Switch from Verizon FIOS to Optimum Online

Competition is good – if you have two or more broadband options, make sure to switch your provider every so often Port out your landline telephone number to a mobile carrier to make the switching process easy in the future TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Why not stay with Verizon FIOS? Migration Plan Evaluate / select … Read more

How to Know If Your PC has been Hacked

Security Tools Intezer.com – upload files to analyze malware signature (free) Systernals (Microsoft-owned) – Analytze Windows processes (Systernals Suite) Trend Micro – Anti Malware Tools for Home Users (Trend Micro) Microsoft CMD.EXE (Run as Admin) – netstat shows you list of applications and what they are listing (use triggers -b -o for more info)

How to Check If Your iPhone is Unlocked

This information is accurate as of November 10, 2021 with iOS 15.1. The simplest method of checking to see if your iPhone is unlocked is: Go to SETTINGS –> GENERAL –> ABOUT Scroll down until you see you CARRIER LOCK If the carrier lock says “No SIM restrictions”, your iPhone is unlocked and can be … Read more

Can You Activate Sony Xperia XA2 (H3133) on Total Wireless?

The short answer is YES (as of January 21, 2019). Background My Moto X Pure (XT1575) that I purchased in 2015 was slowly dying (due to battery wear and tear and loose charging port). So after much research, I settled on a mid-range Sony Xperia XA2 (click here for a full spec sheet) for thee … Read more

dell e6510 -Solving Yellow Bang Broadcom USH Device after Fresh Windows 7 Install

Problem: After installing, you see a “yellow bang or exclamation icon next to BROADCOM USH DEVICE CODE 28” under Device Manager Cause: Most likely due to BroadcomSolution: Make sure Windows SP1 is installed Make sure .Net Framework 3.5 is installed Download “ControlValutDriver w/o Fingerprint sensor” executable (dated October 2015) – Dell download link is here … Read more

dell e6510 -Solving Yellow Bang Unknown Device Message after Fresh Windows 7 Install

Problem: After installing, you see a “yellow bang or exclamation icon next to UNKNOWN DEVICES CODE 28” under Device Manager Cause: Most likely an ST Electronics Free Fall Sensor (Dell Detect application for some reason does not detect this error) Solution: Make sure Windows SP1 is installed Make sure .Net Framework 3.5 is installed Download … Read more

How to Resolve Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death of hp dm4-2191us laptop

I have a dedicated laptop for conducting online banking and stuff. The laptop has Windows 8 Home Premium and some basic office applications. After not using it for about 9 months, I decided to dust it off and of course I was hit with tons of Microsoft updates. And as you can imagine, after spending … Read more

Reviews – DZS Video Gallery WordPress Plugin

I purchased DZS Video Gallery plugin for WordPress because of its flexible ability to rotate videos and could not find suitable alternatives in WordPress.org/extended/plugins area. It cost just $15 (one site only) so the price was okay, but it was fairly difficult to configure it as a newbie non-coder.  Because I was experiencing the very … Read more