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Tutorial: How To Reset/Refresh Windows 8 on PC or Laptop (Without Affecting Your Files)

Overtime our PCs and Laptops slows down, and users may experiencing some application errors and malfunctions. To get rid of this problem, a reformat or reinstalling Operating System may required. Microsoft company, has already innovated the ways and methods of reinstalling the Operating System without having CDs or DVDs.

In this tutorial, we will help on REFRESHING your PC or Laptop without affecting your files, this is so easy. Just follow the instructions below (with Pictures)

1. Turn-on you PC or Laptop. (very basic)
2. Point your mouse to the top right or bottom right corner of your screen for the Charms Bar to appear, then click Settings > Change PC Settings > General.

or Pressing Ctrl and letter F to Search: Type "Restore"

How To Reset/Refresh Windows 8 on PC or Laptop (Without Affecting Your Files)

3. Click "Refresh you PC without affecting your files"
4. Click "Get started"

5. Click "Next" and wait until finished. 

6. Once Refreshing is Finished. You still have all your documents intact. All you have to do is reinstalling your software applications like Adobe Reader, Photoshop and the like. 

Hope it help and enjoy your day. 

Disclaimer: This Tutorial is based on author's personal experience only. Mavtech is not part or representative of Microsoft Company. Do it at your own risk. Mavtech will not be held responsible of any damages on the computer or lost data files.

Apple's iPhone 7 Officially Released To The Public - A dual Camera with No HeadPhone Jack

Finally the Apple company released their newest iPhone, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus. The very interesting feature here is that, Apple decided to design a phone with a dual camera system that will allow the user to zoom in without suffering the image quality. They also improve the phone's display which is 25 percent more brighter than other iPhones but leaving the same resolution of the iPhone 6.

The front cam has also evolve to 7MP and with image stabilizer for a much better video recording and take some stunning selfies.

The other thing that will be noticed on this iPhone 7 is that there is no headphone jack, they designed it to make a room for its Audio Speaker system, but there is still headphones, but it does not have the 3.5mm jack. However they include a converter for the 3.5mm jack so users could still used their old headphones. Another innovation made by the designer is that they have created a new wireless headphones called "AirPods" that only could be used with the iPhone 7.

The phone's processor is of course is faster than ever, the A10 Fusion Processor which they said that it is 40 percent faster than of the last year's chip, and has a graphic enhancement and more faster that A9 processor.

Is it surprising that the newest phone is a water resistant? Both iPhone 7 and 7 plus are worry free when submerged to H2O.

What about the battery. They announced that it is more longer than of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, so you could browse the Internet and enjoy much longer on your social media activities.

 Price and Shopping Date

Apple says that it will be available on market, September 16, 2016.

For iPhone 7 - 32GB for $649.00, 128GB for $749.00 and 256GB for $849.00

For iPhone 7 Plus - 32GB for $769.00, 128GB for $869.00 and 256GB for $969.00

Visit Apple's official website for more purchase details 

How to BackUp Content on Blogger is one of the most popular free hosting and blogging platform, it is owned by the giant Google company and they have the right to delete your blog content and if it violated their policies. So if you are planning to post some unpleasant contents like Nudity and promoting Spam links and downloads, better think twice because Google has their eagle eyes, time will come they have to take action on your blog.

However, even if you are playing clean on blogspot it does not guarantee that your blog would not be deleted, sometimes sh!ts really happen. Lol. so be better backup your content more often, backup every time you make changes of your blog themes or template, and if you have lots of posts made in a week, make it weekly or monthly.

So here's the easy steps on how to backup you blog content.

1. Please Log-in to your Blogger Account.
2. Select the Blog you are going to backup. Click the Drop down Menu then Select Settings.

See example below.

How to backup Blog Content

3. After Selecting Settings, Click Other, then Click Back up Content

How to BackUp Content on Blogger

4. Now Save  to your computer and you are done in backing up your blog content.

How to BackUp Content on Blogger

After Downloading your backup, also upload it to Google Drive or any online storage, so you can have access anywhere you are as long as you are Online.

Thanks and share your thoughts and other techniques on how to back up blog content. see you at the comment section. God bless!

