Author Archives: J.D. H.

Improve Lenovo PC performance, remove McAfee LiveSafe, replace with best Antivirus

Recently we purchased some new Lenovo AIO PCs with Windows 10. These systems have nice Ryzen CPUs, SSDs and plenty of RAM but there is still room for performance improvement! One of the first things I like to is uninstall programs that I do not need. There are a ton of candidates but McAfee LiveSafe is one of the first that I uninstall. It takes up precious resources and nearly a GB of space on the SSD. Uninstalling is quick

How do I clean my coffee maker? [AI Answered]

NOTE: this is an AI generated answer, using OpenAI GPT-2. Here is the question prompt and the resulting answer: Q: How do I clean my coffee maker? A. There are numerous cleaning methods to choose from. 1.) Pour some water into the coffee maker and submerge the lid. Do not wash the glass. 2.) Dip the coffee maker upside down in water for 10 seconds and then rinse. 3.) Put the lid back on and let the coffee maker sit

Model GXT1000//1030/1050 Series No Transmit WI [SOLVED]

If you have a Midland GXT 1000/1030/1050 two way radio and one of the radios is not transmitting, check that WI (Whisper Mode) is not ON. Specifically, if you see a “WI” indicator at the top of the LCD screen, I recommend turning it OFF and give that a try. 🙂   This fixed our radios so my kiddos could successfully use them 🙂 NOTE: if you do not see the “WI” indicator on either radio, then this tip will

35mm equivalent focal lengths for Samsung, Apple , Huawei, LG

  Wide Normal Tele Source Huawei P30 Pro 16mm F2.2 27mm F1.6 135mm F3.4 gadgetguy Xiaomi Mi 9 ~17mm F2.2 26mm F1.75 50mm F2.2 dpreview & dxomark Samsung Note 10 (and 10+) 12mm 27mm 52mm F2.1 dpreview Samsung Note 8 26mm F1.7 52mm F2.4 gsmarena Samsung S10+ 12mm 26mm 52mm dpreview/ifixit LG V40 ThinQ 16mm 27mm 52mm dpreview Pixel 4 (and XL) N/A ?? ?? Pixel 3 (XL) N/A 27mm F1.8 N/A devicespecifications Nokia 9 PureView N/A F1.8 28mm N/A

Nokia 9 PureView camera sample photos vs. Gcam vs. Pixel 3

I have been loving the Nokia 9 PureView for photography. Specifically, it has been fun comparing it against my previous favorite (the Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL). What is even more fun is that Google’s Gcam works on the PureView! Some readers asked for sample photos and comparisons, so I will be posting them here: 🙂 (full size image) (full size image) (full size image) (full size image) RAW DNG processing in Adobe Camera Raw (for Windows) NOTE: Using

Gcam for Nokia 9 PureView [WORKING!] (Night Sight, Portrait mode, HDR+)

The Nokia 9 PureView has a rather complex camera arrangement that produces excellent results. However, Google Pixel Camera app (or Gcam as it is sometimes referred to) still has its advantages. Mainly, superb low light performance and a punchier looking image without additional processing. Thankfully, there are a number of helpful modders out there who produce Gcam APKs that work with many modern phones. The Nokia 9 PureView is no exception! I tried a ton of APKs: So far, the

Best case for the Nokia 9 PureView phone [SOLVED]

March 17th, 2019 Update: Reader Jeff suggested the J&D Nokia 9 PureView case for additional protection. It appears to be very similar to the Slinco but with more drop protection. Original March 13th info: My Nokia 9 PureView arrived recently and I have been putting it through its paces. So far I am really enjoying this phone and its 5 cameras. 😉 Along with evaluating the photo performance, I have also been evaluating the best phone cases for the Nokia 9.

DeWalt lithum ion battery, replacement under warranty

I have a fairly new (1 year old) DeWalt lithum ion battery that now refuses to charge. Therefore, I contacted DeWalt for battery replacement under warranty. DeWalt was very helpful and here is the support transcript: Me (3/11/2019, 11:30:44 AM): Hello, I have a DeWalt 20V lithium ion battery that I need to replace under warranty. Paula D (3/11/2019, 11:30:36 AM): Thank you for contacting DeWalt. I’ll be happy to assist you today. Me (3/11/2019, 11:30:44 AM): Thank you Paula!