Category Archives: Hardware

Everything You Need to Know About DFU Mode for iOS Devices – iFixit

Apple doesn’t want you to go into DFU Mode, and won’t tell you how. But sometimes you need to get in and fix your iPhone. Here’s how.

Source: Everything You Need to Know About DFU Mode for iOS Devices – iFixit


Iphone restore

How to restore an iphone. Click on the link.

 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3225480/apple-ios/how-to-restore-an-iphone-and-use-recovery-mode.html?idg_eid=066b984d9dd83f741976d3216f238d2c&email_SHA1_lc=5eca941529f72911af6dfe45703373c571ad0624&cid=cw_nlt_computerworld_enterprise_apps_2017-09-19&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Computerworld%20Enterprise%20Apps%202017-09-19&utm_term=computerworld_enterprise_apps


CIA Has been infecting routers for years

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/06/advanced-cia-firmware-turns-home-routers-into-covert-listening-posts/


Learn how to clone a large HDD to a smaller SSD without reinstalling Windows 10/8/7 and applications. Free AOMEI Backupper allows you to easily clone hard drive to a smaller SSD without a scratch.


Requirements Test

Requirements test. Find out if your computer meets or exceeds the requirements for a computer game.

Source: Requirements Test


Lenovo switches to Windows 10 Signature Edition image for its future ThinkPad laptops – MSPoweruser

Ahead of CES 2017, Lenovo today announced the major changes coming to its ThinkPad lineup of laptops and PCs. Most of them are very welcome changes and consumers are going to love the new improvements. First, Lenovo has decided to ship 2017 ThinkPad models with Microsoft’s Signature Edition Windows 10 right out of the box. […]

Source: Lenovo switches to Windows 10 Signature Edition image for its future ThinkPad laptops – MSPoweruser


The Best Computer Monitors of 2017 | PCMag.com

The right monitor can really change your daily outlook. Our buying guide outlines the specs that matter most and offers up our top-rated displays in a variety of sizes and at various price levels.

Source: The Best Computer Monitors of 2017 | PCMag.com


Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare – ExtremeTech

Source: Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare – ExtremeTech


Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

Source: Review: 6 slick open source routers


Nvidia stuffs desktop GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 into laptops, drops the “M” | Ars Technica

In everything from 4K thin-and-lights to huge machines with 120Hz G-Sync screens.

Source: Nvidia stuffs desktop GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 into laptops, drops the “M” | Ars Technica


AMD Zen Is Twice As Fast As The FX 8350 – Zen 8 Core CPU Die Shot Revealed

AMD has revealed that Zen will have double the performance of the FX 8350 and will trade blows with Intel’s eight core i7 5960X Extreme.

Source: AMD Zen Is Twice As Fast As The FX 8350 – Zen 8 Core CPU Die Shot Revealed


Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20kHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action | ExtremeTech

James Newman was tired of trying to intuitively understand how modern microprocessors work — so he built his own

Source: Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20kHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action | ExtremeTech


Tools for OSForensics – ImageUSB – Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives

Source: Tools for OSForensics – ImageUSB – Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives


Rufus – Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Source: Rufus – Create bootable USB drives the easy way


New PC motherboard teases Intel Skylake chipset, integrated GTX 1070 | ExtremeTech

There might be a new kid in town in the GPU/motherboard integration game: How does a 1070 attached to Skylake sound?

Source: New PC motherboard teases Intel Skylake chipset, integrated GTX 1070 | ExtremeTech


Game Plan: System Builders Say Intel’s New NUC Mini PC Kit Will Wow Enthusiasts

Intel’s new Skull Canyon NUC packs a sixth-generation Core i7 processor and integrated higher-end Iris Pro graphics 580 chipset, two improvements that partners say are key to the gaming enthusiast space.

Source: Game Plan: System Builders Say Intel’s New NUC Mini PC Kit Will Wow Enthusiasts


What Is USB-C? An Explainer | PCMag.com

What Is USB-C? An Explainer | PCMag.com.


Windows Keeps disconnecting and reconnecting USB devices/Hard Drives [Solved] – Windows – Windows 7

Windows Keeps disconnecting and reconnecting USB devices/Hard Drives [Solved] – Windows – Windows 7.


Windows 8 USB 3.0 Problems

Windows 8 USB 3.0 Problems.


A USB 3.0 drive randomly disconnects and reconnects from a PC

A USB 3.0 drive randomly disconnects and reconnects from a PC.


Reversible USB Type-C cables can replace HDMI and DisplayPort | Chips | Geek.com

Reversible USB Type-C cables can replace HDMI and DisplayPort | Chips | Geek.com.


PCI Vendor and Device Lists

PCI Vendor and Device Lists.