How to view Wi-Fi Password on Laptop Windows OS (With Pictures)

What is Wi-Fi or Wireless Fidelity, a wifi is a facility allowing computers, smart-phones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area.

In this Tutorial, I will show you on how to view the Wi-Fi password on a Laptop. Just in case you forget the wifi password of your Wireless Router or Pocket Wifi and your Laptop is connected into it.

Here the (4) Four Easy Steps on How to View the WiFi Password.
Turn-on your Laptop and make sure that it is connected to the Wireless Router or Pocket Wifi.

1. Right Click the Wireless or Wifi Button the Click "Open Network and Sharing Center"

2. Click the Connection: The WiFi Name (SSID)

3. On the Wi-Fi Status, Click "Wireless Properties"

4. Then Click on "Security" Tab and Check the "Show Characters"

See Example Below

How To View WiFi Password on Laptop
Method 2 Viewing WiFi Password Through Command Prompt

Press and Hold Windows logo then Hit Letter "R" then Hit Enter Key

Type: netsh wlan show profile name='wifi name' key=clear 
Note: Without quote on wifi name 

See example below

Show WiFi Password using Command Prompt

Thanks for reading.

How to remove HDD on HP Compaq Presario CQ35 (with Pictures)

Having problem with your HP Compaq Notebook? Like the Hard disk drive is not detected and need to be replaced. Here's and example of an error code.

This product is covered by one or more of the following patens:
US5, 307, 459, US5, 434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6,115,776 and US6,327,625
For Realtek TRL8101E/8102E(L)/8103E(L) PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.12 (080904)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

Here's how to do it.

1. Shutdown your Notebook
2. Unplug the Power Cord and Remove the Battery
3. Loosen the screws from the Hard Drive Cover

See Image below

Remove HDD from Laptop

4. Remove the rubber lock to keep the Hard Drive in tight

5. After removing the rubber, push the HDD to the right. Then pull the Hard Disk Drive.

Now you are ready to install a brand new Hard Disk Drive to your HP Compaq notebook.

Good luck!

Most commonly used abbreviations and Computer terms

BIOS: This is the Basic Input Output System which controls the computer, telling it what operations to perform. These instructions are on a chip that connects to the motherboard.

CPU: The Central Processing Unit of the computer. This also called the computer brain.

Wi-Fi: Wireless Fidelity, a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area.

WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network is a wireless distribution method for two or more devices that use high-frequency radio waves and often include an access point to the Internet.

USB: Universal Serial Bus connects peripheral devices such as flash drives, keyboards, printers, scanners, external hard drives and digital cameras.

LCD: Liquid Crystal Display is the technology used for displays in notebook and other smaller computers.

CRT: Cathode Ray Tube is a specialized vacuum tube in which images are produced when an electron beam strikes aphosphorescent surface.

VGA: Video Graphics Array  refers specifically to the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers in 1987, but through its widespread adoption has also come to mean either an analog computer display standard, the 15-pin D-subminiature VGA connector or the 640x480 resolution itself.

LED: Light-Emitting Diode, a semiconductor diode that glows when a voltage is applied.

LAN: Local-Area Network is a computer network that spans a relatively small area. Most often, a LAN is confined to a single room, building or group of buildings, however, one LAN can be connected to other LANs over any distance via telephone lines and radio waves.

HTML: Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.

XML: Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

SQL: Structured Query Language) is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS).

MBPS: Broadband speeds are measured in 'megabits per second', often shortened to Mb or Mbps.

SATA: Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. The current standard technology for connecting a hard drive

SSD: Solid State Drive, a storage device containing nonvolatile flash memory, used in place of a hard disk because of its much greater speed

CD: A compact disc is a small, portable, round medium made of molded polymer (close in size to the floppy disk) for electronically recording, storing, and playing back audio, video, text, and other information in digital form.

VCD also called video CD, video compact disc is a compact disk format based on CD-ROM XA that is specifically designed to hold MPEG-1 video data and to include interactive capabilities.

HDD: hard disk drive is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes data storage.

PATA: Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment  is a standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems. As its name implies, PATA is based on parallel signaling technology,

HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the set of rules for transferring files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) on the World Wide Web.

