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  • How To Find Your Lost Android Device

    Find Your Phone

    Everyone has had it happen, you check your pocket and your phone isn’t where you normally put it.  You immediately go into a panic because in this day and age people use their phones for everything from shopping to banking or as their digital camera.  So either you are thinking, Oh my God my banking info or oh my God how will a replace all those pictures of little Jimmy. Continue reading

  • Recycling Your Old Computer? What To Do

    Computer Recycling


    With the technology in computers evolving as quickly as it has in recent years a lot of computer equipment has started to become obsolete within a year or two of purchase.  Because of this what should you do with your old equipment when you inevitably upgrade that old boat anchor of a laptop for a new thinner and lighter model or you upgrade your old tower desktop for an all-in-one.  Some people think that they can just put the old system out by the curb for trash pickup.  Well that is not very environmentally friendly and in some areas it is actually illegal.  Here are a several legal and environmentally friendly ways you can dispose of your old equipment. Continue reading
  • Purchasing Computer Parts: OEM vs. Retail

    Purchasing Retail vs OEM Products

    Most people are not familiar with what an OEM is let alone what an OEM product is, these products are becoming more and more available to the consumer. This is due to a combination of the fast evolution of computer technology and online shopping. Some will say it is better to purchase retail only while others will say it is better to purchase OEM. Personally I agree with both; so I am going to fill you in on the differences and the benefits of each so you have the information you need to decide for yourself. Continue reading

  • How To Setup Your Home Network In 3 Easy Steps

    How To Setup Your Home Network In 3 Easy Steps

    With the amount of connected devices in the average home growing more and more people are setting up home networks.

    Now most people think that setting up a network at home is as simple as just plugging in your shiny new router and connecting everything to that.

    Well that will get you up and running, but that doesn’t mean it is the correct way of doing it.  It is worth taking the time to configure and setup security, file and printer sharing on your network.

    This will just make everything easier in the future, especially when you are sitting in your living room with your tablet or laptop and you can access files on your desktop and print to the printer in your home office.

    Let me show you how to setup your home network in 3 easy steps...

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  • How To Avoid Freeloaders On Your Wireless Network

    How To Avoid Freeloaders On Your Wireless Network

    Whenever I am browsing various tech forums, blogs and sites, I continually see all these posts and articles about securing your wireless network.

    One thing that constantly aggravates me is when people claim that if you follow these steps no one will be able to get into your network.

    When I read this I always think of something my father always used to say, “Locks are made for honest people.”  If a hacker with the right skill-set wants to get into your network, they will find a way to get in.

    I'm going to explain how to avoid freeloaders on your wireless network and why it's important...

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  • Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks

    tipsntricksA great deal of people received new gadgets over the holiday season and are now sitting in front of a tablet, laptop or desktop running Windows 8 or 8.1. Now if your new device is still running windows 8 do yourself a favor an update to 8.1 as soon as possible. It is a free update and makes a huge difference on the usability of the operating system and will make a huge difference for new users who have never used Windows 8 before. If your system is running Windows 8 still here is a tutorial from Microsoft that will get you updated to 8.1 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial. Continue reading

  • How to make fall of the bone dry rubbed BBQ Ribs

    I don’t know about you but there is nothing I like more than some fall off the bone BBQ ribs.  I know of a lot of people who claim they make good ribs.  Personally I got tired of people saying they made BBQ ribs and in my opinion they were not technically BBQ.  Traditional BBQ is low and slow and has a wonderful smoky flavor to it.  So if you grill them or boil them or bake them in the oven they are not technically BBQ. Continue reading

  • How to Stop Google+ Users You Do Not Know From Emailing You

    Recently Google has added a new feature to Gmail that allows Gmail users to email anyone on Google+ even if they do not have their email address. So basically anyone with a Gmail account can email anyone on Google+ even if they do not have your email address. This might sound convenient to some but to me this looks like an easy way for spammers to send you messages without even having your email address; all they need to do is find and connect to you on Google+. Continue reading

  • How To Run Your Favorite Android Apps on Windows

    Android

    I have a friend of mine who has always been a diehard Android fan when it came to his cell phones and tablets, but always windows for his laptop. While he was over visiting we got to talking about Windows 8 running on a tablet. So I let him play around with one of my tablets. He started asking a million and one questions and for the next couple of weeks he kept emailing and texting me questions about different systems and configurations that they offer windows 8 on. Continue reading

  • How-To Set A Universal Background in Windows 8.1

    In Windows 8 the start screen used a different background image than the desktop.  Some people liked this while others hated it.  Personally I didn’t like it because I felt it caused an in-continuity between the desktop and the start screen.  Fortunately in Windows 8.1 there is an option called universal background to allow them both to use the same background. Continue reading

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