Archive for Category: "Tutorials"

How to Discover Disk Usage in Linux

How to Discover Disk Usage in Linux

While Linux has a reputation of being hard to use, modern versions up the usability ante beyond the most popular devices. You can still do some very powerful things with traditional text commands, but there are some even more powerful GUI tools available.

How to install an OS from a USB

How to install an OS from a USB

It’s going to happen more and more often as we move into the age of tablets. Those of us who remove, change, or reinstall our operating systems find it more or less annoying that many systems, such as netbooks and tablets, don’t come with a DVD drive. Sure, you can buy a USB drive and […]

How to fix Video Stuttering on Pivos Xios with XBMC

How to fix Video Stuttering on Pivos Xios with XBMC

There’s nothing really wrong with the Xios, You just have to tweak some settings to get around some limitations.

How to Connect XBMC Linux to Synology Diskstation NAS

How to Connect XBMC Linux to Synology Diskstation NAS

One problem you may face with an XBMC Linux installation (or appliance running XBMC) is connecting to and scraping your media that resides on a NAS. You have to do a little tweak to your Diskstation to get XBMC (and some other appliances) to work.

Replacing an APC UPS Battery

Replacing an APC UPS Battery

If you have a Uninterruptable Power Supply for your PC or server, then you already know that the batteries eventually die. Here are some things to consider when replacing the battery in your APC UPS.

How to Keep Game Saves from Overwhelming My Documents Folder

How to Keep Game Saves from Overwhelming My Documents Folder

We need to find a way to manage the problem so that you still have your saved games but doesn’t clog up your folder. Here are a few different things you can try.

eSATA Drive Enclosure Power Switch Mod

eSATA Drive Enclosure Power Switch Mod

Today we mod a cheap eSATA hard drive enclosure found on eBay to upgrade our existing drives and provide a 500% performance boost.

How to get Task Manager Back to Normal

How to get Task Manager Back to Normal

If you’ve ever opened Task Manager in Windows 7 or below, you may have been surprised to see only the graphs of your CPU cores rather than detailed information. You aren’t a victim of a virus, but you simply are in a different view.

How to fix VLC’s “Font Cache is Being Rebult” Message

How to fix VLC’s “Font Cache is Being Rebult” Message

Sometimes if you run VLC player you will see a “Please wait while your font cache is rebuilt” message. If this takes longer than a few seconds then you’ll need to do this fix:

Windows 8 Task Manager: Restore Logical Processors

Windows 8 Task Manager: Restore Logical Processors

Even though you may have an 8-core or 12-core CPU, you may have noticed that the Windows 8 task manager just shows you one big graph. It’s very easy to get this back, but like many things in Windows 8 it’s not apparently obvious.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

Don’t laugh… you’d be surprised how many people don’t know how to do this…

Here we cover how to take a snap of your entire desktop, one window on your desktop, full scrolling web page grabs, and screenshots of PC games.

How to center two inline images in WordPress

How to center two inline images in WordPress

WordPress is a great content management system, but one of the weirdest quirks about its WYSIWYG editor is inserting two or more centered images side-by-side. There is a way to do this in the Visual editor without having to enter any custom HTML and works without compromising your layout.

How to Shut Down Windows 8

How to Shut Down Windows 8

Since the new Windows forces a “tablet” experience onto all users regardless of their platform, they must assume that most people will let their PCs enter sleep mode, as most tablets do. So how do you shut it down?

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 has added 16 new keyboard shortcuts, thanks mostly to its confusing Metro UI. We have for you the complete list of Windows keyboard shortcuts, and tell you which ones no longer work on Windows 8.

How to Split Linux Log Files by Day or Month

How to Split Linux Log Files by Day or Month

Unless your admins took the extra care to automatically separate your log files by date, then you may have noticed one huge-ass log file in your web page’s directory… especially if it isn’t compressed.

Fix Broken Custom Background on WordPress

Fix Broken Custom Background on WordPress

You can easily fix this yourself in a few minutes. You just need to update your theme’s tag in the header.php file. Go to Appearance > Editor and then click on Header.php.

RAM Upgrades for Noobs

RAM Upgrades for Noobs

Not everyone knows how to build a computer scratch, and many more are completely clueless when it comes to something as simple as upgrading a stick of RAM. So I’m going to give a quick and dirty lesson on how to install new memory on your motherboard.

Emulate an Android Tablet on Your PC

Emulate an Android Tablet on Your PC

Do you want to test-drive Android apps before you buy a tablet or phone? Is your phone too slow to play the latest Android games? An Android emulator may be just what you need.

How to Install the PS Vita Screen Protector Without Bubbles

How to Install the PS Vita Screen Protector Without Bubbles

I’ve used screen protector films before on my iPhone and Pocket PC devices before, and I can tell you that they can be maddening to get them perfectly centered and without air bubbles.

How to Speed Up WordPress in Firefox

How to Speed Up WordPress in Firefox

I like to use Firefox when authoring articles via Wordpress, but I experienced unexplainable slow-downs when typing in the editor. I thought that it might be Firefox’s built-in spell check, or some setting within Wordpress. Come to find out there are a few tweaks you can do to Firefox to restore the speed you once had.