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What to do now that Apple has removed support for PPTP

When Apple released IOS 10 late in 2016 many of us noticed our MacBooks lost our PPTP VPN settings. At first this seems like an error; Apple can't really just drop VPN support to Windows machines! Yes they did, not only did they remove it from our Macs but they won't...

Booting Windows 10 PE from a USB stick

If you've been infected by a virus or found your system doesn't boot any more you may be able to repair your system by booting Windows from a USB drive. Microsoft has a small OS called Windows PE (WinPE) available from this link: WinPE on Microsoft.com. There are...

iPhone Field Test Mode

Instead of 1 to 5 dots or bars get a real number for signal strength. This is the better way to test signal quality. Accessing Field Test Mode on the iPhone is relatively simple, just open the Phone app, switch to the keypad and dial the following code: *3001#12345#*...

SCECLI Event ID 1202 – 0x4b8: An extended error has occurred.

I've seen this error many times.  It's not always an easy fix but I've found one fix that eliminates most of the complex instructions below.  Search for all files named secsetup.sdb, delete them all and reboot.  This database will be recreated on bootup and your...

Is your home computer acting up again?

You can connect to the internet but everything is too slow; your computer just doesn't feel right. You don't need to take it anywhere, in fact you shouldn't. You're problems may have something to do with another computer or network device in your home or office! If...

Windows XP failed to boot

Have you ever seen Windows XP fail to boot? A couple of days ago a client called to say his machine would not boot and gave and error message similar to the one below: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:...

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad and Apple TV

My phone is just not the same when it's not jailbroken.  I rely on ToneFX to make sure I can tell the difference between important and very important email and this package as well as Winterboard are only available if your iPhone is jailbroken.  To save both my...

How many watts do I need for my UPS

Ask any electronic engineer what a watt is and the answer will start off as it's voltage times current.  This is a simple calculation which will get you into the ball park.  For many things it is this simple but with computers we need to also consider "power factor...

Is your network secure?

Networks are everywhere; it's not uncommon for people to have several computers and devices networked in thier homes.  Large businesses have computer security departments to ensure security, how does a small business owner or home user protect themselves? Virus...

What to do now that Apple has removed support for PPTP

When Apple released IOS 10 late in 2016 many of us noticed our MacBooks lost our PPTP VPN settings. At first this seems like an error; Apple can't really just drop VPN support to Windows machines! Yes they did, not only did they remove it from our Macs but they won't...

Booting Windows 10 PE from a USB stick

If you've been infected by a virus or found your system doesn't boot any more you may be able to repair your system by booting Windows from a USB drive. Microsoft has a small OS called Windows PE (WinPE) available from this link: WinPE on Microsoft.com. There are...

iPhone Field Test Mode

Instead of 1 to 5 dots or bars get a real number for signal strength. This is the better way to test signal quality. Accessing Field Test Mode on the iPhone is relatively simple, just open the Phone app, switch to the keypad and dial the following code: *3001#12345#*...

Is your home computer acting up again?

You can connect to the internet but everything is too slow; your computer just doesn't feel right. You don't need to take it anywhere, in fact you shouldn't. You're problems may have something to do with another computer or network device in your home or office! If...

Windows XP failed to boot

Have you ever seen Windows XP fail to boot? A couple of days ago a client called to say his machine would not boot and gave and error message similar to the one below: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:...

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad and Apple TV

My phone is just not the same when it's not jailbroken.  I rely on ToneFX to make sure I can tell the difference between important and very important email and this package as well as Winterboard are only available if your iPhone is jailbroken.  To save both my...

How many watts do I need for my UPS

Ask any electronic engineer what a watt is and the answer will start off as it's voltage times current.  This is a simple calculation which will get you into the ball park.  For many things it is this simple but with computers we need to also consider "power factor...

Is your network secure?

Networks are everywhere; it's not uncommon for people to have several computers and devices networked in thier homes.  Large businesses have computer security departments to ensure security, how does a small business owner or home user protect themselves? Virus...