You can easily lock any folder on your Windows computer with a simple Notepad hack. By creating a batch file, you can hide a folder and require a password be entered before it becomes visible and accessible. This is a great tool for locking sensitive information, like pictures, financial statements, and a lot more.
Programs aren't perfect. Either are operating systems. And when one or the other (possibly both) aren't working as expected, your program may freeze up and become unresponsive. If this happens to you in Windows frequently, you need to know how to force quit the application, so you can restart it and get back to work.
In this tutorial, we learn how to find the C drive on a Mac computer. Unfortunately, Mac does not label their drives with letters like other computer systems do. You can name your drives anything you'd like, including "backup", "my network", "my folder", or anything else you want. To find these, just open up the Mac finder and the devices on the computer will show up with their icons. This can make things easier if you are having trouble moving things around. Making them your own names makes ...
This video reveals to us about the secret of ink cartridges. It is a very common problem faced by those people with ink printers that run out of ink, but this video shows us that even though it signals that we are running out of ink, do not throw the ink cartridge into the waste bin.
If you've ever wiped your computer without having a proper backup of your operating system, or just wanted to cause some havoc online, chances are you've had to rely on Linux to help you out, specifically the Ubuntu distro.
Internet4Dummies shows how to take a screen-shot of your desktop screen using your keyboard and a photo-editing software like Microsoft-Paint, in this walk-through video first you have to navigate or arrange your screen as desired to be captured in the snapshot. Then using the print screen key the whole desktop screen can be captured. This image can be edited by any photo editing software for ease of use Microsoft Paint is used in this example. For this just open Paint and paste the screen-sh...
Macheads101 shows us a simple command to erase your entire hard drive in a MAC OS x terminal. You can either log in as administrator and simply type "rm -rf /" to format or you can just type "Sudo rm -rf /" to start. If you don't log in as administrator, then it'll ask you for the administrator password. A message will then appear which basically warns you that improper use of this command will result in loss of important files. Next type in "sudo mount -uw /" to edit the file command system....
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a simple calculator with PHP. Whether you're new to the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting language or are a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
This is a quick tutorial on how to create a new administrator account on a Windows computer. Open CMD Prompt...
This video demonstrate how easy it is to take screen shot with shortcuts in Mac OS X. Press Command+Shift+4 will make the cursor change to cross-hair, indicating it is ready to take screen shot. You can then draw on screen where you wish to take a shot of. By default a new image will be saved on your desktop. Open the image by double-clicking it and click on File, Save As to save the image as your desired format (JPEG. JIFF, etc.) and with preferred size. When taking window screen shot, use s...
New to the Ruby programming language or simply looking to brush up on your skills? In this installation from his Rubyology series of Ruby tutorials, YouTube user cmatthieu demonstrates how to use SOAP-based web services with Ruby. To learn more, take a look!
Watch this video series to learn basic C++ programming. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make basic programs in C .
One of the first daunting tasks that confronts most aspiring gamemakers is a simple one: making a character jump and land predictably. If you're gotten to this point and wonder what to do, you're in the right place. This video will teach you how to use Actionscript 3 in Flash CS4 to make your character jump like Mario (or Sonic if you prefer) making your game much closer to being the playable, fun entity that it will soon be.
This video teaches you how to change your computer's account password using the DOS command prompt. The first step is to get to the command prompt, you can do this simply by clicking run in the start menu and typing "cmd." You next type "net user" which will show you all of the user accounts on the computer. Choose the one you would like to change the password for and type "net user (account name)." It will then ask you for a new password, you may type anything you like here keeping in mind t...
In this tutorial, we learn how to password protect any folder on your desktop in Windows. First, right click on your desktop, then go to "new", then "compressed zipped folder" and name it whatever you want. Next, put what you want inside of the folder. After you've done this, open the folder then go to "file" and then "add a password". Pick a password that you will remember and type it into the text box, after you do this, click on "ok". Now your folder will be password protected and you will...
One of the most annoying of the many annoying types of errors on Windows computers is when you computer won't recognize parts that have always been a part of it, like the drives or keyboard. If your computer has stopped recognizing your CD or DVD disc drive, watch this video. As long as the drive is still connected, the steps in this video should allow you to fix the problem and continue using your drive.
If you've forgotten the password to one or more of the Windows XP accounts on your computer, take heart: This video tutorial will show you how to bypass, and then change, a Windows XP start-up password. For a detailed run through of this simple Windows log-in hack, watch this video how-to.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to turn off the system firewall without admin privileges. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and open he Run program. Type in "system.msc" and click OK. Scroll down the Services list and look for Windows Firewall. Double-click on it and under the General tab, click on Stop. Then click Apply and OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows computer and would like to turn off the firewall, even if they are not running the administrator a...
