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  • These are the different computer types; supercomputers, mainframe, mini and microcomputers. They are classified according to their size, power, and performance.

    Examples of Different Computer Types

    Examples of Different Computer Types

    by Patrick Kamau70

  • Want to see whose connected to your PC right now? We'll open up the Windows cmd prompt, use Netstat, then use the "Foreign Address" info found to take a look at the connections on the other end.

    Use Netstat to check your Windows PC network traffic

    Use Netstat to check your Windows PC network traffic

    by Jeff Boettner2

  • 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.

    Best PSU/Power Supply for Gaming PCs 2018

    Best PSU/Power Supply for Gaming PCs 2018

    by TTGReviews10

  • A beginners guide to the free Notepad++ code editor, with everything you need to know to get started as a programmer!

    A Beginners Guide to Notepad++

    A Beginners Guide to Notepad++

    by Dean Walsh18

  • Computers are largely categorized by size as supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, servers, personal computers and embedded systems.

    Classification of Computers by Size

    Classification of Computers by Size

    by Alfred Amuno23

  • Plex Cloud lets you connect your Microsoft OneDrive account, choose content from your OneDrive account to make available in your Plex Cloud library, and then stream that content through Plex apps.

    How to Set Up Plex Cloud With OneDrive

    How to Set Up Plex Cloud With OneDrive

    by Max Dalton9

  • Text Boxes may contain the written word but they are really a graphic tool. Used properly, they can add polish and professionalism to any written presentation. This is my first installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.

    Using  Word Text Boxes Effectively

    Using Word Text Boxes Effectively

    by Bruce9

  • High quality graphs and can be achieved quite easily using Excel once you have a solid foundation of the basics. This tutorial walks you through the basics of how to graph a time series using excel. Everything from downloading a data set from the...

    How to Graph and Label Time Series Data in Excel

    How to Graph and Label Time Series Data in Excel

    by Zazuzu2

  • 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 Kear24

  • As someone who suffers from chronic wrist pain I know just how important it is to find a good ergonomic keyboard. This, along with placing it in the correct spot, can limit some of the daily pain.

    5 Good and Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboards 2018

    5 Good and Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboards 2018

    by Brandon2

  • 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.

    7 Best Android App Emulators for Windows

    7 Best Android App Emulators for Windows

    by Anurag Ghosh61

  • 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 SpaceShanty158

  • 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 Brennan14

  • Network applications are software applications that utilize the Internet or other network hardware infrastructure to perform useful functions such as file transfers.

    Applications of Computer Networks

    Applications of Computer Networks

    by Patrick Kamau66

  • Computer generation refers to historical timeline as characterized by different technologies. The 1st had current flowing through vacuum tubes, and the 2nd used transistors. 3rd gen used the IC chips, and the 4th microprocessor chips. 5th gen computers are designed for artificial intelligence.

    Classification of Computer Generations

    Classification of Computer Generations

    by Alfred Amuno0

  • Looking for a good mid tower gaming case for your PC? Here are 8 budget options from under $50 to $150 that should be a top option for your next computer build.

    Best Mid Tower Desktop PC Gaming Case 2018

    Best Mid Tower Desktop PC Gaming Case 2018

    by Brandon Hart1

  • 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 Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007 with its seven groups has very important commands necessary for formatting your document. The commands are discussed here in details.

    The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007

    The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007

    by Patrick Kamau12

  • 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 Liam27

  • 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 Kear30

  • VirtualBox is great for testing out different operating systems and makes it easy to prepare for CompTIA exams. However, wouldn't it be great if you could carry all of your virtual machines on a usb drive? Here's how to do it!

    Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox on a USB Drive

    Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox on a USB Drive

    by jesimpki2

  • 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 Franklin12

  • 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

  • When you are almost done with your document, it is important to do some reviewing like checking spelling and grammar. This and other useful commands are found on the Review Tab of Microsoft Word 2007

    Using the Review Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    Using the Review Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    by Patrick Kamau9

  • 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.

    Motherboard Form Factors

    Motherboard Form Factors

    by Patrick Kamau9

  • Searching for a wireless mouse with long range? This article reviews a handful of the best bluetooth powered wireless mice, giving pros and cons for each one.

    Top 5 Long Range Wireless Mice for 2017

    Top 5 Long Range Wireless Mice for 2017

    by GadgetSavvy8

  • 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!

