Mods and Tips for Software and Electronics

Stream Games to Chromebook using Moonlight

If you want to play Fortnite or PUBG on a Chromebook, you can do this through streaming. It’s very easy to stream games to Chromebook using Moonlight. The only requirement is that you need to have an NVidia 600 Series or higher graphics card. Enable Streaming in GeForce Experience App The first thing you need to do is enable streaming in the GeForce Experience app. Install Moonlight Extension on Chromebook You can go hereto download the moonlight extension.

How to Enable Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10

The Windows 10 April update brought a lot of new features. One of the little-known features is a new power plan called ultimate performance mode. According to Microsoft, this mode decreases the micro-latency between the OS and the hardware. Exactly what that means, I’m not too sure. However, this mode is more than just made up fluff. I ran a couple of benchmarks between using the default balanced mode on my PC and the ultimate performance mode.

Run Windows Applications (EXE Files) on Android

If I had a dollar for the number of times someone asked how to run Windows Exe Files on Android, I would be richer than your top Bitcoin miners. Most of the time, my response would have simply been that it’s not possible, end of story. Well, that sort of changed this week. If you are a Linux user, you have probably heard of Wine. The tl;dr is that Wine allows you to run Windows apps in Linux (it’s a Windows compatibility layer).

Run Linux on Surface Laptop

It might be crazy to run Linux on Surface Laptop, but there is a way to do it. If you have extra RAM to spare on your Surface Laptop, just use Virtual Box because you’ll have all the driver support you need and you will not have to change your boot configuration. For the brave, here’s how to install Linux on Surface Laptop the more traditional way. Create Bootable USB Begin by creating a bootable USB of your favorite operating system using the free program called Rufus.

Ubuntu install Hangs on Splash Screen Fix

When I was trying to install Ubuntu I experienced a very strange issue. The Ubuntu install hangs on splash screen for a very long time. I would select the option to try Ubuntu in the grub menu, and then I would get this strange screen with broken graphics. It looked like the graphics failed to load or something. The Ubuntu install freezes on that screen and would not advance. I eventually found out that this issue will occur if you are using an Nvidia Graphics card.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8

The Google Pixel 2 XL and the Galaxy Note 8 are two excellent devices. They are so good, that I would be lying if I told you that it was easy to make a decision between these two devices. Deciding which one to buy is going to come down to a lot of personal preference and trivial differences. So let’s do a comparison of the Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8.

Run Kali Linux 2 on Android

Kali Linux is a popular security-focused operating system that has many tools which could be used for penetration testing. In the past, I demonstrated how to Run Kali Linux on Android(version 1.0) via the terminal. Now let’s take a look at how to run Kali Linux 2 on Android without root. To do this, we will be using Limbo PC Emulator. It makes use of the SDL library to emulate Kali Linux 2 on Android.

Run Android Nougat on PC

Do you have an old computer laying around that you need to find a use for? How about running Android Nougat on your PC? The Android x86 team has successfully ported Android 7.1 over to the desktop CPU architecture. This means you can enjoy your favorite apps and games on any pc or laptop. Run Android Nougat on PC The first thing that you need to do is download the Android Nougat x86 ISO file.

Run any OS on Chromebook

If Chrome OS is not fulfilling your needs, all hope isn’t lost. You can run any OS on a Chromebook as long as it has an x86 processor (Chromebooks with an Intel Processor). That means you can run Windows on your Chromebook or even run Mint Linux on your Chromebook. Run Any OS on Chromebook In order to run any OS on your Chromebook, you will have to enable the legacy bios with USB booting.

Stop Windows from Compressing Wallpaper

By default, Windows compresses your desktop wallpaper by up to 85% of its original quality. This is done to maximize performance because most people don’t need a 50 MB image eating up precious RAM. There are two methods that you can use to stop Windows from compressing wallpapers. The first (unconfirmed) method is to use a PNG image file. There have been some reports that on the latest Windows 10 Creator’s update, PNG images are immune to Windows compression.