5 Common Laptop-Killing Practices Most of Us Are Guilty Of

5 Common Laptop-Killing Practices Most of Us Are Guilty Of.


Vanishing Hard Drive – Solved | Terry’s Computer Tips

Vanishing Hard Drive – Solved | Terry’s Computer Tips.


Dual Monitors: Six Good Reasons to Upgrade

John says 3 monitors are even better. If you want more, we have them.

 

Dual Monitors: Six Good Reasons to Upgrade.


Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals.


Learn About Intel® Processor Numbers

Learn About Intel® Processor Numbers.


AnandTech | Intel’s Haswell: Quad-Core Desktop Processor SKUs

AnandTech | Intel’s Haswell: Quad-Core Desktop Processor SKUs.


NerdKits – Windows 8 and the Prolific USB to Serial Adapter Support Forum

NerdKits – Windows 8 and the Prolific USB to Serial Adapter Support Forum.


Digital Drills: The Monster Machines that Mine Bitcoin

If you have heard about BitCoin mining, then have a look at the machines that do this today. Click on the link below

Digital Drills: The Monster Machines that Mine Bitcoin.


The future needs fixing – the future needs fixing – sugru

Check this out.  This looks like a great product.  Click on the link.

 

The future needs fixing – the future needs fixing – sugru.


How To Change CPU Priority– and Why » Daves Computer Tips

How To Change CPU Priority– and Why » Daves Computer Tips.


Chromebook Versus Windows 8

Chromebook Versus Windows 8.


How to Track a Cell Phone

How to Track a Cell Phone.


Seven Reasons For Computer Crashes

Seven Reasons For Computer Crashes.


5 Problems Which Cause Slow Internet | Computer Tips

5 Problems Which Cause Slow Internet | Computer Tips.


5 Common Computer Misconceptions

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via 5 Common Computer Misconceptions.


SECURITY ALERT: Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability

SECURITY ALERT: Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability.


Is Your Windows 8 Computer Having Trouble Keeping the Correct Time?

Right click on the clock icon in the bottom right corner of your Windows 8 screen.  When the options menu pops up, select ‘Adjust date / time.’  A new window will then appear.  Click on the ‘Internet Time’ tab and then click ‘Change settings.’  From the next screen you can select the option ‘Synchronize with an Internet time server.’  Once the drop-down menu appears you can select the option ‘time.windows.com.’  After that’s complete, simply tell the system to ‘Update now.’


Slimware Utilities – Download SlimDrivers FREE

Slimware Utilities – Download SlimDrivers FREE.


DriverUpdate.net – Update Drivers for Windows 7, XP, and Vista

DriverUpdate.net – Update Drivers for Windows 7, XP, and Vista.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

When a DVD-drive disappears in your “My Computer”, then here is a Link from Microsoft to repair this problem. Works most of the time.


ThinkPad/IdeaPad + Windows 8/RT

ThinkPad/IdeaPad + Windows 8/RT.


Is Cloud Storage Secure?

Is Cloud Storage Secure?.


Nanocopters, Smartbirds, and beyond: The coolest robot videos ever – Slideshow | ExtremeTech

Nanocopters, Smartbirds, and beyond: The coolest robot videos ever – Slideshow | ExtremeTech.


Video Cables Explained

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c00396708&lc=en&product=3832467


Wireless Bridging

Wireless Bridging.


AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review & Rating | PCMag.com.


How can I fix “too little virtual memory” in Windows? :: Online Tech Support Help :: Ask Dave Taylor!®

How can I fix “too little virtual memory” in Windows? :: Online Tech Support Help :: Ask Dave Taylor!®.


A 2D Tour of a 3D Printer Factory | PCMag.com

A 2D Tour of a 3D Printer Factory | PCMag.com.


Are dual-band routers must-haves? | Crave – CNET

Are dual-band routers must-haves? | Crave – CNET.


Alfa 1000mW 1W 802.11g/n High Gain USB Wireless G / N Long-Rang WiFi Network Adapter – Also works with Viewsonic vmp75

1000mW 1W 802.11g/n High Gain USB Wireless G / N Long-Rang WiFi Network Adapter – Also works with Viewsonic vmp75

Item No. ALFAAWUS036NEH Email This Item to a Friend

Price: $21.95

Buy Box Quantity: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Availability: In Stock

Availability: Usually ships in 1 to 2 days Add to Cart

Product Details

This is an 802.11n wireless USB adapter with a maximum output power of 1 watt (that’s 1000 mW#. This is a single band #2.4 GHz) 1T1R 802.11n adapter with maximum transfer speeds of 150 megabits per second (mbps#. This is for one brand new #in retail box) AWUS036NEH wireless adapter with 5 dBi gain antenna. Also included in the retail box is the installation software on CD.

via Alfa 1000mW 1W 802.11g/n High Gain USB Wireless G / N Long-Rang WiFi Network Adapter – Also works with Viewsonic vmp75.


