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Tips and Tricks Windows

Graphics Error Click To Retry Creating D3d Device

Trying to start Diablo 3 gave this error: “graphics error click to retry creating d3d device” Now, there have been several options and solutions depending on what causes the error. Have a look here for the varies solutions: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5968136916 In this case changing resolution, DisplayModeWindowMode or other options in D3Prefs.txt didn’t work. What worked was: Right click on […]

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Android Tips and Tricks Windows

Netflix US Content Outside Of The US

There are many ways to watch Netflix unblock, hidemyass, Tunnelbear and more. You can however watch US Netflix without paying and alter your DNS. The only downside is that you have to use your PC to watch the US content since this solution is an extension for your browser. You don’t have to create US […]

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Mac Tips and Tricks

Mac Default Open Skype At Startup

From Skype 2.7 on Mac the startup has changed. It used the general system startup settings rather then a separate preferences for Skype. This means you can’t set it in the Skype preferences. To set Skype to open at startup Ctrl+click on the Skype icon in the Dock and check the “Open at Login” under Option. […]

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Android Tips and Tricks

Android Wifi and Bluetooth Toggle

The buttons for bluetooth and wifi in the Quick Settings Toggles in Android is not a toggle, it will open the menu in settings for either bluetooth or wifi. However in the newly release version of Android, 4.2.2 you can do a long press to toggle the options.     For more information and features: […]

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Android Tips and Tricks

Android TextView Strike

To make a strike in your TextView in Android use the setPaintFlags like this: TextView tv=(TextView) v.findViewById(android.R.id.text1); tv.setPaintFlags(tv.getPaintFlags() | Paint.STRIKE_THRU_TEXT_FLAG); If you’re using Html.fromHtml to set the text you can’t unfortunately use the <strike> as this is not supported for Android at this moment (in Jelly Bean).

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Linux Mac Tips and Tricks Windows

VirtualBox Log Files Location

VirtualBox log files is one of the great tools to diagnose an issue in your VirtualBox. It will always create a log file which reflects the lifecycle of your virtual machine. VirtualBox log files is located in user/per-vm directory. Depending on the OS: On Windows, %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\.VirtualBox\Machines\\Logs E.g. C:\Documents and Settings\Username\.VirtualBox\Machines\\Logs\vbox. log On Mac OS X, this […]

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International Space Station Space Exploration, Happy New Year

NASA Television shares this inspiring production by Italian videomaker, Giacomo Sardelli, about the International Space Station, its inhabitants, and its role in space exploration. Sardelli writes of the video, “I’m not the first one to use NASA’s pictures taken from the International Space Station to craft a Timelapse video. You can find many of them […]

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Mac Tips and Tricks

DerivedData for Xcode 4.5

When updating Xcode to 4.5 the DerivedData has disappear it seems. Though it has just been moved to another location. Now it’s at: ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/— You can find the location in Xcode 4.5 by looking at Preferences->Location. This shows where your Derived Data location actually is on the File System.

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Tips and Tricks Windows

Remove A Saved Password In Google Chrome

To remove a saved password in Google Chrome click the wrench icon which appears to the right of the address bar. In the drop down select “Settings”. On the left menu “Settings” should be active. Now click “Show advanced settings…” in the bottom. Navigate to “Password and forms”. Press “Manage saved passwords” and locate the password you […]

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Android Tips and Tricks Windows

Eclipse Find/Search In Project

To search in your project in Eclipse do the following: Ctrl + H Choose File Search for plain text in project. Choose the relevant tab for a specific expression searches.