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replied the topic What things do you want to be invented? created by nollore

The best ideas are the ones that flourish and become reality! Can't always find what you want or need. Tell the world and maybe someone will invent it for you. See if others have wished for the same thing. A list of wished for consumer products submitted by visitors to the TGIF site. You can even add your wish to the list.
I would love to see them invent something that will reduce or prevent loss of life in the event of a plane crash. For example, a multitude of parachutes that go from the front of the plane all the way to the back could be deployed from special compartments under the plane that would greatly slow the descent and make crashing survivable. Or with an explosive charge, the plane breaks off in various sections and each section has it's own parachutes to slow descent, and each section is also equipped with an inflatable raft to prevent drowning in case you land in the ocean. Or better yet, the sections themselves are designed to float.

693 days ago
replied the topic How to Download and Install Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones? created by Rana

Microsoft says only some of Lumia phones can download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones"

" Lumia 520, Lumia 525, Lumia 526, Lumia 530, Lumia 530 Dual Sim, Lumia 535, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 630, Lumia 630 Dual Sim, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 720, Lumia 730, Lumia 730 Dual SIM, Lumia 735, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 Microsoft Lumia 430, Microsoft Lumia 435, Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV, Microsoft Lumia 532, Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM, and Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM."

This is beta software and hence can be very buggy. That's why we recommend that you make a complete backup of your Windows Phone first. We have written a detailed guide on how to backup and delete all data on your Windows Phone device and you must go follow all the steps listed there before proceeding.

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(Also see: How to Backup Contacts on Your Smartphone)

Downloading and installing Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

The process for downloading Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is not too hard, especially if you know how to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview on your PC. Follow these steps.

Head to the Windows Insider page.

Click Get Started to sign up for the programme.

Enter your Outlook.com email address and password.

Click Sign in.

Read the terms of service, scroll down and check I accept the terms of this agreement (required).

Click Submit.

Scroll down and click Phone.

Scroll down and click Get the preview.

Download the Windows Insider app on your Windows Phone device.

Open the app and sign in using your Microsoft account.

Tap Get preview builds.

693 days ago
replied the topic Can I put my computer (tower) on its side, or does it need to stand up? created by Rana

The only thing I will give as a reminder is for your to make sure that the wires inside the computer chasis is well-organized. Loose wiring inside may stick to the heat sink of the CPU or Graphics Card if the chasis is tilted or placed horizontally. It could melt and cause fire. Also, loose wiring may stuck up any fan inside the chasis, again causing overheating of affected components (and possible fire). I often encounter this problem on self-assembled PCs, assemblers don't care much about the wires. In my brother's CPU, the wire is sticking to the heat sink, so I had to reorganize the wirings.

Cheers!

693 days ago
replied the topic How to Set Up iOS 8's Family Sharing Feature and Why It Is Super Useful? created by Zaaib

HI@Zaaib


One of the interesting new features that comes with Apple's new iOS 8 is the introduction of Family Sharing. Family Sharing lets you share your purchases - such as books, apps and music - across six people in your family, without having to share iTunes accounts. So for example, your kid can try and buy an app using the family's iPad, and you get to verify the purchase from your iPhone. It also means that if you've paid for a book on your iPhone, your partner doesn't need to buy another copy of the book, or borrow your device, to read it.

(Also see: How to Download and Install iOS 8 on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch)

This is a pretty big step forward, because earlier, you had to share one Apple ID across devices to let them share content like this. That's fine if you want to maintain a seamless experience between your iPhone and iPad, but when multiple members of the family are using iOS devices, it can quickly become cumbersome.

So how does Family Sharing work? Pretty simply, it turns out.

The first thing you need to do is set it up on the different devices in your family. First, the family organiser (one of the adults in the household, who is in charge of the network) invites the other members, and agrees to pay for any purchases the members initiate from their iTunes accounts.

