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1  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sticky Password - 40% Discount on Lifetime Premium License on: December 20, 2014, 06:43:23 PM
Thanks! Any information on how long that discount will be valid?

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any information on when it expires.
2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Sticky Password - 40% Discount on Lifetime Premium License on: December 20, 2014, 01:35:05 PM
Follow the link below to save 40% off of a lifetime premium license for Sticky Password.

Normally $49.99...price with discount is $29.99.

Product Information

Buy It Now

(Good news for Pale Moon users. The 32-bit version of Pale Moon is now supported by Sticky Password.)

3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Free Lifetime License Upgrade for Former Sticky Password Customers on: December 20, 2014, 01:29:25 PM
If you bought a license for Sticky Password prior to December 8, 2014 (Free licenses given away at GiveAwayoftheDay, BitsDuJour, etc. do not count, unfortunately.). Just keep your current version installed & download and install the latest version of their software from their website.

The next time you are online your license will be upgraded to lifetime and you'll receive 3 one-year premium licenses emailed to you for family and friends.

(Good news for Pale Moon users. The 32-bit version of Pale Moon is now supported by Sticky Password.)
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 18, 2014, 08:29:13 PM
EDIT: After using it, it's still a PITA since you apparently can't multi-select to delete.  Even though online guides say there's a Delete icon up the top, all I have is Install.

Yes, it's less than ideal, but it's better than what we had at the beginning, i.e. nothing. smiley
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 2014-2015: Best tablet specs for ebook reading on: December 15, 2014, 07:58:48 PM
For your stated purpose, the Lenovo Tab 2 Pro is probably the best device available at this time, although for some of the reasons in this review, it would not be my ideal general purpose Android tablet.

You were complaining about your Nexus 10 weighing twice as much as your Nexus 7. This Lenovo device weighs three times as much. At over two pounds I don't think a person will want to hold it for lengthy periods of time.

I'd like to see them release a version of this without the projector and sound system. That would shave off some weight.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: antivirus and web defense on: December 15, 2014, 04:27:16 PM
And for the Pro they list 2 years, 3-PCs for $60.  I would prefer 1 year at $30 smiley.

Steven, opportunity knocks. That same $60 will buy a lifetime license for 3 PCs. Offer expires at the end of the year. Use the software two years and you will have reached your $30/year price point. Everything after that will be gravy.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 2014-2015: Best tablet specs for ebook reading on: December 15, 2014, 04:23:49 PM
One interesting factor which most people would never think about, but has a great influence on the experience IMO, is aspect ratio. The iPad's slightly wider aspect ratio is a lot better for reading.

I don't know about that. I've tried reading on tablets with a 4:3 aspect ratio and find them to be unwieldy. Novels, magazines, comic books, graphic novels,etc. are not 4:3 so you're either going to have edges cut off or wasted space on the screen.

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When you're dealing with smaller tablets, there are at least 1 or 2  decent Android options with the same size and shape as the iPad Mini. However, I'm not aware of any larger tablets comparable to the regular iPad.

There are tons of Android tablets with a 4:3 aspect ratio. You need look no farther than the Nexus 9 and if it's too expensive there are countless no-name Android tablets sporting that aspect ratio.

For me, though, 16:10 is best...of course what's best for me is not necessarily what's best for you. At least with Android you have the choice to buy the tablet with the specs you wish.

For those who are of the same mind as me, I'd recommend looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro line of tablets. 16:10 aspect ratio in your choice of 8.4", 10.1", and 12" sizes. All three sport a 2,560x1,600 resolution with an IPS screen. 2.3 GHz SnapDragon Processor.

If one is looking for something smaller, there's the Kindle Fire HDX 7 with a 1,920x1,200 resolution, IPS screen, and 2.2 GHz SnapDragon CPU but it's locked down pretty hard by Amazon. For someone wanting a more Android-like experience I'm really impressed with the 7" Asus ME572C same resolution and screen as the HDX 7, but with a 1.83 GHz Intel Moorefield CPU. Some say it's what the next Nexus 7 would have been if Google had continued that direction. Comparing the Kindle and the ME572C, color seems to be a bit more rich and vibrant on the Asus.
8  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Agnitum's offer of the Season on: December 15, 2014, 04:04:49 PM
I recommend Outpost Security Suite Pro without reservation.

