How to Set bash Variables to Random Numbers

You can easily generate a random number at the bash prompt, which you can then use to set said number as a variable. This is useful for everything from writing certain types of scripts to running tabletop roleplaying adventures. Whether you might be writing a D&D campaign or authoring a …

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How to Install, Configure and Run automysqlbackup in Linux

Remembering to always back up a MySQL server can be difficult, but fortunately, there’s a script that can automate the entire process. You won’t even have to write any bash Linux code because skilled programmers already drafted the automysqlbackup script for you. You may even be able to install it …

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How to Remove nova rambler from your Web Browser

Nova rambler seems to be a Russian search engine hosted on nova.rambler.ru website. However, some indicate that there are trackers on this search engine website. The big problem however, is that this search engine seems to have taken over all the search operations on the browsers. Whenever you try to …

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How to Install adb on Windows 7, 8 and 10

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is an important command-line tool for controlling your Android device from your computer. With ADB you can perform many useful commands to back-up your data, sideload .zip files you would otherwise flash in custom recovery, unlock your bootloader on Nexus devices, and several other uses …

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How to Unlock Xiaomi Mi5 Bootloader and Root via TWRP

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi5 is one of the most incredible smartphones available on the market, offering hardware specs and performance comparable to the Samsung S7, at a fraction of Samsung’s cost. Unlocking the Xiaomi boot loader and rooting the device is a bit of an adventure, however. This guide will walk …

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How to Install Edimax EN-9130TX Driver on Windows 10

When you purchase a new EN-9130TX LAN Card, you may have to install a graphics driver from the vendor’s website. The driver for this hardware does not come with an auto installer or an executable hence needs to be installed manually. In this article, we’ll show you how install the …

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Fix: Windows Movie Maker YouTube Login Issues

Windows Live Movie Maker is a very useful software that can be used to edit and make videos. The videos made by this program can be uploaded to YouTube either manually or directly through the Windows Live Movie Maker. If you are trying to upload videos directly to YouTube then …

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How to Fix Unmet Dependencies Error on Ubuntu

Error The following packages have unmet dependencies has plagued Ubuntu users for a while now, and there are more and more sightings of the error on various versions of Ubuntu. The APT package management system is easy to use, but in some occasions, such as when you’re mixing in third-party …

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How to Backup and Restore Sony Xperia Z+ DRM Keys and Keep DRM Functionality after Root

Sony’s line of Xperia phones are well-known for their incredible cameras and features like BionZ, built-in noise-cancelling, and X-Reality engine. However, fans of Android modding were disappointed to discover that all of these incredible Sony features operate via DRM key built into the devices TA partition, and unlocking the devices …

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How to Fix Lost Terminal Windows on the Linux Desktop

It’s very easy to open a terminal window by holding down Ctrl+Alt+T in Linux and FreeBSD, which encourages users to hit this every time they want to run pretty much anything. This has become something of an embarrassment of riches since it encourages people to use the powerful command line …

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How to Debloat Samsung Phones With or Without Root

When you buy a new Samsung phone, it may be advertised as having, for example, a 32gb ROM (internal storage). However, you’ll find that only perhaps 24gb or less of it is actually usable – unfortunately, this is due to the practice of manufacturers or carriers shipping their phones with …

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How to Recover and Repair Corrupt Microsoft Word File

Microsoft Word has remained by far the most popular word processing application. Despite that, it has its shortcomings. Though the probability is low, your Microsoft Word file can become corrupt, and all you get when trying to open it is an error saying “The file is corrupt and cannot be …

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How to Move Apps to A Different Location on Windows 10

Being able to move an application from its default installation folder to a new drive has always been an issue to Windows PC users. How can one be able to move the application without misaligning the files with the registry, the firewall and all the shortcuts and still get the …

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How to Move Programs and Applications to Another Drive on Windows 7, 8 and 10

Being able to move an application from its default installation folder to a new drive or another folder has always been an issue to Windows PC users. How can one be able to move the application without misaligning the files with the registry, the firewall and all the shortcuts and …

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How to Extend C:\ Drive In Windows 10

In order to back up data and for safety reasons, you are always advised to partition your hard disk. These drives will then act independent of each other. This way, when one drive becomes corrupt, the other partition will still be perfectly okay saving invaluable data unless the whole hard …

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How to handle Excel VLOOKUP #REF! Error

We’ve all at some point looked at the VLOOKUP function and thought we were looking at another language. If you haven’t worked with the VLOOKUP function before it can be a little daunting and often lead to frustration when issues arise. Understanding VLOOKUP arguments Before we discuss the various solutions …

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How to Copy Data from Excel to Outlook

Excel is an extremely valuable software program that provides many solutions that are often used and created for other software applications. Many solutions will be created in Excel and then transferred to other applications or sent elsewhere. Often the solutions you create in Excel will need to be extracted and …

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How to Change or Customize System Tray Icons on Windows 10

The windows taskbar ribbon is divided into three sections – the start button section on the left, task bar area in the middle, and the system tray on the far right. These sections are characterized by different icons. The start button is on the far left, while the task bar …

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Fix: Deleted Picture Appearing in Lock Screen on Windows 10

Windows 10 offers a captivating lock screen with images that add to a new experience on how you access your apps and news after your computer wakes up from the sleep or hibernation mode or when booting up. The lock screen is the screen you see at startup and when …

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How to Disable Live Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

As first seen in Windows 7, thumbnail previews let you have a peek on the tasks on your taskbar. By hovering the mouse on a task on the taskbar, a thumbnail preview pops up and shows what is running on the selected application. The hover time is predefined, and the …

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Fix: Google.com Won’t Open on Edge

This error is experienced by users on Windows 10 and it prevents certain websites such as google (different regions) and YouTube.com from opening or displaying correctly on both phones and PCs. The problem only occur on Windows own browsers like Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. There are reports of other …

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How to Take Screenshots from the Linux Command Line

Like with most things in the GNU/Linux environment, there’s a way to take a screenshot from the command line. There are a few different primary reasons users would like to do this. One is to have further control over how the screenshot is taken, especially when dealing with timing. Another …

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Fix: Outlook Email Notification Sound Not Working

Receive notification when a new e-mail message or to remember an appointment and sound effects enhance productivity in Microsoft Outlook. You can add other sound effects to Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook for tasks, such as sending an e-mail message, and zoom in or backward views. However, recently people …

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Fix: Skype Won’t Open on Windows 10

Skype – an application that started out as a simple IM and VoIP client has now turned into something much more, a staple for almost every person’s phone and computer and the communication medium used by the majority of the corporate world. Unfortunately, many people using Windows 8 and Windows …

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Fix: Outlook Stopped Working After Windows 10 Update

Emails are an important part of our lives and if you find even a small problem with them, your entire world comes down. Imagine yourself not being able to send an email or not syncing your account for multiple days, just because you upgraded your system! Frustrating, isn’t it? With …

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