Archive for the ‘How-To's’ Category
  • Finally, a fix for Office ‘97/Windows 7 UAC woes.
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Software from Microsoft is benefited by rather constant, frequent updates that keep your Windows software running the best that it possibly can. While I update/upgrade my hardware and software as often as I can, there are many out theme who fall more into the "casual use" category. For them, updating all the time isn't necessarily that important. With that said, users of Windows 7 whom installed Office '97 (yes, that's '97 with a "9") may have noticed as of late that editing UAC controls...
  • iPhone/iPod Touch iTunes syncing unofficially officially coming to Linux
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 6:51 am
    Before we really get your hopes up, we need to stress that this process isn't exactly "download - click to install - enjoy". But if you're running any distro of Linux, I'm assuming your at least a fairly versed in getting down and dirty behind the scenes of the pretty UI into the heart of your machine. And that's a good thing because that is exactly what it's going to take to get this unholy union to kiss and make up. The image above is a nice graphical representation of what the installed so...
  • Protect Yourself: Make bootable install disc from your Windows 7 Student Upgrade download
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 10:13 am
    With so many of your precious memories and important files stored in digital only form, having a back up is always a good idea. Much the same way, having a way to quickly and easily re-install your OS in the event of a catastrophic meltdown is again, something worth acquiring. Students often get some pretty good tech deals due to the fact manufacturers realize the cash strapped state students often find themselves in. The bone they throw however small is often well received. Microsoft's la...
  • Real PUSH finally graces Gmail service for all.
    by Mike
    Posted September 22nd, 2009 at 11:42 am
    The bread and butter of BlackBerry is the robust messaging capabilities, especially the push email. So far, no one has replicated the ease or efficiency that RIM has brought forth with their little wonder Berry. Those lucky CrackBerry users were part of only a few select groups which had access to push Gmail. That was until today. Mark it in your calendars folks, today is the day Gmail become a much more useful email service. Freshly announced via their mobile blog, users of iPhone, Windo...
  • MMS activated on your iPhone yet? Force it…
    by Mike
    Posted September 14th, 2009 at 7:26 am
    I've been seeing posts all weekend of people from across the country claiming that MMS has started working on their AT&T; iPhone's. I myself have restored several times hoping it would happen. But it didn't. No worries. Since I upgraded to 3.1, I lost all of my jailbroken goods. There is a saving grace however if you just can't wait (like me) for MMS to start working on your iPhone. It's quite simple actually. Apple iPhone School has an easy to follow and quick tutorial allowing anyone t...
  • Download Offline Google Chrome installer [How-to]
    by Mike
    Posted August 28th, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Google Chrome is my new favorite browser. I like the style of it, the speed, and the way it renders web pages. For me, it's all good. However, the one thing that bugs me about Chrome is that Google only offers an online downloader meaning if you're in an area void of any internet connection, you're out of luck. However, there is a super simple way to get the entire download in one file so you can install it on internet-less machines 'till your hearts content. Want to know how? Come on in...
  • Fight the good fight and stick it to the man…the greedy man
    by Mike
    Posted July 30th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    When you're in a hurry and have to leave someone a message on their voicemail, you want to do it right this second, not 15, 20, or 30 seconds from now. Another reason for the quick message is not only because of time constraints but more importantly to save a few pennies. Those precious seconds you're stuck on the phone listening to some stupid recording when you could be yapping away yourself costs against your minutes, and if you're over your minutes they go on your bill as nasty overages....
  • Stick it to the man: Continuous Ink Cartridges [How-to]
    by Mike
    Posted July 9th, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Anyone who knows something about something probably knows the big rip off, eye gouging, theft practices that goes on with the extremely over inflated cost of ink cartridges. Such wallet emptying practices never please anyone. The trend the last couple of years has been geared towards deception. For example, while ink cartridge prices have been falling on certain manufacturers models, the actual physical size of said cartridges is also falling -- you're getting the same raw deal folks. So w...
  • Stick it to the man - Enable MMS on AT&T for U.S. users right now!
    by Mike
    Posted June 18th, 2009 at 9:28 am
    If you hate the fact that AT&T is the sole reason that iPhone OS 3.0 is not going to be everything it could be at launch, take matters into your own hands and give AT&T the cold, hard, digital shoulder.  Don't worry, you don't have to be a master programmer or dive into system files.  All you need is a spare "dummy" AT&T phone.  With that phone do the following:  u can enable ur MMS settings… just do this…. -take sim out of iphone -place into old ATT phone w/ MMS capab...
  • How to post a Wordpress Post
    by Mike
    Posted June 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    While many of you out there either don't have a Wordpress blog or care in the world to even start one, there may be several of you fine individuals out there who are looking to dip their toes into this whole blogging thing.  Besides the obvious and more often talked about domain names, server hosts, etc., the biggest question you need to ask yourself is: "What are you going to blog about?"  Picking a too general or too specific topic/genre will hamper your ability to grow and attract readers...
  • Save some pennies and get the news - WSJ content for FREE compliments of Google!
    by Mike
    Posted June 1st, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    The WSJ is one of the most widely read and highly regarded newspapers in the world. Because of their global success, the subsciption costs that are required to read said paper don't deter many as it is again a very established and well respected newspaper. As far as actually spreading news and getting the word out there, having subscription costs and paywalls aren't exactly the greatest method for Google popularity or subscribers as the people receiving the subscription payments are the only...
  • USB Mass storage mode not working on your Berry/SD card? [How-To]
    by Mike
    Posted May 29th, 2009 at 8:23 am
    One of the great parts of the Blackberry experience is the ability to save files to the SD card for use in sending to another recipient or simply by using your Berry as a big radio wave emitting flash drive. However, while process of entering mass storage mode is extremely easy, occasionally things go awry. Have you ever connected, enabling mass storage mode, only to find that your SD card inside your berry doesn't show up or get recognized? The solution and ensuing happiness are right insi...
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