In this article I review and compare the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 4GB graphics card to the MSI GTX 1080 Duke 8GB graphics card. I have included a review of specs, benchmarks, and my recommendation.
This article shows you how to navigate through the MS Excel options menu to enable visibility of the developer tab within the Excel main menu.
Regular computer maintenance is a must for anyone spending time on a computer and the Internet. This articles presents tips on what you should be scanning for and resolving on a daily basis.
When working with a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, you may have to end up merging and unmergin cells a lot. This article covers multiple easy ways to unmerge cells in Microsoft Excel.
While analog systems process and represent data in continuous infinite values, digital computers manipulate data in binary digits. Meanwhile, hybrid devices represent both analog and digital signals.
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.
Does your DeathAdder mouse have that sticky surface? Many of us do after many hours of usage. Using a damp cloth simply wouldn't get rid of it. But here is how I did it - with just blu-tack.
Browser extensions for Microsoft Edge are now available. Learn how to add the ones you need to super charge your favorite Windows web browser.
Creating a list box (drop-down menu) in Excel can reduce data input and increase your work flow. Use these steps to create a simple list box in minutes that may save you hours of time.
Want to learn how to make a table to analyze the relationship between two variables in Microsoft Excel? This hub explains the basics of creating a contingency table (crosstab) using survey data.
Here’s how to install and use Google’s free remote access software to centrally control your remote computers.
If you use Windows operating system, DirectX is, by chance, a term that is not unfamiliar to you. Especially if you are quite fond of playing games developed for Windows platform, chances are you hear about the term day in day out. Yes, you may have...
One of the basic lessons in the field of computer science is recursion and the formula that is used the most in the study of recursion is the Fibonacci sequence.
The Samsung S22D300H led monitor is best used as a computer monitor because of its high quality images, design, weight, and of course- price. We review the S22D300H in terms of price, quality and performance.
The easiest and least expensive upgrade for your laptop is a memory upgrade. This hub will walk through the process of selecting memory and installing it in the Alienware M15x laptop.
In this review, I rate, benchmark, and give thoughts on the AMD Radeon R7 360. Is it good enough for gaming in 2017?
Learn how to fix your laptop's CD drive if you are getting read/write problems with your optical drive or cannot find the DVD drive icon on your PC.
Writing a letter to a list of contacts and making it address personal information can be quickly and easily achieved through using Microsoft Office Word's mail merge function and an Excel Spreadsheet.
The Windows command line is usually dodged by the everyday computer user. These are the Ten Best Windows 7 Command Line commands to get them started.
If you currently use Mailpoet for your email subscription list, you've probably seen that they have a new version available. Is it worth making the switch?
Keeping track of your checking account activity does not have to be boring. Follow these easy to follow steps to create your own checkbook register.
The view menu is important when working with Microsoft Office Word 2003. It contains commands that are used when editing and formatting word documents. This tutorial is specifically designed for you.
Ever wondered why the comments attached to cells are not printed when the Excel sheet is printed? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how.
Read a beginner's tutorial on how to create a tri-fold brochure using only Microsoft Word and a minimal amount of computer skills.
Keeping your PC clean will boost performance and enhance your websurfing experience. These 5 free cleaners will keep your PC running smoothly and they are all free..
Learn how to install and configure a Windows Server 2012 machine for hosting static and dynamic content via IIS 8 and PHP 5.x!
A Pentium G4560 budget build for my daughter for Christmas 2017. The build includes the Pentium G4560, GTX470, 8GB dual channel Ballistix LT 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, and purple theme.
This tutorial will go through the steps of installing Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager 2012R2 ( also known as Microsoft SCOM 2012R2 ).
The linux terminal blocks (waits) when programs are run in the foreground. When you close the terminal you often kill the process. See here how to launch and continue other tasks.
This tutorial will go through the steps of installing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012R2.
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.
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.
You might be surprised to discover how many germs actually live on your laptop. This hub helps you fight back by giving you easy ways to keep your laptop clean and germ free.
Computers are arguably one of the most important inventions in modern history but their invention actually dates back further than most would expect. Here is a quick look at their evolution.
