The Basic Chrome Extension Toolkit

Chrome extensions are like apps for your web browser. They add capabilities to the program that didn’t previously exist, like blocking trackers or even sending messages from your phone. Here are a list of the most important ones that will impact your web browsing...

5 Commands to Make Siri More Helpful

Apple marketed Siri as your own personal assistant, someone who can help you plan your schedule and find pertinent information for your life. Siri is a popular feature within iOS, but are you using her to her full potential? Here are some helpful commands to help Siri help you. 5...

Here’s How to Fix the iMessage Crash Bug

Recently a reddit thread popped up detailing an iMessage crash bug that reboots an iPhone by texting it a specific string of non-Latin based characters. iMessaging or even the phone itself can become locked in a reboot-loop. Some people might think this is just a lighthearted...

Quick Tip: Organize your Desktop with Fences from Stardock

Sometimes it can be very easy to let your desktop get cluttered. Saving files to the desktop and having all of your programs available as shortcuts gives the illusion of efficiency– everything is easily within view. However, the files and programs you really need can get...

Windows 7 Running Slow? How to speed up a slow PC.

Windows 7 debuted in 2009, which is an eternity in computer time. Older windows 7 systems are probably running very slowly by this point. Windows 7 is a popular choice, and some people are really against the tile-centric interface of Windows 8.  So you’ve stayed on Windows...

Computer Data Storage Terms Defined

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your kilobytes separate from your gigabytes– but really it’s all fairly simple! Here’s a quick guide to differentiating between computer storage units. Data  Capacities A bit is the smallest possible unit of data measur...

Macbook vs. Macbook Air: Which do you need?

The newest addition to the Apple family, the Macbook, seems to be at odds with the company’s current lineup. The new Macbook and the Macbook Air appear to be in the same market: portable ultrabooks. So which is better? Who wins in the battle of Macbook vs. Macbook Air?...

Quick Tip: Try a Laser Printer

Inkjet printers are a nightmarish subject in the realm of home office products. The ink is expensive and the device will  crap out on you in a month. New ink cartridges are “empty” five minutes after you throw out the old one. Many people who own a cheap inkjet...

Quick Tips: Surge Protectors

Extensive workstations need a lot of power. Wall sockets stop cutting it once you have to plug in multiple monitors, speakers, and your computer. Here’s a quick guide to what you need in a surge protector. Surge Protection Not all power strips are created equal. Some strips...

Quick Tip: Save Money on Cables

Companies love profit margins, as they should. This is all around us: Soft drinks at fast food restaurants cost the owner pennies per cup, but you pay over a dollar. Huge profits. Sending a text costs the mobile carrier next to nothing, but they’ll charge $20 for an...