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Review: D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router

by Michael on December 30, 2010 · 2 comments

This review has been a long time coming, but I thought I’d go ahead and put it out there… Better late than never, right? The short version is that we’ve had the D-Link DIR-655 wireless router for a bit over a year, and we love it.

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How to Get Rid of the AVG Security Toolbar

by Michael on September 12, 2010 · 2 comments

As a quick followup to my previous post about replacing Avira with AVG… My son just asked how to get rid of the AVG toolbar in his Firefox window. I looked and, sure enough, there it was… The AVG Security Toolbar.

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I just spent the afternoon helping my son recover from a nasty virus on his Asus Eee PC 1000HE netbook. We’re still not sure how exactly he got it, but he didn’t tell me about it right away, and his computer wound up completely disabled.

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Recovering From a Nasty Windows Virus

by Michael on August 29, 2010 · 0 comments

My son’s Asus Eee PC 1000HE running Windows XP recently contracted a nasty virus. Unfortunately, he didn’t tell me about it right away, and we ended up having to completely restore his system and start over from scratch.

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I’m a big fan of internet TV, and have recently been looking for an easy way to get Hulu on our TV. Last night I ran across PlayOn.TV, which promises to do just that (and more) via your Wii, PS3, or Xbox 360.

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I have an iPhone and my son has an iPod Touch. Until recently, we’ve been frustrated by our inability to share apps that one of us buys. Fortunately, we’ve since figured out how to share apps without re-buying them, and it doesn’t even violate the iTunes user agreement.

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Where Does Windows Store iPod or iPhone Apps?

by Michael on February 6, 2010 · 0 comments

Have you ever wondered where Windows stores your iPhone or iPod apps? If so, then you’ve come to the right place… Note that the following assumes you are using Windows XP. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.

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This is just a quick note to say that DropBox, which is a very handy tool for synchronizing files across computes, will fail to sync if you use certain ‘special’ characters in the file name.

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