Want to build the perfect custom gaming PC? Here are 10 good options from $500 to $2,000 for playing in 1080p, 1400p, VR, and 4k resolution.
A robot.txt file allows you to keep search engines from listing your online files. Here are some tips to help you set up a robots.txt file on your website.
Finding similar but not identical photos can help you pick the best of a group of the same scene. For text documents, you can find the latest version, the original Word document from which you obtained a PDF or all the slight variants of an email that you sent. There's a lot of software to help.
The advent of digital technology has brought with it many many great advantages, here I list 16 of the main ones.
Want a good value? Take a look at AMD's Am3+ platform in 2018. It's still widely available and has a lot to offer in terms of performance.
Dynamic charts in Excel change automatically if data it is added or removed saving you time and effort. They use a formula with the OFFSET and COUNTA functions and named ranges using Defined Names.
This article is a step by step process on how to create interactive PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat. These forms are great for saving paper, time management, and regulating the information that is necessary. This is also great for users because it is quicker which in turn will increase a response rate. These forms can be used by any company and any business setting. They are completely custom, and easy to create.
The calendar in Outlook is a great organization tool. If you have alot of appointments to add, enter them in Excel and import them into Outlook.
Want to play your favorite AAA titles in 1440p and 4k? Here's a good desktop gaming PC build that is more than capable.
In the pre-digital era, keeping any artifacts that you might want to share with your grandchildren was a matter of putting them in a box. For digital photos, videos and documents it's a lot more complicated. This article helps you decide how to do it.
In this article, I review and benchmark the PowerColor Red Dragon RX Vega 56 graphics card. I test this card in 5 games from 5 different genres of gaming. How did it perform? Read on and find out.
A guide on how to use the newer version of the google sites platform, and how to link to a google analytics account.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
Looking for the right gaming keyboard for your RTS or FPS game of choice? Here's a look at the best mechanical keyboards available in 2018.
If you're building your dream machine, which full tower case will give you the best value for the money you spend? We take a look at our favorite desktop cases under $100, $150, $200, and $300.
Traditional desktop computers don't seem so necessary these days, but sometimes you need the advantages a big box PC can give you.
Heavy bandwidth users can slow down your entire network. This hub will show you how to use pfSense to set up traffic shaping to prioritize internet traffic.
A computer functions on three major system components; hardware, software, and humanware. Hardware and software exist together to make up the actual computer. The humanware component adds in the life factor to bring the whole computer into a functional existence.
A good HTPC case can be hard to find. This is especially true when you're trying to make it into a Gaming PC. Here's a look at six good Mini and Micro ATX Computer cases for the money.
This tutorial will go through the necessary post-installation tasks to make the Exchange Server able to send and receive e-mails with the outside world.
A bus is a common pathway through which information is transmitted from one component to another. This pathway is used for communication and can be established between two or more computer components
This page is a tutorial on building a large / Citywide WiFi network/hotspot to make money. I am currently building a large WiFi network in my town so this will be a tutorial/diary.
Why pay a high price for a computer monitor when you can use an HDTV for a lot less. Here’s the scoop on my experience and what I learned from my research when searching for a good monitor for my desktop computer.
Nvidia, on August 20, 2018 introduced a line of GPUs based on the Turing architecture. This will allegedly challenge video and image reality and should provide gamers with exceptional graphical quality in games. But is this the real deal?
Learn how to easily set up a captive portal using pfSense. Captive portals provide an easy way to authenticate users accessing the internet at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, apartments, or business centers.
Did you think that video card that died on you the other day is ready for the recycle bin? Let's not get ahead of ourselves. I'll show you how to bring that card back from the dead better than ever! Best of all you have roughly a 30% chance of success, which is pretty good for a piece of garbage!
Google Keep is an application from Google. It is a note-taking and productivity application. In this article, I explain why I like using Google Keep and how I use it. Google Keep is now my favorite productivity application.
If your data range contains many blank cells, it can be hard to correctly create a chart. Use the IF function to convert blank cells to #N/A which Excel ignores or change how Excel deals with blanks.
A Gantt chart in Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 is a Project Management tool that shows the progress of tasks over time. This hub shows how to create a 3D Gantt chart template from a stacked bar chart.
Game development has become much easier than it was a decade ago. Some of the best game creators offer an excellent toolset.
Microsoft's withdrawal of support from Windows XP is forcing users to find an replacement. For those who can't or don't want to upgrade to Windows 7 or 10, Lubuntu Linux is a good alternative.
