Google Me All Night Long or Bing Me (But Don’t You Dare iTouch Me)!

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There’s no such thing as an iTouch (at least not as a device that’s made by Apple or for family friendly purposes, I’m guessing)! For that matter, there’s no such thing as an iPod Touch. iPod touch (note the lowercase “t”) is the official Apple designation for the product. If people are going to be up in arms about one misnomer, they may as well be up in arms about the other, after all.

We don’t play favorites. Well, unless you look toward our beloved Gnomies community — in which case, yes, we do kind of play favorites when it comes to registered Gnomies. But don’t think for a second that we’ve forsaken our overall LockerGnome community. We’re still doing TLDR every weekday at 3 p.m. (Pacific), and you don’t have to pay a dime to participate. That being said, if you want to see the many, many benefits of becoming a registered Gnomie, come visit Gnomies.com and see!

Mom and Dad Pirillo stopped by to say hello and, of course, we covered a whole bunch of other topics on LockerGnome.com and in our live YouTube stream today.

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Secret Tips from the LEGO Pros

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How to Change Your Windows Experience Index Rating

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) rating is one of the biggest tools used by PC retailers to show off the capabilities of computers sitting on the showroom floor. These numbers can look very impressive, especially when you begin to compare the score to similar systems in the store. Unfortunately, this tool can also be used by more crafty and less genuine sorts that want to sell a mediocre build to an unsuspecting customer. Did you know that the WEI score can be falsely applied to virtually any computer running Windows 7? All it takes is administrator access, Notepad, and a minute of your time.

Tech for the Clumsy and Accident Prone

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 All Night Long or Bing Me (But Don't You Dare iTouch Me)!

Back Link of the Day

Thanks again to Lisa M, who was a Gnomie of the Day before we even had a link to her page. Now, she’s Back Link of the Day for writing nice things about her experience with our Gnomies community! If you’d like to be mentioned as a Back Link of the Day, link to one of our posts on LockerGnome.com from your site and — this is the important part — tell us about it!

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