Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at TopSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Create A Free Online Database For Any Purpose With Soda DB

9th October, 2013

Beginner or expert — creating your own free Soda DB database will allow you the freedom of having your own database, without the hassle of having to install and maintain one on a server.


7 Questions To Ask A Computer Technician Before He Starts Work

8th October, 2013

Finding the right computer technician could lead to a hassle-free fix. Ask the right questions and you can easily weed out the fly-by-night computer repairmen from the ones that know their business.


Windows 8 Transformation Pack Can Make Windows 7 Turn Modern

5th October, 2013

Windows 8 is cool, particularly the interface. Now that’s hardly a good enough reason to upgrade an entire operating system! How about upgrading only the look of Windows 7 to a fully functional Modern UI?


How to Boost Your PC Startup Time With BootRacer and MSConfig

4th October, 2013

Is your computer booting in slow motion? This is a common PC nuisance that gets worse over time. Rather than re-installing your operating system, try to clean out your boot menu using BootRacer!


Using VBA To Automate Internet Explorer Sessions From An Excel Spreadsheet

3rd October, 2013

Its integration with Windows allows control of Internet Explorer in a number of surprising ways using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) script from any application that supports it, such as Word, Outlook or Excel.


Take Google Task Management And Scheduling To A Whole New Level With GQueues

27th September, 2013

Google Tasks doesn’t work if you want to move beyond the time management of today into the visionary planning of tomorrow. This is where GQueues steps up to the plate.


Analyze Your Site Traffic By Day Or Month And Prepare To Be Amazed

27th September, 2013

Google Analytics reveals a lot of amazing things about your website traffic, reader behavior, and even how to better optimize the website when you publish certain types of articles or other content on your site.


Be Your Own Travel Guide: 7 Tips To Travel Smarter With Google Maps

26th September, 2013

Going on a trip can be such a stressful experience. But, let’s walk you through the ways you can use Google Maps to plan every aspect of your next big trip.


Autodesk and Circuits.io Launch New Electronics Design Tool 123D Circuits

24th September, 2013

Autodesk expanded its offering of free 3D modeling tools last week by joining with Circuits.io to launch a free electronics design tool called 123D Circuits.


5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them

18th September, 2013

Imagine that you can no longer grasp a can of soda without your wrist feeling like it wants to explode. That, my friend, is what that innocent-looking game console can do to you. I’m not speaking about this as a medical expert, or as a concerned parent hoping to sway kids from playing video games, but as a witness to the pain and suffering that extreme gaming can cause to the human body.


How to Blog For Search Engines Without Becoming a Content Mill

17th September, 2013

Being a blogger is not the easiest job in the world. It requires patience, determination, and persistence. You have to be willing to write for nothing, and sometimes less than nothing, when you’re starting your own site. One of my favorite bloggers Darren Rowse – the owner of Problogger and one of the Internet’s more […]


How to Issue a Command to Your Computer With a Text Message

16th September, 2013

You’re out the door in a hurry as you realize your computer is still running. Not wasting any time, you send a quick text stating “shutdown #mycomputer”, and continue on your way.


IObit Offers Driver Booster Tool to Simplify Updating of Critical PC Drivers

15th September, 2013

Just last week, IObit officially launched its driver updating tool called Driver Booster, which acts as a stand-alone tool for frequently updating drivers to optimize your PC gaming experiences.


How Google Analytics Alerts Can Email Or Text You About Site Problems

13th September, 2013

Google Analytics offers a special alert feature that sends out an email or an SMS alert when any event happens on your site. Setting them up isn’t as complicated as you think.


Why You No Longer Need a KVM Switch For Your Multi-PC Setup

11th September, 2013

A KVM switch makes me think of those archaic hardware A-B switches that once were used to hook up a parallel printer to two computers. KVM is actually short for “keyboard, video and mouse”, and is a still-relevant device to hook up one keyboard, mouse and monitor to multiple computers. But if you really want to save some time and money, there are software solutions to operate two PCs with just one mouse and keyboard. Imagine you could just slide your mouse off the one screen and see it arrive on the other!