Author Archives: J.D. H.

Best inexpensive bluetooth keyboard for Mac [SOLVED]

Q. I have the iMac 27″ which was a hand-me-down from my parents. It is a nice comptuer but they didn’t have the original keyboard for it anymore so I have just been using a random PC USB keyboard and it is okay buy not great. Any recommendations for a really good but really cheap bluetooth/wireless keyboard for my Mac? Yours, -Tracy (poor college student) A. Hi Tracy! I was in a similar situations recently and I think IĀ know just

[SOLVED] Can’t pin folders to Quick Access (The parameter is incorrect.)

Question. I am trying to pin my Google Drive folder to the new “Quick access” list in Windows 10 but it fails with a dialog showing “The parameter is incorrect“. Can you help? Answer. Certainly! Please try the following šŸ™‚ #1 Open a command prompt (it does not have to have administrator privileges) #2 Paste: del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations (all one line) #3 Press Enter key to run the command Voila, you should be able to add any folder now,

Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer mac

If you are using Mac OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or similar, you may encounter the following error: This is of course a very sad message if you know the app is from a reputable source šŸ™ Thankfully, there is an easy fix! Step 1. Go to Finder Step 2. Locate the application you are trying to open In my instance it is Finder -> Applications -> VLC Step 3. Hold down the command button while you right click (option

Prevent iTunes from moving songs when adding to Music Library [SOLVED]

iTunes exhibitsĀ a potentiallyĀ problematic behavior when adding songs. Specifically, when you add songs to an iTunes music library. By default iTunesĀ copies songs to the “iTunes Media folder. This can be rather wasteful as you can end up with a ton of space used by the duplicate media, potentially eatingĀ up a huge chunk ofĀ your SSD/HDD space. šŸ™ Thankfully, this behavior can be adjusted easily. šŸ™‚ Here is the spot to make the change: iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced

Get Windows Movie Maker for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker is a surprisingly useful tool for simple video conversion and re-sizing. While it has not been updated for a number of years, it is still supported in Windows 10. Specifically, Microsoft recommends movie maker version “Windows Movie Maker 2012” for use on Win10. You can download that version directly from Microsoft: dl link NOTE: the onlineĀ installer above seems to beĀ fail periodically when the windows essentials catalog is down.Ā If you get an error likeĀ this: Then you make

Upload your prescription to 1-800-CONTACTS

Recently I ordered a couple boxes of daily wear contact lenses from 1-800-CONTACTS. So far the process has not been very smooth: Problem 1Ā –Ā all the “order codes” or “coupon codes” I tried, even the codes listed on their own site, failed to work on my order šŸ™ Problem 2 – despite updating my doctor information and submitting a copy of my prescription online, they still had trouble processing my prescription šŸ™ To help expedite the order I planned on re-uploading

Disable Skype Voicemail

I do not care for Skype’s voicemail feature. I much prefer Google Voice or other similar services. Oddly, I have been unable to find a way to disable the voicemail via the Skype app for Android. However, if you login to the site you can disable voicemail at the following page: Woot! šŸ™‚ PS here are a couple screenshots showing voicemail enabled and then DISABLED:

Branson’s Nantucket Reviews

Here is a current summary of Branson’s Nantucket reviews on the web (as of OctĀ 2015) Facebook User Reviews of Branson’s NantucketĀ – 4.4 stars out of 5 stars. Google Reviews of Branson’s NantucketĀ –Ā 4.3 stars out of 5 stars 4.3 stars, 8 reviews.   BBB RatingĀ of Branson’s Nantucket:Ā B-Ā on a scale ofĀ of A+ to F Yelp User Reviews of Branson’s NantucketĀ – 3 stars out of 5 stars   Overall combined rating for Branson’s Nantucket, approximately: 4 stars out of 5 stars.