This is a step-by-step guide showing how to purchase and build a custom gaming PC for around $500 US. I will list the exact components that were used, with links to Amazon, and show you in detail how to put it together. Each year I will keep this guide updated along with my own PC upgrades.
Amazon often shows a video ad on their frontpage for their women's dresses section. It can be distracted, as any auto-playing video is. Here is an easy way to remove it using any standard ad blocker. This will leave the image, but won't play the video.
Yahoo recently added video ads that auto-play when you empty your spam folder or have an empty inbox or other folder. At first you could disable them, but shortly afterwards Yahoo made them permanent. Here is an easy way to remove them completely using any standard ad blocker.
With version 3.15 of FileZilla FTP, the developers have added a notification bubble that pops up when transfers are complete and FileZilla is not in the foreground. With version 3.16 they made the bubbles pop up whether FileZilla is in the foreground or background. Disabling these notifications isn't immediately obvious. Here is how.
ES File Explorer for Android has become increasingly bloated, starting with version 4.0 that came out in August 2015. It now has forced home screens, background running, notifications, a cleaner app built-in, and other bloat that is generally not necessary for a file manager.
The amount of power your mobile device consumes while charging depends on the amperage rate of your charger. This should be listed on the plug-in part of the charger in very small print. For phones it is usually around 1.2A at 5.0V. For tablets it is usually around 2.0A at 5.0V. USB charging usually delivers 500mA (0.5A) at 5.0V.
If you've updated to SourceTree 1.6.24 on your Windows computer and it keeps asking for a password, here is one potential workaround/solution that may work for you.
If your VPS Linux Apache web server is randomly responding slowly to requests, especially many concurrent requests such as a page with many images on it, here is a possible solution that worked for my VPS.
I have a good amount of experience purchasing both new and refurbished Dell and HP computers and laptops. Here is some information in case you are in the market for a computer, and are not sure if you should buy new or refurbished.
FlashBeat is an Adware program that runs in the background. It injects ads into webpages that are designed to look like they're part of the host website. For example: It will insert fake ads to the top of Google search results pages that look very similar to the normal Google ads.
Open Developer Tools in Chrome or Internet Explorer, or Inspector in Firefox (shortcut is F12 in all browsers), and find the Network tab. This is the tab that shows you all http requests made and will look a little different on each browser. It may not be populated until you refresh the page you're on or visit a site after having the window open.
Here is a guide on how to install XSendFile onto your VPS web host. This does require that you have root access and can run commands over SSH.