Author Archives: Daniel Dogeanu

About Daniel Dogeanu

Daniel is a Web Designer, Web Developer, Entrepreneur, and the founder of this website (on which he writes since 2010). He is passionate about IT and technology in general and has over 10 years experience in this field. He also holds two Cisco certifications in Networking and Network Security (CCNA & CCNA Security).

How to solve audio problems in Google Chrome

Often times you may have encountered a video on YouTube in which there was no sound or the sound was stuffy. Or maybe you can hear the sound, but only on two channels. These problems occur because Google Chrome resamples the audio and assigns only two output channels, sometimes the wrong output channels. Fortunately there is a very simple solution to all these problems. All you have to do in order to solve the problem is to right click on … Read more

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How to disable ads on Skype

In today’s article I will show you how to disable the annoying ads that appear on Skype, in the bottom of the contact list, chat window, or when making a video call. Skype ads fall into two categories. First category and most easy to disable: the promotions that appear on the bottom of the contact list. The Skype tips that help you learn how to use the program also show up in this area. The second category are the ads … Read more

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Facebook discovered fake Digital Certificates while observing SSL connections

A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook, analyzed more than 3 million SSL connections and found strong evidence that at least 0.2% (6845) of them are made using forged Digital Certificates (self-signed certificates), which are not authorized by a legitimate Certification Authority, but which can be accepted as valid certificates for most browsers. They used Flash Player plugin to enable socket functionality and implement a partial SSL handshake to capture the forged certificates. In general, … Read more

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Facebook is not a dating site, it’s a People Directory

A few days ago, while reading an article about User Interaction (in Web Design), I had a revelation. In that article there was a link to a video in which Chris Cox (VP of Product at Facebook), was talking about what Facebook actually wants to be. “If you think about Facebook as a blue and white college dating site, you’re making a mistake. If you look underneath that, what you will see is the seed of the first ever collaboratively … Read more

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How to solve the SSL certificate problem in Google Chrome

Because I’ve received countless messages and comments on the subject, I decided to write an article about it. Many of the problems with security certificates have a relatively simple solutions, while others have more complex ones. So I’m going to present you some of the solutions to solve these problems. What is a security certificate? A SSL security certificate is a digital document issued by a Certification Authority which certifies that the site in question is secure, recognized and safe. The … Read more

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VivoBook portable series from ASUS

Launched at the Computex and IFA trade shows last year, the new VivoBook S200 and S400 ultrabook series ensures ASUS a hefty slice of Windows 8 pie. The new models come with 11.6″ and 14″ touch screens, ASUS SonicMaster sound and the Instant-On function that allows the notebooks to resume work in just 2 seconds. In addition, ASUS provides each VivoBook user with 32GB storage space in WebStorage, free of charge, for 3 years. With this new series, ASUS brings … Read more

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Graphics cards render passwords useless

You’ve probably noticed that lately, more and more websites and more and more programs require you to enter a strong password when you create your account. All this to protect you against brute force attacks. But with the advance of technology, value graphics cards have become more accessible, and all security efforts become useless. You think that an eight-character password, consisting of uppercase and lowercase characters mixed with numbers, can protect you against a brute force attack? Think again! With … Read more

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How to solve the problem with Flash in Google Chrome

I bet that most of you reading this article on Google Chrome, have this problem! It seems that in the latest versions of the browser, Google Chrome is not quite in excellent shape. From the fastest browser it became one of the slowest and most problematic browsers. The reason? Flash Player! We all know that Google Chrome comes with its own version of Flash built in. The problem occurs when you already have installed (or installed subsequently) in your system … Read more

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