I suggest to install the free trial and that will give one over two weeks to see how they like it before the special offer expires.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 11 Released! on: December 14, 2014, 08:06:30 PM
No, I haven't had that experience. Check this thread for troubleshooting tips:

http://resource.dopus.com/viewtopic.php?t=1873
10  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Directory Opus Discount for Current Owners of v11 - Expires 1-1-2015 on: December 14, 2014, 07:52:48 PM
Guess the GPSoft guys didn't want people who already own v11 to feel left out. Found this in my email today:

It's the Great GP Software Holiday Licence and Optional Features Sale!

From now until January 1st, 2015, you can add extra install licences or optional features like USB Export or Advanced FTP for half the normal price.

For example,

* Single licence to Dual, was AUD $40, now AUD $20 (approximately $19 USD)
* Dual licence to Five, was AUD $120, now AUD $60 (approximately $52 USD)
* USB export licence, was AUD $10, now AUD $5


(Please note, all transactions incur an additional $1.95 processing fee)

To take advantage of this offer, login to the My Account <http://www.gpsoft.com.au/DScripts/licencemanager.asp> page on the GP Software website with your email address and Opus registration code.

* To add extra licences, click the Add Licences link, and use coupon code HLDYLIC50
* To add Advanced FTP, click the Add FTP link, and use coupon code HLDYFTP50
* To add USB export, click the Add USB Licences link, and use coupon code HLDYUSB50


We hope you continue to enjoy Directory Opus 11!
11  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Directory Opus Upgrade w/ Double Disount - Expires 1-1-2015 on: December 13, 2014, 01:40:26 PM
Expires 1-1-2015 (Untested as I am already a DOpus v11 user)

Copy-and-pasted as found on the web:


GPSOFT are currently DOUBLING their normal upgrade discount, but you MUST upgrade before Jan 1st, 2015.

Discount code to use is HOLIDAY50

From GPSOFT:
---------------------------------------quote------------------------------
It's the Great GP Software Holiday Upgrade Sale!

From now until January 1st, 2015, you can upgrade to the latest version of Directory Opus 11 for double the normal upgrade discount - that's up to 70% off the regular price!

Use the coupon code HOLIDAY50 on the Directory Opus Upgrades page to upgrade now from just:

$26 AUD (approximately $23 USD) for Opus 10 single install, and
$31 AUD (approximately $27 USD) for Opus 9 single install.
----------------------------end quote----------------------------------------------------

And if that was not enough of a good deal, it gets better, as you can:
- ADD licenses at the same "HOLIDAY50" discount
- any EXTRAS you bought in the past carry over to the new version, "At No Extra Charge"
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 13, 2014, 11:36:33 AM
re the G3, I'd be interested in some sensible feedback on battery life (I very much like the look of this handset).  Most reviewers seem to think that 1 day is acceptable (personally I think that's pathetic, but what do I know) .  FWIW I generally wind everything back as far as I can to stretch the battery as far as possible

Re: The G3 screen...you could probably take a look at the G3 forums over on XDA Developers. They take their phones seriously & if anyone has done in-depth testing on the affect the screen has on battery life, it would be them.

Re: Acceptable battery life....the days of 5-7 day battery life for phone is long past. We simply use our phones differently than we did when flip-phones ruled the world. We want a big, beautiful screen and a fast GPU to keep the graphics smooth along with a fast CPU that won't make our apps lag. We call these wonderful devices smartphones, but let's be honest. These things are computers that can fit in our pockets that just happen to be able to make phone calls. Another aspect is the time people spend on their phones. People just don't take them out, glance at them, and stick them back in their pockets. They spend lengthy amounts of time with them in one go.

I cannot speak to other platforms, but Android has many apps available that will help tame your phone's battery consumption and a few that will let you rule with an iron fist if you are willing to root your handset. Even something simple such as being mindful of your screen's brightness setting can add hours to battery life.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 11, 2014, 06:39:54 PM
I'm a huge Android fan, but I have to cast my vote against the LG G3. We really don't need a 4K display on a smart phone yet. There's hardly any content that takes advantage of the higher resolution and it is a needless drain on your battery.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: antivirus and web defense on: December 11, 2014, 06:34:51 PM
I'm a huge fan of Agnitum's (didn't used to be), but yes....three and half years is a lifetime in the security software market. I'm sure signature updates are frequent, but there's only so much that can be done when the engine is that old. Some new threats can only be thwarted with an engine update.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dopus file names are cut on: December 11, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
the 'account linking' seems like quite a good system,
but I dont understand the conclusion that people who dont want this 'linking' are pirates.
Sure, some of them will be pirates --
but have we gotten to the stage where wanting privacy automatically equates to being guilty tellme

Just to clear up any misunderstanding, linking one's registration information to the forum doesn't compromise anyone's privacy. The only visible signs that it has been done is a person's username appears in a different color and they are added to the Registered User group. Also, not having linked registration does not mean a denial of assistance. However, registered users are given higher priority with their support requests.