    Top 10 Easy Steps To Speed Up Windows Vista

    Top 10 Easy Steps To Speed Up Windows Vista

    by Edweirdo7

  • 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.

    Arris Motorola SB6190 vs SB6183 - Which to get?

    Arris Motorola SB6190 vs SB6183 - Which to get?

    by James Causian9

  • A reliable internet connection can mean the difference between life and death in the game. Here's a look at a few cables I like and some tips for making sure your connection is a good one.

    Best Gaming Ethernet Cables

    Best Gaming Ethernet Cables

    by Brandon Hart3

  • 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 Buses in Computer  Architecture

    Types of Buses in Computer Architecture

    by Patrick Kamau116

  • If you leave your gaming machine on as much as I do, then getting a good power supply with high efficiency is ideal. Here's a look at a few of the best gaming psu.

    Best Gaming Power Supplies by Budget 2018

    Best Gaming Power Supplies by Budget 2018

    by Brandon Hart0

  • A good monitor doesn't have to be expensive. Here's a look at 3 monitors between $150-$200 that are perfect for any workspace. Includes an LED IPS, TN, and gaming option.

    3 Good LED Monitors Under $200 2018

    3 Good LED Monitors Under $200 2018

    by Topmonitors1

  • The CPU is similar to human brain. Its performance is based on simple operations, which are called instructions. Find out how your CPU works and how its speed is measured.

    What Are the Main Functions of a CPU?

    What Are the Main Functions of a CPU?

    by Silwen13

  • Form controls can be added to an Excel spreadsheet to create interactivity with the user. This article looks at using option button controls to allow a user to choose the data they want to see on a chart. The first thing you need to do is have...

    Create an Interactive Excel Chart Using Option Buttons

    Create an Interactive Excel Chart Using Option Buttons

    by Alan Murray6

  • In this article, I bring you a review of the Corsair H60 CPU Liquid Cooler. This is a fantastic, 120mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler from Corsair that is very budget friendly. Check it out.

    Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler Review

    Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler Review

    by William Cobb2

  • Looking for the best processor for your gaming or photo editing computer? Here's a guide to the top AMD and Intel Processors of 2018 so far.

    Best CPU 2018 Intel vs AMD Processors

    Best CPU 2018 Intel vs AMD Processors

    by TTGReviews14

  • 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.

    Best Full Tower Gaming Cases for the Money 2018

    Best Full Tower Gaming Cases for the Money 2018

    by Brandon Hart15

  • Is the Arris Motorola SBG6782 AC or Motorola SBG6580 a better buy? Read this first before you decide which of these two Motorola Surfboard modem router combos best suits you.

    Arris Motorola SBG6782 vs. SBG6580

    Arris Motorola SBG6782 vs. SBG6580

    by James Causian10

  • In this article I am comparing the performance of the new nVidia GeForce GTX 1070Ti to the older nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. Both are fully capable of 1080p gaming but how do they compare?

    GTX 1070 vs GTX 1070 Ti and Gaming Benchmarks

    GTX 1070 vs GTX 1070 Ti and Gaming Benchmarks

    by William Cobb0

  • 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.

    How to Get More Space for Free on Dropbox

    How to Get More Space for Free on Dropbox

    by Linda Crampton18

  • If you make the bold decision to turn off automatic updates for Windows, you have the options to disable related services or use NetBalancer to control and block individual resources.

    How to Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows

    How to Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows

    by Alfred Amuno8

  • 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!

    How to Fix a Dead Graphics Card

    How to Fix a Dead Graphics Card

    by chriscamaro11

  • 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 dappledesigns22

  • In this hub I will show you how to setup dynamic DNS in pfSense. Dynamic DNS allows you to automatically update a subdomain with your public IP address. This allows you to easily access remote services on your network without the need for a static IP address.

    How to Configure Dynamic DNS in pfSense

    How to Configure Dynamic DNS in pfSense

    by Sam Kear4

  • 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 Kear27

  • Has your mouse button or wheel stopped working. Is it double clicking by itself? Don't buy a new mouse, take it apart first. Here's a guide to getting a Razer Deathadder mouse working again.

    How to Dismantle and Clean a Razer Deathadder Mouse

    How to Dismantle and Clean a Razer Deathadder Mouse

    by Rain Defence17

  • Reduce Excel file size using this techniques like file compression, data management, switching to a binary format.

