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Common Signs of a Failing Motherboard

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Jul, 2011

As we all know, the motherboard is the one holding all components inside the computer. It is where everything is connected. A computer can’t run without the motherboard because from the term itself, it is the main part of the computer. In this article, I’ll be giving you some of the signs of a failing motherboard.

Random restarts / shut down – This is one of the very common signs of a failing motherboard though you must also check carefully because... continue |

The Importance of Having Updated Device Drivers for your Computer

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Jul, 2011

In computers, a device driver is used for a certain device for it to work.  There are devices that supports plug and play like the mouse, keyboard and some web cams but most devices really requires drivers for it to function well. In this article, I’ll be discussing about the importance of having updated device drivers.

Errors / Bugs – Having an outdated driver is not good for your computer because it can cause unwanted errors which can cause your computer... continue |

Asus G73JH-X3 Gaming Laptop, The Monster Laptop

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 27 Jul, 2011

This laptop was manufactured by Asus, one of the leading computer brands in the world. This laptop is basically made for gaming. If you want to have a gaming laptop, this might be the perfect one for you.


Processor: Inter Core i7 1.6GHz Quad- core

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1066Mhz

DISPLAY: 17.3” Full HD

VIDEO CARD: 1GB DDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics



CARD READER: 8 in 1 card reader that supports SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, MS-Pro Duo w/ adapter,... continue |

Common Signs of a Failing Graphics Card

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 27 Jul, 2011

Graphic cards or also known as video cards are the one in charge of displaying pictures in our screens. There are two types of video cards, the built in video card and the dedicated video card. Built in video cards are already embedded at the mother board while the dedicated video card are bought separately. When it comes to performance, dedicated video cards will be better compared to a built in. Most gamers are using dedicated video card to give... continue |

Basic Home Network Troubleshooting Fixing Common Network Problems

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 27 Jul, 2011

There would be times that you’ll be experiencing network problems at home. If you don’t know the basics, your best solution might be to call someone who is good in computers. After paying him, you’ll realize that your LAN Router was just turned off or your LAN cable is not connected to your computer. These are some of the basics which most people are not aware about. If you know the basics, this would eliminate paying someone to turn your... continue |

Continuous Ink System, Save more and Print more

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 27 Jul, 2011

As we all know, printing back then is really expensive. A single printer cartridge would already costs you thousands of pesos depending on the brand. That is also why printing services back then was also expensive.

The new technology in printing arrived and this is called the Continuous Ink System Technology which became popular in 2005. This technology was the solution for the very high prices of ink cartridges.

Nowadays, there are already many stores that offer conversion of printers into the... continue |

Samsung Galaxy Tab, Ipad's rival

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 23 Jul, 2011

Most of you might already saw what a Galaxy tab looks like. This tab was produced by Samsung, one of the largest cell phone companies in the world. They released the Galaxy Tab last September 2010.


-          1.0 GHZ ARM Cortex-A8 processor

-          7” TFT- LCD Display

-          WIFI

-          3.2 mp rear camera and 1.3 mp front camera

-          Android 2.2 (Froyo)

-          GPRS

Besides being a tab, this device also support phone functions which make it unique compared to other tablet devices besides Apple’s Ipad.... continue |

The lowering prices of Laptop Computers

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 23 Jul, 2011

Years back, when laptop computers were introduced, their prices are really high. One of the very first laptops that were introduced back then was the Osborne 1 which costs around $1,795. Just imagine the price of that. The said laptop only has a 5” screen and can also display less than 52 characters per line. It may sound funny now but without it, laptops won’t be developed.

Now, at the modern age, things are getting cheaper and cheaper. Computers advances almost... continue |

Computer Troubleshooting bloopers

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 22 Jul, 2011

As we all know, troubleshooting is what we call the process of repairing a defective computer. As a computer technician, there would also be times that you’ll be experiencing funny moments with a computer. In this article, I’ll be sharing some of the troubleshooting bloopers that I’ve experienced back then.

No Power – There was this time that I was asked to check the power supply of a computer. After checking it, I told the owner that it must be replaced... continue |

Dual WAN Router - Preventing Internet Downtime

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 18 Jul, 2011

Most of you might not be familiar with dual WAN routers. A dual WAN router is a router that offers two slots for WAN which allows you to use two ISP providers at the same time. Dual WAN routers are mostly used by companies to prevent internet downtime. As we all know, internet in our country is really not that stable compared to other countries and that is why having a dual WAN router can really be important.

With the help... continue |

How to maximize your Laptop's Battery life

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 18 Jul, 2011

Laptops are made for portability.  Their size allows you to bring them wherever you go. As we all know, laptops depends on batteries besides the main power adapter. The life of the battery will depend on the user. In this article, I’ll be discussing ways on how to maximize the battery life of your laptop computers.

Lower your brightness – Diming your screen can help you maximize your battery life. This will increase your battery life by a few percent.

Turn off... continue |

How to Setup a Wireless Printer

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 18 Jul, 2011

Due to the advancement of technology, wireless devices are slowly growing. There are different wireless products in the market nowadays; there is the wireless mouse, keyboards, headsets and more. And now, they’ve already invented the wireless printer. In this article, I’ll be discussing you on how to install a wireless printer.

So what’s new with the wireless printer?

Basically, from the term itself, it eliminates the need of wires on the network for printing though it will still depend on you.... continue |

List of Useful Windows Shortcut Keys

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 17 Jul, 2011

Most computers in the world are using Windows, the operating system developed by Microsoft, one of the biggest companies when it comes to computers. You might already be familiar with windows but it might not be enough. In this article, I’ll be sharing some of the shortcut keys for windows which can really help you work faster.

Shortcut keys are designed not just to work faster but can also be an alternative if the mouse is not available. Some of the... continue |

How to Protect yourself from Key logger A password stealing program

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 17 Jul, 2011

Key logging is basically a way of capturing every stroke made by a user. This is a program installed at a computer that can collect data by recording the strokes of the user which can be used to acquire passwords and info’s. In this article, I’ll be discussing some tips on how to prevent being a victim of key loggers.

To avoid key logging, never enter important details in an internet café because it is really not safe. Internet café’s are... continue |

How to Protect Teenagers from Social Networking Sites like Facebook

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 17 Jul, 2011

Most of us are aware that even teens are now using social networking sites. They already have the most famous “facebook” at a very early age. But most of us are not aware about the danger of the said social networking site. In this article, I’ll be talking about some tips on how to protect your teens from the dangers of Social Networking in the Internet.

Do not accept unknown friend requests – It may be a social networking site but... continue |

The Best USB Devices and Flash Disks in the Market

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 17 Jul, 2011

As we all know, USB’s or flash disks are used for data storage. They are small devices which can fit your pocket. They are the modern version of diskettes which are smaller and have bigger storage capacities. In this article, I’ll be sharing some of the coolest USB devices that are available in the market.

USB Baller – Most of you might think that ballers are only for nba players. But now, the modern baller already has a USB flash disk... continue |

How to convert your computer into a home theater system

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 17 Jul, 2011

For movie enthusiasts out there, are you aware that you can turn your desktop into a home theater system? Yes, it is possible. In this article, I’ll be helping you make your own home theater system.

In building a home theater system, you just need to add or replace some components:

Monitor – If you already have an LCD monitor, good for you. As we all know, the bigger the better. In my own opinion, I would prefer having a 22” monitor... continue |

Java Programming Training in the Philippines

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 14 Jul, 2011
Are you looking for a decent Java Programming Short Course here in the Philippines? Well you got one. CNCTC offers the best Java Training designed specifically for beginners and advanced Java programmers.

Our Java Programming Training covers basic to intermediate topics which can help you build a very good foundation into becoming a very good Java Applications developer.

Our Instructors are experienced Java Programmers with extensive industry experience and excellent teaching skills.

Course Fee for Java Programming is very affordable. It was priced... continue |

How to make Internet Cafe Business more profitable

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 13 Jul, 2011

For internet café owners out there, you might experience times that your profit would be below the usual especially if your internet connection is down. So as an owner, you must think of ways for you to be profitable even if your connection is down. In this article, I’ll be sharing some tips on how to gain extra income for internet café’s.

Computer repairs – This is basically one of the most effective ways of gaining additional income in a internet... continue |

How to Monitor your Network Performance (LAN) the easy way

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 12 Jul, 2011

In a school or a company, monitoring the network especially those who has a big network with hundreds of computers is not an easy task but with programs that could help you, it would be easier. In this article, I would be sharing a free program but with limited license that would help you monitor your network easily. This program can really be helpful especially for those who are working as an IT support or as a network engineer.

While searching... continue |

How to Monitor your Employees computers in the office wihout them knowing it

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 12 Jul, 2011

In a company, there would always be some employees who would take advantage of their jobs. There would be some that would just play games instead of office works. This is one of the biggest problems of companies. Delaying work could result to missing deadlines given by the boss. To prevent this kind of problems with employees, a program that could monitor employees could be helpful.

If you want to monitor your employee’s computer, there would be programs that could help... continue |

Tips for Internet Cafe owners

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 12 Jul, 2011

As we all know, internet café’s can be found in almost everywhere here in the Philippines. Most owners of café’s are businessman’s who doesn’t have any a background in computers. Putting up an internet café without any computer background is not advisable. You must also learn the basics of computer for you to be aware and can’t be easily ****ed.

In this article, I’ll be giving some tips for owners to prevent being ****ed by your staff. I’ll also be giving... continue |

How can I Fix a Computer that Restarts without any reason

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 09 Jul, 2011
Have you ever encountered a computer that keeps restarting without any apparent reason? This situation usually occurs after doing something inside your computer or it just happen without any warning at all. It's like you were using your computer browsing while ago and then you turn it off to eat your lunch and then come back later to check your email. You turn your computer on again and again and then it just keeps on restarting. Well that thing might... continue |

TWITTER MMDA's new way of Updating Traffic in Metro Manila

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 02 Jul, 2011

Most of us are aware that twitter is one of the most famous social networking sites on the web besides facebook. Most people are using it to update their followers on what is happening on their everyday lives. This is mostly used by celebrities and artists to update their fans on where they are, what they are doing and more. They can also plug their upcoming shows through twitter.

A week ago, our country was hit again by a typhoon which... continue |

Where can I take an ITIL V3 Foundation Exam

By: Louie Jacinto Posted: 02 Jul, 2011
ITIL V3 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library Version 3) can be taken from any Authorized Prometric Testing Center across the Globe. If you live here in the Philippines and intend to take your ITIL Exam here then you can take your Exam at Computer Networking Career and Training Center Located at Rm 210 Dona Amparo Building Espana Boulevard corner G. Tolentino St Sampaloc Manila

You can choose EXIN (Examination Institute for Information Science) Exams The exam code for the EXIN ITIL... continue |