This is my review for the Samsung Chromebook Series 3. This small machine is full of surprises and helpful tools.
Technology changes and old PCs and laptops become obsolete. It seems a waste to throw them out with the trash. Here are some ideas to make good use of your old computers.
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.
There are many ways to become a more efficient Windows 7 User. Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 is a great way to start.
To talk about computers you need some new vocabulary. Here are many abbreviations (acronyms or short forms) used in computing, along with their corresponding long forms.
Since most of us don't have budgets larger than the GNP of Croatia, we've got to make some sacrifices when building a high-performance PC. But the question remains - where can we afford to make them?
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.
Use the MATCH function in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 to compare lists or look for an item in lists to find its relative position which can then be compared to see if the item has moved up or down.
Finding a laptop that is good for editing photos can be challenging. But the advent of notebooks with excellent IPS screens and powerful processors and GPUs makes it possible to find some.
People are storing and copying data more then ever. And while its easy to focus on physical hardware to boost performance, using XCOPY is one of easiest ways to speed up file transfers.
Koobface is the latest virus that has attacked the social networking phenomenon. Top social networking websites like facebook and myspace are the places where this thing has done nothing but mischief. The virus originated in early December and is...
Buy Motorola SB6141 or SBG6580? This is like asking - buy apple or orange? Arris Motorola SBG6580 is a gateway while Motorola SB6141 is a cable modem. Find out which gives you better value and why.
Looking to build a budget or used Haswell-based system? Here are some good Z87 and Z97 gaming motherboards that give a lot of quality for cheap prices.
In this article, I am comparing the Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini against the Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56. I have benchmarked 7 games, all relatively new within the last 3 months. Here are the results.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
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.
Google Sheets can solve a lot of server-side problems and data handling issues because of its huge add-on store and many other features. Know how you can integrate Google Sheets and MySQL.
How to employ WUBI, the Windows Ubuntu Installer, as the the quickest and easiest way to migrate from Windows XP To Lubuntu.
In this article, I am reviewing Intel's i5-8400 Coffee Lake processor. Coffee Lake processors are the first 6 core processors Intel has released for mainstream PC users but how do they perform?
This a tutorial that will introduce you to windows, the desktop and how to use the mouse. It is a user friendly, step by step guide good for beginners.
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.
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!
If you’ve ever forgotten a password and none of the usual tricks work to get you back into your Windows box, then a boot CD like Hiren is a must. Of all the things that you can do with this boot disc none is as useful as making admin accounts. What this means is that if you have physical access to a machine then there is nothing to prevent you from gaining administrative access.
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.
If you want to use your Raspberry Pi for a media PC, a storage device, a backup device, your own personal cloud, or anything that needs space, you're going to need a hard drive.
First, add your contacts to the web-based calendar. Then after you've connected your Google Account to your mac, open your iCal preferences and choose the "Delegates" tab of your Google CalDAV account.
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.
Microsoft OneNote 2007 can wrap text around an image, sort of. OneNote is not a full fledged word processing nor layout and design software. Microsoft Word and Publisher were designed for those purposes. Unfortunately, that means the programers...
With SmartArt, anyone can add professional looking graphic elements to their presentation without leaving Microsoft Word. These elements are great for lists, process diagrams, hierarchy charts and other “relationship” graphics. This is the second installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.
Free alternatives to Microsoft word - a list of the best open source word processors you can install on a Windows computer.
Today, I review the Ryzen 3 1200 CPU I used in a budget PC. It included the MSI B350 Mortar, 8gb of ADATA XPG RAM, and a AMD R7 360 GPU, though I did main testing with a MSI GTX 1080 Duke GPU.
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.
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.
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!
This tutorial will go through the installation of Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 was released for general availability by Microsoft on 12th October 2016.
Are you seeing blank PDF pages between each of your scanned documents? Why are there blanks and how do you get rid of them. Learn to set up adobe so those empty pages go away.
Need a printer and scanner for on the go? Want something light that doesn't always need to be plugged into an AC outlet? Here are the best portable all-in-one printers.
The Sampling Tool from the Analysis Toolpak in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 allows you to create random samples or smaller samples from larger data sources as well as analysing your data for variations.
