How to give your computer a good spring cleaning this year

It’s that time of year, folks! The weather is changing and that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning on your computer at home. If you’re like the millions of computer owners out there, you most likely haven’t run malware scans in months and there’s probably random, unused files just sitting their collecting dust […]

A Guide to Office Pranking: Round Two

Another year has passed, and once again it is time to use that one special day of the year to wreak havoc upon those co-workers you like, dislike, or may not even know.  Last year, some interesting April Fools pranks were presented here at Techerator, but like the ever-expanding Wikipedia that list was far from […]

How are you using your smartphone? Just look at your fingerprints.

How people are using their smartphones may have never crossed their minds, which isn’t surprising since it’s an activity that we don’t put a lot of thought into — we just do it. It’s certainly not something the average user thinks about. However, if you’re reading this, you’re probably not the average user, you’re someone […]

Words with Friends is Mobile Gaming Perfection

Saturday night. Relaxing at a friend’s house. Dinner is over, and we are all sitting around the dining table. The room is strangely quiet. Everyone at the table has a look of intense concentration, and the only sounds are the occasional shrills and pings produced by our various laptops and smartphones. No, this isn’t a […]

Think again before buying a high-capacity memory card

There I was, sitting at my computer sifting through the day’s deals on consumer electronics. I came upon Woot.com‘s deal for the day: a 64GB SDXC card for only $49. I was extremely tempted to go for it. 64GB in one small package was enticing, and I would no longer have to carry around so […]

How to create, format and self-publish your own eBook

When Apple rolled out iBooks 2, it also released a tool to create interactive ebooks called iBook Author. It’s free and supposed to be easy to use. The catch is that you can only use it to sell books via Apple’s iBooks store, although you can use it to create ebooks that you can distribute […]

How to download a full backup copy of Wikipedia

I’ve spent plenty of time making jokes about what would happen if Wikipedia went offline in our modern, internet-dependent world – planes dropping out of the sky, no knowledge of any events before 2007, dogs walking their owners – but in all seriousness, any Wikipedia outage will affect millions of students, educators, scientists, and everyday […]

How to record amazing videos with a point-and-shoot camera

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Let’s say you want to be the next Peter Jackson or George Lucas. That’s far from realistic, but let’s say you just want to be a film-making hobbyist and don’t exactly have the budget for a decent video camera and all of the accompanying equipment. After all, it can literally add up to thousands of dollars. Just […]

How to Remove Noise from Your Podcasts with Audacity

Easily the most important aspect of your podcast, aside from its content, is audio quality. Poorly recorded or edited podcasts are impossible to listen to for any length of time, and bad sound quality will drive away your listeners no matter the value of the content you’re delivering. One of the most common problems for podcasters […]

Use Android Apps in Windows With BlueStacks

A little company called BlueStacks is making waves after releasing an Android app player for Windows. Android developers are excited about the prospect of bring their applications to the desktop, and Android users are probably excited to have yet another venue for playing Angry Birds. The excitement surrounding BlueStacks’ software has led AMD and Citrix to […]