SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive Review

admin : February 13, 2014 4:58 pm : Blog, Mobile, Uncategorized


Looking for an easy way to transfer files between your PC and Android device or vice versa?  There are many ways to transfer; SanDisk has created an easy solution with the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive.

Here’s a review of the pros and cons from PC World’s Review .


  • Has both Type A and Micro-B USB plugs
  • Very small
  • Great file manager



  • Speed-limited USB 2.0 interface
  • Tiny lanyard hole
  • You might need to remove your phone’s case
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How to Turn Off Notifications for Individual Android Apps

admin : February 7, 2014 5:51 pm : Blog, Tips


Want to take control of what applications you’re receiving notifications for?  Is there an app that is annoying you with a constant interruption?

This guide from Techverse will help you take back control of these interruptions.

Step 1: Go to your phone’s Settings and navigate to the Apps or Application manager option ( Differs with different manufacturers )

Step 2: Inside the Application manager menu, Swipe from the right to the left and navigate to the ALL tab. Now you will be able to see a list of apps that are currently installed on your Android phone.

Step 3: Tap on any of the apps for which you want to disable the notifications. In the app info menu that opens up, tap on Show notifications to uncheck the option and tap on OK to confirm disabling notifications for that app.

That’s it!  You can repeat the following directions to disable any other app notification.

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Dell Venue Pro 8 Review

admin : February 6, 2014 9:35 pm : Blog, Tablets


Dell Venue Pro 8 Review from

The Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet features a full version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch tablet so you can enjoy the advantages of a full version of Windows without the bulk.  The tablet features excellent battery life and performance for a great price.

CPU: Quad-Core Intel Atom
Storage: 32GB
Screen: 8inch 1280 x 800
Thickness: 9mm
Bluetooth & WiFi

Comfortable & good looking
Aweseome battery life
Hi res display

Windows 8 & the home button
Requires special cable for USB support
No keyboard

For more information click here

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Build an Ergonomic Home Office

admin : February 5, 2014 5:58 pm : Blog, Ergonomics



Whether you’re at the office or work from the comfort of you home, you need to make sure to be comfortable.  Sitting in front of the computer screen for 8 or more hours can be very strenuous on your body & mind.  Here are few things to think about when setting up your home office.  For the ultimate configuration you will need the following:
> Footrest
> Ergonomic chair
> Stretch/break routine
> Monitor stand or swing arm
> Ergonomic keyboard & mouse
> Anti-glare monitor

Picking the proper chair can be time consuming but in the end, it will be worth your time. After all, you’ll be sitting in for many hours. Good chair should be adjustable in all the critical directions and have good lumbar support.  At the very least you should be able to raise & lower the chair and be able to tilt it back and forth.  A good chair will cast anywhere from $200-$1000.

To eliminate eye strain, stiff neck muscles and headaches, the monitor should be placed directly in front of you, You shouldn’t have to turn or twist to view it.  Most monitors needs to be placed on a stand or a phone book to be at the eye level of the user.

For more information click here.

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Attitude Is Everything

admin : February 4, 2014 4:13 pm : Blog


“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. 

It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do.  

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church… a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  We are in charge of our Attitudes”

- Charles Swindoll -

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Here’s some Windows 7 Tricks:

admin : January 21, 2014 6:35 pm : Blog, Windows 7

11 Windows Hidden Secrets and Tricks t

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Email Scam – Bank of America

admin : July 17, 2013 5:34 am : Blog, Prevention Tips, Scam, Spam

Got the following email just the other day.  It cought my eye because that same day I did login to my BofA account.
Here a few simple ways to tell if the email is real or not:

1. The senders email address is “” – shouldn’t the email come from
2. The recipient’s email address is not my email address
3. The attachment with instructions – why attach instructions, instead of writing it out directly in the email

Remember, never open any attachments or click on any links from any institutions.  If you’re not sure, go to the bank’s website directly. If they did in fact sent you any information it will be available once you login.


