Traditional desktop computers don't seem so necessary these days, but sometimes you need the advantages a big box PC can give you.
This article contains a list of Microsoft Office shortcuts and tips for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
After being a PC user for over 30 years, I switched to an Apple Mac Mini. I’ll tell you what I learned and what I needed to do to make the transition.
What's Happening With Flash? By the end of 2020, Adobe will no longer support, update and distribute the flash player plug-in. What should you do if you have content published in Flash? Read more...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four different ways to convert Microsoft Word documents to a pdf whether or not you have access to Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Want a good value? Take a look at AMD's Am3+ platform in 2019. It's still widely available and has a lot to offer in terms of performance.
Improve wireless performance on slow browsing computers. Learn what negatively effects wireless and solutions to overcome slow internet browsing. Speed up the internet.
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.
This tutorial shows how to configure a Remote Desktop Client to use a Remote Desktop Gateway. It shows how to configure the Remote Desktop client on both Mac and Windows. It also shows how to use a Self-Signed SSL Certificate with the Remote Desktop Gateway.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Having trouble finding books, CDs or DVDs at home? Your phone camera and Windows computer can help you to locate things more easily.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
The advent of digital technology has brought with it many many great advantages, here I list 16 of the main ones.
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.
Using your own photos as your Mac screen savers can be surprisingly motivating, fun, and useful. It's easy to set up. Here is why and how to do it.
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.
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 2019.
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.
Want to play your favorite AAA titles in 1440p and 4k? Here's a good desktop gaming PC build that is more than capable.
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.
My selections for the best MacBook Pro cooling pads, suitable for the 13 inch version, including personal experiences.
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.
Photo or video editor on a budget? Here's a look at 4 top editing monitors for budgets of just under $500 in 2020.
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.
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.
Technology changes make old PCs and laptops obsolete. Don't waste resources by throwing them out with the trash. Here's some ideas on how to reuse your old computer.
It's easier than ever to screencast on a Chromebook. With the help of a free screen recorder app, Chromebook fans will be able to create high quality video in no time.
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
Output devices are devices that receive data or instruction from a computer. This article lists 10 examples of output devices.
I compare using Ubuntu to Windows 10. I go over if this is something people will want to do or not. I also my own Ubuntu usage.
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.
Looking for a good $500 Gaming PC? Why not build your own computer? Here's a look at the parts we'd recommend for a custom $500 Gaming PC.
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
Skype is a computer communications program that lets you make free voice and video calls between two computers. You can also send text messages and make international calls at the cost of a local call.
Skype had a good run, but it's no longer the king of video conferencing apps. Check out these Skype alternatives that are actually better.
Digital data storage devices are essentially media for holding recorded digital information. In this article, I list ten examples.
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.
Game development has become much easier than it was a decade ago. Some of the best game creators offer an excellent toolset.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the features and capabilities of Schneider Electric's Power Monitoring Expert, a firsthand review from an engineer's perspective.
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.
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.
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 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.
In this article, I compare the Noctua NH-D15 tower CPU cooler to the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Cooler to find out which is quieter and performs better.
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.
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.
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.
This hub provides a guide for resizing a Linux file system running under the Logical Volume Manager (LVM). These steps WILL NOT work for a file system that is not running under the LVM.
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.
AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPU thrives off of fast memory speeds. So, here's a list of some good Ryzen compatible memory to help you reach that 3600MHz sweet spot in 2020.
Looking for the right DDR4 for your gaming rig? Here's a look at the top value DDR4 kits for the money.
With a budget of around $1,000 we can build a good computer for not only gaming, but photo editing, and streaming as well.
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 you need and what needs done to create a ReactJS with Web API 2 project from scratch! This will also include basic client side routing with React Routes.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
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.
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.
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.
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
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.
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.
This article will show how to load balance the Remote Desktop Session Host Servers by creating an RD Session Host Farm and using Remote Desktop Connection Broker to manage the load balancing of the user sessions. The steps can be applied to Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
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.
Want to play WoW, Lol, and Dota 2? Here's a Cheap and good $150 to $200 budget Gaming PC build that has fantastic performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.