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All about: satellite internet service

22 May, 2020
© Waldo Jaquith Flickr Satellite Dishes © Waldo Jaquith (Flickr) Overview Satellite internet Services have a lot of obvious advantages, though not as fast as cable Internet access or DSL. It is much faster than a 56K dial-up access. It…

How to purchase electronic supplies from manufacturers

22 May, 2020
© jpcasais back to school © jpcasais Step 1:Develop a budget showing the amount of money you are willing to spend. Each manufacturer may charge a different price for the number of electric supplies that you purchase. Also make sure…

How to password protect a folder?

22 May, 2020
© Nicemonkey padlock and chain © Nicemonkey Password protect folder In Windows 7, you cannot password protect files and folders. You can manually deny access to a folder for certain users. Set this way, they would have to supply the…

How to use apple customer service

22 May, 2020
© Christopher Hall keyboard © Christopher Hall The store Apple is one of the few computer manufacturers to sell their products direct from self branded stores on the High street. This makes accessing Apple employees a lot easier for the…

What affects laptop battery life?

22 May, 2020
© Petoo (Fotolia) Laptop © Petoo (Fotolia) Improper settings Power settingsLaptop power settings are essential to extending your laptop's battery life and getting optimum performance. Power settings allow your laptop to turn off certain components and modes after a pre-determined…

How to treaceroute a website in mac os x snow leopard

22 May, 2020
© Joshua Lachkovic Traceroute to Google.com on Mac OS Snow Leopard © Joshua Lachkovic What is Traceroute?Traceroute is a diagnostic tool that sends ICMP packets to a website or server. Between your computer and the destination there are various routers…

What is spyware and how can i protect myself?

22 May, 2020
© DAN busta virus alarm! © DAN What is spyware? DefinitionWhen you talk about spyware you are always talking about software that has found its way on your computer unintentionally. Although no real definition of spyware exists, it is in…

How to install avg anti-virus software

22 May, 2020
© Daniel Kolobaric Screenshot of AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition © Daniel Kolobaric The first step: Downloading and installing AVG software The first step is to download the AVG virus software. Free computer security is available through Free.avg.com/ww-en/download-free-antivirus. The download is…

Add google toolbar: pros and cons

22 May, 2020
© Daniel Kolobaric Screenshot of Google Toolbar in Action © Daniel Kolobaric The advantages of the Google toolbar There are a few good reasons why you would want to use the Google tool bar.Blocking pop-upsFirst and foremost, it is one…

How to speed up a computer

22 May, 2020
© WikiMedia Wikimedia 1 Old computer (en:DEC Rainbow )1 Computadora antigua (no conozco el n © WikiMedia (Wikimedia) Simple and common improvements There are a few ground rules about speeding up your computer. The first step to a faster computer…

How to share a printer

22 May, 2020
© tawalker (Flickr) Our network printer and scanner © tawalker (Flickr) Set-up steps By following some basic steps you can easily install a printer in your home or office network without calling for support. These installation steps are about the…

How to speed up vista

22 May, 2020
© Magalice ordinateur portable © Magalice Defragment your hard disk Defragmenting your hard disk is one way you can speed up your Windows Vista computer. Files can become fragmented while using your computer. If a file is fragmented, it is…

How to register windows xp

22 May, 2020
© .shock young woman with laptop © .shock Activate Windows XP by the Internet To activate Windows XP using the Internet follow these steps: Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Activate…

Pentax k200d review

22 May, 2020
© mpclemens Flickr Revere Eight, Model 40 "Magazine Camera" © mpclemens (Flickr) Is this justified?The answer is probably no as Pentax's range of DSLR's is nothing short of superb. They generally have a different approach to their design, preferring a…

Where to find lenses for digital slr cameras?

22 May, 2020
© Pakhnyushchyy camera © Pakhnyushchyy Shops There are still a lot of Camera shops around the UK with a mix of single shops or chains of shops spread throughout the UK where you can buy lenses.Probably the most well knows…

How to take photos?

22 May, 2020
© See-ming Lee 李思明 SML Flickr Human Hasselblad, People Photographing People Photographing People by © See-ming Lee 李思明 SML (Flickr) Know your camera Before you think about your photograph, you must have at the very least a basic understanding of…

Top five tips for better photography

22 May, 2020
© Pamela Rodriguez-Wallace Example of good lighting and filling the frame, Sedona, Arizona © Pamela Rodriguez-Wallace FocusAll cameras are fitted with an automatic focus feature, make use of it. Auto-focus is very sophisticated these days and occasionally beats the human…

All about: E-waste recycling

21 May, 2020
© Samuel Mann (Flickr) monitors © Samuel Mann (Flickr) Technological advancements The world in recent decades has witnessed unprecedented advances in technology, which results in an increase in advanced and new electronic goods. Each day gives rise to innovations and…

Plastic carrier bags: The facts

21 May, 2020
© WikiMedia (Wikimedia) 1 Shoping_Bag_made_of_PLA-Blend_Bio-Flex Source F. Kesselring, FKuR © WikiMedia (Wikimedia) Environmental damage BackgroundPlastic bags are cheap to produce, sturdy, plentiful, easy to store and carry and have become ubiquitous in our shops, supermarkets and stores since they were…

The benefits of roll-up doors

21 May, 2020
© danielle_blue (Flickr) ERS E s © danielle_blue (Flickr) An introduction to roll up doors Roll up doors have significantly increased in popularity over the past several years due to the many functions they fulfill. They can be used as…

What to look for when choosing kitchen bins

21 May, 2020
© WordRidden (Flickr) Bin! © WordRidden (Flickr) Steel bins for stylish living Brabantia (Brabantia.com)If you're looking for a kitchen waste bin, then it is worth checking out the excellent range of stylish chrome, and stainless steel bins by Brabantia in…

Where to buy a plastic bag holder

21 May, 2020
© LornaJane.net (Flickr) M&S; Carrier Bags © LornaJane.net (Flickr) Plain carrier bag holders Bargain basement bag holdersYou can count on IKEA (Ikea.com) for great value solutions to your home.The Swedish home-wares giant stocks a number of plastic carrier bag dispensers,…

The benefits of foil insulation

21 May, 2020
© vwtom_ia (Flickr) DSC_0033 © vwtom_ia (Flickr) Benefits of using foil insulation Foil insulation is mostly made from aluminium and is ideal for use within all areas of the house. It is thought to work under a reflective mechanism whereby…

Why has hitting the bottle become a green initiative?

21 May, 2020
© Time Out London Borough Wine's Refill Scheme © Time Out London The environmentally-friendly glass bottleFor generations, families have gone through the process of washing out their empty glass bottles before leaving them on the doorstep to be collected. By…
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