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  • I was talking to my kid about my childhood, and the topic of old computers came up. When it hit her that we didn’t have the internet then, she was curious what we did with them since we couldn’t get online. Well, we (1) used them for word processing, (2) played early computer games on them, and (3) wrote our own little programs for them.

    1 week 18 hours ago

  • There is an experimental feature in Chrome that will let you do this.    Go to chrome://flags/ Look down the list for “FPS Counter” and enable the feature.  

    1 week 6 days ago

  • When facing a data center migration, what are some rules of thumb to follow that will help things go smoothly?

    3 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m not sure about general plans, but at least with the free 100GB for two years that comes with Chromebooks, the files aren’t deleted. They are still stored in Drive, and you can still access them and download them, but you cannot edit or add additional files. I assume that it is the same across the board, but I'm not 100% certain. 

    5 weeks 3 days ago

  • Click on the “Settings” app on your home screen. Then, go to GENERAL>SIRI. After you make sure the toggle for Siri is turned on, click on “LANGUAGE” then select JAPANESE from the options listed. That should do it.

    5 weeks 3 days ago

  • I understand that SATA III could be faster with a SSD, but is a 7200rpm HDD fast enough for the increased transfer rate of SATA III to offer any advantage over SATA II?

    5 weeks 3 days ago

  • "SDE is used to group several software-defined computing technologies into an overarching name.

    8 weeks 5 days ago

  • Due to recent court decisions, the FCC is limited in the oversight and restrictions it can impose on ISPs. It has been argued that the only way the FCC can enforce net neutrality is to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • Is there a way to save web pages for later viewing on a Chromebook, even when you don’t have an internet connection?

    14 weeks 4 days ago

  • In response to an EFF lawsuit and subsequent requests for specific data, the NSA says that it can’t stop deleted the data it is wanted in the court case because it claims it’s systems are so complex.

    15 weeks 5 days ago

  • If you use the Chrome browser on your Windows laptop, it will seem like they removed everything EXCEPT the Chrome browser, which remains 98% the same as it is on a Windows PC.

    15 weeks 5 days ago

  • I am considering buying a few Chromebooks as an inexpensive option for use when people are out of the office. However, there are times we need to be able to remotely access our office PCs when we are out, which is easy with a Windows laptop. Is it possible to use a Chromebook for remote desktop access of a PC?

    16 weeks 4 days ago

  • You are looking at the wrong part of Beats. I don’t think Apples cares much about the headphones; Apple cares about Beats streaming music service. And, if I were a betting man, I’d wager than the quality of Beats headphones is going to get a lot better with Apple in control.

    20 weeks 1 day ago

  • I’m very concerned that the FCC is going to create a two tiered system where we have a slow internet for companies that don’t pay ISPs extra and a fast one for companies that pay what I consider extortion to reach ISPs’ paying customers.

    20 weeks 5 days ago

  • To add to what Jim said, I think of the changes improved offline support and integration with Uber are the two main ones (if you use Uber especially). I ride motorcycles a lot in the mountains where there is no data coverage, and I am really looking forward to seeing how much of a difference the offline support changes make.

    20 weeks 5 days ago

  • The top 5 things I suggest are: 1. Use a VPN. 2. Turn off sharing on your laptop. 3. Use HTTPS Everywhere, a free browser extension from EFF. 4. Enable the firewall on your laptop. 

    23 weeks 1 day ago

  • The options for protecting against DDoS attacks basically comes down to a hardware based or cloud based solution. Hardware is the traditional way and if utilized properly it is effective, but it can also be very expensive. Do the cloud based options perform as well and offer the same level of protection?

    23 weeks 4 days ago

  • Besides invoices, what documentation should be retained to prove ownership of software licenses in the event of a software audit? We have an internal audit scheduled, and I would like to be sure that I have all of my ducks in a row.

    27 weeks 17 hours ago

  • I’m not sure I completely follow you. Do you mean after updates have installed, it is getting “stuck?” If you could clarify just a bit, it might be easier to try to come up with an answer. 

    30 weeks 1 day ago

  •  I think one of the most common errors is spending a lot of time and effort trying to come up with future projections that are really based on unknown variables, then treating the results as facts when it is really little more than a guess.

    30 weeks 1 day ago

  • When a program “locks up” and after a while a Windows pop-up appears to tell you that it is not responding, what is actually happening? Is it just a matter of a time check, and if the process has not responded in a defined amount of time the OS delivers the notification?

    30 weeks 5 days ago

  • We are looking at switch to a VoIP system, but I’m concerned about problems after making the switch from a conventional PSTN. How much of an issue are SPIT attacks on VoIP networks and what can be done to mitigate the risk?

    31 weeks 4 days ago

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