Rob Walls

IT Admin in Southern Illinois. Previously Apple Certified Technician with 9 years in the IT/repair world. Writer for PCTechbytes.com and assist in the forum.

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Changing Logon Screen For Windows 7

Changing Logon Screen For Windows 7

With Windows 8 now officially on the store shelves and a plethora of articles, walkthroughs, and reviews have hit the Internet by storm, I’m going to backtrack just a bit for those of us who haven’t made the leap.  There is a TON of things that can be done with Windows 7 to customize it […]

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Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Updating your computer is a very vital step taken to protect from security exploits and malware in general.  It is something that has to be done on a regular basis to keep your computer running as smooth as possible.  But…. one of its very unfortunate side effects is to remind you to restart over and […]

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Printers, Ink, Toner, And Common Issues

Printers, Ink, Toner, And Common Issues

It seems like every day we have to print out an invoice, receipt, homework, etc. from our computer and usually when we need that printed information right away, BAM!  Printing error or paper jam.  Don’t even get me started on the “PC Load Letter.”  But before we go all “Office Space” on our favorite piece […]

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Print To USB Printer From Your iPhone Or iPad

Print To USB Printer From Your iPhone Or iPad

No Longer are we bound by AirPrint enabled printers.  Now we can print from our iOS device directly to any USB connected shared printer! If those two sentences made you squeal like a 12 year old high schooler, you should definitely read on.  There is a fantastic new application which allows our Windows based computer […]

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New Advances In “Password” Technology

New Advances In “Password” Technology

Every day someone is a victim of some form of identity theft.  Whether it be someone as simple as accessing your Facebook that you left logged in on a public computer or someone gaining access to your credit or debit card and running up purchases.  The biggest hole in the entire process is the human […]

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Choosing The Correct USB Hub

Choosing The Correct USB Hub

This one is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.  To the casual computer user, utilizing a USB hub would probably consist of plugging in a thumb drive or two into it.  Considering a thumb drive or two will not require all that much power, not more is needed.  What about larger devices like […]

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Soldering Like A Champ – Tools And Tips Of The Trade

Soldering Like A Champ – Tools And Tips Of The Trade

Every once in a while, the typical person will come across something electronic that appears to be dead in the water.  Most people will just toss this malfunctioning piece of technology in the trash along with the rest of the garbage.  But some of us will dig a little deeper and try to figure out […]

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What To Do With Your Old Laptop

What To Do With Your Old Laptop

As we continue to grow in technology, we’re constantly buying the latest gadgets to play with as we feel like our older, used ones are far inferior to what is in today’s market.  While this is mostly true from a technical standpoint, it is not true from a usefulness standpoint.  All of our old tech […]

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I Can’t Connect To The Internet!

I Can’t Connect To The Internet!

Here around the Forum section, we get a lot of connectivity issues ranging from “I gots no internets” to a slightly more intelligent “checked my IP settings and getting nothing.”  This article will be a quick rundown guide of things to check over and do in case you find yourself stuck in “lost connectivity land.”  […]

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Let’s Talk About Tablets: MID M1050 Android 4.0

Let’s Talk About Tablets: MID M1050 Android 4.0

In this segment we will go over the MID M1050 10.1″ Android 4.0 tablet.  Being an extremely cheap, supposedly low end, run of the mill tablet, it out performs my expectations tremendously.  Sporting a 10.1″ touchscreen does make it a bit bigger but no more incumbering that a normal sized tablet or small netbook.  It […]

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