A lot of different places have computers with controls on them for several things; some have controls for installing software, some for running software, blocking websites, opening certain file formats, etc. Obviously, not all places use the same methods, and not all of the m ...more
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In its never-ending quest to innovate its flagships, Apple has finally decided to do away with the iconic Home button present since the first iPhone back in 2007. That means screenshots, force-restarting, switching apps, Apple Pay, and the home screen all work differently on t ...more
There's a particularly interesting new Accessibility setting in iOS 10 that lets you mega-zoom into objects using your iPhone's camera. Yes, I know... you can just "pinch" to zoom in the Camera app, but what I'm talking about goes beyond this traditional camera zoom. The feat ...more
If you're an owner of a BlackBerry smartphone, chances are you're going to want to use BBM, which for all of you newbie BlackBerry owners, stands for BlackBerry Messenger. BBM is an instant messaging application developed solely for BlackBerry device owners. Video: Add contact ...more
Glen Levy teaches you some pressure points in this martial arts video tutorial. The human body just takes a little pressure to bring somebody down to their knees. By learning how to properly apply these pressure points, you'll be the person nobody wants to fight.
It seems that Apple is taking a page from Google's book with their new "Hey, Siri" voice activation feature in iOS 8. This feature mimics the one found in Google Now, the voice-activated intelligent personal assistant available to just about all Android users. Apple's version ...more
The iPhone has always been hamstrung by its alignment with AT&T, the worst of the big 4 US cell service providers. If you have an iPhone and are planning on unlocking it for use with another provider, or just want to use it without being connected to AT&T's network, this video ...more
Created by by XDA developer rovo89, the Xposed Framework allows you to quickly search for, download, and install new modules that allow various forms of customization for your Android device. From getting rid of annoying icons to unlocking hidden features to adding increased ...more
The Xposed Framework is a very powerful platform on top of which smaller modules can run to make changes to the Android system and various other apps. Installing modules is just as easy as sideloading any Android app, but afterwards, you'll need to activate the module and rebo ...more
Some people might check their activation status of Windows XP by simply right-clicking on the My Computer icon on their desktop, then clicking on Properties. It opens up a new window with General tab showing some basic information about your PC, like system info, registered to ...more
Sense 6 is great, don't get me wrong, but sometimes I start to miss the vanilla Android experience that comes with Nexus devices. You can always convert your M8 to the Google Play Edition, but then you'd have to ditch all the Sense exclusive features, and we wouldn't want that ...more
You don't need to have a fully modded and rooted Galaxy S9 to appreciate what developer options brings to the table. Besides the obvious USB debugging, which lets you use ADB, this hidden menu lets you tweak your phone's animations or change its DPI to better suit your needs — ...more
This video from AT&T describes the process for giving your original iPhone to someone else when you buy iPhone 3G. Don't let that old iPhone go to waste. Give it to somebody who needs it. You'll learn that you'll need to get a new SIM card to the old cell phone, then activat ...more
Anything free is cool, but getting a fully upgraded operating system for the great price of nothing is downright awesome. A recent exploit was uncovered that allows users to get a free copy of Windows 8 Pro directly from Microsoft's own website. Seriously. As I wrote in an ea ...more
It was a long overdue announcement when wireless charging was revealed as a feature in Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup. While certainly a welcome addition, wireless charging would only work with up to 5 watts of power, which meant no fast-charge capabilities. That's not the case an ...more
So after months and months of pleading with your parents and weeks of doing chores to earn your keep, you've finally scored yourself an iPhone. But before you get ahead of yourself and try to add applications or message all of your friends that you just got a new iPhone, there ...more
Activate/Use iPhone 3G and 3GS with Go Phone Prepaid SIM Card:1. Eject the SIM tray using a pointy (thin) object.2. Firmly, insert the Gophone SIM card to the SIM tray (which got ejected from the iPhone).3. Insert the SIM tray along with SIM card into the iPhone.4. You will be ...more
If you just purchased an Android enable mobile device with Bluetooth, then one of the main objectives you'll have on your to-do list is to set it up in your vehicle for hands-free dialing and phone calls. Activating Bluetooth inside your car is easy, and all you need to rememb ...more
It sounded great on the surface when Microsoft announced that existing Windows 7 or 8 users would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, but the execution so far has left a lot to be desired. Upgrading from an existing installation is relatively easy, but when you start wi ...more
It's tough out there on the battlefield, especially when your stuck in the trenches and your comrades are dropping like flies. There's no hope. At least, until the next airsoft battle. So, enlist the help of a little unmanned airsoft artillery with this DIY motion-activated a ...more
Just got an iPhone, but you don't know how to activate it? This tutorial will take you though the steps to activate your new iphone using itunes on a mac or pc.
