I recently took delivery of a Lenovo Yoga 300, the lower-end model of their impressive convertible line. This otherwise perfectly usable Laptop with 4GB RAM and a Celeron N2840 chip unfortunately ships with a traditional WD Blue hard drive (at the time of writing) and it’s noticeable. With a slower processor, the least I could do to alleviate some of that performance bottleneck is swap the HDD out with a nice, speedy SSD. The reason I’m documenting this is due to the lack of information online. I ended up following the official service manual supplied by Lenovo which still leaves a little … read more.

A few months back I posted on Google+ about how I’d gotten my Dad a Moto G as a Christmas/Birthday present to replace his old, decrepit HTC TyTN II: I hadn’t anticipated it at the time, but gradually over the course of the last few months I’ve come to realise just how dramatically that modest, budget-friendly smartphone has changed the way in which we communicate. Entirely for the better. I moved to my own place quite a number of years ago. In that time I’ve spent a few years in different countries and even now live well over an hour … read more.

Update: An alternate solution was provided in the comments: Go to: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\drivers\USB\filter Select VBoxUSBMon.inf and click the right mouse button. Then pick Install. Go to: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\drivers\vboxdrv Select VBoxDrv.inf and click the right mouse button. Then pick install. VirtualBox should now work again as expected.   Source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46845 It doesn’t appear to work for everyone, so if that didn’t work for you please read on for the original post: It’s annoying, isn’t it? You finally succumb to Virtualbox’s daily notification telling you to update Virtualbox, but as soon as you’re done that darned error pops up when you attempt to launch your … read more.

Company name removed for anonymity My company have been using the Dell Optiplex 280 for a number of years. They’re slow, a little unreliable (in some cases), and generally no longer up to the demands of the companies needs and requirements. Due to updating to newer tools and corporate applications it was a good idea to debut them (albeit a little late) on a brand new machine. After what seemed to be months of planning and preparation, a deal was struck with Dell and new computers were ordered. I’m rushing here though; initially it wasn’t quite that simple.

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