Monday, October 12, 2015

Fix Slow Computer Video

Here are a few simple tips on how to fix a slow computer via youtube.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tips for your iPod Touch

We enjoy our iPod Touch when there is battery power, when there are many files to choose from, and when the device is functioning smoothly. However, we could easily get carried away and store too many files without thinking of backing up the device. Or what about going out for a run and you didn't estimate right that the battery won't take you the entire distance. Below are some tips to help you enjoy your iPod Touch all the time.

Always check your iPod Touch battery Status.

It sounds simple enough to ask one to check the iPod battery status before going out on a leisure walk or anything of that nature. I cannot count the number of times I had to cut my running distance short just because my iPod Touch ran out of battery. When the battery is full, it turns green. It gets empty as you go and turns red when almost empty. However, don’t count on the color to know when to recharge the battery.

Often, one gets a warning when the battery power is just 20 percent. This is the right time to charge the iPod. Then there is another warning sign when the battery is just 10 percent – do not wait until this time. It is important to check the iPod Touch battery status before going out to the park or hitting the gym regularly. With USB cable, you can fully connect and charge your iPod Touch battery. Learn to connect your iPod Touch to your computer regularly.

It is important to connect your iPod Touch to your computer. Updating the software is easier and most preferable that way. That is not the only benefit. You need to connect your iPod Touch to your computer in order to backup files. Anything could happen to your iPod therefore it is important to backup files from your iPod Touch to your computer regularly. You can do that easily with the iTunes.

Although a song costs less than a dollar on Apple Store, a thousand or more songs means a whole lot of money. So, backing up your files today is a good idea.

You can also use a Wi-Fi network to backup information to iCloud. This is great and safe way to backup. You could backup those files to your iCloud account and retrieve them whenever you want. I prefer this method because it lets me access my files anywhere I go.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Computer tech support 101

Every now and then, I get calls from people in the office, at home and in the other places to help them fix one computer problem or the other. Often a time, the problem is a slow computer. That is natural, however, you could make it fast again by doing some simple things. Today, I’m going to share my quick computer tech support 101 tips.

Clean up the computer

The first thing I like doing is to look for files and programs that are not important and then delete or uninstall them.  Some great places to look for files to be deleted is the recycle bin, downloaded files that are no longer of use, and temporary Internet files. After you have deleted these files and programs, you should defragment the hard drive as well.

Check the security tools

Check to see what security tools are installed. Without a good security tool, the computer is a host to all sort of malicious software that are not only eating resources and making the computer too slow but also are sending data somewhere else. Get a trusted antivirus and a good antispyware; run them and then remove any threats present on the computer.

Computer Specs

This is the part you cannot offer an immediate solution too. That is to say if the grade in terms of specs of the computer is too low. A super-duper laptop or desktop computer is one that will not choke when playing games or when running computer simulations. Such a computer must have a high-end graphics card, a high-end processor, large capacity hard drive to accommodate large files and strong motherboard to boot. Not everyone needs or has this type of computer though. If the specs are pretty poor, the first thing I recommend doing is adding RAM. This will make the biggest difference to the average user.

Limit the number of start up applications

The other thing you can do is limit the number of start up programs. Start-up programs are not only annoying when you turn on your computer but they also use up resources.

The tips above are pretty simple. The tips above can solve a good percentage of your computer problems.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Private Life of Steve Jobs

Mr & Mrs Paul and Clara Jobs, residents of Mountain View, California, adopted Steve Jobs. The family later adopted a daughter by the name of Patti. Job's biological father is a Syrian Muslim immigrant to the U.S, Abdulfattah John Jandali (a former political science professor and currently, the vice president of Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada). Job's mother Joanne Simpson is of German and Swiss ancestry. Jobs later met his biological sister as an adult; Mona Simpson is a popular author. They have been close ever since. Jandali claimed that it wasn't his will to give Jobs up for adoption and that Joanne family was against her getting married to a Syrian.

Steve Jobs attended Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.

He worked at HP, as a student for a while, where he met Steve Wozniak. Jobs was a student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, although he later dropped out because he found the courses boring. He had a tough time as a youngster sleeping on the floor in friends’ rooms and doing menial jobs such as returning Coke bottles for money and never missed weekly free meals at Hare Krishna temple.

In 1974, Jobs and Wozniak became members of Homebrew Computer Club. He later got a job as a technician at the video games manufacturer Atari were he saved up money for his spiritual journey to India. He came back to the States a Buddhist— shaved head and always wearing traditional Indian clothing.

Jobs went back to Atari and won the task of creating a circuit board for the game breakout. Atari promised $100 for every removed chip. Steve Jobs was able to convince Wozniak to work on the circuit board and to the surprise of Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell, Wozniak was able to eliminate an unbelievable 50 chips. Jobs wasn't straight forward as to how much Atari was willing to pay and instead gave Wozniak $350 instead of the $5000.

Steve Jobs is an egomaniac and a demanding person to work with. Although he earned only $1 a year as CEO of Apple, he is worth more than $8.3 billion.

Job is survived by a wife (who he married in March 18, 1991), Laurene Powell. The couple had three children from that marriage (a boy and two girls). Jobs had a daughter with a High school girlfriend. He denied the baby and swore he was sterile but eventually accepted his responsibility and paid for his daughter’s tuition to Harvard. She is now a magazine writer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Max Out Your Memory

If your computer is running slow, one of the first things that you should take a look at is your PC's memory usage. Also, you will need to take into consideration how much memory you currently have. If you have less than 1 GB of memory, a memory upgrade would help you. Also, if you are trying to run a lot of programs at the same time, even if you have over 1 GB of memory, a memory upgrade would help system performance.

Many users start thinking of buying a new PC when it starts to slow down. However, it is always worth trying out a memory upgrade before spending hundreds of dollars on a new computer. Generally, I would even say it is worth maxing out your memory before buying a new PC, assuming that the max capacity is 4 GB or less. Also, keep in mind that Windows XP 32-bit version is maxed out at 3GB of memory. So, there is no point in going above 3GB for XP 32-bit.

Another great thing about a memory upgrade is that it is usually pretty cheap. I was able to go from 1.5 GB to 4GB for under a $100 pretty recently. This is a lot cheaper than the $500 I would have spent on a new PC. Also, I noticed a huge increase in speed when I executed this upgrade.

One thing you will want to keep in mind is that you will need to buy the correct memory for your particular computer. If you are a novice, I would recommend trying the crucial memory scanner: Memory Scanner. This tool can help you to find the exact memory for your PC. You don't have to buy the memory from crucial after you use the tool to detect what type of memory you have. However, they do have solid memory.

Installing the new memory is also quite easy as well. Generally, you just need to unplug the computer, open up the computer, and snap in the new memory into the memory slots of the motherboard. You can find a more detailed guide at Kingston.