From: ”Bofa” <>
Sent: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 09:12 AM
You have a new alert from Bank of America 

Dear Customer,

Protecting the security of our customers and the Bank Of America network , as a
preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.
Your online account has been temporary suspended after too many failed login attempts
have been made to your account. This is most likely an attempt to gain unauthorized
access to your account and/or personal information.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a
security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any
Download the form attached to this email, and follow the instruction.
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Useful Windows shortcuts for increased productivity

admin : June 5, 2012 11:31 am : Tips

I’m not a huge fan of the mouse, I find inefficient, sometime inaccurate, but fore most: slow.  Using keyboard shortcuts can help productivity and eliminate frustration.  Below is the list of my most used Windows keyboard shortcuts. 

Open or close the start menu – <windows key>

Switch to a last open window – <alt>+<tab>

Open “my computer” (explorer) – <windows key>+<E>

Search for a file – <ctrl>+<F> or F3

Minimize all open windows – <windows key>+<D>

Open task manager – <ctrl>+<shift>+<esc>

Close the current window – <alt>+<F4> or <ctrl>+<W>

Permanent Delete – <shift>+<delete>

Lock computer – <windows key>+<L>

Refresh current window – <F5>

Select all items in current window – <Ctrl>+<A>

Undo last command – <Ctrl>+<Z>

Copy – <ctrl>+<C>

Cut – <Ctrl>+<X>

Paste – <Ctrl>+<V>

Move to the next item or check box – <TAB>

Select or deselect a check box – <spacebar>

Equivalent of clicking a selected item – <enter>

Open the run menu – <windows key>+<R>

Open a new window – <ctrl>+<N>


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Computer Repair Orange County

admin : November 5, 2011 1:25 am : Blog

Dear Friends,

Apex IT Orange County Computer Repair has recently embarked on an exciting and aggressive Internet marketing campaign designed by

In order to maximize our marketing efforts, our marketing team has asked us to contact you and ask for your help. By providing a rating, or a review, of our services on the Internet’s top search engines you will help to make potential customers/clients aware of the goodwill we have built in our community as well as our overall client satisfaction.  There are two parts to the review process:

  1. Learn how to create an account and how to post a review for us.
     offers tutorials on the steps necessary to post reviews for us at the following location:


  2. Once you have learned the process, return to this page and follow the links found below to create an account for yourself and perform our review.

Our business listing at Google: Click Here

Our business listing at Yelp: Click Here

Our business listing at Bing: Click Here

Our business listing at Yahoo: Click Here


Our business listing at IniderPages: Click Here

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If you are uncomfortable with the Internet or computers in general, please consider writing us a letter of recommendation instead. With your permission, we can post your thoughts on your behalf.

Should you prefer this option, please mail your letters of recommendation to:

Apex IT Computer Repair Orange County
155 N. Riverview Dr, Suite 146
Anaheim, CA 92808

Attn: Internet Marketing Review

We deeply appreciate our relationship with you and enjoy providing services for you. We look forward to our next meeting.

Thank you,

The Apex IT Team

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Network name is no longer available Win 2008 host Win XP guest on VMWare Server

admin : August 24, 2011 7:50 am : Vmware

A law firm in Long Beach CA who is using VMware Server to host 3 virtual Windows XP machines called me to troubleshoot an odd networking problem.  They were experiencing network problems when transferring larger files over the network.  The problem would occur when trying to copy or save a larger file from the guest Windows XP machine, to the host server running Windows Server 2008. 

First steps of troubleshooting was to install updated network drivers for their Dell PowerEdge T310  Server.  Got the drivers from Braodcom, but after the reboot the problem persisted.  The next step was to disable all the unnecessary features of the network driver: Flow Control, CheckSum Offload, Large Send offload, Receive Buffers, Receive Side Scaling, Transmit Buffer, and so on.  Once again, after the reboot the networking problem remained.  Now that the ideas off top of my head have run out, I turned to the internet.  Found an article that suggested adding “AllowBindingToMACBridge" but that didn't solve the problem. Next I followed another suggesting of disabling DOS on the host machine, by adding a DWORD DisableDOS to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters” after the reboot, there were no changes, so kept on troubleshooting the problem.

Finally I came across a suggestion of disabling or setting DisableTaskOffload to 1.  Windows server 2008 has a default value of 255 which means not configured.  I opened regedit, navigated to: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters” found DisableTaskOffload modified it, and changed it from 255 to 1.  Restarted the server, turned on the virtual machine guests, and sure enough, problem solved!

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