Power Off Computer Pros and Cons

As personal PC computer hobbyists, and tablet users, we ponder whether to turn off computers when not in use.  Indeed, we find many advantages as well as disadvantages to shutting down during off-hours.  So in this piece we summarize the power off computer pros and cons. We hope thus, that this information helps you will … Continue reading Power Off Computer Pros and Cons



How to Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop

Just got an HP laptop into the shop, and according to the customer, it’s Ethernet port is not working.  She’s unable to browse the web, and says that the network port has a light beside it that’s glowing solid amber. In this piece, we detail the steps we took to fix her Ethernet port not … Continue reading How to Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop



Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC

Our subscription expired for the  McAfee Security Center  internet security antivirus software.  So we wanted to delete it off of our Windows 7 computer.  Why?  Because of the many pop ups about zero time left on our subscription. The $49.99 renewal price, plus, the many deals they offered to renew.  Well, in a few weeks, … Continue reading Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC



How to Choose High Quality Ethernet Cable

This piece covers what to look for and how to choose high quality Ethernet cable for a local area network (LAN). Cables comes in lots of lengths, plug styles, colors, and prices. The most costly patch cables can run as much as four to five times what the cheapest grade patch cords.  But the performance … Continue reading How to Choose High Quality Ethernet Cable



Linksys WRT300N Router Review, Wireless-N

We bought our copy of the Linksys WRT300N wireless-N broadband router in early 2008 for roughly $125; our first-ever WiFi router purchase. Linksys WRT300N Router Intro The WRT300N worked well and non stop even though it was a DRAFT N router.  It served us for nearly seven years before it broke down.  It gave vast … Continue reading Linksys WRT300N Router Review, Wireless-N



Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow.  Here we give instructions for copying digital talking books Tt NLS player cartridges from your computer that you downloaded from the BARD web site. Copying Digital Talking Books … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges