Coming soon: A massive, super-fast 200GB microSD card from SanDisk

sandisk-200gb-microsd-cardIt’s a simple fact of modern life that as mobile devices become increasingly more powerful, they also need increasingly more storage capacity.

Flash memory maker SanDisk has been selling an already huge 128GB microSD card for about a year now, but they aren’t about to stop there. In fact, the company has just announced a brand new microSD card that almost doubles that amount of storage space. [Continue Reading]

Q&A: What’s an EASY way to clone a laptop hard drive?

apricorn-ez-upgrade-hd-kitQuestion from Shelley V.:  Hi Rick. I bought a 1TB hard drive to replace the 320GB drive in my Toshiba laptop.

I read your post about using Clonezilla to clone the contents of the old drive onto the new one, but I know from one of your other posts that I’ll need to buy a SATA to USB adapter too. That all seems like it would be too complicated for me.

Is there a simpler way to do this? I’m a dummy when it comes to computers and I just KNOW I’ll mess something up if it isn’t super easy lol.

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

How to delete old ‘Post Revisions’ in WordPress

wordpress-logo“Post Revisions” is a very handy WordPress feature that was first released along with WordPress version 2.6, and for active bloggers it can be a veritable lifesaver.

In a nutshell, it creates a new backup copy of the post you’re editing every time you click the “Save Draft” button. That makes it extremely easy to revert back to any previous version of a post at any time.

But there’s a problem with Post Revisions: They can grow your WordPress database exponentially if you tend to make several revisions of every post you write. [Continue Reading]

If your computer is under warranty, keep your old RAM sticks after a memory upgrade

ramA while back I wrote a post explaining how adding RAM to your computer can give it a major speed boost, but I left inadvertently out a very important detail…

If your computer is still under warranty when you upgrade its RAM, make sure you keep the old memory sticks.

That way if something happens and you have to send the computer in for a warranty repair, you can temporarily remove the new RAM sticks and re-install the original ones. [Continue Reading]

Great deal: Get this Kingston 120GB SSD Desktop Bundle Kit for just $59.99! (But you’d better hurry!)

daily-deal-3As I have explained in the past, replacing your PC’s boot drive with a super-fast SSD is the single best upgrade you can make for the money, hands down.

If you’ve been wanting to add an SSD to your system, now is a great time to do it.

Today only, Amazon is selling this great 120GB SSD Deskstop bundle kit from Kingston for just $59.99 – with free shipping!

Unlike most SSD deals, this one includes everything you need in order to install your new SSD inside your desktop computer. The 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter bracket and SATA cables are usually extra, but this kit includes them!

Bottom line: If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your PC with a super-fast solid state drive, here is your chance to get a great drive and all the required extras on the cheap.

Click here to read more about this fantastic deal at Amazon.

Notes: The links in this post are affiliate links. Prices on Amazon change frequently, so the price mentioned above is subject to change at any time. This price in particular is good for today only.

Lenovo promises to start releasing new PCs without ANY adware or bloatware

lenovo-logoLast week I wrote about the incredible Lenovo Superfish fiasco, and it appears that the company just might have learned a valuable lesson from the incredible backlash they received from it.

The folks at Lenovo have released a statement explaining how customer security and privacy are among the company’s top priorities (Really? Could have fooled me!) [Continue Reading]

Q&A: What kind of enclosure do I need to buy to turn an older desktop hard drive into an external USB drive?

mediasonic-sata-to-usb-enclosureQuestion from Alvin T.:  My mom’s old desktop computer won’t come on so she bought herself a new laptop to replace it.

Now she wants me to get the files off her old hard drive for her, but I don’t have a desktop PC to plug it into.

I read your post about converting a spare internal hard drive into an external USB hard drive, but when I click the link to see the external drive enclosures there are so many that I don’t know which one I need to buy for her hard drive (160GB Seagate Barracuda ST3160023AS).

Can you recommend a good (but cheap) external USB enclosure that will work with that drive?

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

Q&A: How do I join a Facebook group while I’m signed into my business page?

facebook-logoQuestion from Ella:  I’m a member of over a dozen Facebook groups that I joined using my personal Facebook account. I also have a business page that I use to promote my poetry blog.

I’d like to join those groups using my business page and close my personal account, but I can’t find a way to join the groups while I’m signed into my page.

Simple question: How do I re-join my groups using my Facebook page instead of my personal account?

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

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