Google Chromebook Google is giving away 1 TB of storage for two years with every purchase of a Chromebook. Basically the same price as the Chromebook itself. I haven’t used the Chromebook yet, if I was to go that route, it would probably end up as an extension of my smartphone (currently Galaxy S3). The […]
Its been a slow climb for the latest operating system from Microsoft to gain any traction. Windows 8 was first launched in December of 2012 and has seen a very slow acceptance rate since then. The updated interface and gestures have not been overwhelmingly accepted which prompted us to write about how to disable gestures […]
Skip right to Windows 10 Today Microsoft has announced the name of its new operating system, Windows 10. According to Microsoft, the OS will run on a wide range of devices from tablets to PC’s, smartphones and the Xbox.
Previously, we discussed some of the new features that iOS 8 had to offer in this post, here are some updates to your privacy settings you should look at. Privacy Settings in IOS 8 Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8 has many features that are tied to your location, as well as new privacy settings […]
Swipe Gestures in Windows 8 Along with the introduction to Windows 8, Microsoft also introduced some swipe gestures for both the mouse and the touchscreen. One very annoying ‘feature’ is the swipe on the mouse that switches screens. When you drag your finger from the bottom left corner of your screen up, it switches between […]
Check out some of these updates from the brave new world of Apple! Here are a few of the ones of interest. Messages Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you’re seeing the moment you’re seeing it. And easily share […]
How to take a Screenshot This document describes how to capture screenshots in Windows, iPhone/Mac, Android, BlackBerry. Capture your screen, or partial screen on the following devices:
Show hidden files Here’s how to display hidden files and folders.
Start your computer in safe mode Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don’t run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. For more information, see What is safe mode?
How to tell the difference between Windows 64 bit Operating System and 32 bit Operating System is quite easy and very important when installing programs. To find out if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, do the following:
Recently as I was working on a friend’s laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and was restoring back to the factory defaults and thought I was stuck in a loop, I wasn’t. They system kept rebooting and saying, “Preparing your computer for first use”. Then it would boot into a Toshiba system customization in progress screen, this image:
Here are some tools that I’ve used to help disinfect a computer: Malwarebytes used successfully SUPERAntiSypware used successfully Microsoft Security Essentials (Vista and Windows 7 only) I use this one at home and I’ve been impressed with it.
Get Rid of É on Keyboard Find yourself typing away and go to hit the Question Mark and have É instead? press CTRL+SHIFT (press CTRL first and while holding press SHIFT, sometimes you have to do it twice in a row to disable.) Should be back to normal keyboard. To disable permanently read below.