Category Archives: computer tips

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro display blanks when on battery?! [SOLVED]

Q. When I unplug my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro from the wall the screen goes blank. When I plug it back in the screen comes on. Unplug it and it goes off again?! How do I fix this! -Terri A. Hi Terri, your display brightness may be set to zero for ‘battery’ mode. Please try pressing your brightness+ key (it looks like a little sun with a plus sign and it is shared with the F6 function key) and see

How to enable Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga backlit keyboard? [SOLVED!]

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is available with a backlit keyboard, here are photos of mine: However, Lenovo makes the “on” button for the keyboard backlight a little hard to find… you have to press the Fn key + the Spacebar key to turn enable/disable the backlight. 🙂 Overall, a very nice machine with a rather cool keyboard! PS here are some other Lenovo laptops that use the same keyboard shortcut!!!

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga max external resolution

I am getting ready to test the max external display resolution for my ThinkPad Yoga and my wife’s Yoga 2 Pro (the new version of the Yoga 13). I will test the OneLink dock as well. 🙂 Reports indicate that 2560×1600 and 2560×1440 are possible. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Lenovo-Yoga-13-max-resolution-for-external-monitor/td-p/1248815 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Android-based-Tablets/External-Monitor-at-2560-x-1440/td-p/1063879 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Yoga-Insufficient-external-display-resolution-over-the/td-p/1334903  

Sample Synology DiskStation 1813+ System Information

Example of Synology DiskStation system information output, with a five disk array: General Serial number XXXXXON001918 Model name DS1813+ Total physical memory 4096 MB DSM version DSM 4.3-3810 System time 2013-11-16 12:25:55 Operating time 0 hour(s) 39 minute(s) 35 second(s) Thermal status Normal (32 °C / 90 °F) Network Server name DiskStation DNS 192.168.1.1 Default gateway 192.168.1.1 Workgroup WORKGROUP LAN 1 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-9F IP address 192.168.1.22 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 IPv6 address fe80::211:32ff:fe1d:699f/64 Scope:link LAN 2 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-A0 IP

iPad Air cannot access (hotmail) mail server?! [SOLVED]

Q. My new iPad Air stopped downloading my Microsoft Hotmail and now I am stuck at about a month ago on my email! I have it set to download all time email in my settings yet every time I try to download it says something like ‘cannot connect to mail server’. Any ideas? -Ian G. A. Hi Ian, I am sorry to hear about your Hotmail problem. 🙁 It seems that in iOS7 there are a number of issues with

Synology DS1813+ Review

My DS1813+ arrived yesterday via FedEx and I will soon be putting it through its paces. This article will be updated periodically. Until the next update, here are some preliminary links: DS1813+ Product Info Synology Network Attached Storage – DS1813+ Productshttp://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS1813%2B&lang=usWith its superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, Synology® DS1813+ is the ideal storage solution for your growing SMB. The DS1813+ can help to simplify data… Synology DS1813+ & DS1513+ DiskStations Reviewed – Features, Performance, Conclusion – SmallNetBuilderhttp://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/32157-synology-ds1813-diskstation-reviewed?showall=&start=1DSM 4.2

NAS that supports SSDs with TRIM? [SOLVED]

Q. I am looking for a NAS that will let me use SSDs and supports TRIM. That is very important to me because I want the SSDs to last a long time. I like Intel or Samsung drives if possible and I only need 100GB to 200GB or so. FYI I am looking for a two bay RAID1 mirrored solution. Thank you! -Sergio Kan A. Hi Sergio, I think you are in luck 🙂 Synology is a well respected NAS brand

High-end NAS roundup

I have been looking for a new 5 to 10 bay NAS for backup purposes. There are a lot of nice options on the market right now. Here are some links and articles that have been helpful to me so far: LimeTech – AVS-10/4 Mass-Storage Serverhttp://lime-technology.com/avs-104-server/We talked to several digital media enthusiasts and professional audio/video installers to come up with the ideal server for their needs in the AVS-10/4 Mass-Storage Server. It’s also a great… Thecus N10850 Top Tower Reviewed