Here at Digital Citizen, we review many wireless routers and mesh WiFi systems. In our reviews, we analyze the wireless spectrum in our area, so that we understand how the wireless signal evolves and how capable the device that we are reviewing is. In the past, we used several tools for this task. Some used to be free but now have become rather expensive. Recently, we switched to NetSpot, and we enjoy using it. Here is why this app is one of the best wireless spectrum analyzers on the market, and why we will use it in all our future reviews of wireless routers, and other system devices:
Regularly sitting in front of your computer for long hours means that you increase the risk of developing health problems like visual fatigue, back pain, discopathy, and more. To reduce the health risks, it is a great idea to take regular breaks. The medical advice says that you should take a 5-10 minutes break away from your computer each hour. In some countries, this is also a legal requirement. But how do you do that every day? Use a simple break reminder app like stretchly:
A new trend on the internet is that of using websites to mine cryptocurrencies without the knowledge of their visitors. As a result, the visitor’s web browser gets slow, and the web browsing experience becomes incredibly frustrating. If you use Google Chrome and your computer’s processor usage goes up a lot, when visiting a specific website, then you must read this article. We explain why this issue occurs and what you need to do, to protect yourself:
Do you need to know how many keys you press in a day? What about how many clicks you make with your mouse? Do you want to get stats about how you use your computer? Luckily, there is an app called WhatPulse which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, that you can use to gather the necessary data to answer these questions. Here’s how it works and what you can learn about the way you use your computer:
Earlier this year, Microsoft launched the new version of its Office suite, Microsoft Office 2016, for multiple platforms. The version for Windows users came out on September 22 and it is now available for download and use for Office 365 subscribers. It's also available in retail. We thought it would be a good idea to tell you about the main new features of this new version and the main improvements that are introduced by Microsoft Office 2016. We'll also describe the available editions and where you can buy them from. So, if you want to know more about Microsoft's latest Office suite, read this article:
A lot of us have experienced a hard disk failure; some of us have even tried to find out more about the reliability of hard disks and their deeply hidden prediction function that's part of a technology called S.M.A.R.T.. One might argue that S.M.A.R.T. is not as reliable as it does not predict failure in all cases. This fact is partly true, but the actual inner workings of this self-monitoring system are not so simple. So let us try to remedy this uncertain situation and examine how S.M.A.R.T really works. Let's get started:
Although I'd known for a while that one can install Windows on an Intel-powered Mac, I didn't think I had much reason to try it. But then I sat down and actually read the directions for using the Mac utility named Boot Camp, and quickly realized that installing Windows 8 would not only be easy, it would also be an answer to my problems with my underpowered, small-screened netbook. My Mac Mini has plenty of power, and it's attached to a nice widescreen monitor that should show off Windows 8 perfectly. Oh, and I'd finally be able to get apps from the Windows Store! So I decided to give it a try. Here's how I did it. And learned several new things along the way.
There are a number of indirect ways that you can trick Windows 7 and Windows 8 into printing from a shared printer attached to a Mac, but the best way to do it is through Bonjour. That’s because with every version change - either between Windows or OS X - the process gets muddled and a new solution has to be devised. But Bonjour has been fairly reliable even as both operating systems have evolved. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up OS X so that its shared printers are available to Windows computers and devices.
Installing Windows network shared printers in Mac OS X is easier than it used to be. However, some users will need a bit of help the first time they go through this procedure. To help them out, we decided to publish this detailed step by step tutorial.
When I was asked to update our 2010 article about connecting remotely to a PC from a Mac, I thought it would be a fairly simple task. However, since that article was written, Microsoft has dropped support for their Remote Desktop Connection software for Macs. While there are anecdotal reports of it working on OS X Lion, it definitely will not work on OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of OS X. So I went in a quest of new, free options, and that also turned out not to be a simple task. Here are the best free tools for connecting remotely from your Mac to a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer or device.