My mother still pays for DirecTV. Can you believe that? I told her, “Mom, all you watch is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and you’re paying almost $40 each month for it. Why don’t you watch that on Hulu?” The first response is, “What’s a ‘Hoo-loo?’” You might think that she would adore the concept of saving her monthly $40 TV expense, but, when I started to explain how she can watch unlimited episodes of recent and dated shows for free and with less commercials, she got Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have a slow graphics card? Check out these ten tips to speed it up.
1. Update Your Graphics Drivers
Your graphics card may just be in need of an update. Sometimes a simple solution is the best solution.
2. Adjust Graphics Driver Settings
Not every computer runs at its best at factory default settings. Try different combinations to find what works best for you.
3. Free Up Memory
Your graphics card can’t run well if your computer is filled with wasted space. Delete Read the rest of this entry »
Although you have probably been using and purchasing computers for home use for years now, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all of the different models and brands that are available in today’s digital world. Luckily, now is one of the best times to purchase a new computer, and there are five great types of computers that you should consider purchasing right now.
1. Netbooks – If you have a desktop at home but simply want to be able to get online when Read the rest of this entry »
While there may not be any replacing the old mainstay of television advertising, most people in the business know that the real advertising is being done on the web. Why? Because more people spend time on the internet, be it through their computers, their laptops, or even their smartphones than they spend watching television. It doesn’t matter if you’re advertising for ADT alarms, pet care, cars, or mortgages – with technology being what it is, all eyes are on the net and, for the most part, half watching the television. And with technology continuing to advance and permeate our lives, it’s clear that the advertisers need to reach out to the internet users, not the television viewers.
If you have ever thought about marketing your business online, there are a number of ways this can be done, but one of the ways many of the big name industries are getting their names out is through social media. The only thing we love more than checking our sites is compulsively checking our social media. Companies make their own Facebook pages, their own MySpace pages and even their own Twitter accounts and millions are exposed every day. And let’s not forget, most of these services are free.
Upgrading your computer is not as difficult as some people may think. You just have to take it one step at a time. Even the most difficult upgrades can be made simple when it is broken down into smaller steps. There are a few simple upgrades you can do that will drastically improve your computer’s performance. One of the most common ones is upgrading the memory or RAM on your motherboard. Here is how:
1. Make sure you check your Read the rest of this entry »
Many people log on to their computers everyday for the first time and are unaware of the various dangers that the Internet can bring to unsuspecting users. One of the most prevalent of these issues is malware. Malware is a type of program that installs itself on computers through a gateway program that poses as a legitimate piece of software. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly install these pieces of software without knowing they are a threat; infecting their computers with malware. Fortunately, while it is easy to infect your computer Read the rest of this entry »
The office suite is among one of the most commonly used software packages in computing history. It gets used in classrooms, offices and casually by people everywhere. Due to the immense popularity of this software package, not a lot is known about the alternatives that exist on the market. In some cases, these alternatives are just as good as a program from the office suite, but much less expensive. Below are some alternatives to the popular office suites.
Google docs is a software package provided by Google that Read the rest of this entry »
So you’ve got a new Android and you’re worried there aren’t as many good apps out there as the iPhone has…you’d be wrong. Here are a few of our favorite time-saving technology apps for the Droid and the ways in which they can improve your life…
Out of Milk: This awesome listmaker allows you to make multiple lists at once and group them into categories like “work” and “groceries.” If you’ve got a scanning app downloaded you can even scan your items to add them to the Read the rest of this entry »
So you have a new PC and you’re dying to use it. In order to enjoy using your PC you do need some useful programs. One of the programs you need is a great Word program. This could be included in an Office program. These are the top 10 programs the give you a great start when you own a new PC.
1. A good operating software program.
2. An office program with Word, Excel, Power Point, Tools and Outlook is the first necessary program.
3. Adobe Reader and Adobe PDF are great programs for Read the rest of this entry »
Many people complain about the speed of the internet. One of the things that can cause a person’s internet to run slow is the type of web browser that they are using. The top five fastest web browsers are Chrome 5.0, Opera 15.3, Firefox 4.0, Safari and Flock. Chrome is owned by Google and has been a favorite of internet users since its debut in 2008. In June of 2010, it won the browsers benchmarks with a score of 2798. Opera 15.3 comes in second place receiving a score of 1729. If users prefer not to use chrome, this is Read the rest of this entry »