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  • I have an XBox Music account because I have an X360 and I though, “Hey, I can use this on my new Moto G!” Well, it turns out that I can use the app for streaming, but it won’t let me play offline. It tells me that offline isn’t supported and there is no offline option for my playlist.

    2 weeks 2 days ago

  • As anyone who has watched the fascinating documentary on Helvetica knows, the choice of font for anything written is important. Is there any objective measurement of font legibility for use in website design?

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • A law firm that specializes in technology law has a blog I ran across that listed some things that you might want to hang onto beyond invoices: Purchase Orders License Certificates Register Receipts Serial Numbers Emails Link to the full blog post: 

    4 weeks 2 days ago

  • My wife lost her android smartphone in the house. The ringer is off, so calling it won't help. Is there an app that we can completely install remotely through Google Play that will allow us to activate the ringer and help us to find it? All the apps I've found seem to require installation and setup on the phone itself.

    4 weeks 6 days ago

  • Is there a standard bitrate to use for CD quality sound? Is there any reason to go beyond 128kbps for the average listener, or is that audiophile only territory?

    6 weeks 2 days ago

  • You could give Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite). It’s not the “fanciest” office suite, but it is Dropbox compatible and covers the basics. Plus, as the name suggests, it’s free, so you don’t have anything to lose if you give it a try.

    7 weeks 1 day ago

  • You could try software that is supposed to remove all associated files with the software you are installing. Revo is the only one I can think of at the moment, but I’m sure there are others.

    8 weeks 1 day ago

  • reCaptcha is hosted by Google, and one of the more interesting things about it is that it is used to digitize text of old newspapers and books. That’s why there are two “sections” of a reCaptcha instead of the single series of characters for CAPTCHA - one is known text, the other is not.

    9 weeks 2 days ago

  • The most noticeable changes are improved user management of storage space and download management. USB keyboard support is new, and better system stability will also please a lot of people.  

    9 weeks 2 days ago

  • Earlier this week, there was a DDoS attack on a Cloudflare customer that reached 400 gigabits per second and actually slowed network traffic across Europe. Apparently, it was a network time protocol amplification attack. What makes this type of attack so much more disruptive than other types of DDoS attacks?

    10 weeks 1 day ago

  • I still remember my first computer, an IBM PCjr. I taught myself BASIC using a book that came with it, and played my first computer game, King’s Quest. I was thinking about it today, and I’ve always been a “PC guy” instead of an “Apple guy,” probably because the PCjr was my first computer.

    11 weeks 6 days ago

  • It seems like the main goal is to trick you into installing the awful ASK toolbar or sneak in McAfee the one time you forget to uncheck the install box. Honestly, I think it is a way to Oracle to turn updates into an additional revenue stream.

    11 weeks 6 days ago

  • AT&T is planning to allow companies to pay for the data used by their apps so that it won’t count towards users monthly data limits. It seems to me like this would violate net neutrality standards. Am I missing something? This seems the very definition of treating some data differently. How does this NOT violate net neutrality?

    14 weeks 6 days ago

  • I know that I hate it when I ask a question and I get this answer, but….it depends. There are such widely differing demands placed on servers depending on what you are hosting, a static site is just not going to generate the same demands on hardware as a busy e-commerce site, for example.

    16 weeks 5 days ago

  • I have to give a presentation at a satellite office that requires either a train or airline trip, and I want to just use my tablet with a portable projector. How bright (lumens) does a projector need to be so it will be legible in a lighted room?

    17 weeks 5 days ago

  • You can go the hardware route and get a Pogoplug Safeplug. However, keep in mind that nothing is foolproof. The idiot who made the recent bomb threat at Harvard was using TOR, and they caught him anyway. He was using Harvard’s wireless network, so TOR may have worked, but he gave himself away by not considering the complete picture. 

    17 weeks 5 days ago

  • Is there a way to determine memory use of plug-ins in Firefox? I’m pretty sure that one or more of my plug-ins is slowing down the browser, and would like an objective method of determining the culprit?

    17 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m a little conflicted on this. On one hand, I remember fondly the “Wild West” era of the internet and hate to see more restrictions, on the other hand, the comments on YouTube can be so terrible that I have banned it for my kid - there is just too much racist, sexist, homophobic hate speech in the comments.

    23 weeks 3 days ago

  • A wireless network will be somewhat easier to install since you don’t need to route cables all over, but if you are starting with a new office it’s not that big of an advantage.

    24 weeks 2 hours ago

  • How can I opt out so that Google doesn’t use my Google+ photos, comments and likes in their “shared endorsements” advertisements?

    27 weeks 3 days ago

  • I’m going to have a self-playing PowerPoint presentation during an upcoming event, and would like to add my own voice narration to it. Anyone know how to do it?

    28 weeks 2 days ago

  • I have a number of phones and tablets around my house, and we don’t always use the USB “wall wart” chargers that came with each device, and at work we commonly use each others chargers. Is this ok to do, or could this actually damage our devices?

    30 weeks 1 day ago

  • Some people are going to want their Glass to be very obvious in a, “Hey, look at me. I have something cooler than you,” sort of way.. Remember how some people used to wear Bluetooth headsets around everywhere? Yeah, those guys are going to want you to KNOW they have Google Glass.

    33 weeks 1 day ago

  • Yes, it’s pretty simple. Here is a step by step guide.

    33 weeks 1 day ago

  • One of the new changes to the Google+ app is that when someone “+1s” something, it shows up much like something that was directly shared with your circles. Is there a way to stop this? I know it’s not that big of a deal, but I don’t want to clutter up everyone’s stream when I +1 something.

    33 weeks 6 days ago

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