Category: Links you heard on the show

Control your app permissions on Android 6.0 and up

When you install an app from Google Play on a device running Android 6.0 and up or on a Chromebook, you control which capabilities or information that app can access—known as permissions. For example, an app might want permission to see your device contacts or location. You can control which permissions an app can access […]

iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library

iPhoto includes a feature that allows you to rebuild the currently selected iPhoto library. Sometimes rebuilding the library may resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, or other issues related to reading the iPhoto library structure. Source: iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library – Apple Support

Rebuilding the Global Database | Thunderbird Help

The Global Database (“Gloda” for short) is an indexing system that enables Thunderbird to search messages. Rebuilding the Global Database re-indexes messages and address book cards. (Newsgroup messages are not indexed.) Source: Rebuilding the Global Database | Thunderbird Help

How to Scan & Fix Hard Drives with CHKDSK in Windows 10

Microsoft’s hard disk scanning and repair utility, CHKDSK (“check disk”), was introduced over 30 years ago but still has a useful place today. Users running even the latest Microsoft operating system can still use the command to examine their hard drives for errors and repair them if necessary. Here’s how to run CHKDSK in Windows […]

Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

It’s never a good sign when venture-backed companies have to raise money from debt financing groups, because it indicates that traditional investors don’t have much hope for the company. Source: Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

Your Music Everywhere – ROCKI

THE ROCKI YOUR SPEAKERS. WIRELESS. Source: Rocki + Spotify: Your Music EverywhereROCKI | The easiest way to get Spotify on your Speakers with Spotify Connect

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The FreeDOS Project

FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS. Source: FreeDOS | The FreeDOS Project

Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps

Soon, you’ll be able to use the Google Play Store and Android apps on many Chromebooks. Find out more on the Google Chrome blog. The Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases that will be able to install Android apps are listed below. Roll-out of Android Apps is done on a device-per-device basis as it is dependent on […]

Seeing Yellow

When you print on a color laser printer, it’s likely that you are also printing a pattern of invisible yellow dots. These marks exist to allow the printer companies and governments to track and identify you — presumably as a way to combat money counterfeiting. When one person asked his printer manufacturer about turning off […]

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