troubleshooting

Properly Uninstall Problem Apps By Deleting Preferences And Saved Settings

Upon removal, a good program will give you the option to clear old settings, be they in a folder or the registry. This lets you get rid of every last remnant to calm your OCD, or troubleshoot issues caused by preferences from older versions. When you aren’t given the ability to do this easily, you’ll have to do some investigating yourself.


How To Fix Telstra's 4G Hotspot Problem

We know Telstra has 1.4 million customers using 4G for mobile broadband. We also know some of them aren’t very happy right now. A botched network upgrade and support patch rollout has meant many people haven’t been able to use their wireless hotspots in the last two days. If that’s happened to you, here’s how to (possibly) fix it.


Find Your Computer's BIOS Version From The Command Line

The next time you update your PC or try to troubleshoot compatibility problems, you’ll may need to know your current BIOS. You could reboot the computer, but it’s much easier to use the Windows command line utility.


EtreCheck Produces A Bare-Bones Diagnostic Report Of Your Mac

Mac: Diagnostics utilities don’t really need to be feature-packed. In fact, since their main purpose is to give you information about a busted Mac, it’s best if they’re very simple. EtreCheck fits that bill.


Troubleshoot Bad Windows Installs With The GEGeek Tech Toolkit

Linux-based system recovery distros are arguably the best bet when it comes to sorting out a computer issue where the operating system isn’t playing nice, regardless of whether it’s from Microsoft, Apple or the world of open-source. That said, Windows is the usual suspect, though not always because it won’t boot; sometimes, you just need to run a few troubleshooting programs to diagnose and repair. Which ones? The GEGeek Tech Toolkit takes care of the selection process by providing you with basically everything.


How To Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

Apple has released the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it’s not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here’s how to fix them.


Diagnose And Fix Common Errors With Google Play

Ah, the old mysterious error code! You would think it’d be easy for OS, web and software developers to put more helpful information in their error messages, but the truth is it’s not always clear what’s specifically causing an issue. Google Play is no exception, with its fair share of cryptic missive for unsuccessful operations. Fortunately, you can usually fix these problems yourself after being pointed in the right direction.


Icon Ping Tells You At A Glance If Your Connection Is Terrible

Mac: Iconping is a simple network utility that lets you know at a glance if your connection is slow or dropping. As long as the icon is green, everything is OK. If the icon turns yellow, things are slowing down. If it’s red, you’re probably disconnected.


Banish Mouse Lag In Video Games With Microsoft's 'Fix It' Tool

Windows 8: Is your mouse lagging in your favourite PC game? Microsoft has a free tool that can fix it for you.


Use Your iPhone 5s Camera To Help With Troubleshooting

The iPhone 5s’ high-speed camera can be used to take pretty pictures — or to assist in troubleshooting if you’re having trouble reading a system alert.