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 [...]
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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.
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.
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.
You can easily fix this yourself in a few minutes. You just need to update your theme’stag in the header.php file. Go to Appearance > Editor and then click on Header.php.
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.
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.
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.
So you’ve installed that brand new nVidia GeForce GTX 580 and you’re suddently getting an annoying “PHYSX > GPU” message in the top left of your PC game? Older nVidia drivers did not have this enabled by default, so upgrading your drivers (or even migrating from ATI cards) could give you this message. This setting is [...]
People want to be able to share a single broadband Internet connection to several computers in the house. There are many different devices that you can use to make up your home network. If you have never heard network terminology device names like router, hub, etc may seem confusing. The purpose of most of these [...]
I’ve been tweaking little things here and there with my Synology Diskstation DS 409 NAS server, more recently expanding its storage without upgrading the entire array (read about it here). One of the things I finally did was upgrade from DSM (Diskstation Manager) 2.2 to DSM 3.0, which adds a completely new interface and fixes [...]
The other day I came across a program that would automatically create web avatars based on your photograph. I figured that wouldn’t be a bad thing to try out, so I downloaded it. I expected that it would be a traditional executable file that I would use like any other application. Instead, it was an [...]
We also have another guide about cleaning up your case here. There is nothing wrong with leaving spills, dirt, and stains on your computer case. After all isn’t that what the case is for, to protect the electronic components inside from spills and dirt? This is true, but there are still parts of the case [...]
What are Fiber Optic Inspection Microscopes? Fiber optic inspection microscopes are used to inspect the end face of a optical connector or cleaved fiber. Two types of fiber optic microscopes are popular on the market: fiber optic connector termination inspection and fiber patch panel ferrule inspection. Magnification levels of fiber scope are available at 200X [...]
What is a fiber optic patch cable Fiber optic patch cable, often called fiber optic patch cord or fiber jumper cable, is a optical cable terminated with connectors on both ends. It has two major application areas: computer work station to outlet and patch panels or optical cross connect distribution center. They are for indoor [...]
Radar detectors are electronic devices designed to detect radio waves. Radar detectors detect radio signals across a range of wavelengths —X, K, Ka and Ku. Radar detectors are used for a variety of purposes across the world. Radar detectors help alert motorists regarding speed traps and radar guns. Radar detectors are also used in tracking, [...]
Now that you have IPcop installed, you need to configure it. IPcop provies you with a web interface in which you can configure nearly all of the settings of your new firewall. To connect, just open up any web browser, and connect to the IP address you set up when you installed the software. The [...]