Ask any enthusiast with a competent desktop PC tower and they’ll tell you that one of the best advantages of a traditional rig is the easy upgradeability.
Indeed, there truly is no pleasure greater than that which results from popping a spare SATA cable onto a brand-new SSD or hard drive. Unfortunately, the thrill often stops there.
As you begin to install new apps, divvying up folders between multiple drives, seemingly basic tasks become obstructive challenges. Once you run out of storage for your overwhelming archive or Steam games, the question arises: should you move something from your current Steam folder to the Recycle Bin or start a brand-new one on a secondary drive?
The app market is bigger than it's ever been and, while it seems there's a lean towards free apps as opposed to paid-for products, there's still plenty of money to be made in the market.
We'll come into this article assuming you have a little pre-existing knowledge of coding and can work your way around a portable language like Xcode or Unity – it's a little outside our scope to teach you how to program the things.
Instead, we're looking at ways you can exploit your skills, get yourself in the right places, and bring in some cash from the potentially lucrative handheld software market.
If you spend any amount of time at your computer working or playing games, you may very well be missing out on one upgrade that can improve your computing experience: namely, using a mechanical keyboard. I make no secret of my obsession with mechanical keyboards as both a hobby and a tool of my profession. Naturally, I spend a lot of money on them. You don’t need to, though. Mechanical keyboards have never been cheaper or better, and it’s an upgrade you’ll benefit from greatly. But… which board should you get? And what’s all this about switches? Allow me to explain.
‘It’s raining.’ ‘It’s cold.’ ‘The duvet is too heavy.’ ‘I’ve got to be at work early.’ ‘I must stay late at the office.’ ‘I’d rather have a drink…’
Any of these gym-avoiding excuses sound familiar? Well, thanks to a combination of smartphone convenience and the latest sports science, you can skip paying a fortune to workout somewhere and get the same results in your own home.
Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - done three times a week – than hitting the treadmill for an hour.
You just got your hands on the shiny new Samsung Gear Fit 2. You've unboxed it, charged it up, and drooled over the screen -- it sure is pretty. Now what? Set it up and start exercising, of course.
Or if you're on the fence about buying the Gear Fit 2, be sure to read through CNET's review for the ins and outs of Samsung's latest wearable.
The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has become an altogether too familiar a sight. If your Mac has become frustratingly slow, there are a number of ways you can speed it up again.
Before you engage in any maintenance, I would urge you to take caution and back up your data. For Macs, it's easy: grab an external drive and run Time Machine. With your Mac's drive freshly backed up, you may proceed.
It's Pixel time everybody. Apple's big fall phone event has come and gone, and it's Google's turn to take the stage. The company is set to unveil a slew of new hardware at an event in San Francisco today, and we'll be there (in person and via the power of blogging) to bring you all the news you need.
If you've not heard anything about what to expect, well, congratulations for managing to stay off the internet for such a long time! Today's big ticket items have already been so thoroughly leaked they're practically dripping on the floor, but the main focus will undoubtedly be a pair of new smartphones dubbed the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Allo allo - what's all this about? It's Google's brand new messaging app, built to take on the likes of WhatsApp and iMessage and offer a more personal, mobile-first experience than that old, creaking Hangouts app does.
What's more, it comes with the brand new Google Assistant, which is (as far as we can tell right now) a sort of rebranded, friendlier version of Google Now. Even if you've got no friends to chat to, you can talk to Google instead.
There are several different ways hackers use a breached Facebook account. Automatic logins through Facebook allow hackers access to many different site accounts once they've taken over your Facebook account. Spammers hack Facebook accounts to gain access to your following. Your account also gives a hacker a lot of personal information about you that can be used to steal your identity.
Using a ring light or ring flash helps to produce nice, even light across your subject's face. It is an ideal tool for portraiture or close-up work because there are no shadows cast from the light.
However, a traditional ring light or ring flash can be an expensive tool. Here is how you can create a similar effect with tools you hopefully already own.