
14 weeks 3 days ago
- To add a little to what Christopher posted, here is a nice slideshow about measuring private cloud resiliency. It boils down to three steps: 1. Functional testing. 2. Enhance functional testing with load.
18 weeks 21 hours ago
- I repeatedly hear a number of the same concerns about utilizing cloud services, some of which are valid, some maybe not so much. Compliance concerns is one that I run across often, and with some industries that have rigid statutory compliance standards, such as HIPAA for healthcare providers, it is indeed a serious issue.
19 weeks 1 day ago
- Probably, but not 100% for sure. The newer the printer, the more likely a Windows 8 driver will be available. Most printer manufacturers have a list of OS compatibility. Here are the links for Windows 8 compatibility OKI Data and Canon. I'm sure the other companies have something similar.
19 weeks 3 days ago
- I don't generally fly anymore, and I've never flown with a laptop before. I remember back in the days of film in cameras there was a concern that x-rays could damage the images. Is there anything to worry about with laptops and smartphones? I have to catch a flight for Christmas, and I don't want to risk damaging my stuff.
22 weeks 23 hours ago
- Nothing is perfectly secure. I remember as a kid that once in a while when I picked up the phone (the old school, wired with rotary dial) I would overhear a neighbor's conversation.
23 weeks 2 days ago
- I have one tip that I learned the hard way, back when I was a young whippersnapper. Don't treat conferences like fraternity parties. It's so easy to meet a few people in the same field as you in the hotel bar, start talking shop, then realize it is 4:00a.m. and you have a $150 bar tab.
25 weeks 3 days ago
- Microsoft has never been much of a hardware manufacturer, aside from the XBox/X360. Now I'm reading a lot of press about them starting to manufacture their own hardware, at least Windows smartphones and tablets.
28 weeks 6 days ago
- I came across a possible fix that might be worth a try. I didn't come up with this, btw, so I can't promise it will work. Back up your iPhone through iTunes, then disconnect the phone and turn it off. Hold down home and use USB to connect to your computer and put it into recovery.
29 weeks 3 days ago
- dvarian answers Re: Why do different examples of the same CPU respond so differently to overclocking than others?Parts binning. There aren't a million different CPU made in different for every clock rate, which is often referred to as clock speed, so I'll just call it that. There are a few versions made, then after manufacturing they are bench tested.
31 weeks 1 day ago
- Those numbers posted by Christopher Nerney are eye opening - that's quite a lot of iPod Touches! And if you assume that all of the 11 million sales in 2011 were the $299 version, that still works out to $3,271,060,000! That sounds like enough revenue to justify a continued investment in the iPod Touch product line.
32 weeks 1 hour ago
- I'm still learning my way around Oracle Database. How does it handle it if the archive log directory becomes full?
33 weeks 1 day ago
- I was thinking about a new iPhone, but there has been a lot of talk about the maps being a mess. Are they really that jacked up, or is it just a question of needing a little more polish? Is it something that is significant enough to postpone a purchase?
34 weeks 3 days ago
- What the best way for a lazy guy that still wants to make sure data on a thumb drive is encrypted to do it?
36 weeks 44 min ago
- Western Digital is releasing helium filled hard drives, and claims that they are superior to conventional HDDs in that they (1) use less power, and (2) offer increased capacity. Is this just a marketing ploy, or is this really the future of HDDs?
36 weeks 22 hours ago
- When I was looking for a job recently, I prepared my Facebook account by deleting my profile. I'm pretty young still and have a lot of friends in their 20s, which means some posts that are really not for public consumption.
38 weeks 1 day ago
- Another day, another java exploit. A new browser based exploit apparently lets attackers execute arbitrary code on client systems, and there is no patch available. From what I've read, the vulnerability exists in JRE 1.7 or later, but 1.6 or earlier is ok.
38 weeks 3 days ago
- I like the Q&A in the linked article: "Do registry cleaners work? Maybe." Which, of course, implies maybe not as well.
41 weeks 33 min ago
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