Author: Michael Garrett

4 Windows 7 Features You Never Knew About

Windows 7 has a few hidden features which many users have never used or even known about. Here are a few of these hiddenWindows 7 gems.

Aero Shake

In Windows 7, when you click on the title bar of any window and shake it every other open window gets minimised straight back in to your taskbar, reducing clutter on your screen. This allows you to focus on the one window and then when ready shake it again and the other windows will reappear.

Additional Aero features include Aero Snap which allows you to quickly and easily rearrange your desktop by …

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7 Steps to a Safer Computer

Within the world of computing, there are those who study systems, networks, and programming extensively. Unfortunately, there are those who study those same areas to take advantage of other computer users. Dubbed ‘hackers,’ these individuals can create problem programs, take control of networks, and cause all sorts of difficulties for users. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to protect you PC against hackers.

1) Install security software

Make certain you have the three major components of security software installed on your computer. You will need a strong firewall, great antivirus software, and a reliable antispyware application.

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Boost the Speed of your Slow PC Before it’s Too Late

When using a PC for complex tasks (such as using Photoshop) or even basic tasks, like browsing the web, you want the maximum possible speed you can get our of your computer. When you’re watching a YouTube video or taking an online video tutorial, how do you feel when you are not getting the desired speed? Most people would say impatient and irritated.

Most likely, you have experienced this on more than one occasion. If your internet connection is showing correct speed, then why is your PC slow? There might be several reasons for it. You first need to …

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How Do Wireless Networks Work?

secure your wireless networkEver wonder how wireless networks work? All wirelss networks use radio waves instead of wires to transmit data between computers. Here’s how:

Binary Code (1s and 0s) and Morse Code (dots and dashes)

All computers transmit information digitally, using binary code: ones and zeros. This translates well to radio waves, since those 1s and 0s can be represented by different kinds of beeps. These beeps are so fast that they’re outside the hearing range of humans.

It works like Morse code, which is a way to transmit the alphabet over radio waves using dots (short beeps) and dashes (long beeps). …

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Windows 8 Offers a Whole New Computing Experience

Windows 8 will make my PC fasterWindows 8 is now available for purchase by Windows computer users who are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. This all despite the fact that many PC users have not even upgraded to Windows 7 yet. For those of you who are interested in Windows 8 and intend to upgrade soon, here are a few facts about Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.

It has an innovative New User Interface

When you use Windows 8 for the first time, the first thing you will notice is the dramatic change of the standard interface. Windows 8 utilizes Microsoft’s new Metro interface. …

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