How many times have you finished a phone call, gone about your business, then found your Android phone on the screen it displays when you're on a call? I know it's happened to me countless times. The call log is left on the screen and I always accidentally tap a name when I put my phone down after a call. Here are some options to prevent accidental "butt-dialing" on your … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Accidental ‘Butt-Dialing’ in Android
One of the most common questions I am asked about wireless phones is if data usage is charged toward your wireless account plan while your phone is connected to a personal or public Wi-Fi network. … [Read more...] about Does Wi-Fi Data Count Toward Wireless Plan Data Usage?
It's the question every scared smartphone user asks. "What should I use to clean my smartphone?" You don't want to damage that expensive piece of equipment. So you're very careful about how you treat it. Here are some tips for cleaning your smartphone. … [Read more...] about What Should I Use to Clean My Smartphone?
Thanks to the two-factor authentication feature, you can enjoy an extra layer of protection. Since it does require an additional step to sign into your social media accounts, you might be a little reluctant to enabling this feature. Who doesn't want to access their social media accounts as soon as possible, right? If you decide that you want to give this security feature a … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Social Networks
You're probably convinced that the reason why you're phone is so slow is due to an app you use daily. The truth is that the reason for the sluggish performance is due to apps that run in the background. As soon as you turn on your phone, some apps launch even if you have no intention of using them. Not only do these apps slow down your phone but they also consume battery, … [Read more...] about 9 Android Apps that Consume Power When You’re Not Using Your Phone
Rooting your Android device can be risky business, especially if you're not very tech-savvy. You might think that all it takes to root any Android device is to find any method online and follow those instructions, right? Unfortunately, rooting is not that simple, but it's also not rocket science. Make sure to bookmark this guide since it will show you what you need to know … [Read more...] about Everything You Should Know Before Rooting Your Android Device
So you've finally decided to take the plunge and want to know how to connect dual displays to your PC. Doing so will enable you to increase your productivity since you have such a wider workspace. No more wasting time maximizing, minimizing and positioning windows. We'll help you get started with these steps. … [Read more...] about How to Connect Dual Displays to Your PC
Whether you want to watch a movie or show a PowerPoint presentation, it can be quite handy to connect your Android smartphone or tablet to a projector. The amount of options you have depends on the projector you use. Each projector has different ports and features. Let's take a look at the most common options. … [Read more...] about How to Connect Android to Projector
Want to use your Android device more like a PC by connecting a mouse and keyboard to it? Almost any Android device will allow you to do this if you have the right hardware. Here's how it's done. … [Read more...] about How to Connect Keyboard & Mouse to Android
The storage your phone came with is just not cutting it anymore. You need more space for more apps, pictures, videos, etc. Before you go ahead and just by an SD card for your Android phone, there are some things to keep in mind. It's not as easy as just grabbing one with the capacity you want. You need to make sure that the SD card is compatible with your device. You also … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right SD Card for Your Android Device
One of the things that all Android users worry about is saving as much mobile data as possible. If you're not careful and don't keep it under control, you could end up with one expensive phone bill. There are plenty of apps that claim to save your mobile data, but which ones are the best? The following apps are the most used apps to help you limit your mobile data use and … [Read more...] about Save Mobile Data and Some Serious Cash with These Top 5 Apps
There are a few games in the Google Play apps store that I enjoy playing, but none of them really give me what I want as far as gaming on the Android. I don't use my phone to game full time. When I do game on my phone, I'm trying to kill time while on the train or waiting for my dentist appointment. I need 3 minute bursts of arcade action, not a long epic. That's where … [Read more...] about Play Classic Arcade Games On Your Android With MAME4droid
So you decided to jump into the pool with your phone? Maybe you were using it while doing your business, then got up and it slid right into the toilet? No matter what happened to cause your phone to get wet, there is still hope for your phone. Give it the best chance to live on with these steps. … [Read more...] about The Absolute Best Way to Dry a Wet Phone
Phone geeks have argued about whether or not Wi-Fi consumes more battery power than 3G or 4G/LTE since the birth of the modern smartphone. Some will swear that Wi-Fi is the only way to go. Others say that leaving Wi-Fi off and connecting to the 3G or 4G wireless network works best. But, no matter which side of the fence you're on, both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G can be considered better … [Read more...] about Does Wi-Fi Consume More Battery Power Than 3G or 4G/LTE?
