Austin

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  1. I'm going to be uploading all of the groovyPost related wallpapers I create to this thread. I have the very large originals of these files (5000 x 5000 pixels) and I'll upload them as well later on. This first one is 1680 x 1050 [attachment=1]bakcground-1680x1050.png[/attachment] [attachment=0]bakcground2-1680x1050.png[/attachment]
  2. It's hard to say what will happen with this. Microsoft Windows Phone is sitting at ~10% marketshare in Europe and in the USA a meager 3.5% This plan is supposed to triple the marketshare in those regions? I doubt it, but I could see it going up to a still meager 10% in the US.
  3. Manufacturer Recertified has the 32GB version of the Windows 8 Surface RT tablet by Microsoft on sale. The price is $199, down from the normal retail of $349. But, this also includes the Touch keyboard which normally retails for $50. Making the normal retail price $399. That's $200 off the normal price. This is a refurbished model. So be aware of that. Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/32GB-Microsoft- ... 5335869999
  4. Walgreens is doing a 2 day sale 7/1/2013 through 7/2/2013. All 2 Liter Pepsi products will be $1. This includes Sierra Mist All Natural soda.
  5. Well M_Nation, Because you have voice/text working, it means that the majority of your information is correct. The data connection is managed by the Profiles 0, 1, 2 and the PPP Config. These sections only deal with 3G Data and don't affect voice/text. Something in the settings is buggered up. Double-check everything The AAA key The meid@vmobl address and meid number Clear out the DNS info so its blank, it should be retreived automatically Open DFS and re-enter the data as shown here: http://cdn5.groovypost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/image22.png
  6. So just the data isn't working? Usually it's something to do with the PPP Config page. I don't know why, but sometimes some of the information on those pages gets cleared out. Do you have your yourMEID#@mdata.vmobl.com correct?Also are you sure you have the correct HA key and AAA key? I don't know if the Wildfire has a different HA key than the intercept. And on the Profiles page is profile 2 set to yourMEID#@**prov**.vmobl.com ?
  7. SD 99% Alcohol works just fine. Whatever you do, DO NOT USE A Q-TIP or other type of paper cloth that is likely to leave behind paper particles. You do not want any particles leftover on the CPU. My personal favorite is coffee filters. They are cheap, disposable, and designed not to disintegrate. If you fold one in half and soak it with alcohol it should be strong enough to clean off all of the thermal paste on a CPU and the motherboard. Make sure you use new paste with the new CPU.
  8. Your problem might be that Office has its own clipboard that is capable of storing up to 24 items:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/copy-and-paste-multiple-items-by-using-the-office-clipboard-HA010163602.aspx
  9. It's possible the wireless network adapter in the Chromebook is underpowered. Which model do you have? I'd suggest picking up a booster or a more powerful USB dongle like one of these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wifi+booster+usb
  10. Download: http://www.winehq.org/ Install guide: http://wiki.winehq.org/HowTo The cool thing about wine is it works for Linux too, so once you figure it out you're set to move over to a much better OS.
  11. You can mark it answered you can use the little checkmark by the upvote/downvote arrows. I went ahead and marked it this time. I'm happy to help!
  12. The best antivirus programs are listed here: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/avc_prot_201305en.pdf If you are Windows 8 it includes security automatically, by Microsoft. If you are on Windows 7 you can grab Microsoft Security Essentials for free. Generally speaking, Windows Defender / Security Essentials (Microsoft's solution) is just as good as the paid programs. Well, paid programs may offer a 5% improvement in security, but that is all.
  13. Error 16 is created because the carrier has detected a cloned phone. You'll have to try to place a call and it should reroute you to Sprint support who will ask you for some details: Are you a sprint Customer? .. No you are Virgin Mobile What phone are you using? .. Wildfire I don't recommend telling them about the fascinate. Make sure your Wildfire is in airplane mode and/or turned off. Don't ever turn it on / take it out of airplane mode again or you'll have this same problem again.
