Your intrepid CMR editor bought a weather station last year that can update to the Weather Underground network. But to do that, he needed to connect the weather console to the PC. He wanted the console to be downstairs – and the desktop is upstairs. He discovered a USB server that connects USB devices over his LAN that saved quite a few ‘sawbucks’. read more
CMR Reader Karen Parker decided she wanted to replace an older Windows 7 desktop with some newer hardware. Rather than purchasing a new system, she decided to ‘build her own’, and then transfer her OS and applications and data to the new system.
And then, apparently on a ‘roll’, she decided to upgrade her Windows 8 laptop with a new internal SSD drive, moving its current drive to an external box.
So in the CMR grand tradition of “I did so you don’t have to” (or “you may want to, too”), we share her experience. read more
Do Alex’s OS X cleanup recommendations work? Chaos Manor Advisor Brian finds out… read more
In this second installment (first of the two parts is here), Alex digs into the leftovers from Migration Assistant on his MacBook Pro, finds code almost old enough to vote, and discovers his computer truly can run faster. read more
In this first part of a two-part installment, Alex works on his MacBook Pro to cure erratic performance, hidden storage, Terminator processes and the Precambrian-era apps that cause them. He starts with a discussion of migration. read more
With the release of Windows 10, one of the subjects of concern is the new Wi-Fi Sharing process. It looks like there has been a bit of hysteria and/or exaggeration about this issue.
The Chaos Manor Advisors discussed this a few weeks ago, when the first article about this appeared in The Register. More after the jump. read more
The results of our unscientific poll indicate that Chaos Manor Reviews readers would like to see submissions from others. So here is our “Call for Submissions” for articles for Chaos Manor Reviews.
We are looking for ‘Things I Did So You Don’t Have To” articles about computers – software and hardware. Read more about this after the jump. read more
In the final fourth installment of this series, Alex works with his MacBook Pro as he discovers several causes of its slowness. He figures out how to save more space, and concludes with Lessons Learned. read more
Alex continues with his tuneup of his MacBook Pro. The first installment is here, and continues with the second.
In this third installment, Alex tries to clear 4,000 viruses, finds hidden storage, and searches for OS clutter. read more
Chaos Manor Advisor Eric Pobirs installed a new XBox One for Jerry at Chaos Manor. Here is Eric’s report after the jump. read more