Computers

A section covering all things computers or anything that you'd plug into one. Spending a lot of time researching, testing and comparing the best PC or Mac computers as well as their related peripherals or software. This coverage includes monitors, mice, keyboards, scanners, printers, USB-C accessories, webcams, headsets, speakers, docks, dongles etc. 

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Arcsoft Portrait Plus Review

Arcsoft's Portrait+ offers quick and easy portrait retouching and enhancement. Portrait photography is one of the most complex forms to master as you are trying to represent someone in their best despite any flaws that may be present. Traditionally, editing portraits is a tedious process and not an easy task for a beginner photographer to

How To Fix Windows 8.1 Issue Where It Doesn't Recognize All Installed RAM

I just recently upgraded from a 27″ iMac to a new custom build PC of which I installed Windows 8.1. The build process was smoother than expected although I ran into a frustrating issue where my motherboard was recognizing all four RAM sticks which totaled 32GB of RAM yet Windows 8.1 would only recognize 24GB

4 Of The Best Photo Editing Software For Beginners

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Adobe is known for producing likely the most popular photo editing tools on the planet, their professional-grade Photoshop software. However, they also cater to the beginner crowd with a simplified version called Photoshop Elements 12. Elements 12 offers all the basic photo editing and manipulation tools along with many of the advanced

How To Bulk Download An Entire Flickr Photo Album

Flickr is one of the most useful photo sharing websites as it offers a staggering amount of free storage space and a lot of great features. Lately, I have been dabbling with some freelance real estate photography gigs and thanks to Lightroom 5's excellent Flickr integration, I have been designating the final edited photos to

How To Split A Multi-Page PDF Document Into Several PDF Files

A family member recently came to me for help dealing with a PDF problem. They needed to send a pay stub to two employees although their scanner automatically combined both pay stubs within the same PDF document. The resulting file obviously wasn't acceptable to send in its current state as it contained confidential information that couldn't be

Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review

The Blue Yeti USB Microphone offers stellar audio performance without breaking the bank. Over the past few months, I have been investing in quality video and audio gear for use in upcoming video reviews and tutorials. One of my most difficult choices was deciding on a USB microphone that was capable of capturing crisp audio

ARRIS / Motorola SB6121 SURFboard Cable Modem Review

Motorola's SB6121 Cable Modem offers excellent performance at an affordable price. If you're currently subscribing to a cable service provider, chances are you're probably paying a premium fee to rent a cable modem each month without not even realizing it. The problem with this situation is that you're likely renting an entry-level modem and overpaying

How To Make Your Instagram Automatically Post Photos To Your Facebook Page

With Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, the photo sharing social media platform has managed to stay in the spotlight and has proven to be more than just a fad, boasting over 200 million active users. If you're like me, your main social media outlets of choice are Facebook and Instagram so it make sense to link

How To Check Your Macbook's Battery Health & Cycle Count

Like many modern electronics, Apple’s line of MacBook computers uses an integrated rechargeable battery to power the device. After extended use, this rechargeable battery will become weaker and it will eventually not even be able to hold a charge. Apple has stated that their newer MacBook batteries are rated for 1000+ recharge cycles, but this

5 Top Rated Mac Applications For Cleaning & Speeding Up Your Apple Computer

Over the past few years, Apple computers have gained a significant increase in market share in the world of consumer computers. Since this percentage is still far below its PC counterpart, there is still remains a scarcity of developers whom are willing to devote their time to developing useful applications for the Mac. This is particularly

ViewSonic VX2252mh Monitor Review

The ViewSonic VX2252mh Monitor features a sharp LED screen and competitive features. Introduction ViewSonic recently released their VX52 Series of gaming monitors which feature ultra-fast response times, incredibly high contrast ratios, and built-in stereo speakers. These monitors cater best to gamers who are on a budge and are suitable for use with computers, game consoles or

The Best Places To Buy Used Or Refurbished iMacs Online

Apple's iMac model is becoming an increasingly popular addition to consumer's desks across the globe, but for others it is just too expensive for their wallets. In this article, I'm going to introduce you to several websites where you can buy used or refurbished iMacs for hundreds cheaper than you'd pay when buying one new

How To Setup A Custom Voicemail Greeting Using Google Voice

For those of you who have used the free VOIP service Google Voice, you probably already know how awesome it is. The only downfall of the service is that once you get it setup, the further customization options are sort of hidden and can be difficult to locate. In this tutorial, I'm going to show

How To Easily Download Any YouTube Video Using JDownloader

Step #1: Download & Install the free JDownloader software (available for Mac & Windows) Step #2: Once installed, visit the YouTube video you'd like to download Step #3: With the JDownloader client open, highlight & copy the URL of the YouTube video   Step #4: Click on the ‘Linkgrabber' tab on JDownloader to view the

Toshiba Satellite L855-S5189 Laptop Review

I found the Toshiba Satellite L855-S5189 to be a solid contender for a business-orientated laptop under $1000. It packs some impressive specifications, but lacks a dedicated graphics card, higher screen resolution, and faster hard drive needed to push this laptop to a the next level beyond basic business-related tasks. If you are looking to use this computer for gaming, multimedia design, or HD video streaming, you'll want to look at similarly priced competitors (see examples in ‘Performance' section below). If you are strictly looking to use this for business-related work and will not be doing any graphic-intensive tasks then this laptop should suit your needs greatly and be relevant for several years to come. Overall, I do recommend this laptop to prospective buyers as it is constructed and sold as a “business” laptop in which it performs well in any business-related tasks I put it through and has the cosmetic appeal going for it.

