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Areas of Interest:
- When I try to read email messages using iCloud on my laptop and attempt to scroll down in the preview pane, it just keeps scrolling back up. Strange and annoying. It just started happening. I’m using an HP Windows 7 laptop with the chrome browser.
3 weeks 5 days ago
- More cores are in theory more efficient because they allow for an increase in processing power without the same increase in power requirements that would be necessary from a faster clock speed.
5 weeks 5 days ago
- The business version actually has a different lineage. It was Groove, then Sharepoint Workspace, then Skydrive Pro, and now it has become OneDrive for Business. What many people do not realize is that OneDrive for Business is actually connected to the Sharepoint platform.
5 weeks 5 days ago
- From what I’ve read, Silverlight vulnerabilities are increasingly being exploited by hackers. As usual, many of the exploits take advantaged of unpatched vulnerabilities that exposes people that haven’t updated it and are running older versions.
10 weeks 13 hours ago
- The term “tokenization” came up during a presentation on data security today, but it wasn’t really explained. What is tokenization?
12 weeks 6 days ago
- The main point of the Windows 8 start screen is to integrate the PC with tablets...I think. Plus there are specific apps that make use of the start screen. Of course, there are many applications that do not, and use the desktop, so I’m not sure that I really see the utility of that.
19 weeks 7 hours ago
- I’m not entirely certain, but I think it is related to two things, (1) the average user takes up much more bandwidth downloading music, video, kitty photos, etc. than they do uploading anything, and (2) to discourage file sharing/bittorrents. I’m not sure how hard it is to shift the “balance” (percentage of bandwidth used for uploading vs.
19 weeks 8 hours ago
- You can hold it over boiling water for 4-5 minutes. I suggest using tongs or something similar, you don’t want to burn yourself! Also make sure it is dry before you reinstall the cartridge. I’ve had this method work sometimes, but not everytime. Still, it is worth a try, printer cartridges are expensive.
20 weeks 2 days ago
- As gbcorb said, don’t use their uninstaller! It’s a pain to get rid of Genieo, but you definitely don’t want to leave that malware on your MacBook. The Safe Mac website that was mentioned has a very thorough guide to remove Genieo. Follow the directions carefully, and you should be able to rid yourself of it.
20 weeks 2 days ago
- Google announced that it has been working on Project Tango, an ability to capture 3D environments using a smartphone. That’s neat, I suppose, but what practical uses does it have?
22 weeks 5 days ago
- nchristine answers Re: Does enabling MAC address filtering significantly improve home network security?The key word in your question is “significantly.” MAC address filtering does improve network security slightly, but it’s a pain to set up and the benefit is so marginal that I would not recommend it.
24 weeks 1 day ago
- To follow up on what Phil Johnson already said, I think the way printing works with Chromebooks is a major drawback. If you do have a Google Cloud Print printer (which I don’t) it’s fine. If you don’t the need to go through another computer is a clunky solution that prevents a Chomebook from being a go-to “laptop” for many people.
24 weeks 1 day ago
- More than any other software, I’m pestered with Java updates. Why does Java requires so many more updates than other software? It’s been around forever, wouldn’t the holes have already been identified and patched by now?
25 weeks 6 days ago
- I read in the NYT that AOL is going to kill off Patch, one of my favorite sources for local news. How much longer until they shut it down?
30 weeks 2 days ago
- Sure, you can still use it if you have it installed. There are also a few rumors that Microsoft may have purchased Winamp, but I’m not sure that they are accurate. Winamp actually isn’t all that bad, I would go so far as to say it beats iTunes as far as UI goes.
35 weeks 5 days ago
- Is there a generally accepted functional range for a residential grade wireless router?
36 weeks 9 hours ago
- Is there a way to change where Excel automatically advances the cell pointer? Usually next cell down is fine, but not always. Thanks!
36 weeks 6 days ago
- nchristine answers Re: How can a computer virus be transmitted over the air from machine to machine?Hi, and thanks for the responses. I worded my question poorly, I wasn’t thinking about WiFi, 3G, etc as Carla pointed out. It was the badBios malware (or potential malware) that I heard the piece about, I just missed the name. Glad to hear that it probably is not a serious threat. Thanks for the info.
38 weeks 2 days ago
- I was listening to the radio and heard a report on a new virus that could be transmitted without machines being physically connected. How is this even possible? Is it something to be concerned about at this point?
38 weeks 5 days ago
- I was looking around a storeroom at home and realize that I have three old PCs just sitting in a corner. I can pay to have them disposed of, but what are some other things I could do with them? They range from an old Acer running Windows 95 to a Gateway running Vista (just typing “Gateway” brings up memories of horrible customer service).
39 weeks 2 days ago
- I have a relatively slow internet connection, but it is the best I can get where I live. YouTube videos often buffer repeatedly, which makes watching them unbearable. Is there a way to buffer more than a few seconds of the video so that I don’t go through a maddening start/stop cycle while viewing?
40 weeks 6 days ago
- I know how to simply zoom in (Windows key and (+) key), but is there a way to only zoom in on a portion of the page, leaving the rest normally sized?
45 weeks 1 day ago
- nchristine answers Re: What’s the difference between Windows mainstream support and extended support?Yes, they will still be getting security patches and updates during extended support. There won’t be non-security updates or additional features added, but I doubt anyone using Vista would be expecting that anyway at this stage of the lifecycle.
47 weeks 5 days ago
- I know that this is a subjective question, but is it worth the discount in price to purchase a refurbished iPad instead of a brand new one? I’ve bought some products used before, and they were like new, but on the other hand, I bought a used LCD monitor and it had a stuck pixel and lots of surface scuffs.
47 weeks 6 days ago
- I asked a question yesterday about choosing a wireless WiFi channel. Thanks for the help, btw! I downloaded WiFi Analyzer for my Android phone and installed inSSIDer on my PC.
1 year 6 days ago
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