Delphi Tip if you get “unit vcl.filectrl is specific to a platform” warning

Rad Studio Delphi Development
The warning "unit vcl.filectrl is specific to a platform" is Delphi's way of giving you heads up that the addition of one of the few components such as TDRIVECOMBOBOX will not work on other platforms besides a Windows environment. To remove this type of warning during the application build cycle just do the following in your code: unit uDashboard; interface {$WARN UNIT_PLATFORM OFF} This will remove the warning message and not destroy the application integrity. The lab found that by placing it under the interface section the warning went away but if you place it under the implementation as displayed below the warning was still seen. It does make sense to place prior to the uses clause since the compiler will first see that you want to turn off the…
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Farewell to the electronics part king, RadioShack

Software Events
RadioShack has hit the end of the line. The 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday after striking a deal to sell up to 2,400 of its stores to the wireless service provider Sprint. What holds for the 27,000 employees, at this point no one knows, how many stores will be left open, once again no one knows but this was one of the major players in the early microcomputer days. RadioShack known for electronic parts and the TRS-80 computer has drastically changed in the last 10 years trying to keep up with the Best Buy and Walmart, by selling phones, contracts and various other things that no one wanted to go to a RadioShack to purchase. When they introduced the TRS-80, RadioShack still had the image of…
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Hardware Review of the WinBook TW801 Black Tablet

Hardware Reviews
Recently the lab decided to test out the Winbook TW801 Black Tablet on a trip to see whether it can hold up to durability, usability and just plain old device use.  The lab is reporting that the tablet performed well on a recent Los Angeles business trip that provided the person with internet usage on a strong wi-fi connection, creating Lazarus Pascal programs on the tablet during the work days and finally checking emails or performing typical duties. The TW801 tablet has a 8 inch screen which is capable of enough space to view videos and documents.  The tablet also comes with a one-year Office 365 package but you have to activate within the time limit which was 15 days based on our research. Multi-Touch Touchscreen IPS 16:10 8" 1280x800…
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Mozilla Firefox v35.0 still has HUGE memory issues on a Windows machine which creates a resource drain.

Computer PC Tips - bits and bytes
The recommendation for users to not to use the latest version of Firefox until they resolve the issues on memory which at times can exceed 2 gigabytes and could continue to grow during any session regardless of open tabbed windows. In the lab the decision was made just to start up Firefox and have the latest updates applied which at this stage is 35.0.1 and open any single browser session to any favorite web site. To conduct the similar test all you need to do is: Start a firefox session and open a single browser session to any web site. On a Windows 7 machine, click on start and enter taskmgr in the search text box.  This will start up a task manager session.  Task Manager provides the end user…
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