You bought this phone, that phone, and a couple of tablets too. Over the years, you probably have stocked up enough USB chargers and cables to have one attached to an outlet in every single room of your home. So you might plug your Moto G5 into a charger for your Galaxy S8, or your iPhone into a charger for your iPad. Is this OK to do though? You wonder "Can I use any charger … [Read more...] about Will Any Charger Work With My Phone or Tablet?
A common question Android users may ask is "Why does my Android randomly restart itself?" At one point or another, every Android device I've owned has had this problem. There are a few common reasons your Android might restart on its own. Let's take a look at them and see if we can fix it. … [Read more...] about Why Does Android Randomly Restart?
With all of the features available on Android devices these days, it's becoming more common for people to exceed their data cap on their wireless plan. It leaves many people wondering why their Android us using so much data. Don't worry though. We can help you lower your data usage and get it under control with this tutorial. Just follow these steps. … [Read more...] about Why is My Android Using So Much Data?
iOS is full of features that are made to make your life easier. For example, you can set things up so you can see your notifications from the lock screen. It's a useful feature but not only will you be able to see your information but so can everyone else. This is only one of various features on your iOS device that is giving out more information than you'd probably like. … [Read more...] about iPad Features You Need to Change Right Now to Protect Your Privacy
Do you find yourself reaching for your phone every few minutes? Do you check your messages even if you haven't received a notification? It's something most Android users are guilty of and always checking your phone can make you waste some valuable time. These apps will help you stay focused and finally get things done on time. They will prevent you from using your phone or … [Read more...] about 4 Useful Android Apps to Help You Stay Focused
Amazon wants as many Kindle Fire users to use their Silk browser as it can get. They haven't made any browser alternatives in their App Store. You can find a way to install Google Play on your Fire to gain access to more browser options. But unless you are technically skilled, you're likely not going to bother with such a process just to install a browser. … [Read more...] about Kindle Fire Silk Browser Alternatives
Users of the Adblock Plus plugin may be a little perturbed to find that the plugin maker is actually selling ads. I was once a fan, but it seems the popular plugin has been going downhill for a while. I believe it allows many more ads than it used to, and hampers browser performance. This let me to find an alternative. … [Read more...] about uBlock Origin — A Better Adblock Plus Alternative
Ever since I began working with computers, the number one question I'm always asked is "How do I make my computer run faster?" It's the main thing your local computer repair technician deals with on a daily basis. They often make a pretty penny doing it too. … [Read more...] about The Bible For Making Your Windows 10 Computer Run Faster
Did you forget the screen lock password to your Android device? It's happened to the best of us. Here are some solutions if you have forgotten the PIN or unlock pattern on your Android device. … [Read more...] about Forgot Android Screen Lock Password
When trying to get ringtones for your Apple iPhone, you have a few different options. You could purchase ringtones from within iTunes, or you can create ringtones from your existing music library using these steps. … [Read more...] about iPhone: How to Make Custom Music Ringtones Using iTunes
You may have noticed that Google Chrome for Windows creates a bunch of different processes when it's running. You can view the Chrome.exe processes in the Windows Task Manager. You may wonder why multiple processes are needed. What does each of them do? … [Read more...] about Why Does Google Chrome Create So Many Windows Processes?
There are a few different ways to approach connecting an Android device to your car stereo. The one you choose to use depends on the features your car stereo has. Let's approach 5 solutions you can use in order. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Connect Android With Car Stereo
Our family purchased a Roomba 655 Series robot vacuum from Costco. Upon telling friends about my purchase, they often ask "Does that thing really work?". It amazes me that people aren't familiar with the Roomba after the product has been available for so many years. I'm also surprised there isn't one in every home. … [Read more...] about Roomba Review — Does this Thing Actually Work?
