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One of the first things I did when I got my phone was I turned off iCloud for photos. I don't want any of my pictures uploaded there. I'll upload my stuff to the nice, safe, private Google Drive thank you very much. Well I went on iCloud on my computer to sync my contacts and all my pictures are on there even though the iCloud Photo Library setting is turned off in the Photos settings. What gives?

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I know I'm a week late on posting this but......why is Samsung making such a big deal about the camera on the S9? Also, why does every phone maker make a big deal about their cameras? Every phone camera is good. Most people aren't even going to notice the difference when a new phone does some miniscule thing to make the camera better.

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Who knows anything about external HDs? What's a good brand to get or to avoid? Mine are filling up and I need to move stuff off my internal drive, and I'd also like to have a backup, so I'm likely buying two of them.

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Why doesn't autocorrect work on iPhone? I've tried the default keyboard, SwiftKey and Gboard and none of them autocorrect like they used to on Android. I'll type "thjnk" and normally when you hit spacebar it would autocorrect to "thank" but it doesn't do that. It'll say "thank" above the keyboard and I'll have to click it myself to get it on there.

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I want to post this quick before my screen dies and it takes me an hour to type this all on my phone...

I got a new computer a few years ago when Windows 10 came out but I stuck with my old monitor. HD screen, no issues, no need to change. Just now I go on the computer and the screen is kinda messed up. It's tough to describe the issue, it looks kinda like you're watching TV from back in the day and the reception isn't that good. The screen is kinda moving. A few minutes ago when I discovered the problem it was just on the top left of the screen, now it's all over and looks like it's getting a little worse. I haven't moved the monitor or unplugged it at all and I just checked to make sure the wires are in. I don't have another desktop to test it on but I'm assuming it's the monitor and not something with the actual computer. Any way to test it or do I just assume it's the monitor and buy a new one?

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3 minutes ago, Mike said:

I want to post this quick before my screen dies and it takes me an hour to type this all on my phone...

I got a new computer a few years ago when Windows 10 came out but I stuck with my old monitor. HD screen, no issues, no need to change. Just now I go on the computer and the screen is kinda messed up. It's tough to describe the issue, it looks kinda like you're watching TV from back in the day and the reception isn't that good. The screen is kinda moving. A few minutes ago when I discovered the problem it was just on the top left of the screen, now it's all over and looks like it's getting a little worse. I haven't moved the monitor or unplugged it at all and I just checked to make sure the wires are in. I don't have another desktop to test it on but I'm assuming it's the monitor and not something with the actual computer. Any way to test it or do I just assume it's the monitor and buy a new one?

I'm no expert but it sounds like it could be the monitor, or the cable, or the GPU in the computer. Could you plug your computer into a TV and see if it still looks like that? 

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I did a computer test and some logo was supposed to blend into the background I think and it didn't blend in at all. This was the "gamma" test. I don't know what to to with this information, maybe my screen is turning into the incredible Hulk.

23 minutes ago, Ruiner II said:

I'm no expert but it sounds like it could be the monitor, or the cable, or the GPU in the computer. Could you plug your computer into a TV and see if it still looks like that? 

Hooking the actual computer up or do you mean the monitor?

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So I plugged the monitor into my moms laptop and the screen worked fine. This immediately gave me a sense of dread thinking the issue was something inside the actual computer. Then I plugged the monitor back in the computer and the screen is working fine now as well so I don't know what the hell is going on.

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16 minutes ago, Mike said:

So I plugged the monitor into my moms laptop and the screen worked fine. This immediately gave me a sense of dread thinking the issue was something inside the actual computer. Then I plugged the monitor back in the computer and the screen is working fine now as well so I don't know what the hell is going on.

Again, not an expert, but from that I'd guess that maybe the graphics card in the computer is loose or something is otherwise amiss with that. Probably wouldn't call for a new computer, but there isn't really much else you could do about that without an expert looking at it (or walking you through it). 

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2 hours ago, Mike said:

So I plugged the monitor into my moms laptop and the screen worked fine. This immediately gave me a sense of dread thinking the issue was something inside the actual computer. Then I plugged the monitor back in the computer and the screen is working fine now as well so I don't know what the hell is going on.

It was probably that the cable was loose, which you fixed by re-plugging it. Sounds like a bad cable or loose cable. 

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57 minutes ago, Vigo said:

It was probably that the cable was loose, which you fixed by re-plugging it. Sounds like a bad cable or loose cable. 

It is likely this. If a display cable doesn't have a proper connection it will exhibit symptoms like you just described.

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1 hour ago, Mike said:

It's weird how it could even get loose because it has those two screwy things to lock it in. Whatever. Just glad all is well.

Is it a DVI cable? (DVI is white; VGA is blue.) I have DVI cables go bad at work all the time because they can be made so cheaply. It's usually actually a piece just inside the white encasement where the cable or metal tips are actually loose there. 

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2 hours ago, Vigo said:

Is it a DVI cable? (DVI is white; VGA is blue.) I have DVI cables go bad at work all the time because they can be made so cheaply. It's usually actually a piece just inside the white encasement where the cable or metal tips are actually loose there. 

It's a blue plug. Kinda weird it came loose as I've had that monitor for around ten years now and that has never happened before. 

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It's an HD monitor and you're using a VGA cable? If you get a DVI or HDMI cable, you're in for a treat.

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I decided only a few short months after paying off my phone that my phone was a piece of shit that died in like two hours and was constantly slow and crashing, and it was time for a new one. 

So I did what I never do and got a new high-end phone, the LG V30. Lots of little things I didn't know phones did these days, like fingerprint scanners and the way they automatically fill out verification codes. The main reason I splurged on getting this instead of the slightly older G6 for less is that apparently this kicks ass in the audio department--speakers, headphone jack, recording. I've only really tested out the speaker, and, well, it sounds like a cell phone speaker, only pretty nice by those standards. 

Still a nice phone though. Everything is super fast and slick, cool features, cool design. Probably the nicest I've ever had. 

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