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Reasons why you need to write down your ISP phone number

As with my last post, I mentioned that my internet was down. It was down for quite some time. I then decided to give my ISP a call to see what is happening.  So I open up Firefox and and go to their website to find their number, only to realise that the Internet is

How Computer’s Talk to Each Other

For one of my subjects, we have been using WireShark. This nifty piece of software records each packet that enters and exits your network card. You can also see passwords that you enter on certain unsecured websites. After examining my network after my internet connection went down (don’t you just hate that!), I had a

Have A Look At Everything Google Has To Offer

Google does a lot more than just being a search engine. But have you actually had a look at the corporate side of Google? I suggest you check it out, because you can learn a lot of things about how Google became what it is today. But aside from that, you should check out everything

How Does A Google Search Work?

You might ask yourself, how does a Google Search work? This image from Google might just sum it up.   Source: Google Corporate – Technology Overview

My MakeUseOf Posts for July

I began writing for MakeUseOf at the start of July, so here is a round-up of my July posts. Measure Wi-Fi Signal Strength at Your Home with HeatMapper This was my first post on MUO. If you ever want to measure the strength of your WiFi network signal, this is a great tool to do

Skype Spam

I updated my Skype to version 4.1.0.141 a few days back, and I am now noticing Spam. People are adding me as a contact. Not people I know, but people who say look at my website and it is like 160 characters long. I never had this issue before I upgraded. Is it a coincidence?

100 Domain names that needed a little bit more thought

During my daily web crawl, I came across a website that had a pretty interesting Blog post. When you choose a domain name, you must make sure that you can easily distinguish the words. For example, when using a word that ends with the letter “s”, do not have the other word start with “ex”.