Sending text messages from your computer

Do you hate touchscreen? I sure do! More than touchscreen, I hate when I have to write something using a touch screen. This is why, I have been trying and using different solutions that allows me to send text messages from my computer with a real (mechanical) keyboard! Foreword Please note that this guide is based on Android phones and is desktop “OS” agnostic. If you are using Apple phones and computers, then have a look here.

Accessing the BIOS

In this quick guide, let’s see how to access the BIOS of any system. What is the BIOS? Basically, the BIOS is the place where you can configure how the hardware works (like speed of the FAN), and how you computer boots (such as booting an external USB disk instead of the internal disk). It is pretty common to access the BIOS (or better, the boot menu, which is related to the BIOS) when you can to install a new OS, or reinstall your system.

How to burn an iso file to USB stick

Let’s see how to “burn” an image file (or .iso file) to an USB stick and make it bootable. NB: please note that in every case, all the data on your USB stick will be erased!! Windows Under Windows, simply download, install and run Rufus. Then follow the on-screen instructions. Macos Much like Windows, on Macos, you can use a tool called Etcher and follow the on-screen instructions. Linux Now, it becomes a little harder / funnier.

GPD Pocket, a very small but yet powerful laptop

Let me present you my latest gadget, the GPD Pocket a full HD 7" quad core laptop, with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It runs Windows 10 and more importantly (to me), it also runs Linux! Quick specs Intel Atom® x7-Z8750 Processor (quad core) 8GB RAM 128 GB storage (eeprom based) 7000 mAh battery (12 hours announced battery life) FHD 7" touch screen (1920x1200) Look and usage I love the look!

How to create a bootable Windows 10 USB stick

Maybe you bought a new computer and reinstall it from scratch, or maybe you plan to sell your current computer, or maybe you just want to install Windows 10 as a new OS. In Any case, creating a bootable Windows USB stick will allow you to do so. It could be harder This might sound scary, but it as actually very easy. However, please note that, for this method to work you’ll need to proceed from a Windows 10 computer.

Automatically run Kodi at boot

You have some hardware dedicated to Kodi and wish to create a “clean” media center solution hooked to your TV? Great idea! Find out how to automatically run Kodi at boot on any platform. Automatically run Kodi at boot with Windows This method is similar to the Steam Shell mode.. but with Kodi. First of all, make sure you can can log into the Windows desktop automatically. In order to do so:

Synchronize your media with Plex Trakt plugin

Remember a few days ago when we decided to synchronize our watched media between Kodi and Trakt? Well, today, we’ll do the same with Plex Media Center! Synchronize Plex and Trakt.tv Basically, all you need to do is: download the latest version of the plugin, from here. Place it in the Plex Plug-ins directory Restart Plex Inside Plex (from a web browser), go to Channel, and click on the little gear on the Trakt image:

Synchronize your media with Kodi Trakt plugin

Trakt.tv is website dedicated to movies and TV Shows. It allows you to manage all your media needs: keeping track of what you have already watched and what you to plan to watch. Thanks to this guide, we will see how you can automatically synchronize everything you watch with Kodi Trakt plugin. Install Kodi Trakt plugin From Kodi home screen, browse to the search button (top left hand side corner):

How to set up correct Freenas jail permissions

Freenas is a great software, allowing you to turn a PC into a NAS. Is it totally free and open source, which we really like. Freenas overview Like any “market” NAS, Freenas allows you to install third party software such as bitorrent client, or newsgroups client. One of my favorite tools for downloading media (once again, make sure this is legal where you live) is actually a suite of tools based on newsgroups.

Access Tunein Radio with Kodi

Tunein allows you to listen to both regular and web radio from Internet: be it live, and from old automatically recorded podcasts. Orginally it is a website, but let’s se how to use Tunein radio with Kodi! Installing Tunein Radio for Kodi Download the latest zip file from here. Launch Kodi Browse to Add-on > Add-on Browser Select Install from zip file Choose the file you just downloaded Wait for install to complete Done !