4 Steps to Keep your Computer Safe

July 27, 2012 – 12:18 pm
Modern day computers need to be constantly protected, so to speak, thanks to the existence of viruses, spam, pop-ups and so on and so forth. If left unchecked, these unwanted applications or files can hamper our system’s performance. So, here are a few steps by which you can keep your computer safe: #1: Anti-virus Protection Even though most systems these days come with antivirus protection, it’s important to understand that in order to enjoy maximum benefits, one should not forget to renew the service once the term if over. Ensuring that you have antivirus software at all will ensure that you are able to keep your computer clean from common issues related to viruses and spam. #2: Check to see if Windows Defender or Firewall is turned on The next thing that you have to do is to find whether Windows Defender or Firewall is turned on for real-time protection. First, you’ll have to find ...

3 Steps To Determine Whether an Apple Macintosh Or PC Is Right For You?

July 20, 2012 – 12:17 pm
If you are looking for a new personal computer, a bit of research will tell you that there are PCs available using platforms based on MacOS, Windows and Linux. What makes the decision of figuring out whether any of these PCs are right for you hard is because there is very little between them Yet a comparison between their weaknesses and strengths will help you determine which PC is right for you, and so here are a few steps to do just that: Step #1: List out what you want to do with your computer While basic functions such as web browsing, scheduling and management, multimedia playback and document manipulation are usually no different on these platforms, there are certain advanced features that are best on certain platforms. For example, if you’re a gaming enthusiast, then Windows would be your choice as opposed to the other two. Content creation, the other hand, is where ...

4 Steps to Buying the Right Assembled PC

July 9, 2012 – 12:08 pm
Almost anyone knows the difference between branded and assembled PCs, where the former is built to meet general computing needs while the latter is custom-built for purposes that cannot be met by their branded counterparts. Although, there are advantages to both types, what becomes apparent is that a lot of thought must go into buying an assembled PC. So here are steps that can help you buy the right assembled PC: #1: Decide whether you want a laptop or a desktop If you’re planning to work from one location, then a desktop would be a good idea. However, if you need to move around for your work, then a laptop would work well instead. What one must keep in mind is the fact that assembled desktops are common rather than laptops. #2: Make a list of what you might use the computer for As mentioned earlier, an assembled computer is usually built for specific needs. So, ...

How to View Webpages When Offline in Chrome and Firefox

June 8, 2015 – 12:59 pm
Almost everyone who uses the internet regularly experiences moments when their connection goes down. While this can be frustrating, you can still view these pages using Chrome or Firefox even if you are offline. This is because both browsers have the ability to display content from their caches instead of the live version that you see on the site. Please keep in mind that accessing these pages in this manner might change and which could render the saved webpage inaccurate. Of course, the browser cache only contains a limited number of webpages that you’ve browsed recently. This will not work on sites that have live feeds such as Netflix or Facebook. Anyways, if you require information from a news site or from a webpage that you viewed recently, here are 2 solutions by which you can do this for each browser. 1: Chrome Chrome is experimenting with how these webpages can be displayed. No, not ...

What to Do If Your PC Is Overheating

June 7, 2015 – 12:59 pm
There’s a distinct relationship between heat, electricity and damaged circuits. Every computer works with this relationship. In some cases, they even break down due to getting overheated. This is because too much heat will break down the CPU’s efficiency while wearing out components faster than usual. It is therefore necessary to keep an eye on your CPU’s temperature especially if it feels hot to the touch or the fan is working overtime. For this, download Priform’s Speccy which is free of cost and easy to use. The main window in Speccy will offer a lot of information about your hardware. Temperatures will stand out either in bright yellow or orange text. In particular, the System Tray offers temperature information in the notification area. Of the two colors, the orange one is what you need to be careful of because that indicates you have a real problem. But that’s only basic information. If you ...

How to Stop HTML5 Video Autoplay in Chrome and FireFox

June 6, 2015 – 12:59 pm
Visiting a web page can be irritating given that there are videos that play automatically. Flash videos are one type while there's another: HTML5. No matter the type, they can both be just as annoying and should be blocked if you intend to not be interrupted. If you use either Chrome or Firefox or both, it’s easier than you think. That said, there still isn’t a fix for this when you use Internet Explorer. Here’s how you stop autoplaying HTML5 videos: 1: Chrome First, you need to download and install a Chrome extension known as Stop YouTube HTML5 Autoplay. This is an extension developed by Port Zero. If you can't download the file, then go to the developer's site. It must be pointed out that even non-YouTube HTML5 videos will be blocked. The program is excellent and works very well. Just install and enable it and the videos won’t start automatically. Of course, you can ...