Take control of startup programs in Microsoft Windows 10 and gain an edge in performance. Here's how anybody can edit programs that start at bootup. … [Read more...] about How to Edit Startup Programs in Windows 10
If you've just purchased an eBook reader like the Nook, Amazon Kindle, or Kindle Fire, you may not be able to afford purchasing eBooks right after plunking down hundreds of dollars for the device. There are options though. Fortunately, there are free eBooks out there, but they are often hard to find. Here are a few great options for starting off your library without spending a … [Read more...] about Where Can I Download Free eBooks For My Nook or Kindle
Switching your OS is an exciting adventure similar to moving into a new home. When moving from one space to another there is always going to be some give and take but what happens when your new home is missing space for your GargeBand? No worries. Here are some Windows DAW alternatives for any level of GargeBand user. … [Read more...] about The Best GarageBand Alternatives for Windows
Have you ever had a problem with auto-dialer calls coming to your phone repeatedly? Day and night it doesn't stop. Somehow you ended up on a call list. It could be a telemarketer, a debt collector or even a political candidate asking for your vote. Whatever the case may be, it's annoying! … [Read more...] about Trick to Get Removed From Auto-Dialer Call Lists
Devices that have Android 4.0 and above can be backed up from the Android SDK and saved to a file on your PC. This process will allow you to have all of the data from your phone placed into a backup file on your computer. … [Read more...] about How to Backup Your Entire Android Device to PC
Last week, I purchased some Tweaked Audio earbuds. They were quality buds, and it made me curious where they were made. I discovered they are made in China according to the box they arrived in. No surprise there. Most small electronic items are made in China these days. It made me curious if there were any headphones or earbuds made in the U.S.A. anymore. I set out on a journey … [Read more...] about Headphones That Are Made In the U.S.A.
My iTunes library was a mess. It was littered with broken song titles, artist names, and album art. At first I didn't think having a disorganized library was such a big deal. I could usually find what I was looking for when using iTunes on my PC. But an unorganized music library is a nightmare on a mobile device like the iPhone. If your iTunes library isn't organized, music … [Read more...] about How to Organize Your iTunes Music Library
Microsoft Windows 10 provides multi desktop function or also known as virtual desktops. What this can is provide you with is more room for open windows. Now toggling between them is the key and if you’re like me, I like to use the keyboard command Alt+Tab to switch between screens instead of using my mouse. With this new multi-desktop function you are able to Alt+Tab between … [Read more...] about Alt+Tab Between Virtual Desktops on Windows 10
If you frequently use certain programs in Microsoft Windows 10 and get tired of opening them after a shutdown or a reboot, you can create scheduled task that runs at boot up. … [Read more...] about Creating a Scheduled Task in Windows 10
When it comes to battery care, people seem to have their own beliefs. Many of them are false. This is mainly due to confusion about the different types of batteries used in electronic devices. 15 years ago, the Ni-Cad battery was the popular battery used in wireless phones. Today Lithium-ion batteries are used, and how you care for it is very different from how you care for a … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Phone or Tablet Battery Healthy
Have you ever been cruising along in your Dodge Omni, listening to your iPod, iPhone, or other music player via an FM Transmitter and then all of a sudden your Green Day song gets interrupted by Garth Brooks. Radio interference can be annoying when it comes to using your iPod in the car. I'm thankful for a tip that has helped me a great deal with this problem. … [Read more...] about Find the Best Radio Station for iPod or iPhone FM Transmitter
If you were a child of the 80s, you most likely grew up with cartridge based video game consoles like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Everybody had an NES back then, and like everybody else, they eventually experienced the same "flashing" problem with the console. After about a year or two of use, the NES often exhibited a problem where it wouldn't read game … [Read more...] about Tech Myth: Blowing Nintendo Cartridges Fixes Flashing Problem
Twitter is full of celebrities. Ashton Kutcher rubs elbows with tech heads like Robert Scoble. Stars such as Alyssa Milano use the platform to help raise awareness for various causes they support. Sports stars and musicians are found everywhere: Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are two of the "top" people on the social site when it comes to number of followers. The problem that all … [Read more...] about How to Get Celebrities to Notice You on Twitter
The Microsoft Windows search index is a handy tool. It gives you indexing, search results, and property caching for Emails, files and other types of files. It's s service that maintains an index of your files for faster searching. It's evident that if you ever need to search for something you can always count on this tool, but do you actually ever use it? If you're looking … [Read more...] about What is Windows Search Index and How you Can Disable It
When attempting to login to my computer or using Remote Desktop, I encountered an error that said: The program can't start because RandomPass.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. … [Read more...] about Fix “RandomPass.dll is missing from your computer” Error
We had quite an issue with replication in our Active Director environment this past week. We suddenly were hit with tons of events in the event log with event ID 1694 where it said: Replication Error 8203 "The attribute syntax specified to the directory service is invalid." … [Read more...] about Active Directory: Fix Replication Error 8203
Flushing the DNS resolver cache can help resolve DNS related problems in MacOS Sierra. Issues would include web site not found errors or not being able to view certain web pages that have changed. … [Read more...] about MacOS Sierra: Flush DNS Cache
Oh my! Your Apple iPhone or iPad battery icon has turned yellow and you don't know why. What does it mean? … [Read more...] about iPhone/iPad Battery Icon is Yellow