Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive Six Months Later

    The Systems

    Unfortunately, HTC and Oculus make it difficult to gauge the exact number of units sold for their VR platforms. However, we can look at a few data points to try to get an idea of who may be winning the war.

    First up is Google Trends our friendly way of taking search terms and pitting them against each other to see which is more popular. If we take the trend and compare htc vive,” oculus rift” and playstation vr” we end up with the graph in Figure 1. Continue reading Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive Six Months Later

Micro Vision Projector

I consider my Micro Vision Projector an investment of a lifetime. If youve been doing your own digging and are considering the Micro Vision SHOWWX+ model (thats the one I have) then I can definitely attest to the fact that its a pretty awesome piece of technology.

Actually, its become quite noticeable that multimedia projectors have become one of the necessities for many people nowadays. Projectors are quite useful for most of us. Continue reading Micro Vision Projector

Corel WinDVD Pro 11 Review: Image Gallery of Software Screenshots and Highlighted Features

    In a Nutshell 

    Finding and investing in good video playback software may not be at the top of everyone’s list since almost all computer systems include some default application, like Windows Media Player, that handles most of the basics. However, if you want to get the best playback experience possible and you want to take full advantage of your PC’s capabilities, it doesn’t hurt to see what other apps are available.

    WinDVD Pro 11 is a full-featured app that supports the latest technology in Blu-ray 3D, AVCHD and DVD playback plus, it bundles a number of additional capabilities designed to maximize the home theater experience. Continue reading Corel WinDVD Pro 11 Review: Image Gallery of Software Screenshots and Highlighted Features

How to Fix Dynamic Link Library Errors

Computer games have taken the world by the storm in the past few decades, captivating the hearts, minds, and wallets of both the young ones and the once young. The resulting demand for high-quality video games led to a lot of gaming companies releasing increasingly high-tech software and hardware on the market. Gamers nowadays are spoiled for choice when it comes to getting their video game fix, but they still deal with a time-honored problem: dealing with computer problems that prevent their games from running smoothly.

“NapiNSP dll” is a file that can sometimes originate from software installed on the system. Continue reading How to Fix Dynamic Link Library Errors

How to Fix Window Updates Errors

“RpcRtRemote.dll” initializes Windows update components. So, why are people having problems with this file if it serves a very simple purpose? If the computer couldn’t access it, it’d be impossible to complete the installation of update packages. Of course, not updating a PC’s OS is the same as keeping it vulnerable to attacks.

What exactly happens when the error is triggered? Simply put, you’ll see the “BSOD”. The error message that would appear on the computer screen goes like this, “C:WindowsSystem 32RpcRtRemote.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error”. Continue reading How to Fix Window Updates Errors

News Update Specks Fitfolio Kindle Fire Cover

There was some new update post about this new cover and I thought I’d write a quick review and give my personal opinion on the newly released cover… So here it goes!

I honestly see this kindle fire cover to be almost the same thing as the Kindle Fire Leather Cover, but not near as good. First off this SPecks Fitfolio kindle fire cover is made of hard shell, I personally dislike hardshells! It’s so tacky and cheap looking and really how well does hard shells hold up? Not that well in my opinion. Continue reading News Update Specks Fitfolio Kindle Fire Cover

Choosing a GPS for Motorcycles – Understanding Important GPS Features, Satellite Coverage and Other Considerations

Buyer Beware Before Buying Your First Electronic Cigarette

Buyer Beware Before Buying Your First Electronic Cigarette

There are many electronic cigarette companies popping up online that want to capitalize on a growing industry by ripping people off.  Chances are, if the company is offering an electronic cigarette for free, they are using a business-model that is designed to take your money month after month.  Buyers should avoid joining one of these electronic cigarette clubs.

If you dont know anything about electronic cigarettes, chances are that your first inquiry into a search engine will land you on a page to one of these electronic cigarette clubs.  Thats because of the money-making opportunities that selling electronic cigarettes provide.  These electronic cigarette clubs want to capitalize the market using affiliate marketing and convince customers that they need to buy replacement supplies from one, and only one, company.  Electronic cigarette clubs want you to use their cheaply made electronic cigarette model and buy a continuing supply of electronic cigarette cartridges containing the liquid that produces the vapor.

