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.
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.
In this tutorial you will find out how to use Microsoft Excel’s NORM.DIST function to find the area of the a normal distribution. Three examples are offered to show how to find areas in the lower tail, upper tail, and middle area of a normal distribution.
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.
My back and arm pain forced me to set myself up with fully adjustable keyboard and monitor mounts so I can type sitting or standing. I'm a full-time writer, so I need to be out of pain to work. This has been a lifesaver for me and my family. The tricky part was finding the right mouse solution.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
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 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.
Computers are classified into six major categories according to size, with each excelling at specific functions. They are supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, servers, personal computers and embedded systems.
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.
Game development has become much easier than it was a decade ago. Some of the best game creators offer an excellent toolset.
Shapes in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 can be renamed and reordered using the Selection Pane. To save time, shapes can also be grouped so that they can be formatted, manipulated or moved together.
Shows how to utilize the FREQUENCY function to construct a frequency distribution in Microsoft Excel. An example data set is used to show how to apply the function to separate frequencies by class intervals.
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.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
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.
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.
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.
Zombie application software may cause you big problems. This article tells you how to avoid installing it, how to detect it if and what to do about it if it's already there.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Low input lag should be your first criterion when looking for the best gaming monitor for your console or PC gaming style.
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.
Want to play your favorite AAA titles in 1440p and 4k? Here's a good desktop gaming PC build that is more than capable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
In this article, I review the RTX 2080 and pit it against the GTX 1080 Ti via 3 of my favorite YouTubers' test results. All credit for results go to them. Check out their videos included in this article.
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
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.
Campfire is a writing and world-building software that lets you create your story, characters, setting, and world-building. is this expensive writing software worth paying for? Let's find out! Here are the differences between the Standard and Pro version of Campfire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simple tips on code structure and readability that will make you write better and more readable code.
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.
Looking for the right DDR4 for your gaming rig? Here's a look at the top value DDR4 kits for the money.
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.
Which is more suitable for you? The Arris Motorola SURFboard SB6190 or Motorola SB6183? Find out in this simple to understand review and get the best DOCSIS 3.0 modem for your needs.
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
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 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.
The advent of digital technology has brought with it many many great advantages, here I list 16 of the main ones.
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 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
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
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.
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.
Learn to host your website on cloud platform from configuring Linux server to basic security implementation. Go through DNS management, firewall configuration, setting up user accounts and FTP server.
Photo or video editor on a budget? Here's a look at 4 top editing monitors for budgets of just under $500 in 2018.
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
How to employ WUBI, the Windows Ubuntu Installer, as the the quickest and easiest way to migrate from Windows XP To Lubuntu.
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.
Learn how to use the maths operators + - * / % ( ) and SUM, COUNT and AVERAGE in formulas in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. Also how to use & to join cells and $ to make a cell an absolute reference.
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!
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!
Have around $600 in your budget for your gaming PC? Here are the top parts we recommend for quality and performance.
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.
File tagging can help you find electronic documents by browsing by a tag 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article I bring to you a quick look at AMD's CrossFire technology in 2018. I test and review benchmarks of CrossFired RX 580s and CrossFired RX Vega 64 across 2 games and give you my recommendations. So, is CrossFire worth it in 2018? Red below and find out.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.