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How to enter the BIOS on Windows 10 Lenovo Laptops

Some recent Lenovo laptops lack a keyboard hotkey to enter the BIOS. Instead, the laptops utilize a dedicated “Novo” hardware button on the side of the machine. Press the dedicated button to access the BIOS. Here are specific instructions for entering the BIOS or selecting the Boot Menu on a modern Lenovo laptop: Power OFF the laptop Press the Novo button* *it may be on the left or the right side of the laptop Voila, you can now enter the BIOS

Ninja Coffee Bar: DEEP CLEANING/Enhanced cleaning [SOLVED]

The Ninja coffee bars are great devices but they do require descaling and sometimes the normal descale clean does not alleviate the clean light coming on. Thankfully, there is a longer deeper cleaning option available! (See below) Oddly, Ninja seems to make it very hard to find their deep “enhanced cleaning” instructions for the Nina Coffee Bar. I checked their FAQ and support pages with minimal success. Finally, I found the full instructions! 🙂 Here they are for your reference:

Adding external antenna to hotspot from FreedomPop.com

I am a big fan of FreedomPop phones and hotspots. They offer some pretty good hardware with decent connectivity as a nearly free cost, especially once all their “add ons” and “plan upgrades” have been declined or removed from their packages. Specifically, I have: Nexus 5 – it has been a phenomenal phone and was absurdly cheap through FreedomPop. Photon 4G Hotspot  – worked admirably for a remote client location and now serves a local church. Hotspot 2 – just arrived

Amazon “App Only” Deals and Giveaways

Amazon has been running some exclusive “App Only” giveaways for their Android, Fire and iOS (Apple) apps. However, finding the giveaways in the app can be tricky. Thankfully, there is a direct link available! Here is the Link: App Only Giveaway – Amazon.com App By using the direct link on your phone or tablet, you can directly access the giveaways. Please note that there are new giveaways every day! 🙂

Subtitles in VLC on Android TV [SOLVED]

Until today, I have always had trouble with .SRT subtitles when watching videos on my Android TV device (the awesome NVIDIA Shield TV). The subtitle option was always greyed out and there was no way to load subtitles (even if they had the same filenames etc.) 🙁 The issue appears to be related to watching videos over SAMBA and launching VLC via an app like ES File Explorer. In those instance VLC will not be able to locate the subtitles…. Thankfully, there is a