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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

    Thanks for the responses. What I've learned so far: if I'm wanting HD audio*, I need a different solution than Rokus. * I haven't checked out what HD audio means. I do play all audio through a receiver and speakers in one of the rooms (all bedroom TVs use the TV speakers only). The setup is...
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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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    Are regular smartphones on the cusp of getting too big?

    Its disappointing that a general question about smartphones quickly degraded into an Android vs Apple debate, but I guess that is to be expected as that is all I ever see when an internet discussion about phones. I personally have not found a smart phone that 'fits' me. I still throw my phone...
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    determining bottlenecks

    Thanks for the replies, guys. Both kids tend to use Netflix at the same time. For some reason neither watches normal TV or any of the ~300 bluray dvd's we own. Doing a quick search, it doesn't look like Apple's products have any type of QoS support. So I might need to swap out for a...
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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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    First time Macbook Pro owner

    Personally, I really appreciate the app Caffeine. I have it installed on all my Macs.
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    All in one WMC/TV/Receiver remote?

    I've always liked Harmony remotes, especially before they were bought by Logitech. Great remotes. But as mentioned by Brahmzy, make sure you like the button placement on whichever remote you buy.
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    Former PC folks who switched?

    I bought a used MacBook Pro, primarily to use iPhoto and a couple other Mac-only apps. It took a long time for me to realize that I wasn't really enjoying it. But I realized part of the reason I didn't like the MacBook was because I had a hard time switching gears, going from Windows to Mac...
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    Outlook.com Adds IMAP Support

    This. Outlook.com used to be hotmail.com. Until now, if you wanted imap for hotmail, you had to spend $20 a year.
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    iPhone 5 power button problems

    I've had issues with my wife's power button, and my older iPhone 4 had an issue with the volume. Power was easily replaced by Genius bar. Same with volume (which is a 'rocker' switch). Took me longer to take the stupid phones into the store than it did for them to replace the worn parts.
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    Updates on PC cause BFBC2 black screen

    Setting the .ini file to all 'low' settings allows me to now see everything (no more black video). While in game, making ANY video setting changes to something other than Low causes the black to reappear. That's rather curious to me. And I am still using the 4850. Since I hadn't made any...
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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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    WP8 users, post up what you think would be welcome improvements?

    lol, I had to check which forum I was in... I saw WP8 and thought OP was referring to Word Perfect.
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    Wife and my iMessages all messed up despite two different iCloud accounts.

    My wife and I had similar happen with our iPhones. What surprised me is that she uses a Verizon iPhone and I use an AT&T (obviously not on the same contract). She somehow managed to add my phone number and iMessage info to her phone. Had she not started questioning the text messages, I...
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    Is Showrooming Rude?

    I don't mind if people use a B&M to hold a device and check it out. I often want a 1st person perspective on the electronic device I'm going to buy. However, I draw the line at people BUYING electronics from a B&M and using it for a few days before returning it and purchasing online. Please...
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    iPhone 4, or 4s?

    I'd recommend returning the 4 and going straight to the 5, skipping the 4S. I currently have the 4S and due to iOS6, I have horrible battery issues. Please note that not ALL 4S users experience the same thing... so your mileage may vary. I cannot imagine there being that big a cost savings...
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    Need new modem?

    Its not the wireless as I connected both the Windows PC and MacBook to the modem directly. Is there a way to test the modem aside from just taking AT&T's word for it? I have a history of proving them wrong, so I don't want to go buy another modem if I can keep from it.
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    Need new modem?

