How To Bypass Newspaper Paywalls

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If you’ve been noticing annoying ads appearing on your local newspaper’s website prompting you to “Sign Up For Digital Access” then you are not alone. Popups generated by Press +, such as the one pictured here appear to be the most common. And while I can’t fault a newspaper for trying to generate as much revenue as possible during trying times for print media, I take issue with the fact that clicking on the ‘X’ to close the popup typically does not work and will not allow the user to view the article that they were attempting to read. These popups are called paywalls and are being used more and more by newspapers. Again, Press + paywalls appear to be the most ubiquitous, fortunately however there is a simple fix that you can use to block Press + paywalls from appearing on your local newspaper’s website. Continue reading

Fix For Office 2013 Click-to-Run “Something Went Wrong” Error Message

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Plenty of users have experienced issues when they attempt to install a Product Key Card version of Microsoft Office 2013. This type of installation utilizes a technology called Click-to-Run which in short, uses streaming technology to install Office 2013 over the Internet. Generally speaking, Click-to-Run installations of Office 2013 will work just fine. When they don’t work however, there is unfortunately very little information generated by the installer that can be used for troubleshooting. Continue reading

Installing OS X Mountain Lion

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OS X Mountain Lion was released yesterday as a Mac App Store download. OS X Mountain Lion, which includes over 200 new features costs just $19.99 and has already received plenty of positive reviews. It is unknown, as of this writing, whether or not Apple plans on releasing OS X Mountain Lion on USB thumb drives later on. Continue reading

WiFi: No Hardware Installed Fix For OS X Lion

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Numerous Mac users have experienced an issue where their Airport WiFi icon displays “WiFi: No Hardware Installed” after installing the OS X Lion 10.7.3 or 10.7.4 update. This is extremely frustrating because as Mac users, we pay a premium for the “luxury” of owning a computer where Apple tightly controls the hardware / software environment in order to provide a computer operating experience of the utmost stability. Little blog to Apple; “you didn’t exactly get this one right!” Fortunately, there is a way to fix this issue. Continue reading

How To Play Playstation Games On A PC

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The Sony Playstation was launched in North America on September 9th, 1995 and was the first video game console to sell over 100 million units. There were nearly 8,000 titles available for the Sony Playstation, some of which could still be sitting in your closet today. Although you may have discarded your original Sony Playstation years ago, it is still possible to play Playstation games on a PC using a Sony Playstation Emulator.
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How To Play MS DOS Games

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There once existed a time when now classic computer games such as King’s Quest, Wing Commander, and Ultima, were considered cutting edge. These games were both entertaining and offered a truly immersive gaming experience that modern computer games fail to deliver. Although the era of really great PC games seems to have come and gone, it is still possible to play classic DOS games on a modern computer system. Continue reading

Acekard 2i Setup

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The Acekard 2i is probably the best flash cart available for the Nintendo DS, DSL, DSi, DSXL and the 3DS. The problem however is that the Acekard 2i doesn’t come with an instruction manual! Many users have eagerly unpackaged their brand new Acekard 2i, inserted it into their Nintendo DS only to get a message stating that the Acekard 2i “System File Is Missing.” This guide will show you step-by-step how to setup and install your Acekard 2i flash cart. Continue reading

Disable OS X Lion Reverse Scroll

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Overall, OS X Lion is an absolutely fantastic upgrade to Apple’s OS X line of operating systems. There is one new feature however that I do not like; reverse scroll. I am admittedly a little bit of an old fashioned “pointer and clicker” and I would like to keep it that way. Fortunately, it is very easy to disable reverse scrolling in OS X Lion. Continue reading

OS X Lion Clean Install

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Apple released OS X Lion on Wednesday, July 20th as an App Store download. Although the OS X Lion installation is a seamless upgrade process, Apple did leave out the option for users to perform a clean installation of OS X Lion as part of the App Store release of the operating system. Fortunately however, it is fairly easy to create a bootable OS X Lion installation DVD so that you can perform a clean installation of Apple’s newest operating system should you decide to do so. Continue reading