diy

As ransomware threats rise, reconsider remote access to your NAS at home
0

As ransomware threats rise, reconsider remote access to your NAS at home

February 25th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
With more ransomware attacks against network attached storage (NAS) devices, home users should reconsider opening up remote access to...
Want to connect up cameras, sensors at home? Time to consider Power over Ethernet
0

Want to connect up cameras, sensors at home? Time to consider Power over Ethernet

February 9th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
More homes should run Power over Ethernet (PoE), which uses a single network cable to power up Wi-Fi access points, cameras and other...
When upgrading to Windows 11 took no more than a few clicks, like child’s play
0

When upgrading to Windows 11 took no more than a few clicks, like child’s play

January 30th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
A restart may be all it needs for users to seamlessly download and upgrade to Microsoft's Windows 11 on their...
DIY: Replacing the laptop battery on your Dell XPS 13
0

DIY: Replacing the laptop battery on your Dell XPS 13

November 7th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
Replacing the laptop battery for the Dell XPS 13 isn't difficult. You just have to make sure you have the right screwdriver...
DIY: Tips to upgrade to Windows 11 easily
0

DIY: Tips to upgrade to Windows 11 easily

October 10th, 2021 | by Wilson Wong
As operating systems go, Microsoft's Windows 11 is as low key as you can get but it's out now for everyone. Here are tips on...
DIY: Backing up your photos on your NAS
0

DIY: Backing up your photos on your NAS

June 7th, 2021 | by Wilson Wong
Backing up your photos from your phone and PC should not be a difficult thing. Here's how to do it on a Synology...
DIY: Secure your home cameras by reducing exposure
0

DIY: Secure your home cameras by reducing exposure

October 14th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
You can't keep out all threats but you can reduce the risk of your home cameras being hijacked by hackers by minimising your...
Streaming Netflix or YouTube on your 4K TV? Check your Wi-Fi link
0

Streaming Netflix or YouTube on your 4K TV? Check your Wi-Fi link

June 28th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
You might think you're watching your favourite Netflix or YouTube shows in 4K but a slow Wi-Fi link may be making them stream at a lower...
DIY: Essential gear to get started making quality videos to share
0

DIY: Essential gear to get started making quality videos to share

May 17th, 2020 | by Wilson Wong
From a gimbal to a wireless microphone, having the right gear to record your videos make them more effective and engaging for your...
DIY: Fixing the lousy Wi-Fi at home while working remotely
1

DIY: Fixing the lousy Wi-Fi at home while working remotely

April 21st, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
If you are stuck at home with lousy Wi-Fi that disrupts your work and play, it may be time to take a look at the Wi-Fi at home to fix some coverage...
DIY: Time to switch your DNS to a speedy, reliable one
0

DIY: Time to switch your DNS to a speedy, reliable one

April 16th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
If you used an alternative DNS server to go online, you would have sidestepped StarHub's outage yesterday that affected Singapore...
DIY: Can’t get a laptop? What about building a compact PC?
0

DIY: Can’t get a laptop? What about building a compact PC?

April 6th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Laptops were one of the things that flew off the shelves in Singapore over the weekend, after the country rolled out “circuit breaker” measures to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus sweeping around the world...
Goondu DIY: Avoiding those annoying ads you see on Facebook
0

Goondu DIY: Avoiding those annoying ads you see on Facebook

February 25th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
By looking through and adjusting your Facebook ad preferences, you can reduce the number of annoying ads that think they know you....
Goondu DIY: Managing the smart devices in a smart home
0

Goondu DIY: Managing the smart devices in a smart home

December 19th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Adding a smart lightbulb or doorbell to your smart home? That may be easy but making these devices secure and play nice with one another is a big...
Goondu DIY: Destroying data on your hard disks for good
0

Goondu DIY: Destroying data on your hard disks for good

October 18th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
If you have been simply throwing away your PC or hard disk, it is time to rethink how you destroy the data on the storage...
How to get that winning shot with your smartphone
0

How to get that winning shot with your smartphone

May 25th, 2019 | by Techgoondu
Getting a winning shot with your smartphone isn't hard if you have some basic skills and a keen eye for...
4 handy tips to protect your smartphone privacy
0

4 handy tips to protect your smartphone privacy

February 18th, 2018 | by Louis Teo
With more information shared online, the risk of losing one's privacy goes up as well. Here are four ways to mitigate the...
Goondu DIY: Setting up the best mesh network at home
2

Goondu DIY: Setting up the best mesh network at home

October 26th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong
Unlike the past, where you are simply boosting your Wi-Fi signal in a contest of wills with your neighbour, now you are identifying your blind spots at home and casting a "light" in them with mesh networking...
Goondu DIY: Getting your Google Pixel 2 XL to recognise songs with Now Playing feature
0

Goondu DIY: Getting your Google Pixel 2 XL to recognise songs with Now Playing feature

October 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Called Now Playing, it works like the Shazam app of old, except it doesn't need you to fire up an...
Goondu DIY: Building a small desktop PC with Intel NUC
1

Goondu DIY: Building a small desktop PC with Intel NUC

July 3rd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The greatest thing about the Intel NUC is that it fits nicely on your desk without taking up so much space. And it is the simplest DIY PC to...