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The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition: Gathering Resources
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition is about building the foundation you can use to launch into the rest of the game. Your focus is on a few key points: build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
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By Stephen O'BrienDec 22, 2014
Organizing Your Life with the iPad mini
Use the iPad to organize your life with the default Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders apps. Gary Rosenzweig takes a close look at some of the things you can do with these apps in this chapter from My iPad mini, 3rd Edition.
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By Gary RosenzweigDec 18, 2014
The World of iPad Apps
In this chapter from My iPad for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you learn how to go beyond the basic functionality of your iPad, and add more apps using the App Store.
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By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene JonesDec 15, 2014
Surfing the Web on the iPad
The iPad is a beautiful web surfing device. Its size is perfect for web pages, and your ability to touch the screen lets you interact with content in a way that even a computer typically cannot. In this chapter from My iPad, 7th Edition, you learn about Safari, the browser built in to the iPad. You can use it to browse the Web, bookmark web pages, fill in forms, and search the Internet.
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By Gary RosenzweigDec 10, 2014

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Brad YaleWindows 7: How To Delete Item Not Found Using CMD

Every operating system contains errors. One of the more common errors found within Windows OS's is the "item not found" or the "file not found" error. The error typically shows itself when a user tries to delete a file only to find it cannot be deleted when prompted with the following error message: "Could Not Find This Item: This Is No Longer Location in {insert_directory_here}. Verify the item's location and try again."

Well, for those of you who want to delete the file without verifying the item location, below is a quick video tutorial showing you how to delete the item in question. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 22, 2015
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Microsoft Servers,Information Technology,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Microsoft Windows Server,Microsoft Applications,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement
Brad YaleHow to Browse the Web Privately Using a Secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel

There are times when you want to browse the web but you want to do it privately, without being traced. Sure, you could go ahead and utilize the incognito feature built into most major web browsers however to truly browse in anonymity, there is nothing better than utilizing a secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel. In this quick "how-to", we are going to show you how to set up a secure SSH Socks Tunnel enabling you to route all your web traffic through your host.  

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 16, 2015
Topics: Home & Office Computing,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Home Networking,Open Source,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Home Networking,Networking,Network Security,Routing & Switching,Network Administration & Management,Security,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,Operating Systems, Server,Network Design & Architecture
Brad YaleThe Rise of Communication through Haptic Feedback

For most of us, haptic feedback takes two forms - a vibrating phone in your pocket alerting you to an incoming message and key stroke vibrations when typing a text message/playing a game on your smart device. This though, is a shame because as Apple and Google engineers know, haptic feedback could be and should be used for so much more.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 14, 2015
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Web Services,Engineering,Information Management,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Hardware,Communications Engineering,Cloud Computing
Brad YaleThe Uncoupling of American Content Society

If 2014 and CES 2015 has taught us anything, it is this: for the first time in American television consumer history, the consumer is gaining the upper hand in how, when and why they watch content. With announcements of single streaming services made by HBO, CBS and a variety of other cable stations in 2014 matched with Netflix, Amazon, Chromecast and the announcement of Sling TV at CES, 2015 might finally be the year when consumers ditch cable for selected streaming content.

In this spirit, here are four reasons why 2015 might be your year to leave your cable provider for streaming content services.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 12, 2015
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Entertainment/Gaming/Gadgets,Information Technology,Web Services,Cloud Computing

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