Product Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500

I must confess that I never knew it existed, though I had fantasized about such a technology in the past. Recently, I was saddled with the task of scanning a huge pile of papers at my workplace, over 200 pages! Just the thought of using the traditional scanners filled me with so much apprehension. There […]

Shutdown, Hibernate or Put To Sleep – Which Option Is Best For Your Laptop?

You probably may have been faced with this decision more than once; Hibernate, put to sleep or simply shutdown your PC. What option did you take? What option should you take? Simply put, the choice is yours on the options to take. Your work schedule or purpose for use of these laptops should largely determine […]

Check Out These Awesome Ways To Use Your Flash Drive

Flash or thumb drives are probably a dime a dozen nowadays with good quality original 2GB drive costing as little as N1500.  Apart from the popular use of simple file transfers, many are missing out on the best use that any of these tiny data buckets can fulfill. Enthusiasts know that flash drives are the […]

Are Hybrid Tablets the New Netbooks?

Hybrids have gotten a lot of hype lately, with a slew of touch-enabled laptops and flipping, folding convertible designs launching so far this year. But with some of these new hybrids—specifically smaller tablets with docking keyboards—there’s been a nagging question that I can’t quite shake: Are hybrid tablets the new netbooks? You remember netbooks, right? […]

Customizing Your Windows Send-To Menu

On a Windows PC, right-clicking on a file or folder usually display a context menu where you can select what option to use in managing selected files. Options like Compressed (zipped) folder and Desktop (create shortcut) are usually available by default. To add more menu options to the context menus: For a Windows 7 or […]

How to Secure Your USB Drive

Losing a USB flash drive can be the stuff of nightmares if it contains sensitive or valuable information. There are many hardware and software options available for use in encrypting the contents of your flash drive and also to lock it down with a password. However, the major problem with most of these software options […]

How To Move Your Blog To A New Hosting Company

So you finally decided to move your WordPress blog or site to arthurwales.net but you have no clue how to go about it. Or maybe you do but you find all this database thingy a bit tricky. And perhaps, that has been the only reason you have stayed on with your present hosting company even […]

How To Root Or Unroot Your Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102

Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 Search and install the superuser app from google play. Install on your phone. Download to your PC the rooting file from here. Save in your phone memory card. Enter recovery mode by holding down the “Volume Up” and the “Home” keys while powering the device on. Scroll down […]

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Modern society is massively complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of tools and technology has made life easier or better, but in actuality it has never been harder to simply live life. Above all else, tools and technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity. Ten thousand years ago, life basically […]

The Difference Between Malware, Virus, Rootkits, Spyware, Worm and Trojans

One of the classic primary signs that a computer has been infected is that it suddenly becomes much less responsive than normal. This usually continues after rebooting the computer as the malicious software begins running again and using system resources. Applications that monitor system resources (such as the Windows Task Manager) of the computer may […]