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- I’m not privy to the terms of your NDAs, so I don’t know the restrictions that you have agreed to. By nature of the service, Google is going to have to temporarily store a copy of any document that you print. According to Google, they do not retain a copy after printing is complete:
1 week 1 day ago
- Some sites that she visits probably just aren’t fully compatible with IE11. You can turn on compatibility mode for her under the TOOLS button, then just click “Compatibility View Settings” and add the website that isn’t displaying properly. No promises, but this might help.
1 week 1 day ago
- There was a recent post on Reddit about LG collecting personal user data from users of its “smart TVs”.
2 weeks 2 days ago
- When choosing a new tablet, what are the most important things to consider once you get past the choice of OS and size?
5 weeks 2 days ago
- The new iPhone is great, but the way the icons shift and float in space messes with my eyes and actually makes me feel a little dizzy. It reminds me of my son’s 3DS when I first looked at the 3D effects. I can deal with it, and probably could get used to it, but Is there a way to get rid of that display feature?
8 weeks 5 days ago
- Beyond running a virus scan, how can you tell if your PC has been infected by a virus? Are there common “symptoms,” for lack of a better term?
9 weeks 3 days ago
- Clearly, it’s not good. I can still boot up (Compaq Windows PC) usually, although not always. I'm pretty sure it's coming from the hard drive.
10 weeks 1 day ago
- Support for TRIM would be right up there.By effectively managing garbage collection (sort of) and optimizing storage more efficiently, 4.3 devices should avoid most of the sluggishnes that develops ov
16 weeks 4 days ago
- delia25 answers Re: Does data you want to remain private need to be stored with companies outside of US?Probably so, but that’s no guarantee either. It isn’t as if other countries aren’t doing similar things with companies physically located within their borders. Plus, once you are transmitting data offshore, you potentially lose whatever protections exist for US citizens, although those are pretty thin these days.
16 weeks 4 days ago
- It looks like Rousseau called it correctly and should get some donuts (or is it dollars). Exactly as he said, the President invalidated the ITC ruling, and there will be no ban on iPhones. Source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/older-iphones-wont-be-banned-...
17 weeks 3 days ago
- I understand that it requires more effort (hence the “2” part of 2-factor). I don’t mind putting forth a little more effort, but do people find that it is worth it, or does the inconvenience outweigh the added security?
17 weeks 3 days ago
- I know that generally it is better to choose WiFi channel 1, 6, or 11, but why are these better? It would seem to me that if everyone uses these three channels, it would be better to pick one of the other channels.
18 weeks 2 days ago
- I’m not certain if this is true for all batteries, but I know a MacBook Pro or Air has a battery life expectancy of ~1000 cycles. At that point, capacity is expected to fall to 80% of original capacity, so it isn’t as if the battery just goes belly up all at once. You could still get acceptable performance for quite a while longer.
23 weeks 3 days ago
- delia25 answers Re: Will 802.11ac WiFi (aka “Gigabit WiFi”) routers be backward compatible with 802.11n devices?Yes, there is backwards compatibility, so you should be fine with older devices. There might be some differences noticed in range. Depending on the number of devices using the same access point, you could actually see a decreased range.
23 weeks 4 days ago
- delia25 asks When traveling internationally, is it better to purchase a local SIM card, or use your carrier’s international service?I’m headed to Europe in a few weeks, and I will be in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Which makes the most sense, taking a cheap GSM phone along and switching out SIM cards, or just using my carrier’s international data/calling option? I’m with AT&T if that makes a difference.
23 weeks 4 days ago
- Let me state first: I’m not looking for a how-to guide to become a cybercriminal. I simply have garnered some concerns because of recent stories that surfaced in the media. One concern comes from the recent ‘whistleblowing’ action by Edward Snowden who blew the cover off the NSA operation.
25 weeks 19 hours ago
- In Windows 7, you just established yourself as an admin, created an account for your kid, and defined the restrictions in the account settings using parental controls. This has changed in Windows 8 apparently. How do you go about using parental control in Windows 8? Does it work as well?
28 weeks 3 days ago
- My son was playing with my iPad and somehow switch the default search engine from Google to Yahoo!, and of course he has no idea how he did it. How can I change it back to Google?
34 weeks 19 hours ago
- My cat likes to sleep on my desk at home, and is constantly pushing around the mouse, which causes my computer to wake up. She is apparently a very modern cat. Is there a way in Windows 8 to stop the computer from waking up when the mouse is moved?
35 weeks 2 days ago
- I've finally started practicing what I preach and using 2 step verification to log into my Google account since so much of my online life is so deeply integrated with Google - email, voice, wallet, play, et al. One of my Android phones is an old Motorola running 2.2 Froyo.
37 weeks 4 days ago
- I saw that Google is testing a ring that acts as an authentication token. Obviously, a fair number of businesses use physical authentication tokens, but as far as I know they haven't been adopted for individual private use. Ok, I'm sure there are a few people out there using them, but I've never met them.
38 weeks 3 days ago
- Is there a standout browser for Linux? I've had a long time to learn the ups and downs of the IE/Firefox/Chrome trifecta for Windows, but I'm still learning the different Linux distros, and have just been using Firefox on Linux. Are there better choices?
40 weeks 2 days ago
- How can I make sure that the hardware I have is supported by Linux? I know that Linux is much, much better (easier) when it comes to hardware support than Windows, but how can I make sure a given graphics card, motherboard, etc. will work?
41 weeks 17 hours ago
- delia25 answers Re: Lost phone, how to move backup to new Android phone from My Android apps in Google PlayIf you had the previous device linked to a Google Account (which you say you did), your contacts should automatically synched. There should be no need to import anything. Log onto Gmail on a laptop/desktop and on the left side under the big "Google" you should see "Gmail" with a drop down menu.
42 weeks 1 day ago
- It seems that whenever there is a zero day vulnerability, there is a better than even chance that it will have something to do with Java. What is it about Java that makes it so prone to security threats? Oracle isn't exactly some start-up operating out of a garage, you would think they would have this Java thing figured out by now.
45 weeks 3 days ago
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