Τετάρτη, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

An important announcement.

This is the end! well, not really! it's the end on here at least. I moved the blog to http://www.sanshiros.wordpress.com  . All the how-to and the general blogging is there. I'll be happy if you stopped by, take a look and follow me :)

Δευτέρα, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Skype issues 21/9/2015

Don't panic! skype is down for many users world-wide so there's nothing wrong on your side.
Probably in an hour (or less) everything will be alright (hopefully).

How to choose your future desktop/laptop

I won't analyze much the laptops since most of the companies don't build their own laptops but they give them to companies like Clevo, Quanta etc to build for them. Companies who build their own laptops are MSI and Asus, which i like and have a good enough product quality. Now about your new dell or alienware (dell's expensive product line) it's made by the company named Clevo. Of course Clevo isn't a bad company and have a good amount of achievements, such as first 17" screen on a laptop, first dual core processor on a laptop etc, so you must know this before you buy your new dell, fujitsu, hp, toshiba or whatever else. it's either gonna be Clevo or Quanta who build your laptop :) Lastly i want to say that you should test the laptop you're thinking to buy to see if you like its performance and most of all its keyboard. personally i dislike the laptop that comes with a "desktop-ish" keyboard... laptop keyboard must be silent! :)

Moving on to Desktops...
I never bought a 'ready' desktop because i have noticed the following things on every single company...

Δευτέρα, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Alternative software

Software, can't leave without them, they're making our computers actually useful instead of a plastic/metal mass. However sometimes not everyone have the money to pay for software and piracy is illegal (as it should). The solution is alternative software, they're free, cross platform (most of them) and more community-driven. Today I am going to write down a list with alternative software starting from very essential things such as an Operating System to  specialized programs, so expect this list to be updated.

Let's start...

Τρίτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Google changed logo after 16years

Good month everybody! Yeap that's right, Google decided to change their logo after 16 years, to be honest i liked the old one better, but anyways... changes are always welcome :D

Here's the oldie:












Δευτέρα, 24 Αυγούστου 2015

A basic guide to security. [*updated*]

Computer security is something not so complicated, today i'll write down some tips for both computer and internet security.
First I'll start with the simple tips that some of you already know.

One basic method to protect your computer when you're not alone is by locking the screen, whatever OS you have, windows, linux, bsd your desktop environment or window manager will already have an option to lock the screen. You'll be surprised if you knew how many private data and passwords leaked because of that. Yes passwords too, all web browsers have the option to reveal saved passwords doh!

Set a strong password for your username, you can go as far as setting a BIOS password, of course you can reset it easily by removing the motherboard's battery in case you forget it

Τρίτη, 11 Αυγούστου 2015

Poor performance in everything by your powerful GPU

I have noticed lately that a lot of people have their GPU drivers crashing, they also get very little performance out of their powerful graphics card, well sometimes it's the driver's fault but sometimes is not...
Then what is it? The answer is plain simple... "Miners" a lot of these people got their problem fixed (after ensuring it wasn't a GPU fan stopped working or abnormally high GPU temperature) by scanning with an antivirus (i always recommend malwarebytes, it's simple, powerful and does the job well). It turns out many people are getting their crapware out on the internet in hopes that someone will run it and start mining (with GPU cores) for them without the computer's owner notice it.