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Member since: June 2008
Areas of Interest:
- Common sense goes a long way in choosing and evaluating a password. Using something you can remember that's not too easy (numerical sequences, your last name backwards, etc.) is a good strategy. I also make a point not to use passwords based on any information about me that can be found online.
32 weeks 5 days ago
- Christopher Nerney answers Re: Will Google’s acquisition of Nest actually slow development of the “smart home?”Not a chance. The vast majority of people long ago gave up many of their privacy rights in return for the little conveniences provided by mobile devices and apps, social networks and other digital collectors of our personal data.
32 weeks 6 days ago
- Wearable computers generated a lot of buzz at CES, as did bendable screens, Android-powered desktops and the alliance between Google and several automakers to integrate Android with car technology. I'd say wearables and the integration of Android into autos will have an impact this year and beyond.
33 weeks 2 hours ago
- Tom Davenport has a book titled "Big data @ work" (Harvard Business Review Press) which is out next month and which goes into detail about the big data strategies of major enterprises. That might be a good start.
33 weeks 1 day ago
- According to Macworld, Blu-ray definitely is worth it if you're into picture and audio quality.
33 weeks 4 days ago
- I think wearables will hit the mainstream, but it won't be overnight. Early versions of the hardware must improve (let's face it, Google Glass is unattractive), more apps must be written, and more use cases developed. Already several carmakers are integrating smartwatch technology and Glass with their autos.
33 weeks 5 days ago
- Christopher Nerney answers Re: Has Windows Phone finally established itself as a viable choice in the mobile arena?There are two issues here: market share and phone quality. Windows phones still have single-digit market share and may never get to double digits. As for the phones themselves, from the reviews (and comments by owners) I've read online, they seem like perfectly fine smartphones.
33 weeks 6 days ago
- Ransomware appears to be a real thing. Security vendor Symantec last year infiltrated one ransomware syndicate and estimated that it was generating at least $5 million annually.
34 weeks 21 hours ago
- AOL claims that reports of Patch being killed off are inaccurate, though I think it's more a case of them being premature. AOL can't make Patch work and is trying to either find a buyer or attract partners. Patch's future is highly uncertain.
35 weeks 8 hours ago
- Not very successful, from the sounds of it...
35 weeks 1 day ago
- The various manufacturers of Android devices have their own flavors of Google's open source mobile OS. When a new version of Android is released, the manufacturers must adapt it to their (bloated) flavors of Android. That takes some time.
35 weeks 1 day ago
- You could try I2P (Invisible Internet Project). I don't know whether you'll consider it any easier than TOR, but it's an alternative.
36 weeks 4 days ago
- Here's what Softpedia says about how to determine how much memory your Firefox plug-ins are using:
36 weeks 4 days ago
- Christopher Nerney answers Re: How does audio quality of bluetooth headphones compare to headphones using analog jack?The Audiophiliac says Bluetooth doesn't compare to wired headphones in terms of sound quality:
36 weeks 6 days ago
- It's easy to save locations on Google Maps. Here's an explanation: To save a location on the map: 1. Make sure you're signed in to Google Maps on Android or iOS
37 weeks 1 day ago
- It's a tough call, and I'm sure it was a tough call for SugarSync. I don't know why any individual would pay for cloud storage these days, and I also don't know what percentage of free users SugarSync converts to paid. If I had a free account, I'd go find another free account.
37 weeks 6 days ago
- It doesn't help the Xbox that it's $100 more than the PS4. Here's a review that likes both units, but comes down on Sony's side.
38 weeks 4 hours ago
- This appears to be a common problem, according to this Apple discussion thread. Here's a potential solution:
38 weeks 4 days ago
- I always think faster is better, but it all depends on your tolerance for delays. I hate buffering and hanging web pages. I'm in the information business, so those delays cost me work time. Just see how 6 mbps feels to you. It might be great, it might be good enough.
38 weeks 5 days ago
- This problem is the topic of a long thread in the Google Products Forum. There are several suggestions in the thread, from wiping the Nexus 7's cache partition to simply uninstalling and reinstalling Netflix for Android.
39 weeks 1 day ago
- You never know these days who's looking at your digital life, do you? But for what it's worth, here's what Google says:
40 weeks 8 hours ago
- It probably depends a bit on what type of business you have, but I always think a good tablet is a useful device to have. It's hard to go wrong with an iPad, and there are a lot of good Android tablets. I have a Nexus 7 that I like, though I'd prefer a slightly larger screen.
40 weeks 8 hours ago
- I can't remember the last time I used Winamp, so I won't miss it, though I know many users will. My understanding is that people still can use it after December 20, but won't be able to download the software or access services.
40 weeks 4 days ago
- Christopher Nerney answers Re: What is a reasonable range that can I expect from a wireless router (residential)?A lot of it depends on your environment, particularly walls and other physical obstacles that can diminish a wireless router's range. My experience with several wireless routers over the years is that I can get a wireless signal up to 225 feet away from the router. It's weak, but I can get one.
40 weeks 5 days ago
- There are a few, according to folks in the LinkedIn thread that addresses this very question. Among them are C++ , Python, Ruby and some others.
41 weeks 1 day ago