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owen

owen

Member since: December 2012

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, Software, Virtualization

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  • The two main things are that it will be slower on a Mac, and all those keyboard shortcuts that you committed to memory won’t be the same on a Mac. The basic core will be the same, but I’d wager you will not find a single person (fanboys excepted) who has actually used both that doesn’t view Excel on the Mac as the inferior version. 

    32 weeks 5 days ago

  • As long as all of the sites are related and relevant with each other, I agree with Christopher. However, if they are completely different in themes and content, it could harm your SEO efforts, according to Google. I think it helps prevent using link exhanges to improve a sites Page Rank  

    33 weeks 18 hours ago

  • I have a lengthy document, and don’t need to print all the pages every time. How can I print just the ones I need without wasting the time, paper and ink to print the entire thing?

    33 weeks 5 days ago

  • If I upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8, can I do an "in-place" upgrade (applications, settings and personal files “in place” after the upgrade)?

    34 weeks 4 days ago

  • I have a Western Digital HDD that makes a sound on attempted start up that is a little like one of those European police sirens, three note long. Does anyone know either what could cause this or suggest a guide that can help diagnose problems by sound?

    37 weeks 4 days ago

  • The most recent “cell phone blows up” story made me wonder, what actually causes these batteries to ignite? Is there something some users are doing that make it it likely to occur, or is it really one of those luck of the draw events that just occurs randomly?

    39 weeks 4 days ago

  • Certainly, although it may not be to a huge degree. Keep in mind, we really don’t know the extent of government monitoring, although it is clearly expansive.

    40 weeks 1 day ago

  • I didn’t realize until today that Macs don’t have an outbound firewall. Is this something to be concerned about for a personal use machine?

    40 weeks 4 days ago

  • Is there a way to encrypt data on an Android phone, and if so, how do you do it?

    41 weeks 5 days ago

  • No, Apple keeps Facetime “in the family” so you can’t use it with PCs.

    41 weeks 5 days ago

  • How high of a ping value is acceptable? Lately, when I test it, I have been seeing results in the 110-120 range. I haven’t really noticed any problems though.

    42 weeks 4 days ago

  • Is there a way to encrypt files stored on Google Drive?

    46 weeks 6 days ago

  • Does Office 365 work on Windows RT tablets the same as Windows 8 tablets, or do RT users have to make do with a gimped version?

    48 weeks 4 days ago

  • There are about a half dozen different versions of Photoshop available with a wide range of prices, and I am trying to pick the one that is most appropriate for an amateur photographer. I'm more of a point and shoot photographer, but my wife takes it more seriously.

    49 weeks 5 days ago

  • The two main things are to only install mature applications that have a track record of significant installs  and lots of reviews, and check out the developer to see what else they have done and whether there are complaints about their other apps. This is far from perfect, but it can help avoid a lot of problems.

    51 weeks 5 days ago

  • If you didn't (or don't) have anything tying you to a certain location after graduating college and were just starting out, where would you move to pursue a career in IT?

    1 year 6 days ago

  • It can be hard to find the setting for this, but one way you can keep Gmail from automatically synching is to go into your device's SETTINGS menu, then ACCOUNTS & SYNC. You can un-check auto-synch, but that will disable it for all applications.

    1 year 1 week ago

  • I accidentally deleted a table when I meant to delete a column. It was just a moment when I was thinking about other things and entered in DROP TABLE XXXX. when I meant to enter ALTER TABLE XXXX. Is there any way to recover the table?

    1 year 2 weeks ago

  • Thank's for the responses, now I have some homework this evening to give them a try. 

    1 year 3 weeks ago

  • Most, perhaps all, modern CPUs have a thermistor, and if you go into your BIOS you can configure shutdowns based on temperature. You probably just crossed the factory set threshold and triggered the shutdown that is in place to protect your hardware.

    1 year 3 weeks ago

  • How can I block inappropriate websites on my home network? I have a son who is 14, and surprise, surprise, he is going to websites that I don't approve of. I could tell him not to, but let's be real - he's a 14 year old boy. How can I block these types of sites?

    1 year 3 weeks ago

  • I've seen numbers all over the board. Some show significant costs associated with BYOD, some actually show savings. Intel's CIO reported that they saw a $3 gain in employee productivity for every $1 they spent on BYOD.

    1 year 3 weeks ago

  • I used a Google image search to find similar images to one of my photos, and I was a little taken aback when I saw my own photo come up multiple times on sites I've never even heard of. Is there an easy way to add a watermark to existing photos?

    1 year 4 weeks ago

  • Hopefully this stupid law will go away soon. It seems that nobody likes it. Well, maybe carriers and OEM manufacturers do, since it basically provides a way to force you to spend more money if they are so inclined. That said, it doesn't make it totally illegal to unlock your phone, you just have to get your carrier to agree.

    1 year 5 weeks ago

  • I'm not 100% certain if it is the same for iPad as iPhone, but on a jailbroken (jailbroke?) iPhone 4, you can go into Settings>General>Usage, then just select the app you want to delete. That should do it. 

    1 year 6 weeks ago

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