Lounge Life

Let’s talk about worrisome discoveries

Lounge members are discussing the Bash/Shellshock threat with a good measure of anxiety.

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Stubbornness wins when restoring iOS 7

IndyDan ran into iPad resistance when he tried to roll back his wife’s tablet from iOS 8 to iOS 7. She wanted her apps to work again, the way they had before.

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iPhone photos to PC in two languages

When Lounge member Treiber posted his question about moving photos from his phone to his PC, he wrote in French. Happily, he received an answer in his own language, plus a short guide to translation tools on the Internet.

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Mysteries never cease: “Magic” fixes

Forum member Oldtechie was mystified by the divergent behavior of Yahoo Mail in IE 11 on two different machines — one a desktop and the other a laptop.

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Mother-son divide over Windows memory management

Lounge member OS2_87_Dinosaur thinks her clever, computer-building son doesn’t know enough about operating systems and other software. She gave him advice (as parents are wont to do) concerning his system’s Windows pagefile — and then she worried that her old-school view might be wrong.

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Application code lessons and tool use

Good coaches are good teachers, as Lounge member JeanM must have discovered when she ran into trouble creating code for an Excel form.

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Researching maintenance questions in advance

To help a friend improve her computer-mantenance regime, Lounge member KritzX prepared by posting a list of questions to the Maintenance forum.

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IE version change wrecks Google Maps?

When a feature suddenly changes for the worse — or disappears from your machine entirely — it’s natural to wonder what you might have done to cause the unwelcome event.

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How to avoid overreacting to threat detection

As Lounge members discussed Malwarebytes’ good showing in malware-removal tests, talk gradually turned to the problem of false positives.

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Approach with caution: Preparing to update

Lounge member compiler was receiving nudges to update his Internet Explorer browser from 9 (with which he was happy) to 11. He was uneasy about the switch.

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