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The Layman's Guide to Solving Wireless Network Interference Problems

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.07.2012
One of the most common root causes for having slow and unstable wireless network connections is interference. Many things interfere with a wireless network: everything from walls to the microwaves you use in the kitchen to other wireless networks. That's why I decided to learn...

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One of the biggest changes in Windows 8 is the fact that the Start Menu has been replaced by the Start Screen and now you have a very different way of launching applications.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...

How to Burn Labels on the Back of your DVDs with LabelFlash

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 25.04.2012
In our previous disc-labeling tutorial, Ciprian mentioned the two types of label-burning technologies: LightScribe and LabelFlash. He covered only LightScribe as such drives are much more widely available. I happen to have a LabelFlash drive and I was able to use this technology a couple...

How to Burn Labels on the Back of Your Discs (CDs & DVDs)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.04.2012
Have you wondered if it is possible to burn a label on the back of your discs? Due to technologies such as LightScribe and LabelFlash, it is not only possible but it is also very easy. In this tutorial, I will show how to burn...

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...
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

Reviewing the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.02.2012
We would like to start our series of reviews of Windows oriented gadgets with a very good looking device: the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. Even though this product has been launched at the end of 2010, it is still one of the best looking mice...

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...

Password Security - Turn Your Dumb Habits Into Geek Habits

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.09.2011
When it comes to computing habits, people are always bad at security and passwords. We keep reusing the same password(s) over and over again and we don't realize how easy we make it for the bad guys to steal our credit card details and other...
Command Prompt (CMD)

Command Prompt - The Most Powerful & Least Used Windows Tool

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.12.2010
At the beginning of 2010, we started a series on system recovery tools for Windows 7. Little did we know that the series would expand tremendously and, in the end, we would cover quite extensively a very old and misunderstood tool: the Command Prompt. While...
User Account Control (UAC)

Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.08.2009
One of the most hated features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control, or UAC in short. Many people found it annoying and chose to disable it right away, even if this meant exposing their system to additional security threats. In Windows 7, Microsoft...