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  1. How does my iPhone manage battery usage between the WiFi radio and the cell receiver? Is it automatic, or must I do it manually? An example to illustrate: I’m in my condo using WiFi listening to a radio station using an app. I leave to walk the dogs still listening. As I go outside the building I lose the radio station. Thinking it is because I am now out of my WiFi’s range, I manually turn off the WiFi thinking the cell signal will now pick up the radio station, and it does, but apparently not automatically because I have to go to the app and tap the play icon (the triangle thingy). Shortly the radio station returns. When I return to my condo the radio continues to play uninterrupted; I assume my WiFi has now taken over as my Internet signal because it has turned back on by itself. My basic question is: does WiFi and the cell receiver automatically switch based on which one has the stronger signal? If so, does the one not being used revert to some kind of low-power/standby mode to save power? If not, must I manually deactivate the one not being used to save on battery life? Thanks, Steve
  2. I’m donating an HP G60t-200 notebook with Windows 7 (HE) and want to reset it to original factory condition. HP Support page says do the following to access the Recovery Manager: - Click Start, type recovery in the search field, and select HP Recovery Manager to run recovery from the D drive. - Turn on the power and press F11 to run recovery without starting Windows (on some models esc key and then F11 key ). - Insert the customer-created Recovery disc in disc drive and turn the power on to boot from the DVD disc. - Insert replacement the Recovery disc purchased from HP, and turn the power on to boot from the DVD disc. The Recovery Manager is supposed to look like this: https://support.hp.com/doc-images/36/c03573444.jpg The problem I have is I can’t get to the Manager. Also, I do not have any of the discs they mention in the 3rd and 4th steps. I thought I could simply do a reset using the Recovery partition that came installed in the HD. But how do I access it? Thanks, Steve
  3. How the heck does one insert a screen shot, photo, etc. into a post? I see a My Media icon in the tools section, but it just takes me to an area where I can select from media I've already uploaded . . . and I don't know how to do that. Help please Steve
  4. Just found the answer (dumb me this is something anyone with any geek-sense would do automatically!). Cleared the cache and cookies in the browser I was using (updated Chrome) . . . worked fine. Also, while I was stewing I tried sending an email using (updated) Firefox and it worked fine. Thanks to anyone who viewed this. Steve
  5. Just today tried to send an email using my web-based Outlook email account (outlook.live.com; my address is xxxxxxxx@msn.com). When I began typing a name in the TO: field the list of addressees which fit what I had thus far typed did come up in a list as usual, but when I clicked on the one I wanted nothing happened and nothing was inserted in the TO: field. Now if I placed the cursor and clicked in the TO: field the characters that I had typed appear and not the email address of the person which I had selected in the list. I tried sending an email to one of my other accounts just to see if it would send, it would not. I even manually typed the email address in the TO: field and still no go. Baffled, need help. Steve
  6. Thanks for everyone's feedback - you confirmed my suspicions that my hardware is almost as old as I am. SECURITYBREACH: I live in a 40-unit condo and Google wired the entire building last Spring for FREE. They offer three services: a TV package, 100MBps Internet and 1GBps Internet. The slower is $50/month and the faster is $70/month. Thanks for the link, I think I'll give the old laptop a nice, shiny new accessory.
  7. I have a 2007 HP laptop running Windows 7. Recently had Google Fiber Internet hooked up (100 Mbps). Google Network box has two frequencies: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. My iPhone 7+ and iPad Mini 4 (both running IOS 11.0.3) both receive both frequencies. My HP laptop picks up only the 2.4 GHz channel. Why? My guess is my laptop hardware (the NIC) is too old. Could that be it? Thanks, Steve
  8. Didn't make myself clear the first time around. I do NOT want to recover any files on the DVR's HD, I want to repair any errors which caused me to get the Fatal Error in the first place. If that can be fixed, then the disc should be usable. This is one of the key features of that program I mentioned, SpinRite, does. I think I need to do is what "abarbarian" suggested above (easier said than done!). Thanks
  9. I had a DIRECTV HR24 High Definition DVR Satellite Receiver which displayed a fatal error and I had to have the box replaced. I have heard that a hard drive recovery utility such as SpinRite (https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm) could possibly correct the hard drive errors. My problem is I don't know how to access the DVR's HD, and once accessed, how to connect it to a drive that would run the SpinRite program. Any ideas? Steve
  10. Securitybreach, You posted "Moved to the appropriate area" — where might that be? I would like to follow my post. Is there somewhere in your post that tells me where to find this "appropriate area." If so, I could not find it. Steve
  11. I keep getting the following pesky email from "Microsoft Outlook" with the subject line: "Folders in your mailbox have name conflicts." The message reads: "One or more folders in your mailbox have name conflicts with others or system reserved names. Folders with these names can't be downloaded by your IMAP e-mail program. Junk Please connect to your mailbox using your Web browser and rename those folders. Once renamed, those folders will be displayed in your IMAP e-mail application correctly." The folder in question is named "Junk" in my Outlook email on my iPad Mini, but is named "Junk Email" in my Outlook account when I access it via my browser (Chrome) on my laptop. I assume I must change one to match the other. I've tried changing each to match the other with no luck. I assume because they are default folders is the reason they can not be renamed. How can I fix this? And, stop receiving this emails? Steve
  12. I have a Gmail account with about 250 contacts. When I access my Gmail using my iPhone (6S) or my iPad Mini (4), both with the latest IOS, not all the contacts are there. There appears to be only about 15-20 of my contacts, all in alphabetical order. In other words, I can only see the first 15-20 of my 250 contacts that I can see when in my "non-mobile" Gmail account. I can not find any way to scroll the list to see if there are more of them. I'm trying to send a mass email to all the contacts, but I seem to only be able to do that with the Gmail via my laptop (HP G60 notebook; Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1). Any ideas? Thanks, Steve
  13. Thanks zlim, I'll reconfigure the BIOS boot sequence and give it a try. Steve
  14. Thank you all. I think you've put me on the right track. After posting I realized I had downloaded the Server version; I've since downloaded the Desktop version. I always seem to have difficulty understanding the whole "burner" "ISO" stuff; I'll get it this time, I hope. The BIOS' Boot Order List did have some promising USB mentions: "USB CD" "-USB HDD"and "USB FDD." Not sure what they mean,but at least they have "USB" in their names. Do you think this indicates boot ability from a USB stick? Steve
  15. I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.14) on a Lenovo T60p laptop with Windows 7 64bit. I ensured the boot order in the BIOS had the DVD drive listed first and that the DVD had the Ubuntu disc image file burned to it. (I have screen shots of the BIOS Boot Priority Order screen, but I don't know how to insert images into these posts. So I will write the info as best I can) The BIOS Boot Priority Order screen has "ATAPI CD0:Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910A-(PM)" listed as number 1 in boot priority order. I know the DVD player works because the Lenovo can read what's on the DVD when it's inserted. The following file is the only one on the DVD: "ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64" The type of file is "Disc Image File." Its size is: 546,611 KB My problem is that when I reboot the system it boots to Windows with no hint of the Ubuntu installation. Any help in solving this is greatly appreciated. Steve
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