What’s slowing down your computer?


Having a slow running or slow to start up computer can be very frustrating and make you lose a lot of time out of your working day. There are many things that can cause your computer to run slow and finding out what the problem is, is often a trial and error method. One of the most common reasons for a slow computer is programs which are running in the background. Many of these programs are needed in order for the computer to work, but some can be turned off to alleviate the load on your processor. If you press control, alt and delete at the same time on your keyboard in Windows you will be able to see a list of programs and also processes that are running at...
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Avoiding spam emails


Unfortunately, almost everyone that has an email account will fall victim to spam at some time. For the majority of us, it is a daily job having to filter out spam that your mail program has missed. One mistake that many people do is they open the email and either click on a link or reply to the email asking for their address to be removed. If this is a genuine company then they may do so, but the majority of spam emails are often sent to people who have not opted in to receive communication anyway and the spammers are just sending to any email address they get hold of, so they will probably not remove you from their lists. This can also make the situation worse as when...
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Taking care of your computer


Whether you use your computer for personal or business use they are often quite a substantial investment due to how much they cost to purchase and set up it’s therefore essential that you take care of them to get the most out of your asset. Caring for the physical state of the computer is important and things like ensuring laptops are stored safely in a padded bag should help eliminate any damage during travel. Only using manufacture approved charging cables is also an important safety measure as faulty cables and plugs could damage your machine. Keeping your computer clean is important provided you only use cleaners that are designed specifically for that purpose. Most general cleaning products contain harsh chemicals which could damage the screen of your computer also with...
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Mac vs PC – which is right for you?


If you are thinking about purchasing a new computer then you may like to consider if you are going to go for a Mac or a PC. Mac is created by Apple and has many loyal followers. Not everyone can get on with a Mac but if you are already a fan of Apple then you may find them great. They do often have a higher price tag than the equivalent PC but are known for their reliability. You can run Mac operating system software on PC’s (although it is not as good as running it on a Mac) but not the other way round. Macs are often favoured by designers and those within the creative industry as they often offer superior applications for this purpose. Macs are often seen...
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Attending networking events to find programmers


If you are a programmer looking for someone to work alongside you or a business owner looking for someone to create a website for you, then you may want to consider attending some networking events. Many regions of the UK now have networking events that are aimed at people in the web design and marketing business. These events often attract, programmers, designers, social media experts and marketing consultants. You may be able to attend these events even if you are not working within one of these industries but looking for someone that does. Networking events can be a great way to meet new people and find contacts that you may want to use or need to use in the future. You can often get a feel for a person by...
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