Category: tech-tips

How to write upside down letters

The internet doesn’t follow a format; there is no convention for which font to use, the size of headings, or how many headings should be present on a website. Most websites will follow a coherent design but each website is different from the other. With forums and chat groups/apps, coherent writing more or less goes […]

How to find the Minecraft version

Minecraft gets periodic updates, some big, some small. The larger updates add new mobs, structures, and blocks to the game while the smaller ones tend to be patches, fixes, and slight modifications to existing blocks. Most games encourage users to always keep them up to date but with Minecraft, the version number decides which online […]

How to reset password in Minecraft

Minecraft comes in two versions; the Java version and the Bedrock version. The bedrock version is available via the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. You don’t need to sign in to use this version and when you do sign in, your Microsoft account. With the Java version, you have to use your Minecraft account. Minecraft […]

How to put an iPad in Kiosk mode

iPads may have started out as consumer devices but they’ve become incredibly powerful since the first iPad was released. They are excellent tools for drawing and lower end models tend to end up replacing POS stations in many places. To make all this easier, the iPad has a kiosk mode which basically allows the iPad […]

How to play 911 Operator on Linux

911 Operator puts the player in the role of a 911 dispatcher for emergency lines and services. It is a fun and challenging video game. It was developed by Jutsu Games and published by Games Operators. Here’s how you can play 911 Operator on Linux. How to get 911 Operator working on Linux 911 Operator […]

How to reset Face ID on iPhone

iPhones that support Face ID will ask you to set it up when you first set up your phone. You can always set it up later if you want. Face ID, once set, can always be reset. You can remove Face ID or set it up again if you’ve made changes to your appearance. Reset […]

Face ID not working after screen replacement

Apple’s devices are expensive. Their warranty is expensive, and their repairs are expensive. Over the years, iPhone have become less and less ‘fixable’. iFixit has consistently been scoring the device low on fixability and Apple really doesn’t care to fix the problem. Apple prefers to repair its own devices and it will try and penalize […]

Why do apps close suddenly on iOS 15

iOS and apps on iOS work seamlessly. It’s rare for iPhone or iPad owners to upgrade the OS on their device and discover that their favorite apps are no longe working because of an OS upgrade. Apple releases the beta version of iOS well in advance of the actual stable release, and it always lets […]

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Smelting is an important crafting process in Minecraft. It’s used to create dyes, cook food, make glass, and extract important ores like iron. At the heart of the smelting process is the furnace (or the blast furnace) and there is fuel. Fuel is what powers the smelting process i.e., get the fire going and coal […]

How to make stone bricks in Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world where you can build whatever you want. A lot of it is imagination but you have lots of different block types at your disposal to build a castle, a windmill, a fort, homes, cities, etc. Blocks, and using a variety of them, adds detail and it makes you builds look […]

How to make a composter in Minecraft

Minecraft has lots of different items, some common, some less so, and some extremely rare. The rare items are things users will squirrel away until they really, really need them. As for the more common items, you can keep them in chests in case you need them but you can also make use of a […]

How to boot Windows 11 in safe mode

Windows 11 is new, and as time goes on, it will run into the usual problems that plague a Windows’ system. Problems with drivers, overclocking software, networking tools, and the myriad of other tools and apps that Windows’ users install will eventually lead to some sort of system instability. One of the many ways to […]

How to fix iOS 15.0.2 not updating

iOS updates are available OTA i.e., you can download an update on your device, and install it, without connecting the device to a computer. You can also download an update to your computer first, and then install it on your iPhone or iPad. The second method, the tethered update method, requires iTunes on Windows and […]

How to uninstall Windows 11

You tried Windows 11. You did not like Windows 11 and you’d like to go back to Windows 10. As far as a license is concerned, if you had a genuine Windows 10 license when upgraded to Windows 11, you can always go back. To downgrade the OS, it depends on how long you’ve been […]

How to fix Youtube lagging on Windows 11

YouTube videos are generally available in different streaming qualities. Videos can be played in resolution as low as 240 resolution. Normally, you won’t play in a video in that low a resolution unless your internet connection is exceptionally slow. YouTube auto-selects a lower resolution so that videos play smoothly even if the internet is slow. […]

How to get the Windows 11 ISO

There are two ways to install Windows 11; you can install it via Windows Update, or you can create installation media. Neither method is difficult. With Windows Update, you have to wait for Windows 11 to be rolled out to your system. If your system doesn’t have a whitelisted CPU, Windows Update won’t allow you […]

Where is the taskbar in Windows 11

Windows 11 doesn’t have an overwhelming number of new features and there are only a few that users may want to update for. This is despite the fact that Windows 11 is a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. One major, and very obvious difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10 is the design.  Windows […]

How to fix charging problems with iOS 15

iOS 15 released last month. Like most iOS updates, users have installed the update en masse. For most users, the update has gone smooth but some users are having troubles charging their devices. This bug is plaguing both iOS users i.e., iPhone users, and iPadOS users i.e., iPad users.  Charging problems with iOS 15 The […]

How to run CHKDSK on Windows 10/11

Hard disks can run into problems. Physical damage to a hard disk is often irreparable but a disk can have software problems and they can be fixed. You may have to use a myriad of tools to fix them, depending on the problem but before you can fix a problem, you will need to diagnose […]

How to make green dye in Minecraft

Building is a huge part of Minecraft. You may like exploring mineshafts, or looking for shipwrecks, or you might just be trying to get to The End to kill a dragon but building will always be a part of what you do. Many people play Minecraft exclusively to build things and Minecraft offers them different […]

How to breed horses in Minecraft

Horses are one of many neutral or passive mobs in Minecraft. Much like other mobs of this type can be used to collect resources or provide food to a player, horses serve their own unique purpose if a player is able to tame them. Once tamed, a horse can be ridden, and you can give […]

How to play The Witness on Linux

The Witness is a 2016 puzzle-exploration game developed and published by Thekla Inc. In the game, the player explores an open island and solves puzzles hidden in the environment. Here’s how to play it on your Linux computer. Getting The Witness working on Linux The Witness is an excellent game, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work […]

How to play Spelunky on Linux

Spelunky is a 2D platformer game for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, Chrome OS, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s how you can play Spelunky on your Linux computer. Getting Spelunky working on Linux Spelunky is not a native Linux game, but it still works thanks to Steam in Proton. Unfortunately, the Proton feature only works on Linux […]

How to install LosslessCut on Linux

Are you in need of a good video editor on Linux that can handle lossless footage? Check out Lossless Cut. It is a light non-linear editor for Linux and can take your footage without any quality loss. Here’s how to install it on Linux. AppImage installation instructions A great way to install the Lossless Cut […]

How to make terracotta in Minecraft

Minecraft has a wide range of building blocks that you can use to construct a base. They can be simple stone blocks or they can be concrete blocks that can be dyed to give structures a more aesthetic look. Concrete isn’t the only block that you can dye and use in construction. There is also […]

How to close open windows on iPhone 11

Mobile operating systems were developed after desktop computers became mainstream. By then, most users had learned certain concepts e.g., opening and closing apps that are common on a desktop OS. These same actions don’t necessarily translate the same way on a mobile OS. Close open windows on iPhone 11 On mobile operating systems, apps run […]

How to make paper in Minecraft

Paper is an incredibly important, multi-purpose item in Minecraft. It’s used to craft books which are essential for crafting an enchantment table. You can enchant books and when used in a crafting table, they allow users to apply different types of enchantments to objects. In addition to books, paper is also used to craft maps, […]

How to tame a fox in Minecraft

Minecraft mobs, friendly or hostile, almost all provide players with items for crafting. Obtaining those items may require a benign tool e.g. a pair of scissors to shear sheep and get wool to make carpets and a bed or it may require violence i.e., killing a cow if you feel like having steak for dinner.  […]

How to tame a cat in Minecraft

Minecraft has plenty of neutral mobs and some of these mobs can be tamed in the game. Once tamed, the neutral mob becomes friendly towards the player. Depending on the type of mob, it will either defend the player or help it gather some sort of resource or offer protection. Cats in Minecraft Minecraft originally […]

How to make bricks in Minecraft

Minecraft has lots, and lots, of building blocks. You can use literally any type of wood and/or stone to construct a house. Wood and stone occur naturally and are the easiest to obtain. Wood is not as strong as stone and if you want to creeper-proof your base, you want to build it with material […]

How to make a bed in Minecraft

A bed is an important item in Minecraft. It allows players to reset their spawn point. If you’ve built your base, you should definitely craft a bed, place it in a room, and sleep in it at least once to change your spawn point. If you do not have a bed that you’ve slept in […]

How to install SpeedCrunch on Linux

Are you in need of a scientific calculator for your Linux PC? Can’t find anything good to use? Check out SpeedCrunch! It’s a high-precision, scientific calculator that sports tons of features and a speedy keyboard-driven interface. Here’s how to set it up on your system. Ubuntu installation instructions SpeedCrunch is available for installation on Ubuntu […]

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10

Ubuntu 21.10 is here, and it is an exciting release. With this new version of Ubuntu, Canonical finally gives its users Gnome 40, the next-gen update to Gnome Shell, and many other excellent features. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can upgrade your Ubuntu system to 21.10. Upgrade to 21.10 – GUI Upgrading […]

How to use the Buttercup password manager on Linux

Buttercup is an advanced, open-source password vault. It encrypts your passwords with AES 256bit cryptography to keep them safe. If you’re tired of proprietary password solutions on Linux and want something open-source, you’ll love this guide. In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to install Buttercup on Linux. We’ll also show you how to set […]

How to use YouTube Music on the Linux desktop

YouTube Music is an excellent service. But, sadly, there is no official client for Linux users to enjoy the service. Thankfully, the community has taken it upon itself to create an unofficial YouTube Music app. Here’s how to use it on your system. Installing YouTube Music on Linux YouTube Music isn’t officially on Linux. However, […]