[Fixed] Computer slows down after Windows 10 Creators Update

[Note]: I have fixed my computer and now it is running fast. See the end of the post for the update and the possible fix(es) of the issue. I have a habit of keeping my computer up-to-date as much as I can, so whenever there is an update of either OS or software I will get on it and install it. This habit, however, is a double-edge sword, while most of the time it will protect me from getting hacked, it can cause trouble sometimes, which just happened to me recently: my computer became sluggish after I installed Windows 10 […]


GPS Spoofing is a big issue in Pokémon GO

GPS spoofing refers to changing a mobile device’s GPS location by using special GPS app without having to physically go to the new location. It has been widely used by Pokémon GO players yet Niantic has not done enough to prevent GPS spoofing. Besides the ability to fake device’s GPS location, some GPS spoofing apps also provide a “joystick” feature that enables Pokémon GO players to “walk” to virtually any location on earth without having to move their lazy butt, so they can “go” to any PokéStop to collect items, or “go” to a PokéGym to battle while sitting in a […]


Linux Mint running in software rendering mode on VirtualBox 2

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. 8, and in last 3 months (at the time of writing this post) both them are still in the top 10 ranking. However, if you […]


elementary OS helps user to switch from macOS to Linux

In my previous post, I introduced Zorin OS, a Linux distro that can help Windows users to switch to Linux. Today I will introduce another Linux distro that targets macOS user to help them to switch to Linux and it is called elementary OS. This Linux distro has an elegant design with a beautiful macOS-like user interface so Mac users will feel comfortable to use it, although it claims to be a replacement for both Windows and macOS. Without further ado, let’s get started. First, let’s go to elementary OS website to download the latest official ISO image file. https://elementary.io/ Here you […]


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 the Pokémon drop more candy. Players were excited about the new addition of the Pokémon family and were trying to catch the new Pokémon as soon as the […]


Zorin OS helps users to switch from Windows to Linux 2

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 Apple computer, you can definitely give Linux a try. This being said, however, there are so many different Linux distros with different desktop environments (desktop […]


How to play Pokémon GO the smart way

Since its initial release on July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go has generated more than $1 billion of revenue worldwide, according to Sensor Tower. You might be curious how Pokémon GO make money because there is no ads in the game. Well, it makes money via the in-app purchase. Like all the other mobile games with in-app purchase option, you can play and enjoy the game totally free, but if you want to level up and get strong quickly, then you will find that the in-app purchase is the your best option. This being said, however, there are some tricks that can […]


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 not encouraged to touch the Windows Registry, and if they must, then it is highly recommended to backup the whole Windows Registry before any modification. […]


Sumsang Galaxy S6 fingerprint scanner finds no match and how to fix it

You probably already know that fingerprint does not provide the maximum security for locking your smartphone, but it is better than PIN or pattern, and it is very convenient especially when you need to unlock your phone quickly. A side note, however, is that fingerprint is NOT protected by the Fifth Amendment, so if you don’t want the law enforcement or the government to peek into your smartphone, then do NOT use fingerprint to unlock your phone. Why? Well, the short answer will be that the Fifth Amendment protects what you know, but does not protect what you have. Biometrics, […]


[Fix] LG G3 blue screen of death and fix 29

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 the same blue screen appeared followed by the same situation with no button responding. I was totally convinced that Android suffers the blue screen of […]