Member since: May 2013

Areas of Interest: Hardware, Mobile & Wireless, Software


  • Have you thought about Google Drive cloud storage? I know it’s not a very creative choice, but since they lowered the price to 1TB for $10 it might be worth taking a look at.

    1 day 25 min ago

  • At the moment I have both on my Android phone, but it seems as if there is almost no difference between the two since the latest updates to Hangouts. Is Google combining the two, replacing Voice (which I have used for years) or what?

    1 day 18 hours ago

  • Blu-ray. It was so expensive when it came out, and there really weren’t that many displays/TVs capable of showing off the increased resolution.

    5 days 17 hours ago

  • A lot of us, myself included, complain about social networks like Facebook gathering so much of our personal information and selling it to advertisers. Of course, Facebook has to keep the lights on, and individual users pay nothing to use it. Ello takes the other approach - no ads, but you have to pay them directly for the service.

    5 days 17 hours ago

  • I’ve been talking to my phone like an idiot, saying OK Google to it repeatedly in an attempt to get it to respond. Nope. Nada. It’s looked like a useful feature in videos I say of it being used, and I’d like to try it too. I have an LG running 4.4 KitKat so it should work.

    2 weeks 19 hours ago

  • Apparently you were not the only one that wanted to get rid of the U2 album. Apple put together a webpage with a single button to remove the unwanted album. 

    2 weeks 1 day ago

  • There is an article about keeping your Google account safe here on ITworld that addresses some of the security concerns raised by this question.  

    2 weeks 1 day ago

  • Obviously the form factor is different, but I have a USB adaptor that I use with a 32GB SD card, so that both it and a 32GB Flash drive are not only comparable in amount of storage, they can both be plugged into a standard USB port.

    3 weeks 18 hours ago

  • Could you provide a little more information? Was the data corrupted? What software did you use already? 

    4 weeks 4 days ago

  • On the Google Cardboard site it says it should be compatible with most Android phone with Android 4.1 or higher. I have an LG Volt, and Android 4.4 phone with a 4.7” screen, and it is a good physical fit. However, the motion function won’t work for some reason, which means that you can’t really do anything with Cardboard.

    4 weeks 5 days ago

  • I was trying to get my LG Volt to read text aloud, so I turned on TalkBack. I realized that I had made a mistake pretty much right away and wanted to disable it, but when I went back into system settings, I couldn’t scroll down to get to Accessibility to turn it off. It just kept saying “System settings. System settings.

    7 weeks 10 hours ago

  • I have an old IDE HDD from an old computer that I had in college. I’d like to pull the files off of it and save them to my current PC and the cloud. The problem is that my PC has a SATA connection, so I have no idea how to connect an IDE drive to it. Anyone know?

    7 weeks 1 day ago

  • It’s a pain to do, but you can do it manually. Here is a link for a step by step guide at TechSupportAll to remove it from your machine, including Windows shortcuts and the registry. After you get that done, you need to remove it from the browser.   

    7 weeks 2 days ago

  • I was printing out some documents for work over the weekend on my home printer, an HP Deskjet F4480. Unfortunately that text was noticeably blurry. I don’t use this printer very often, so I’m not sure how long this has been an issue, but I don’t remember seeing it happen before, and I think I would have noticed.

    8 weeks 2 days ago

  • How does “canvas fingerprinting” work to track website visitors?

    9 weeks 6 days ago

  • Some companies have started talking about using sapphire glass instead of Gorilla glass in mobile devices. Is there really a difference between the two, and if so is sapphire glass a superior material?

    11 weeks 1 day ago

  • Data centers use a huge amount of energy, and that amount is increasing as more data centers are constructed and expanded. I’ve seen various estimates, but they consume at least 2% of all electricity used in the US. That’s a lot of energy, and a lot of money.

    11 weeks 5 days ago

  • I know that Microsoft is a big company with lots of capabilities, but how did they take down all of’s domains? From what I’ve read, that wasn’t Microsoft’s intention, and they were trying to combat Windows targeting malware, which is an admirable goal.

    12 weeks 5 days ago

  • Time flies, but it was only about 10 weeks ago that news of the Heartbleed security bug broke and created a few days of mostly justified panic. I haven’t heard anything about it in a while now. Has the problem been completely resolved, or is Heartbleed still cause for concern?

    13 weeks 3 days ago

  • You can use them to set your device up for location specific uses. For example, you might have one at work to change the setting on your phone to silent, so all those chirps and rings don’t disturb others.   

    13 weeks 3 days ago

  • I’ve read an article or two saying this puts cloud computing providers at risk, but I’m not sure that the decision actually does that. I haven’t read the entire decision, but Justice Breyer, who is generally considered the most tech savvy member of the Supreme Court goes out of his way to limit the holding to the facts in the Aereo case.

    13 weeks 5 days ago

  • We are all pretty familiar with the Google naming scheme for Android - alphabetical, with each new version named after some sweet thing. For example, H=Honeycomb, I=Ice Cream Sandwich, J=Jellybean, K=KitKat. So next we will have L. While I'm strongly supporting LolaBelle as the next name, that might be a stretch.

    14 weeks 7 hours ago

  • I’m not sure about Outlook 2013 (I assume that’s what you meant instead of 2014), but in 2010 and 2007, it won’t check your spelling as you type unless you also have Word installed from the same suite. There are some workarounds if you are using different suites, Outlook 2013 and Office 2013 for example.

    14 weeks 1 day ago

  • I have used it, and it did work. I went from unrooted to rooted in about 1 minute, and that includes going to the site, sideloading the apk, and clicking the root button. Amazing.

    14 weeks 1 day ago

  • I was looking at a new mid-range Android phone, an LG Volt, which comes with Android 4.4 KitKat. Looking at the specs, it only has 1GB of RAM. Is that enough to run 4.4, or does it really need more memory than that to run smoothly?

    19 weeks 1 day ago

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