It happened to me today: I created a Virtualbox (free) Virtual Machine (VM) to run some tests (moving an old PC to a VM), and I have underestimated the disk size that I really needed: with 15GB, the OS (Windows 7) didn’t even have enough space to update itself. No biggie, I can re-size the disk in a click right? Not really.

(Unlike VMWare) There is no graphical user interface to change that particular setting. But fret not, here’s how to do it quickly with the command line for both Windows and Mac. First, make a backup copy of your VM! Read full post →How To Resize A VirtualBox Disk (Window and Mac)

For every function or data type, there is sometimes more than one app that let you open and use it. However, the experience with each app is different, which is why users often want to select/change which app handles a specific data type such as photos, PDF files, MS Office document etc…

For example, there might be more than one music player installed on your device so before opening an audio file, you will have to choose the player which you like the most. The same goes for images, videos and links, etc. you will have to choose a specific app for each function. Here are easy steps to get it done on Android. Read full post →How To: Android Default App Change

There are numerous online video services that only work inside U.S. and a handful of other countries. Still, the best selection of content on these sites is only available to U.S Subscribers. Netflix is a good example, as its selection of movies and TV shows is bigger for U.S users than in any other parts of the world. If you are in a country where Netflix is not supported at all, or where the choice of content is not as good as the U.S edition, then you should either change your country of residence or use a simple trick to access the U.S. version Netflix. Many U.S resident also travel abroad and simply want to watch their usual shows. Read full post →How To Watch Netflix Abroad (Outside The U.S)

With the release of latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, Google officially parted ways with Adobe Flash. Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.3) didn’t really support Flash either but there were simpler workarounds and tweaks to enable Flash support on Android JellyBean. However, the latest iteration of Android OS completely ditches Adobe Flash in favour of HTML5. Read full post →How To Install Flash On Android

Android application package file commonly known as an APK (.apk) file is the format of installable files on Android platform. Every application you have installed or want to install on your Android device has the .apk extension or file format.

You can install applications from the Google Play Store or even the Amazon AppStore but there are also methods that let you install applications directly on your Android device without having to install any application Market. Even installing Amazon AppStore on a non-Kindle device requires you to install the APK file for the AppStore directly. Read full post →How To Install APK Files: Sideloading on Android

app-requires-net-3.5-3.0-2.0If you are reading this page, chances are that you have been trying to run an application that is asking to have .NET 3.5 or older, going back to 2.0. The good news is that .NET 3.5 (what is .NET by the way?) can handle all prior .NET versions, so you only need to install it once. The bad news is that the installation will sometimes fail and while the problem is largely documented, the solutions are sparse and many don’t work. I have bumped into this problem myself with a fresh Windows installation, so I wanted to share how I got out of it. I’ll go through many possible fixes for this, from “easy”, to the more difficult one. Read full post →Solved: How To Install .NET 3.5 On Windows 8

Remote Desktop is probably one of the most used feature in the IT industry to manage servers and provide technical support to the end-users. From one physical location, Remote Desktop allows an administrator to take control of any workstations or servers anywhere, as long as the equipment is online. There are a lot of options available, the most popular are, MS Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), VNC, Teamviewer,, GotoMyPC and LogMeIn. Although, LMI was a good option until they discontinued their free version.

Part of the Google ecosystem, Chrome Remote Desktop is worth a look for its simplicity to setup and it is widely supported. Although not all Operating Systems and devices can host the CRD service, anything that runs Chrome should be able to connect to another computer hosting the CRD service. Read full post →Use Chrome Remote Desktop To Access Your Computer

There are a few software options to stream content to the TV, just to name a few, XBMC, Windows Media Center and MythTV (Linux based). As cool and functional as they are none of them support remote streaming as Plex Media Server does. It is based on a client-server architecture or act as a middle tier server. The content is centralized and served from the Plex Media Server within your local network as easily as from a remote connection over the internet. Moreover, Plex clients are not limited to PCs or laptops, there are Plex app for the most popular mobile platforms and streaming devices.

Let’s get started. Read full post →How To Install Plex Media Server

With the emergence of mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, Chromebooks and laptops, there is an insatiable need for content. The obvious source of content is our personal movie DVD library. All that is needed is to convert the DVD content into some sort file format with playback capabilities. The process is known as DVD ripping, capable of extracting an 8GB DVD content into a 800 MB file with little to none quality loss. It can also be customized to fit the playback device, iPod, iPad, Android tablet screen format. Read full post →How To DVD Rip With HandBrake

A few years back we noted that the iPhone 4 was Flickr’s most popular camera, but as we’re writing this article the iPhone 5 has since claimed that crown, and the 5S is on track to claim top spot. With the popularity of the iPhone as portable camera, it’s important that you know how to backup your photos from your iPhone.

This guide is written based on iOS 7, Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks), and Windows 7, but it will work for older versions of OS X, along with Windows XP and Windows 8. Read full post →iPhone Photos Backup: Effective & Simple Options