Computers and Electronics

How to fix common problems with your PC, server, or software packages.

How to block all Remote Controls in OS X

Sometimes when you are around many Mac users and everyone has a remote, say during presentations it can be annoying to have others remote controls messing with your Mac.  Or in the case of a kiosk computer, you...

What is CCC.exe? Why is running?

Are you having issues with CCC.exe and wonder what it is?  Why is it running and consuming your system resources?  We’re going to tell you why! What is CCC.exe? CCC.exe is the ATI Catalyst Control Center.  ...

What is hidd? Why is it running?

Are you looking in you Macintosh OS X Activity Monitor?  Do you see a process called hidd?  What is it?  Why is it consuming cpu and memory? Human Interface Device Daemon The hidd service is the Human Interfa...

Welcome to your new BLOATED PC!

We’ve all seen the commercial. The big bloated PC says he is full of trial software and really slows him down. What makes this commercial so humorous is that it is actually so, so true. You may have just purcha...

How to create a Sparsebundle on OS X

A sparsebundle is a really nice feature under OS X that allows you to create a file to send your time machine backups to.  There’s a whole lot of good reasons to create one and we’re going to walk you through i...

Parsing the Verisign Zone file with OS X

If you have access to the Verisign Zone file (Verisign TLD Zone files), and wish to extract the domain names to a text file for processing by another program, or to insert the domains into a database all you ne...

Defining the Role of an IT Manager

In this article, we will discuss exactly what it means to be an IT Manager. In today’s world, IT Managers can be responsible for many different areas of focus – or just one area. These areas could include Proje...

Top 10 New IT Manager Mistakes

New managers tend to make mistakes. It’s part of the learning process. One HR department of a fortune 100 company recently did a survey or seasoned manager to find out what the most common mistakes were made. H...