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Apr 2 2014
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I have a windows 7 laptop (2 actually) - 1 of which is my primary pc — I also happen to have an old windows XP desktop that I rarely use — how much trouble would I be in, seriously, if I just kept XP on that desktop? I use AVAST for security on that desktop and I also never use internet explorer (anywhere) — is it Read more

Mar 19 2014
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Out of curiosity: How much is Apple charging for iTunes Match nowadays? I can't imagine it's cheap (nothing from Apple is..) - question that I am not sure has been answered definitively yet: (Thorin seemed to indicate in his response 'no', others perhaps as well) will iTunes Match fix the issue with content that is Read more

Mar 18 2014
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Answer: I deleted a select music file that had been labeled 'protected' - right after I deleted it a 'cloud' download icon appeared - BEFORE I hit the download icon the file type was changed to 'purchased AAC audio file' but after downloading the file it indicated 'protected' again — so I strongly believe there are Read more

Mar 18 2014
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I see that...I am also wondering if maybe certain labels or artists did not allow for the DRM to be removed (?) — last question: how do you check to make sure your songs are available for download DRM-free? thx

Mar 18 2014
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Strong caution: the comments in that Wired story indicate that you have to purchase iTunes Match for this to work — I have 30-40 protected AAC audio files and was about to hit 'delete' when I read the comment threads on Wired...

Oct 17 2013
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I would love for there to be a way to print some of the great stories...under the old Gawker Media Sites format you could at least try to do that — with the Kinja format its impossible...Is there a rationale / copyright restriction / legal issue as to why the Kinja sites don't allow you to print posts/articles? thank Read more

Aug 5 2013
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First off — thank you Alan for another excellent piece and accompanying discussion - much appreciated....I mentioned this in the original thread http://lifehacker.com/best-online-ba… where the top 5 were chosen but no responses so I just want to pose the question here: does anyone use SOS or have a comment on their Read more

Aug 5 2013
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I don't pretend to be a tech genius but the key purpose/function of these cloud backup services is to focus on files - music files, documents, pictures — I have spoken to Mozy reps about this and they say that anything beyond what constitutes a file in the sense I just mentioned is not worth attempting to back up - Read more

Aug 4 2013
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Q: Does anyone use SOS? Seems like CrashPlan is winning but, at least according to one review site the best backup service is SOS — just curious since it seems nobody has mentioned it (I am on Mozy, by the way, and looking to move off it asap — I was with them when they were still unlimited) — this poll is definitely Read more

Jul 29 2013
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Anyone know of a tool to track for LinkedIn? Given its a 'professional network' I would actually think it's more important to know who drops you as a connection on that site vs any social network... thanks

Jul 14 2013
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Ok, Ok - I was just asking — call me paranoid but there's a lot of disturbing news about privacy matters these days (I don't wear tin foil hats, I just don't want the whole world knowing what I'm doing..)

Jul 8 2013
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Can people see what you search for on Graph? For example, when you use that search for "people who are in photos with me but are not friends" — does everyone see that? do the people who come up see it? I just worry about the privacy of it all — thanks..

May 20 2013
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Eric — what about the cloud backup providers? (Mozy, Crashplan, SOS Online, Carbonite, BackBlaze, etc) — I am paying up the arse for 165GB of cloud backup on Mozy and my biennial charge of ~$300 is coming up soon — trying to decide if it's worth it or whether there is a better option for 2 computers @ 165GB...thanks

May 14 2013
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Peter — You posted this on Friday, May 10th....did you even bother to research or just open the links to see that several of these items are closed to new funding? I mean the Amiigo reached its fundraising goal in MARCH! You're a really bad writer / 'journalist' - whatever you call yourself — pathetic.