Port forwarding (NAT) allows users on the internet to access services running on a computer inside your home network. This hub explains how to set up port forwarding using pfSense.
The OM2P router is a high power, low cost WiFi router designed for quick and easy installations of WiFi networks. The OM2P features a 400 MHz processor & 64 MB RAM, dual SSID & zero configuration.
There are multiple reasons to use compressed files. I will explain what they are and why you need them. Compressed files are often used to save space and move any files at once. A very common file archive is the .zip file.
This tutorial will show how to install Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 but it can be applied to Windows 2012 or Windows 2012R2. The steps are based on a scenario where there is currently no Remote Desktop Services for Windows 2012 or later installed in the domain.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 from a computer that came with Windows 7 pre-installed, reverting to Windows 7 will wipe out your product key and mark your operating system as "not genuine."
Dual WAN routers allow you to increase the internet bandwidth on your network by combining two internet connections. Using pfSense you can turn an old computer into a powerful multi WAN router.
An easy way to protect sheets is to create a "Login" for your workbook, this can easily be achieved using VBA. Explained for people who know nothing about VBA, this guide will help you create a Login
The Pascal release is here and GPU prices are dropping. Here's a look at some good AMD and Intel CPUs to use in combination with these graphics cards for awesome performance.
Upgrading the hard drive in your laptop can provide more space and also improve performance. This hub will demonstrate how to upgrade the hard drive in the Alienware M15x laptop with a solid state drive.
My selections for the best MacBook Pro cooling pads, suitable for the 13 inch version, including personal experiences.
The motherboard form factor describes its general shape, the type of case and power supply it can use, and its physical organization. There are a number of motherboard form factors as described here.
Photo or video editor on a budget? Here's a look at 4 top editing monitors for budgets of just under $500 in 2018.
The VLOOKUP function finds a value within a range of cells and returns information about that value. The TRUE / FALSE values allow you to choose whether Excel looks for an exact or approximate match.
RAM is one of the most easily upgrade components in any PC or Mac. Adding more RAM to your computer can bring a significant performance boost and doesn't have to be very expensive.
Toggle Buttons in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 using Visual Basic code allow you to toggle or switch between two states; e.g. turning grid lines on and off, hiding or showing rows by clicking a button.
This is a simple code for the program to estimate value of e and e^x (e power x) using factorials. It is coded by building on three different programs. The first part finds the factorial of a given number. The second one incorporates this...
Many tutorials are geared toward PC users. Mac users are often left on their own. Here are 3 methods to capture a screenshot for Mac users. GIMP, is a great free GNU Image Manipulation Software that can be used to capture a screenshot on a Mac or PC.
Traffic shaping (QoS) is no longer something only expensive commercial routers can do. An inexpensive home router with custom firmware like Tomato can prioritize certain types of traffic quite well.
In this article, I talk about my Samsung Chromebook Plus computer. I mention what things I liked and did not like about it. I go over what Chromebooks are best used for and if they can play video games. I also mention what Android applications run on the computer.
The motherboard includes components crucial to the functioning of a computer. Among them, the Central Processing Unit and Random Access Memory. Learn more about the parts and their functions.
The OFFSET and COUNTA functions allow you to create dynamic ranges of data. Formulas created to SUM this data (for example) will automatically update if data is added or removed from within the range.
Guide to installing and configuring the shadow copy client on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows 98. Detailed Instructions for the configuration of Shadow Copy on a server running Server 2003. Demonstration of how to use Previous Versions to restore a deleted file or a deleted folder.
CloudTrax is a free WiFi Hotspot management system designed for small to large WiFi networks with minimum configuration. The free software/system is ideal for free & paid WiFi Internet access.
Microsoft Excel has become the standard spreadsheet for most business use, but with it's functionality and ease of use the advantages of Excel can be used at home as well.
Microsoft Excel is a very powerful tool that allows you to produce professional line graphs quickly and easily. It's possible to create professional and relevant graphs with the click of some buttons!
Android emulators for your Windows PC let you test your new Android application before you post it on Google Play, and also let you try out new Android games and apps.
B350 Motherboards are inexpensive, can still overclock your Ram and CPU, and often times are compatible with Ryzen 2. Here are our picks for a budget Ryzen system.
Want to build the perfect custom $2,000 gaming PC in 2018? Here's a fantastic computer build that's 4k and VR ready in 2018.
Wireshark is a very useful tool for capturing, and analyzing network traffic. This hub explains how to run Wireshark remotely over an SSH session to analyze traffic in real time. This method saves time because it doesn't require a capture file to be downloaded to another computer before it can be analyzed.
