Month: July 2021

How to fix CBS All Access not working on Amazon Firestick

Online streaming services have become extremely popular. People haven’t completely cut the cord and still buy cable subscriptions but networks like CBS have online streaming options to remain competitive with Hulu, HBO, Netflix etc. CBS All Access not working on Amazon Firestick Streaming services aren’t just for mobile devices or computers. Smart TVs and TV […]

How to fix PC automatically goes to BIOS

When you turn your computer on, regardless if it’s running Windows or Linux, it gives you a brief window during which you can boot to BIOS. This window tends to be longer if your system is older because the OS’s bootloader takes longer to load. On newer system, you only have a few seconds before […]

How to open Folder options on Windows 11

File Explorer in Windows 11 looks different than it did in Windows 10. Beyond the rounded corners and new icons, the ribbon has also changed. It’s much more comprehensive and you will find that many buttons are simply gone.  The ribbon in File Explorer was useful. It wasn’t cluttered with useless options and the new […]

Shadow of War on Linux

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action RPG developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. It is the second game in the Middle Earth series and is available for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One. Here’s how you can play it on Linux. How to get Middle-earth: Shadow of War working on Linux Middle-earth: […]

How to play Tyranny on Linux

Tyranny is an RPG video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. Currently, it is out on Windows, OSX, and Linux. Here’s how to get it working on your Linux PC. Getting Tyranny working on Linux Tyranny was natively released on Linux. However, you’ll need to install Steam to play it on […]

The Fall of Max Payne on Linux

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is the sequel to the original Max Payne game developed by Remedy and published by Rockstar. It follows detective Max Payne and continues his story. Here’s how to play it on Linux. Getting Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne working on Linux Max Payne 2: […]

How to open the Apps list on Windows 11

Microsoft is not done experimenting with the Start Menu. The Start Menu in Windows 8 was nothing short of a disaster and became one of the worst criticisms of the OS. Microsoft eventually had to ‘fix’ it but Windows 11 has a new Start Menu which is different from the Start Menu in Windows 10, […]

How to play Mirror’s Edge on Linux

Mirror’s Edge is an action/platformer game for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. It was developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is set in a futuristic city and follows Faith Connors, an underground parkour courier. Here’s how to play it on Linux. Getting Mirror’s Edge working on Linux Mirror’s Edge works pretty well […]

How to play Yooka-Laylee on Linux

Yooka-Laylee is a platformer game developed by Team 7, which was the original developer team behind the N64 game Banjo-Kazooie. Here’s how to play this game on your Linux PC. Getting Yooka-Laylee working on Linux Yooka-Laylee works on Linux, but you’ll only be able to play it on your Linux computer with the help of […]

How to upgrade to Pop_OS 21.04

Pop_OS 21.04 is finally out! With this new release comes excellent new features such as “COSMIC” that allows users to customize their Pop desktop, new trackpad gestures for laptops, and more. In this guide, we’ll show you how to upgrade your system to the new Pop_OS release. Note: This upgrade is intended for those using […]

How to fix YouTube TV family sharing not working

YouTube has a premium/paid version called YouTube TV. You can watch movies on it, and select content/shows from YouTube channels. It’s only available in select countries and costs $ 65 which is not cheap. Because YouTube TV is so expensive, there is Family Sharing which allows users to share a single subscription with family numbers. […]

How to edit the Hosts file on Linux

The Hosts file on Linux is responsible for mapping hostnames and IP addresses. It’s a plain text file named “Hosts.” If you’ve ever run servers on Linux, you’ll no doubt find yourself editing this file a lot.  In this guide, we’ll show you how to access the Hosts file on Linux and how to back […]

How to open Task Manager on Windows 11

Initials reviews for Windows 11 have started to arrive. If nothing else, the UI changes are some of the most obvious ones that most people know about. Noteworthy of these changes is the change to the taskbar which now features ‘centered’ icons for the Start menu, File Explorer, and Edge. Task Manager on Windows 11 […]

How to set up Enpass on Linux

Enpass is a secure password vault for Linux, Mac, Windows, as well as mobile. It is intended to keep your passwords safe and remember them so that you don’t have to. In this guide, we’ll go over how to set up Enpass on Linux. Installing Enpass on Linux Enpass is an excellent program, but unfortunately, […]

