winlogo.jpgNeed to find or identify the amount of memory your video graphic card has?

If you are a gamer or need to install certain software, you may come across specifications that require a minimum amount of graphics memory to properly run the software or play a game on your computer.

If this is the case, finding the amount of memory your video card has, is easily to find. Here are three quick and easy ways to display the memory size of your video card in your computer.

read more: How to Find Your Computer Video Graphic Card Memory Size In Windows


hotmail-logoEverybody knows that one method with keeping your Internet accounts secure, is to create strong passwords that are hard to guess.

Another method is to change your passwords often or on a regular basis.

But unfortunately, on the Internet, not may sites or email services force you to change passwords after they were first created.

And, unless your account has been hacked into or you have forgotten your password (and need to have it reset), more thank likely, your not going to change it all.

With Hotmail, you can set your Windows Live account password to expire every 72 days, in which you will receive a prompt requiring you to reset the password…and keep yourself from never changing it all.

Here's how to set the reminder.read more: Make Your Windows Live Hotmail Password Expire On A Regular Basis


wireless-signalIf you aren't very tech-savvy, this article should help you understand the difference between some of the terms that are thrown around these days in regards to wireless technology and the internet.

Going shopping for a cell phone with internet capabilities or a wireless internet card for your laptop, you will hear more foreign terms than at a Star Trek convention. All jokes aside, it's important to know what the technology does before signing any service contracts.

Most cellular phones today, smart phones included, run on the 3G network for both voice and data access. 3G, evolved from its predecessor 2G, is used by practically all of the major cellular provider companies.

Under perfect conditions, which almost never occur for the average consumer, 3G can reach speeds of up to 3Mbit/s. In layman's terms, that's more than 50 times faster than dial-up. However, average speeds are about 20 times faster.
read more: What Is The Difference Between 3G and 4G Wireless


E-mailWhen you communicate with people or post online, chances are you don't think twice about sharing your email address. But should you? Is there a way your phone number and address can be tracked by someone who only has your email address?

The short answer is yes. It could be very easy for you to be found by just your email address… or it could be quite difficult. Exactly how difficult it might be depends on three things: how you've used your email address, what information you've put in public places, and whether or not you've broken the law.read more: Can You Be Traced by Your Email Address?

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Finally, Google has added the long awaited zoom functionality to Google Maps.

This feature allows you to draw a box around an area which will immediately zoom into that area. No more manually positioning and clicking the zoom scale that sometimes can be tricky to navigate to the exact area you want to view.

By default, the Drag 'n' Zoom feature is disabled, but you can easily enable it with a few mouse clicks.read more: How To Enable And Use Google's Map Zoom (Drag) Feature


It's a no brainier that adding more memory to your computer can increase performance and speed. But before you add additional memory, you need to know how many open memory slots are available and what kind of memory is installed in your computer.

One way to find out is by shutting down your computer and crack open the case. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done if your desktop computer is buried or the thought of opening your laptop, without breaking any tabs, more than once is something you rather avoid.

Instead, there is a much easier way to see inside your computer…without touching it.read more: How Many Open Memory Slots Are In My Computer?

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emailIt seems, anymore, that almost everybody has a cell phone, PDA, iPhone, Blackberry or whatever. And while these devices can have Internet access, texting has become the popular choice of communication among many people.

Now, depending on your plan, it may not be feasible to have texting capabilities, because of costs or you just don't want it.

But, just because you don't have texting capabilities, many people do not realize, you can send a text message to someone cell phone as SMS (Short Message Service) using email.read more: How To Send A Text Message To A Cell Phone Using Email


sysinternalslogo.jpgIf you have not heard, Microsoft awesome Sysinternals site has released the beta version of Sysinternals Live. What this service offers is the capability to connect directly to the Sysinternals site and run their tools without the need to download.

If you are not familiar with Sysinternals, they produce some of the best tools, such as Process Explorer, Autoruns and Process Monitor for Windows systems. Microsoft bought the company in 2006 and continued to offer it's extensive library of diagnostic, troubleshooting, and management utilities for free.

Why is this very cool? Because Sysinternals Live allows to you connect and run all their tools with out needing a web browser.

read more: Run Windows Sysinternals Tools Online Using A Mapped Drive