Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Category: Technology

  • Troubleshoot Surface pen tip and button not working, but Bluetooth and eraser work.

    One of my Microsoft Surface pens (model 1710) started to exabit a strange behavior recently. It would connect fine to my Surface Book, and both the eraser and eraser button would work as intended, but both the tip and the side button would not provide any interactions. After doing some research, I was able to […]

  • New batteries for my laptops

    This week I had to replace the batteries in two of my laptops. My MacBook battery was 8 years old, and my Surface Book battery was 7 years old. Both of them were swollen, especially the MacBook one. I bought the batteries from iFixit. Removing the MacBook battery was not too much trouble, because the […]

  • How to fix Microsoft Surface 3 pen?

    If you have Microsoft Surface pen for Surface 3 / Pro 3 and it stops work, there are several reasons this might be happening. Here I am going to talk about the batteries. That is right, plural – batteries. This particular pen has three batteries in it – one AAAA battery, and two 319 button […]

  • What is Aperture

    I have been hearing the term aperture for years now. I knew it was something to do with a camera’s lens and in particular its iris. But that is as far as my knowledge on the subject extended. With the daily use of a smartphones’ camera, which has a fixed aperture, I was not interested in finding […]

  • Apple, AirPort Network Devices, and WiFi Mesh Networking

    Wi-Fi mesh routers are the “new” hottest set of tech gadgets to have. Wi-Fi mesh networks allow for multiple access point in the same structure, e.g. your house, to provide proper Wi-Fi network coverage, eliminating low signal or dead zones. What really captured my attention was the Google Wi-Fi mesh routers. They are beautiful and […]

  • SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    I was on the Snooz Kickstarter page today, revisiting the project’s details and timeline progress. The device, which is a white noise generating machine, recently became available for pre-order. Snooz is meant to be an alternative to having a TV or a stationary fan running at bedtime. In my case, I bought it for my wife so we can […]

  • FireFox review

    … I have already been using the Linux version of the browser, but few weeks ago I decided to try it for Windows. I am a big time supporter of Internet Explorer, so for me to try FireFox, it really has to interest me, or the media must be making a lot of noise about it. …