Member since: May 2013

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  • Go to the Chrome menu (three lines in upper right beside the taskbar)> more tools>task manager. You should be able to close the offending process in the pop-up window.

    1 week 3 days ago

  • Torrent Freak had an article earlier this year about the most private VPN services. I didn’t re-read the entire article, but one of the factors was whether the service kept logs. Those that didn’t included: Private Internet Access:

    2 weeks 9 hours ago

  • Yes, there is an option in the settings. However, the option may not always be available depending on platform. To check, go to “settings” at the bottom right of the playback windows (the little gear thing). You should see an option for speed that will allow you to both adjust playback speed either faster or slower.

    2 weeks 9 hours ago

  • I think the PS4 controller is much better than the standard DualShock 3 controller for the PS3. I know that the DualShock 4 can be used with the PS3 if you plug it into the USB port, but I’d rather not revert back to the days of the PS2 and be tethered to the console again.

    3 weeks 3 days ago

  • There are a few different factors that probably account for most of this decline in sales. One is that there is a significantly increased level of competition. When the iPad was released, it was really the only choice for a tablet. Now, there are very good tablets available at lower price points than the iPad.

    5 weeks 3 days ago

  • Maybe. If every machine in the house is subject to Windows policy, you might be able to enforce a default download folder for every instance of Internet explorer. However, if someone uses a different browser (Your choice of apps can be controlled by policy as well.) then all bets are off.

    6 weeks 6 days ago

  • That’s not a lot of information to work

    6 weeks 6 days ago

  • Absolutely, site speed can negatively impact your website's Google search ranking. According to Google, speed doesn’t have as much as an impact as content and relevancy of a page, but a slow loading page will be penalized.

    7 weeks 5 days ago

  • I’ve rooted a number of Android phones and tablets over the years. It has always been a multistep process - install software on laptop from manufacturer, unlock bootloader, install more software to root, connect device being USB cable, etc.

    10 weeks 1 day ago

  • My wife’s Android phone, a Galaxy S4, has a feature that uses facial recognition to unlock the device. One criticism I’ve heard criticism of this method is that someone can just use a photo of you to unlock it. Is there a way to prevent someone from using a photo to defeat the facial recognition security lock?

    11 weeks 5 days ago

  • It's actually kind of similar to installing 3rd party apps on Android. 1. Open the Chrome browser and go to the website with the extension that you want to download. Chrome extensions are .CRX files.

    12 weeks 5 days ago

  • It is a better sounding way to tell you that the screen isn't HD. It's actually 940x520 resolution, which is a quarter of actual HD. The shorten "quarter HD" to "qHD." It's pretty smart marketing, since it sounds like a version of High Definition.

    14 weeks 3 days ago

  • One of the reasons that previous net neutrality regulations were struck down by a Federal Court was that ISPs were not treated as utility companies or common carriers, thus there was no legal authority for the FCC to impose net neutrality standards.

    15 weeks 5 days ago

  • Sorry, but one of the changes for the 2013 Nexus 7 was the addition of HDMI output via USB with slimport. Your best bet would probably be to spend $35 for a Chromecast and cast to your TV. It will cost about the same as an HDMI cable and slimport adaptor, and you won’t have to deal with cords.

    16 weeks 3 days ago

  • Their offering has evolved somewhat since 2012, and was at once time offering bounties in the tens of thousands of dollars to developers. That is clearly no longer the case. I don’t know the specifics of their financials, but when you are laying off your full time employees, it can’t be good.

    16 weeks 5 days ago

  • Apparently the ransomware that has been a problem on PCs has reached Android now. Users with it on their device get a screen that comes up and stays up, with a “warning” that they have viewed illegal content and their device is now encrypted.

    16 weeks 5 days ago

  • Go to “File Explorer” (you can just type it in to search for it). Once there, click “computer” (left side of window) and select the “computer” tab at the top, then click on the “map network drive” icon. A setup wizard should come up and walk you through the process.

    17 weeks 6 hours ago

  • I’d like to add one thing about Privacy Badger. It doesn’t just tell you who is ignoring your requests to DNT, if it determines someone is, it will prevent your browser from loading that ad content. And, since the additional add content stops being loaded, the folks ignoring your DNT request don’t get to track you anyway.

    17 weeks 6 hours ago

  • There was an article by Tara Calishain here on ITworld last month that addressed this topic. Check it out, it should help you get it sorted out.

    17 weeks 6 days ago

  • First off, they changed the name of Home Premium to simply Home. Home covers 5 PCs and 5 tablets that are at the same house for $100 a year; Office 365 Personal only grants 1 PC license and 1 tablet license for $70 a year. Beyond that, I believe that the experience is the same.

    19 weeks 5 days ago

  • Details are missing, but apparently they are either in talks with or have secured another service to keep VoIP service up. I’m glad, I have this app on my wifi only Android tablet, and while I don’t use it very often, it is handy when I don’t have my phone on me and need to make a quick call.

    20 weeks 6 days ago

  • I think we will have all of the PCs in our office upgraded from Windows XP by the time support ends on May 13, but then again, maybe not. What should be done to minimize risks if you can’t get everything upgraded in time?

    21 weeks 5 days ago

  • You should definitely take a look at both Kahn Academy and Codecademy. Both are free, both offer a “start from zero” approach, if that’s what you need. I’ve used Codecademy before, and I actually found it to be pretty fun as well as actually educational.

    22 weeks 7 hours ago

  • I’ll buy one about as soon as I buy a Facebook phone. In other words, never. Yes, it will hurt the Oculus brand, in fact it already has. There are many, many people who supported the Oculus Rift kickstarter campaign that are not pleased to have funded a business for Facebook to acquire.

    22 weeks 5 days ago

  • Is there a way to have a lock screen on my Android phone, but make it so I don’t have to use it when I am in a trusted location, such as my living room? I don’t want to leave my phone unlocked, but it’s one of those minor annoyances in life to have to unlock it when I just want to sent a quick SMS from my couch.

    22 weeks 6 days ago

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