Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Windows Sleep / Hibernate mode and programs not responding

Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Posted in Windows

One thing that is totally annoying about Windows sleep mode is that so many applications crash or wont run right after you wake the computer back up. Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc) and Spotify are great examples of programs I have to end task on and then reopen. :/ I used to always shutdown my computer, but realized it was just a nice timesaver by keeping the computer on and letting it go to sleep. Although it does use more energy (not a lot as it shuts things down), but I dont have to reopen programs to get back to my last stopping point.

Often times the sound on my computer is all cracklely or static sounding. However, I did find out the way to fix that was to disable it and reenable it.

Gmail App Notifications

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Posted in Mobile

Why doesn’t Google allow you to disable the Gmail notifications on the Android app? The only option is to disable all notifications. I would like to just disable the sound notification for it, I don’t mind it showing up in the notification area or the little icon at the top, but I dont want the sound to disrupt me, as the emails aren’t that important to me.

Since iOS8 or 9 the official Apple VGA & DV adapter is broken

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Posted in Hardware · Tags: ,

I gave up on this about 2 years ago, but it seems multiple people have had this problem also. Even if you bought the official adapter it won’t work anymore after iOS 8 is installed. Granted iOS 10 is almost out now, but its not like its going to get fixed. I finally looked back into this issue, seems like the many reviews for it and the digital AV communicate the same thing. Which sucks because these adapters cost $30 but now we have to buy new ones just because they changed something and now they old official ones don’t work anymore.

According to one of the comments:
You need to BUY a updated 1.0 VGA Adapter – it MUST say its a 1.0 or its the older unit. Be careful because a ton of the old adapters are still in stock at Apple stores, retailers, Amazon and eBay.

So fork out another $30 for an adapter you already had, or I guess if you have the receipt you might be able to take it to the Apple store to let them know it failed.

Google Maps on Android Asks to Take Picture On Its Own

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Posted in Mobile · Tags: ,

Really? First off I didn’t even have Google Maps running the background on my Android smartphone. So Google Maps pays attention to where I am and is wasting my bandwidth (as small as it is) to locate me? And as I mentioned in a previous post I disabled Location permissions on the default Camera app. The Gallery app doesn’t ask for Location permissions. I was at Wal-Mart of all places and my the Google Maps app on my cellphone was asking me to take a picture. Really why? Is Google going to pay me? It was a notification of all things. So with that said I guess the next thing to disable notifications on Google Maps.

Android Camera now asks to post photos to Google Maps

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Posted in Mobile · Tags: ,

I took a picture on my android phone the other day and noticed it asked me if I wanted to post it on Google Maps? Really, why would I want to do that. Why does any photo I take need to be on Google maps. If you go into Settings > Apps then pick Camera, then go to Permissions and disable Location. That seemed to disable this nasty feature and message. Of course you have to have Android 6.x to disable permissions for apps on specific things.