Hard to believe, but Microsoft Office 2013 has been with us for over 3 years now. Yet it still seems like it was released just the other day. While its overall rating and reception may not have been as overwhelming as it has always been for its predecessors – 2007 and 2010, MS office 2013 does come with a number of positives. Read More

In February every year, the world celebrates what we now know as Safer Internet Day (SID). Organized by Insafe (a European network of Awareness Centers), its principle objective is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Read More

Skype is widely used for business and personal conversations that include video and instant messaging. Now, let’s say that you had an important call or a conversation which you feel might come in handy later. What would you do? Read More

It’s an error that often gave me migraines every time I saw it crop up in my application logs. This error appears when you are trying to connect to an oracle database and the connection receives a time out from the database. ORA-03135 may also be as a result of your firewall settings. Read More

Many a times when accessing a server via SSH you may end up with “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host” error message. For example: Read More

While installing Oracle database I was getting this error. I searched various blogs and forums and found out many solutions but lastly I got one solution which worked for me. Read More

It's one of those processes you read about once, and somehow you imagine you got all the steps in your head. Well, that is the case until it rears its ugly head at critical moments of some nagging implementation. Read More

If you want the session to use the default keyboard layout stored in the user profile instead of the layout provided by the Terminal Server client after the user logs on to the Terminal Server computer, you can set the IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout registry value to 1. Read More

This error occurs when an operating system fails to open a port to communicate to the domain for the service permissions check. This is generally a transitory error and is unrelated to the service... Read More 

In my office, we distribute finished reports in PDF format. For larger documents, we include a cover page and table of contents. Unless I have the cover page marked as page 1, the numbering for my document is off. If my readers type in the page number from the table of contents at the top of the PDF, it will take them to the wrong page. Read More

You will most likely bump into this error when you take load an oracle database taken from a higher version of oracle (Such as 11g) into a database running a lower version To overcome ORA-39142 incompatible version number 3.1 in dump.. Read More 

On June 15, 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 was officially unveiled as the successor to Microsoft Office 2007, and has since been made available for retail and online purchase. It’s the first version that requires product activation for volume license editions. Office 2010 also marks the debut of free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, which work in the web browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but not Opera. Read More 

I recently had an argument (a discourse, really) with a friend on which, among the most common that we have seen or used, is the best internet browser. Any mortal that has ever used the internet will have either heard of, or used one of Mozilla Firefox, Slim browser, Opera, Safari, Google chrome and the more common Internet explorer which is usually the default browser that comes installed with the operating system. Read More

Services are added from the Command Prompt. You need to know the actual service name as opposed to what Microsoft calls the Display Name. For example, if you wanted to create or delete the Help and Support service, the name used at the Command Prompt would be "helpsvc" rather than the Display Name of "Help and Support". Read More

A friend of mine sounded a bit at sea, a few months ago, when I called him seeking for any functioning deep freeze application version that he could assist me with. His response was–as you could have guessed by now-not in the affirmative. Being the tech-savvy mortal that I have known him to be, I was quite surprised that he hadn’t the foggiest idea on what this 5-8MB (Depending on the version you come across) alien was all about. Read More

Got that annoying WGA notification message on the bottom right hand corner of your PC? Worry no more. We got it busted here. The basic steps:

1)      Start Windows In Safe Mode Read More
You’ll most likely find this habit common amongst IT geeks, but never really your ordinary PC user-the kind of folks who won’t strain their heads trying to fix an operating system gone awry. Hibernation is a feature of some operating systems where the contents of RAM are written to non-volatile storage such as a hard disk, as a file or on a separate partition, before powering off the computer. It is a state in which the contents of the RAM are dumped into a file at the root of the Windows drive.  Read More

It’s one of the most annoying things one could encounter with memory sticks (or flash disks, depending on what one would prefer to call them). You’ve finally finished that nagging assignment that had given you sleepless nights for hours on end, and managed to save on it on that memory stick you so much trust. The last thing on your mind would be getting to meet your boss and the flash just won’t open your treasured document… In most cases, the document gets corrupted and can’t open; usually giving you a message that reads like the document could not be opened. Read More 

Have you ever wished to run a particular program but got constrained by the version of Operating System (OS) on your machine? Well, my guess is that you could have been running either of Windows 7 or Vista.  While these two are the latest Operating Systems Microsoft has to offer, Read More
On November 21St 2011, the East African franchise of Nokia officially launched the latest in a series of its smartphones, the Nokia E6, onto the Ugandan Market. I was privileged to attend the colorful event at the Serena Hotel, having gotten my corporate invite a couple of days earlier. Only a few journalists had been invited, plus us (well, I doubled as both, really) the corporate fraternity. In all, we were about sixty (60) in a medium sized hall that hosted us for the do. Okay, enough of the adulation and more of what actually took me there, the specifics… Read More

So your computer has been running the same antivirus for the last couple of years, and you now feel like you have to change it? Well, you don’t to change just for the sake of changing. Just because you saw a different antivirus application on your office neighbors’ PC doesn’t mean you join the bandwagon. Read More…

Following Microsoft’s latest innovation in a series of operating systems-Windows 7, comparisons have been drawn with earlier versions such as Windows 95, 98, 2000, Windows XP and Vista. Read More…

You could have across such a message that read like “Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During this process, memory requests for some applications may be denied …………” every once in a while as you typed away at your keyboard, or keypad for that matter. Read More…

This article is a step-by-step instruction for those who want to install Oracle 10g database on their computer. This document provides guidelines to install Oracle 10g database on Microsoft Windows environment. If you use other operating system other than Microsoft Windows, the process is not too much different from that of Microsoft Windows, since Oracle uses Oracle Universal Installer to install its software. Read More…

With new technology emerging every day, there is always a need for one to keep updated. But while most of us tend to embrace every new innovation, some folks have decided to remain old school. It, largely, is the reason you’ll find people striving so hard to downgrade newly acquired machines from the all new windows 7 to XP. Others could do so because of application incompatibility (for some applications developed before the advent of windows Vista & 7 and have not been updated since), but majority fall in the former category. Read More

A casual stroll on a dull afternoon once led me into one of the numerous computer shops on Kampala road, from where I was struck by the site of teeny-looking notebooks stacked in one of the shelves. A few months later, a buddy gave me a call seeking recommendation for a mini-laptop that he could procure. That’s when it hit me. Mini-laptops had arrived, and were probably here to stay. Read More