Ever wanted to send a webcam video in e-mail but ran into attachment size limits? Here is a great way to send video without large attachments and without sacrificing your privacy. Continue reading
Words with Friends is a tile-based word game where players use tiles to build words on a board. The goal is simple: Get the highest score. The challenge comes in when the board starts filling up and you have to make a word with the letters AAAQZPF. Continue reading
The clock battery (otherwise known as the CMOS battery) is a battery that is used to keep the system clock counting and the user settings saved in your motherboard’s circuitry. Over time, the battery can run out of energy and require replacing. These batteries are style CR2032 and are very easy to replace. Continue reading
Unfortunately, there is no way to turn a USB 2.0 port into a USB 3.0 port. On the plus side, however, USB 3.0 ports are backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This means you can buy an add-in card for your desktop PC to upgrade to USB 3.0 and still plug in all of your USB 2.0 devices to those ports – including a hub. Continue reading
We take it for granted that the internet just works when we go to a website or when chatting with someone but how does it work? How does typing a letter to your friend in an e-mail program get from your computer to their computer hundreds (or even thousands) or miles away? Continue reading
If you’ve been computer shopping recently there are a few different form factors a computer can come in. There are three main types and we’ll go over the pro’s and con’s of each. Continue reading
Google recently announced the Nexus 7 Tablet, which promises to make a huge impact on the world of lower priced Android tablets. Designed by Google, but manufactured by Asus, the tablet features impressive technical specifications including: Continue reading
LED’s or light-emitting diodes are very small semiconductor diodes which have a unique property of glowing when electricity is passed through them. When an electron travels through a LED’s p-n junction the electron gives off a little bit of energy as a photon of light. Continue reading
The Android vs. iOS debate has blossomed into quite the war among sides. So, what’s the deal? Is Android really the blissful open enviroment that lets people truly customize the device – or is it a virus-ridden monster which has more junk then quality? Continue reading
I use a flash drive to back up all my data and I leave it plugged in all the time. Does leaving it plugged in all the time wear it out quicker, or should I be plugging it in only when I need to copy something to it? This is great question, especially since we’ve all been conditioned from the days of mechanical hard drives that the longer a mechanical device is running, the shorter its remaining lifespan is. Continue reading
Buying a TV today can involve a myriad of confusing terms so what do you need to most know about the different technologies? At it’s core a flat screen TV’s display is driven by one of two different technologies: LCD (liquid crystal display, like most computer monitors) and Plasma (fluorescent gas such as xenon or neon). Continue reading
At a recent media event, Microsoft announced the Windows 8 Surface tablets. The Surface series of tablets feature very thin design (9.3mm to 13.5mm or 1/3 to slightly over 1/2 inch thick) and 10.6 inch capacitive touchscreens. These tablets are meant to compete directly with Apple’s popular iPad (and various tablets running Google’s Android) while at the same time making Windows 8 relevant to a growing market Microsoft currently has very little presence in. Continue reading
Apple has announced a new model of the highly popular MacBook Pro series of laptops, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The newest and greatest MacBook to date (did I mention insanely expensive too? Starting at $2199) comes with the latest Intel i7 ivybridge CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB solid state hard drive, USB 3.0 and thunderbolt connectors packaged into a slim 3/4″ thick aluminum body. Continue reading
Many flash drives come pre-loaded with a small amount of software. Is it safe to delete this if you plan to use the flash drive only for storage? That really depends on the kind of software on the flash drive. Continue reading
I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
What is a video card in a computer? What’s an integrated and discreet video card?
A video card, at it’s most basic level, is used to display the image on the screen of your computer. Most computers today can either have a integrated card, a discreet card, or sometimes both. An integrated video card is a
I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
Do expensive cables work better then cheaper cables?
This is a question many people ask themselves when purchasing a flat screen tv or a new audio system. The simple answer is: Yes & No. Simple, wasn’t it?
The argument for No:
In terms of picture quality and audio quality when talking about
Are your Windows taskbar notification icons disappearing on you? Read this tip for a quick fix! Continue reading