How To: Set Up Facebook Video Calling on Lion

You might have heard that Facebook announced Video Calling with the help of Skype on their service today. You might have also noticed that if you are running a pre-release version of Mac OS X Lion it simply does not work. In reality the Facebook video calling feature will work on Lion but is blocked due to … [Read more...]

Why Linux Distributions Will Never Be Mainstream

Throughout the history of software there has always been people who prefer customization over simplicity. In the more modern era of computer software the most evident example of this phenomenon is Linux distributions. A distribution of software cobbled together into one massive bundle that seems to be held … [Read more...]

What Is OAuth and How Can it Make the Internet Safer?

Over the last few months I've been working on discovering the functionality of the OAuth standard. OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard for authorization. It allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists) stored on one site with another site without having to hand … [Read more...]

How To: Speed Up Your PC Without New Hardware

So you just finished building your first custom PC. You've installed all of the state-of-the-art equipment and the latest and greatest operating system. You press the power button for the first time and you are amazed at how fast it loads. It is a truly mesmerizing experience. If you're a geek you know what … [Read more...]

AT&T to Impose Caps on Home Internet

Broadband Reports has learned that starting May 2nd, AT&T will start imposing bandwidth caps for both DSL and u-Verse internet services. Between March 18th and 31st, AT&T users will receive  notices informing them of the change in the company's terms of service. AT&T spokesman Seth Bloom confirms … [Read more...]

Mac App Store to Ignite Mac Gaming

I'll admit my previous article about the Mac App Store was less than approving. I mentioned five different things that could potentially bring the store to its knees. However, after almost two months the store is alive and well. Maybe not as good as the iOS store, but I see no signs of it failing anytime … [Read more...]

LTE Explained: How It’s Going to Make Mobile Better.

Picture this: you're sitting at the Super Bowl about to text your buddy about the awesome game. After typing your message and hitting send you are greeted with this message: "The message can not be sent at this time. Please try again later." Most of us have seen this before and all of us hate it. What exactly … [Read more...]

How To: Minimize Wireless Interference

Wireless network connections, also known as "WiFi" make it convenient for users to take advantage of their local network and Internet connection from various areas within their homes.  However, wireless slowdowns and dropouts can cause many headaches and nightmares. Many things in your home can interfere with … [Read more...]

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