How to Transfer Emails Between Two Gmail Accounts

by File in: Google Software/Tips

Recently, a friend of mine created a new Gmail account that included her full name instead of a generic screen name she had been using for the last several years. She called me up and asked me how she could move emails from one Gmail account to another. After fiddling around with it a bit, […]

Fix External Hard Drive Not Recognized in Windows

by File in: Computer Tips, Featured Posts

One of the more helpful articles that we’ve posted is How to fix USB device not recognized in Windows. That post revolves around a very simple yet unorthodox solution for nearly any USB device that is not detected by Windows. In today’s post, we will help troubleshoot, more specifically, external hard drives. If your Windows […]

Windows Asks to Format Your USB Drive or SD Card When Connected?

by File in: Computer Tips

So here’s a really annoying problem: you connect a USB drive or USB SD card reader to your PC and Windows tells you it needs to format the drive in order to use it properly! The only issue is that you didn’t have this problem two days ago and everything connected just fine! So what’s the solution? […]

Fix “Security Code Invalid” Error in iTunes

by File in: Mac OS X

Recently, my wife was trying to buy something on iTunes from her iPhone and she was asked to verify the billing information. When she tried to enter the security code on the back of the credit card, she would just keep getting “Security Code Invalid” even though it was perfectly correct. The odd thing was […]

Configure Auto-Login for Windows 7 Domain or Workgroup PC

by File in: Windows 7

Want to automatically log into your Windows 7 computer without typing a password? In earlier versions of Windows, you had to remove the password associated with your account in order to login without any prompts. In Windows 7, you can configure your user accounts so that you can login automatically even if your account has […]

iPad 2 – Cannot Connect to WPA2-PSK AES Encrypted Wi-Fi Network?

by File in: Gadgets

Recently, I ran across a problem with my iPad 2 that I had not experienced before: not being able to connect to a wireless network! I’ve had my iPad 2 since it first came out and haven’t had a single issue with it yet! It’s the best gadget I have ever owned. Anyway, I set […]

Quickly Empty the Trash in OS X using Terminal

by File in: Mac OS X

For some reason, emptying the trash in OS X has always been a slow process, especially if you have a lot of files there. I tanked a huge folder that had over 10,000 items in it and it took a whopping 30 minutes to trash it! There isn’t too much you can do about this […]

Install Mac OS X Lion on PC Using VMware Virtualization

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Previously, we posted a tutorial on how to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on PC. While the process is mostly similar for installing OS X Lion, it is a bit different too. Here, we will detail the steps needed to install Lion on PC, using virtualization software such as VMware Workstation or VMware Player. […]

Setup a Second Wireless Router on Your Home Network

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We moved into our new house about a year ago and I was super excited because I had it all wired up with Cat 6 cable and Ethernet ports all over the place! Unfortunately for me, I didn’t realize that all of those connections would be coming from one location and that happened to be […]

How to Use a Lookup Table in Excel 2010

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One of the most often cited areas of assistance requests to help-desk personnel regarding Microsoft Excel, is the VLOOKUP command. For some reason, people seem intimidated by it, and then rather than break it down into simple components, panic and reach for help. Things don’t have to go that way though, because if you look […]