Physical Security on a Budget – Securing Your Home Internet

This is a no cost solution to increasing your personal security, and we all like that four letter word “FREE”.

I was working on this as a subject not only for TWG, but also for a book that was written by Matt Canovi. The problem is I was on page 3 and just showing you how to log onto your router. That may be alright for a book however it is unacceptable for a blog. I will let you know when I either joint publish in the 2nd edition of Canovi’s book or have this published in depth elsewhere. Continue reading

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Disable or Enable The Sidebar/Desktop Gadgets In Windows 7

If you don’t use the Sidebar or Desktop gadgets in Windows 7 or if you want to turn them on, you can easily get add or remove them to reclaim some desktop space. All it takes is a simple configuration change.

1.    Open the Control Panel by clicking on the “Start” menu icon then “Control Panel”.
2.    In the Search box, type “features”.
3.    Click the “Turn Windows features on or off” link.
4.    Remove the check beside the “Windows Gadget Platform” option.
5.    Click OK.

If your computer is a little slow, one optimization tip is to remove the check-mark next to “Indexing Service”.