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April 8

Have I been hacked by the PLA?
Why did my Safari start screen change to China/Chinese favorites when I upgraded to iOS 7.1? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman at 2:52 PM - 4 answers
How do I tell set up a local WordPress install with public URL?
Can I use /Sites/ in OSX to develop WordPress, and possibly share staging URLs with the outside world? [more inside]
posted by critzer at 9:37 AM - 5 answers

Monitor WTF
About six months ago we started having issues with our computer monitor. Upon booting our 2-ish-year-old Dell desktop, the monitor would blink on and off a couple of times, then work as normal. As time went on, the blinking went on longer and longer until it was doing it for close to a half-hour. [more inside]
posted by altopower at 9:04 AM - 10 answers

Help me make this rotating globe
Making a desktop clock out of a 24-hour clock movement, a globe, and an LED. Help me design it within! [more inside]
posted by rebent at 7:40 AM - 2 answers

April 7

Take your libtk8.6.dylib and stuff it.
The headache of distributing python GUI-based applications has finally driven me to consider switching to another language. Is Java a good alternative for ulcer-free distribution of GUI-based applications? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin at 4:33 PM - 10 answers

Burner/pay as you go phone or service that will not deactivate?
I am looking for your experience with a brand of cheapo phone/carrier/phonecard that I can "set and forget"--pay for, plug in, and pull out as a back up on a whim that will not expire or deactivate for a reasonably long while (is never okay?). [more inside]
posted by Lardmitten at 2:05 PM - 3 answers

Making flat 3-d looking logo, into actual 3d logo
I am creating a physical 3-dimensional object from a flat logo (that looks 3-dimensional), help needed. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny at 9:36 AM - 7 answers

To patent or not to patent, and if so when?
I am a research student who may have inadvertently invented something commercializable. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by cestlavie at 5:47 AM - 13 answers

New windows installation and language change
My company currently has a computer that has a Japanese version of Windows 7 Professional installed on it. We want to install an English language version of Windows 8.1 on the computer. Will the language for the Microsoft Office software (currently also Japanese) already installed on the computer also change to English when we change to the new English language version of Windows 8.1? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi at 3:28 AM - 5 answers

April 6

Phone plans for the monosyllabic.
Your secret weapon: cell phone plans edition! Rarely talk, text even more rarely. Best prepaid(?) plans for Los Angeles WeHo area, rollover minutes, cheapo? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword at 8:27 PM - 18 answers

Best compact camera for a senior citizen friend with vision problems?
What compact camera would you recommend for a senior citizen who uses reading glasses and just doesn't have the greatest eyesight overall? Any specific features to look for, especially in terms of the viewfinder?
posted by Seeking Direction at 12:54 PM - 7 answers

recover a stored password in android chrome
I have a four character stored password on a website on Android Chrome. I would like to recover this password so I can access the site on a new phone. I no longer have the email address I registered with so password recovery won't work - any ideas? Would prefer to avoid rooting the phone.
posted by Mistress at 4:51 AM - 4 answers

April 5

Daylight Savings Time Change Disaster - Early Morning Flight Guadalajara
Currently in Guadalajara, Mexico. Daylight savings time (spring forward) is at 2 am local time. Ipad and iphone for alarm clocks. iPhone is not connected for local service - is on Sprint in U.S. Will these Apple devices self update? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip at 11:17 PM - 5 answers

April 3

Looking for a light, Linux-friendly laptop with trackpoint
My Lenovo Thinkpad X220 has been falling apart for awhile, but I've resisted replacing it because shopping for laptops is annoying. But now it's definitely time for something new. I'm overwhelmed by the options, but maybe someone else who's done some laptop-shopping recently can help? I'm looking for something small and light (12-14", less than 4 lbs.), Linux-friendly, and (here's the hard part) with a trackpoint-style mouse. I use my laptop mostly for writing and general Internetting, but also for processing photos, so a decent processor and display is nice. Price isn't a huge issue. I could go with one of the newer Lenovos, and I might still, but I'm interested in other options, as well. I'm not interested in any of the Chromebooks. Any suggestions?
posted by rhiannonstone at 3:13 PM - 10 answers

April 2

What is the best Android recording app?
I am in search of a very good recording app for my Samsung Galaxy S3 that has the ability to transfer the audio to a computer. I need it to record from a few feet away to possibly capturing a whole room. I have tried a few, but they had a lot of "wind" noise. The latest one I've tried is Smart Voice, and when I was about to transfer the file to dropbox so I could try playing it on my computer, it warned me about data charges, so I didn't do it because I don't know how much the charges were going to be. Thank you for any suggestions you have.
posted by madonna of the unloved at 2:37 PM - 9 answers

What should I do with my ipad 1?
I have an ipad 1 which I still really enjoy. However, I'm noticing more and more apps don't work for seemingly no reason other than the developers are choosing not to support the iPad 1. Since I've got reduced capabilities I'm thinking about installing Android or jail breaking or something else. What would you recommend?
posted by gocubbies at 8:04 AM - 10 answers

April 1

Do microwave ovens get weaker with age?
Something that used to take about 40 seconds to warm up in our microwave oven to a certain temperature now seems to take about 50 seconds. This change seemed to happen fairly suddenly rather than gradually. I don't mind waiting 10 extra seconds, but I'm wondering whether the power of a microwave oven diminishes over time and whether I should expect further deterioration of its performance. It's probably about eight years old and is used daily but lightly.
posted by Dansaman at 2:01 PM - 3 answers

How to sign a check online, using iPad or iPhone?
The CEO of a small business that is one of my clients insists on "signing all the checks" – he likes to keep an eye on everything that is being purchased and all money that is being spent. The accounting department would like to help modernize the process, and he's on board with signing them online, using a touch screen device. (He wants to use his iPhone, he does have an iPad, too.) [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic at 10:14 AM - 3 answers

Smartphone upgrade: Android, iPhone 5c and a Sony Smartwatch
I have an original Droid with a slide-out keyboard with Verizon, and I'm looking to upgrade. I also have a Sony Smartwatch, first edition. I've been looking at iPhones longingly for a while, and Verizon had a deal on the iPhone 5c that expired yesterday, so without much thought, I ordered one. It's on backorder, and I have 14 days to try it and return it without penalty, and I'm only now doing proper research on my options. So here I am, looking for insight and input. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:25 AM - 3 answers

March 31

Galaxy vs iPhone
Help me decide between a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 4S. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 9:53 AM - 24 answers

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