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  1. Ok, we have a 13 year old internet addict. She loves to defy her grandma and not do as she is told. So there has got to be an app for smart phone or a way to simply log in to wi fi..disable it, or change password. Til she gets off her butt and do as she is told. Ifigure u guys would know. Thanks!! She has mediacome internet.
  2. Oh, has to lave a launcher? Huh. This is gonna be a learning curve new to chrome, really old pc user.
  3. Ok, I bought a Asus Chrome two in one tablet. Like it. I for the life of me can not figure out how to get icons to the desktop, they always end up at the bottom on a toolbar. Any ideas?
  4. Yea, I have NO clues how long I been here. Been awhile. Sadly, us desk top users are becoming a thing of the past. Most just use a smart phone.
  5. Ok this may get confusing, so bear with me. I see two diffrent ways to login to my router, one is.......Type http://routerlogin.net but the other one is,, now I used the first one, updated the router, set my pass word, bla bla bla, then just for the heck of it I tried the 192.168 one. Now the page does look diffrent, says I need to update my router again. Ok, so which one do I use??
  6. Yea, when it comes to this kinda stuff, im SO clue less. Have seen a few people at work with them. They are simply a watch that plays mp3. I dont really need internet connection with it. But thought it would be cool to have, just NO clue where to even start. Just something decent that plays music I can link to a blue tooth speaker. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Like to find something decent. Good battery life, all that good stuff. Not afraid to spend the money. Thanks all.
  7. I am sure most of you dont even remember me. Cant remember the last time I even posted here. Just found myself "over" the desktop computer. I used to be so hard core, custom built machine, bla bla bla. Bought my first table awhile back, just a cheep 100 dollar used one. I just find I really enjoy it so much, that my desktop ever dies, I wont replace it. Think I am just gonna go with a tablet, and thats fine. Prob has allot to do with I just dont game anymore. Used to. Tons of games on steam. Just getting older, guess things change. Tablet is fine, and my hard core geek days are a thing of the past. Still trying to figure out what I can and can't do with the tablet. Learning more about it. In time, I may replace it with a new and improved model. While playing with the desktop computer, and tweaking my connection was a blast. I guess I am just over. it.
  8. So I made the jump to windows 10. I did a fresh install, had a time getting it to activate,but with google research, Finally found the right number, called microsoft, talked to some guy in india, but the guy was really nice, and he got the issues fixed. Kept saying my key was bad. I had done some research on windows 10 before I installed it, Did the custom install, shut everything off, Put in "startisback" Have two keys for that,one desktop, one tablet. It just turns your start menu into a windows 7 clone. Super happy, best 5 bucks I ever spent. Went with "ultimate windows 10 tweaker," Shut off more of the spy stuff, and put a few shell tweaks in there that I wanted. Really think Microsoft got this one right. Really impressed with it. So I got it all set up, backed it up with free version of reflect, and I am gonna keep a fresh install of windows backed up to. While yea, windows 10 will restore your computer, seems to take to much time imho. So if I need that fresh install, I will just use my backed up version. Over all. Pretty impressed. How goes your luck with windows 10???
  9. Yea, no scratches, it is nice and clean. Wanna get a new charger, mine it takes forever, A micro sd card, and a usb micro sd card so I can take files from my desk top and put them on it. Thing is, can you really play games on it??? I mean I dont want any thing super complicated, just thought some simple like racing games such be fun to have.
  10. So for the last year or so I have so wanted to buy a tablet. Keep in mind I have never even owned a smart phone, I just carry a flip phone. I wanted a windows based tablet because I have a super cool ebook reading program called "Ice Book Reader Pro" I read ALLOT!!! So I saw one on sale, It only has a 30 gig hard drive, Windows 8, 2 gig of ddr3 ram, a quad core intel processor, Z7340. Its the Asus Transformer Book T100 With the 10.1 touch screen. The guy wanted 150, but we agreed on 125 bucks. It comes with the detachable key board, and he threw in a wireless mouse with it. The main thing I will use it for is a book reader, and once I figure it out, I think I can use it to video chat with my grand children. I know it has a camera, I am thinking firefox to do that. So I am wondering if I paid to much???? I mean I am happy with the price, and it being my first one I did not wanna pay a ton for something I may not use as much as I think I will. Appreciate any input.
  11. Ok, I am using utorrent 2.2.1. I am also using a paid VPN. NOW, the big debate, Tek Support at the vpn site say this......"In utorrent make sure to disable UPNP and NAT PMP and bandwidth management (uTP). Enable DHT and Peer Exchange" Changing them settings REALLY show down utorrent. Leaving the settings at default brings the speeds back up. Question is, does that put me at risk for a slap on the hand from big brother??? One poster swore he got a notice using utorrent and the paid vpn. That was just one person, and they could of been trolling. Seems like no one can agree. Thought you guys may know???
  12. Would be a nice little test feature for testmy.net Just something to test to see if your cable provider is messing with your connection speeds. https://www.battleforthenet.com/internethealthtest/
  13. By far the best I found, IMHO, is Macrium Reflect. Has saved my behind lots of time.
  14. So I been messing around with a VPN. My local provider seems to enjoy messing with the connection speeds. So first I test With out the VPN, Horrid Speeds, Fire Up the VPN, I got one test done, and my browser and connection is faster, So I went to try one more connection, and Now I get a page that says " Sorry, you don't have permission for that!" So I disconnect from the VPN, and all is fine. I am testing a "West" connection. Seems like the "mid west", where I live is not really quick.
