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Areas of Interest:
- There have been efforts by consumer groups to have “kill switches” built into smartphones so that if the devices are lost or stolen, the kill switch can be remotely activated, making them useless and preventing theft of data. This would remove much of the incentive for theft of devices, and would seem to be a good idea.
4 weeks 2 days ago
- I know it is often possible to recover data from a failed HDD, but what about a SSD? If it fails, can data be recovered or are you out of luck?
4 weeks 4 days ago
- It has been a problem for a couple of days, and at this point Yahoo is well aware of it. Unfortunately for people who use Yahoo email, the company itself issued a statement that said this was caused by a hardware issue that is more difficult to resolve than they anticipated.
12 weeks 3 days ago
- When someone tries to use a copied disc, how can a PC or game console tell that it is a copy instead of an original (legitimate) disc?
14 weeks 4 days ago
- Just to follow up on LG’s data collection from its TVs, an LG “investigation,” (in other words, “Who screwed this up so we got busted?”) showed that they were in fact collecting customer’s data even if they opted out. LG says they are going to address it and make the disable feature actually work:
14 weeks 6 days ago
- How can I convert a Word Doc to PDF in Office?
15 weeks 3 days ago
- I’m getting a strange crackling sound from my PC’s speakers, but the strange thing is that I also get it when I use a headset. It sounds almost like my old home stereo speakers used to after they had been abused (blown, as we called it back in the day), but since it isn’t limited to the speakers, I assume there is another cause.
15 weeks 4 days ago
- Ubuntu users, what would be the main benefits that a Windows user could expect if he made the switch to Ubuntu?
18 weeks 6 days ago
- That actually sounds more like a bad inverter board. Check the inverter board and I think you will find it is the issue.
26 weeks 1 hour ago
- tswayne answers Re: Which would be easier to transition to from Microsoft Office; OpenOffice or LibreOffice?I don’t think the transition would be markedly more difficult for either, honestly. LibreOffice is actually a fork of OpenOffice, so they are more similar than different. Let’s face it, most office suites do the same basic functions, although it can take time to adjust to the quirks of the individual software.
26 weeks 3 days ago
- It seems to me like Nokia had pretty much committed itself to Windows Phone, and has been making nice devices that just haven’t sold well, despite a solid advertising push and generally reasonable prices for the hardware. What does the purchase of Nokia’s phone division accomplish for Microsoft?
26 weeks 3 days ago
- tswayne asks If your company supports BYOD, does it require employees to supply their own devices and data plan?My company supports BYOD, and while you have to pay for your own device, the company pays for the data/call charges. I was talking to someone about BYOD from another company, and according to him, I was fortunate, since most companies don’t pay for anything. Is that right? Does anyone know what is the most common practice?
27 weeks 5 days ago
- We hear a lot about Android fragmentation and the poor history most carriers have with respect to updates for Android. Obviously it takes a little time for a new version to achieve significant market penetration, so I wouldn’t expect Android 4.2 to be the dominant version of the operating system yet, but what is in widest use now?
34 weeks 2 days ago
- New “Google Play Edition” versions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 are available direct from Google. It sounds like these are the same thing as the annual (?) Nexus devices - latest version of Android, no skins, etc. Is Google changing the Nexus name to Google Play Edition, or is there a difference?
36 weeks 2 days ago
- Lower is better, and yours is slightly on the high side for a broadband connection. Really, unless you start getting a ping of 150+, you are not going to see many ill effect, and even then the impact will probably be minimal, depending on what you are doing.
37 weeks 13 min ago
- I have an HP OfficeJet 6110 that tells me that I need to press enter to align the cartridges, but when I do so nothing happens. Any ideas what the problem could be or how to remedy it?
37 weeks 2 days ago
- Does anyone know the required bandwidth for video conferencing on Skype to be high quality. We had a video conference last week with about half a dozen participants, and the quality was pretty bad. Our connection is DSL with 6Mbps download speeds.
38 weeks 3 days ago
- I have only had two different Android phones over my smartphone “career”, one LG and one Motorola. I think that my daughter is old enough to have a smartphone, and I am going to go with a pre-paid plan to prevent her overuse of the phone (set amount of minutes and data per month without risk of overages).
39 weeks 6 days ago
- Does anyone know when "normal people" will be able to buy Google Glass? Despite the photo of the guy in the shower (nice pic, broheim), I would love to get a pair for myself when they are available to the general public.
42 weeks 6 days ago
- As I responded to an earlier poster this week, many of us (but by no means all) are in the US, so we don't necessarily know what the job market and educational system is in other countries. Here, a compliance analyst makes pretty decent money, I would guess $50,000-60,000 on average, not sure what it is like where you live.
45 weeks 3 days ago
- I am helping develop content for a new company website, and apparently Google is updating it's algorithms again, which could affect SEO. Any word on what changes this Penguin update will bring? I'd rather not have to make too many revisions and changes almost as soon as I finish the content.
45 weeks 5 days ago
- Hi, Pratham. Good luck in your career search. Many of the posters here are in the US, including myself, so we don't really know much about the educational system in India, or what the job market is like there. Maybe someone from Indian will chime in though.
45 weeks 6 days ago
- It looks like Austin is going to join Kansas City as a city with Google Fiber (really) high speed network. Good for them. Meanwhile, I live in a city with ~300,000 people in the metropolitan area, and even though I'm located about .25 miles from the center of town, my "high speed" option is to pay AT
47 weeks 4 days ago
- When buying new PCs, is it worth the additional cost to buy machines with Thunderbolt ports in addition to USB 3.0? How widespread is Thunderbolt adoption?
49 weeks 6 days ago
- I'm not certain that I fully understand your question, but I'll give it a shot. Marketing is obviously important. Let's say that you have the greatest idea in the world.
50 weeks 3 days ago
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