Category: Computers

How to buy a computer for back to school, or anytime really

For someone buying a computer today for school or normal home use, there are some basic specs to look for. 8GB, 500GB SSD, I5

How to Add & Change Skins in VLC Player

Their wiki documentation is 99% right, and may just need updated because one of the recent updates.
This is for Windows 10 users with recent VLC versions as of June 2019.

Some useful code I found or put together

I thought I would share some of the code I eventually figured out after looking online and having a hard time finding exactly what I was looking for.

Amazon Fire HD 8 with ads review. More ads than led to believe

You also get ads as notifications…But on the home screen, you have 26 icons for the built in or included apps. Many of them I will never use.

You can not remove them!

WannaCry ransomware making big news, hopefully teaching lessons to everyone

WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware hit several countries in Europe and Russia hard last week

Microsoft announces Surface laptop and Windows education version called “S”

The main hardware announced was a Surface Laptop. It is a traditional laptop, nothing unique about this device except it comes with the new Windows 10 S

Mac’s targeted by phishing email, a reminder not to open attachments

Mac computers are being targeted by a phishing email scam that wants you to open an attached .zip file.

If you are using Windows Vista, its time to get a new computer

If you are running a Vista computer, it is probably 10 years old and it is time to upgrade to a nice new Windows 10 computer

Windows 10 Creators Update out now, average people can wait for it

The biggest visual change I have seen for the average person is a menu change in the Settings and Windows Defender Security Center.

Don’t be April fooled, backup and clean out your computer

Over time your computer builds up a lot of junk. You know this. you download some program and use it once, your web browser keeps a history of every site you visit (ah-oh?), and other programs keep temp files too.