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I have a quick question on how to navigate Netflix on an AppleTV. [more inside]
So I read this story about Palantir's massive surveillance database and decided I don't want to play. One of the creepiest things is automatic license plate readers (ALPR). Do infrared shields like SunFlexZone's actually work?
There seems to be a bug that is causing Cortana/Start Menu to endlessly loop through all the apps, files, etc. [more inside]
Instagram to RSS. Are there any reliable options? Yes, I'm willing to pay. [more inside]
Apparently I've been blocked and I have no idea why. [more inside]
My parents spend half the year in Canada and half the year in Florida. This has borked up their Amazon account. How can I fix it? [more inside]
I'm looking for a simple, well-designed piece of software for mac os that will allow you to open photos and do very basic editing, but does not try to organize your photos for you. [more inside]
Most of the habit tracking apps I’m aware of are focused on daily habits, but I have a pretty good handle on those. What apps help you remember to do tasks that only need to be done once per week, two weeks, or month? [more inside]
Looking for an auto security system comprised of a small sensing unit inside or attached to the car, which would use an Android app so my cell phone would alarm if anything bumps or impacts the vehicle. Does such exist?
What is the best way to record video securely on an iPhone so it cannot be deleted by someone else? [more inside]
I am making a storytelling podcast for the kids in my life. Is there a way to make podcasts private but playable on a podcast app? [more inside]
What's the best free Mastodon client for iOS (and why)? [more inside]
When I dial a local number, one where no area code is required, why can't the call be completed if I do include the area code? And when the area code is needed, why can't the system add the area code itself if I leave it off? [more inside]
The cheaper the better! [more inside]
How can I find out if a specific 7-digit phone number is available in any state the US or UK?
I understand that this is not without some controversy. I'm a research scientist with literally hundreds of different collaborators, and read receipts for email would make my life SO MUCH EASIER. It seems like there are solutions for Gmail (Mailtrack being one of them, as I understand it). But my institutional email is Outlook-based and I was wondering if there was a similar solution? I'd prefer non-web-based software (Mac OSX).
How can I dual authenticate with no cell service? [more inside]
I'd like to use an iPod to schedule 20-30 minutes of music to play twice a day at specific times. The music would be a random selection of pieces from a large playlist. It would start at the beginning of a song and end at the end of a song. How do I do this?
I would love to take more outdoor video with my phone, but every video sounds like I'm Jim Cantore standing in the middle of a hurricane, when I'm really just on the beach with a slight breeze. Are there hacks to muffle the sound of the wind on my phone without resorting to a "dead cat" or one of those furry things that professionals use? A similar question was asked in 2011, in case someone has come up with a better but still stupid simple option.
I'm working hard on my writer website using Journo Portfolio. I want to back up and export it, but there aren't a lot of built-in options--currently they only let you export as pdf. How can I use other sites/ services to help me do those things?