In this video the instructor shows how to activate Windows 7 forever. There is a program called 7Loader that will activate your Windows forever without having to pay for anything. Download the program from the internet or from the link given in this video. After downloading it ...more
When it comes to webcams these days, most people are using their laptops over desktops. The cameras are centered, integrated, and require no configuring. They're a cinch and usually have great resolution. So, then what do we do with all of those old wired desktop webcams that ...more
How many times do you misplace your phone? Once a day? Twice? As much as you may hate losing your phone, it always seems to happen, and finding it isn't very easy if you left it on silent mode. Before you start frantically flipping over you couch cushions, you might want to h ...more
Most diehard Mac users have used TinkerTool at some time or another, and if you haven't, it's time to start. Whether it's to change your system's font or to disable UI animations, it seems like anything you could ever think about tweaking in Mac OS X is doable through TinkerTo ...more
Apple Pay is ready for use at over 220,000 outlets across the United States. By using your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, all you have to do is point your device at any NFC-enabled point-of-sale system compatible with Apple Pay, press your fingerprint on the home button, and voilà—you've ...more
This year marks the first for Apple to exclude the Home button from any new iPhones. If you're going from a Home-button iPhone to a new XS, XS Max, or XR, you might be a bit stumped when trying to perform basic tasks, such as activating Siri. While you can't hold down the Home ...more
T-Mobile says that you are unable to use the new G1 Google Android phone without purchasing the expensive data plan. Basically, this tutorial will show you exactly how to get around that rule and unlock your phone, regardless of your plan. You won't have Internet on your phone ...more
If you have T-Mobile and haven't quite figured out how to get MMS working with it on the iPhone, check out this video. This tutorial will cover activating the iPhones original MMS feature to work with t-mobile. This feature also allows you to share your iphones internet connec ...more
The EVMODE electric only option is a must have Toyota Prius Hybrid accessory. Prius owners, improve hybrid MPG, activate the factory EV MOD option for electric only mode. Known as EV Mode or EVMODE allows you to switch to electric-only mode for increased fuel efficiency and pe ...more
This video shows you how to activate and customize Maya to incremental save.
Duplicate the OS X's CoverFlow effect inside Windows and say goodbye to ugly thumbnail views! This tip from Tekzilla only works for image files.
How To : Cycle Safer with This DIY Turn Signal Backpack, Complete with Accelerometer-Activated Brake Lights
If you ride your bike or motorcycle a lot, especially in a large city, you've probably had a few close calls. No matter how safely you're driving, you never know what other people are going to do, and being on a smaller vehicle makes you difficult to see. Most bicyclists rely ...more
O0OMadMikeO0o teaches you how to activate Windows 7 RTM build 7600. For this you will need the program Windows 7 Toolkit 1.7 by Win7Vista. All you need to do is launch the program and check the box that says Activate Windows 7. After waiting 2-3 minutes, this version of Window ...more
There are two ways to turn on the rulers in Photoshop and this video shows you both.
Go to the website Mahmood and find the software called Windows 7 activator and download that software. Now go to the location where you saved that software and double click that software's icon to run it. When software screen comes up now click Install/Remove 7 loader icon and ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to register and activate Studio One either over the Internet or offline. Whether you're new to PreSonus' DAW or new to digital recording more generally, you're sure to find much to take away from this free video software tutorial. Take a look.
Taking a trip soon? Well, make sure you can still enjoy your Samsung Galaxy Tab up in the air. Turning on the Airplane Mode allows you to use your device safely mid-flight. This video shows you exactly how to active it on your Android tablet. Hit MENU < SETTINGS < WIRELESS & N ...more
Calculator applications are standard on almost every computer and mobile device now, but they can be a pain to use. If you're performing longer equations, it can be really annoying to not be able to see the trail that shows how you got there. The calculator app included in Ma ...more
Want to activate your G1 but don't have a data plan? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this mobile phone hacker's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about six minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look!
