Switching to Cricket Wireless (My Experience)

So recently I finally upgraded from an old Galaxy SIII to a Galaxy S5 – sticking with my tendency to stay a generation or so behind, but a recent-enough phone to have most of the bells and whistles. But what was it like to switch? [picture not available] The Context The switch was not a mere upgrade of phones. It was, in fact, switching from Virgin Mobile, to an unlocked formerly AT&T S5 on the Cricket Network, ironically owned by AT&T. The Process So to start off, I had to call Virgin Mobile to request my account code – at … Continue reading Switching to Cricket Wireless (My Experience)

Guest Browsing With Chrome: Let Your Friends Browse Without it Impacting Your Account

When a friend asks you if they can borrow your computer to browse the web, it’s usually not an issue. But sometimes it leaves you with search suggestions, and ads for products, that you’re not interested in. Well, Google Chrome has the solution for you! What you need The desktop version of chrome. This has to be one of the most recent versions, but it usually will automatically update and/or send you notifications. The easiest way to tell, is to look up in the top right. Next to the minimize button, you’ll see your name, or “Person” written in a … Continue reading Guest Browsing With Chrome: Let Your Friends Browse Without it Impacting Your Account

PC Basics: Making a Video Call

PC Basics is just that – the basics of how to use your computer for almost any common task! Today, we’ll go over how to make a video call using Google Hangouts. What you need You’ll need just a few things in order to make a video call. A computer Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux all should work A webcam with a Microphone These are often built in to all-in-one or laptop computers. If you don’t have one set up, pick one up and plug it in via USB They usually will work without any set up. Just plug it … Continue reading PC Basics: Making a Video Call

Things to do With an Old Computer

Old Computers aren’t exactly useless… In fact, maybe a simple new Operating System could bring it back to life. The Basic Ideas Make it into a data server This is a little complex, but an example would be FreeNAS. For free, you can install a new NAS-Optimized OS, and configure it as a network attached storage device. Install Linux/Ubuntu Either of these are fine options. You can find versions online for free, and install them via USB. Windows is a very heavy OS, and a lightweight one could make the computer faster. Many versions include Microsoft Office EQUIVALENTS, and browsers like … Continue reading Things to do With an Old Computer