7 Of The Best Gaming Computer Monitors For Under $200

Choosing the right computer monitor for gaming is not an easy task for many especially if you're trying to spend $200 or less. This article will help give suggestions as to which monitor you should buy at this price point and were judged on the following criteria: Must have a fast response time (5ms or

Where To Buy Replacement Macbook Chargers For Cheap

Is your MacBook charger lost, broke, or you'd just like an extra? Buying a replacement MacBook charger can be a real hassle since Apple charges just under $80 for a new one. I ran into this dilemma when I had my old 15″ MacBook Pro and the charger completely stopped working by itself around 2

The Best Way To Watch ‘Vine' Videos Online Using Your Computer

The popular Vine app has gained millions of users in a short time period and boasts active accounts from some of the biggest celebrities. The only issue is that many people who do own an iOS or Android device have no real way of viewing these 6-second videos. Luckily, there is a web service called Seenive.com that

Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B Review

In the end, I found Apple's Bluetooth wireless keyboard to be a decent buy if you're in the market for a compact wireless Mac keyboard for your Mac or iOS device. In my case, I found the smaller size to be a bit uncomfortable and the wireless to bring potential issues as I'd need to worry about replacing batteries and lost connections. If these aspects wouldn't bother you and you're fine with the lack of a number-pad then this keyboard is an excellent choice.

Best Free SSD & Hard Drive Benchmark & Speed Test Software For Mac

Are you looking to benchmark your Mac's internal hard disk? How about running a speed test on your new external hard drive or flash drive? Don't worry, there is a piece of free Mac software out there that is able to do just that without requiring you to spend a penny. The software is called

Netgear WN2500RP Review – Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

I highly recommend the Netgear WN2500RP range extender to any prospective buyers who can afford the price tag. The unit performed well throughout my testing and has allowed me to transition my office from the top floor of my home into the basement without any network difficulties, something that would have been impossible without the use of this device.

5 Reasons Why You Should Link Your Bank Account To Your Paypal

Paypal has become the go-to service in terms of sending and receiving online payments. Lots of websites list Paypal as a method of payment and many small business websites use Paypal as their only method of payment. Signing up for a Paypal account is free and easy, but you should know that linking your bank

Dell UltraSharp U3011 30″ Monitor Review

In the end, I found the Dell U3011 to be an amazing monitor at a premium price tag. Compared to the Dell 3007WFP that I previously owned and the various other 30-inch monitors that I have tested, the Dell U3011 is the clear winner. If you're looking to effectively maximize your computer's screen space and harness the ability to have your monitor double as an HDTV then the Dell U3011 is the ideal choice. Though expensive, there is no other 30-inch monitor on the market that I could recommend more to a prospective buyer. If you've got the cash and can get past the premium price tag, I highly suggest you purchase this monitor. Once you start using it you'll be hooked and there will be no looking back.

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How To Configure An Apple Magic Mouse To Work On A Windows PC

Yesterday, I did a review of the Apple Magic Mouse and in the review, I noted that the device is not natively able to be used with a Windows PC. Though this is true, there is a known workaround out there to help you get the Magic Mouse to effectively work on a PC. If you don't want

Corsair ValueSelect 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 SODIMM RAM Review

If you are in the market for some additional RAM for your Mac or PC computer then the Corsair ValueSelect RAM series is an excellent choice. It provides some serious value in terms of money spent and will be comparable to RAM at a much higher price. I fully recommend this RAM to any prospective buyers who are not sure if they should take the leap and purchase it.

Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard MB110LL/B Review

Overall, I found the Apple aluminum wired keyboard to be a real winner and a huge improvement from the wireless keyboard that comes standard with new iMacs. The performance is excellent, features such as the USB 2.0 ports are convenient, and aesthetically it looks fantastic. If you are unhappy with your current keyboard and considering buying this keyboard then I'd highly recommend doing so.

The Most Affordable Sites To Buy Computer RAM Online

Are you looking to purchase a new set of RAM for your computer? Did you know you can save a great deal of money on these RAM sticks by choosing to purchase online? Check out this list of four great websites to buy replacement or additional RAM for your machine at some of the lowest

Apple Mini DisplayPort To Dual-Link DVI Adapter Review

Overall, the Apple Mini DisplayPort To Dual-Link DVI Adapter is well built and performs exactly as expected. Though the product is significantly overpriced, it is the only way to be able to fully utilize your expensive high resolution monitor to the fullest and for that reason it is worth it in my opinion. I hope in the near future Apple will finally drop this product's price to a more reasonable number, but I wouldn't expect that to happen. If you absolutely need your 27″ or 30″ high resolution monitor to work with your Mac computer then this is a must-have product regardless of the high price tag.

Where To Buy Miscellaneous Cables & Adapters For Cheap

Finding miscellaneous items such as HDMI, VGA, DVI, or A/V cables can be a real pain. If you go to a brick and mortar store like Best Buy or Radioshack they will charge you way more than you should be paying for them. Over the past years, I've been able to save on all the

The Easiest Way To Capture Screenshots On Mac OS X

Want to take a screenshot on your Mac computer? Don't worry it is much easier than you think! Option #1  – Take full screen capture & save images to desktop hold down “command+shift+3” simultaneously If you are looking to take a full screen capture of your current screen then you want to simultaneously hold “command+shift+3”

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