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Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
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Freelancer for @pcworld, @greenbot, @techradar, @macgasm, others. Oakland A's fan. I tweet about all the things. Not a cat. #CatChat. nmediati at gmail dot com

The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web — Those photos of Jessica Alba may be murder on your PC. That Google search result that looks as if it answers all your questions may do nothing but create a serious tech headache. The fun you had watching that hilarious video you downloaded may not be worth the misery it can cause your system.

Rumors: New Apple TV to debut September 9th, ship in October — The Apple rumor mill is currently abuzz with chatter about a revamped Apple TV, and thanks to a new report from 9to5Mac, we're getting a better sense of what to expect. According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, the new Apple TV will cost either $149 or $199, depending on what Apple's executive team settles on, and will ship sometime in October.

Windows 10 Home patch lets you turn off automatic app updates — As originally released, the option to disable automatic app updates in Windows 10 Home was, for whatever reason, grayed out. But as of the newly released Windows 10 Cumulative Update 5, WInSuperSite notes, you can now toggle this setting and install updates manually.

How to check your Mac's free hard drive space — In today's era of multi-terabyte hard drives, many of us don't keep as close an eye on our disk usage as we used to. Still, even the largest drives fill up eventually. If you don't know how to check your disk space use on OS X, here's where to look.

Testing suggests that not even identical twins can dupe Windows Hello — Windows Hello, the feature in Windows 10 that lets you use your face as your login password, so to speak, may seem like a mere novelty at first glance, and something that could potentially be readily fooled.

Microsoft to discontine OneDrive Groups October 16th — If you use Microsoft's OneDrive Groups group-collaboration feature, you'll need to find something else soon: According to Engadget, Microsoft will shutter OneDrive Groups on October 16th. Once OneDrive Groups shut down, you will no longer be able to get at files and documents shared with you, so between now and mid-October, you'll want to move those files to your own OneDrive.

Microsoft won't provide full release notes for most Windows 10 updates — What's in that update? For most Windows 10 patches, Microsoft isn't telling. As highlighted by ExtremeTech, Microsoft has not provided patch notes for any of the Windows 10 patches it has released so far in an apparent shift in the company's thinking.

How to change Windows 10's default apps — With Windows 10, you can quickly and easily change your default Web well as your default app for reading email, viewing photos, playing music, and more. Here's how to go about it. Pop open the Start menu and go to Settings. Select System, then select Default apps.

Report: 50 million devices now run Windows 10 — How well is Windows 10 doing? Microsoft hasn't said anything yet about how many people are running the new OS, but if figures reported by WinBeta are correct, it's off to a strong start. According to WinBeta's sources, Windows 10 is now running on at least 50 million devices (PCs and tablets).

Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own — For many of us, YouTube is the first place we go for streaming video. It has everything, after all, from music videos to clips from late-night talk shows to cats doing adorable things. Comcast wants to try and change that: According to Business Insider, the cable and media behemoth is working on a streaming service of its own, which it calls Watchable.
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Sep 01, 2015

@jfkooAN I like crowds in the 15-20k range. Large enough to make some noise, but small enough so as not to jam the concourses.

Sep 01, 2015

@keith2thecity I may have gotten a little carried away with the Broadway jokes:

Sep 01, 2015

@sniff009 And I really wish I came up with that joke.

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