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+50 screenshots revealing Windows phone issues. A WP8 review.

This is a difficult article because the list of issues and flaws of Windows Phone is close to inexahustible. At the beginning, some months ago, my intention was to cover them all, but, overwhelmed by what I realized was a superhuman task, not being inexhaustible myself, at a given point I stopped, deeming it Mission … Continue reading »

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Get rid of Acrobat’s upgrade notification popup

. Are you tired of the annoying “update acrobat” Acrobat icon popping up in your screen’s lower right corner every time you switch your computer on, or access any pdf document? For getting rid of it, you can go to the heart of the problem and get rid of it once and for all… until … Continue reading »

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gstatic.com makes websites slow

. For the past week or so, I’m experiencing a sensible slowness in my browsing experience: recently I often don’t manage to open Google maps, and at the same time some other websites, having -theoretically- nothing whatsoever to do with Google, slow down to a crawl. What the hell’s going on?, said I to myself. … Continue reading »

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Gingerbread: Google Getting Greedier

(Or why Google starts sucking.) At the beginning of times, when Earth was created, Google was Good. They had the “do no harm” philosophy; you were totally free to use their services or not, and when using them, you weren’t forced to anything else, nor you had to pay with your data or your privacy. … Continue reading »

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No icons in QT apps on Xfce

. If you ever experience this problem: QT apps showing no icons in their menus when running in Xfce desktop, you can fix it issuing these commands on a console: gconftool-2 –type boolean –set /desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons true gconftool-2 –type boolean –set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true .

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How to login as root in Xfce

. Log in as root in the Xfce environment is disabled by default. When I tried to google how to change this behaviour, I got lots of results, but useless, because though dozens of people had posted that same question in dozens of forums, they all got the same kind of reply: “Log in as … Continue reading »

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