Archive | 2012


Top 10 404TS articles in 2012

The year 2012 ends today and it’s been another heck of a year. To wrap up the year, I am reflecting on the top articles like last year. 404 Tech Support enjoyed well over half a million pageviews in 2012. I’m hoping visitors found the answers to their questions and may have even subscribed to the RSS feed or […]

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DuckDuckGo explains Do Not Track

Name search engines off the top of your head. Ready? Go! Google Search Bing Yahoo! Ask … Did you run out of answers at 3 or 4? Google and Bing are obviously the big ones. Ask has some prominent promotions and their toolbar is linked into a lot of software. Here’s two more search engines […]

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The Active Directory Administrative Center in Windows 8/Server 2012

After installing the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 7 or Windows 8, in addition to the popular Active Directory Users and Computers and Group Policy Management Console, you will gain access to the Active Directory Administrative Center. Active Directory Administrative Center provides network administrators with an enhanced Active Directory data management experience and a rich […]

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What the heck is a clean remote?

In a recent stay in a hotel, my room was stocked with a “Clean Remote”. I can’t recall ever hearing about such a device before. The television remote was pretty bare bones but worked well enough. It sat in a little cardboard stand which boasted on its sides about how clean the remote was to […]

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VideoLAN proposes VLC native Windows 8 version

VLC has been my and many others’ preferred video playback software for a number of years now. While others might prefer Media Player Classic and codecs, I’ve been satisfied with VLC to be able to handle just about everything I throw at it without making the setup any more complicated. With 6 days left, VideoLAN […]

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Four easter eggs in Google Search for the Holidays

Easter eggs might be more fitting for that other holiday but Google seemed to think they would also go well with the holidays around this time of year: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus. The easter egg we saw this time last year for ‘let it snow’ seems to have been retired but in its place each holiday gets […]

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PBS Off Book dives into the topic of cyber-bullying

It’s hard to believe, but it has been a year and a half since my big article on cyber-bullying. Clearly the problem still exists or may be even worse. Teens taking their own lives as a result of harassment in all forms, including online activity, is a problem that cannot be allowed to continue. With a clear […]

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