Hardware and Sound
MAC addresses are a vital part of networking. Much like IP addresses, MAC addresses can be a confusing concept for someone without a technical background. Nevertheless, in this article, we give you enough information about MAC addresses for you to understand what they are, why you need them, and how they are used. Let's get started:
Synology is quite the brand name when it comes to NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions. Recently, we received their DiskStation DS418 4-bay NAS for testing. It is a well-built device, with excellent modular software. By default, when you turn it on the first time, it includes only the bare-bones features of a NAS. However, you can extend it to be anything you wish, from a personal cloud storage solution to a multimedia server, or a storage solution for a surveillance system. If you want to know more about Synology DiskStation DS418, read our review:
Sony WH-1000XM2 were excellent headphones, but they had a few flaws. Now Sony has launched the next generation: Sony WH-1000XM3. The new model promises to be better than its predecessor. It offers high-end noise canceling features and premium audio quality, while also being lighter, more comfortable and offering a longer battery life than its predecessor. Is this real or too good to be true? We were curious to find out, so we tested and used Sony WH-1000XM3 daily, for about two weeks. See our opinion about these headphones, in this review:
If you own an Android smartphone or tablet made by Huawei and you want an easy way to connect it to your Windows PC, you should use HiSuite. You can use it to do things such as browse and import files from your smartphone, as well as send messages, take screenshots, or backup your Android smartphone, all while sitting comfortably in front of your Windows PC. Let's see how to set up HiSuite and use it to connect your Huawei smartphone with your Windows computer:
There are times when you might want or have to change the MAC address of your network adapter so that you can connect to certain networks. However, what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address, and you do not know what that was? Fortunately, you can quickly restore the MAC address by using either properties of your network card from Windows or a third party application, like the one we share in this article. Read on to see two different ways in which you can reset the MAC address of your network card, in Windows:
There are many reasons why you might want to connect your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC. Maybe you want to move some music from one device to the other, add some videos on your iPhone to watch while commuting or even create a manual backup of everything important on your iPhone. Whatever your reasons are, here is how to connect an iPhone to a Windows 10 PC, both using a cable and over Wi-Fi:
ASUS gaming peripherals are recognized as being some of the best on the market. This week, we received for testing one of their latest headsets from their TUF series, called ASUS TUF Gaming H5. It is a 7.1 surround sound headset that the company says it built to be durable, lightweight, and compatible with platforms ranging from PCs and Macs to smartphones, PlayStations, and Xbox One consoles. Furthermore, the headset is sold at a good price, so you can imagine that we curious to see whether it is a good headset or not.
Do you want a keyboard with affordable pricing that looks like it has RGB lighting, even though it does not, to keep the cost low? Do you play a lot of games on your computer? Then, you might be interested in Trust GXT 860 Thura. It is a keyboard that aims to deliver a lot of value-for-money while being affordable for any computer user in the world. If you want to know what you get from Trust GXT 860 Thura, read our review:Trust GXT 860 Thura: Who is it good for?
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Most smartphones and tablets offer ways of finding out which apps drain their batteries. However, Windows devices did not have this feature in the past, and there was no easy way to discover which apps consumed the most power on our laptops or tablets. However, newer versions of Windows 10 have brought new features that change all that. Now, there are two ways in which you can find which apps consume your battery and thus help you improve your mobility. Here is how to see what app draw the most power and which of them drains your battery most.
The good old Disk Defragmenter tool that went through a series of changes in Windows 7 has been changed again in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It has a new name - Optimize Drives - and some new inner workings that make it able to deal with both hard disks and solid state drives. As a result, optimizing drives in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is a bit different from what it used to be in previous versions of Windows. Read on to learn how to optimize your disk drives in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, and keep the performance of your hard disks in top shape: