How To’s

  • How to Fully Automate your Home using Google Assistant?

    The world is moving really fast and the technology is progressing with it in the field of electronics. The field of Automation is expanding widely. We have a lot of home automation systems available in the market that can be installed in our homes to make lives easy. Today we are…

  • Can A Pacemaker Be Hacked?

    Numerous implantable restorative gadgets, for example, pacemakers and defibrillators, have wireless associations that empower doctors to screen patients. However, with that wireless availability comes the danger of hacking with conceivably perilous outcomes. A pacemaker is a small device that is placed in the chests of people to control their heartbeat…

  • How to Reset your Samsung TV to its Factory Default Settings?

    The Televisions of this era contain numerous additional features and come packed with software that comes pre-installed. They also include the option to customize many settings and allow you to install third-party applications. However, sometimes, there might be a need to reset the television to the factory defaults because of…

  • Samsung TV: Standby Light Flashing Red (Fix)

    According to some recent reports users have been encountering issues with their Samsung TV where it doesn’t turn on and flickers the red light for some time. This issue is usually caused by a bad power supply but it can also occur in some cases due to a glitched HDMI…

  • Fix: WiFi Network Force Restarts When Google Pixel 2 Is Connected

    Owners of the Google Pixel 2 are reporting a very peculiar issue where connecting their device to specific WiFi networks results in the networks being forced to restart. Users affected by this issue report that when it occurs, all devices connected to the WiFi network in question are forced out…

  • How to Fix the Vizio Remote not Working?

    A Vizio remote may stop working due to power drained device batteries, blocked TV sensors, power residue of remote and TV, dirty power source, stuck memory of the remote and even issues with the TV itself. Vizio remote is more critical for the usage of the TV as compared to…

  • Getting Err 99 on Canon? Follow these steps

    The “Error 99” ‘Shooting is not possible’ is shown on the Canon Camera’s LED while trying to take a picture and it usually indicates an issue with the camera’s shutter. This can be due to blockage in its path or it might be because the shutter is misplaced from its…

  • How to Archive Files Using TAR on Linux

    An archive is a special kind of file that can store a myriad of folders and files within it. What makes archives so effective is that the files and folders they contain retain the file-structure they had outside the archive, and this structure remains intact when an archive is un-archived. You…

  • Troubleshooting Complete Signal Loss Error on DISH

    This “Signal Loss” message is seen on the Dish Network and it is caused due to an issue with the cable connections or it might be due to water damage to the lines. It can also be caused due to an issue with the service provider and prevent the signal…

  • Creating Clustered and Non-Clustered Indexes in SQL Server

    In a SQL Server, two types of indexes exist; Clustered and non-clustered indexes. Both clustered indexes and non-clustered indexes have the same physical structure. Moreover, both of them are stored in SQL Server as a B-Tree structure. Clustered index: A clustered list is a particular type of index that rearranges…

  • Fix Python Socket Error 48

    Socket Error 48 is a python error which is triggered when the process tries to bind itself to a port that is already in use. What Causes the “socket.error: [Errno 48] Address already in use” Error? After brief research, we found the causes to be: Solution 1: Specifying Port Number…

  • Vizio TV Not Connecting to WiFi

    Vizio TV not connecting to Wifi is probably a result of mismanaged network configurations or due to the build-up of corrupt launch configurations. It can also be triggered due to certain settings being disabled and if the IP address of the router hasn’t been configured properly. What Prevents the Vizio…

  • How to Setup Database Mail in SQL Server using Gmail?

    With SQL Server 2005 many things have been changed. In earlier versions in order to make it work, SQL Mail relied on having a MAPI mail client installed like Outlook. This has changed with SQL Server 2005 and later, and now the mail services are using an SMTP server to…

  • How to Remove Duplicate Rows from a SQL Server Table?

    When designing objects in SQL Server, we must follow certain best practices. For example, a table should have primary keys, identity columns, clustered and unclustered indexes, data integrity and performance constraints. SQL Server table should not contain duplicate rows according to best practices in database design. Sometimes, however, we need…

  • How To Use DROP IF EXISTS in SQL Server?

    This article discusses the “DROP IF EXISTS” statement available in SQL Server 2016 and later versions.  “IF EXITS” is the latest optional clause added in the existing DROP statement in SQL Server 2016 and later versions. Essentially, the “DROP IF EXISTS” option is used when it is necessary to check…

  • How to Create Aliases and Shell Functions on Linux?

    Knowing the command prompts & shell scripts is still necessary if you want to get the most out of the GNU/Linux system & the more one operates at the command line, the more one will find that the majority of the commands being used are a very small subset of the…

  • How to Rename a SQL Server database?

    Sometimes we need to change database name because the original name was based on the project that has become irrelevant to the data stored into the database or you had given temporarily name before and now you want to modify it. Irrespective of the reasons behind renaming the database, in…

  • How to Fix the Error ‘Cannot insert explicit value for identity column in table when IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF’?

    The primary key column is often set to auto-increment when constructing a SQL Server database. The IDENTITY limit is set on for the primary key column to do this. The starting location and step of increment are transferred to the IDENTITY column as parameters. Then whenever a new record is…

  • How to Fix the ‘One Moment Please with REF Code S0A00’ Error on Comcast?

    Comcast is one of the most popular cable service providers in the world. It is the largest pay-TV service provider and also one of the most used ISP in the USA. It provides many telecommunication services and is headquartered in Philadelphia. Xfinity is also their subsidiary and is quite popular…

  • How to Fix Z-Wave Connection Issues with the Wink Hub?

    Z-Wave is used primarily for home automation and is based on a wireless communications protocol. It uses a mesh network of low-energy radio waves to communicate between appliances. The Wink Hub is a product by Wink Labs Inc that connects the different protocols/technologies of smart home products into one, which is controlled by Wink…

  • How to Fix ‘Error R10 (Boot Timeout)’ on Heroku?

    Heroku is a cloud platform-based service which provides users with a platform to manage run and develop applications without having to build and maintain infrastructure.  It has been in development since 2007 and now it supports a ton of languages. Quite recently, a lot of reports have been coming in…

  • How to Fix ‘Error Code 23’ on MagicJack?

    magicJack is a device that is plugged into the computer and it further connects to a phone through the standard RJ-11 phone jack. It is a device that supports “Voice-Over-Internet(VOI)” technology and is used to make long-distance calls over the internet to save the users from the expensive long-distance call…

  • How to fix the Error ‘Column is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause’

    The error “Column is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause” mentioned below arises when you execute “GROUP BY” query, and you have included at least one column in the select list that is neither part of…

  • How to Fix the Error ‘A Network-related or Instance-specific Error occurred while Establishing a Connection to SQL Server’ ?

    “A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (Provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open a…

  • How to Run Windows Software on a Chromebook

    A Chromebook is a laptop or tablet running the Chrome OS as its operating system. Chrome OS is designed by Google and based on the Linux kernel operating system. It is based on free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its main user interface. As a result, Chrome OS supports web applications…