  15. No, Did not overclock the ram. Just baffles me how two different motherboards, eat two sticks of the same ram. If it happens again, I have a idea or two. Just a very odd behavior. Just glad ram is cheep. Kinda wonder if the CPU could be causing the issue. Or maybe it is just a weird thing that will never be explained.
  16. Not sure you remember me, but you helped me learn how to over clock the AMD processor. HOPE you or someone else can help with a couple of issues. 1.The UEFI Bios I have, Would LOVE to figure out how to get the darn thing to boot from DVD without having to go in and manually change the settings. I use a DVD to clone my hard drive. 2. While I am using the BIOS Default Settings, My motherboard has eaten a couple of Sticks of Cosair Vengence Ram. Replaced the motherboard, I checked the RAM voltage settings, It shows 1.5, I wonder if the Ram is undervolted.
  17. The T.V. I have is a sanyo. I dont know, I sit about 2 or 3 foot from it. I paid 250 dollars that includes tax for mine. Nice thing about ol wall mart, You can try it, if always take it back. I know guild wars runs about 50 fps. No lag, not sutter. Both bat mans, not sure about the fps, but ran smooth looked amazing. IMHO, games are like a big screen T.V. The big screen T.V. at first, well its just HUGE, then after you get used to it, you really don't notice it. Games are kinda the same way, at first, oh look at all the pretty cool stuff, then you spend your time running, jumping and trying to keep your cartoon alive you really don't have time to stop and look at the pretty stuff. If that makes sense. LOL, My T.V. runs 1360 by 768. For the price, and So far the gaming experience, Super Impressed. Just played a bit of Nitro stunt racing. OMG, that was fun. If gaming or whatever becomes a issue, I will replace it. I just find I am starting to game less and less, Reading more and more.
  18. While just being a casual gamer, I have seen others say the same thing. Games don't look as good. With this T.V. I simply don't find that to be true. Not sure why. Could be that the looks of the game are simply not that big of deal?? Guild Wars 2 looks great, Outlast is fine. Even Tried Bat Man, Just stunning. Could be as simple as a matter of perception. With me, things look great on this T.V. With others, they may prefer a monitor. I will say this T.V. it has a connection for a Computer, maybe thats why. No idea. I just think imho, that the space it saves, how big it is, and it turns my puter into a truly entertainment center, I can over look small details.
  19. My old PC monitor died, and thought why not try a t.v. for a monitor?? Sure wish I would of done this long ago. Games look great, No issues there, and with having a small place, I found it to be a nice space saver. I hooked it up through HDMI, and my T.V. connection has HDMI, so a simple push of a button I can go from PC to T.V. with ease. I had seen that games were a issue with using a T.V. as a monitor, I simply don't find that to be a problem. And reading a ebook on this 32 inch, WOW!!! I can burn through a book.
  20. While a smart phone is cool for people that utilize it for work, I have noticed that, and it sure seems to me people have stopped talking and use text. Funny and sad at the same time, see a group of people standing around talking, and sure as heck, they whip out there smart phones like they are a gun slinger. Smart phones have replace human interaction. Instead of picking up a phone to "hey, how ya doing" now you pick up a phone and its "hey where you at". Kinda sad.
  21. I wanted to try the vpn for a few different reasons. Privacy, who wants there internet provider to have access to what "legal" torrents they may wanna download ?? The Second reason, See if my inertent provider was throttling the connection, Some claim that does happen, With mine, not so much. Just something I always wanted to try. Its super cheep, and something I wanted to mess around with and see if it worked for me nor not. Some claim it made there connection faster.
  22. Just got it a few days ago. Wonder if there is any thing special I need to do to get it set up right on windows 7???? My speeds with out vpn........25.9.........With VPN.......Right around 17.3.Connecting through midwest server, I live in the midwest. Here is the vpn service I use. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com Apreciate any imput.
  23. I am giving serious thoughts to going back to the flip phone. I hate this smart phone so bad. I don't need the computer part of it, Just wanna make some calls and text. Everyone says give it time, I will get used to it. I am not so sure, Considering I really don't use the net on it, don't think the anti virus is so important, I do thank you for the reply's. The phone itself, Weill I only paid 40 bucks for it, I could not see paying a big chunk of cash for something I was unsure of. Now that I have it, glad I didn't. I REALLY want my flip phone back.
  24. Its just a cheep touch screen phone, my first. Yes, Up til a few days ago I carried a flip phone!!! Any way, my question is protecting it on the net, you know anti virus stuff like that, what should I get???
  25. The funny part is I built this computer with my geek side in mind. Have the amd 8350 with 660 ti card and even have a slave drive just to put lynix on. Of course my computer is liquid cooled. LOL. Built it about a year ago, paid like 2 grand for it. Its still a beast, I don't really game any more, Don't geek any more. Just sits and collects dust. On the bright side, the ex gf is the one that paid for it. I just put together my dream build at that time, She saw it, sat down and ordered it.
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