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Lenovo Flex 2 review

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 30 Jun, 2015
Years back, when tablets were still out of the picture, laptops were used by those who are always on the go. A laptop is a portable computer that you can bring wherever you go. As we all know, laptops nowadays are starting to become thinner and thinner but is also becoming faster than ever. If you'll be comparing it to the time where laptop computers were first introduced, you'll notice a very big difference when it comes to the design, weight, size and speed.

Laptops are being updated every now and then. Several features has been added which includes face detection, biometric scanner, smart card reader and more. There are several laptop brands like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo in the market and they also have their own trademarks when it comes to designs and features.

In this article, I will be giving a review for a certain product of Lenovo called Flex 2. The said laptop was released a year ago but until now, the said laptop is still on the market due to its nice features and design.

The flex 2 laptop has a feature called dual mode where it functions both as a laptop and a tablet.... ... continue |

Microsoft's million dollar deal with US Navy

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 25 Jun, 2015
It is not new that Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP which has been around for more than a decade. So what does it mean when they say that they stop supporting a certain OS? It simply means that Microsoft will stop releasing patches and security updates for the said OS. As we all know, it would be a big risk to use a computer without updated patches. Microsoft has ended their support for XP last year but still, many are still using the said operating system.

It is not cheap to migrate from windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 especially for companies but money is not always the problem. In the US, the US Navy is still using Windows XP for their warfare systems. It is not because they could not afford it because as we all know that they do, but the problem is, the system that they are using are reliant on Windows XP.

As I have said, it would be very dangerous to use an operating system without updated patches and you might be thinking that why they are still using Windows XP. Are they using it even if Microsoft is not releasing... ... continue |

Things you need to check before migrating to Windows 10

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 25 Jun, 2015
It is already confirmed that Windows 10 will already be available for download this coming July 29th. It will be free to download for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users and make sure that you will be downloading it within a year in order to get the free upgrade.

Some of you might ask if would it support your existing hardware or do you need to upgrade certain components in order to upgrade to Windows 10. The answer is, NO, you don't need to update your current hardware because the requirements for Windows 10 are almost identical with Windows 7. Below would be the detailed specifications for both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Windows 7 requirements

-1 GHz or Faster 32 bit(x86) or 64 bit (x64) processor
-1 GB RAM for 32 bit and 2 GB RAM for 64 bit
-16 GB hard disk space for 32 bit and 20GB for 64 bit
-DirectX 9 Graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Windows 10 requirements
-1 Ghz or faster processor
-1 GB RAM for 32 bit and 2 GB RAM for 64 bit
-16GB hard disk space
-Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
-Microsoft account and Internet access.

As I have said, the requirements are identical and... ... continue |

Software Licensing importance

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 25 Jun, 2015
Most of you might not be aware that computers also have licenses that are needed to keep a computer running. Most users does not care as long as they could type, browse the net or to play games but actually, licensing is very important when it comes to computers.

A license is a proof that a company grants you access to a specific software or application. When you are using certain software that has no license or you did not purchase any license, it means that the software that you are using is counterfeit or pirated. Some of you might be wandering why you could also download some programs or applications without the need to purchase it, the said applications are called freeware or those stuff that are free to download.

It is not new that piracy is still a big problem not just in the Philippines but in the whole world. To further explain it, a software is called pirated when it was illegally downloaded or was activated using a certain program. There are many hackers and computer geeks that could easily crack a certain program that needs a license.

The impression of others is that licenses are only used for... ... continue |

Receive and send SMS using your computer

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 15 Jun, 2015
We are all aware that majority of cellphone users not just in the Philippines but in the entire world are already using smart phones. Smart phones have several features and functions which a regular cellphone does not have. One of the features that are available on smart phones is that it could be synced on your computer so that you could
send and receive text messages directly on your computer.

This application might be new for you but it is already possible. Some of you might have heard it already but most of you might not. The application that could be used to sync your phone on your computer is called "MySMS". The said application is capable of using your computer to send and receive messages. Just imagine the convenience that will give you if you are working on your laptop and somebody texted you and you could already reply using your laptop.

Personally, I have tried this program and installed it on my android phone and I can say that it works well. I do use it while I am on my laptop and even if my phone is inside my room, I could still receive notifications. It is very simple... ... continue |

Tips for incoming IT students

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 15 Jun, 2015
It is again the time of the year where fresh high school graduates needs to enter college to study the field that they want to pursue. It is the time where they need to start being independent because now, the decision is on their hands and it is up to them whether to choose the bad or the good decision.

As we all know, one of the most in demand courses in the world is related to computers specifically IT. In this article, I would be giving out some tips for incoming IT students on how to cope up with the school's curriculum in order to stay competent.

Studying in advance - It would be a big advantage for you to study in advance in order to be always prepared on the lessons that the professors will discuss. This way, the professor will see your determination and will to learn.

Know your priorities - Incoming freshmen students must know their priorities. They entered college to study and to finish a degree. They must have the focus on studying and not on activities that are not school related.

Know where you excel - Maximize your potential, if you are good in programming then pursue... ... continue |

Pop-ups, a possible source of malware

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 05 Jun, 2015
A pop up is a form of advertisement that is used on several websites. It is called a pop up from the name itself because it pops ups instantly whenever you open a certain site or if you clicked something that needs to open a new tab. Most users assume that when a pop up shows up, it is already a virus but actually, it is not. Again, a pop up is a form of advertisement but if it happens a lot, a malware might already be present on your computer.

Nowadays, browsers already contain pop up blockers which literally blocks pop ups but prompts you if ever you want to enable them. This way, pop ups are contained and would only show when you allow it. Most users are not aware that some programs that they have downloaded and installed might be the cause of several pop ups appearing.

There would be pop ups that would appear especially when you install additional toolbars for your browsers. I would advise you to not just install programs from ads. There would be some users that would just click install whenever a website prompted it. Another thing, be aware of the add-ons... ... continue |

The importance of internship to IT students

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 05 Jun, 2015
Internship or commonly known as OJT (on the job training) is a requirement for college where in you need to spend a specific number of hours in a company to somehow experience the real world even before graduation. The number of hours will depend on the requirement of the school but usually, it will range around 200 - 500 hours. In this article, I will be explaining why it is important to have a good company for your internship.

Usually, the students will be the one to choose the company where they want to apply as an intern but the school can also suggest where but it would still be the decision of the student. Applying as an intern is also like applying for an actual job because you would also undergo interviews or even tests depending on the company that you will be applying for. In order to be ready for the real world, below would be some tips in choosing a company for internship.

Multinational Company - Applying as an intern for a multinational company might not be easy due to the number of applicants that are also aiming for the position. Working in a multinational company is a good... ... continue |