    If it were limited to just one computer, I'd completely agree. But the issue is that EVERY device (iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Windows PC) all experience the same issue. Speedtest.com behaves as I'd expect: once the browser resolves to the site, I can run the test. But sometimes the site takes...
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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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    iOS 6 on iPhone 4

    :eek: I'm jealous. I've seen horrible battery life (amongst other complaints) with the new OS on my iPhone 4S.
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    iOS 6 on iPhone 4

    I've been using iOS6 on my iPhone 4S since it was released. I'm REALLY disappointed. My battery life has gone downhill. I used to charge only at night, and my phone would make it from ~6:30am to midnight no problem. Now, I tend to have 50% battery life remaining by lunchtime, and by 5pm I...
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    Embarassing problem, but would appreciate urgent help regarding iphone

    Agreed. I tend to backup my data (laptop, cell phone, etc.) frequently, plus there is quite a bit of my data stored in iCloud. In the event I have an ornery co-worker or spiteful child that thinks it is funny to wipe my device, I simply reload from backup and I'm back in business quickly...
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    Embarassing problem, but would appreciate urgent help regarding iphone

    And enable the "Erase Data" feature if 10 failed attempts occur.
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    FBI Launches $1B Face Recognition Project

    Am I the only one who remembers how HP was racist when it attempted this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DT3tQqgRM
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    Pentagon Staff Warned to Stop Surfing Porn Sites

    One time I browsed to whitehouse.com. But in my defence, it was 1997 and I didn't know better. I would hope that this isn't the case for those working AT the Pentagon.
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    Star Wars Battlefront III Footage

    That just means that the Stormtroopers actually have the same aiming capabilities as they do in the movies.
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    Latest scoop on next iPhone

    I think I'm in the opposite camp: I'd prefer if they DIDN'T change the screen size. I don't like the bulk of the iPhone to begin with (especially if you put any decent cover on it). I'd much rather have a slightly smaller phone rather than going bigger.
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    OSX Lion, worth upgrading?

    With Lion, I thought you still had that as an option? Might not be called Spaces, but you can still have multiple desktop spaces. Open Mission Control. Move your mouse cursor to the top right corner of your screen. A plus sign (+) will show up there. Click on it as many times as you want...
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    Apple Co-Founder Prefers Android Phones, Blasts Siri

    I originally had an iPhone 3G. Once my AT&T contract was up, I switched to Verizon (a couple months before they announced the iPhone 4) and purchased an HTC Incredible. I HATED that phone. In fact, after a month of trying to get used to it, and trying to get it to sync music and photos the way...
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    [H] Flickr Group! and post your Flickr link here Thread

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjosborne31 I need to add a ton of pictures.
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    Anand Reviews the Iphone4S.

    I'm one who prefers the size of the iPhone over the larger competitors. The size of the phone fits better into my jeans pocket and I'm not nearly as concerned with it being snapped in half while there. Putting a larger phone into my pocket just makes me feel like I'm walking around with a book...
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    make copy of photos

    That's perfect, so long as it moves ALL pictures. Thanks for the information. I've had the MacBook for a couple months now, but I'm definitely no power user. My one tip (press command + delete to forward delete) only works periodically. I haven't figured out when it does work and when it...
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    make copy of photos

    I'm not trying to create any unnecessary drama. Aside from the fact that she's seeking the divorce, we've managed to continue getting along (for the most part). Since she's been willing to play nicely (not asking for stuff and money that should could if she wanted to), I'm willing to...
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    make copy of photos

    Thanks for the feedback (and sympathy, turb0). Having done a bit more looking, the entire iPhoto Library is 75G in size, so she'd definitely need to request the specific pictures. That just means it will take longer to do, as we have a bunch of pictures (been a fun hobby for the past few years).
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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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    Yahoo email problem

    Sounds like one of the mail clients being used was setup so that it pulls all email of the servers and keeps it local instead. I'd check your settings.
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    Google Retires Toolbar for Firefox

    The fewer toolbars out there, the better IMO. I never understood the draw to those pesky things anyways. In fact, I hated the fact that toolbars required additional clicks to avoid when installing software (unchecking the defaults which would have led to a toolbar being installed with every new...
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    Hotmail Now Has Instant email, 10x Faster Than Before

    I thought there was a paid service ($10 a year or something cheap ... although not free as in beer cheap) that allowed Hotmail users to use IMAP rather than POP3 on mobile devices? I've used Hotmail since '98 and been pleased with it's SPAM filtering options. I definitely get far less spam...
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    iPhone 4 on Verizon

    I believe that they activate it at the store. They didn't give me an option to NOT activate it when I bought mine recently. YMMV.
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