Whether you’re setting up a new home network or overhauling the one you’ve got, planning and mapping out your devices and intended uses can save you a lot of headaches.
If you love Minecraft, odds are you’ve found a server you enjoy playing on. Minecraft is a great game, but with Bukkit, you can run a more efficient server that’s easy to manage and is ready for advanced plugins.
While most people fix wires by just wrapping them together, you can lose quality and strength that way. When joining cables – audio or not – soldering will make a huge difference, and here’s how to do it properly.
I love Ubuntu, but there are times when you just need to use Windows. The GRUB boot manager that’s installed with Ubuntu is more than happy to leave it the default OS. We can easily change this with some help.
There are plenty of alternative web browsers on iOS – Opera Mini, Atomic, and Skyfire, to name a few. Without being able to change the default browser none of them feel “at home,” but there’s a fix if you’re jailbroken.
Finding a video streaming solution that does transcoding is tough enough, but trying to find one solution that’ll work for both iOS and Android makes it even harder. Thankfully we have Plex, which does all of this and more.
Previously mentioned Tasker is an Android automation powerhouse. We’ll show you how to export and import profiles so you don’t have to create them from scratch. We also have some for you to download and tweak to your heart’s extent.
Tasker is a powerful app for Android that lets you customize how your phone works and automate tasks. Unfortunately, it’s got a bit of a learning curve. We’re here to show you how to get started and turn your phone into a flashlight in the process.
Your keyboard is one of your most important peripherals, but it’s bound to get clogged with dirt and grime over time. Dust off, scrub down, and clean up your number one input device safely with these tips.
There are ample comparisons of iOS and Android, but few take into account jailbreak apps and power-users. Jailbroken iOS apps make up for a lot of shortcomings, but if you’re still interested in Android, here’s what you need to know.
Ever leave your Android phone around the house while doing some work only to find missed calls and text messages? With Android Notifier, your phone’s alerts will pop up on your computer. It’s free and it even supports Growl!
Migrating your saved Angry Birds Rio game from your iPhone to your iPad is a real pain. However, if you’re using jailbroken devices, this process just became simple thanks to DataDeposit. And, with Dropbox integration, it’s cloud-compatible.
One art form that geeks really appreciate is soldering, but not all of us know the proper technique. It’s an easy skill to add to your geek resume, so let’s learn how and some old projects off the shelf.
You can use Audacity to recreate a few really common and popular effects, such as “rewinding” and that creepy ghostly pre-echo. All you need to do is start with reversed tracks.
A bad audio jack can cut your listening short and force you to buy new headphones. If you’ve got expensive cans or rare equipment, however, you can save money by replacing the connector yourself.
There are lots of tips out there for tweaking your SSD in Linux and lots of anecdotal reports on what works and what doesn’t. We ran our own benchmarks with a few specific tweaks to show you the real difference.
When we think of the Old West, we remember how wild and dangerous it was and the opportunities it provided. The internet really isn’t much different. Let’s analyze the similarities and consider how we can tame the wild, wild web.
The traditional way of turning your monitor off via a hotkey has been broken for a few versions now. A pretty simple Python script can bring that functionality back reliably and efficiently.
You’ve seen how to remove vocals to create karaoke tracks, but what if you don’t want the music? Using a similar process and good source audio, you can ditch the instruments and keep the vocals for an a cappella effect.
Every so often, you may need to record multiple things simultaneously for your audio projects. Without the right equipment, this can be a daunting task, but with the right software tricks, you can get back on track quickly.
Ever feel like taking your voice to the web, literally? Podcasts are a great way to interact with people and supplement a blog. Here’s what you need to know, from buying a mic to hosting it on your site.
Minecraft creations can be huge and intricate, so you may want to back up your saved games, just in case. With a Dropbox account, however, you can take it one step further and access your save files from any computer.
You may want to prevent changes from being made on your perfectly setup Ubuntu computer, but locking down user accounts gives annoying error messages and prevents temporary changes. With Gofris, you can accomplish this without complicated hard drive imaging.
When you’re putting audio tracks together, you’ll often notice that there are discrepancies between them. Using Audacity, you can easily change the tempo of a song independently of the pitch, or vice-versa, to better suit your project.
If you’ve played Minecraft, then it’s easy to see how much fun it can be. Running your own server lets you bring all of your friends into the same game, and you can play with rules you get to make or break. It’s the ultimate in an already addictive game!