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
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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.
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!
Question. I am trying to export a large Adobe InDesign project as a PDF but I only get a 0kB blank PDF. 🙁 I have tried restarting and sometimes that helps but it is driving me crazy. How do I fix this InDesign error? Answer. If your project is very large, your PDF may still be exporting in the background. Here is how to check: Start your PDF export Go to the menu item Window->Utilities->Background Tasks Check the resulting list
Question: What does TBW stand for on my SSD? Answer: TBW stands for Terabytes Written. Specifically, TBW is the number of terabytes written that the manufacturer expects a particular SSD to be capable of during the lifetime of the drive. In general, the higher the TBW the better. However, be aware that different manufacturers may use different estimates and formulas for arriving at a given TBW. If you go with a reputable manufacturer, like Samsung or Intel, and choose a
Here is a current (as of ) list of daisy-chainable DisplayPort LCD monitors: Model number Brand Size, Aspect Ratio, Resolution Price Additional Info VG2249 (New!) Recommended 22″ LCD ViewSonic 22″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Check price Easy setup. Excellent choice for office environments. VG2449 (New!) Recommended 24″ 16:9 LCD ViewSonic 24″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Check price Easy setup. Excellent choice for office environments. XG2530 Recommended 25″ Gaming LCD ViewSonic 25″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Gaming monitor 1ms response time, 240Hz refresh, FreeSync. U2913WM Dell
If you have an Amazon Alexa device with a light right (most Echo Devices) you can enable a night light skill. Here is the developer’s app info: Alexa Night Light Skill Credit to CNET for the tip:
Question: How do I enter the code to unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Answer: Go to your phone’s dialer and enter the following code: #7465625*638*# After entering that code you will be prompted to enter your unlock code 🙂 NOTE: these instructions work for AT&T based Note 8’s and should also work on most other GSM carriers.