How to purge Wine from Linux

If you’ve decided not to use Wine anymore on your Linux PC, you’ll probably want to know how to uninstall it and purge all Wine programs from your system. Sadly, if you’re a new user, there’s no built-in way to remove Wine from your system. Instead, you’ll have to do it manually. Here’s how. Note: […]

How to download Windows 11 beta

Windows 11 has officially been announced, the minimum system requirements have been listed, and there are preview builds available for those looking to try the OS out. Download Windows 11 beta Windows 11 is available for anyone who wants to try the OS out before it is officially released to the public. If you have […]

How to set up Regolith Linux 1.6

Regolith Linux 1.6 is here and packed with new and exciting features. If you’re looking to try out a new Linux distribution, this guide is for you. Follow along as we show you how to set up Regolith Linux 1.6! Note: if you do not want to set up Regolith Linux from scratch, you’ll be […]

How to install Kali Linux apps in Debian

Are you a Debian Linux user who also loves network security and computer testing? If so, you’ll probably want to install some security tools onto your Debian Linux system. Of course, the best way to get that type of software installed is to install the Kali Linux software suite. Here’s how to do it. Adding […]

How to play Observer on Linux

Observer is a cyberpunk horror game developed by Bloober Team and published by Aspyr. It was released on Windows, PS4, and Xbox in 2017, and later on, it came to Linux. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play it on Linux. Getting Observer working on Linux Observer is a native Linux game, but […]

How to play Orwell on Linux

Orwell is a simulation video game by Osmotic Studios. In the game, the player assumes the role of an operative and monitors security cameras for national security threats. Here’s how to play it on Linux. Getting Orwell working on Linux Orwell works on Linux quite well, as it is a native game. However, that being […]

How to install Gnome 40 in Ubuntu 21.04

Despite Gnome 40 being out for close to 6 months, it still hasn’t made it to Ubuntu, with Canonical deciding to go with Gnome 3 for 21.04. However, thanks to the community it is possible to get Gnome 40 up and running on Ubuntu. Here’s how to do it. WARNING: Gnome 40 on Ubuntu is […]

How to play Outlast on Linux

Outlast is an FPS survival horror game developed and published by Red Barrels on PC and consoles. The game focuses on an investigative journalist who decided to investigate a remote psychiatric hospital to find monsters living inside. Here’s how to play it on Linux. Getting Outlast working on Linux Outlast is a native Linux game. […]

How to play Overlord on Linux

Overlord is an action RPG developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PS3, and Linux. The game came out in 2007. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Overlord on Linux. Getting Overlord working on Linux Overlord is a native Linux game, and it will run well […]

How to make a Blast furnace in Minecraft

Minecraft features all sorts of blocks; some can be used in their original form while others can be ‘smelted’ to make other types of blocks. You will find that a large number of blocks will become something else or an ingredient for something else by smelting.  Blast furnace in Minecraft A furnace is a basic […]

How to install GitCola on Linux

Git Cola is a stylish, powerful GUI for Git development. It is a free program to use and is written with Python 2 and 3. We’ll go over how you can install Git Cola on all mainstream Linux operating systems in this guide.  Ubuntu installation instructions Git Cola is available for Ubuntu Linux users through […]

How to make concrete in Minecraft

Concrete was added to Minecraft in 2017. It does not offer the kind of blast resistance in the game that you’d expect it to. Compared to stone, it is very low on the list of blocks that offer any meaningful blast resistance. That said, Concrete looks so much better than stone, cobblestone, and even smooth […]

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 20.2

Linux Mint 20.2 is finally out for fans. Best of all, Linux Mint has made it possible to officially upgrade to the new release with ease. That’s right, for many releases, Mint hasn’t given users an official upgrade path, and users have had to take matters into their own hands. In this guide, we’ll show […]

10 easy Minecraft house ideas

A Minecraft house or a base is essential for your survival in the game. It’s normally where you move your spawn point, keep materials that you’re collecting, and where you craft, brew, or enchant items. You [month], or [month] not create a Nether portal near it but having a spot to return to, and a […]

How to play Max Payne on Linux

Max Payne is a neo-noir third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. In the game, you play as renegade DEA agent Max Payne as he hunts down those who murdered his family. Here’s how to get it working on Linux. Getting Max Payne working on Linux Max Payne works […]

