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Archive for the ‘Hardware & Peripherals’ Category



Learn about ways to connect your laptop to your TV and use your television as an external monitor. Continue reading

Ever wonder why your 32GB Flash Drive doesn’t show as 32GB? Read this article to find out why. Continue reading

Do you have thousands of pictures, documents and songs you couldn’t stand to lose? Find out how to tell if your hard drive is going to die and how to replace it. Continue reading

What’s the difference between Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors when it comes to single applications? Continue reading

What PC is a Best Buy?

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

How do you get the most for your money when buying a PC? What systems are a best buy right now? Read this article to find out. Continue reading

Are solid state hard drives (SSD’s) good for external storage? Find out if it’s worth it to buy a SSD for your external hard drive and who makes the best ones. Continue reading

The Case of the Dual Hard Drives

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

If you have the opportunity to get a computer with dual hard drives, I say “go for it”. This article explains why. Continue reading

Ever wondered if you could use a HD TV as a computer monitor? Well you can! Check it out in this tip! Continue reading

Troubleshooting Your USB Ports

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

If your flash drives don’t work in your computer, but do in someone else’s, your problem may be your USB ports. Here are some possible fixes for that. Continue reading

The Problem with RAM…

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Is there a way to store programs on your RAM chips? No, but if you’d like a fast alternative to your hard drive, you might consider a solid state drive. Continue reading

Fixing an 8GB USB Flash Drive

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Find out how to fix USB memory drives that no longer work after your computer is shut down unexpectedly or the device is removed improperly. Continue reading

Rename Your Router

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Is the name of your router no longer working for you? Did you name it in a way that would make the network easily identifiable as yours to anyone with a wireless device in your area? Let’s look at tightening up the security of your network with a name change. Continue reading

Learn how to change the security password for your wireless home network with this helpful security article! Continue reading

Are you using an external USB mouse with your laptop? Tired of bumping the touchpad only to find yourself somewhere you weren’t expecting to be? Learn how to reduce your frustration here. Continue reading

What You Should Look For in a Blu-ray Player

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Thinking of purchasing a Blu-ray player to get the best quality picture? This article shows you what to look for. Continue reading

Here are some possible fixes for that unresponsive DVD drive – give these a look before you go spending any money! Continue reading

Upgrading to 64-bit

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

In this article, we take a look at how to determine if an operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit, and whether an upgrade is possible and practical. Continue reading

Not sure why your Blu-Ray player is Wi-Fi ready? Interested in getting video services like Netflix and Blockbuster to work for you? Then it’s time to get that player connected to the Internet so you can enjoy all it has to offer. Continue reading

Leave it On? Turn it Off? WHY?!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Problems and solutions with leaving your CPU and monitor on. Here’s an opinion on an age-old question. Continue reading

This article discusses hardware ports on personal computers and laptops. It explains the various kinds of ports and why they’re necessary. Continue reading

Roku Part Two

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

In Roku Part One we discussed the basics of Roku, a media streaming device that delivers internet audio and video to your television. In this article, we take a look at some of the available channels, and at navigation methods. Continue reading

How Do I Choose A PC?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Here is an article detailing some important things to look for when buying a new PC. Take a look! Continue reading

Roku Part One

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

An introduction to Roku, a media streaming device that delivers internet audio and video to your television. Continue reading

Virtual Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 7

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Make use of a virtualization feature of WLAN cards to create an additional software layer which converts your laptop into a wireless access point akin to a wireless router by making use of Virtual Wi-Fi in Windows 7. Continue reading

How to Enable DMA in Windows 7 Home Premium

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Here is a quick article that will show you how to enable DMA in Windows 7 Home Premium. Continue reading

32-Bit and 64-Bit Explained Part Two

Friday, November 4th, 2011

In this second segment of a three part series, 32-bit and 64-bit processors are examined, with a look at processors, memory, and how hardware and software interaction affect overall performance. Continue reading

32-Bit and 64-Bit Explained Part One

Friday, October 28th, 2011

In this first segment of a three part series, 32-bit and 64-bit processors are examined, with a basic explanation of processor terminology. Continue reading

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