It’s probably happened to you. You “LIKE” something, then a few days later your FaceBook account gets a mind of its own liking porn or worse of the worst on the web.
Chances are you liked what looked like a legitimate page, and accepted the permissions (most apps/likes etc., almost always want to post to your FB page as you) and now you’re in a conundrum. You don’t want to delete your profile and start over. How do you fix it?
You can try and find the Customer Service address for Facebook – I tried that once without much luck, maybe it was staring me in the face but couldn’t locate it and when I did nobody ever replied to me. Or you can take matters into your own hands. It’s easy.
First find the offending post(s), for this example I’ll use ZAGG (they are a GREAT company – this is ONLY BEING USED for an example):
Hover your mouse above the BOXED ARROW as shown in the picture above and CLICK on it. Next you should see this:
At this point you can either REPORT STORY OR SPAM or HIDE ALL BY [offending item name]
If you HIDE ALL these rogue posts will never show-up on your account, but I would also recommend REPORTING THE STORY. Hopefully FB would then take action against those rogue posts.
I am very happy with my 7″ Acer Iconia A100 Tablet even though there are issues with it, I can normally get a full-day on one charge. But this year at CES ASUS blew me away with the announcement of a 7″ tablet powered by the Tegra 3 chipset and sporting the latest version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich.
We’re talking quad-core CPU and priced at $249.00 – only $50.00 more than the Kindle and it will do more than the Kindle will ever be able to do. Seems to me that this is a no brainer.
The 7″ ASUS is set to be released in the first half of 2012, no firm date was provided by ASUS.
Did I mention that it also nabbed the Best of CES 2012 Award?
The problem with wireless networking is that if you’re having to download large files of the Internet – it’s slow. If you live in an area that is saturated with other wireless networks you end up having issues. Not to mention that most wireless networks are still G which is what most cordless phones and other devices run on.
The TrendNet 500mbps Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (TPL-401E2K) allows you to access the internet over your existing home power.
Simply plug one adapter close to where your router is, connect the Ethernet cable from router to adapter. Plug the second adapter wherever your computer is, connect the Ethernet cable from the adapter to your PC – and you’re done. You’ve got (or should have) fairly high-speed Internet access without running cabling all over the place.
When I initially saw this product, I was skeptical. Will it work? The reviews were mixed, and the tech I spoke with said it was merely OK.
Although my PC was WiFi and my router supports WiFi, the router (plus cable modem) is not very configurable as such I can’t change a lot of the settings on the router/modem. The only solution was to live with the constant wireless outages and slow transfer speeds, or run a cable from cable modem to PC (not a popular option with the wife, not to mention unsightly) or try the TrendNet 500mbps Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (TPL-401E2K). Given the opportunity to try it out how could I say no?
Seriously – simple plug and play. I upgraded the firmware on the kit and I was connected. I installed the TRENDnet Powerline Utility to monitor the plugs. I consistently get between 176mbps to as much as 198mbps – I’ve never seen anywhere near 500mbps, but that is perfectly fine. I never saw these speeds wireless!
Screen shot of the TRENDnet Powerline Utility.
MAIN TAB provides you with the screen above, the ability to see all the adapters currently connected and in-use, plus the transfer rate on each.
PRIVACY TAB allows you to change the name of the private network. I had a lot of issues when I changed this, as did many people who purchased this product (based on reviews). I left mine AS-IS and have not had any issues.
DIAGNOTICS TAB allows you to see system information on the adapters, plus remote device history. If you’re not a techie, you won’t care about this.
I don’t get 500mpbs but didn’t try moving the plug to different outlets and the distance between my rout
er and laptop is about 20 feet.
If you want a quick solution try this product – it works and it’s not expensive. TrendNet 500mbps Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (TPL-401E2K) can be purchased on Amazon for around $100.00 US, worth the money (and peace and quiet in the house).
You can buy the TrendNet 500mbps Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (TPL-401E2K) right now on Amazon.
- Includes two TPL-401E adapters
- High speed building-wide networking over an existing electrical system
- 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX Gigabit port
- Connect one 500Mbps** Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 15* additional 500Mbps** Powerline AV adapters for instant building-wide connectivity
- One-touch Sync button networks adapters quickly
- Share data intensive files, play games, download music, and more at ultra fast data transfer rates
- Advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure total network security
- Power Saving mode reduces electrical consumption by 80%
- Neighbor network support for up to 4 overlapping networks
- Compatible with both 120 volt and 240 volt electrical systems
- Tri-color LED indicator
- Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)
- Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing
- Configuration utility compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit) operating systems
- 3-year limited warranty
UPDATE January 15, 2012 @ 12:01am PST
As I still have a couple of plugs laying around I thought of connecting my HP 6500A Plus wireless printer to one of the plugs as I have issues with the printer when it goes to sleep (doesn’t always wake-up). Well all I can say is “that was easy”. Screen show below showing both devices. Device 2 is my laptop, and device 3 is my printer.
The TRENDnet Powerline Ethernet Adapters are my Gold Choice / Editors Choice. It works, and they are inexpensive. Buy them.