I bring you three different gaming PC builds from budget to top end. All three of these builds are Intel based because the performance vs price doesn't compare to AMD's offering at the same price.
The Windows 10 lock screen is mainly intended for touchscreen-enabled PCs and laptops. If you are thinking of permanently disabling the lock screen in Windows 10, this article will teach you how.
This article introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Paint Program. It will enable you work with paint efficiently and easily. MS Paint can be used to create simple and detailed drawings.
It is really frustrating when the bullets are always changing and you are constantly re-setting the size, indents, and position. But you can learn it all in just 3 minutes.
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.
You have a proposal to show to others and want to share information to others. You can do it simply by creating a PowerPoint presentation. It allows you to create powerful presentations.
This article looks at the best computer speakers with subwoofer currently available for those wishing to spend $100 or less.
This hub looks at troublesome number formats in excel. A common and frustrating problem with many Excel spreadsheets is where numbers are in a format that Excel does not recognise. This hub explains how to fix this problem and put these numbers into a format that Excel will recognise.
In this article, I present a parts list for an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 gaming and productivity PC build. This system packs quite a punch in both aspects but will not break the bank to purchase.
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.
This hub describes ways to be able to type text vertically or at an angle in a Microsoft Excel Sheet.
Replacing the backup battery in your AlphaSmart 3000, Neo or Neo2 is quite easy and can save a lot of heartache if you use your AlphaSmart to get a lot of writing done.
A computer is an electronic device that accepts data, processes it, stores and produces the expected output. It is a device meant to make work easier.
Skype is a computer communications program that enables free voice/video calls between two computers with an Internet connection. You can also make international calls at the cost of a local call.
Are you thinking of buying a laptop on Craigslist or Kijiji? This article will provide you with some helpful tips to make laptop buying a better experience with less surprises down the road.
A budget Ryzen 3 1200 gaming PC build. Includes a Ryzen 3 1200 CPU, MSI Mortar mATX, 8GB of ADATA XPG RAM, Radeon R7 370 GPU, Corsair CX550 PSU, and housed inside of the Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 case.
Administrator rights are necessary to install programs and edit system preferences. This tutorial will help you reset your Windows administrator password, in case your forgot yours.
TightVNC is one of the better free VNC apps. Among the features is the ability to hide the icon in the notification area making it hard for employees to know when the boss is peeking in. In this article I'll show you how to install TightVNC, hide the icon, and prevent the wallpaper from disappearing from the users desktop when you remote in. Basically you'll be able to remote in without the user knowing youre logged in.
What is quantum computing and what can it do in the future? How does quantum mechanics work? What can non-classical computing do for me?
A beginners guide to the free Notepad++ code editor, with everything you need to know to get started as a programmer!
In this article, I review the MSI GTX 1080 Duke. It is overall a great card with great performance for the retail price of around $510. In this article, I also share some benchmarks.
Whether you want to use, design, or improve a database application, understanding a few key ideas such as data types, indexes, and normalization can help you identify and share system requirements.
Looking for a blazing fast cable modem with WiFi router in a box? Is the latest Arris Motorola SBG6700AC is suitable for you? Find out in this easy to understand review.
If you've done some reading about VPN, you probably already know that it stands for Virtual Private Network and it's a popular way for businesses to provide a secure way for employees to remote into their servers. But did you know that there are...
Microsoft Excel has many terms and terminologies. Some are intuitive, some are not. Here are 10 of the basic ones with full explanations.
Microsoft OneNote can serve as a soup-to-nuts solution for project managers where they can store everything from your meeting notes, generate and manage your to-do list, and more.
This Intel Core i7-7700K gaming and productivity PC began as a Pentium G4560 budget PC and is now a beast of a PC. I call it, "The Superman."
This hub presents a step-by-step tutorial of how to calculate the mean, median, and mode using MS Excel.
PfSense logs can be viewed through the web gui but it is much more convenient to view them remotely. Kiwi syslog server can receive syslog messages sent over the network from one or more pfSense systems.
In this article, I review the MSI Z370 Gaming Plus motherboard. At a budget price for Coffee Lake processors, you get a board that doesn't feel like a budget motherboard.
