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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Making The Firewall More Manageable In Windows 7

Making The Firewall More Manageable In Windows 7

We all know that Windows 7 comes with its own Firewall tool, but very few people makes good use of it to protect themselves. It is not the fault of the users. This is mainly because the Firewall tool is hidden deep in the control panel and the minimal and confusing interface make setting it […]

Simple Yet Useful Tips to Improve The Speed Of Firefox

Simple Yet Useful Tips to Improve The Speed Of Firefox

Firefox is a beautiful browser when it works. After some time, though, it can get pretty slow just like any other browser as it starts consuming more resources to perform basic functions. To mitigate this, you’ll need to take a few steps to get rid of any extra burdens the browser might put on your system. Let’s get started!

10 Tiny Programs Under 2 MB That Get The Job Done [Windows]

10 Tiny Programs Under 2 MB That Get The Job Done [Windows]

It is common to have problems on your computer, but if you install a hefty application for every problem you have, very soon, your computer will have tons of applications that not only take up plenty of storage space, but also plenty of useless features that you never going to use. It’s hard to find something small and sleek, do the thing that it supposes to do and do it well. You got 10 of them below.

How to Disable Annoying Things in Windows 7

How to Disable Annoying Things in Windows 7

Many users love Windows 7. In fact, they might love it so much that they are ready to ignore some of its shortcomings and annoyances. What if I tell you that you can have all of Windows 7’s positive features while getting rid of some of its annoyances? It’s possible to get rid of some of the most annoying things in Windows 7 with a few simple fixes. Here’s how:

How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

Safe mode is present in every Windows version since Windows 95, but getting it to work in Windows 8 is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can add the option to start in safe mode to the boot menu when you turn on your computer. Let’s see how!

6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

Are you constantly looking for ways to navigate and circumvent issues you are having with Windows 8? Here is a list of tweaks you can perform either on the Metro or desktop interface of Windows 8.

How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

The Metro UI in Windows 8 is supposed to make the navigation better and easier, but when you can’t resize the tiles and the interface, you know this is going to be a frustrating experience. Luckily, there is a way to resize the tiles and it is pretty easy to do it. Here are the steps.

7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

We’ve already covered Windows 8 to death, but I don’t think we’ve really covered the essential “tricks” you can do to better modify your experience. Today, we re going to show you several tricks you can use to improve your usage experience, and that is if you’re considering upgrading.

Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Are you just as frustrated at the lack of a Start menu as I am? Do you find it inconvenient to be forced to enter the Metro UI (the one with all the little squares) every time you want to get somewhere you’d rather go through the desktop for? How about some applications that could bring the Start menu back?

Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

As the date for Windows 8’s release draws near, many people are starting to wonder if they should upgrade to this newer version. Today, we’re going to discuss what you should know before upgrading so you can prepare your PC beforehand.

Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26th, We have a look into the good, bad, and ugly side of this operating system so you can decide whether you want this running on your computer.

How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

Previously, you can install Windows from your USB drive, but not run from it. This tutorial shows you how to run Windows 8 from your USB drive, much like a Linux Live CD.

5 System Info Gadgets For Windows 7

5 System Info Gadgets For Windows 7

Sometimes, you want to know whether your hard drive, network, or GPU are being overused without having to deal with a ton of third-party applications that simply take up screen space. With these gadgets, you get control over the information you want while saving that screen space. Let’s have a look!

Microsoft Office 15: Is It Worth It?

Microsoft Office 15: Is It Worth It?

Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Microsoft Office (15) that would operate seamlessly on the Metro interface. There’s just one question: Is it worth using?