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8 Tech-Related Things to Do During the Quarantine

Writen by Diane Ware - April 21, 2020 in Software
These techie things to do during the quarantine, while you're mostly homebound, are for all ages. So, go ahead and check them out and hopefully there is one here you might really enjoy!   1. ABCya.com This site was founded in 2004 by a public school teacher, Alan Tortolani, who created his own computer games for his students. He decided to create a website, featuring these particular games, so people around the world could use them too. This
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Free Tools To Secure Your Computer

Writen by Diane Ware - March 09, 2020 in Computers
If you have a Windows operating system (OS) computer, we typically recommend using Windows Defender, which is currently included in Windows Security for Windows 10. Windows Security encompasses Virus & threat protection, Account protection, Firewall & network protection, App & browser control, Device security, Device performance & health, and Family options. If you have Windows 10, you can view each one of these separate controls by going to Settings->Update & Secur...
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Why you should definitely consider upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Writen by Diane Ware - February 10, 2020 in Software
Microsoft's support for Windows 7 came to an end on January 14th, 2020.  This does not therefore mean Windows 7 will stop working - it will still function like it always has.  However, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or provide technical support for any issues that may arise with your use of Windows 7.  Before describing why this can be quite a serious situation for anyone still using Windows 7, it is best to know the typical lifecycle of most of Microsoft's products.  
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8 More Tech Disaster Pictures

Writen by Diane Ware - July 24, 2019 in Computers
1. ProTip: For best results, don't hammer your USB dongle into the port, until it becomes One with your computer... 2. What do you think of the new fish tank case? 3. From Reddit: “Customer said his phone wasn’t charging properly as the...
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iOS 13 Preview

Writen by Bryan Ware - June 07, 2019 in Software
Apple has announced the latest and greatest, iOS 13. Packed with many new features, here are a few we think you'll enjoy.  iOS 13 1. Dark Mode. - Go all in on lights out. Dark Mode introduces a dramatic new look for iPhone. Dark Mode is thoughtfully designed to make every element on the screen easier on your eyes and is seamlessly integrated throughout the system. And Dark Mode is simple to...
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The Mathematics Involved in 3D Game Programming - Matrices and Cartesian Vs. Homogeneous Coordinates

Writen by Diane Ware - April 10, 2019 in Programming
This blog article is a continuation on the mathematics involved in 3D programming. The last blog in this series was The Mathematics Involved in 3D Programming - Linear Algebra   I recently began studying more in depth on how matrices are involved in 3D programming. One particularly interesting aspect of this is the use of matrices for perspective (and other situations) in 3D graphics.    ...
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How To Tell If Someone Unknown Is Accessing Your Wi-Fi

Writen by Diane Ware - March 27, 2019 in Computers
Is your Wi-Fi running slower than normal? It could be because someone is using your LAN (local area network) when they should not be.  There are several ways you can check this.  First way - Check all the device MAC addresses on your network - any you cannot account for indicate a nefarious, rogue device! A MAC address, media access control address, is an alphanumeric identifier unique to each device, as opposed to an
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5 Awesome Samsung S10 Tips

Writen by Bryan Ware - March 15, 2019 in Phones
We've had the pleasure of testing out the Samsung S10 and S10e devices. Both are extremely fast and well designed phones that are both appealing and performing. Here are 5 tips we think you may find useful for your Samsung S10. The S10 and S10+ shares similar features. The difference between the S10 and S10+ are a larger screen and two front facing cameras.  #1 Samsung Dex Station The Samsung Dex station is a docking station for your Samsung S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+ devices. Turn your phone into a desktop d...
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