Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 14 2013

Free Computer Assist – About us

Free Computer Assist has 15 years of IT experience I’ve build up an extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software. I get to fix certain problems so often, sometimes on a daily basis that I had decide to start a website to capture all these solutions that I encounter.

Free Computer Assist was born in 2012 and started off very small as I’m updating it as the regular IT issues and solutions arise. The website is now slowly growing into an information hub with lots of free computer help and assistance. It gives me big amounts of pleasure when I receive an email from someone in the world saying “thanks, your solution fixed my problem”. Free Computer Assist will continue to grow and who knows, maybe become a solution provider for lot of people around the globe.

Free Computer Assist Logo

So you might ask “why provide free computer assistance” if you don’t make money out of the deal? Well, IT is my passion and the website became a hobby where I can put my thoughts out there for you, the reader, to hopefully find what you are looking for. Yes, I am making a little bit of money out of it through monetizing the site and with affiliate products, but it’s definitely not the purpose of Free Computer Assist.

Free Computer Assist will provide you with free computer help on all Microsoft products and software, computer hardware issues and many other software brands and apps. I will also do the occasional review on a device or item that I found to be very exciting and can be recommended to you the reader and user. I will always strive to test the solutions myself before they are published on the website as I want to make sure that the solution work. All the solutions on this site are thus tried and tested and helped me out to fix a problem at one of my customers.

UPDATE:
I have also decided to provide Free Computer Assistance to you the reader/customer via TeamViewer. If you need free computer help, feel free to contact me via Skype or email me and I will assist you.
If you are not familiar with TeamViewer, don’t worry I will teach you how it works. In short, it’s a Remote Support software that can be downloaded at www.teamviewer.com. After you installed the software, you provide me with the ID and Password and that enable me to see what’s on your screen and provide you with free computer assistance, doesn’t matter where you are in the world.

I hope you enjoy the website and that Free Computer Assist will provide you with the solution that you are looking for.

Jun 14 2013

How to activate the touchscreen keyboard in Windows 8

So you just bought a new tablet with Windows 8 Pro on it or you have a Point of Sale with a touch screen and no keyboard and mouse. Where do you find the touchscreen keyboard in Windows 8?

Luckily there is a build-in Windows Module that can be used and actually works very well.
This module is called Tabtip.exe and is installed by default when installing Windows.

To open this on-screen touch keyboard, follow these steps:

Open your Run Command box (press WINDOWS KEY + R)
Click on BROWSE and browse to the following folder

C:\Program Files \Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe

Click OK to open the Tabtip.exe Module.

The Tabtip Windows Module will then appear in your Taskbar on the right, close to the time.

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon

 

 

If you press on it, it will open the touchscreen keyboard.

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon option 1

 

 

 

 

 

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon option 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 03 2013

REVIEW: Sonos Playbar – Wireless Surround Sound Speakers

Think style, think surround sound, think wireless and then order yourself a Sonos Playbar. This speaker set connects with an optical cord to your HDTV. Once connected it will play all the music you ask it to play from your satellite box, Blu-Ray, video game console, internet, iPhone, iPad as long as it is connected to your HDTV.

The Sonos Playbar has 9 build in speakers give you full theatre sound and can be used as a stand-alone all-in-one mode. You can also connect it to your wireless router and then pair it with your other Sonos speakers and devices. When you add the Sonos Play:3 speakers and Sonos Sub (all wireless) to your Sonos Playbar you have a full 5.1 Home Theatre Sound System.

Sonos Playbar Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sonos Playbar has IR’s Remote capabilities and can be controlled by using free apps with your Android, iPad or iPhone.

Dimensions (H X W X D):  85mm (H) x 900mm (W) x 140mm (D)

Weight:  5.4kg

Conclusion: If you have some extra cash, this device is rather expensive, treat yourself with excellent sound, beautiful style and latest technology in wireless speakers. Get the Sonos Playbar!

Sonos Playbar Speaker View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 03 2013

REVIEW – j5create JUD500 Ultra Station Docking Station

Are you looking for a neat and sleek docking station for you laptop and other digital devices? Look no further. The JUD500 Ultra Station by j5create is the device for you. The JUD500 is an intelligent USB 3.0 laptop docking station that is compatible with Ultabooks, laptops and MacBooks.

The docking station connect via USB to your laptop and allowing you to connect a second monitor via HDMI or VGA (D-SUB) connectors. It is also capable of connection your network, speakers, microphone and other USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 device to your laptop.

The JUD500 also ships with Wormhole technology which enable you to use either a keyboard or mouse to control the other devices. This enables you to easily drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste files from one device to another. This technology is compatible with Windows or MacOS (iOS) or even transfer between the two.

j5create JUD500 Ultra Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j5create JUD500 Ultra Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTS:

1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
1x Ethernet 10/100
1x 3.5mm Stereo Audio in
1x 3.5mm Stereo Audio out
1x Wormhole port (USB 2.0 Mini-B Female)
1x HDMI
1x VGA (D-SUB)

Display modes: Extended, Mirror, Primary Display.
HDMI and VGA can be used simultaneously, but the output will be the same on both displays, with other words either Mirrored or Extended.
JUD500 Display compatibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just love the look and feel of this device and if you are a gadget junky like me, the j5create JUD500 Ultra Station will fit right into your choice of devices.