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Disable ATT Wireless GPS Tracking Via Loopt On Your iPhone

While looking over my iPhone ATT Wireless plan features I noticed that they enable the application Loopt access by default. Loopt is a social media application that provides a method to view the location of your friends or your friends the ability to see your location on your iPhone using GPS technology. Even though you are still required to provide access to each person that can view your location I view this as a security risk and would think that ATT should keep this disabled by default and require a person to explicitly enable this feature instead. Below is information on how to disable this so called feature via the ATT Wireless web site.

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How To Export From PGAdmin, Export PGAdmin Data To CSV

This afternoon I was using PGAdmin and needed to export some data from a query I had run but realized I wasn’t even sure if PGAdmin had this capability. Typically I would export data using the PSQL command line but since I was already working in PGAdmin I wanted to try and figure out if the capability existed and if so how to do it. After some playing around I was able to figure out how to export PGAdmin data to a CSV (Comma Separated Value) format that would be Microsoft Excel friendly. Follow the directions below to export PGAdmin data to a .CSV file to open in MS Excel.

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What Is QualXServ Service Agreement, Can QualXServ Service Agreement Be Uninstalled?

I believe the QualXServ Service Agreement which comes installed on Dell netbooks, laptops, and desktops is really just a PDF file. The PDF file is the service agreement for in-home or on-site repair which typically comes with the purchase of a new Dell computer. When you remove the application from your installed Programs the PDF is removed from your system. I recommend simply copying the QualXServ.pdf file from its default location to another location before removing the application from your computer just in case you happen to need it. Follow the directions below to save the file to a familiar location and then remove the application from your PC.

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Find Out What Dependencies A Ruby Gem Has, Gem Dependency

Earlier this afternoon I was working on a development server that has a web server, a PostgreSQL database, Ruby, and rubygems installed on it. I was curious to find out if a specific gem I was about to install had any dependencies or other gems that would also be installed as dependents of the gem I wanted to test. Below I describe how to find out the dependencies of a specific gem by querying the remote server but also how to download a specific gem version to see what gems are dependents.