HDTVs, by default, come set up to be put on display in a showroom. The settings are cranked up to the extreme, with vibrant and bright colors designed to catch your eye among a sea of TVs. While it may seem desirable, it doesn't provide for much of a cinematic experience and is not at all accurate to colors in the real world. This is why calibrating the TV can make it a much better experience overall.
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The way your email client is set up on your phone or tablet can determine how email is handled on your desktop as well. For instance, you may find that after downloading all of your email to your phone, the email disappears on your desktop. This behavior can be changed by either using IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) or POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3).
In today's modern and geeky world, simple tasks can quickly become a complicated and involved process. This is particularly true for turning on and watching a particular program on an HD TV, especially if it's part of a home theater system. Here's what you need to know in order to operate any home theater system:
One of the ways computers can get infected online is through malicious websites or phishing scams. This happens when a scammer links a user to a website that looks exactly like a familiar site like Microsoft or Google, but is actually the scammer's site. Users will often input their username and password on the malicious site, and the scammer will then have control of their account.
One of the ways you can speed up a Windows computer is to stop programs from running automatically on startup. There's more than one way to do this, and manually going into the system registry to delete programs is not recommended for most users. There is a better way to do it, and it's with a free program called AutoRuns.
Google.com/dashboard is a central place where you can manage and monitor all of the data that Google collects from you through its services. One of these services is Location History, and you can actually see all of the places you've visited here. It gets this information from your smartphone, provided you have the phone set to share your GPS data.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, and one great deal comes from Microsoft for Windows 8 users. The 'Music Deals' app is offering more than 100 albums for free, and 50 box sets for under $2 each. Artists include John Lennon, The Eagles, Radiohead, Nirvana, and many more.
Streaming video online requires a lot of data, especially when it comes to high definition or Ultra HD content. If you're dealing with data caps, then it's even more important to pay attention to how much data you're consuming when using streaming services such as Netflix. There are settings you can adjust within your Netflix account that will help mitigate your data usage, though.
One of the great things about Android is the ability to customize it for kids to use more safely. But if your Android device doesn't support a kids mode natively, there's a simple way you can still add that functionality -- a free launcher called "Kids Place - Parental Control."
This launcher provides parental controls and a child lock to protect your personal data. It restricts kids from using any app that you haven't approved, and there's a timer to limit the amount of time kids can spend on the device. It will also put restrictions on making phone calls and texting, and more.