Seems fair.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 10, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
Windows Phone is a platform that has very solid hardware with mobile cameras that have no equal on Android and iOS. It also has a full-featured OS that makes a lot of people happy. Unfortunately, their app store is very anemic. There are many apps that just do not exist on Windows Phone that exist on other platforms.

Allen makes some very good points, but choosing an Android OEM is much like choosing a Linux distro. They all run the same OS underneath, but each OEM adds their own spin to things. As for not being able to uninstall apps your carrier puts on, it's nothing rooting the phone and using an app like Titanium Backup wouldn't cure, but that course of action is not for beginners or the weak of heart.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dopus file names are cut on: December 10, 2014, 08:56:43 PM
@Innuendo - Must be good considering they have at least one apologist here. And one I respect to boot.  smiley

So...ok. Fair enough. It must be me then.  embarassed

I think you misunderstood me. smiley

To rephrase, no. It's not you. They can come off as being accusatory at times, but their product fortunately more than makes up for it.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: antivirus and web defense on: December 10, 2014, 08:54:42 PM
I bought my lifetime license for Outpost Security Suite on January 31, 2009 for version 6.5. The program is now up to version 9.1 and I'm still enjoying free updates. I paid $50 flat for a lifetime 3-PC license. I was second-guessing myself at the time, but looking back now I think it's one of the best software investments I've ever made.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for a good Android launcher on: December 09, 2014, 01:44:29 PM
I don't know if the features could be added, because I've heard from some sources that Nova Launcher isn't being developed anymore, and I've also heard that it will be developed more.

Glad I could help by suggesting something that has turned out you really like. Don't worry about the development of Nova Launcher. The developer went on hiatus for a year or so due to real life things such as having a baby, but he's back now and he's published two or three updates in the past couple months for both Nova Launcher and the Tesla Unread plugin.

He came back with a bang, too, becoming the first third-party launcher to support Google Now and its voice activation from the home screen.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: antivirus and web defense on: December 09, 2014, 01:36:24 PM
Outpost I have that early free firewall edition, discontinued, on one puter at work, which is ok. They don't have a particularly strong anti-virus reputation, However, if Webroot does not come through, I might give them a try.

Not having a particularly strong anti-virus reputation is not valid these days. That may have been true some years ago, but they have stepped up their game and earning no less than eight VB100 awards in a row.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dopus file names are cut on: December 09, 2014, 01:30:17 PM
FWIW, the concluding comment in DO's FAQ about it struck me as being rather defensive and somewhat accusatory. But that's probably just me. Wink

DOpus is one of the most powerful file managers available & I'm a satisfied legal user of v11. Having said that, anytime any questions regarding pricing of their program, paid upgrades, or license checks come up everyone connected to the company gets defensive and their hair bristles.

I've got no problem with what they do & I'm sure you can only remain calm in the face of criticism for so long before you start losing patience. I try not to let it color my experience with, IMHO, is an excellent application.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Looking for a good Android launcher on: December 06, 2014, 01:49:55 PM
It may be considered old and boring these days, but I still have Nova Launcher Prime as my go-to. Support for Google Now, folders on both the home screen and in the app drawer, tabs in the app drawer, gestures, support for 'unread' badges, and alternate swipe actions for icons on the dock all make it perfect for me. It's lack of a global search (only offers search in the app drawer) is alleviated by my owning a Samsung device and its very capable S Finder.

Doesn't hurt either that I was able to pick up Nova Launcher Prime for a quarter (or was it a dime?) on a Google app sale. smiley
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox update download trap on: December 06, 2014, 01:39:56 PM
This wonderful behavior can be stopped by configuring (or even better uninstalling) the Mozilla Maintenance Service.

https://support.mozilla.o...zilla-maintenance-service
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: December 01, 2014, 10:28:50 PM
Then how come my Android tablet suddenly has Wifi Direct capabilities because of an OS update? huh

Must not be a Samsung tablet then. All of Samsung's recent Android phones and tablets have Wi-Fi Direct implemented in them from day one. I know I should hate Samsung with all the TouchWiz and the glut of features that a lot of people call bloatware, but I got a Galaxy S5 because of the rave reviews of the screen and I just love all the functionality packed in there. Loved it so much I just bought a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 for $199.99.

Loving it as well. I used to be a die-hard Samsung hater, too. What happened?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A stoned guy renamed some of his favorite items while high... on: December 01, 2014, 10:19:06 PM
I don't know...I kinda like finger pants.
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