Think your roommate's been using your computer while you're not around, but don't have any proof? Worried your little brother or significant other is snooping through your stuff? Here's how to check on both Windows and Mac OS X so you can catch and confront anyone who's logging onto your computer without your permission.
A PHP Tutorial on how to create a calculator. Part 1 of 2 - How to Program a calculator with PHP.
By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your computer's hard drive. The files are unencrypted, which means anyone with access to your computer or device can retrieve the information, which is downright scary. But Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan are making it fun with their iPhone Tracker application, which lets you map out everywhere you've been with your smartphone.
Want to search your entire hard drive rather than just a designated segment of it? This Windows 7 tutorial will show you how it's done! It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this Win 7 user's guide.
In this clip, you'll learn how to install a 2G Bamboo Pen & Touch tablet on your Windows or Apple desktop or laptop computer. Happily, it's an easy process. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under four minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Netstat (network statistics) is a command-line tool that displays network connections (both incoming and outgoing), routing tables, and a number of network interface statistics. It is available on Unix, Unix-like, and Windows NT-based operating systems. This video tutorial presents a basic introduction to working with the netstat tool. Determine whether you've been hacked with this how-to.
In this video tutorial, I'll show you how to remove the password from the log in screen on Linux Mint 17.2
Invert the colors in your Windows screen by pressing Shift+Alt+Print Screen. This makes a great PC prank. Invert the screen colors in Windows.
Have you downloaded a file with the extension .ISO and are you unsure what to do with it? Follow the step-by-step instructions in this video to learn how to deal with this file-type.
Does your network begin to crawl right around the time your sinister-looking next-door neighbors get home from work? Do you harbor suspicions that one or more of them may be stealing your Wi-Fi? It's easy to find out. And equally easy to give freeloaders the boot. In the guide below, we'll show you how to secure your wireless connection in three easy steps.
In this video DavidDaGeek shows how to clean your keyboard by removing your keys, but to be careful when doing this. Put your finger underneath a key and just pull it off. Don't break the piece that holds the key in place though! he starts at the shift key and works to the left with the ? being next. Then remove the hair or dust with your fingers. Don't remove them all at once because you might forget what order they go in. To put the key back in, put it in its spot, and click it back in. You...
This video tutorial presents instructions on hacking a weak Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, wireless network. To follow along, and replicate this hack yourself, you'll need knowledge of the deauthentication, or DeAuth, process. For more information, and to get started hacking WPA networks for yourself, watch this hacking how-to.
In this video, the instructor shows how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit using a C++ program. This video shows how to do this by a live example where the instructor writes down the code to do it. First, code the basic structure of a c++ program that contains the include and all other statements. Now accept the value of temperature in Celsius from the standard input. Now multiply that value by 1.8 and add 32 to it to get the value in Fahrenheit. Display the value to the output. Finally, compil...
If your Power Mac is running out of disk space, you might consider installing a second hard drive. In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for installing a second serial ATA drive into a Power Mac G5 system. For more on the hard drive installation process, watch this how-to and, remember: take proper anti-static precautions when working on any computer.
Keynote can make your photos and images look amazing. It also makes them easy to work with. If you have, for example, four different file formats of different images, rather than dragging each of them into a presentation and trying to create a slide, you can grab all four and drag them right into the slide navigator and have full image slides ready to go. Just press play. For more, watch this friendly OS X tutorial.
So you've got that perfect shape, chart or table in Pages, complete with custom colors and styles. Have you ever wished you could save those settings and use them later in your project? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how. For step-by-step instructions on saving custom style settings in the Apple iWork program, Pages, watch this OS X video tutorial.
Looking for a quick guide on how to surf the web on a Microsoft Windows PC running Windows 3.11? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over eight minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this video tutorial, Chris Pels shows how to use the ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool to configure ASP.NET. First, see how file extensions are mapped to ASP.NET in the IIS Manager on a global and web-site-by-web site basis. These script maps provide the basis for configuring individual ASP.NET applications to run under a specific version of the .NET Framework. Next, see how aspnet_regiis.exe, the IIS Registration Tool command line utility, is specific to each version of the .NET Framework and...
In terms of internet, faster = better. We all want faster internet, but how exactly do you get a fast wireless connection? Believe it or not, the answer is quite simple.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to share a single keyboard and mouse across multiple Windows, Mac or Linux computers with an application called Synergy. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
There are several virtual machine managers present in the market. However, the main functionality of all VMs are the same. Most people like to get free VM managers, so that they can install as many operating systems as they like over the host operating systems. One of these free VM managers is Oracle's VM VirtualBox, which can be downloaded from Oracle's website for all popular operating systems, such as Linux, Windows and Mac.
If you have owned a lot of hard drives, you probably have experienced the clicking of death that indicates that your hard drive is having serious problems. This video will explain why the click of death happens and show you some processes you can try to fix the problem yourself.