Dell Latitude 5490 Benchmark Comparison With M.2 PCIe Drives, Spinning Disk & SATA SSD

The video and table below clearly demonstrate that PCIe NVMe connected SSD’s run much faster than do conventional SATA connected SSDs or SATA spinning disks. This benchmarking was completed using a Dell Latitude 5490 laptop with Novabench free benchmarking tool.  For comparison, we also included some benchmarks we completed last year on a nicely configured Dell Optiplex 5050 and a Dell Latitude 5480 (the 5490’s predecessor). We explain that although the 5490 has a 2242…

VIDEO: Dell Latitude 5490 Unboxing, Review & Basic Disassembly

A few weeks ago we posted a video of the Dell Latitude 5490 Unboxing, Review & Basic Disassembly but we have learned a few things since then so we decided to update, enhance and re-record it.  Everything in the original 5490 video is correct, but this one is much more thorough.  It includes things like part numbers for the M.2 2280 SSD clip also provided in the picture gallery below this video which many people will…

SOLVED: WSUSPool in IIS Stops Repeatedly

If you track the problem down to an IIS issue in which the WSUSPOOL keep stopping, you likely need to expand the memory limitation and the recycle time: Launch IIS Click on APPLICATION POOLS Click on WSUSPOOL Click ADVANCED SETTINGS (action pane on right side) Scroll down and increase the PRIVATE MEMORY LIMIT and decrease the REGULAR TIME INTERVAL. The screen shot below shows the setting we are using at one of our clients:  …

SOLVED: Remove PEOPLE Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar GPO, Registry Entry & Manual

If you want to remove the PEOPLE icon from Windows 10 Taskbar there are three easy ways: MANUALLY REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR: Right click on any blank space in the Taskbar Uncheck SHOW PEOPLE IN THE TASKBAR   GPO TO REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR: In GPEDIT expand User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar Double click REMOVE THE PEOPLE BAR FROM THE TASKBAR Set it to ENABLED   REGISTRY…

SOLVED: What Are The Differences Between The Garmin Drive GPS Products?

We have been looking at car GPS systems for some time and for a variety of reasons have settled on Garmin products.  However, Garmin has a lot of product and they do a very poor job of explaining the differences between them.  So we spent 2 hours grinding through Garmin.com and other sites trying to create a list of the meaningful differences between the current generation “Garmin Drive” products.  Below is the product Garmin GPS…

VIDEO: Dell Latitude 5490 Unboxing and Basic Disassembly To Change Hard Drives, Battery or Add Memory

The Dell Latitude 5490 is the 2018 replacement for the 5480 released in 2017.   The Latitude 5480 was an amazing corporate grade laptop that had the option to add a “Caching SSD” to massively boost the performance of a spinning hard disk.  Unfortunately the, that functionality has been removed from the 5490 and it will be missed. This video shows: What is in the box, aka the unboxing A quick tour of the ports on the…

Mobile vs PC: Which is Best for Casino Games?

When it comes to accessing our favorite aspects of the digital world, the revolution of both PC and mobile allows us to never be more than a click or finger swipe away from the engagement we need. Increasingly, as technology has advanced, the gulf between benefits on mobile and benefits on the PC has grown and supporters of each medium have extolled the virtues of each mode. Some say the PC is better, some say…

How to Install WinRAR

WinRAR is a file archiver for RAR and ZIP files for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems. You can also exploit this archiver for Android, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, MS-DOS and Windows Mobile. WinRAR is a popular program-archiver, one of the main programs on each computer. Archivers can compress any files into archives to reduce their size, and also extract files from archives. Until the 21st century, when there were no large carriers and…

5 Web Design Trends in 2018

Are you sure your website is trendy and responsive enough to attract even more customers in 2018? Maybe you need a new, better one? In this case, you should know at least something about web design and the current trends in the industry. Picture Credit Don’t worry, you don’t need to visit special courses or hire a professional team to help you to figure out what is trendy and what is no more effective for…

Latest Dell OptiPlex Desktops Still Do Not Have Thunderbolt

Despite Dell’s sales staff statements and promotional material claims the latest update to the Dell Optiplex line the 60 series (5060’s and 7060’s) do NOT have Thunderbolt Dell says that the Optiplex 5060 will not have an Thunderbolt option but the 7060 will at some point in the future.  As of this writing, there is no release date for a Dell corporate desktop with Thunderbolt. If you are thinking you can get around this by…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 10 Things You Need To Know About the Samsung DeX Pad

These are the top 10 things you need to know about the Samsung DeX Pad Samsung DeX Pad is NOT the Samsung DeX Station Microsoft Office works quite well on the DeX Pad Take your cover / case off before attaching The DeX Pad has HDMI and NOT DisplayPort Clear ALL items in the middle of the screen after you connect or nothing will work The DeX Pad is a Fast Charger The DeX Pad…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 – What’s New For People Upgrading From Older Android Cells?

We have produced four videos exploring the changes the Samsung S9 brings to people that are upgrading from older Android cell’s, like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Sony Expedia,…  The idea is that we are not covering every microscopic detail of the device just because it was changed from the S8; we are explaining and demonstrating the features that most people will or should care about that already have some understanding of Android. In my…

VIDEO: Ryobi RY40180 40V Electric Lawn Mower Unboxing, Setup & Real Life Usage Review

The Ryobi RY40180 40V Electric Lawn Mower is much much better than when I: Expected – from experience with older battery lawn mowers: Old Lead Acid batteries don’t last very long, Old electric mowers are too narrow at 16 or 18″ Old electric mowers are heavy Reviewed – I watched and read a number of good reviews about the Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower before purchasing but they all pointed to limitations, my experience did not find…

SOLVED: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook?

This video demonstrates the Samsung DeX Pad with a Samsung S9 running Office 365 Mobile Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook as if it were a full ChromeBook.  If you want to work from your cell phone all the time, it is now an option.  When you are in office or at home, you can plug your Samsung S8 or S9 into the Samsung DeX Pad and edit your documents on a large screen with a full…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Samsung S9 Convertible Folding Wireless Fast Charge Charger Unboxing & Setup

This video unboxes the Samsung Wireless Fast Charger (part number EP-PG950) that was originally built for the S8.  We think the S8 wireless fast charger is better than the new S9 wireless fast charger because it folds up and down and the new S9 unit does not.  Apparently inside the old S8 wireless fast charger has 3 rings and the new S9 wireless fast charger has two but they are both “QI” fast chargers. In…