This article is for techies who need the bootable disc for troubleshooting or other purposes, if you are a casual user looking to upgrade to Windows 8, simply follow the steps provided by the upgrade adviser at http://windows.com/
If you find yourself in need of an install disc for windows 8, even though you downloaded it through the upgrade adviser like I did, there is a simple way to create a disc.
Is your iPhone/droid/blackberry/kindle/iPad/MacBook/laptop/whatever constantly running out of battery? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. there is a simple trick to keeping that stuff charged though: plug them in throughout the day. I know it sounds obvious, but plugging in at night will only fill your battery to 100%,whether you leave it plugged in for a few hours or all night. I fact, leaving your phone plugged in after its finished recharging can actually damage the battery aam reduce the time it will keep a charge over time. I recommend plugging your devices in during meal times. That’s a good starting point. Then, you will inevitably fined yourself without power in between, that’s fine. Plug your device in when you aren’t using it.
My point is: it’s ok to charge throughout the day, but don’t leave it plugged in past 100%. I actually have a timer set on my bedside charger so it doesn’t stay plugged in over 100%
So, you’ve got yourself one of those fancy newfangled wifi printers, but now it constantly stops working! Well, one of the problems is that your computer recognizes the printer by its IP address, but sometimes your wifi router will change its IP address without telling your computer, so when your computer sends the print job, the printer doesn’t get it because the job gets sent to the old address. The way to solve this problem is to set a static IP for your printer, so that the router knows specifically not to change it’s IP address.
If you need more help, feel free to email me. If you don’t want to email me, try googling something along the lines of “how to set a static IP <insert your router’s model number here>” or maybe put the model number in front, or try switching the words around, and you should get something helpful.
So, recently there has been alot of hype around Call of Duty Black Ops 2, both good and bad. The bad because recently, the Call of Duty franchise is dead. I feel like MW3 was simply released to make money by a dead studio (infinity ward) and it wasn’t really fun or ambitious. Call of Duty in the early years was known for its ambition, its innovation, its willingness to break boundaries and be on the cutting edge. That is what made it famous. That is why it became the number 1 selling FPS franchise in the world. MW3 lost that, it was monotonous, and the same as MW2. They focused on multiplayer, and failed to realize that the reason Call of Duty rose to greatness is its campaign. MW3, while I have had good times playing it, was overall a failure for the franchise.
Now, onto the good. I believe that Black Ops 2 will bring the franchise back to its ambitious state, and Black Ops 2 is ambitious. Just look at the talent. They’ve got Trent Reznor writing the music, and, more excitingly, David S. Goyer writing the script for the campaign. This is exciting because we have David Goyer, who worked on The Dark Knight, and created some of the most compelling villains cinema has ever seen (don’t pretend you weren’t creeped out and emotionally moved by the Joker), given the opportunity to work on a project where the audience takes part in the action. I think, the campaign will be awesome, and I’ve heard great things about the multiplayer too. David himself said the game should be sophisticated, funny, and challenging. I can’t wait.
I recently purchased Aperture from the Mac App Store, (the old system of folders and manually sortin pictures then duplicating them 10 times in photoshop for various edits just wasn’t working out) and as I browsed the 3rd party plugins, I saw an iStockPhoto uploaded. A lightbulb clicked. I plan on signing up to contribute so I can earn a little extra money on the side.
But chuck, I heard iStockPhoto doesn’t pay very much.
They don’t, but that’s ok. IStockPhoto was originally a free stock photo sharing site, then they decided to start charging to grow the site and to reward the photographers. This is not meant to be a sole source of income, that’s what the exclusive program is for. This is just a little extra cash on the side.