Microsoft Announces Different Windows 8 Editions

Microsoft has announced the different editions that will be available for Windows 8. First off, the official name will be “Windows 8” for the new upcoming Windows for 32/64 bit platforms. The three editions will be : Windows 8 (recommended for most home users as well as for most basic to medium tasks) Windows 8 …

Another Trojan For Macs Discovered

A new Mac OS X trojan is on the loose and possibly much more deadlier then the recent one. The new discovered trojan named as Backdoor.OS.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A needs no interaction from user end. On infected Macs, it opens a backdoor and gets instructions from it’s remote controllers for performing further actions. What is scary …

How To Test Web Page Loading Time Online

Two of the most popular and free online tools that are used to check a website loading speed and offer suggestions to make it quicker are Google Page Speed and YSlow. GTmetrix is another tool which combines the Google page speed test and YSlow test to generate a side by side report showing load times …

How To Change Ping Count In Windows

The default number of echo requests sent by ping command in Windows is 4. This can be changed to any number required. Here is how : Open command prompt and type : ping -n 7 sitename.com The above will ping a site 7 times. In order to ping a site continuously, use the -t parameter …

Microsoft To End Windows XP Support In 2014

Windows XP support will end on April 8 2014. This means that the total support will come to an end, not just the extended phase which it is in as of now. So no more technical support, security updates or service packs / hotfixes will be provided for XP after the cut off date. Complete …

How To Setup Email Forwarding Using cPanel

When using cPanel for managing settings for hosted blog/websites, it can become tedious to check each and every email account associated with each custom domain. So, cPanel provides the options of adding “Forwarders”. What this means is that email addresses can be mapped such that emails received at custom domain addresses (say avp [at] avp-blogs.com) can …

Microsoft Releases Security Updates For April 2012

Security updates for April have been released by Microsoft. The list of updates released are here. To configure or change settings for Windows Update, go to Windows Update (Control Panel > Windows Update) and click on “Change Settings”. Modify options as preferred although disabling updates totally isn’t recommended. To install available updates, make sure Windows …

How To Check Online Whether An IP Address Is Blacklisted

Sometimes when trying to browse forums or websites even for the first time, there is this nasty error message displayed whichgoes something like this “Your IP has been blocked, if you think this is a mistake, please contact webmaster@website.com” This happens when ISPs assign IP addresses to many clients and some abuse it through sending …

Microsoft To End Windows Vista Mainstream Support

The mainstream/free support for Windows Vista will officially end on April 10 2012 and will enter the “Extended Support” phase. This means no more new Vista service packs and newer Internet Explorer versions will be available for Windows Vista. Further more, no more new non security hot fixes will be released by Microsoft for Vista. Check …