Category: Computer Tips

How to View Mac Files on a Windows PC

Even though OS X can read Windows formatted hard drives just fine, the opposite is still not true, even with Windows 10. Granted, OS X can’t write to a Windows...

How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 7, 8, & 10

Are you still using the WiFi password that is written on the back of the router your ISP gave you? If so, it’s probably some really long combination of letters,...

Top Ways to Boost WiFi Signals & Improve Performance

Equipped with a wireless router from your ISP, most WiFi networks are usually fairly efficient. For at-home setups, a quality router will usually be more than enough to...

Edit the Windows Hosts File to Block or Redirect Websites

The Windows Hosts file is a file that Windows uses to control and map IP addresses. By editing the Hosts file, Windows can be customized to block or redirect specific...

Hide One Friend From Another on Facebook

On Facebook, once you friend someone, they normally can see all of your friends by default. This is not very helpful if you want to friend someone, but don’t want...

USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0 vs. eSATA vs. Thunderbolt vs. Firewire vs. Ethernet Speed

Your desktop or laptop computer has a wide variety of ports and connection types, but what are they all for and how do they differ? USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, Thunderbolt,...

How to Tell if an Email is Fake, Spoofed or Spam

So a friend recently told me that they got a verification email from Apple stating that a new email address had been added to their Apple ID. The person knew that they...

Mac vs. PC Pros and Cons List

Can’t decide if you should buy a Mac or PC? It’s a tough decision because both platforms have different advantages and disadvantages. It really also depends a lot on...

How to Setup Your Own Personal Cloud Storage

For those folks who don’t trust their data in the cloud, the best storage solution is usually local, meaning either an external hard drive or a computer. The advantage...

Monitor Hidden Website and Internet Connections

You can be pretty sure that your computer is connected to the server hosting my website as you read this article, but in addition to the obvious connections to the sites...