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Comment by Greg C on Is Resetting Your PC a Good Idea? (April 25, 2019 02:46 AM)
Windows 7 : for MARTY above. My Win7 machine is old, but can access 7 0r 8 HDD on multiple controllers, which there are no drivers for since Vista. (V...
Comment by Delton C Baker on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 25, 2019 12:36 AM)
I used the rice method, but ultimately the recovery was a failure. The phone (Samsung S6), was able to boot again and was able to make phone calls, bu...
Comment by Delton C Baker on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 25, 2019 12:36 AM)
I used the rice method, but ultimately the recovery was a failure. The phone (Samsung S6), was able to boot again and was able to make phone calls, bu...
Comment by Noe on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 11:17 PM)
I remember way back when the Palm Pilot first appeared there were stories about incidents of people who carried their Pilots in their shirt pockets an...
Comment by Baz on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 10:45 PM)
Hello I did the dropping phone in the looe I finished drying of my phone by putting on the aircon vent in the car as cold air is very dry It worked fo...
Comment by Kenneth Heikkila on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 07:30 PM)
Or just get any iPhone after 7 and don't worry so much! What, too expensive? It's been many years since 64 GB was enough memory for my iPhone, I'll so...
Comment by Charley on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 06:06 PM)
LOL mike. Have you ever tried finding a pay phone these days? Also, they have removed the emergency call boxes from the freeways in the SF bay area. T...
Comment by mike on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:58 PM)
Wait...you actually carry a phone around with you. How inconvenient is that? I am sure it is so anyone that feels like calling you can interrupt you w...
Comment by Reg on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:56 PM)
Denatured alcohol, whether from a drugstore, like rubbing alcohol, or from a hardware store is poisonous and contains Pyridine and/or Methanol both of...
Comment by Charley on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:51 PM)
First, as Bob points out a lot, just like your PC make sure you have your phone backed up. I have all my photos, documents, etc. backed up. I use seve...

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Cloud Storage: Secure and Private?

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Stashing Your Stuff Online?

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Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services?

I’ve written about how you can amass over a Terabyte of permanently free cloud storage space by signing up for multiple cloud storage services. The only problem is that you end up with multiple sign-ins, multiple places to search for files, and hassles in moving files from one cloud service to another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these tools that make your cloud storage look like files and folders on your local hard drive...

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Cloud Storage: Is it Secure?

Are you using cloud-based services like online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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Save Money With Hybrid Cellular Phone Service

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Is Cloud Storage Secure?

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Backup and Sync with SkyDrive

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Seven Free Cloud Services You Should Try

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