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  • Traditional desktop computers don't seem so necessary these days, but sometimes you need the advantages a big box PC can give you.

    Buying Your First Desktop Computer

    Buying Your First Desktop Computer

    by John Bullock4

  • If it's not in the image, then people won't see it in the modern electronic environment. Whether you want to make a meme, annotate family photos, or add names to group photos using a mobile phone, desktop or tablet, this review guides you through the software maze.

    Which Photo Captioning Software Is the Best?

    Which Photo Captioning Software Is the Best?

    by Simon Kravis1

  • 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.

    How to Set Up an NTP Server Using pfSense and OpenNTPD

    How to Set Up an NTP Server Using pfSense and OpenNTPD

    by Sam Kear2

  • 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.

    FreeNAS Setup Guide - How to Build Your Own NAS

    FreeNAS Setup Guide - How to Build Your Own NAS

    by Sam Kear13

  • 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.

    How to Make Lubuntu Look Like Windows XP

    How to Make Lubuntu Look Like Windows XP

    by Ronald E Franklin13

  • 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.

    How To Make Interactive PDF Forms in Adobe Acrobat

    How To Make Interactive PDF Forms in Adobe Acrobat

    by dappledesigns23

  • 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.

    How to Setup Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

    How to Setup Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

    by sengstar20059

  • The article will show you how to create a set of buttons allowing you to filter a table within a spreadsheet and revert to your original view quickly. A document template for the task will be provided.

    Create a Macro Button in MS Excel 2016 to Filter Data

    Create a Macro Button in MS Excel 2016 to Filter Data

    by Joshua Crowder0

  • 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.

    Bandwidth Management for Home Networks

    Bandwidth Management for Home Networks

    by Andrew Po48

  • 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.

    How to Format Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel

    How to Format Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel

    by Simon Cook3

  • The PMT function within Excel is a financial function that is used to calculate loan payments (it can also be used to calculate the value of investments over time); with the associated IPMT and PPMT functions it is easy to create a worksheet that will calculate an amortization schedule for a mortgage or other loan.

    Mortgage Loan Calculator Using Excel

    Mortgage Loan Calculator Using Excel

    by Simon Cook2

  • 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

    Types of Computer Buses

    Types of Computer Buses

    by Patrick Kamau131

  • Good Wi-Fi has become essential in our lives. Now with the Corona Pandemic, flaws in your Wi-Fi network become more apparent. I tried to summarize the most commonly made mistakes that can massively degrade the quality of your wireless signal.

    Why My Wi-Fi Sucks

    Why My Wi-Fi Sucks

    by Dan Carbon0

  • 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.

    Digital Preservation for Future Genealogists

    Digital Preservation for Future Genealogists

    by Simon Kravis0

  • I discovered that today's HD televisions have the same, or better, screen technology as computer monitors. This is a review of my research.

    The Best Computer Monitor Is an HDTV

    The Best Computer Monitor Is an HDTV

    by Glenn Stok45

  • 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.

    Advantages of Microsoft Excel

    Advantages of Microsoft Excel

    by Simon Cook29

  • Marie Kondo can deal with your physical stuff but what about your computer? What's taking up all the space? Find out how to clean up storage on domestic computers and in the workplace.

    How to Clean Up Your Computer Storage

    How to Clean Up Your Computer Storage

    by Simon Kravis3

  • 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.

    How to Set Up a Tor Proxy Server on pfSense

    How to Set Up a Tor Proxy Server on pfSense

    by Sam Kear29

  • Have you tried to merge photos from a digital camera and a phone? Or even from two brands of phone? Chances are that the results weren’t in the order you wanted. If you want to fix this problem, and a few others, you’ll have to get to grips with image metadata.

    How to Work With Image Metadata

    How to Work With Image Metadata

    by Simon Kravis0

  • 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

    Why Is Binary Used in Electronics and Computers?

    Why Is Binary Used in Electronics and Computers?

    by Eugene Brennan7

  • The Dell Latitude D430 is still a decent ultra portable notebook for basic web browsing, email and word processing needs for someone on the go, and upgrading the RAM in it can boost performance.

    Upgrading the RAM in a Dell Latitude D430

    Upgrading the RAM in a Dell Latitude D430

    by jesimpki7

  • When you can't scroll properly with your mouse, the cause can often be due to dust and fluff which has made its way into the wheel. This is really easy to clean with little effort

    Help! I Can't Scroll With My Mouse!

