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 25

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 […]


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 Pokemon but later Niantic, the company who developed the game, disabled those apps. Many users were upset by the lack of Pokemon tracking and eventually […]


You must manually configure this site for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for the site to run correctly

Recently I got a new Windows 10 computer at work and tried to open an Visual Studio 2010 project, and then I got a web server error as follows: Configuring Web http://localhost:64886/ for ASP.NET 4.5 failed. You must manually configure this site for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for the site to run correctly. ASP.NET 4.0 has not been registered on the Web server. You need to manually configure your Web server for ASP.NET 4.0 in order for your site to run correctly. Well, this type of error usually means that the IIS web server is installed after the .NET framework […]


JavaScript inventor and Mozilla ex-CEO creates new Brave web browser

Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and the ex-CEO of Mozilla, got media’s attention again, only this time it is for his new invention: Brave web browser. It is based on the Chromium web browser and it aims to block website trackers and ads. Take a look at the two screenshots of CNN website in Google Chrome and Brave for comparison: CNN website in Google Chrome shows advertisement CNN website in Brave does not have advertisement All the advertisements on CNN website are blocked by Brave along with many trackers, and if you are curious about how many ads are blocked, you can click […]