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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Krojack Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (261 comments)

Not to mention programs like Putty, when pinned to the taskbar, you can right click it and see the most recent sessions. You can also pin your most used sessions. This is one of the best things since sliced bread.

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Krojack Re:Google has 20 apps? (408 comments)

I would consider the camera, dialer and play store apps as part of the OS.

2 days ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Krojack Re:Disabled (408 comments)

I've noticed Samsung does this. Their own online store will still check for updates to disabled apps and if one is found, update and enable the app.

2 days ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Krojack Re:Sure they can. (252 comments)

Google needs to add an advanced mode to Android that when enabled prompts the users asking if they want to give said app permission to install and active a background service.

Google also needs to re-add the code that allows end users to block or disable a permission in an app. For example, I can disable the Facebook app from access my contacts.

about a week ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

Krojack Re:finally (77 comments)

Says my Note 10 2014 isn't supported yet. Like @dbrueck stated, it does work on my Note 2 as well.

BUT, I did get it working on my Note 10 Tablet.

I copied both the Amazon Store apk and the video player apk files from my Note 2 over and side loaded them on to my Note 10 tablet. I loaded up the store and went to the videos and it worked. I didn't buy or rent but the movie trailers play which didn't before. Movie trailer playback was smooth on both devices.

Make sure you're using the NON-TABLET version of the Amazon Store app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.mShop.android)

Also my Note 10 tablet is NOT rooted. Just my Note 2.

The APK files.
Amazon Store (non-tablet version): http://goo.gl/EYRZxX (com.amazon.mShop.android-1.apk version 5.0.0 (500000))
Amazon Instant Video Player: http://goo.gl/qvjJCN (com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient-1.apk version 1.0 (1))

about three weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:Driver's versus passenger - does it really matt (364 comments)

Just this past summer I went on a family trip. I was a passenger in one car and we had 2 other cars going with us. One was following and the other was coming from another direction. I was often texting the passengers in the other vehicles finding out where they were, if they were stopping for a rest break or to get some food and where.

about three weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:Only if (364 comments)

Don't you mean putting make-up on?

about three weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:It should be (364 comments)

It boggles my mind why people thinking taking away ones license will prevent them from driving. Afterall they didn't care to follow the law the first time.

about three weeks ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Krojack Re:Agree 100% (253 comments)

Car dealerships should be required to keep an inventory for every model on-hand in case my car needs to go in for warranty service for an extended period.

They use to have loaners on hand but stopped due to liability and insurance cost. Now they will give you a ride to a local car rental service. Your own car insurance will cover a rental.

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"

Krojack Re:Boycott (91 comments)

My company offers VDSL up to 60mbit/sec depending on your distance. You can bond those in 2, 4 or 8 channels giving you up to 480mbit/sec. The cost for 4+ channels is pretty high though and more for businesses.

Now I'm not a fan of cable but I will admit that Charter has been good to me over the years. Just a month ago they increased my speeds from 15 to 60. I put this to a test by downloading various games and it held at 60 for 1.5 hours. I got a steady 7.6MB/second download through Steam. I just wish I could get a little more up speed so I can stream game play at 1080. Right now I got 4.5 up and 1080 will use most of that.

about a month ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Krojack Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

I saw the nick berg beheading years ago and I'm still horrified to this day. I will not watch this one because of that.

This IMO, is a special case and I personally think Youtube, Twitter and all other media should do what the family members would like.

about a month ago
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

Krojack Less likely government (171 comments)

and more likely some hacker group wanting to sell SS# and CC# on the black market.

That's my opinion.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Krojack Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

This is why I think the Reddit public scoring system is about the best you're going to get. Let anyone and everyone mod up or down a comment. If it gets too far into the negative then hide the comment by default. Out of sight, out of mind.

about a month and a half ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re: Titan (146 comments)

No one knows yet. Blizzard has been very tight lipped on the whole thing.

about a month and a half ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re:In b4 hipsters (146 comments)

I have to disagree on graphics. Have you seen Final Fantasy 14? The sound, graphics, weather effects are amazing.

I would still play WoW however it's just the same thing over and over. Down raid bosses to get the best gear, wait till next patch and start over again. I just got bored of it. Sadly FF14 is turning out like that as well so I even stopped playing that.

about a month and a half ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

Really depends on what you like. Final Fantasy 14 is pretty fun and has a good story line. Best graphics in any MMO out right now if you ask me. You can catch it on sale for $15 from time to time and it's like $13-15/month. The player base has started to really split over the past several months into the casuals and elites so you will see a lot of the "if your avg. iLvl gear isn't > X then get lost" type of messages. I personally didn't care when I last played because mine was almost maxed. I would try to help those that got left out when I had the time.

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Krojack Re:still the same galaxy. dont worry. (220 comments)

I know you're just trying to be funny and with the size part you are. I got a Note 2 and sometimes feel that way however I still love the phone. As for the alerts, App Drawer > Emergency Alerts > Menu > Settings > Alert types. You can turn off all alerts except for these so called Presidential alerts. I don't want people thinking it really can't be turned off.

Also I think some devices it's under Settings > Sounds > Emergency tone. You can only set it to vibrate, sound or silent.

about a month and a half ago
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"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

Krojack Re:Expert:Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People A (390 comments)

The cost just goes up in the USA.

Public funds go to some private corporation.
That corporation is linked to to some politician (through family or just bought off) who helped get the deal.
All other corporations were locked out of the offer/bid.

about 2 months ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Krojack Re:Wow ... (419 comments)

If the override code is submitted back to the bank and they accept it then it's on the bank not Apple.

1. Run card... denied..
2. Run card again with override code.. accepted..
3. Leave store with items.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees

Krojack Krojack writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Krojack (575051) writes "Suit claims the software maker is profiting from a program that allegedly violates antitrust laws. A Los Angeles computer user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that fees the software maker and its partners charge for downgrading PCs from Windows Vista to the older XP operating system violate antitrust rules. Emma Alvarado says in court papers that she was forced to pay $59.25 to downgrade a Vista-based Lenovo system she bought last year to XP. Alvarado claims Microsoft is able to impose such fees because of a lack of competition in the PC market."

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