Month: November 2012

Boost the Speed of your Slow PC Before it’s Too Late

When using a PC for complex tasks (such as using Photoshop) or even basic tasks, like browsing the web, you want the maximum possible speed you can get our of your computer. When you’re watching a YouTube video or taking an online video tutorial, how do you feel when you are not getting the desired speed? Most people would say impatient and irritated.

Most likely, you have experienced this on more than one occasion. If your internet connection is showing correct speed, then why is your PC slow? There might be several reasons for it. You first need to …

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How Do Wireless Networks Work?

secure your wireless networkEver wonder how wireless networks work? All wirelss networks use radio waves instead of wires to transmit data between computers. Here’s how:

Binary Code (1s and 0s) and Morse Code (dots and dashes)

All computers transmit information digitally, using binary code: ones and zeros. This translates well to radio waves, since those 1s and 0s can be represented by different kinds of beeps. These beeps are so fast that they’re outside the hearing range of humans.

It works like Morse code, which is a way to transmit the alphabet over radio waves using dots (short beeps) and dashes (long beeps). …

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Windows 8 Offers a Whole New Computing Experience

Windows 8 will make my PC fasterWindows 8 is now available for purchase by Windows computer users who are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. This all despite the fact that many PC users have not even upgraded to Windows 7 yet. For those of you who are interested in Windows 8 and intend to upgrade soon, here are a few facts about Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.

It has an innovative New User Interface

When you use Windows 8 for the first time, the first thing you will notice is the dramatic change of the standard interface. Windows 8 utilizes Microsoft’s new Metro interface. …

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How to Fix the Windows 7 Hanging Issue and Speed Up Your PC

Windows 8 may now be available on the market, but many PC users are just now making the upgrade to Windows 7. Windows 7 offers many improvements for those users who have upgraded from Windows Vista or XP, but it is not without its faults. The most common of Windows 7 problems for many users is the fact that it can hang and becomes unresponsive causing much frustration. The hanging is known to happen on a random basis, sometimes during start up and sometimes during shutdown or when you are working in a program, and the mouse and keyboard also …

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Great Alternative Uses for Dropbox

Dropbox - online file storage and sharingDropbox is an online file storage and sharing service that is being widely adopted among all types of PC users and businesses. To answer your question “what is Dropbox?”, this is their description on the dropbox website:

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website.

Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you

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