Saturday, April 30, 2011

An invitation for you to Dropbox

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Microsoft with Apple Products, sometimes you really have to wonder!

I swear sometimes (well actually I probably swear a lot more than I should) but seriously, sometimes I truly have to shake my head at the way Windows works. I am currently in the process of repairing a friends computer after she tried to perform what she does pretty much every day, which is to plug her iphone in to her computer to not only charge it up, but of course update whatever new apps require updating since she doesn't download podcasts. Windows (7 I might add so you should think this wouldn't be a problem) comes up stating it can not find the appropriate driver for the device. Knowing nothing has changed, I immediately went to check if there were updates and sure enough there was a new version of itunes available so that was updated but unplugging and replugging in the device still gave the same error. So digging in deep to the system device manager because, well, that's just what I do and should be able to solve things quite easily you should think... removing the device and allowing windows to re-detect it only to find it can't...so going through manual steps I managed to TELL windows that the device is right there and works fine.. it installs.. the real problem was there was new iphone software available and itunes had already started the backup process when for whatever reason, the device stopped reading the iphone (crashing the device) and as a result the backup and everything was now corrupt, resulting in what appears to be at least a 2 hour process at this point since I am first having to manually download the available updates and restore the iphone from a previous backup before I can start the update to the latest iphone software.
Honestly,I have no idea what a normal person (with limited windows tech skills) would do other than call up a tech to get things working. Since the device manager now had numerous "apple devices" with exclamation points, the only way to get around this was not only to remove the device but also the driver and then manually reinstall the appropriate drivers, which of course were already on the computer that I had to point to--no need in trying to allow windows to go and 'automatically detect and download' the drivers in this case, even with windows 7 as it didn't work...
I really do not understand why they (Microsoft) have to play hardball when it comes to apple devices since I am pretty sure this would never happen with any other MP3 player... or would it?



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Computer Problems? Try Restarting-TIP

Not a day goes by where I don't receive a question as to why this or that happens on the computer and in most cases the answer is as simple as performing a re-boot and you are good to go. Of course performing things like CCLEANER is always a good idea, especially if you do start to see strange things occurring but in most cases a simple re-boot will refresh the onboard memory/cache, repairing whatever anomalies you were having. 

Banking for Canadians in the USA

I recently came across this information for Canadians wishing to do banking in the US without having any connections to the USA such as owning property. This should prove to be quite useful.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday's No Agenda

#297 No Agenda Show for Thursday April 21st 2011
Obama's Clutch Car

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

No Agenda Sunday

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Posted on Sunday 17 April 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday April 17th 2011
Highway to Hubris

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