Miguel Leiva-Gomez

Miguel is an eccentric techie who loves to open up any subject to do with computers in the appropriate conversation. With more than a decade of experience, Miguel still doesn't grow tired of computers and their components. Think of a subject, and he'll have the know-how on it, even when you're talking about whether to declare a "char" pointer or "string" in C++. He now runs his own blog called The Tech Guy where he just blurts about computers in his own free time.

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What Is “UTM_Source” And Should You Be Worried?

What Is “UTM_Source” And Should You Be Worried?

You may have seen URLs with a long string attached to the end of the link that looks something like this: “utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage.” Should you be worried about the implications of this? We’ll have a look at what UTM is and answer any question you might have on this subject.

4 Popular Bitcoin Alternatives and How They Compare to Bitcoin

4 Popular Bitcoin Alternatives and How They Compare to Bitcoin

The cryptocurrencies is here to stay. Bitcoin may be receiving the most attention at the moment, but it is definitely not the only one around. There are tons of Bitcoin alternatives. Here we will take a look at the 4 popular Bitcoin alternatives and see how they compare to Bitcoin.

Why You Should Have Local Backups Of Your Cloud Backup

Why You Should Have Local Backups Of Your Cloud Backup

When it comes to cloud storage, one of the things you shouldn’t do is to place all your eggs in one basket. You should also take the precaution to backup the data to somewhere you can physically access. Allow me to explain why.

Internet Speeds Inconsistent With Your Plan? Read This!

Internet Speeds Inconsistent With Your Plan? Read This!

Have you ever wondered why your Internet speed is always not as fast as your service provider said it would be? It never hurts to examine the most common causes of slower-than-advertised Internet speeds and determine whether one of these is happening to you so that you can determine how to remedy the situation.

How Running 64-Bit Windows Protects You From Malware

How Running 64-Bit Windows Protects You From Malware

Who would’ve ever known that running 64-bit Windows makes your computer more secure? Tell this to any so-called computer wiz and they’ll laugh. However, there are some things you have to understand about Windows that will probably make you think twice about ever settling for a 32-bit version ever again.

Is Downloading Torrent Legal or Illegal, And How Safe Is It? [MTE Explains]

Is Downloading Torrent Legal or Illegal, And How Safe Is It? [MTE Explains]

Most of us know that piracy is illegal, but when it comes to download torrents, people are confused whether it is legal or illegal. What we will discuss here is what makes downloading torrent legal or illegal and what could possibly get you in trouble, in addition to some words about privacy with regards to torrents.

How to Add Shortcuts to “My Computer” in Windows

How to Add Shortcuts to “My Computer” in Windows

It is disappointing that Microsoft didn’t make it easier to add shortcuts in “My Computer” area. There’s so much real estate there that’s not being used. It’s natural to be able to add program shortcuts there. Here is a workaround to create a shortcut in “My Computer” that works with today’s most popular operating systems!

MTE Explains: How BitTorrent DHT Peer Discovery Works

MTE Explains: How BitTorrent DHT Peer Discovery Works

Peer discovery is an essential part of the BitTorrent protocol. It’s how its downloads happen so quickly: You connect to multiple people, and each of them upload a little piece of the file to you. This article explains how the whole BitTorrent DHT peer discovery process works.

How to Get Passive 3D Movies to Play Right in Windows

How to Get Passive 3D Movies to Play Right in Windows

After some months of buying my own passive polarized display, I’ve realized that anyone new to this kind of hardware is probably going to have a hard time figuring it out. The learning curve isn’t incredibly steep, but there’s not much information on how to get passive 3D movies to play just how you want them.

Google Drive vs. MS Office Web Apps

Google Drive vs. MS Office Web Apps

Google Drive vs Office Web apps: You probably have heard of both of them. We’re going to put them head-to-head and see which one takes home the trophy.