Dual Band – What is Dual Band Wireless Networking?

Dual Band – What is Dual Band Wireless Networking?.


10 ways to improve network performance – Communications – Insight – ZDNet Australia

10 ways to improve network performance – Communications – Insight – ZDNet Australia.


about network speed – kbps explained – HomeNetHelp.com

about network speed – kbps explained – HomeNetHelp.com.


Network Speed – Bandwidth and Latency in Computer Network Performance

Network Speed – Bandwidth and Latency in Computer Network Performance.


Engenius Tech, Inc.

Engenius Tech, Inc..


Computer memory chart, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 memory chart

Computer memory chart, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 memory chart.


Demystifying UEFI, the long-overdue BIOS replacement | ExtremeTech

Demystifying UEFI, the long-overdue BIOS replacement | ExtremeTech.


Cpu Temperatures

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000687.htm


Electronic Components & Supplies

Electronic Components & Supplies.


How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1) – Blue – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1) – Blue – Site Home – TechNet Blogs.


How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1) – Blue – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1) – Blue – Site Home – TechNet Blogs.


Addonics NAS 3.0 Adapter NAS30U2 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Addonics NAS 3.0 Adapter NAS30U2 Review & Rating | PCMag.com.


Remote Access in Intel I5 and I7 Processors

.https://msp.intel.com/assets/video/video-5.html


Partition Wizard Home Edition – Free software downloads and software reviews – CNET Download.com

Partition Wizard Home Edition – Free software downloads and software reviews – CNET Download.com.


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LogMeIn Hamachi Review & Rating | PCMag.com

LogMeIn Hamachi Review & Rating | PCMag.com.


Gigabyte A75-UD4H Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Gigabyte A75-UD4H Review & Rating | PCMag.com.


How To Create A Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD

How To Create A Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD.


Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP – Windows 7 Forums

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP – Windows 7 Forums.


Photo Gallery now supports raw format

Photo Gallery now supports raw format.


PassMark – CPU Benchmarks – List of Benchmarked CPUs

Intel Pentium B940 @ 2.00GHz

via PassMark – CPU Benchmarks – List of Benchmarked CPUs.


Chromebooks Are Doomed to Fail | PCWorld

Chromebooks Are Doomed to Fail | PCWorld.


System Info, defragger, registry cleaner all free

http://www.piriform.com/


New type camera

http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/87652-how-the-lytro-no-focus-light-field-camera-changes-photography


New Hardware for better Prices for the Military!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387672,00.asp


Touchscreen differences

http://quezi.com/3994


VGA to HDMI?????

http://vgatohdmicable.org/


Watch what you do with your digital devices (Computer, Phone etc.)

 

Here is some good advice about data on our digital devices.

Oasis computers can clean your old drives so nothing can be found  on the drive anymore.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386635,00.asp


IPV6 Info

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386565,00.asp


RAID Levels Explained

Are you confused by all the RAID levels?  Here is a link to an article that explains it.  Click below for article.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370235,00.asp


This is Apple!!!!!

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2385344,00.asp


Server Configurator

http://serverconfigurator.intel.com/sct_app.aspx


Small form factor cases

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-small-form-factor-pc-case,2814-5.html


For a windows 7 performance overview of your computer.

In search from start type in perfmon.exe.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748864(WS.10).aspx


Wireless Routers

Good info about wireless Routers

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347539,00.asp


More about Processors

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375574,00.asp


New Intel Sandy Bridge Processors

They seem to like it, may have to build some of these.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374890,00.asp


New more powerful Netbooks to come

I don’t care to much for HP computers,

But this does look good

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375037,00.asp


Some Info on Processors

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374351,00.asp


The Chrome OS and netbook from Google

Here is the one they were giving away

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374112,00.asp


Gaming PC’s, Oasis can build them for you!

Lots of good info here,

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373975,00.asp


New CPU from AMD

Here is the latest CPU from AMD

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338650,00.asp


Six monitor gaming system!

Here are the specs, build it yourself or have it build!

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2373751,00.asp


Wanting to buy a new computer, when infected? Why?

I totally agree with Leo here about wanting to buy a new computer when it is badly infected.  I like his comparison to moldy bread and the toaster.

Read for yourself in this article.  If you are infected you can always bring it to Oasis Computers http://oasis-computers.net/ and get it cleaned.

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/11/19/ask-leo-massive-malware-infection-time-for-a-new-machine/


Boosting the wireless signal for your network.

An article from PC-Mag about increasing your wireless signal for your computers.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372811,00.asp


Having some issues with your network?

Here is good site to check for info on networking.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/


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