Tech Solutions & Guides

Here’s how to enable Java in Chrome 42 and newer

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Many of you may have noticed that since upgrading to the latest release of Chrome (version 42) certain plugins such as Java, Silverlight and many others have been blocked as Google attempts to phase out NPAPI support. For those interested, Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), is an architecture designed so that plugins can be created that will work across multiple ... Read More »

PSA: Compromised E-mail Can Mean Compromised Everything.

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We see it in the news just about every day now. Stories about how some big company had its user-data hacked and stolen, or maybe how fake cell phone towers are intercepting your transmissions. It’s at a point where even reasonably cautious individuals run a serious risk of having their accounts and information compromised. It’s great if you can prevent these ... Read More »

Changes for Twitter’s timeline system are coming

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Kevin Weil, Twitter’s VP of product, hit the official blog of the company with a post that sparked much discussion in both the tech industry and the users. Twitter and, more precisely, its timeline are up for some big changes in the close future.  Read More »

The Iron Mac: How to Get Rid of Annoying Local Items Keychain Box

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You log into your Mac, the desktop appears, and before you can click on your browser to get to work or to Redditing, you’re confronted with a dialogue box. It wants you to unlock the “Local Items Keychain.” You enter your password, and the box shakes its head at you. You try again. Nope. Despair not! Here’s a way you ... Read More »

How To Remove Bonjour mDNSResponder.exe

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If you’ve recently installed an Adobe product on your Windows machine, such as Photoshop CS3/CS4, you may have an issue where your computer can see the network, but not the internet. This is usually caused by a program called mDNSresponder.exe, which is a Bonjour service that Adobe installs for network/internet communication. Unfortunately, this sometimes has a side effect of causing ... Read More »

[How To] Reset Your Phone Right

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Have you noticed recently your phone just doesn’t feel like your phone anymore? It’s acting a little slow. Apps start closing unexpectedly. There are delays when you try to text, or answer a phone call. Its frustrating. It makes you want to throw your phone against the room, but you can’t because you still have a few more months on ... Read More »

Reduce Eye Strain From Your Computer Screen With f.lux

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If you’re anything like me, your eyes spend a lot of time baking in front of some sort of brightly lit screen. While “frying your eyes”  isn’t an actual thing that can happen, the strain I feel after a long night of computer activity feels real enough. A program called f.lux works to alleviate that. The premise is simple enough. ... Read More »

Error when attempting to download or install Office 2013 – “Your product is busy doing something else”

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Are you trying to install or update Office 2013 (or Office 365) on your computer, but are unable to due to the error: “Something went wrong. Office can’t do that right now because your product is busy with another task. Please wait for this task to complete and try again.” or “Windows cannot find ‘C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office 15clientX64integratedOffice.exe’. Make sure ... Read More »