(Also see: How to Upgrade to iOS 8 When It Cannot Be Installed Because It Requires GBs of Storage)

Once you do this, the family members can accept the Family Sharing invitation from their devices once they're signed into their iCloud accounts. Once the family members have joined, the features of family sharing get set up automatically. This is how you set it up:

To start the process, you need to go to Settings > iCloud, then tap Set Up Family Sharing...
At the next screen, tap Get Started.
To continue with the logged in iTunes account, tap continue, or tap the Use a different ID text at the bottom of the screen to change your account.
The next screen confirms the details of family sharing, and the screen after that confirms your payment details. Press Continue both times.
You can then choose to share your location with a family member. Tap either Share your location, or Not now, depending on your preferences.
Next, tap Add family member.
Now, enter the family member's email address, and tap Next. Confirm your iTunes ID and tap Continue. This will send an invitation for your family member to join.
If you want to share downloads with your spouse, this is a great solution that should be quite useful. To download these apps, music or books, go to the Purchased section of each store, and you should see a section marked Family Purchases. Tap the family member's name to see their iTunes downloads and tap the cloud icon next to an app to download.

A new shared stream called Family is also automatically created in the Photos app, to which every member of the family can contribute pictures, videos and comments. Similarly, a shared calendar is also created in the Calendar app on everyone's devices.

(Also see: 10 New iOS 8 Features Showcased at WWDC)

When a family member tries to buy anything, the family organiser is billed for it, and the app can be downloaded by the entire group. After family sharing is disabled, the items will be associated with the accounts of the people who purchased them - even if the family organiser paid for them.

For parents, there is also another very useful feature, called Ask to Buy. The family organiser can turn on Ask to Buy for family members under 18, which requires approval for any purchase, or even download request. When the purchase or download is initiated, a notification gets sent to the family organiser, who can then choose whether or not to permit this right away. This way you can give kids the freedom to explore and find apps for themselves, while still ensuring that the content is appropriate, and also prevent them from accidentally spending too much money.

Overall, these new features sound great and fairly easy to set up too. There are a few caveats you should know about - for one thing, you can only be a part of one family group at a time. Secondly, you can only switch to a different family up to twice a year. Also, all family members must be on the same iTunes store - you can't have a family member on the US iTunes store, if you're on the India iTunes store. Finally, music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded to a maximum of 10 devices per account, of which a maximum five can be computers.

756 days ago
replied the topic Why I'm Not Interested in What Apple Is Offering? created by rfe4585

Earlier this month, Apple announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to massive fanfare and misdirected attention. One of the most popular smartphone and computer makers in the world has once again managed to pitch its products so effectively, that people were trying to sell their kidneys to raise the funds to buy them.

Today, as the phone officially goes on sale in some parts of the world I'm happy not to be one of the people lining up for it. Because Apple relies on only one thing to make money: the hard sell. It isn't a traditional hard sell; but rather one where the customers are made to believe that they are missing out if they don't get on board
Apple isn't trying to convince you to buy its products, it wants you to come begging to be included in the program. This clearly works for Apple, when you see the millions of people all over the world that are sold by this idea every year, lining up outside Apple stores for days and paying ridiculously high prices to be included.

(Also see: Apple iPhone 6s Vs. Apple iPhone 6)

Apple's products are not sub-standard by any means. They're well-built, look good and have arguably the best app ecosystem in the world. This is supplemented by excellent service. If you've made the investment, you're a part of a club where you should not have to go through any kind of unnecessary hardship when it comes to your prized iDevice.

All of this is admirable and does to some small extent justify Apple's premium pricing, but as a consumer, you have to figure out where to draw the line. How much is too much?

A look at the various variants of the Apple iPhone on sale leading e-commerce websites in India will show you that Apple products continue to be high value well into their life cycles. The two-year-old iPhone 5s continues to sell for around Rs. 30,000 for the 16GB variant depending on where you buy it, while last year's iPhone 6 will cost you around Rs. 40,000 for the same capacity. This is more than what you'd pay for most of this year's Android flagships, including the excellent Samsung Galaxy S6

763 days ago
replied the topic Should I Disable the Page File if My Computer Has a Lot of RAM? created by Arain

No matter how much RAM you have, you want the system to be able to use it efficiently. Not having a page file at all forces the operating system to use RAM inefficiently for two reasons:

First, it cannot make pages discardable, even if they have not been accessed or modified in a very long time, which forces the disk cache to be smaller.
Second, it has to reserve physical RAM to back allocations that are very unlikely to ever require it (for example, a private, modifiable file mapping), leading to a case where you can have plenty of free physical RAM and yet allocations are refused to avoid over-committing.

