• Stop Adobe Flash from Crashing in Firefox

    For some time now Adobe Flash has been causing Firefox to freeze for a few seconds and then comes up with a message that Flash has crashed. I don’t know why I lived with it for so long but here’s how to fix it and stop it from happening.
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  • Fix Broken Notifications on HTC One

    HTC’s update for the One M7 to fix the no audio on phone calls problem was nice. But it broke notifications for almost everything. Here is how to fix the HTC One M7 or M8 no notifications problem.
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  • HP Slate 8 Pro Android 4.4.2 KitKat Upgrade

    I was pleasantly surprised by an update notification on my HP Slate 8 Pro letting me know that Android 4.4.2 was now available.

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  • How to Change Batteries in Comcast Xfinity Home Thermostat

    If a big battery icon appears on your Comcast Xfinity Home Radio Thermostat CT-30 that means it’s time to swap out the old ones for three fresh AA batteries. It sounds easy, but the details are important. 
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  • How to Link to a Twitter Account Using a Twitter ID

    Twitter has two ways of identifying accounts, an @username that a user chooses and can change, and a Twitter ID that is permanent. The @username can present a problem of link rot over time as users change their handle, so sometimes linking directly to the Twitter ID is preferred.

    The first step is to get the Twitter ID from the current @username. Let’s use @CNN as an example. There are a few websites that do the conversion, but these sites seem to break from time to time. One that currently works is GetTwitterID.com. Read More

  • Fix Amazon Cloud Video Player Pink / Red Tint

    If Amazon videos played on your computer have a pink or red tint to them here is how to get them back to normal.
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  • Fastdailyfind.com Chrome New Tab Redirect Hijack Removal

    Today I found that when I opened a Google search result in a new tab I would be redirected to some really shady sites by way of Fastdailyfind.com. None of my other browsers were affected. Removing plugins and clearing cache didn’t help.
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  • Fix Google Chrome Pink Screen

    After updating to the latest version of Google Chrome, 32.0.1700.76 in my case, my Chrome browser windows all looked pink. Here is how to get the browser back to normal.
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  • Android Screen Castsing Comes to TiVo

    With Chromecast installed on Android and the latest TiVo 20.3.8 update a new option comes up when choosing which device to screen cast to, TiVo. Taking this option for a spin gives mixed results.

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  • Fixing Android wlan_rx_wake Locks at Home with a Guest WiFi Network

    Looking into why my phone (HTC One Android 4.4) won’t go into deep sleep because of wlan_rx_wake locks keeping it awake led to many things to try with no good solution. After installing WireShark on my PC I determined that my network connected printer was flooding the network with SSDP UPnP broadcast messages that would cause my phone to come out of sleep, acknowledge and then try to go back to sleep. The problem is that happened every five seconds or so.

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