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Linux Mint running in software rendering mode on VirtualBox

In my previous posts, I introduced two Linux distros for new users: Zorin OS and elementary OS. Zorin OS provides a Windows-like interface and elementary OS provides a macOS-like interface, with the hope of making both Windows users and macOS users feel less intimidated when switching to Linux. According to the Linux distro watch, both Zorin OS and elementary OS are getting popular. In 2016, Zorin was ranked No. 7 while elementary was ranked No. […]

The world of Pokémon GO has expanded with 80 more Pokémon

A new version of Pokémon GO was released yesterday with many new update and the most exciting update is the addition of over 80 additional Pokémon. Even though I have not caught any Pokémon as shown in the promotional picture above, I did catch some very cute new Pokémon such as Sentret, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Spinarak, Snubbull, etc. This update also added two new Berries: Nanab Berry which can calm down a Pokémon, making it less erratic and Pinap Berry which makes […]

Zorin OS helps users to switch from Windows to Linux

I am not going to waste on explaining what Linux is, why/how to use it. You can Google it and you will find so much information online. Because Linux is open source and everyone can modify and contribute to it, there are many versions of Linux, and each version is called a Linux distribution, or distro in short. If you are not happy with Microsoft Windows OS but don’t want to switch to an expensive […]

Regedit in Windows 10: error writing the value’s new contents

The Windows Registry is a critical and essential part of the Windows operating system and stores low-level settings for both the OS and the applications, such as device drivers, services, security settings, and so on. It is intended for advanced and experienced users to modify the system especially when there is no other way to do it,  because modifying Windows Registry may cause your Windows system not to operate and even crash. Therefore, normal users are […]

[Fix] LG G3 blue screen of death and fix

I never imaged that Android has blue screen of death until my son handed to me his LG G3 smartphone with a blue screen of death. And after several seconds, the blue screen disappeared and the phone went “dead” and would not respond to any buttons, including long-holding the power button. After I opened up the phone case, take out the battery, and put it back, I was able to turn the phone on, but immediately […]

4 reasons you should play Pokemon GO

After initially released in July 2016, Pokemon GO quickly became a worldwide phenomenon and was one of the most used mobile games. Due to its popularity, their server was under heavy load and the game occasionally crashed or failed to load. Some updates of the game later broke one of the most useful feature: its built-in tracking feature became useless. Because of the lack of Pokemon tracking, some third-party apps emerged to help users to find […]

[Fixed] Windows 10 File Explorer Keeps Crashing

Windows 10 gave me a challenge this morning. When I turned on my computer and went to File Explorer to access a downloaded file, File Explorer hang for a while then just crashed. Maybe it’s just an accident, so I tried again, and it crashed again the same way. Hmm, one more try…crashed. Well, it’s Windows, rebooting is a magic fix for most issues, so I reboot my computer, guess what, it didn’t fix the […]

[Review] Is Swagbucks legit and worth the time?

Swagbucks is an online rewards and cash back program that allows users to earn points (called SB) by doing activities such as watching videos, playing games, searching the web, shopping online stores, answering surveys, and so on. Swagbucks is a legitimate business and it is definitely worth your time, and let me show you why. Disclaimer: Swagbucks is a legitimate business and rewards you with good amount of gift cards or cash, but do not […]

Google indexes HTTP site as HTTS, how to fix it?

A few months ago, I decided to switch my hosting provider from Arvixe to SmarterASP.net and after the switch I decided not to continue to use SSL for my site, so I terminated my SSL certificate. Within a week, I noticed that my page views have dropped tremendously, almost to single digit. After some investigation I noticed that Google still indexes my site as HTTPS instead of HTTP, even though I don’t have SSL certificate […]

A quick review of Grav CMS

Grav is a file-based open source Content Management System (CMS) and is developed by RocketTheme, which means Grav doesn’t use a database. Content and configuration options are all stored in flat files on the server. The main focus of Grav is speed and simplicity. Because of this, I would like to give it a try to see if how easy and simple to use it, especially for small business and non-profit organizations where techinical resource […]