Monthly Archives: July 2013

Trick Automated Phone Bots into Never Calling You Again

Automated phone bots keep interrupting your dinner with their pre-recorded marketing messages? Play the U.S. Special Information Tone signal for “vacant circuit” when you pick up the phone. Our brother site Consumerist says a reader who kept getting automated debt collection calls added the tone to the beginning of his voicemail greeting: via Trick Automated […]

Time Warner Cable Introduces New 30GB Usage-Capped Billing Plan in Rochester, N.Y. | Stop the Cap!

In addition to an August broadband rate increase for western New York’s Time Warner Cable customers, those in Rochester will also be among the first to experience a new 30GB usage-capped billing option for broadband service. via Time Warner Cable Introduces New 30GB Usage-Capped Billing Plan in Rochester, N.Y. | Stop the Cap!.

Create, change, or customize a view – Outlook – Office.com

Each Microsoft Outlook folder, such as Inbox and Calendar, displays its items in a layout called a view. There are several standard views available for a folder that you can choose from or you can create custom views. A view is composed of a view type, fields, colors, fonts, and many other settings, and gives […]

Autoruns for Windows

This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can […]

Remove Webcake ads (popups) – Removal Guide

The Webcake ads (popups) is very annoying adware if you are not aware of what you installed. If the Webcake adware is installed it will display ads (coupon codes) on websites where they (Webcake) can supply discount codes for. The website where the underlined links are displayed are Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, Amazon and more. Please […]

iOS: Force an app to close

Follow these steps to force an app to close: From the Home screen, click the Home button twice. Tap and hold on the app. When it starts to jiggle, tap the to close it. Double-click the Home button and try opening the app again. via iOS: Force an app to close.

Why is My Nexus 7 So Slow? 8 Ways to Speed it Up Again

Everyone seems to be complaining about their Nexus 7 tablets slowing down over time. Sure, this is anecdotal — but there are a lot of anecdotes. We’ll cover a variety of ways to speed it up. Many people report that the update to Android 4.2 slowed down the Nexus 7. However, it seems that many […]

Android 4.2 Tip: You Can Now Clear All Cached App Data At Once

Chances are, if you’re picking up an 8GB Nexus 4, or even a 16GB Nexus 7 (or are stuck with an 8GB N7), at some point you might run low on storage. It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, in Android 4.2, Google’s given you a new way to free up some space with […]

Compared: What You Can Watch On Google Chromecast, Apple TV & Roku

Want to stream content from the Internet to your TV? There’s a new player in town, Google’s Chromecast. It’s super easy to use and priced to move. What’s not to like? If you’re happy with just Netflix, you’re good. If you want Hulu or HBO Go, paying a bit more for Roku or Apple TV […]

Darik’s Boot And Nuke

Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is free erasure software designed for consumer use. DBAN users should be aware of some product limitations, including: No guarantee that data is removed Limited hardware support (e.g. no RAID dismantling) No customer support via Darik’s Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing.

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