How many times have you been sitting at your computer late at night and thought ‘just thirty more minutes’? The next thing you know it is 4:00am and you need to be up early for work. It could be that it is your monitor that is keeping you awake due to being too bright, and it could also be the source of eye strain, headaches and much more.
Had enough of feeling this way? f.lux is a great free tool that can be used to adapt the color of your monitor to suit the time of day.
Looking for an easy way to control two or more computers with a single mouse and keyboard? A little while ago we looked at look at Multiplicity which enables you to do just this, but Microsoft’s Mouse Without Borders adds handy extra options.
The app is free of charge and can be used to control up to four computers that are on the same network with a single set of peripherals. But the clincher? There’s also a shared clipboard so you can copy and paste text and files between machines.
I’m a big fan of maximizing my available workspace and here on Windows.AppStorm, I’ve looked at various tools that can be used to enhance virtual desktops and multiple monitor setups. Now I’d like to share another tool I’ve found that makes use of existing hardware you may own.
If you have an Android or iOS phone or tablet, you can use iDisplay to transform it into an extra monitor. The desktop software is free of charge and while the mobile apps do have price tag attached to them, they are a great deal cheaper than buying a new monitor of any size.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be quite used to working with more than one computer at the same time. I’m frequently using my main PC to copy encode video, while using my older machine get on with other things like surfing the web and writing – sometimes, my laptop even gets in on the mix!
Working with two or more computers simultaneously is great, but it does mean that you need a large desk to accommodate the two keyboards and two mice. You could install a KVM switch that lets you use one keyboard and mouse to control two computers, but if you’re looking for a free solution, Multiplicity could be the tool for you.
Disc images such as ISO files are a great way to work with copies of CDs and DVDs, and it is quite common to find that software is provided in this format.
Ordinarily, to make use of disc image files they would need to be burned to disc, but by using Prismo File Mount you can mount the file so that it can be accessed as a virtual drive. Let’s
There are two piece of hardware that almost every computer user works with on a daily basis – a keyboard and mouse. A keyboard is not just used for typing; it can also be used to interact with programs with keyboard shortcuts.
It is likely that you are working with a keyboard that has a standard QWERTY layout, but this does not mean that you are stuck with it. Using KeyTweak, you can change the function of any of the keys to do something else.
PCs are where gaming began and the gaming PC is the bonafide mother of gaming. Over the years building a gaming PC has given way to buying consoles but if anything, the rise of Steam and the recent slew of PC exclusives have shown that PC gaming is anything but dead.
Today, we’re going to talk about a budget build that will cost less than $750 and lets you play most recent games at high quality and with a respectable FPS.
We’re fast approaching that season of the year: time for household cleaning. Whilst you are cleaning up your TV and stereo, why not throw your computers into the mix? Every once a year or so, it is advisable to physically clean your computer.
Read on for why it’s important, and how to go about cleaning your PC in an efficient, and safe, manner.
Almost everyone reading the articles on this site will have spare computers languishing about. The rapid growth and improvements in hardware means that we cycle through a whole machine in only a few years.
If you have spare machines and parts languishing about, you can put them to good use! In this article I have outlined some of the purposes your old hardware can serve.
Picking out parts for a new PC seems to scare the bejeezus out of people who want to build their own computers. I don’t blame ‘em though — once you start looking, you’ll need to find out and parse a myriad of abbreviations for truly mysterious technologies, check compatibility charts and then pore through reviews to make sure that everything checks out. This is compounded by the fact that the hardware landscape is in a state of constant flux. Tiresome work!
So, to help you, dear reader, in this quest for PC greatness, we’ve come up with our very own PC builder’s guide. In this quad annual affair, we’re going to do the hardwork for you and come up with the components you’d need to build a kickass PC. Let’s get started after the jump!