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Windows Essentials are Dead

Formerly called Windows Live Essentials, this great group of MS created and maintained apps died on 2017-01-10. Introduction Back in the day, Microsoft put out some decent add-on software. This add-on software took on a life of its own and was given [...]

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Installing Custom ROM’s on the HTC 10

You need to start with a rooted device…   Introduction A while back I rooted the HTC10 that HTC sent me. Since then, I’ve not done much with the device. However, I did notice that rooting it DID break OTA updates for the stock ROM that [...]

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

FEATURE REVIEW – NetGear Orbi Router

Wireless mesh networking is the latest thing in the world of Wi-Fi… Introduction I live in a two story home in suburban Chicago. The home is about 20 years old, and that puts its manufacture date just a few years before the introduction of Windows [...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Resetting your Windows PC – Part 2

It’s not as difficult or as time consuming as you may think…   Introduction The other day, we spent a great deal of time going over the prerequisites for determining why and when you should reset your Windows PC. You can see that article [...]

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

Resetting your Windows PC – Part 1

In many respects, it’s a lot like resetting your phone… Introduction A couple of years ago, I wrote an article for Soft32 called iDevice Restore Gotchas. It’s a good read. In that article, I covered a few basic points about resetting your [...]

February 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Day that Apple Changed the World

The iPhone is 10 years old, and its introduction changed the world   Apple set the smartphone – and the world – on its ear when it introduced the iPhone to the back in 2007. Steve Jobs mashed the popular iPod Touch together with cellular [...]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another One Bites the Dust

CyanogenMod is Dead. Ok… so… NOW what?! This is a real head shaker; AND a huge mess. As with so many small companies and/ or startups, what was once meant to concur the world, has ended in a flaming mess. It’s a common enough story, but one [...]

January 5, 2017 // 0 Comments