Month: December 2015

Tip: Join Visual Studio Essentials, Get Free Stuff

Here's a great tip for developers: If you join Microsoft's free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program, you will receive some lucrative benefits, including a 6-month subscription to Pluralsight, Xamarin mobile training, and more. The post Tip: Join Visual Studio Essentials, Get Free Stuff appeared first on …

What are good web server benchmarking tools for Linux

As far as web server performance is concerned, there are many different factors at play, e.g., front-end application design, network latency/bandwidth, web server configuration, server-side in-memory cache, raw hardware capability, server load of shared hosting, etc. To compare and optimize web server performance under such a …

How to disable Network Manager on Linux

Network Manager is a feature-rich network configuration service which is used by default in most Linux desktop environments nowadays. It provides automatic configuration of (wired/wireless) network interfaces, as well as VPN, mobile broadband and even Bluetooth connections. Network Manager is smart enough to automatically switch to …

Plugging USB devices into the Lumia 950

The Continuum feature available on devices such as the Lumia 950 brings Windows 10 Mobile devices one step closer to truly being possible PC replacements for general consumers. Another often-overlooked capability that makes Microsoft’s smartphones more PC-like is the ability to plug USB devices into them. …

Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours review

Sometimes we really do get everything we want for Christmas. Darius was a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up first released in arcades in 1986. An IP with a noteworthy history, it was considered creatively groundbreaking at the time, and its mainstay of experimental music, ethereal styling, and marine …