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7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

Today is a huge day for us: 7tutorials.com has transformed into digitalcitizen.life. Don't get scared, we have not sold our website to others and we did not change our team. It's still us, writing in the same style you have enjoyed so far. We wanted a new, fresh identity that's more suitable for our long-term ambitions. Here's why we chose to rename ourselves Digital Citizen
IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Global Standard 4 Study Guide

IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Global Standard 4 Study Guide

Earlier this year I published a book that represented a first for me: a book for an international certification in digital literacy. To be more specific, I wrote the book for the IC3 Global Standard 4 Certification, which aims to help people take all their exams when they apply for this certification. If you would like to learn more about the certification, as well as
The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

During the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner they possibly could. Today, Windows is becoming more and more secure and therefore it forces malware creators to shift their
Christmas Doesn't Make You Fat, The Rest Of The Year Does

Christmas Doesn't Make You Fat, The Rest Of The Year Does

We've all been through the Christmas holidays, and are thinking of ways to compensate for the sudden change in lifestyle for 2 weeks. Everyone seems to be worried about the weight put on during the holidays, so I decided to have the first quantified Christmas and New Year. After getting the data from paying attention to my activity, sleep and food, I have drawn some
What Is The Wearables Industry Doing With The Data From Your Gadgets?

What Is The Wearables Industry Doing With The Data From Your Gadgets?

In this article, we are going to talk about wearable devices and privacy. In my opinion, this is a heavily underrepresented topic, with exponentially growing importance in today's technology landscape. New devices are launching almost every week on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and to top that off, in September 2014, Apple and Intel both announced their first important steps in the wearables market. Before you start
A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable number of results for "quit coffee", "quit alcohol" and "quit drugs". Impressive, right? Yet, nobody really pays attention to this
Real-Life Strategies For Logging Your Food Intake

Real-Life Strategies For Logging Your Food Intake

In a previous article I have discussed about the benefits and pitfalls of logging your food and the conclusion was that there is ample reason for one to log the food intake. Especially when we want to lose some weight or to maintain that lost weight. But how do you actually log your food? To help you, I would like to share my experience on
The Benefits & Pitfalls Of Logging Your Food Intake

The Benefits & Pitfalls Of Logging Your Food Intake

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, both mentally and physically. And yet most of us tend to rely on hearsay and "stuff we read online" or
Does ReadyBoost Work? Does It Improve Performance for Slower PCs?

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

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 or not. Read on to learn what we have found: The PCs Used for the Test Comparison We used
Windows 8.1 Step by Step - The Best Book for Windows 8.1 is Available

Windows 8.1 Step by Step - The Best Book for Windows 8.1 is Available

If you plan to use Windows 8.1 or buy a PC, hybrid, or tablet with Windows 8.1, you should consider buying a good manual for it. We're happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Step by Step is available worldwide and there are some good offers you can find online. Also, now it is well stocked on all distribution channels. Windows 8.1 Step by Step
Dream It, Do It, Live It - Ciprian's First Personal Development Book

Dream It, Do It, Live It - Ciprian's First Personal Development Book

Not many people know that, besides technology, there are quite a few other subjects I write about. As a result, today I am happy to announce my first book that's not about technology. It is named Dream It, Do It, Live It and it is a very fun and practical personal development book. If you would like to learn more about it, please read this
What's New in Windows 8.1 Public Preview (codename

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

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 and tablets, you would be very wrong to think so. Windows 8.1 packs lots of upgrades for traditional PC users.
Meet Our Readers: Milan Benes from the Czech Republic

Meet Our Readers: Milan Benes from the Czech Republic

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. Milan is the inspiration behind two of our recent articles and because of that, I thought it would be great
What is the Performance Impact of System Encryption With TrueCrypt

What is the Performance Impact of System Encryption With TrueCrypt

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 and learn more about the impact TrueCrypt encryption has on computing performance. Systems Being Tested The tests were made
What Windows 8 Haters Don’t Understand About Windows 8

What Windows 8 Haters Don’t Understand About Windows 8

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 to share my view on those arguments and what I believe is the main thing people don't understand about Windows