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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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.

What You Don’t Know About Third-Party Cookies Can Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About Third-Party Cookies Can Hurt You

Cookies are a major part of what makes websites work. However, there are certain aspects about them that could be used maliciously, particularly in the case of third-party cookies. We will dive into the differences between first- and third-party cookies and examine how they act maliciously on some websites.

3 Questions About Bitcoin Everyone Should Ask (And Their Answers)

3 Questions About Bitcoin Everyone Should Ask (And Their Answers)

A lot of the people who have been exposed to Bitcoin already know a lot about the currency, but haven’t really done a whole lot of research on certain questions regarding the online currency and its fate. Today, we are here to ask those questions for you and then answer them.

MTE Explains: What Is DDoS and How Can You Protect Yourself

MTE Explains: What Is DDoS and How Can You Protect Yourself

You’ve probably seen the words “DoS” and “DDoS” pop up. In case you’ve been wondering what they are and how they affect you, we’ll delve into that and also mention a little bit on the the possibilities of protecting yourself from such an attack.

Adding Dropbox and Google Drive to Microsoft Office 2013

Adding Dropbox and Google Drive to Microsoft Office 2013

By default, Office gives you the option to store your data on SkyDrive. But what if you have an account on Dropbox that you use a lot? This article will explain how to add the third-party cloud storage services Dropbox and Google Drive to Office.