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to make a motion ...more
To celebrate the World Cup games, YouTube has added a soccer ball button to the bottom of its videos. If you press this button, beware! It will activate the delightful sound of the world's most annoying instrument - the vuvuzela. If you love this horn that sounds like an angry ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates an easy way to activate MMS on iPhone 3G or 3Gs Firmware 3.1 o. First download the File here. Now Make Sure itunes is closed and not running. On Mac: 1. Close iTunes if it is open 2. Start Terminal (Applications - Utilities) 3. Run the foll ...more
In this gamer's guide, we learn how to unlock the Mighty Eagle in Angry Birds for the Nokia N8 smartphone. For complete, step-by-step details, and to learn how to unlock the Mighty Eagle for yourself, take a peep!
Chances are if you've used a computer in the last decade or so, you've probably used Microsoft Office at some point. Activating Microsoft Office standard 2007 will give you access to functions you might not have even known existed that can increase your productivity and improv ...more
While there are many good reasons to update to Apple's newest mobile software, a bug has made it to where you may want to double-check your iCloud settings after doing so. Apple issued a warning to select users today, stating that a bug in the iOS 10.3 update caused some disa ...more
Apple has been one of the biggest trolls when it comes to adding new features to their software. Whether its adding a new boot screen and not letting all devices use it, or adding Dark Mode and making it a hassle to toggle on and off, there is always to be a caveat attached to ...more
Want to know how to make the pack-a-punch machine appear in Call of the Dead, the new Zombies map from the Escalation pack for COD: Black Ops? Make sure you've watched this video first because the power has to be turned on.
Here's a fun weekend project you can use to add to a common toy. Get a yo-yo with concave sides, a few pieces of thin plastic (like from a CD case) and a few lithium-powered LEDs. Then follow this tutorial and get a yo yo that lights up when you play with it!
This video describes how to activate your new copy of windows. When you get a new computer or install a new copy of windows you have to activate it within 30 days. When you activate windows the activation process gathers information about your hardware and activates your copy ...more
If you pay attention to the top left corner of this video, you'll get to look at the commands for each of Freddy Krueger's fatalities in the new DLC available for Mortal Kombat 9. The last fatality the Achievement Hunters demonstrate is the horrifying 'Babyality.'
Just because Developer Options is hidden by default doesn't mean you shouldn't unlock it. While for rooters its benefit are obvious, even for the average user it opens the door for tools which enhance your experience. From animation speed to improving gaming graphics, Develope ...more
Check out this video for info on how to setup the quick launch toolbar in Windows 7. Quick launch makes it easier and faster to access your favorite folders and programs. The quick bar can be activated and deactivated depending on your preference and provides simple access to ...more
A recent addition to Mortal Kombat 9 in the form of DLC has reintroduced several classical features of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile including some of the more traditional fatalities. Take a look at this video from the Achievement Hunter team and watch for the commands neces ...more
LARPing, or live action role-playing, can look a little silly because it requires a lot of imagination to suspend reality. But mixed reality technology like the Microsoft HoloLens can change all of that with voice commands and special effects. The Medium blog HoloLens Challen ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to add and activate phone numbers for call forwarding with the Google Voice app on a Google Android smartphone. For complete instructions, and to get started activating numbers on your own smartphone, take a look.
Baking powder, baking soda, and yeast, what do those things mean? In this how to video Chef Paul explains different leavening agents and their uses. Watch and learn the difference between baking soda and baking powder and how to activate them. Keep watching and see how to acti ...more
A DLC update to Mortal Kombat 9 has introduced the blood thirsty combatant Skarlet to the mix. Like the other Mortal Kombat characters, Skarlet comes equipped with several fatalities unlockable using the right button combinations. Take a look at the top of the screen as the fo ...more
Google's search engine has been revamped so search results are brought to you instantly. Now, with the new Chrome 9 browser, it is possible to activate Google Instant so that the same search results are brought to you instantly in the browser bar itself.
For anyone who has a Hotmail account, this video tutorial from GetNetWise shows you the steps involved in activating the junk mail filter. The first step you need to do to activate this feature, is to click on the Junk Mail Folder button at the top of the mail screen. You will ...more