Tech Tips

Creating a TLS encryption key and certificate

(If you are unfamiliar with the abbreviation “TLS“: it is the successor to SSL.) The internet is the best invention since sliced bread but it has become an evil place more than ever. We are dealing with script kiddies, out-of-control secret ...

September 2016: 32 New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

A new focus on the desktop brings new keyboard shortcuts for desktop users, so rejoice! Here are all the new keyboard shortcuts you need to know in Windows 10. From window management with Snap and Task View to virtual desktops and the ...

August 2016: Learn how to stream live video on the social network

  Facebook has unleashed a raft of new features this week. It’s part of an aggressive attempt to get users watching and creating live video content on the social network. While online live streams have been around for more than a ...

July 2016: Tech Tips and Tricks

Screenshots *Especially if you’re a beginner (or an expert), it’s frequently useful to capture the image of what’s on the screen — an error message or diagram, for example. *In Windows, PrintScreen key copies the whole screen image, as a graphic, onto ...

June 2016: Using Google Plus (G+)

CHOOSE A TITLE THAT LETS STUDENTS KNOW WHAT THE HANGOUT WILL BE ABOUT. Students shouldn’t head to a Hangout with little idea of what will be discussed or addressed. Create a title for the Hangout that will let all participants know ...

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May 2016: How to set java_home on Windows 10

This tutorial shows you how to set a JAVA_HOME system variable on Windows 10. Tested Windows 10 JDK 1.8 1. Advanced System Settings Type advanced system settings in the search box (beside the Windows start button), clicks View advanced system settings. 2. Environment Variables Select Advance tab, ...

April 2016: Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

See larger image Digging deep into Windows 10 Windows 10, Microsoft’s back-to-basics re-embracing of the PC, is alreadybrimming with handy new features, and with all the new goodies comes with a legion of new tweaks and tricks—some of which unlock powerful functionality ...

March 2016: Having problem connecting to a local network “\\computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource”

In this article, I’m going to write a troubleshooting guide for file sharing or networking between two computers. Unfortunately, Windows can be finicky and even though you may think everything should work, accessing a share on another computer may fail. I’ve ...

Feb 2016: How to Get Rid of a Dotted Line in Excel

Dotted lines that appear in an Excel worksheet usually represent page breaks, which are displayed so you can see how adjustments to your document affect the printed copy. If you find the lines annoying, you can turn them off in ...

Jan 2016: How to Create and Mount a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows

In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced a new way to backup your computer called Backup and Restore. Basically, it let you backup all your data to another location and gave you the option to create a system image also. If you chose ...