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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Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Conventionally, if you want to test Windows 8 applications, you will have to buy a tablet that runs the operating system. This extra expense is just something that might bother you, especially if you don’t plan to use the tablet heavily. To test a simple app and get it out there on the market, or […]

The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

We’ve grown to appreciate the success of Microsoft’s Windows 7, but no one – not even Microsoft fanboys – can say that the company has actually done its homework before releasing every product. Some would say that Microsoft has made too many mistakes to continue as a prominent company, but there are those with a […]

Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

In the midst of all the recent heavy criticism Microsoft has received since around the year 2000, some people fail to realize that the company has made some heavy contributions that many believe actually come from other sources. In this piece, we will discuss things that Microsoft has done that hasn’t been brought up in many years, or recent things no one noticed about its accomplishments.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

When it comes to drivers, a lot of people don’t know what to expect when installing them. Many don’t understand the difference between drivers and user-level software, and even more people don’t understand what it implies. Drivers play a fundamental role in every operating system, regardless of whether you use Windows, Linux, or Macintosh. In […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Not everyone can find help through conventional means. For this, we have realized we must create a series that will answer even the most unconventional questions that people ask about Windows here. Our resident expert works around the clock to make sure that your question gets an answer and gives you advice on how to […]

3 More Awesome Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

3 More Awesome Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

Just a bit ago, we explained how to use your registry to improve your Windows experience. Today, we’re going to show you even more ways of doing this, with a little touch of ingenuity. Instead of using a program that occupies resources to automatically tweak your computer, you can take control of it yourself and […]

7 Great Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

7 Great Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

Everyone wants to make their experience on their computer more convenient, and possibly even shave off a bit of resource usage. Unfortunately, not many people know how to do these things. Most people are totally oblivious to the fact that there are so many ways to make Windows a better operating system without having to […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

It’s that time again, and we’ve got a lot of inquiries at our inbox. Some of today’s questions are complicated, but we’ll tackle them like always! Whenever you submit a question to MTE, a Windows expert reviews it and answers the question in the most concise manner possible. To submit your own question, send an […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Windows PC Secure Without Paying for Third-Party Applications

4 Ways to Keep Your Windows PC Secure Without Paying for Third-Party Applications

Everyone’s freaked out, especially when big organizations start getting hacked in larger numbers every day. Companies are currently trying to profit from the fear people have by selling them security solutions that many of them don’t need. I’ve been anti-virus-free since 2002 and haven’t since had one single problem with a computer. However, there are […]

5 More Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

5 More Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

Earlier this week, we had a discussion on how to increase the speed and efficiency of your network through a couple of added registry values. As discussed before, there’s no practical reason to use a program that promises to speed up your Internet connection. While some applications actually work, most of them just occupy resources […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! This week is the seventh week of “Ask a Windows Expert,” and any question we’ve received will be answered here. If you would like to submit your own question, hit us up with an email to windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com. We’re on around the clock, checking the inbox and […]

3 Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

3 Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

There are tons of applications that would promise you higher network functionality and extreme Internet speeds. Usually, these applications present nothing but a gimmicky interface while sucking money out of your wallet for no realistic benefit. Some of them might even be malware. Today, I chose to teach you how to increase your network productivity […]

Microsoft Develops One-Millisecond Response Touch Screen and Demonstrates It

Microsoft Develops One-Millisecond Response Touch Screen and Demonstrates It

Of all the things that Microsoft introduced, the tablet computer was one of the most ignored, the phenomenon to be revived only when Apple releases its iPad. Granted, Microsoft’s tablets were very robust and didn’t offer as much portability as the iPad, and the battery life was as terrible as a laptop’s. We’ve gone past […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

There were many intriguing questions in our inbox lately, some of them more difficult than others, but we assure you we can tackle ’em all! If you got any inquiries about issues you’re having with Windows, email us at windows-help [at] maketecheasier.comĀ or click on the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button. This button is right next […]

5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

We had a discussion recently about how to set a shortcut to turn off your monitor, and I just had a look at NirCmd and noticed that you can do many other cool things using shortcuts in combination with this application that would blow your mind! So, MTE is proud to present a thrilling sequel […]

How to Create a Shortcut to Turn Off Your Monitor in Windows

How to Create a Shortcut to Turn Off Your Monitor in Windows

For most of you, creating a shortcut to turn off your monitor is counter-productive because the monitor sits right in front of you. But if you have a mega 30-inch monitor that sits a safe distance from you, it might be rather annoying to have to actually walk up to the monitor and turn it […]