  14. No problem. First you would need to boot from a System Repair Disk, which you could create using another USB or CD/DVD. A System Repair Disk will boot separately from windows, it doesn't require Windows to be installed. Once your System Repair is loaded it can then restore a system image with just a few clicks. If you notice during the creation of the System Image windows automatically prompts to create a System Repair Disk. But if you don't want to create one the Windows 7 installation disk/usb also works.
  15. Question from a groovy reader: Hi Austin, I read your web page on backp/restore using M.S. backup as provided. I have this BIG doubt, though: If my Windows 7 does not boot due to failure or whatever, and I do have the backup image in a USB hard disk, how do I RESTORE the image back? Up to Windows XP I have been using Acronis, and that software can boot itself from a CD, so even one can restore to a new hard-disk. I have not bot Acronis because I read it has issues, possibly due to changes in Windows 7, so naturally I would like to use Microsoft backup, but am holding on answer to my questions. I hope you can afford some brief help just to avoid surprises. Thanks!
  16. This would definitely require more information to fix. Can you post any screenshots?
  17. The focus of groovypost answers is anything that is information-technology related. If you see a completely irrelevant and off-topic post, please report it. Most likely, the posts that you have seen are spammers somehow circumventing our anti-spam system, or paid "SEO" shills unsuccessfully trying to drop links to their sites. I'm removing them as soon as I see them, and we're working on a system to further prevent any "spam bots" from posting. For non-tech stuff, please see the Off-Topic section of the forum.
  18. Check http://www.imdb.com/and also the actresses' personal twitters.
  19. This one right here is the best on the web: http://www.scrabblefinder.com/words-with-friends-cheat/ Just type in the letters you have, and the letter on the board you will build off of. It will tell you every single possible combination for Words with Friends. Please note that Words with Friends does not use the same dictionary as Scrabble, so obscure words that work in one may not work in the other. But this site thought ahead and there are individual webapps for both games.
  20. What kind of music and film are you looking to download for free? If so you may want to check with your local laws first before attempting to do so. Websites like http://deturl.com/ offer a web interface for grabbing video and music from YouTube for free, but again it may be illegal in your country. On the other hand there is free music out there with that is completely legal to download. The Creative Commons org has a link to several sources for free music, here: http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos There are also legally free films available here: http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/free-movies or you can check out YouTube and just stream them. The full list can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/movies/videos?sort=dd&tag_id=&view=26
  21. Hi Mike. This problem is rather specific to certain Android phones and is determined by the UI that the phone is running. It seems both stock HTC and Samsung offer the ability to hide apps from being visible in the app drawer. There are also some custom launchers that allow it, such as Launcher Pro. In the cases for for either of the stock launchers of those brands, the hide function can be found by opening the app drawer and then pressing the menu button. There should be an Edit option that lets you change whether or not an app is hidden, and provide a list of hidden apps. If you are using Launcher Pro, it's slightly different. From the Homescreen (or app drawer) press the menu button and browse to: Preferences > General Settings >Hidden Apps You should be able to un-hide the apps from there. Screenshots can be found in this Launcher Pro support article. Let me know if that solves your problem! Thanks Mike.
  22. groovyPost reader, Mike, asks: After I got my 1st smartphone, an htcWildfire S by T-mobile, last year Iwas, "Cleaning it up" a little andfollowed an article something likethis one that I just read, possibly toaccess a setting: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/access-hidden-menu-android-phone/ and hid the shortcuts in my appsdrawer to a couple of apps likeStocks, Voice Recorder, etc. I can'tremember how/what I did. I'd like toreverse it. I can see those apps inLauncher Pro's app drawer, but not inHTC Sense's. They're not listed inthe Personalize>>Add app to Homeeither, but are inApplications>>Manage>>All. They're not disabled in SDK. Ichecked, and besides if they werethey'd be hidden in Launcher Pro also. I am fairly computer literate and thusmight, alternately have done somethingin SDK...although I was brand new tosmartphones, I remember being nervous,but understood enough to follow thearticle. I've spent a LOT of time trying tofind this, and just can't. I'd reallyappreciate any info/insight you mightoffer. Thanks, Mike