All articles from Computing

    January 2022

    21 January
    20 January
    • How to install Flex and Bison Ubuntu

      Flex and Bison are Unix utilities that can help you to write very fast parsers for arbitrary file formats. If your synaptic package manager currently does not include these packages, you can install Flex and Bison through a simple terminal command. This method is specific to Ubuntu 10.4 but should also work for later versions.

    • Search in Vim editor: Linux, for words

      Linux is a versatile operating system that allows you to perform a standard Vi word search using different keys on your computer keyboard. This tutorial will list the different keys and functions that you can use to search and find words in Vi/Vim in Linux.

    • How to compile assembly code: in Linux, Windows, with NASM

      Compiling an assembly program with NASM can be done on Linux or Windows, as NASM is available for both platforms. An NASM assembler will turn your low-level coding, using mnemonics, into machine language that can be understood by the processor. This article will not teach you to program with NASM, but to create an executable command for Linux and Windows from NASM source code.

    • How to update NVIDIA drivers: Windows 10, Windows 11

      Use the hassle-free method below to rapidly update the driver for your NVIDIA Graphics card, through the NVIDIA Control Panel. There is the NVIDIA auto detect feature which is part of the NVIDIA Smart Scan that should work on Windows 10, Windows 11 and older versions.

    19 January
    18 January
    • What is the Right to Repair act?

      The Right to Repair relates to the anti-consumerist actions of certain companies and the proposed legislation against these practices that would give consumers the choice of where they repair their device. In this article we will look at what the Right to Repair act stands for, and why some companies prefer to limit repairability.

    • What is WiFi and how does it work?

      WiFi is a technology that uses radio waves to provide network connectivity. A connection is established using a wireless adapter to create hotspots — areas in the vicinity of a wireless router that are connected to the network and allow users to access internet services. This article will introduce you to the basics of WiFi so that you may have a better understanding of your Internet access.

    • Connect to railway WiFi: mobile, laptop, station, free

      Being able to stay connected whilst travelling on public transport is important. Across the world rail infrastructure now include WiFi. This article will show you how to connect to free WiFI on UK trains, Amtrak trains in the US and also connect to WiFi in Indian railway stations. These WiFi networks will allow you to connect with both mobiles or laptops.

    • Unable to access http://192.168.0.1

      By default, a router's IP address is configured to 192.168.0.1, or something similar. If you are having problems accessing your router using this IP address, there are a few simple measures that you can take to correctly configure your router settings.

    17 January
    • Fix disk boot failure: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

      If your computer begins displaying the message, "DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" or "No system disk," it means that the PC cannot start because it cannot find the operating system (OS). This how-to will walk you through the most common ones and show you how to solve the issue in each case.

    • Cannot ping computer on same network: Windows 10, Windows 7

      With the advent of wireless technology, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the most preferred method of connection. With a Linksys router one can connect multiple PCs on a single network. Sometimes, however, you may find that can't ping a computer on same network. This issue is usually accompanied by an error message notifying you of a network timeout, in this article we will give a few methods to fix the issue.

    14 January
    • How to activate VoLTE in Vodafone India

      Vodafone is India's leading telecom company that has started its high-speed VoLTE network in the country. After being launched in selected cities, the service is now available in all major cities.

    13 January
    12 January
    • How to install tar.gz in Ubuntu: using terminal

      Linux systems use a variety of file formats, and each format can experience various issues. Tar.gz files are among the most troublesome file formats and often create installation issues for users. If you are currently struggling to get tar.gz files onto your system, here are a few techniques and commands that can help you through the installation process and Install tar.gz Ubuntu using the terminal.

    • WD drive unlock: Mac, software, not working, forgot password

      If you currently find yourself locked out of your WD external hard drive with no means of recuperating your password, do not panic. There are some very simple solutions that you can implement to unlock your drive and reset your password.

    11 January
    • Apple Silicon: M1 chip, roadmap, release date, specs

      At WWDC 2020, as well as showcasing iOS 14, Apple announced their plans to begin the 2 year transition away from Intel processors that it has used for the last 14 years, to their own custom Apple Silicon chips in their Mac devices. This article will explain what Apple Silicon is, why Apple is moving away from Intel and if you should consider buying an Apple Silicon Mac.

    • Fix PC that turns on but no display

      One of the more frustrating things that could go wrong is when your PC's screen won't turn on. You may find that your fan is working, but there is nothing on your display, or there is just no signal. This is occasionally referred to as the black screen of death (bsod), fortunately you should be able to fix it. If your computer boots to a black screen here are a few ways that you could remedy the problem.

    10 January
    • CES 2022: date, highlights, best products

      Even if some of the major players were not physically present, the 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas remained an opportunity to preview the main technological innovations of the coming year. CES 2022 remains a primarily digital affair this year. This article will explore some of the highlights from this years event.

    • Pagefile.sys file: purpose, size, location

      The Microsoft Windows operating system stores frames of memory that does not fit into the physical memory in the pagefile.sys file. Pagefile.sys is a system file that allows running tasks even when the physical memory has been exceeded. This guide will explain all you need to know about a Pagefile.sys file.

    7 January
    6 January
    • MacOS Monterey: release date, new features, compatibility

      MacOS Monterey is the latest Apple operating system that was released on October 25th with a handful of new features. Monterey was launched following the release of the 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and is compatible with various models. In this article we will show you the main features of the latest macOS update. 

    • How to disable trackpad Mac: shortcut, terminal

      You can configure Mac OS to automatically disable the built-in trackpad of your Macbook each time your connect a mouse. In this article we will show you several methods for disabling the built in trackpad on a MacBook.

    5 January
    • How to use command F: on Mac, on iPhone

      Looking for a specific word or phrase within a sea of text can be daunting without the right tools. Thankfully, all Mac computers come equipped with a find function, which lets you locate exact terms in a document or web page. This tutorial will show you how to use control F on Mac and iPhones.

    • How to disable automatic downloads of attachments on Mac

      As with most email servers, the mail app for Mac OS allows you to configure the download of attachments to best suit your preferences. Read the short guide below to find out how to disable automatic attachment downloads on Mac email.

    • How to change Calendar settings on Mac

      Even if you use the Mac built-in Calendar app, you might not be aware of the extent of its customization. You can turn on and off the time zone support, enable or disable the display of week numbers, create reminders, as well as link it to your email accounts to keep all your activities organized. This article will guide you through the necessary steps to customize your Calendar app.

    4 January
    • How to disable disk image verification on MacOS

      In this article we will show you how to disable the disk image checksum verification feature of MacOS. This feature allows you to see if a disk image's data has been corrupted. The checksum verification process can take a while, so in certain instances it may be beneficial to disable the checksum verification.

    • How to save a webpage as a PDF on Mac: Chrome, Safari

      Safari is a web browser which comes already installed with Apple devices such as Macs, iPods, iPhones and others. Using this browser you can easily save web pages in the PDF format. It comes in handy if you want to save your important emails, favourite web pages or articles which you would like to read later. This article will show you how to create PDF documents of web pages using Chrome or Safari.

    3 January
    • How to disable iCloud: photos, back up, on iPhone, on Mac

      To disable iCloud access on your device you will have to log out of the cloud, which means you will no longer be able to access your stored files. This article will show you how to disabled iCloud back ups on your iPhone and Mac, and how to disable iCloud photo back ups.

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