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  • Are these just two versions of the same software? Is there any advantage of one over the other?

    2 hours 18 min ago

  • Yes and no. Of course CPU speed still matters, but if you simply look at that number in isolation, it means very little. It tells you how quickly the is performing a clock cycle or step, but not how efficient the CPU is or what is taking place in each step. How many instructions are being performed each cycle, for example?

    14 hours 9 min ago

  • I’m not a programmer, but I still think the answer to your question is the same for everyone. Touch typing is vital for any activity that involves recording what is in your mind.

    2 days 1 hour ago

  • You are not alone. Here is the link to a video someone made where he is getting 235kbps while trying to play Netflix over a 75Mbps FiOS connection. It’s absurd. Watch through the video and see what happens when he connects to Netflix through a VPN, with everything else unchanged.

    2 days 1 hour ago

  • There is a chance, particularly when a large file is being saved to the SD card, that you could corrupt the data by removing it while it is still being written to. It won’t physically harm the SD card, but you could have problems when you try to access the data.

    1 week 12 hours ago

  • As the owner of a number of smartphones that used Gorilla Glass over the years as well as the owner a a Rolex with a sapphire crystal, I can at least offer an apples and oranges comparison. Sapphire crystal is very hard to scratch or break.

    1 week 2 days ago

  • If I’m honest, I suppose that the first thing I look at is price, but unless the service is reliable that’s not important. Free junk is still junk. The first important thing I would look for is reviews from past and current customers. There are always a few unhappy people, but if you start to see a pattern of complaints, look elsewhere.

    3 weeks 2 days ago

  • I’m not sure what the situation is like where you are, but one way to gauge current demand is simply to look at the job listing in local trade newspapers or magazines and compare the number of positions for Salesforce developers and Hadoop developers.

    3 weeks 2 days ago

  • Obviously there are differences in compression and sound quality, but does anyone know of an objective measure of the differences? I don’t have the time or patience to try them all out, but I’m hoping someone else has!

    4 weeks 8 hours ago

  • Hmmmm, I can't think of that many "L" candies or sweets. Maybe Lemondrop, but a "lemon" is something that doesn't work as intended in automotive terms, so they would likely avoid that one. Licorice would please me, since I like it, but a lot of people don't and I doubt Google wants to elicit a "yuck" reaction.

    4 weeks 18 hours ago

  • Make Use Of has a pretty thorough how-to guide, I suggest checking that out. The easiest way is to use the ATA Secure Erase command. This essentially resets your SSD. 

    4 weeks 5 days ago

  • It depends on what you are looking to achieve, but I would look for software that included blocking capabilities as well as monitoring. It might not be very popular, but in my experience restricting access to social media sites can significantly improve productivity.

    4 weeks 5 days ago

  • Probably the most effective thing you can do without root access is use a different launcher to replace the TouchWiz launcher. I’d probably go with Nova, available on the Play store. Go into settings and apps and disable as many of the TouchWiz functions as possible, except of course the ones that you do like.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • You will need to pay $99 and join Apple’s iOS Developer program. However, are you really sure that you want the beta on your iPhone? It’s beta for a reason - it’s not ready for public use yet.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • It uses Bluetooth LE, which has an effective range of 50-150 feet, depending on the conditions where you use it. If you count on 50 feet of reliabe range you probably won't be disappointed.   

    5 weeks 2 days ago

  • There is, and it is super easy. Just say, “Learn how to pronounce Abe’s name.” Obviously, don’t actually say Abe unless that is a name being mispronounced.

    5 weeks 2 days ago

  • Found this tip on Wired. If you go to this Netflix video link you will get a test video that shows streaming rate a and quality on the upper left.

    6 weeks 1 day ago

  • As a former dorm Super Smash Bros Melee champion in college, I can answer this one. First of all, the next generation Super Smah Bros. for the Wii U is going to be released soon. For those that aren't familiar with this game, it is a multiplayer fighter that is pretty easy to pick up and play. and is a LOT of fun with friends.

    7 weeks 3 days ago

  • The best explaination I've read was from The Register: "Fat-fingered admin downs entire Joyent data center." Apparently, software on some servers was being remotely updated, and when the admin tried to reboot the updated servers, he or she accidentially rebooted ALL of

    7 weeks 3 days ago

  • How can I use a printer that does not come with Google Cloud Print capability out of the box. I just got a Brother laser printer and installed it on my network, but I can't seem to figure out how to add it to Cloud Print. 

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • You are going to need an email at a college/university, so you may be out of luck if you don't have an .edu email address.

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • I haven't received anything from ebay either. Considering the potential risk to users (What do you mean, I just bought a Rolls Royce?!?!), this seems like a pretty irresponsible move on ebay's part. Thanks for the heads up. 

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • I think it’s fair to say most of us understand a lot more about just how pervasive US government monitoring is in light of the Snowden revelations. I also think it’s fair to say that there was even more outrage about it in other countries.

    10 weeks 3 days ago

  • I know that Yahoo just announced that it will ignore the Do Not Track (“DNT”) requests of visitors to its sites, but how can you tell if other websites are ignoring it?

    11 weeks 6 days ago

  • It shouldn’t, although battery life might not be as long as if you had used it with normal partial discharge cycles. Modern chargers don’t overcharge, they shut off or reduce charging to a trickle. usually just short of a full charge.

    13 weeks 2 days ago

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