    How to Reduce a Large Excel File

    How to Reduce a Large Excel File

    by Kevin Languedoc8

  • 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 Brennan6

  • The hard disk drive has experienced numerous changes since it was invented. This has led to different types being introduced in the market. We will examine these here.

    Types of Computer Hard Disk Drives

    Types of Computer Hard Disk Drives

    by Patrick Kamau13

  • 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 Kamau547

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Cook20

  • If "Search" in Windows 7 is not working properly, it may be due to indexing issues. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to fixing the indexing function.

    Windows 7 Search Not Working: Quick Fix

    Windows 7 Search Not Working: Quick Fix

    by Anurag Ghosh20

  • 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.

    Best DDR3 Gaming RAM and PC Memory 2018

    Best DDR3 Gaming RAM and PC Memory 2018

    by Brandon Hart3

  • In this article, I go over the components of the entry level gaming PC I was challenged to build recently. I was quite surprised I could build a Coffee Lake i3 for under $500.

    $500 Intel Core i3-8100 Gaming PC Challenge

    $500 Intel Core i3-8100 Gaming PC Challenge

    by William Cobb0

  • Windows Task Manager can help users end unresponsive programs and applications, as well as adjust performance priorities. Learn how to open and use Task Manager today!

    How to Open and Use Task Manager on a PC

    How to Open and Use Task Manager on a PC

    by Jessica Marello0

  • 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 Kear12

  • Here is a solution to successfully turning off your HP Laptop in Windows 10. This method words on all HP Notebook and Elitebook models that have recently been upgraded to Windows 10.

    HP Laptop Won't Shut Down in Windows 10? Do This.

    HP Laptop Won't Shut Down in Windows 10? Do This.

    by Roberto Eldrum8

  • Going insane trying to figure out a quick way to remove that white background from that .jpeg that was handed to you to make a logo out of? Follow the steps below and find transparency bliss!

    How to Remove Background of a .jpeg in Illustrator

    How to Remove Background of a .jpeg in Illustrator

    by Forest and Ance Kvasnikoff32

  • Not ever mouse is equipped for MOBA genre PC games. The best mice are those which are comfortable and have at least 6 programmable buttons. Here's my take on a few LOL and MOBA mice released in 2018.

    Best MOBA and LOL Mouse 2018

    Best MOBA and LOL Mouse 2018

    by Brandon Hart3

  • It's always a good idea to backup the configuration of your pfSense firewall or router in case something goes wrong. Config files can be backed up and restored using the web gui. You can also set up automatic off-site backups for extra security.

    How to Backup and Restore Configurations in pfSense 2.0

    How to Backup and Restore Configurations in pfSense 2.0

    by Sam Kear7

  • JPerf is a graphical utility that can be used for generating network traffic. Using this tool you can test a network link to determine the maximum amount of network throughput it can support. JPerf runs on Windows or Linux computers.

    How to Measure Network Throughput Using JPerf

    How to Measure Network Throughput Using JPerf

    by Sam Kear4

  • The five types of system software are operating systems, device drivers, firmware, programming language translators and utilities.

    The Five Types of System Software

    The Five Types of System Software

    by Alfred Amuno1

  • In this article I compare the Ryzen 5 1600 against the Intel Core i7-7700K in a suite of benchmarks. Can the budget friendly Ryzen 5 1600 hold up to the i7-7700K?

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7700K

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7700K

    by William Cobb0

  • 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 Joanna1

  • 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 Wylie83

  • A port is a connector at the back of a computer where you plug in an external device such as a printer, keyboard, or scanner. This allows data to flow between the computer and attached devices.

    Computer Ports and Their Functions

    Computer Ports and Their Functions

    by Patrick Kamau44

  • PfSense can easily be customized to meet your needs by installing packages. This hub contains a list of the best pfSense packages that are available and descriptions of what they do.

    The Best pfSense Packages

    The Best pfSense Packages

    by Sam Kear8

  • Maybe you’ve been looking for a way to reduce your internet costs. Or, maybe you have a 4g hotspot and want to use it while you are on the road or while you are at home. In any event, with the 4g networks that may be available in your area, you...

    Use a 4g Hotspot for Internet in Your Home or Mobile Network

    Use a 4g Hotspot for Internet in Your Home or Mobile Network

    by alphajuno28

  • The four functions of a computer actually explain the core reasons why it was built. They include data input and processing, and information output and storage.

    The Four Functions of a Computer

    The Four Functions of a Computer

    by Alfred Amuno18

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