Monday, March 17, 2014

3 Ways to Use One UPS on Multiple Computers

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Most computer users would know that properly shutting down a desktop PC is very important to prevent your files from getting corrupted and it also minimizes the risk of damaging the hard drive. However, there are times when things are just out of your control such as an unexpected power failure or your kid pulling the plug out of the socket which causes a forced shut down. One way to keep your computer running when there is no electricity, giving you enough time to properly shut down your computer, is by using a battery backup known as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

8 Ways To Remotely Turn On Computer from LAN and WAN

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Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is an Ethernet computer networking standard that allows a shut-down computer to be turned on remotely. Most recent motherboards that have an integrated Ethernet controller that supports this feature. You can enable the Wake-on-LAN feature in the Power Management section of the motherboard’s BIOS. There are two ways of how Wake-on-LAN can work. The first one is you want to turn on a computer on the same local area network and the second one is you want to turn on a computer in another location through the internet.

5 Methods to Shutdown Remote Computers from LAN or WAN


It is possible to turn on a remote computer by using a 3rd party Wake On LAN (WOL) tool that is able to send a magic packet. Logically the computer will have to be plugged in to a power point so that there’s electricity to boot up the computer and keep the computer running. Turning off or shutting down a remote computer is also possible and it is actually much easier since the computer is already booted up and assumed is connected to the network. There are a few different methods to remotely shut down, restart or log off a user from the computer, each with its own pros and cons.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

12 Softwares to Turn your Computer into Video Surveillance System

Webcams are very common nowadays and most, if not all modern laptops come with one built-in at the top center above the screen. It can be used for a lot of different purposes such as making a video call (chatting, demonstration, conference, webinar), taking pictures of yourself and even logging in to a computer using face recognition. A webcam can also be used as a surveillance camera by installing the correct software and configuring it to automatically record videos, notify you via email and perform custom actions when a motion is detected. This allows you to setup a powerful home based CCTV to monitor a section of your home which is most likely a source of break-ins without spending unnecessary money to install an expensive complete home surveillance system.