If you suspect your Dell computer is having hardware problems you should run Dell diagnostics. This hub will show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive to run the diagnostics utility.
If you spill water on your computer and act fast following these easy steps you may be able to save your computer without causing any damage. Sticky things like soda or coffee with sugar may not be so easy.
How-to guide on using shapes in Excel 2007. I illustrate how to create a button in Excel 2007 using a rounded rectangle and a hyperlink.
Find out how to choose the best Dell laptop for an engineer. This page shows you the best three DELL laptops for engineering students and engineering majors.
The 1st computer generation was characterized by current flowing through vacuum tubes. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th via transistors, ICs, and microchips. The 5th is based on creating smart AI systems.
In this article, I will be reviewing the DIYPC DIY-F2-P windowed budget PC case. This case is the epitome of budget cases.
Travel a lot? Here's a few good graphic design and photo editing laptops that are lightweight, have good performance, and a long battery life.
Learn how to configure the DNS forwarder in pfSense to improve the speed and reliability of any internet connection. This hub also includes tips on how to determine the best DNS servers to use.
In this article, I am comparing the Intel Pentium G4560 to the AMD Ryzen 3 1200. I have benchmarked 5 games with an average of 5 benchmarking runs. Which will be declared the "Budget King?"
Upgrading FreeNAS to the latest version allows you to take advantage of bug fixes and new features. This hub explains how to upgrade FreeNAS 8 using three different methods.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a software application that can store, manipulate and display location based data. This article explains some of the basic concepts and theory behind GIS.
This article will outline the principles of setting up your server infrastructure so as to be able to remote desktop via Proxy server to a Remote Desktop Server. The seasoned professional will be able to then apply these concepts.
A simple and easy to set up time tracking tool using the basic tools you already have in your computer.
We can convert a HTML5 canvas image into a base64 representation and we can display such base64 image data if we wish using a few lines of code. This tutorial shows you how and also discusses some possible applications for these techniques.
There are a few different options when printing your presentation in PowerPoint 2007. You can print handouts with notes for your audience as well slides with notes for your personal use. This article describes the print options and how to use them.
The Insert Function allows you to search for a function and easily create formulas. The Function Library groups all Excel 2007 and Excel 2010's functions in logical groups to make them easy to find.
In this article, I bring you the benchmarks of a recent $500 budget PC build. The budget PC features Intel's Coffee Lake Series Core i3-8100 CPU and is paired with the Radeon RX 550 2GB graphics card.
This tutorial shows you how to install Sony's Picture Motion Browser (PMB) on your Windows 7 device.
Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet. Which one is better? Which one do you prefer? Let me explain why both are so essential.
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.
Six brands of the most popular laptop and messenger bags to consider as gifts for employees. These can be easily embroidered with a company logo.
FontBundles.net is a great website providing amazing premium fonts and font bundles at affordable prices. Their carefully collated bundles are actually dream come true for crafters and designers.
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.
Learning how to use nested IF statements in Excel will save you time and help you to be more efficient. They look challenging, but with the help of this tutorial, you can be using them in no time.
What happens when I turn on my computer? What processes take place during computer boot up? What is the Bios used for and what is Post?
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
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.
This article contains a list of Microsoft Office shortcuts and tips for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
An easy way to improve the quality of your economic or financial graphs is to add recession bars; they enhance both the professional look and usefulness of your graph. The common way people add recession bars is simply drawing colored rectangles...
This page shows you how to use array formulas in Excel so that you can eliminate those cumbersome extra columns in your spreadsheets.
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.
In this article, I give you a parts list for the December 2017 gaming PC build for enthusiasts. I discuss all components of this beastly gaming and productivity system on the Ryzen 7 platform.
Edit menu in Ms Word 2003 is very important. It helps us to edit the documents that we type. Knowing how to use it is much more important to you. This article introduces you to the edit menu.
In this article, I review a fine gaming PC case, the Corsair Carbide 400C Mid-Tower gaming case. This case is quite a deal at its MSRP, but it was a steal at what I got it for.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
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.
