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Comment by RandiO on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 29, 2017 02:27 AM)
VLC fan since it used to be called "VideoLANclient". Have always installed it but never as default. Did not know that WiMP can't play DVDs. I use BS...
Comment by Jay R on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 11:45 PM)
I feel that I should get CME credits for reading Bob's email. I'm always learning stuff. VLC. Hmmm? Violin Legend CharlieDaniels. Maybe that's FLC. I ...
Comment by Raymond Ste Marie on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 09:57 PM)
I have used VLC Player. It is a good player. However I found out what I think is a better player. It's called Daum Pot Player. The person who develope...
Comment by Michael Mac on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 09:33 PM)
Howdy Bob! I like VLC, but for the last 3-4 years, no matter what I do, I just cannot get it to play a Blu-Ray disc. Downloaded this and that file a...
Comment by Steve Gordon on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:54 PM)
VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out...
Comment by Steve Gordon on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:54 PM)
VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out...
Comment by Micky on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:43 PM)
One of the first things I install on any device I own. Use it for streaming low bandwidth audio. Can't say much for the visualizations compared to ...
Comment by Peter Mauro on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:00 PM)
Bob, I use the " FLV Player" It allows multiple videos to be played simultaneous. I tried doing that with VLC and could not , although that was a long...
Comment by richard a florer on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 06:51 PM)
That is a good program. However sir I tend to like SM player more for me it seems a easier install plays at least as many formats as VLC and seems to...
Comment by David on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 06:50 PM)
I use VLC but not so much now as it won't integrate with Google Cast. For that reason I'm interested to know what you mean by “partial” integrati...

Have You Tried VLC Media Player?

Do you play music or videos on your PC, Mac or mobile device? Are you frustrated with the limitations of iTunes or Windows Media Player? Here comes VLC Media Player to the rescue! Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 28, 2017 | Category: Video


Geekly Update - 27 April 2017

Is there a really good reason to read the blah-blah-blah in those online privacy policies? Is a smart-lock invented 350 years ago superior to today's offerings? And if the majority of Web traffic is not human... what is it? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 27, 2017 | Category: Tech-News


[SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge

In the past, I have warned readers to beware of static electricity – electrostatic discharge or ESD, in geek speak. Today, I’m going to explain in some detail what ESD is, what it can do to electronic devices, and how protect against this common hazard. Read on...!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 26, 2017 | Category: Hardware


[ROOTS] Genealogy Research Online


A reader asks: 'I have recently become interested in researching my relatives and ancestors, and creating a family tree. Can you recommend any good software or websites where I can do genealogy research?' Well, yes! Read on for some of the best online genealogy tools...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 25, 2017 | Category: Reference


Was Your Email Account Hijacked?

A reader asks: 'Can you please help me, somehow my email account got hijacked, and now all my friends are getting spam, FROM ME! I am always careful with my password. How could this have happened, and what should I do?'

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 24, 2017 | Category: Email


The Best Mobile Network For You?

A question comes up often from my readers: “What is the best mobile network?” Unfortunately, it’s one of those questions to which the answer is, “It depends…” The answer to the question can get pretty complex when all of the dependencies are considered. Let's take a look...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 21, 2017 | Category: Wireless


[PRIVACY] Is Google Spying On Students?

Educational technology, or “ed tech,” has taken over American classrooms as thoroughly as Burmese pythons have taken over the Florida Everglades. With the overwhelming invasion of laptops, Chromebooks, cloud-based and desktop apps has come a host of new concerns about student privacy and just what early exposure to technology does to kids.

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 20, 2017 | Category: Privacy


Geekly Update - 19 April 2017

Is your copy of Microsoft Word vulnerable to a clever new exploit? Does the way you hold your phone reveal your passwords to hackers? What would you do if you found Sully's iPhone in your car? And is there ANYTHING you can't learn by watching Youtube videos? Get answers... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 19, 2017 | Category: Tech-News


[HOWTO] Secure Your Laptop

The mobility and convenience that laptop computers provide has made it imperative for users to take steps to secure their laptops, and the data stored on them. There are several simple things that you can do to keep your laptop safe. Read on to learn how to protect your laptop from theft, snooping and data loss...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 18, 2017 | Category: Laptops


Beware the Driver Update Scam

Lately, quite a few readers have been asking me if they need to update their drivers. Do popups keep appearing on your screen, with warnings like 'Your drivers are out of date'? One reader said 'I am not even sure what a driver is, but if everything seems to be working fine, do I really need to update them?' Here's the scoop on device drivers, and when to update them...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 17, 2017 | Category: Hardware


[SELL IT!] Tips for Ebay Sellers

A reader asks: 'I am trying about selling some stuff on eBay to make a little extra money, but my previous attempts to sell on eBay haven't worked out very well. Can you give me some power tips for eBay sellers to help me succeed?' Well, yes! Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 14, 2017 | Category: Shopping


[HOWTO] Speed Up Your Web Browser!

If it seems like Web pages are “taking forever” to display, you might assume the problem is a slow computer or flaky Internet connection. But sometimes, it’s your Web browser that is performing sluggishly. A little maintenance can speed things up. Read on to learn how browsers bog and some practical pointers for putting more pop in your page loads...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 13, 2017 | Category: Browsers


Geekly Update - 12 April 2017

Is your Internet Service Provider poised to sell your web browsing history to the highest bidder? Is Uber cheating both passengers and drivers? Which mobile provider is giving HBO for free? And where should you look to find really terrible ideas? Get answers... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 12, 2017 | Category: Tech-News


Alternatives to Amazon Shopping

It’s obvious that Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla of e-commerce. Amazon captured 37% of online holiday season sales in 2016, and 53% of all growth in online sales for the full year. But it’s not the only digital department store. Let’s look at some of the others to see how they compare to Amazon...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 11, 2017 | Category: Shopping


Try One of These WiFi Extenders

Many homes have WiFi “dead zones” where radio signals are weak or non-existent. WiFi extenders (also called repeaters) can fill such gaps, enabling your teenagers to keep their video gaming in the basement instead of taking over the living room couch. An extender can also let you live the dream of Web surfing in a hammock out the back yard. Here is some recommended gear to make it happen…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 10, 2017 | Category: Wireless




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