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    iPhone 6 Notification pull down

    On my iPhone 6, I have noticed that sometimes when I try to pull down the notification center, it won't always pull down all the way. Sometimes, it will get stuck at the halfway point. When it gets stuck, I cannot move it up or down. The only way to move it is to push the Home button. I've...
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    Considering building htpc

    Hey peeps - I've been considering taking on a new project to build a home theater pc. I'm a bit worried that my requirements for the HTPC are too stringent, and wanted to ask others how they solved the problems. I currently have four televisions in the house: main, master, two upstairs...
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    determining bottlenecks

    Hey guys - I suck at networking but I understand basic computing. So I'd appreciate a little assistance. I don't understand how to determine network bottlenecks. I recently moved into a new house that has Cat 5e (supposedly... I haven't verified if it is 5 or 5e) throughout. My internet...
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    Updates on PC cause BFBC2 black screen

    Hey guys - After taking ~ 1.5 years off from playing, I decided to load up BFBC2 on my desktop. I installed all Windows updates, and updated all drivers (basically just my video card's). After trying to determine I had the updated game (still not certain), I loaded it and searched for some of...
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    Need new modem?

    I'm struggling with some internet connectivity issues. Currently, I use ATT DSL (no landline, just DSL). I have a Netopia 3347 modem, which has been working tirelessly for 1.75 to 2 years. Recently, I noticed that when connecting to the internet using wireless, it was as if pages had a hard...
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    make copy of photos

    I presently have all my pictures on my MacBook Pro in various iPhoto (11) albums. My wife has filed for divorce and would like to have copies of some of the pictures that we had together. Since she doesn't have a Mac, would just making a copy of the library be sufficient or do I need to dig...
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    desk cooling

    My computer tower resides on the inside of a desk's cabinet. The enclosure looks similar to this: http://furnitureoutletamerica.com/images/products/secondary/800511-1.jpg The cabinet has a door on the front (which I leave open when I am on the computer), plus a decent sized opening near my...
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    upgrade to HD 4850?

    A friend is looking to sell his 4850 for $50. Since I'm pretty far behind in upgrading the video card (currently using a 4670 1GB), I'm curious if this would be a decent upgrade or if I should shell out another $100 and get something in the 6xxx range. Thoughts? At this point, my PC is...
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    limit default screen resolution

    At the office, I'm running a Fedora 12 host with a Windows XP Pro guest on VirtualBox. I'd like to limit the screen resolution for my guest (Win XP) to 1280x1024, however I can't seem to get this to work. It always defaults to 2560x1024 instead. I've run the following command as root, which...
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    testing RAM

    After experiencing yet another Windows stop error, I finally decided to test my RAM. I had bought another 4GB of RAM during one of Newegg's sales, and all signs pointed to it being faulty. I originally downloaded memtest86 and burned it to a CD. However upon reboot, the test seemed to just...
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    Razer Deathadder and Windows 7 non admin user

    I recently purchased a Deathadder (nice mouse!), and have really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to get it to use the drivers and load the system tray icon when running as anything other than an Administrator. Would someone please inform me how to do this? It'd be nice to get...
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    Getting errors with driver

    Over the weekend, I finally had time to delve deeper into a recurring issue that I've had with what I thought was a monitor problem. Powering on my computer, the monitor frequently failed to wake (I didn't power it off, just let it sleep when the computer was turned off). Similarly, if I let my...
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    Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible

    Over the weekend, my wife's iPhone 3g crapped out, again (second phone to die in less than two years). She was pissed at Apple but also at AT&T due to their crappy service (there's nothing like frequent dropped calls to really get your blood boiling). So, we decided to look around and find an...
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    iPhone 3G and Sony AIR-SA17Ti

    I recently received the Sony AIR-SA17Ti Wireless Music Dock (along with two wireless speakers from Sony... I forget their specific models, but it was a complete package deal). According to the documentation, this device should be compatible with my iPhone 3G. When I dock the phone, and...
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    determining bottleneck

    I've tried to find out how to determine what is bottlenecking my computer, however my Google-fu apparently is weaker than I thought. Rather than continually coming back to here and asking someone to provide information to me (I'm window shopping for new hardware... so I don't have a small...
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    monitor doesn't always receive video

    Lately, I've noticed that I'm experiencing a somewhat random issue with my monitor. If my system is completely powered off, and its been cool for a while, when I power it on my monitor doesn't always receive the video signal. It acts like it doesn't receive any signal at all (staying asleep...
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    keep Windows awake during long downloads?

