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  • Google's best-kept secrets: its features
    on Dec 4, 2010 in Google
    Google continues to be the world's most-used search engine. So you might think that the search engine giant would roll out new features gently, not wanting to upset its massive user base, right? Not quite. Google introduces new features of its search...
  • Benefits of last bard drives
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    If you have a large media collection -music, video, or photos -be sure to place them on a fast hard drive, if possible. Most media players and browsers will create a catalogue of your media files and accessing that catalogue can take a lot of time -a...
  • BCC e-mails
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    To send a copy of an e-mail message to one or more additional recipients without the main recipient knowing, use your e-mail program's BCC field. BCC stands for "blind carbon copy" and it's often used to disguise the e-mail addresses of additional re...
  • Speedy surfing
    on Nov 28, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    Want to get quickly to a website? Place your cursor in the address bar of your favorite browser, type the name of the site -minus the .com or http://www -and press Ctrl-Enter. Most browsers will automatically add ".com" to the end of the word and ''h...
  • Defrag details
    on Nov 27, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    Should you defragment your hard drive? With Windows 7, that question is becoming increasingly irrelevant these days. Disk defragmentation is automatically scheduled in Windows 7 on those drives that need it. With newer solid state disks (SSDs), defra...
  • Take charge of your Hard drive
    on Nov 25, 2010 in Hard drive
    It’s hard to feel in control of your digital life if you're not in control of your hard drive. After all, your hard drive is where all of your files are stored. When hard drives fill up or don't allow you to organise your data the way you'd like, f...
  • Plan a stress-free Migration to Windows7
    on Nov 12, 2010 in Windows 7
    For many, the hardest part about using Windows 7 is actually getting up the nerve to migrate to it. After all, you have all of your data files, e-mail, photos, addresses -and more -stored on your existing operating system. What if you should lose som...
  • Know what you're getting
    on Nov 7, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    When choosing a graphics card, there's more to consider than price. The most expensive cards may give you the impression that they'll be the fastest, but this might be true only for garners, Who require cards that offer high frame rates for the lates...
  • Change battery
    on Oct 21, 2010 in Mobile phone Bits and Bytes
     Does your mobile phone battery seem to run down faster than it used to? Try turning off hardware-based features that you don't use, such as built-in Wi-fi or Bluetooth. It's easy to activate these and forget about them. But your mobile phone do...
  • Google alert
    on Oct 21, 2010 in Bits and Bytes Google
    Keep up with what's said about you or your company online by setting up a Google alert. The Google Alerts feature (http://www.google.com/alerts) will e-mail you about all new mentions of a particular keyword, including your name or your company's nam...
  • Keeping your kids safe online
    on Oct 19, 2010 in Computer Secure
    The Internet is scary enough for adults. For kids, whose experience in real life is limited, the Internet presents special challenges when it comes to safety. How can you equip your kids with the knowledge to work and play safely online? And what sof...
  • Buying a Netbook
    on Oct 12, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    Netbooks are all the rage today, but they're not all created equal. That's why it's risky to order one over the Internet without having tried it in person. Among attributes that can quickly mean dissatisfaction or satisfaction are the feel of the key...
  • Why is free software free?
    on Oct 11, 2010 in Free Software
    These days, when we want to spend money on anything unnecessary, the lure of free software is greater than ever. Software makers are aware of this, and as a consequence, there's more free software available now than ever before.But how can you trust...
  • Guard against virus
    on Oct 10, 2010 in Bits and Bytes Antivirus
    What's the easiest way to catch a computer virus? Participate in a peer-to-peer file sharing service. These services -with names like BitTorrent and Gnutella -are popular among those who go looking for free software or music files. There's just one p...
  • Check Firmware
    on Oct 8, 2010 in Bits and Bytes Antivirus
    Having problems with your wireless router? Check to see whether the unit's firmware is up to·date. Firmware is the software that controls many vital functions of the router. And manufacturers frequently provide updates to this software in order to c...
  • Speed bootup in Windows7
    on Oct 6, 2010 in Windows 7
    Windows 7 is faster overall than Vista. But startup and shutdown times can still be frustrating. If you shut down your computer once a day -or more -those minutes waiting for a usable Windows 7 desktop can seem to drag on forever. The same can go fo...
  • Assembling a PC first-aid kit
    on Oct 4, 2010 in PC
    When it comes to computers, there's really only one certainty: at some point, difference between being trouble will strike. The only question is whether you'll be ready.If either your livelihood or your sanity depends upon having a computer up and ru...
  • Assembling a PC first-aid kit
    on Oct 4, 2010 in PC
    When it comes to computers, there's really only one certainty: at some point, difference between being trouble will strike. The only question is whether you'll be ready.If either your livelihood or your sanity depends upon having a computer up and ru...
  • Right Posture
    on Sep 30, 2010 in Bits and Bytes
    If you use a computer for long periods of time, remember that proper posture is crucial to your health. Keep your feet on the floor, arms parallel with the desk, head up, and back straight. It's also a great idea to inve...
  • Tips to secure Netbook from theft
    on Sep 30, 2010 in Computer Secure
    Netbooks are terrific for computing on the go. Yet their very compactness makes them easy to lose or to forget -not to mention being a target for thieves.The material loss is bad enough the threat of someone getting access to your data can be catastr...
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