If you don’t have a crossover cable to connect two laptops or netbooks, you can use their wireless capabilities. This guide shows how you can use your wireless network cards to create a temporary ad hoc network between two or more mobile computers. The guide is for Windows 7 but it works also for Windows Vista.
How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network
Network locations are a concept first introduced by Windows Vista. While it did work, it felt a bit half-baked. Windows 7 manages to refine this feature and seriously improve its functionality. If you ever wondered what network locations are & which are the differences between them, you should give this tutorial a read.
Network Locations Explained
We’re sure all TinyHacker readers know how to connect to wireless networks from their Windows 7 laptops. However, when it comes to connecting to hidden wireless networks, things might get a bit more tricky. We’ve found a pretty good tutorial which shows you how to do this, step by step. So, if you ever visit the house of geek who’s ‘paranoid’ enough to hide his wireless network, you know how to do it.
How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks
If you are the type of geek frequently transferring data between your phone and Windows 7 laptop, then you might want to check a recent tutorial from 7 Tutorials. This guide shows you how to connect any device to your Windows 7 computer via Bluetooth, how to send and receive files between devices and how to troubleshoot the problems you encounter.
Transfer Files Between Devices & Your Windows 7 PC via Bluetooth
One of the very few security solutions which won the “Buy for Grandma!” award in the series of security reviews ran by 7 Tutorials, is ESET Smart Security 4. This might not come as a surprise, considering the great results ESET had in recent years with their NOD32 technology. If you want to know more about ESET Smart Security 4, the latest technologies it includes and how it performs, do check out this useful review.
Security for Everyone – Reviewing ESET Smart Security 4
Even though their name might be very innocent (all geeks love Pandas), it did not stop Panda Security (Spain’s main security vendor) become 4th largest antivirus vendor worldwide. Their latest product, Panda Global Protection 2010, incorporates a new and very promising technology called Collective Intelligence which tries to harness the power of cloud computing. If you want to know how good it is and if it’s worth your money, check out this review.
Security for Everyone – Reviewing Panda Global Protection 2010
Kaspersky Lab has always been one of the top players on the security market. Their 2010 version of Internet Security has been recently blessed with Windows 7 compatibility. If you want to know how good this solution is, how well it integrates with Windows 7 and what new technologies it incorporates, check out this review.
Security for Everyone – Reviewing Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
Many sites & commercials talk about the HomeGroup feature and how great it is. However, not too many describe it in detail and tell you how to use it. The team from 7 Tutorials has created a detailed presentation of this feature which covers almost everything there is to know about it feature and how to work with it.
The HomeGroup Feature & How it Works
ZoneAlarm is famous for their great firewall technology. Question is: how good are their antivirus & anti-malware engines? We found a review which answers this question and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of this product. If you want to know what ZoneAlarm has to offer on the Internet Security front, check out this article.
Security for Everyone – Reviewing ZoneAlarm Internet Security 2010
With Windows 7 comes a new feature called a HomeGroup. It’s basically an easy way to quickly share files and printers on a home network. So if you have a lot of pictures, videos, MP3s, or documents that you want to be able to access on any computer in your home, setup a HomeGroup!
How to Setup a HomeGroup in Windows 7