Month: January 2012

Assign a Static IP Address

How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or Windows 7

When organizing your home network it’s easier to assign each computer it’s own IP address than using DHCP. Here we will take a look at doing it in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

If you have a home network with several computes and devices, it’s a good idea to assign each of them a specific address. If you use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), each computer will request and be assigned an address every time it’s booted up. When you have to do troubleshooting on your network, it’s annoying going to each machine to figure out what IP they have.

Using Static IPs prevents address conflicts between devices and allows you to manage them more easily. Assigning IPs to Windows is essentially the same process, but getting to where you need to be varies between each version. (more…)

iPad Tricks

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

Updated: iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips – get ’em here!

Apple News


Get more from your tablet with these iPad tips and tricks

With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world’s best tablet device.

It’s also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple’s iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. (more…)

Alternate download link for iOS 5.0.1

New iOS 5.0.1 (9A406) For iPhone 4S Now Available For Download [Direct Link]

Apple has re-released iOS 5.0.1 (Build 9A406) specifically for its new-ish smartphone, the iPhone 4S.

The device, seen by many as a modest touch-up from the preceding iPhone 4, has been dogged with battery issues from the get-go, with many consumers claiming 10% depletion per hour of the A5-powered device.

The fruit company isn’t unfamiliar with post-release issues of its smartphone range; after all, the iPhone 4 gained worldwide notoriety last year when antenna-related issues saw the Cupertino-based company issue free bumpers to consumers in a rather embarrassed attempt to paper over the preparation oversights. (more…)

Top iOS news

Top 10 iOS News of the Week

A new week is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on what happened last week. If you think you may have missed a few of the top stories from last week, don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve gathered the top 10 most popular stories from iDB last week for you to check out. As always, make sure that you’re friends with us on Facebook, Google+, and that you are following us on Twitter(more…)

CES 2012: Ultrabook Round-up

CES 2012: Ultrabook round-up

CES is drawing to a close, and the gadgets released here will define the market for the year. Intel is betting the farm on its Ultrabook concept as its hardware partners continued to push out the first real wave of laptops designed to take on the MacBook Air (who thought we’d be saying that four years ago?). Whatever your feelings on these devices, given Santa Clara’s billion-dollar advertising push, you won’t be able to ignore them this year. So, let’s take a look at five of the best products that rolled off the keynotes into the hands of our editors. (more…)