Category Archives: computer tips

Building my new gaming PC

I built this bad boy gaming PC to play Battlefront with my friend Kevin. It has a i5-2500K CPU and a GTX 960 video card, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. This was a photo taken in the garage while I was building the PC. It was using a super old temporary power supply without the video card being fully powered. Since then I have upgraded to a much nicer PSU. The cooler is recycled as is as many components

Best inexpensive bluetooth keyboard for Mac [SOLVED]

Q. I have the iMac 27″ which was a hand-me-down from my parents. It is a nice comptuer but they didn’t have the original keyboard for it anymore so I have just been using a random PC USB keyboard and it is okay buy not great. Any recommendations for a really good but really cheap bluetooth/wireless keyboard for my Mac? Yours, -Tracy (poor college student) A. Hi Tracy! I was in a similar situations recently and I think I know just

Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer mac

If you are using Mac OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or similar, you may encounter the following error: This is of course a very sad message if you know the app is from a reputable source 🙁 Thankfully, there is an easy fix! Step 1. Go to Finder Step 2. Locate the application you are trying to open In my instance it is Finder -> Applications -> VLC Step 3. Hold down the command button while you right click (option

Prevent iTunes from moving songs when adding to Music Library [SOLVED]

iTunes exhibits a potentially problematic behavior when adding songs. Specifically, when you add songs to an iTunes music library. By default iTunes copies songs to the “iTunes Media folder. This can be rather wasteful as you can end up with a ton of space used by the duplicate media, potentially eating up a huge chunk of your SSD/HDD space. 🙁 Thankfully, this behavior can be adjusted easily. 🙂 Here is the spot to make the change: iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced

Slow AutoCAD on Dell M6700 with AMD FirePro [SOLVED]

Step 1. Uninstall all Catalyst Drivers Step 2. Install Dell Catalyst Pro drivers from the AMD site: Drive download Step 3. Make sure hardware acceleration is enabled: AutoCAD knowledge base article   Other links: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video/Graphic-card-problems-AMD-Fire-Pro-M5100-in-AutoCAD-and/td-p/4867242 http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-2004-2005-2006/no-hardware-acceleration/td-p/2877122

Canon D530 printer drivers for Windows 10 [download]

When I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 (64-bit) and connected my Canon D530 laser printer, Windows could not find the driver 🙁 Thankfully, after a bit of searching I found the driver for download:   (canon dl, ) The above mirror will download the driver directly. If you choose to download from the canon Canon site, you need to navigate to Drivers & Software -> Expand the [Windows 64bit] imageCLASS D530 MFDrivers (UFR II / ScanGear) listing -> Check the “agree” box ->