Monthly Archives: July 2011

How Windows knows the computer is connected to the Internet?

Ever wonder how Windows knows whether the computer is connected locally or not, and if it has an Internet connection? It’s because of Network Awareness, specifically NCSI.  That’s right NCSI and it doesn’t mean Naval Criminal Investigative Service because that … Continue reading

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Some Important Time Saving Google Apps keyboard shortcuts

These are the Google Apps shortcuts you should start getting comfortable with because they can really save you time. You’ll still need a mouse to use Google’s web-apps in full, but using keyboard shortcuts allows you to use the mouse … Continue reading

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Five security mistakes you should avoid when setting up a wireless access point

Whether you’re installing a wireless access-point in a home, small office, or large building, following a few best practices can make the difference between a reasonably secure network and one that screams “hack me now!” Here are the five blatant … Continue reading

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Use Windows Memory Diagnostic to investigate RAM problems in Windows

If you’re encountering application failures, operating system faults, or Stop errors, you could have defective or failing RAM. The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows can help you test the RAM chips in your system. Launching Windows Memory Diagnostic There … Continue reading

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