How to see who has been logging in to your Gmail account

If you are concerned someone has been logging in to your Gmail to read your emails or send spam it is easy to check and see.
The first thing you need to do is open your web browser to https://security.google.com/
From here just click on recent events or – https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity
This gives you an idea geographically of where your account has been accessed from.  If you see anything suspicious change your password or enable two step authentication!  Two step authentication is a great feature in which you cannot access your Gmail without having your cell phone.  Once you add it to your account if you ever try to login from an unknown place Gmail forces you to input a special code sent to you via text message.

How to get the computer name on Windows 7 or 8 without logging in

You will notice with Windows 7 and 8 you no longer get the computer name drop down.  However, you can still find the computer name by simply typing in . for the username and hitting tab.  The computer name will be displayed under the password field.

How to burn a disc in Windows 7 or Windows 8 when you're not an administrator

You may notice you cannot burn a disc with your non-administrator account in Windows 7 Windows 8 or Server 2008 or Server 2012.
You will still need the administrator password but while logged in as your normal account just simply do the following.
 
1.  Copy your ISO to the C: drive.  It will prompt for administrator credentials.
2.  Do a search in start for CMD.  Once it finds it in your start menu right click and say “run as administrator”.
3.  Now anything you do in the command prompt will be ran with administrator privileges.
4. Run the command isoburn followed by the path to your image file.  i.e. isoburn c:MyDisc.ISO

Cannot save files in Outlook 2010

If you receive an error message in Outlook 2010 about saving file the fix is pretty simple.
microsoft outlook save“Cannot create file: photo.JPG.  Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on teh shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.”
What happened is the temp folder for Outlook is missing or corrupt.  The fix is:
Go to the C: drive and create a folder named temp0
Run regedit, browse to the location HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0OutlookSecurity and enter the key below.
fixReboot the PC and you’re all fixed up!

Comparing Office 2010 Different Editions

If you are trying to figure out which version of Microsoft Office 2010 to purchase look no further.  Simply find the products you need and match them with the top column!

Programs, products, and features Home and Student Home and Business                 Standard                 Professional                 Professional Plus                 Professional Academic
Licensing Retail Retail Volume Retail Volume Retail with valid “@__.edu”
Microsoft Excel 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneNote 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Word 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Outlook 2010 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Publisher 2010 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Access 2010 No No No Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Lync 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft InfoPath 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 No No No No Yes No

How to find unread messages in Gmail regardless of which folder they are located in

If you’re trying to sort through your Gmail for only messages that are unread or if you have a pesky label that has a number next to it(indicating an unread message) you can simply search using this phrase below to find the message.
is:unread

How to turn off reboot after automatic updates in Windows 7 with screenshots

It is rather annoying to wake up the day after Windows Updates have ran to notice all of your programs have been closed and you can’t remember what you had open. There is an easy fix and that is simply disabling the automatic reboot after updates have ran.
First you need to go to the start menu and type in gpedit.msc This will open the local group policy editor in Windows. Then browse to the following location – Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
On the right hand side find No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations and enable this setting. That is all there is to it. No more random reboots.

roku.com/facebook gives error "An error occurred. Please try again later."

To fix this you must authorize Roku.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Froku.com%2Fphotofeed&h=7694b
You will then have an issue where Roku cannot find your photo stream.  To fix you must give it permissions again.  Click the link below.
https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/authorize?client_id=111568578699&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.roku.com&scope=read_stream%2Cfriends_photos%2Cuser_photos%2Cuser_photo_video_tags%2Cfriends_photo_video_tags

Secure Offsite Backups

If you are looking for an easy way to get affordable offsite backups you should consider purchasing Mozy. Mozy uses 128-bit encryption which ensures your data is secure. That way you do not have to worry about the transmission of your data over the internet. They also almost continuously backup your files as they are being changed. If you lose a file or delete a file, no problem, you can restore up to 30 days in the past.
The other very important thing to consider when choosing a backup service or application is if they can backup your locked files/data. Typically when you have a file open all the time or a database like Exchange it cannot be backed up because it is locked. Mozy allows for you to backup even locked files.
The restore is also very user friendly it has a simple to use web interface. However, if you need to restore a ton of data you can even order a DVD of the data. If bandwidth is of a concern that is no problem as well. Mozy only backups up files that change. They use a block level incremental backup plan. All of these files can be scheduled and backed up automatically! Your backup should be simple and secure. With their SAS70 and ISO certified data centers you can be confident that your data is being handled appropriately.
If you’re not convinced yet click here for 2GB of completely no hassle free offsite backups from Mozy, click here. This is a no obligation backup. Sign up now and protect your most important files, absolutely free! Hurry it is said 140,000 hard drives crash every week.

Free Screen Video Recorder from Microsoft

People who do presentations or need to record what they are doing need an app that will record their mousemovements and screen.  Most people do not know that Microsoft has a free program to do this.  It’s called Windows Media Encoder.  More information can be found here, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/howto/articles/screencap.aspx