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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A review of the top-rated LGA 1150 motherboards that are compatible with the Haswell CPU. We'll also take a look at some good Haswell motherboard-CPU combos.
Looking for a good USB-C compatible monitor for your MacBook Pro or Mini? Here's a look at 8 monitors we highly recommend.
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.
Looking for the right DDR4 for your gaming rig? Here's a look at the top value DDR4 kits for the money.
Don't be fooled by the cable industry: There is no thing such as a HDMI Cable 4k or an HDMI 2.0 Cable. What you really need for Ultra High Definition TV is something else:
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.
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.
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 article, I am bringing you a review of the Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 CPU cooler along with benchmarks of temperatures and sound levels. Check it out below.
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.
In this article, I bring you a review of the PowerColor Red Devil RX Vega 64 graphics card along with benchmarks. How does this card stack up? Check out the results and review below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We review the top AMD AM4 Ryzen X370 motherboards according to budget. for the money Here are our picks for budgets under $250, $200, and $150 in 2018.
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.
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.
In this article, I tested the PowerColor Red Devil RX Vega 64 graphics card undervolted and overclocked to assess rumored performance of the AMD Vega line of graphics cards in such scenario. Read on to find out the results of the testing.
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 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.
As wireless networks become increasingly popular, I look at the relative advantages and disadvantages when compared with wired networks.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Photo or video editor on a budget? Here's a look at 4 top editing monitors for budgets of just under $500 in 2018.
This article contains a list of Microsoft Office shortcuts and tips for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
Have around $600 in your budget for your gaming PC? Here are the top parts we recommend for quality and performance.
The CHOOSE function allows you to ask Excel to select an item from a list, add up or average a range of numbers by using CHOOSE with SUM or AVERAGE or to replace multiple nested IF statements.
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!
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 looks at the best computer speakers with subwoofer currently available for those wishing to spend $100 or less.
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.
If you're building a gaming PC and wondering what would be the best type of RAM for your gaming rig, then here's a look at my favorites. Also learn whether CAS Latency and Speed Matter for gaming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want a good motherboard for your Coffee Lake system? Here's a look at our favorites from under $150 to $500.
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
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.
A good monitor for gaming has a low response time, low input lag, and a great picture. A responsive IPS monitor can provide you all three if you know where to look.
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?
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.
The advent of digital technology has brought with it many many great advantages, here I list 16 of the main ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're a computer user with a small or limited workspace, the BenQ ScreenBar is a beautiful, minimalist LED task lamp that takes up virtually no space physically. It's awesome.
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!
In this article, I go over Windows secrets and advice I have learned over the years. I give some helpful hotkeys and shortcuts to use in programs and on the desktop. Hopefully, this article will teach you how to be a more productive Windows user.
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.
In this article, I bring to you the February 2018 Gaming PC build guide. With prices of PC components on the rise and a little outrageous, I focused on quality and ability to upgrade here.
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.
Browser extensions for Microsoft Edge are now available. Learn how to add the ones you need to super charge your favorite Windows web browser.
Traditional desktop computers don't seem so necessary these days, but sometimes you need the advantages a big box PC can give you.
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.
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.
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.
Want to play your favorite AAA titles in 1440p and 4k? Here's a good desktop gaming PC build that is more than capable.
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.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.