Software

The Remote to Rule All Remotes – Logitech Harmony Ultimate

June 15, 2013

I’m not sure how much further Logitech can go with their Harmony universal remote line. With the new Logitech Harmony Ultimate out (which is a great Father’s Day gift, by the way), I’m really curious what the next generation Harmony remote would bring. I’m thinking that it will have some sort of mind reading integration […]

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Instagram Users – How to Clear the Instagram Cache & Save Space on your Smartphone

June 14, 2013
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If you are a heavy Instagram user, you might not know this but the more you use Instagram, the photo-sharing service and mobile application, the more space the app will consume on your iOS or Android device over time. Originally, when you install Instagram, it only uses about 24 MB (on iOS), but it can […]

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Remote, Programmatic Home Automation at its Best – the Belkin WeMo

May 17, 2013
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Home Automation and Remote Controls are cool. Really cool. Think back to the days of The Clapper (which you can still buy, by the way). Clap on, clap off. We have come a long way though. Now we have Internet-connected gadgets, gizmos, appliances and devices, hopefully all designed to make our lives easier, safer or […]

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How to Stop CHKDSK from Running on Every Boot Up

April 25, 2013
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Recently, my Windows 7 computer started running a CHKDSK each and every time that it booted up. For those that don’t know, the CHKDSK utility is a way that Windows validates the system file structure and integrity of your computer’s hard drive. You can scan your hard drive with it or run it with a […]

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How to Remove Little Black Square Paragraph Formatting & Page Break in Microsoft Word

March 18, 2013
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Recently, I received a panicked email from my step-mom wondering why a page break could not be removed from Microsoft Word. Normally, if you click on the “show paragraphs” button (¶), you can see a page break or section break. However, in this case, there was no line signifying a section break or page break […]

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Can You Have a Love Affair with a Gadget?

February 8, 2013
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“I’m in love with the iPad Mini” I proclaimed proudly to my wife. I didn’t expect the response (well, I did in a way). “You cannot be in love with a gadget.” That was that. End of discussion. I had been hoping to start a conversation about why I like the iPad Mini so much […]

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How To Change Your iOS Device’s Root & Mobile User Password After Jailbreak and OpenSSH Install

February 5, 2013
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As many of you may know, the latest untethered jailbreak tool for iOS called Envisi0n was released to the general public yesterday (2/4/13). As a consequence, the Cydia installer which manages all of the repositories for 3rd party app that you can install on your jailbroken iOS device was pretty much hammered. Things are coming […]

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