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO file

Windows 8 was not popular or well-received. Few people upgraded to it and its life was cut short despite Microsoft eventually fixing the Start menu. While Windows 8 was still the newest Windows version, plenty of laptops and desktops were released that run the OS. Windows 8/8.1 users were given the option to upgrade to […]

How to get a Google meeting scheduler

Google Meet lets you create a meeting for a future date and time but its scheduling feature is very different from the Zoom scheduling feature and the Microsoft Teams scheduling feature. Instead of giving users a scheduling interface where users can pick a date and time, they get a link.  Google Meeting scheduler If you’d […]

How to install Sublime Merge on Linux

Sublime Merge is a cross-platform Git client developed on the same platform as Sublime Text. It comes with excellent features such as a three-way merging tool, side-by-side diffs, and a powerful search function. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up the software on Linux. Ubuntu/Debian installation instructions To install Sublime Merge on […]

How to use the Google Meet Whiteboard in a meeting

Whiteboards are commonly used in meetings, particularly in brainstorming sessions as a way to visualize what’s being discusses and to keep track of ideas. Whiteboards have become virtual and they’re an excellent tool to use in online meetings. Drawing on them [month] not be the same as drawing on a physical board but it gets […]

How to fix Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting on Windows 10

WiFi problems make it impossible to work. If you’re working offline i.e., in a word processor or spreadsheet, you [month] still need an active and reliable internet connection to sync a backup of your work to a cloud drive. For almost everything else, you need the internet.  Fix WiFi keeps disconnecting on Windows 10 Laptops […]

How to install Gnome 40 on Debian 11

If you’d like to use the latest version of the Gnome Shell desktop on Debian 11, you can, thanks to the “Debian Experimental” software repository. In this guide, we’ll walk you through all the steps to try out this new desktop. Upgrading to Debian 11 Before installing Gnome 40 on Debian, you must ensure that […]

How to install SmartGit on Linux

SmartGit is a tool for Mac OS, Linux, and Windows for developers that work with Git and SVN. It comes with special integrations with GitHub, BitBucket, and others. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the SmartGit app on Linux. How to install SmartGit on Ubuntu SmartGit is available for Ubuntu Linux users […]

How to install Netstat on Linux

Netstat is a Linux tool that system admins use for analyzing network stats. It comes in handy when you’re trying to take a deeper look at your Linux machine and how it is handling networking. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Netstat on your Linux PC. How to install Netstat on Ubuntu […]

How to download WebEx for Microsoft Outlook

We’ve covered Microsoft Teams in length. One of its features, if you have a paid Microsoft Teams license, allows you to install an add-on for Outlook. This add-on allows you to schedule meetings in Microsoft Teams from Outlook. Microsoft Teams isn’t the only web conferencing tool that has an add-on for Outlook. WebEx for Outlook […]

How to change your name on Google Meet

Google Meet can be used with or without an account. If you choose to use Google Meet with an account, you will use a Google account. You can use your personal account, or a Google Apps account.  When you join a Google Meet meeting, you have to join with a name. If you’re signed in, […]

How to install Pgadmin on Linux

Pgadmin is an open-source administration and development tool for PostgreSQL, the open database software. This tool is essential for those who work heavily with PostgreSQL. Here’s how to install the app on Linux. How to install Pgadmin on Ubuntu PGAdmin is available for Ubuntu users via an Apt software repository. To start the installation, you’ll […]

How to use Snap Camera with Google Meet

Google Meet has a background blur feature that will blur the background or mask it with an image. That is the extent of the effects it has. Since Google Meet is meant for professional use so it stands to reason it won’t have anything beyond that.  That said, you can use a virtual webcam app […]

How to play Hearthstone on Linux

Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital card game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Hearthstone builds on existing lore from Warcraft and gives players a chance to battle each other using collectible cards. Hearthstone on Linux Hearthstone is not on Steam, so using Steam Play and Proton is not an option. However, Blizzard games tend […]

Complete guide to hosting and joining meetings

Google Meet is Google’s video conferencing service. It is Google Hangouts rebranded with quite a few improvements. Google Meet remains a web app i.e., there are no official desktop clients for the service. It’s also free and one of the most commonly used services for quick, ad-hoc or scheduled meetings. Google Meet tutorial Google Meet […]