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Our blog contains articles, opinions, comparisons, giveaways, and other material that doesn’t fit the tutorial or product review description.

Food logging

The Benefits & Pitfalls Of Logging Your Food Intake

  • tutorial
  • Andrei-Adnan Ismail
  • 02.12.2014
I'm surprised at how little concern we have for what we are putting into our mouths compared to other activities. It's one of the most important decisions that we make daily, that can influence everything: from our mood and energy levels to long term health,...

Does ReadyBoost Work? Does It Improve Performance for Slower PCs?

  • tutorial
  • Ilie-Alexandru Munteanu
  • 05.03.2014
The theory behind ReadyBoost is that it helps speed up older computers with low amounts of RAM memory. However, nobody knows how much of an impact this technology has, so we decided to make our own measurements and learn whether ReadyBoost has a positive impact...
Windows

What's New in Windows 8.1 Public Preview (codename "Blue")?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.06.2013
Windows 8.1 Public Preview is now available for download and it brings many changes to Windows 8. There's lots of new stuff coming in this update and all of it is good. While many of you would think that Windows 8.1 is mostly about touch...

Meet Our Readers: Milan Benes from the Czech Republic

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.08.2012
Today, I would like to publish an interview with one of our readers: Milan Benes. He contacted me a few weeks ago and since then we have been in touch on a regular basis. Together we have found some great solutions for Windows 8 puzzles....

What is the Performance Impact of System Encryption With TrueCrypt

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.07.2012
One of my recent dilemmas was: if I encrypt my computer, how much will computing performance have to suffer because of it? Will there be a big difference? If yes, in which areas? That's why I decided to run some tests on both my computers...
Windows

What Windows 8 Haters Don’t Understand About Windows 8

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.06.2012
Lately, I notice a strong debate about Windows 8. People tend to either hate it or love it. There are no moderate verdicts being shared. Those who hate it share mostly the same complaints, many of which I think are wrong. That's why I decided...

Is the Windows 8 Start Screen an Improvement vs. the Start Menu?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 14.06.2012
One of the biggest changes in Windows 8 is the fact that the Start Menu has been replaced by the Start Screen and now you have a very different way of launching applications. While the Start Screen is great for making instant searches and launching...
Bitdefender

How Security Products Are Made - A Discussion with Bitdefender

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.03.2012
One of the topics of interest at 7 Tutorials is security. Not only we write articles and tutorials about how to have a safe computing experience but we also review security products on a regular basis. One of the things we wanted to learn more...

Roundup of Software Uninstallers - Reviewing IObit vs Ashampoo vs Revo

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.11.2011
Today you can find lots of software which helps remove programs and clean up leftover files, folders and registry settings. In theory this is a good thing, as it helps eliminate some of the bloat on your Windows computer. But are these solutions really effective...
Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step

How & Why to Purchase Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step

  • news
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.10.2011
We are very proud to have published our first book: Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step. Our publisher is the prestigious Microsoft Press and the book is distributed by O'Reilly Media. If you would like to know how to purchase the book, what...

12 Reasons why Windows Explorer in Windows 8 Rocks

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 07.10.2011
Windows Explorer has been a weak-spot of both Windows Vista and Windows 7. Many users complained about it being inferior to the version used in Windows XP and a lot more frustrating to work with. Luckily, with Windows 8 things are improving a lot. After...
Windows 7

Will Austin About His Trip to the Desktop of Millions

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.08.2009
One of the great things about Windows 7 is the fact that it has a very strong visual personality. It includes a very diverse set of wallpapers from a long list of visual artists. The funny thing is, the wallpapers which our team likes best...