Thecus N4100Pro Review – Best NAS for Small Office Home Office Use

The Thecus N4100Pro NAS is a relatively old model, but very affordably priced. It doesn’t have as many features as other models in the 4-bay NAS range, such as the QNAPs or Synologys, but it does what I needed it to do well, which was to be a primary fileserver. Thecus N4100Pro NAS Packaging It’s a pretty nice box, which has the curious imagery of a very happy couple, apparently in bed. I’m not sure how that relates to the

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How To Solve The Problem of No Internet Connectivity with VirtualBox

I tried launching a Windows XP guest using VirtualBox (a free virtualisation software), and found myself in a copy of Windows without network connectivity. It was a trying problem that took me forever to figure out, but I managed to solve this problem by using the Intel network driver instead of the default PCnet-FAST III adapter (which seems to be hugely unpopular, at least from what the search results show). With the Intel adapter, specifically the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop

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How To Solve Lag Problems And Slowness With Samsung Galaxy S (Even After Updating Android OS)

If you have problems with your Samsung Galaxy S (all versions) after you updated from 2.1 eclair to 2.2 froyo, you’re not alone. Turns out that there’s a problem with Samsung and their Galaxy S’s, and many people are experiencing lag, or general slow-ness, when using their phones. Android 2.1 was pretty okay for me, but after I updated to Android 2.2, things got horribly slow. Mail and messages would take ages to load, and apps would take forever to

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How to Fix The Problem of Avira Antivir “Always Ignore” Option Not Working

I use Avira Antivir, and sometimes it detects and flags files that I want it to ignore. When this happens I usually choose the “Always ignore” option, but for some reason, the “Always ignore” works only for the current session. I.e. if the scanner scans the file again, it’ll prompt me about it again. This is probably a design choice, but raises the question of: What’s the difference between “ignore” and “always ignore” then? After being prompted about the same

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How To Fix PDF Files Showing Up As A Blank Page in FireFox

Recently, I realized that any PDF files that I was trying to view in my browser suddenly could not display. Whenever I click on a link to view a PDF file, I end up seeing a blank page. I didn’t do anything to Firefox, nor to Adobe Reader, and when I went to Tools > Options > Applications, everything was still under Adobe, so I didn’t understand what happened. It was until I went to Tools > Add-ons > Plugins

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How To Fix MTP Failed or CDC Failed Errors When Connecting Your Samsung Galaxy S via USB

Today, I tried plugging in my Samsung Galaxy S, an Android phone, to my computer, thinking that I could transfer some files to it. Surprise, surprise, I was greeted by an error stating that there was a problem installing the USB drivers for my phone. Windows Update didn’t seem to have any drivers for this too, so I went to Google for “USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S” and found it! There are two packs that you can use, depending

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How To Install and Use Custom MP3 Ringtones For Android Phones

When I got my Android, I was surprised that setting a custom ringtone was harder that it should be. What I did was: Install Blackmoon AttachSave (From Android Market) Install Blackmoon File (From Android Market) Using your computer, go to a site (I recommend zedge.net) and choose your ringtone that you want Download this ringtone to your computer Ideally, you should name this ringtone to something that you can identify, because Android will use the filename as the ringtone’s name

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