Wireless Networking Guide – Overview of Current Standards

What exactly is WiFi, and where did it come from? How does it work? Read on in our guide to find out how this helpful – yet mysterious – technology has evolved over time to become an integral part of all of our daily lives. Tropical Beginnings While it didn’t look anything like what we […]

An Overview of ATX, Micro-ATX, and ITX Motherboards

There are many types of motherboards out there with striking differences, largely depending on the manufacturer. However, there’s one aspect of motherboards that are pretty much universal: the form factor. Here’s just an example of different form factors: AT, ATX, Micro-ATX, and ITX. If you’ve ever built a computer before, you may have seen these letters […]

Pros And Cons Of Going Landline Free – Should You Make The Switch?

The telephone has evolved a massive amount since it was invented by Alexander Graham Bell back in 1876. We’ve gone from rather large machines with operators having to patch you in under the hood to a rectangle that can fit in your pocket and do much more than just simply make calls. Because of that evolution […]

How to Customize the Windows 10 Action Panel With Your Own Buttons

Of the many improvements made to Windows 10 out the mistakes Microsoft learned from the debacle that was 8.1, some are more noticeable, while others are a bit more subtle. One of the biggest pains in the average user’s side in Windows 8.1 was the messy, disorganized Notification Center that had no way to customize […]

Mozilla Firefox OS 2.5 Android Developer Preview Review

Mozilla has released the latest iteration of the Firefox OS software, Firefox OS 2.5. The software is designed to be an Android-killer, and to help push the operating system, the company has released a version of the software that essentially acts as an Android launcher. This version is a developer preview, and can run on […]

Buying vs. Leasing: What’s Best For Your Next Smartphone?

As we approach yet another year in the cycle of smartphones, devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S have got consumers around the globe opening up their wallets en masse to get their hands on the newest and latest jump in mobile technology. But unlike so many years before, this time many of […]

Microsoft Arrow Launcher Review

Microsoft has slowly been making its way into mobile ecosystems other that Windows Phone, having recently released a number of apps for iOS and Android and even the Cortana personal assistant for Android users. The latest of these releases is the new Arrow launcher for Android, essentially giving Android users a different skin to their device […]

How To Capture Text From Images With OCR Software

One of the things that has often frustrated me is the inability to easily copy text out of images and certain PDF files (e.g. those that may have been created from scanned documents).   Thankfully, over time software solutions have been developed to address this issue, allowing for significant time savings that would have otherwise been […]

Software Options to Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life

Last week, we covered the hardware options that users could employ to get every little bit of juice out of their battery packs as possible. Now, we’re going to give you some tips, tricks, and little known hacks that you can use to be sure that your battery makes it to the end of the […]

An Overview of the Vivaldi Browser

Browsers are the gateway to the Internet, and as a result, there’s an arsenal of different options to choose from–Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, to name just a few of the well-known options. Opera is another popular browser, and it has a lot of history behind it. Back when the Internet was in its infancy, two […]