    Help! I Can't Scroll With My Mouse!

    by Eugene Brennan17

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  • Linux is an open-source operating system that runs on computers and other electronic devices. Today, a small number of computer users use Linux operating systems. It is, however, embedded in other electronic devices such as TVs, watches, servers, cameras, routers, printers, fridges, and even cars.

    Home Applications of Linux-Based Operating Systems

    Home Applications of Linux-Based Operating Systems

    by AL2

  • 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.

    How to Install pfSense From a Bootable USB Stick

    How to Install pfSense From a Bootable USB Stick

    by Sam Kear11

  • Aukey's USB-C Hub Adapters can connect to your Mac/Android and add card readers, Ethernet, USB-C PD, and multiple USB ports for peripherals like flash drives, mouse, printers, hard drives, etc. Turn your laptop into a workhorse at little cost.

    Aukey USB-C Hub Adapters Review: Instantly Add Ports to Your Mac

    Aukey USB-C Hub Adapters Review: Instantly Add Ports to Your Mac

    by Krzysztof Willman0

  • 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.

    How to Run Wireshark on pfSense Using X11 Forwarding Over SSH

    How to Run Wireshark on pfSense Using X11 Forwarding Over SSH

    by Sam Kear3

  • There are five types of systems software, all designed to control and coordinate the functions of computer hardware. They enable functional interaction between hardware, software and humanware. They are: operating systems, device drivers, firmware, programming language translators and utilities.

    The Five Types of Systems Software

    The Five Types of Systems Software

    by Alfred Amuno89

  • 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.

    Are Chromebooks Good? Pros and Cons

    Are Chromebooks Good? Pros and Cons

    by Jonathan Wylie108

  • 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.

    Dual Wan Router: How to Load Balance Using pfSense

    Dual Wan Router: How to Load Balance Using pfSense

    by Sam Kear25

  • 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.

    How to Setup a Remote Desktop Gateway Windows Server 2016

    How to Setup a Remote Desktop Gateway Windows Server 2016

    by sengstar200531

  • Comparing two data sets in Excel is quite easy using Power Query and the Merge operation. The Merge operation can perform inner and outer join operations on your data. This article will explain the different types of operations.

    4 Ways to Compare Data in Excel Using Power Query

    4 Ways to Compare Data in Excel Using Power Query

    by Kevin Languedoc0

  • 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.

    Getting Things Done (GTD) in Wunderlist

    Getting Things Done (GTD) in Wunderlist

    by Jonathan Wylie27

  • File tagging can help you find electronic documents by browsing their tags and by letting them be in more than one place a time. There’s a lot of software to help you add tags to electronic documents and then retrieve them by tag. But they aren’t all equal.

    What's the Best Software for Tagging Files?

    What's the Best Software for Tagging Files?

    by Simon Kravis36

  • We tested some consumer-grade cat7 and cat5e cables in our household network to see if there was any significant difference in measured speeds. The results may surprise you.

    Are Cat7 Cables Faster Than Cat5e?

    Are Cat7 Cables Faster Than Cat5e?

    by Joe Poniatowskis3

  • 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

    Excel VBA - Guide To Create A Login Form

    Excel VBA - Guide To Create A Login Form

    by Liam43

  • 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.

    How to Set Up a Captive Portal Using pfSense

    How to Set Up a Captive Portal Using pfSense

    by Sam Kear33

  • 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.

    How to Build a Large Citywide WiFi Hotspot/Zone

    How to Build a Large Citywide WiFi Hotspot/Zone

    by SpaceShanty175

  • CSS stands for cascading style sheet. A CSS code is used to style an HTML document. When you create a website a browsers read the HTML file and any CSS code, javascript, etc., written within the HTML and displays it according to what those codes...

    How to Make a CSS Stylesheet in Notepad

    How to Make a CSS Stylesheet in Notepad

    by Joanna3

  • 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.

    Parts of a Motherboard and Their Function

    Parts of a Motherboard and Their Function

    by Patrick Kamau668

  • 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.

    3 Ways to Capture a Screen Shot on an Apple Computer

    3 Ways to Capture a Screen Shot on an Apple Computer

    by Mark Shulkosky6

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