Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Experience – Google Gears Helper

After months/years of frustration of no YouTube comments loading, Google services working a fraction of the time and not being able to delete anything from my SkyDrive (all via Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 I might add) behold, I have discovered the remedy to my woes. It is an add-on for Internet Explorer and it’s name is Google Gears Helper (Version I don’t know or remember how I contracted such a “disease”, but here is all I know about it:

Name:                   Google Gears Helper
Publisher:              (Not verified) Google Inc.
Type:                   Browser Helper Object
Architecture:           32-bit
File date:              ‎Tuesday, ‎February ‎23, ‎2010, ‏‎4:51
Date last accessed:     ‎Today, ‎October ‎24, ‎2013, ‏‎20:25
Class ID:               {E0FEFE40-FBF9-42AE-BA58-794CA7E3FB53}
Use count:              4798
Block count:            1943
File:                   gears.dll
Folder:                 C:\Program Files\Google\Google Gears\Internet Explorer\

If you are experiencing any funny problems using Internet Explorer, Disable this add-on under the Gear Icon, click on Manage add-ons, find it under Add-on Types: Toolbars and Extensions, select it from the list and click on Disable, then click Close, then close all windows of Internet Explorer and re-open Internet Explorer and everything should be just peachy. (well, it worked for me at least)

I know, the red flag that I should have seen from the get-go was Publisher: (Not verified).


Oh, I am so glad I fixed this.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Apple announces new toys

So today Apple announced new iPads, MacBook Pros and Talked a little more about MacPro Desktop (Trash Can Design). To me none of that is really anything, at all. I think they are beating a dead horse at this point when it comes to a company trying to be innovative, trendy and professional. I am not against this company, yet how is this setting any kind of bar or competing with anything?

I would like to see this company move onto other new media devices. You know, be innovative and daring. Maybe try watches? Printers? TVs? Radios? Something (else), I don’t know.

I will admit, there was a time (S.J. era) when I (believe it or not) had hope for this mysterious small computer/technology company-place-thing. Don’t get me wrong, I do not want to see Apple vanish, for I think that without competition in business and industry there becomes lack of innovation and effort.

[Rant over. I feel a bit better now.]