    Okay, I know that I've seen this question asked previously, but I was having a hard time pulling it up in search. I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium and have the sleep mode set to the defaults (which means I believe the monitor turns off after 10 minutes and the hard drive turns...
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    Windows 7 clean install problems

    So the past few days, I've been working on a reinstall of Windows 7 after changing a bunch of hardware (motherboard, RAM, processor, p/s) due to some issues that popped up from my daughter using the power button or yanking the power to kill the computer. I ran into a interesting issue that took...
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    Need some assistance with new build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? I plan on doing some gaming and photo editing 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? My budget is roughly $500, but that's flexible 3) Where do you live? I live in San Antonio TX 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget...
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    Move OS to new HDD

    In a similar question to thread 1495834, I'm curious about moving Windows 7 from one hard drive to another. Everything else will remain the same. Here's the backstory: Originally had Windows XP on a 75G 10K RPM drive. I bought a larger, slower HDD and in a brief moment of illogical fallacy...
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    Testing a motherboard for faults?

    Okay, so my 9 year old daughter decided to be 'helpful' and powered off my running computer (including a number of running programs) by hitting the power button until it shutdown. Unfortunately, when I powered it back on the computer had a number of issues. It ran a system file check on the C:\...
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    New Wii - shaky controls

    So my in-laws bought my family a Wii for Christmas (don't get me started on having to shell out more money on controllers than they did on the Wii...). After setting everything up, I'm having issues with the pointers being extremely shaky. So if I'm simply standing still barely moving (breathing...
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    nonAdmin running games

    I've made the move from Windows XP Pro (one user) to Windows 7 (multi users), and for the most part I'm very thrilled with what I can and cannot do. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a way to allow my son (NOT and admin) to run certain games (specifically BF2) while I am not around to...
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    Windows 7/iTunes for two users

    I'm not sure if this would be better placed in the Apple Products forum, so feel free to move it. I've recently installed a clean Windows 7 and have several users. I would like to share one iTunes library (located on a different drive) between the two users, including sharing the Calendar and...
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    RAM not showing

    I've recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) on a new hard drive. I also installed 4G of RAM, which according to my documentation is all that my Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 motherboard will handle. Unfortunately, Windows 7 is showing something wacky for RAM. When I browse tot he Control Panel...
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    view registry on secondary hard drive?

    Okay, I'm in the process of loading all my programs onto a new hard drive because I installed Windows 7. I moved my old Windows XP hard drive to become a slave drive so that I would not lose any data until I had time to move everything that I wanted. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost at...
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    Shady tactics of the Genius?

    A few days ago, my wife's iPhone started to get intermittent reception and service. We could place my iPhone (same model) next to hers and I would have full 5 bar signal (3G) while hers would show 'Searching'. So we swapped out the sim card at AT&T for a new one hoping that would resolve the...
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    External HDD for backups

    My parents finally understand my recommendation of taking backups, unfortunately it was after their current HDD failed. So, now I am responsible for finding an easy solution for their backup needs. I'm thinking that getting an external HDD with the one touch backup software might be wise...
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    Minimum partitioning scheme for fresh install?

    Okay, I know this is a fairly basic question, but I'm having a hard time determining the answer. I currently have four hard drives, running Windows XP. I plan on moving up to either Windows Vista or 7 (haven't decided which just yet), and when I do so, I want to make a couple changes. Please...
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    seamless desktop with VirtualBox

    I have recently installed VirtualBox on my Fedora 11 computer. I than setup a Windows XP virt machine in VirtualBox to allow me to use Outlook (works best for office use, imho). After I completed that, I set the VirtualBox vm to work seamlessly with Fedora. So far, my only complaint is I...
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    Experience with wireless phone jacks?

    I am considering buying something like RTX DUALjack RTX3241S rather than paying AT&T their requested $120 to add a phone jack. Does anyone have any experience with doing something like this? Does it cause issues with internet connectivity if using DSL? There's two reasons to use the...
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    Gamecube games?

    Okay, I know that Gamecube is WAY outdated. But that is what my son owns, and he would like some more games. I used to shop places like GoGamer.com and a couple other internet stores, but no one carries anything for Gamecube anymore. Does anyone have suggestions other than rolling the dice...
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    Why the 'i'?

    I apologize if I ask this question in the wrong forum, but I couldn't decide where to place it. There seems to be a growing trend of using the letter 'i' in front of ANY new product. I think the trend started with the ipod, although the letter i had been used for other products before the...
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    game played via email?

    I am currently living in a different state than my son (due to job transfer, waiting on selling house to move everyone), but we would like to play a game with each other. Since we have different schedules we can rarely get online at the same time. That rules out games like BF2 and the like...
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    Adding second video card

    I currently have a Gigabyte mobo that doesn't have any AGP slots. There is one PCIe 16 slot, two PCIe 1 slots and 3 PCI slots. In the PCIe 16, I have an ASUS x850 Pro video card. Its all I could afford at the time, but now its getting rather worn out and I notice BF2 and a few other games seem...
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    Shadowrun

    Has anyone seen the new Shadowrun (Microsoft)? Its currently in Beta, but I haven't received my invite yet. Hoping someone here has the Beta and can say if its any good.
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