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Member since: September 2011
Areas of Interest:
- For “normal” home internet users, how fast does the internet connection need to be? I am getting upgraded to 6mbps, which isn’t particularly fast, but faster means more money. Would I see any difference for normal home use (things like netflix, google docs, general surfing, streaming music, etc.) if I went faster?
6 days 10 hours ago
- I was looking at upgrading my internet connection to a higher speed from my current DSL service. The only option I have is AT&T’s U-Verse, which requires a new modem/router, but still uses the existing wiring I have in my house.
1 week 1 day ago
- I’m not an Internet Explorer user, but I have a guest in for the week who is. She is complaining about some websites not displaying properly on IE11. I took a look, and sure enough, on some sites there are images that don’t display properly and some jacked up text. I made sure everything was updated, but this is still an issue on some sites.
2 weeks 9 hours ago
- I was trying to add a new PC to my little 5 computer network, and realized that I have no idea what the password is for my wireless router. I changed it from default, but I was too clever for myself apparently and can’t remember what I changed it to. Is there any way to determine the password? I have physical access to the router.
7 weeks 1 day ago
- Are there any significant differences between NTFS Compression and “Zipping” files to save space?
8 weeks 3 days ago
- There have been a lot of concern about the security of the fingerprint reader on the new iPhone 5S. Is this something to really be concerned about if you are considering getting one?
11 weeks 10 hours ago
- The clock icon actually tells the correct time with iOS 7. POW! - Mind. Blown. Weather icon does not tell you anything though (unless you count "push here to find out the weather" as something). If only we had the technology to display information on topics chosen by the user in real time, that would be great.
11 weeks 2 days ago
- ernard answers Re: How does the magic wand tool in Photoshop determine which area of the image to select?It selects adjacent pixels based on how similar the colors are. You can mess around with the tolerance setting to change how many color tones magic wand will select, so play around with that before giving up on the tool.
11 weeks 2 days ago
- A lot of people have been critical of Apple’s latest iPhone announcements and releases, especially regarding the iPhone 5C. Frankly, to me the 5C looks like an iPhone 5 with a plastic body, not that big of a deal, but some say Apple runs a risk of cheapening the brand. Could the iPhone 5C actually hurt Apple’s brand image?
12 weeks 1 day ago
- Is there a way I can print a hard copy of books if I own them on iBooks? I’m going on a camping trip and I would love to read a book I’m about halfway through, but I don’t want to carry around a tablet and be "that person".
13 weeks 6 days ago
- I was thinking of signing up for Amazon Prime, mainly for their streaming video service so I can rent new releases that I can’t get on Netflix. Plus I love me some Downton Abbey! At my home, I can’t get decent internet service though, the best available and what I have is DSL rated at 3Mbps, although reality is slightly slower than that even.
15 weeks 6 days ago
- Where can I find a list of current AirPrint compatible printers?
16 weeks 6 days ago
- Maybe I’m a little slow, but I don’t really understand the purpose of apps launchers. I mean, Android "launches" the apps already right? Are they just window dressing meant to make Android look prettier, or do they serve some useful purpose as well? Bonus question....what’s a good one (I like prettier)? :-)
19 weeks 5 days ago
- Over dinner some friends and I were having a discussion about whether Apple should introduce a cheaper iPhone and increase its market share.
21 weeks 4 hours ago
- Is there a way to keep an iPhone from auto-syncing with iTunes when you use a USB to connect to a desktop (or laptop for that matter)? I looked at all the phones settings I could think of, but couldn’t find that option.
22 weeks 3 hours ago
- What do I need to do to pin an app to the Windows 8 homepage?
24 weeks 2 days ago
- Ok, to be honest, I was not expecting all that much from Sony at E3. After all, they had already leaked some info about the PS4, and everything indicated that the hardware would be a variation on a theme when compared to the XBox One.
25 weeks 6 days ago
- I decided to try the Chrome browser, and while I’m generally happy with it, since I installed Chrome, RealPlayer won’t work with it. Does anyone know how to get RealPlayer to work with the Chrome browser or are they incompatible?
27 weeks 1 day ago
- Is it straightforward to use Skydrive on non-Windows Phones? Are there any problems using Skydrive on an iOS or Android device?
28 weeks 12 hours ago
- I saw the new Facebook phone already on sale for $0.99, a 99% discount in its price just a month after its release. Does this indicate that this concept of branded hardware tied to a company has already failed? I wonder if this could be the "high water mark" of single source social media, i.e.
30 weeks 6 days ago
- Like any other operating system that becomes popular, Android is a target of individuals that want to install malware on devices. Earlier this week, Google removed thousands of apps from Google Play, although many of them were junk apps, and not specifically malware.
34 weeks 9 hours ago
- HTC's new One has what they are calling an UltraPixel camera. Is this something that is actually new (and improved!), or is it just a marketing department branding of existing technology?
34 weeks 6 days ago
- ernard asks How to stop an Android phone from downloading Gmail attachments every time I connect to WiFi?How can I stop Gmail from starting downloads of attachments? A lot of times, I connect to Wi-Fi for a couple of minutes to check or download something, and when Gmail starts downloading attachments it slows things down, sometimes a lot. Any way to change this? My phone is a Kyocera with Andoid 4.0, incidentially.
36 weeks 1 day ago
- The news wires have been reporting the largest DDoS attack in history is taking place today against a company called Spamhaus. I haven't noticed much of an impact, but the news reports suggest that the effect is being felt by companies including Netflix. How can a single attack have such a wide impact?
37 weeks 10 hours ago
- Google's new note-taking application, Google Keep, has gone live. I've been using Evernote for well over a year, and am happy with it, but I'm all for simplification and Keep could potentially tie together my notes, calendar, email, photos and Google docs.
37 weeks 6 days ago
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