Our latest #OneMinuteWendesdays video – a quick overview of Apple’s Menu Bar in the macOS / OS X environment.
To learn more about the menu bar, check out Apple’s quick reference guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH21890
Basically what the title says. Lately most android phones are going with the no expandable storage and no removable battery, Samsung being the newer addition to that. Personally here at T3G we feel this is a no no. The companies seem to want to go the route of limiting on what we can do. We personally love the option that not having to choose what size phone we want storage wise when buying it because we know we can always expand it. Also need to do a hard reset because your phone is frozen, just remove the battery. Battery is no longer holding charge, just buy a new one. Manufacturers are getting rid of this so that way we as consumers can spend even more money on either a new phone or repairing them. I’m sorry but that is just wrong, especially with a lot of the phones costing $600+. How do you feel?
We here at T3G watch our share of videos online to get info on tech. One of the things I have personally been interested in more lately has been learning more about Linux, specifically Ubuntu. One of the places I get great info is over at Tek Syndicate. Check out their Linux channel if you want to learn about some stuff in Linux!
Apparently someone over at Microsoft lost their mind and removed the ability to play DVDs from Windows. They have an app to do it, but it’s FIFTEEN DOLLARS! That’s a joke. That’s some intern’s stupid idea to capitalize on the older generation and those who just don’t know.
DVD playback is free. It has always been free, and will always be free.
Here’s my list of three players you can use instead of paying $14.99 for the Microsoft app.
VideoLAN’s ongoing and ever-upgrading software has served me for many years and has always remained free. It has failed to play exactly one thing in more than ten years, and that file was corrupted. You never need any “additional codecs” or any other such noise.
You can download VLC PLayer here.
Another player with built-in codecs, and simple and easy playback. Well-liked across the internet and feature-rich.
You can download UMPlayer here.
Media Player Classic
A throwback in appearance but not capability. With the look of the old Windows 98 Media Player and able to play all the popular formats, this is a nice and clean player for any use. I usually end up with this by downloading the K-Lite Codec Pack – which gets you the codecs to play just about anything from anywhere.
You can download MP Classic here or get the whole shebang at the K-Lite Codec Pack site.
Rage against the dang machine.
There is a particular item of Windows 10 that is making waves in news. When you update to Windows 10 you are prompted for some privacy settings and recommends that you use the express settings but some people believe that the express settings allow to much information to go out. Do you feel this is a proper thing to worry about or is it something that you feel is not necessarily bad?
The Logitech G110 is a great gaming keyboard that has served me well over the years. I used it to play games like World Of Warcraft, League of Legends, Counter Strike, and many more. I purchased the keyboard on sale for around $60 at Newegg. It’s got 12 macro gaming keys and has LED back lighting. The G110 also comes equipped with a USB port and a headphone/microphone input. While the USB port does not come in handy due to the lack of power output from the port, the headphone and microphone jack always serve a good purpose. The audio adjustment keys on the right side of the keyboard are very useful as well, I use them on the daily. This is a great keyboard whether its being put to use for gaming or casual use. This keyboard definitely gets T3G’s approval!
So I created a 400 dollar gaming PC that would handle a lot of today’s mid range gaming and computing.
Here’s what I whipped up: