How ToMiscTV and Audio

Why and How to Digitize VHS Tapes

The 2020 lockdown brought with it a lot of pressure and tighter deadlines for most, but spending more time at home also gave way to a renewed nostalgic interest in all the stuff people had laying around the house – old photos, home movies, books collecting dust, and all…
Storage

Flash Drive vs. External HDD And SSD

The eternal SSD vs HDD debate has many factors to it. In this article, we’ll discuss the merits of a flash drive vs. SSD, and that of an external hard drive vs. flash drives. Drives can be categorized into two types: the boot drive and a secondary drive for storage. Both…
How ToNetworking

What is Network Latency and How to Improve It

Network latency is key to understanding why your Internet network can suddenly go very slow, very laggy, and very annoying. One of the main components in knowing how to boost Wi-Fi speeds by having the knowledge on how to optimize Wi-Fi networks lies in a good understanding…
Laptops

Laptop Fan Making Noise: What to do?

Hearing a laptop fan noise is concerning and disconcerting. A laptop fan making noise is a sure-fire sign of something going very wrong… right? This article will delve into why a laptop fan making noise might be worrisome or might not be something to worry about. In either…
Computing

UEFI vs BIOS: Everything You Need to Know

With Intel’s announcement to completely remove BIOS support from all their chipsets, you might be left wondering and wanting to know more about the replacement. Intel has announced its plans to implement UEFI on all chipsets by the end of 2020. What exactly is it, and how…
Computing

PC Fan Makes Noise: Causes and Solutions

If turning on your desktop computer or laptop has been sounding like a jet taking off lately, there’s likely a problem with your PC fans. These fans move heat away from the processor, motherboard, and graphics card out – all of which emit heat as they function – and…
ComputingHow ToLaptops

How to Improve CPU Performance

The Central Processing Unit, or CPU, is undeniably the heart of the computer. Knowing how to improve CPU performance is thus useful no matter what problems you might be having with your computer, and to avert problems that are building up in the pipeline. While all…
How ToMiscNetworking

How to Boost Wi-Fi Speed

You’ve heard all the variations on the ties that bind us; cheesy quotes from films, novels, and songs all attest to it being either love, or the place we’re born, or some other third thing like a soft drink. What really connects us all, however, is the Internet – and…
How ToMisc

How to Start Podcasting: Everything You Need to Know

With a 150% increase in podcast-listening habits from the US public alone, podcasts are back in the spotlight. More and more people are starting to enjoy podcasts, relishing the information as well as the entertainment that they provide. In this climate, a lot of new content…
Misc

USB 2.0 vs 3.0. What's the Difference

You may have noticed that most USBs or their ports tend to have ‘3.0’ or ‘2.0’ written on them – and newer ones may even say ‘USB C.’ Today we will discuss the USB 2 vs 3 debate by analyzing their differences and similarities. Let’s look at each USB standard…