Any electronic cigarette-user who buys from a reputable merchant knows that replacing cartridges constantly as a means to replenish their supply of e-liquid is a waste of money.  You only need one cartridge, possibly a few fresh e-cartridges for backup, with your electronic cigarette.  When the cartridge runs out of e-liquid, or becomes dry, you simply add more liquid to your cartridge using a supply of the e-liquid flavor of your choice from your favorite reputable electronic cigarette e-liquid merchant.  They come in bottles up to 30 ml for less than $20.  Electronic Cigarette users just drip the liquid onto the cartridge filter and they are good to go.  This is the preferred method of replenishing an electronic cigarette liquid supply by thousands of electronic cigarette users around the world.  If a company requires you to buy an abundant supply of cartridges each month so that you can keep using your electronic cigarette, leave the website immediately.

Electronic cigarette clubs sell a poor-quality electronic cigarette branded with their company logo.  These low-end electronic cigarettes are made with the cheapest parts on the market.  This is why many of them can simply give the product away.  These companies market their products as state-of-art, high-quality and give a potential buyer several sales pitches to convince them that they will be 100% satisfied with the product.  Many buyers who fall for these sales tactics end up with a product in their hands that mocks the electronic cigarette industry.  Many smokers will try these low-end electronic cigarette models for their very first electronic cigarette experience and be left thinking, well that was a cute little toy, but Id rather smoke my real cigarettes.  They then have to jump through some hoops to opt-out of the cartridge subscription club that they just signed up for.

Do you know what an affiliate program is?  An affiliate program is designed to give independent salesmen the opportunity to advertise a companys product in return for a commission.  When selling a physical product, an affiliate can expect between 5% and 10% commissions.  When it comes to these electronic cigarette clubs, they have affiliate programs that pay their affiliates up to 40% commission.  Thats too good of an opportunity to pass up for many affiliate professionals, so the industry has become saturated with online ads, tv ads, radio ads, billboards and countless other advertising mediums designed to land new customers to be forwarded through an affiliate channel to buy an electronic cigarette from these clubs.

Does a company that offers a 40% sales commission to new customer leads sound like a company that sells high-quality products at competitive prices?  These electronic cigarette companies just want to capitalize on an opportunity to make a lot of money on a growing industry with a business-model that has worked in the past with other hot new industries.  These companies dont last forever.  Fewer people will have to ask, “What is an electronic cigarette ?”  As the electronic cigarette industry grows, these companies will no longer be able to compete with reputable electronic cigarette merchants that cater to the needs of their customers.  When that happens, these electronic cigarette club founders will pack their bags and move onto ripping people off in the next hot-new-product industry.

There are many reputable electronic cigarette merchants online today.  You can know when you found one because they have an online store with products, oftentimes selling a variety of different brands of electronic cigarettes, not just one model.  All their products have a price and there is nothing to sign up for or membership to subscribe to.  If you make a purchase from a reputable electronic cigarette merchant, you are not required to purchase anything from them in the future.  You control your credit card spending when you buy from a reputable electronic cigarette merchant.  If you want a positive experience when trying electronic cigarettes for the first time, do your homework, find out what electronic cigarette models people enjoy , and buy from a reputable dealer.  Stay away from club programs.

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Capex Verses Opex: Making the Right Decision

We are coming out of the financial crisis and things are starting to turn around, but money is still tight. Deciding what to spend money on lies at the heart of success for many businesses and it’s something that IT directors and CFOs everywhere are having to come to grips with.

What do we mean by capex and opex?

Capex stands for capital expenditure and it involves the money you spend on things like buildings, machinery and other facilities. Operational expenditure, or opex, is the money you spend on things like the day to day running costs such as wages, utilities and repairs.

How capex and opex figure in IT support

In the past, Directors favoured capital expenditure when it came to IT infrastructure because they have control of how it is gradually paid off and can keep track of the depreciation over time. Continue reading Capex Verses Opex: Making the Right Decision

How to Fix Windows Application Errors

How to Fix Windows Application Errors

“Advapi32” is one of the DLL files installed with the Windows Application Programming Interface (API) to load specific programs. It works in executing Advanced “Windows32” core APIs with various common controls in the DLL library. Being a component that works with multiple programs, this file has a high tendency of encountering errors due to being corrupted or after uninstalling programs.

Fortunately, resolving these issues is easy through numerous workarounds like the following:

Knowing the Probable Causes

DLL-related issues like the “Advapi32” process idle tasks can have numerous causes. Continue reading How to Fix Windows Application Errors