Consider, for example, if a program makes a writable, private memory mapping of a 4 GB file. The operating system has to reserve 4 GB of RAM for this mapping because the program could conceivably modify every byte and there is no place but RAM to store it. So from the start, 4 GB of RAM is basically wasted (it can be used to cache clean disk pages, but that is about it).

You need to have a page file if you want to get the most out of your RAM, even if it is never used. It acts as an insurance policy that allows the operating system to actually use the RAM it has, rather than having to reserve it for possibilities that are extraordinarily unlikely.

The people who designed your operating system’s behavior are not fools. Having a page file gives the operating system more choices, and it will not make bad ones.

764 days ago
replied the topic Is there any feature that you want the computer to have but it does not? created by NickPinkman

The experience


The operating system on a PC or Mac is a fundamental part of the user experience. How we interact with our computers can result in harmonious atmospheres around our households and workplaces, or the anguished cries of souls that have seen too much suffering to believe there is any good left in the world. Windows 8 was something of a car-crash in terms of design and customer satisfaction, with Microsoft trying too hard to push touch-based computing on a desktop using populace that didn't want it. Updates have cleared up some of the mess, and Windows 10 is shaping up to be a very good OS, but there's still a long way to go. In contrast, OS X El Capitan is clean, refined, stable, easy to use interface, that to our tastes is a far, far nicer place to spend your time. Touch has been ignored, with trackpad and mouse gestures proving an excellent (and we think superior) alternative, and the whole OS feels like a polished evolution of an already thoroughbred system.

767 days ago
replied the topic How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10? created by Arain

HI@Arain


Now that Windows 10 is available for download, many of you might be planning to install Microsoft's new desktop operating system on your computer. There are plenty of reasons to install Windows, and different editions to choose from. You can automatically upgrade to Windows 10 or you can make a bootable disk to install Windows 10 on one or more computers in a hurry.

(Also see: How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates)

You can choose to make a Windows 10 bootable USB disk or DVD, though the USB offers some advantages like faster read/ write speeds. You are also likely to have a USB drive lying around, or your computer may not have a DVD drive, in which case the decision is already made for you.

(Also see: How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP)

Make sure that the USB or DVD (if rewritable) you pick to be your Windows 10 bootable media has no important data on it, because this process will format the drive, which means you will lose everything on it. Also make sure that the drive is of minimum 4GB capacity, as the process requires 3GB of space. With that in mind, here's is the list of steps you need to follow to make a bootable Windows 10 drive:

1) Download Windows 10 media creation tool. Here are links to download the Windows 10 media creation tool for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit(x64) Windows respectively. To find out which type of Windows you are running, go to Start, type Control panel, select System and security, and then, under System, look at the value for System type, or check this step by step guide by Microsoft.

(Also see: How can I tell if my computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?)

2) Once Media creation tool is installed, launch the application. When asked What do you want to do? select Create installation media for another PC, and click Next.




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3) On the next screen, select your preferred Language and Architecture as determined in Step 1. Also choose Edition as explained below and click Next.



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If you are currently running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 with Bing, or Windows 10 Home, choose Windows 10 Home as Edition.

If you are currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Centre, or Windows 10 Pro, choose Windows 10 Pro as Edition.

If you are currently running Windows 8 Single Language, Windows 8.1 Single Language, or Windows 8 Single Language with Bing, choose Windows 10 Home Single Language as Edition.

If you are currently running Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition, Windows 8.1 Chinese Language Edition, or Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition with Bing, choose Windows 10 Home China as Edition.

4) If you are creating a bootable Windows 10 USB disk, select USB flash drive and click Next to follow the rest of the steps. A reminder once again you will lose whatever data is there in the drive you select.



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If you want to create a bootable Windows 10 USB DVD, select ISO file. Make sure you have ISO file of the Windows 10 version you selected in step 3 handy. ISO files are basically images of the setup files, and the Windows 10 ISO files are available from Microsoft

Once Windows 10 media creation tool has finished doing its job, you should have a Windows 10 bootable USB disk/ DVD drive, depending upon the option you chose.

If you have problems with any of the above steps, you try using the Windows USB/ DVD Tool, which was designed for Windows 7, but handles Windows 10 just fine. You can use this guide in case you need any assistance with that, just use Windows 10 ISO files instead.

772 days ago
replied the topic Which month of the year is the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere? created by qa99577

The month of December.

773 days ago
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