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Living Room / Android annoyances
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:07 AM »

Do you know any solutions to the below Android annoyances please?

1) I very often accidentally switch on the Google Assistant, how do I completely disable or uninstall it? I don't find any value in using it and it has some very basic shortcuts that interfere too often.
2) How can I set the phone not to dim the screen when a specific app is running?
3) How do I set the phone to always mute a specific app? There is an app that has annoying ads that have sound and I want to stop this.


Thanks for the great info.

I have saved the Windows 10 key and I may choose to upgrade when MS stops the 8.1 support/updates as I am happy with 8.1 for now.

Living Room / Windows 10 Versions: Education, Education N, 1809, 1903
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:48 PM »

I can download Windows 10 from the university and I am offered the following versions:

Education 1809
Education N 1809
Windows 10 1809
Windows 10 (consumer editions) 1903 - DVD

Which one should I choose? What are the differences? Which is the most 'advanced'?

Also, do I download it and run it as installer to update my Windows 8.1? I do not want to erase anything.

Will it say if my laptop is not compatible?


Living Room / Free call recorder for Android
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:02 PM »

Is there any free reliable call recorder for Android to automatically record and store the audio of all calls?



I like the idea of the whole mobile phone screen to be a fingerprint sensor.

However, I read somewhere that you need to click on specific area of the screen and you need to wait for a percentage to go to 100% before you lift your finger.

Is that the case for every such phone?

I want it to work really fast.


An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.

Yes I tried it, I don't like it. It's slower to slide to go back when you can just tap.


The left button goes back and the right button opens the task manager.
Is it possible to switch them?


Living Room / Any good free android scientific calculator?
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:43 PM »
I used to have PowerCalc but it seems is no longer available.
I would like it to be fully scientific and to show parentheses.

Any idea?


When I click to make a voice call in Whatsapp, it displays an annoying message 'do you want to start a voice call?'.

How can I disable this?


Living Room / Monitor Web Usage
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:47 AM »

A department at work has several employees and they work on processing files on a sharepoint website.

I want to track how long they take viewing/working on a specific webpage to measure productivity.

Do you know an easy IE plugin to log webpages/urls and time spent on them?

Or could I do that at the network level e.g. with a sniffer or something (I do not have such access though)?


Are you actually asking about a phone-screen, pc-screen or screens in general?

Phone screen and reading texts mainly or websites (not sure if it makes a difference)


Which screen spec is the most important for less eye tiring viewing?

A phone has high contrast but low pixel density and I wonder which is more important given that I read alot on the screen and my eyes get tired. Or anything else I should look for?


If I use Phone Explorer to backup the apps, will it work? Will the settings be backed up too? Can I just restore the backup to my new device?

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:40 PM »
I consider this but worried about reliability and compatibility, do you think it would be okay?
I don't want to lose my data

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:22 PM »
If you get a high-speed SD card, it's pretty good.  I use one in my surface and XPS, as on both of those I can't upgrade the hard drive or it's the largest capacity.  I don't notice a difference in most day to day tasks.

Which you consider high speed?
E.g. is this high speed?

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Indeed I see SSD prices have dropped alot, can you find me a 512GB for Lenovo Yoga 13?

Living Room / How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:55 AM »

I want to expand my medicre 128GB laptop storage.
I bought a 128GB USB but I need more and I don't find cheap USB that are compact so that I have them always connected.

My next guess is an SD card.

I found some reasonable deals:

Are they reliable? Can they stay connected for years and act like a hard drive?
Should I go for a microSD with adapter or an SD?


I see my Google backup is ON and there is a gmail account of mine as a backup account.

Shall I assume that if I login to my new phone with that gmail account, it will restore everything?

Can I check that?

Unfortunately I use apps that don't work if the phone is rooted.

Is there any other solution?

By the way, I cannot find this Google function?

Living Room / Anyone knows Tableau?
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:07 AM »

Anyone knows why the below calculated field in Tableau does not work?

IF [A]='4'
AND ([X]='F'
OR [X]='D'
OR [X]='G'
OR [X]='B'
OR [X]='D'
OR [X]='R')

Any idea please?

It's from Android to Android, I will have a look at the Google function thanks

What did you buy?

Motorola G7 Power  :D

Living Room / Re: Is there a way to ping a remote desktop?
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:42 AM »

Living Room / Is there a way to ping a remote desktop?
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:21 AM »

I log in to a remote desktop via Citrix and after some inactivity it locks itself.

Is there a way to auto-ping regularly it so that it stays active?



Got new phone, is there an easy way to transfer my settings/apps/data?


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