PCI Express: An Overview

This article is from 7 years ago, nonetheless there are still a lot of people who don’t know what PCI Express is. Considering it is an integral part of any modern PC, this article is a great read. Introduction With the launch of Intel’s 900-series chipsets and the recent return of SLI to the video…

The Art of Cable Organization

I often see “cabling nightmares” when I visit a customer site, and it is difficult sometimes to explain the benefits of proper cable organization. But then, if a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a bunch of pictures. I Found this article in Wikibon and I though it is great to share. Compare…

77 Windows 7 Tips (IT Pro Article)

NOTE: This article is from TechNet. But I though it would be a great resource to any one that uses Windows 7, specially those more technical or into IT. AT A GLANCE: Make Windows 7 faster Get more done with Windows 7 The best Windows 7 shortcuts Securing Windows 7   Contents Windows 7 may…

Take charge of your online reputation

Chances are you already have an online reputation, even if you do not know it. On the Internet, you create an image of yourself through the information you share in blogs, comments, tweets, snapshots, videos, and links. Others add their own opinions (good or bad), which contribute to your reputation. Anyone can find this information…

11 tips for social networking safety

Source: Microsoft’s Safety & Security Center Social networking websites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages. As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity…

Remove personal files from your PC

Source: Security Tips & Talk blog (Microsoft) Last month, we told you how to recycle an old PC more safely. We suggested that you use an authorized refurbisher or disk-cleaning software to make sure that all of your personal information was removed from your computer before you gave it away. Since we posted that information,…

Recover your Hotmail account

Source: Security Tips & Talk blog (Microsoft) We recently received this email: “My Hotmail account was hacked and taken over by the classic ‘I’m in London and I’ve been mugged’ scam. It appears that the hacker has changed the basic verification information on the account and every attempt to reset the password throws me into…