FreeNAS is an open source project that allows you to turn an old computer into a network attached storage system. This hub will walk you through the process of setting up FreeNAS 8.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
If you are searching for the proper platform on which to play classic computer games, take a close look at Itronic’s GoBook III. This metal-clad monster meets stringent military standards.
IPS panels produce more vibrant and accurate images and wider viewing angles than TN screens, but have slower response times. Read on to find the best gaming IPS monitor for you in 2014.
Over time the clock on your computer can gain or lose several minutes. Correcting the time manually can be a daunting task, especially on networks with hundreds of computers. NTP allows you to automatically synchronize the clocks on all of the computers, and other devices on your network. In this hub I'll show you how to configure pfSense to function as an NTP server.
The price is right, but are Chromebooks good enough to do what you need them to do? Here are some of the pros and cons of Chromebook ownership.
Discover how you can Get Things Done in Wunderlist with this step by step guide to implementing a digital version of David Allen's productivity system.
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
Outlook templates are a great time-saving tool. Any email you send regularly can be stored either in Outlook or on your computer as a template and re-used as often as you like to save you time.
Dropbox backs up files and syncs them between different devices. The free version offers limited online storage space, but this space can be easily increased.
After April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer supply security updates for Windows XP. Here’s what one small church plans to do to be able to continue to safely use WinXP.
Conditional formatting in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to add visual impact to your spreadsheets. Use icon sets and cell formatting to add colour to highlight data or illustrate trends.
Best computer speakers under 100, best 2.0 and 2.1 computer speakers compared, know where to buy them cheapest
Tor, also known as The Onion Router, is a network of thousands of relays which can provide anonymous internet access. In this hub you'll learn how to install and configure a Tor Proxy on pfSense.
If you find your Windows Vista PC or laptop to be too slow, here are ten easy and simple tips that you can follow to dramatically increase the performance of your Windows Vista computer. Each tip includes step-by-step instructions as well as visual guides to make speeding up you computer fast and easy!
Have around $600 in your budget for your gaming PC? Here are the top parts we recommend for quality and performance.
Do you still have your old 1980s Macintosh in the garage or attic? There's never been a better time to cash it in with this resale guide!
What's the best power supply for your gaming rig? We've taken out the guessing by categorizing current options into tier lists and telling you which ones we feel give you the best value.
Polipo is a fast, and lightweight web proxy server with support for several useful features including pipelining. This hub demonstrates how to install and configure a Polipo proxy server on pfSense.
How to employ WUBI, the Windows Ubuntu Installer, as the the quickest and easiest way to migrate from Windows XP To Lubuntu.
Review of HP Envy 15t, 15 inch laptop with FHD IPS WLED- backlit screen. 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor 6500; 8GB Ram memory; 256GB SSD storage;Windows 10. Comparable to Dell Inspiron 15 7000
What is quantum computing and what can it do in the future? What does the field of Quantum Mechanics study? How does quantum mechanics work? What can non-classical computing do for me?
Here are step-by-step instructions for giving Lubuntu Linux a look that’s very close to Windows XP. The idea is to make the transition from Windows to Linux as easy as possible.
The binary numbering system is the basis for storage, transfer and processing of data in computers and other electronic systems. It uses base 2 rather than base 10 which we are normally familiar with
I was a PC user for over 30 years, but I recently switched to an Apple Mac Mini. I’ll tell you what I learned and what I needed to do to make the transition.
In this hub I'll explain how to create a bootable USB drive for installing pfSense. Installing pfSense from a USB memstick is faster and more convenient than using a CD. Using this method you can setup a new fully featured router for your network in no time.
Trying to find the best parts to build a $1,000 gaming PC? Look no further. This Coffee Lake or optional Ryzen 5 build focuses on quality and performance.
Browser extensions for Microsoft Edge are now available. Learn how to add the ones you need to super charge your favorite Windows web browser.
It is important to know how to format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel as it can transform data into information. This article covers the basics of formatting an Excel spreadsheet.
Looking for the right DDR4 for your gaming rig? Here's a look at the top value DDR4 kits for the money.
Building a PC for photo editing doesn't have to cost a fortune or take away your child's college fund. Here's a look at four builds for budgets of under $500 to $2,000.
This tutorial will go through the steps of implementing a Remote Desktop Gateway on a Windows Server 2016 server. A Remote Desktop Gateway is often used to allow remote desktop clients to connect from the internet to servers behind the Remote Desktop Gateway located on the corporate network.