What are the Most Important Features that Determine if a PC Will be Good for Gaming?

If you find the idea of building your own custom gaming rig too much of a daunting task, there are plenty of ready-made PCs on the market that are more than capable of providing an amazing gaming experience. Gamers with little knowledge of computers can get hold of the hardware that they need as long as they know what features to look out for when shopping around. Here, we detail what the most important characteristics…

VIDEO: HP All In One 27″ Unboxing, Disassembly, Change to SSD & Benchmarking

In recent years it has become common for home PC users to use large laptops, considering them more like “small PC’s”.  This trend led computer manufacturers to build the laptop computer into the back of a screen and then provide and external keyboard and mouse.  This innovation is the “All In One” Computer.  All in Ones eliminate many of the cables and mess you get with traditional desktop PC’s. Acer was the first company we…

How Smartphones Are Changing The Way We Live in 2018

Smartphones have been changing the way we live for years. And as technology continues to develop at pace, the way smartphones are incorporated into our daily lives is becoming more pronounced, immersive and direct. Here we look at how the device most of us have on our person every day is enhancing the way we go about our daily lives as well as introducing us to new experiences. Intuitive Living via Augmented Reality Made possible…

SOLVED: How To Evaluate AntiVirus and Next Gen Malware Defense EndPoint Protection Products

If you work in IT, it is only a matter of time before you will be involved in a group trying to figure out which EPP (Endpoint Protection Product) security software to buy. The trend today is to get away from signature based AntiVirus which is great at stopping last weeks viruses.  Most companies want/need a Next Gen Anti Virus product like Carbon Black Defense, Invincia/Intercept X, or Cylance) because they are evaluating the BEHAVIOUR…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Dell Cinema, Cinema Sound, Cinema Color and Cinema Stream?

Early in 2018 Dell introduced a new brand named Dell Cinema which has confused some people, so here is the short explanation you are likely looking for.  Dell Cinema is three enhancements to existing technology.  The confusion is that a Dell computer may not have all of these three enhancements.  For example, THIS Dell Inspiron 5000 17″  comes with Dell Cinema Sound and Dell Cinema Stream, but not Dell Cinema Color, so you have to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Setup CloudFlare on Your WordPress Site in 5 Minutes

We have just started evaluating CloudFlare but were unable to locate a simple setup instructions.  Below is our 12 minute video explaining: What CloudFlare does How to get it setup in just 5 minutes on WordPress What extra things (performance tweaking, SSL…) you will likely want to change TOP 5 NEWBIE CLOUDFLARE SETUP Q&A: These were my 5 questions to the CloudFlare Support Forum and my new best friend’s ‘SDAYMANs’ responses: Are there any known…

VIDEO: Prank The Phone Scammers

Listen to me pretend to be everyone from Ronald Reagan to L Ron Hubbard to Jesus Christ with these stupid phone scammers. The first half of this recording is me jerking these guys around with fake names and stupid accents but the second half is a recording I did trying to get them to lay out the whole scam. It was shocking how complex the attack was. They used a front end staffer to call…

Basics of VIN Check

For some vehicle owners and prospective owners VIN is much more than a standardized 17-digit code that includes a serial number, but rather a short overview of the full history of a car. If one knows how to use properly, obviously. In this article, we will explore the basics of VIN, its check, and relevance in the nowadays car market realities, as well as benefits of undertaking such.   Main Terms to Understand As one…

VIDEO: Garmin DriveAssist 51 Unboxing, Configuration and Review

Below is our Garmin DriveAssist 51 Unboxing, Configuration and Review: The three important things to do are: Connect the DriveAssist 51 to your WiFi Update the firmware and maps and from then on, they will automatically update when they are on your Wifi… like in your garage Connect to your cell phones Bluetooth To use the Garmin as a speakerphone and have it display inbound text messages SETTINGS > DASHCAM > CAMERA PLACEMENT Core configuration so…

SOLVED: 5 Things To Know When Choosing a Web Hosting Service

Many non-technical people run blogs and don’t know what to look for when deciding on a host.  Many simply choose the first reliable sounding service or choose one based on referrals.  Unfortunately these referrals are nearly always PAID referrals.  Being paid for a referral completely invalidates the purpose of a referral.  We have not received a penny for the content you see below. 5 Thing To Look For When Selecting a Blog / Wed Host…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Easily Move Your WordPress Website To A New Server Host For Free

We recently migrated a dozen WordPress sites from one GoDaddy host to another GoDaddy host and then to a totally different host named InMotion.com.  As a result we had to put a lot of time and effort into learning efficient migration strategies.  We moves sites completely manually and using tools.  Below are the videos explaining what we found and how to use them. It turns out that a manual WordPress migration is quite doable, you simply…

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:  …