Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to Set Up a Camera to Monitor Your Home When You’re Away

closeup of cctv camera background is a running computer
Whether you’ll be away from home while travelling or just during the workday, you may want to keep an eye on it. Solutions like Nest’s Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) try to make this easy, but there’s more than one way to do this.
We’re not focused on full security systems with alarms and other features here — just cameras so you can keep an eye on your place with live streaming and video recordings.

What to Do When You Forget Your Wi-Fi Password

Wireless modem transmitting digital data. Digital illustration.
You may have misplaced a Wi-Fi password, but your laptop probably remembers it if you’ve connected in the past. If not, you can always grab the password from your router itself or reset the Wi-Fi passphrase and set a new one.
These tricks allow you to recover the passphrase to any network you’ve connected to in the past from your laptop. You can then easily log into those networks from other devices or share the password with your friends.

How to Block An Application from Accessing the Internet with Windows Firewall

Most of the time we want our applications online and connected to both our local network and the greater Internet. There are instances, however, when we want to prevent an application from connecting to the Internet. Read on as i show you how to lock down an application via the Windows Firewall.

Why can Data be Recovered After Formatting?

Someone once asked, "If a quick format just marks bits as writable and a normal format writes zeroes to the entire disk, why do people bother with DBAN and why are multiple passes ever required? Why can data be recovered after formatting?

Friday, August 21, 2015

What to Do When Your Android Phone or Tablet Won’t Turn On

android wont turn on
You turn on your Android phone or tablet by pressing its power button — simple. If that button won’t work, your device isn’t necessarily broken — there are ways to bring it back to life.
This problem can also be caused by hardware damage. Your phone or tablet may not be powering on because it’s broken. But, if there’s a software problem, the steps here will fix it.

How to Test Your Internet Connection Speed or Cellular Data Speed

internet speed
How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you get blazing fast 4G LTE. But how fast is it, actually?
There’s a good chance you’re not getting the Internet connection speed you’re paying for, but maybe you are. Here’s how to find out.

How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphone

Receiving a FAX
You can sign a PDF document from your phone, tablet, or any other computer and email it off to someone. But some organizations still don’t accept documents via email — you may need to fax documents instead.
No, you can’t use your smartphone’s phone connection as a fax machine or dial-up modem. You’ll need to rely on an app or third-party service that does the faxing for you, just as you would sending the occasional fax from your PC.

Start Your Own Internet Radio Station for Free

If you're the kind of person who insists on handpicking a road-trip playlist rather than just setting your music player to shuffle, you were born for radio, baby. Fortunately, you don't have to let your daily life get in the way of your broadcasting fantasies. As long as you have a PC with a broadband connection, you have what it takes to inflict your talk-radio rants or musical taste on anyone who'll listen.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

How to Clean Install Windows 10

windows 10 pc
The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. Microsoft allows you to get an entirely fresh system by performing a clean install, but the activation process can be a bit confusing.
This is also useful if you’ve purchased a new Windows 10 PC and it includes manufacturer-installed bloatware you don’t want. Or, you may need to perform a clean install on a computer without an existing Windows system after installing a new hard drive.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Password Protect & Encrypt Files or Folders in Windows: Free

With hackers becoming more and more sophisticated, most users are worried about the safety of their personal data. There are many options available to protect the user’s data but none comes close to encryption in terms of safety offered. This article contains some of the best and easy to use methods and tools that allow you to password protect and encrypt important files and folders in Windows without costing you anything.

Enable the Hidden Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10

Windows automatically creates an Administrator account with elevated privileges during the installation process. We mostly need to access it to perform tasks limited only to system Administrators. These are tasks performing which result in the UAC asking for confirmation even if you are using an account with administrative privileges. The elevated Administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Vista.

Notepad Tricks: Cool Notepad tricks for Windows

Notepad, the text editor that comes bundled in Windows is an excellent tool for text editing. But that is not the only thing for which notepad is famous. It is also famous for its tricks and hacks. Here is a roundup of some of the best and coolest tricks that you can try using Notepad.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Simple Quiz to test your knowledge

Nigeria Test Quiz

Welcome to Nigeria info knowledge test
  1. Where is the capital of kaduna State?

  2. Damaturu

  3. How many local government are in Delta State?

  4. 21

  5. Who was the Head of State of Nigeria in 1990

  6. IBB

  7. President Mugabe is from where?

  8. South Africa

  9. Nasir El' Rufai was the Minister of .......

  10. Solid Minerals
    FCT Abuja

  11. Nigeria comprises of _____________ States

  12. 36

  13. Who is the Current Vice President of Nigeria?

  14. Osinbajo

  15. Zuma Rock is located where?

  16. Abuja
    Niger State

  17. Banana sland is in which State?

  18. Ogun State

  19. Lokoja is in which state?

  20. Kogi

How to Root Your Android Device & Why You Might Want To

Android geeks still often root their devices, and you can usually do it yourself in just a few minutes with one of these easy tools. After you root your Android phone or tablet, you’ll have full access to the entire system.
Rooting has become less necessary over the years, but it’s still necessary if you want to run certain types of apps. You get to choose which apps get root permissions and which don’t.

How to Improve Battery Life with Windows 10’s New Power Settings

While Windows 10 is getting a lot of press for its “new” Start menu, beyond that there’s still a lot of stuff most users who skipped Windows 8 probably don’t know about. Today we want to talk about Windows 10’s power and battery settings.
The quickest way to access the settings is to open the Action Center and click “All settings”.

How to Set Up and Configure User Accounts on Windows 10

Windows 8 introduced Microsoft accounts, which are essentially roaming accounts that allow you to sync settings and files from computer to computer. Today we want to discuss what Windows 10 brings to user account management, and the options available to you.
In the old PC settings on Windows 8.1, you were limited to three options, but in Windows 10, those options have been expanded to five and things have been rounded out quite a bit.