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November 2014
Hansen

Inside a 3-D World

The world of transplants and broken objects stands at the doorstep of this innovative process, revolutionizing the medical field and its potentials. Does your neighbor need a new ear? The image is scanned and the machine builds it.

Penning
Fritz on Photography

The Closed Image

When composing an image a dramatic way to impart, impact and interest is to take advantage of the closed image.

Mr. Modem
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Sign Out of Online Accounts

Always log off, it doesn't matter whether it's an online bank account or your Gmail account or anything else. You log in for security purposes, and you must log out to close and lock the door behind you, otherwise you are leaving that account door open and making yourself and your data needlessly vulnerable.

October 2014
Mr. Modem
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Help! My Hard Drive is Full!

Unfortunately, you cannot go back to the previous operating system. It’s all part of Apple’s grand plan to ensure that all users of its devices share the same experience. While every Android device is just a little different – which creates its own set of challenges – Apple mandates conformity in their devices, which has its advantages and disadvantages, as well. 

Penning
Fritz on Photography

Lighting, Placement and Isolation

The three points demonstrated are the fundamentals of good photography. Light is the most important element and with today’s camera photos in bright light and low light are readily possible.

September 2014
Mr. Modem
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Is Windows XP Coming Back?

Though it sounds like an adult-oriented Web site, it is not. This site provides access to a database of discount codes that are available to shoppers when placing an online order. Select an online store from the drop-down menu and you will see the code and the discount. Sure it's naughty, but it's also kind of nice. A similar site that I have used successfully a number of times is Retailmenot.com

August 2014
Mr. Modem
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Restart Print Spooler

Gosh, Microsoft wasn't responsive to your phone calls? How unusual. I sure miss the old days, back when I had Bill Gates on speed dial. He would answer the phone and I'd say, “Is Ali Gator there?” Oh, how we would laugh. But I digress...

July 2014
Mr. Modem
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Move Photos from Smartphone to PC

Every additional piece of software carries the risk of potential conflicts, not to mention the underlying concept of "free."  With virtually any "free" program, there is always a price to be paid. I would also steer clear of any offer that appears out of the blue. You can call that type of email anything you want, but it's still spam.

Siuru

Google's Self-Driving Cars

There is no steering wheel, mirrors, or brake and accelerator pedals like found in ordinary cars, even other autonomous vehicles. Since it doesn't need a driver, it could provide for transporting kids to and from school, people without a driver’s license, or seniors with infirmities that no longer allow them to drive.

June 2014
Mr. Modem
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Working with Folders

Internet access speed, of course, will depend on the bandwidth available to you from your Internet service provider, so the more devices online, the more the existing bandwidth is being shared among all devices. Adding a router would not accomplish anything because you would still be sharing the same amount of bandwidth.

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