How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update files

  Windows 10 is here! Well, it’s here for a lot of people, but many of us still cannot download it until Microsoft says it’s OK (unless you want to do it manually). You see, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 in waves. That means even if your computer is ready, you won’t necessarily be … Read moreHow to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update files

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favorites. … Read moreTop 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Fix “Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network”

I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and after setting it up with basic WEP security, I tried to logon from my laptop and was successful! Not very exciting, eh? So then I tried to connect from my desktop computer that has a wireless USB adapter attached to it and I ended up getting … Read moreFix “Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network”

Guide: How to format an external drive to work seamlessly with Macs and PCs without third party software.

External drives allow you to quickly moves large files between computers. If you want yours to seamlessly work with both Macs and PCs, your external drive needs to use a filesystem that is supported by both platforms. The problem is that by default Windows uses NFTS, and Macs use HFS. Out of the box, Windows … Read moreGuide: How to format an external drive to work seamlessly with Macs and PCs without third party software.

Use the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again

   Using an external drive between Mac and Windows computers can be a hassle, since you constantly have to reformat it to fit which computer you’re using it on. Instead of reformatting it all the time, just use the much more platform-independent exFAT and never format it again. Windows’ default NTFS is read-only on OS … Read moreUse the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again

Microsoft is about to take Windows XP off life support

On April 8, Windows XP’s life is coming to an end. On that day, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to the 12-year-old operating system, and it will end nearly all technical support as well. You wouldn’t think that killing off an operating system that debuted in the first year of the Bush administration would … Read moreMicrosoft is about to take Windows XP off life support

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favorites. … Read moreTop 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Clear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows

When URLs are just not resolving the way you want it, to time to clear or flush the dns nameserver local cache – How to clear the local DNS cache…. OSX 10.10 sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches OSX 10.9 dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder OSX 10.7  – 10.8 sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder OSX 10.5 – 10.6 sudo dscacheutil -flushcache … Read moreClear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows