USB Selective Suspend – Turn On or Off

The USB selective suspend feature allows the hub driver to suspend an individual USB port without affecting the operation of the other USB ports on the hub. Selective suspension of USB devices is especially useful in portable computers, since it helps conserve battery power. Many devices, such as fingerprint readers and other kinds of biometric scanners, only require power intermittently. Suspending such devices, when the device is not in use, reduces over

Python vs. Java

Udacity Instructor Weighs In On Programming Languages  #Python, a programming language named not after a snake species but a 1970s British television comedy sketch, is gaining popularity in colleges across the US. In a recent article, ComputerWorld reported that  “Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming.” The article goes on to suggest that majority of top computer science departments in the US now use P

Make Passwords Strong And Long

Please create and use long passwords with a minimum length of 10 characters or more. A simple rule is to use long phrases and then take 1-2 beginning letters of each word and join them to create a password. This way you just need to remember the phrase but not the password itself which is much easier. Here is an example phrase and shortened password in result of the phrase. Phrase : "I was born in Johor Bahru on 1st January 1980" Password : "IwbiJBo1...

Avast SafePrice – how to remove that flippin’ pest!

Avast SafePrice – how to remove that flippin’ pest!
  This is exactly what I felt when I found out about #Avast installing #adware.   Anybody who knows me will also know that I am a great fan of both Mozilla Firefox and Avast, the anti-virus people. The latter’s software (the basic anti-virus protection) is free for personal use and all you have to do is register the product to get one of the finest, most effective and efficient anti-virus products available to computer users. I rate it way above the

3 Free Norton Ghost Alternatives to Create a Full Windows Image Backup

If you’re constantly testing software, trying out new Windows settings or tweaks or even purposely infecting your own machine with Malware, it’s essential to have a complete copy of your Windows partition to hand so you can quickly restore it to its exact state to before you started messing around. Even if you don’t use your computer very often or for those things, a full backup could save you time and money, reinstalling Windows and all your applications

Why does my hard drive report less capacity than indicated on the drive’s label?

Explains why a hard drive's capacity often appears to be less than advertised when showing in (My) Computer or Mac Disk Utility. Hard drive manufacturers market drives in terms of decimal (base 10) capacity. In decimal notation, one megabyte (MB) is equal to 1,000,000 bytes, one gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000,000,000 bytes, and one terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Programs such as FDISK, system BIOS, Windows, and MacOS use the binary (

Twenty two advantages of blogging for inspiration

Image courtesy of Renjith krishnan/ This article points out twenty two advantages of blogging. If you go through this post you may find that many of these benefits are enjoyed by you while having a blog. I can assume that this post is going to encourage many bloggers especially new ones who are looking for some motivation. This blog may serve to inspire those who are undecided as to whether they should continue with their blogging fo...