AVR: Automatic Voltage Regulator, AVR is a hardware device used to maintain a voltage to electronic devices. 2. Short for Automatic Voice Recognition, AVR is the ability of a computer or other electronic device to identify and understand human voice.

UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges.

IP: Internet Protocol address is a numerical label assigned to each device (ex., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

ISP: Internet service provider is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as Web site building and virtual hosting.

GIF: Graphics Interchange Format, is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. An Image on the web that moves.

PNG: Portable Network Graphics is a file format for image compression that, in time, is expected to replace the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) that is widely used on today's Internet.

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group, the name of the committee that created the JPEG standard and also other still picture coding standards.

URL: Uniform Resource Locator. It is the address of a web page. Each page has its own unique web address (URL). This is how your computer locates the web page that you are trying to find.

PDF: Portable Document Format is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else

UTP: Unshielded twisted pair is the most common kind of copper telephone wiring. Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company.

Convert PDF to Excel Quickly and Efficiently

In a world where we abundantly use digital documents in PDF format, it is no wonder there are a lot of tools that compliment this omnipresent file format. Some of those tools are super useful, such as simple converters that turn PDFs into editable, widely used file formats. One particular converter that is very popular among accountants, financial experts and the retail industry is Investintech’s PDF to Excel converter.

The most important feature of this free, web based tool is that it provides extremely accurate conversions and is doing so without any limits to the PDF file size or the number of conversions. Here is a brief tutorial how to use this freebie:

First Step:

Select the PDF file from your computer that you want to convert to Excel. Click OK.

Second Step:

Type your email address in the box. Make sure to check your spam folders. In case you want to receive additional promotional content related to this product, feel free to check the box below.

Third Step:

Click Convert and your Excel file will shortly be delivered straight to your Inbox.

While for privacy reasons the converted documents stay on the company's servers for 24 hours only, PDF to Excel is best used for non confidential documents. Happy converting!

How to Reset SmartBro Pocket Wifi


There are lots of queries on how to reset the pocket wifi, since I personally don't see anything like reset button.

So, here a very simply way to reset it, actually it's already been there ever since, you just have to be cautious on your device.

Step 1. Log-in to your SmartBro Pocket Wifi by opening your Internet Browser /Chrome/Safari/Opera/Mozilla FireFox

Type in
username: smartbro
password: smartbro

see example below

 Step 2.  Click on Settings > Device Settings > Reset and Click Reset Button

See Example Below

Reset Smartbro Pocket Wifi


After done resetting your Smartbro Pocket Wifi, please set up your wifi password. Click Here

Trending Gadgets for the New Year - Check it out at CES 2016

It's another year, so, you might wondering what's new for the New Year. Here are some gadgets that got the eye of most who've attended the  2016 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas.

Photo credit Motherboard

Smarter, a company from United Kingdom, know for its Wi-Fi connected kettles, launches there newest gadgets just for your Kitchen Appliance, I mean to your refrigerator, yes you read it right.
The Fridge Cam is a Wi-Fi capable camera, attached to your refrigerator, with a mobile app that allows you connect with your Smart-phone, in the way you can view what's inside your refrigerator even when you are away from home, you can take a look and identify what to buy next, the camera however is not like a surveillance cam that will send you a live video clip, it will only take photos whenever the appliance will open.

Photo Credit: PCmagAsia

The Smarter Mats, a rubber mat that allows you to measure of how much is remaining on a certain bottle, let say, a beer, soda, a bottle of milk or a bottle of oil. It has an app that will alert you when it already getting down, telling that you need to buy a new stocks.

PhotoCredit: Motherboard

This one could not probably the least. The Smarter Detect, equipped with microphone sensor, it listens to every single activity happening in your kitchen, it's like a school principal who carefully monitors the classes. This detects the sounds of you kitchen appliances, like the microwaves and dishwashers, so by the use of the app that will let you know that your food is done, while having your laundry you are aware what happening on you kitchen, just make sure you have your smartphones anywhere you go. 

This is cool, no need for you to buys much expensive refrigerators just to have a high-end appliance, you just need these newest gadgets that will soon turning your kitchen a more Hi-Tech and a safer place in you house. For prices, according to some sources, it will only cost around a $100, a better cheaper though.