Get your video onto your PC easily with a good USB TV Tuner. Learn about what they do, how they work, and what to look for when you go shopping for one.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 from a computer that came with Windows 7 pre-installed, reverting to Windows 7 will wipe out your product key and mark your operating system as "not genuine."
The role of the processor is to fetch, decode, and execute program instructions. This is made possible because the processor has a number of internal components that help it function effectively.
This is a Ryzen 7 1700 Streaming/Gaming PC build that I will be building over the next year. This PC will feature primarily Corsair and AMD/Ryzen components.
In this article, I am reviewing AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56. This 8 GB gaming video card is AMD's newest offering to compete with nVidia's GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. But how does it stack up?
TorrentFreak ran a series of interview to uncover the VPN providers that truly care about your privacy. However, what they say may not actually be happening and so this article attempts to dig deeper.
The view tab is important as it will be used to check the status of the completed document. There are important commands such as the documents view, the show or hide, and zoom command among others.
Computers are used widely and are an important part of our lives. Yet there are people who don't know how to use them and that's why I've prepared this introduction to computer basics.
Want to install BlueStacks on 1GB RAM PC? Learn first how to solve the BlueStacks 2GB of physical memory error & graphics driver error 25000. See how to install software & game apps with no errors.
This article lays out a part list to a budget PC build with AMD Ryzen at the heart. This build can be had for under $500 and can compete with modern gaming consoles.
A number of mouse connectors have been developed, largely due to changing technology where we end up with faster and more powerful devices. Here are some of the types of mouse connectors.
The article will show you how to create a set of buttons allowing you to filter a spreadsheet and revert to your original view quickly. A document template for the task will be provided.
For beginners, it is important to know how to make use of the format menu of Microsoft Office Word 2003. It helps us to format documents we type in MS Word to achieve the desired effects.
Windows update provides security and feature patches for your computer's operating system. Sometimes, however, updates go wrong or do things you don't want them to. Here's how to remove a bad update.
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?
In this article, I am reviewing the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 570 4GB graphics card I picked up during Newegg's Black Friday Sales.
There are many problems that can disrupt the internet connection of a Samsung Chromebook. I will discuss a few of the most common.
This article shows you in step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions exactly how to do the Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test in Excel. Anytime that you are running a t Test, and regression, a correlation, or ANOVA, you should make sure you're working...
If you are a designer working with a development team who is building a piece of stand-alone software, chances are you’ve experienced the need to provide them with 4-bit graphics and icons. It’s not something that is entirely intuitive to do in...
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.
Step by step guide to importing data into Excel 2007 from text files such as *.csv and *.txt files. The correct use of delimiters such as commas when importing data is also covered. Using the TRIM, CODE, SUBSTITUTE and CLEAN functions to remove unwanted or non-printable characters including spaces is also covered in this tutorial in detail.
Using a good ergonomic mouse is important in preventing long-term nerve damage. Here's a look at 5 models that are a good option in 2018.
Capturing packets is one of the best ways to troubleshoot network problems. This hub explains how you can capture packets directly on a pfsense router. The capture files can be downloaded to your PC for analysis in Wireshark.
There are times that when forms are sent, they need fields to be no longer able to be edited. This tutorial shows how to make an interactive PDF form read-only before submitting.
Looking for a laptop to digitally scrap? See my consumer review of HP computers and why I love mine for making and viewing digital scrapbooks.
Looking to upgrade to Skylake? Here's a look at some good Z170 Skylake 1151 motherboards for your gaming PC.
If you use a Chromebook, screenshot tools are only a few clicks away. You can capture, save, and annotate images with ease. Here's what you need to know.
If you are having problems with the Chrome Browser running slowly and performing poorly on Windows 10, try this simple configuration change to fix the issue.
Detailed guide on creating league tables and top 10 lists using the MIN, MAX, SMALL, LARGE, INDEX and MATCH functions in Excel 2007.
Dell P2414H turned out to be a surprisingly good monitor for gaming thanks to low latency and very small input lag. It is also cheaper than similar "UltraSharp" class monitors from Dell.
How to completely uninstall Norton PC Checkup from your computer including step-by-step instructions with pictures.
When you want to insert an Excel table into your Word document, you can use the Paste Special command to paste the cells from the Excel table into a blank Word table.