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  • Amazon has the OS system listed as Fire 3.5. What is Fire OS? Will it run apps from any of the other OSes (Windows, Android, iOS)?

    5 weeks 11 hours ago

  • Ah, ok. That makes sense. Now I know what it means that my phone has a locked bootloader. Thanks for the info!

    8 weeks 1 day ago

  • I always see bootloaders mentioned in a locked/unlocked context on Android forum discussions, but I don't know what it actually is or does. Anyone?

    8 weeks 2 days ago

  • I suspect a lot of other people are asking themselves this question after Adobe Creative Cloud was down for over a day. There are a lot of people that missed deadlines because of this, and Adobe forced the subscription, cloud-only model on everyone so there was no fall-back unless you have physical copies of the older software versions.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • This isn’t just some remote, not-gonna-happen possibility. It does happen, as a lot of Nirvanex customers learned earlier this year.

    10 weeks 2 days ago

  • This isn’t something I know much about (sorry!), but maybe you could find more information at the developers section at Facebook. Maybe not, though. Wish I could help you out.

    10 weeks 2 days ago

  • At the risk of sounding like an old ad line from Microsoft’s competition, there is an app that does that called, appropriately, Network Usage.

    10 weeks 5 days ago

  • The Electronic Freedom Foundation (or EFF) has a browser plug-in called Privacy Badger that will do what you want.

    11 weeks 2 days ago

  • When I’m using open WiFi networks for anything more than a quick bit of casual browsing, what steps are necessary to stay secure?

    13 weeks 5 days ago

  • Zero day refers to a situation where there has been “zero days” since the time a vulnerability was publicly identified and the first attack. It means that there has been a problem identified, but there isn’t a patch yet. 

    14 weeks 22 hours ago

  • This is a known issue that some Instagram recently started to experience. The photos should still be viewable on your profile. In any case, Instagram is aware of it and says that they are working on it. As far as I know, they haven’t mentioned the cause, but you can rest easy that it wasn’t you.

    15 weeks 6 days ago

  • I would think that a lot of that would depend on the app you are using - I would make sure that it doesn’t store data locally, and I would make sure to use a lock screen password on your device. The data you send to your bank is going to be encrypted, so it shouldn’t be exposed even if someone gets hold of the data during transmission.

    19 weeks 16 hours ago

  • Banking would be at the top of my list, followed by logging onto pretty much any account. Making purchases would be on the list, don’t want to share my credit card and personal info. That being said, I don’t think it is being paranoid, but Man in the Middle attacks over public WiFi is pretty rare.

    19 weeks 16 hours ago

  • The 2014 MWC has wrapped up in Barcelona, after introducing many interesting and not so interesting ideas and products, some of which are already in production, and some which will never see the light of day. What were the most important and interesting concepts/products that are likely to actually become reality?

    20 weeks 5 days ago

  • There was a discussion about this on the TrueCrypt forum a while back, unfortunately it requires an account to view. If you do have an account (or want to establish one), here is the relevant link: http://forums.truecrypt.org/login.php?redirect=viewtopic.php&p=67359#67359  

    21 weeks 5 days ago

  • No, I afraid not. I know that it isn’t exactly the same thing, but you could use Miracast as a substitute. I would be surprised if RT support is ever added to Chromecast, in light of its relatively low adoption rate.

    21 weeks 5 days ago

  • Is there a way to send money to someone directly over Gmail? If so, what is the process for doing so? I read an article about a new service that “competes with Gmail’s money transfer service.” I had no idea that such a service exists, assuming the article was accurate.

    22 weeks 5 days ago

  • I have been looking at Chomebooks for a while, and when I mentioned it to someone at my office they told me to be aware that you can’t print with Chromebooks like you can with a laptop, but she didn’t know the particulars of why. Is she right? Is printing with a Chomebook really more difficult that it is with, say, a Windows laptop?

    23 weeks 5 days ago

  • I haven’t been able to access my yahoo email in more than two days, and can’t seem to do anything about it. Since I use my yahoo email (which I have had forever) to communicate with a wide range of people, both personally and professionally, this stinks. Anyone know what the issue is or how widespread it is?

    32 weeks 16 hours ago

  • Is there a way to send emails that delete themselves after being read, kind of like a Snapchat without the photo component?

    35 weeks 17 hours ago

  • Does anyone know who the manufacturer of the iPad Mini’s display it? I’m curious if Apple is sticking with Samsung for components despite their ongoing legal battles.

    36 weeks 17 hours ago

  • Are there any compatibility issues between iOS 7 and the Pebble Smartwatch?

    37 weeks 15 hours ago

  • I think what you may be talking about is badBIOS, since I’ve heard/read a few reports about it in the past week.

    37 weeks 2 days ago

  • For free stock art, check out morguefile.com and stock.xchng. You will still have to check the license for each image, some are non-commercial, so if it is a business website, be aware of that and make certain the license is appropriate for your intended use.

    42 weeks 22 hours ago

  • When looking at Chromecast, I came across mentions of Miracast a few times, which I’d never heard of even though it has been around for a while. Like Chromecast, Miracast is a dongle that plugs into the HDMI port of a TV and acts much like a physical HDMI connection.

    42 weeks 6 days ago

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