What You Need to Know About Running Android Apps on Windows

June 5, 2015 – 12:59 pm
Android and Windows are very different operating systems. This is why programs on one system will not work on another. For this, using an Android Virtual PC on your system is advised. But it can be a real challenge setting it up. That said, there's an easy work around this problem in the form of the American Megatrends’ AMIDuOS. This program is based on the popular technology used by VirtualBox. So, it offers one a virtual Android machine in a pre-conformed package. Quite oddly, AMI seems to be confused with what to call this program. When used for Windows, it calls itself DuOS. On the website, it is called AMIDuOS. (This sounds very similar to the Baroque composer known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but the resemblance was unintentional, of course) Now you can run AMIDuOS (and Android programs) either in Full Screen or in a new window. Experts recommend the Normal Screen Settings that can ...

IT Training Is More Important than Ever

May 10, 2015 – 2:52 pm
Written by Brand College It’s no secret that the last seven years or so have not been great for our economy. Many people are still worried that we’re not actually out of it yet and that the next handful could be just as bad. Whatever the case, you still need a job. Hopefully, the recession has also made it clear that you need a job which will actually deliver a sufficient paycheck and that this means one you can depend on for the foreseeable future. Whether you don’t have a degree or the one you currently have isn’t working, consider getting into information technology training in Los Angeles. There are countless ways you could do this. Right now, for example, Cisco training in Los Angeles is very popular. Learning about information services, software design and server management are all great options too. The point is that you want your paycheck to be tied ...

How to Mute Noisy Chrome Tabs With Just One Click

May 5, 2015 – 1:23 pm
When you have a number of tabs open and a number of them are playing audio or video, it would be hard to tell which one is playing what. Which brings us to the volume indicator which was old news in 2014. However, in 2015, Google gives users the ability to mute noisy tabs with only one click. With this feature, you don’t have to scroll from page to page, or find the audio or video to stop it. Now, all you have to do is click the speaker icon located in the tab so as to silence the any noisy tab that you cannot find. Now, since the feature is still a work-in-progress, the only way to get it started is by enabling a Chrome flag to get it started. The first thing that you need to do is enter chrome://flags in the Chrome address bar. Now hit Ctrl+F so as to open ...

How to Enable Distill – Chrome’s Reader Mode

May 4, 2015 – 1:21 pm
A number of browsers has had this feature for several years now. However, Chrome has finally caught up by adding a “Reader mode” that will break down an article into its text and images so as to make it much easier to read. The new feature known as Distill which might be a work-in-progress is still worth trying out for those who use Chrome a lot. However, in order to use Distill, there are a few steps that you will need to carry out. Firstly, you have to pin Distill to your taskbar. Of course, a desktop shortcut should also work. If you haven't done this yet, right-click on Chrome's icon and click “Pin this program to the taskbar”. Now close Chrome via the taskbar where you right-click the Chrome icon and then click Exit. Once this is done, right-click the Chrome icon in the taskbar while highlighting Google Chrome as a result. Now, ...

3 Ways By Which Android Tracks Your Activity

May 3, 2015 – 1:19 pm
There are a number of ways your Android device tracks your activity. Whether or not you find that to be creepy depends on how paranoid you really are. Of course, Google does this so as to generate search results that might be most suited to your needs. Even though the company says that only you can access your browsing history, it's still a good idea to think about knowing how Android tracks your activity. Having said, here are 3 ways by which you Android tracks your activity: #1: Web History Google keeps track of your searches whenever you use Chrome from any device so as to make your search results far more relevant. In order delete your web history, open the Applications drawer and the Google Settings. Now tap Account History, Web & App Activity and Manage History buttons. You can either turn on the Private Browsing feature in Chrome or use the Search ...

How to Install a Graphics Card

May 2, 2015 – 1:17 pm
Installing a new graphics card can really give your PC a boost when it comes to playing even the most visually demanding games that you might want to play. However, finding the right graphics card (mostly from companies such as Nvidia or AMD) is very important considering how many there are. The budgets also range from below $100 to above $1000. While it will be ideal to find the right graphics card that gives you most bang for your buck, it's also important to consider a card's heat, noise and power consumption. Of course, it's important to check whether your PC has the right hardware to support your new card. The most common problem that you might have is with the right power supply especially if it is multi-card configuration. Finally, the last thing that you must think about is whether there is enough space in your PC for the graphics card of ...

Discovering New Cures for Age Old Diseases

April 23, 2015 – 2:28 pm
Cancer has been a problem humans have been dealing with for ages, and it’s a continual thorn in our collective side. It’s a disease with a high mortality rate, and we understand a lot about what it does but not how to stop that process. While medical science works hard on cracking that puzzle, we’ve made progress on other diseases that have been problems for ages. Understanding Disease HPLC purification is a crucial process in forensic science, telling us more about how a disease has affected someone on a molecular level. We can use this process to test reactions of potentially harmful toxins, in order to isolate exactly how a disease affects the body. Once the reaction is observed, and repeated, it becomes something scientists can test for. Understanding what a disease does is the first step in curing, killing or deactivating it. How Cures Work Going deeper, we can even use these synthetic strands ...