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5 Things You Should Know – Part 77

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. Microsoft is going to start injecting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer with the next Creators update.

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Here is how to turn them off preemptively.

  1. Launch File Explorer and then click View > Options > Change folder and search options.
  2. In the Folder Options dialog that pops up, select the View tab.
  3. In the Advanced Settings box, scroll down and uncheck the option labeled “Show sync provider notifications.” Hit OK.

2. If you use paraffin emollient creams for psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, etc, that you should wash your sheets and clothes very regularly.

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BBC article – Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39308748

Basically, residue from these creams can build up and impregnate fabric, making it highly inflammable and acting as an accelerant. 46 deaths linked to them from London fire brigade alone. Advice is to regularly clean and change clothes and bedsheets especially.

3. The CALM act, designed to prevent television commercials from blaring much louder than the regular program.

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It has a tattle number and needs viewers to help report non-compliance.

“Viewers can report super-loud commercials to the FCC on the agency’s website or by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).”

http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/loud-commercials


4. If you lost your Android Smartphone, you can open the URL “google.com/android/devicemanager” to check its GPS position or to let it ring if you lost it at home. (even if it’s set to silent!)

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5. You can create a heat map of your Wi-Fi signal strength for your home or office using a free program for PC, which can then be used to optimize your signal.

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This is especially useful if you live in a large home and need to know where to place a repeater (signal booster) for your Wi-Fi. http://www.howtogeek.com/165614/how-to-create-a-wi-fi-heatmap-for-network-analysis-better-coverage-and-geek-cred-galore/

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