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    How to force close apps in iOS 7?

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    On all the other versions of iOS I’ve used before, you could just double click the home button, hold down the app’s icon in the app switcher tray and kill it from there. That doesn’t work for me in iOS 7. Anyone know what the new process to force close an app is, assuming you can still do it?
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    Is creating a desktop application for chrome os possible?

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

    I was just wondering can we create a native app for chrome os like windows app and mac app, If can which is the best platform? As I am planning to create an app for windows, mac and android and in half of the way then thought of establishing the same to chrome os if it is possible. Can any one suggest me?
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    How can I install Flash on a Android 4.4 device?

    Posted January 16, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    Can I still install Flash on an Android 4.4 device? It’s not as big of a deal as it used to be to not have Flash, but there are still many sites that make use of it.
  • Question

    Does Windows Security Essentials work with Windows RT?

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Can Microsoft Windows Security Essentials be used with Windows RT?
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    Why does it take so long for Android phones to get software updates?

    Posted December 27, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    It seems as if any update to Android takes forever to reach customers. Google can release an OS update, and it be months before it is pushed out to owners of existing hardware (or it is NEVER updated). This is one of my only real complaints about Android, but why does it take so long?
  • Question

    Android Tablet will not boot

    Posted December 19, 2013 - 10:15 am

    10.1 Google Android Tablet PC A20 8G/1G Allwinner.
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    Is it possible reuse the outdated Samsung Intercept?

    Posted December 7, 2013 - 7:50 pm

    How can I reuse the outdated Samsung Intercept? Virgin Mobile, but the Android was not updatable. So I bought a non-smartphone, which was pick-pocketed. Could I load open source software on the the 2G memory card? I do not have the cash to buy a new phone.
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    How to get Android 4.4 update for Nexus 7?

    Posted November 18, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Android 4.4 KitKat is supposedly released now, and news reports last week said that it was available for Nexus 7. I’ve gone into my settings and checked for updates, but it just says everything is up to date even though it is still on Android 4.3 and doesn’t give me any options to install anything. What do I need to do to get the 4.4 update?
  • Question

    Red Hat for Macbook Air 2013? :/

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 12:16 am

    Hi.. I'm new here and just stumbled in here looking for advice for the question at hand. I'm looking to study for the RHCSA and I own a Macbook Air 2013. It's a great laptop for the most part and I'd rather not get rid of it but I know some of the test objectives concern themselves with KVM.
  • Question

    Tiles in Windows 8 do not work

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Hi, about two weeks ago we discovered that the live tiles on our HP Envy tablet are no longer working. This was found when we tried to update to Win 8.1 and the Store App would not open at all. I have been on numerous forums trying to find a solution to this problem and after trying almost everything, the problem is still there.
  • Question

    What are the main advantages of Ubuntu over Windows?

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 4:04 pm

    Ubuntu users, what would be the main benefits that a Windows user could expect if he made the switch to Ubuntu?
  • Question

    How to check disk fragmentation in Linux?

    Posted October 26, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    Is there a way to check fragmentation of a disk in Linux other than the occasional fsck report on boot?
  • Question

    Will Apple making Mac OS X Maverick available for free force Microsoft to do the same with Windows?

    Posted October 24, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    I was surprised to see Apple offering Maverick OS upgrades for free to Mac users. As someone who is not a Mac user, I wonder if this could make Microsoft decide to offer free upgrades to Windows users. Any chance of this happening?
  • Question

    How to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6?

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    How can I revert back to iOS 6 if I don’t like iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S?
  • Question

    What’s the purpose of SteamOS?

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Steam is great, but I can’t quite figure out the purpose of the just announced SteamOS. Steam described it as a “free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.” What does that mean, that it’s for something like Ouya or Roku, or that it is a gaming oriented OS for the PC that you hook up to your nice big flat screen TV?
  • Question

    What are the best new features in iOS7?

    Posted September 19, 2013 - 2:48 am

    Are there any new features in iOS7 that are worth getting excited about?
  • Question

    How to take screenshot on an iMac?

    Posted September 13, 2013 - 10:10 pm

    How do I take screenshots on an iMac?
  • Question

    Can you mount an Android tablet on Ubuntu?

    Posted August 27, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    If you are running Ubuntu, can you still mount an Android tablet using a USB cable so that you can access files the same way you can with a Windows PC? It's a first gen Nexus 7, if that makes a difference.
  • Question

    How to find and delete duplicate files in Mac Lion?

    Posted August 27, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    What’s the best way to find unnecessary duplicate files in Mac Lion?
  • Question

    How does TRIM keep devices running faster?

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    I’ve read that the added support for TRIM should keep new Android 4.3 devices from slowing down over time. That’s great, but what does TRIM actually do?
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    What’s the best way to migrate data from an old Mac to a new Mac?

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    What’s the best way to migrate data from an old Mac to a new Mac?
  • Question

    How to pair a Bluetooth device with an Ubuntu PC?

    Posted August 19, 2013 - 10:24 pm

    What would I need to do to pair a bluetooth device (a smartphone in this instance) with an Ubuntu machine?
  • Question

    What are the biggest changes in Android 4.3?

    Posted August 9, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    What are the most significant changes/additions in Android 4.3 Jellybean?
  • Question

    Can Chrome OS be installed on a Windows laptop?

    Posted July 23, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    I was thinking about getting a Chomebook, but I’d like to give Chrome a test drive before making the purchase. Can the Chrome OS be installed on an existing laptop, or is it limited to Chrome specific hardware?
  • Question

    Does the Microsoft Surface RT’s price cut make it a good purchase?

    Posted July 16, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Microsoft just announced a $150 cut for the Surface RT, but it runs RT instead of Windows 8. The new price point puts it in the realm of something I will actually consider, although I have been waiting for the next generation Nexus 7. If it ran Windows 8, I think I would go ahead and purchase it, but I’m not so sure about RT.
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