Basic Tune-Up to Maintain Your New Computer’s Performance

What are the first things you do when you buy a new PC? Assuming that it has Windows XP (or Windows 7), there are some basic steps that everyone should take in order to maintain the computer speed in the long run. Incorrect setup by your PC reseller or manufacturer can be corrected. You might have read that you should defragment your hard drive often, but that’s not enough. More


WordPress Security – Should you be concerned?

Being a developer, I recently started to specialise in WordPress based corporate websites. I never had any security problems at my current host, BlueHost, but one of my customer’s website is constantly under attack. Mostly Javascript code being injected.Why? Passwords too short, .htaccess missing, no security plugins… More

The seriousness of pen-drive viruses and their ignorance: Simple steps to protect yourself

I have seen to many people ignorant of the fact that their pen-drives (usb key, usb disk) have been contaminated by viruses that have been copied by them unknowingly! How? And why didn’t their antivirus detect them? Some do not even know until their computers start becoming slow and more… Let me explain easy ways to detect and protect yourself…


The Future is in Cloud Computing – We’re in Transition to Computing as a Service

For those who keep in touch with the latest development in technology, talking about Clouds and Virtualization is not going to be a new thing. This video explains what cloud computing is so easily that even the non-tech person can understand the implications. Dose of humour, explicit to the point, analogy with the Product Life Cycle model are ingredients that make this 25 min presentation… fun.

Click here for the video on Future of Cloud Computing by Simon Wardley

Windows 7 – Finally a worthy successor of Windows XP? – Part 1

I was eager to try Windows Vista. It was to be the new Windows that Microsoft has spent to much time developing and whom we saw many previews and release candidates. Needless to say that like many people I was quite frustrated in the beginning with UAC (User Account Control) that needlessly pops up everytime you do something that requires administrator priviledges – I turned that off. And that Windows Explorer never saving the view I specified in any folder – all too annoying… Games working SLOWER than Windows XP, huge memory requirements… But it had advantages – it was more stable, system recovery was efficient, Direct X 10 gaming, and with Service Pack 1, was FASTER! It did become my default Windows Installation (on my dual boot) until it crashed…. to never be repaired… and I didn’t want to do a fresh install… I went back to Windows XP with Service Pack 3…

Then came Windows 7 Beta 1. My hopes were up again. More