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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Apple Vs. Samsung – which to buy


The debate as to which is better, Apple or Samsung, in terms of Smartphone product is a long-running one which will possibly never be settled definitively. For that reason, it’s a topic we like to revisit from time-to-time, particularly as products develop. So which is, currently, better? Apple certainly holds more brand cachet; there’s no doubt that there is a tactility and quality aesthetic to the product, and something inherently desirable about them. However, increasingly they’re being outpaced by their competitors. Apple does suffer from some rather dubious commercial practices, and this certainly puts me off – they’re very quick to cease support for older operating systems, meaning that devices have built-in obsolescence and you’ll need to buy new ones more frequently. Plus their insistence on sticking to their own...
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The importance of computer updates


Computers are used by many of us on a daily basis, often for pleasure but also for work. They are such a big part of our daily lives that many people will little or no computer skills may struggle to do many tasks such as checking bank balance or viewing online statements for bills/making card payments. It is important that if you are using a computer, especially if you are using it to access sensitive data, that it is secure. You need to ensure that all the updates that are available have been completed and that you have a good anti-virus program running. Updates are vital to a computer to ensure that it is running the most up to date and often secure version of the software. You may be...
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Choosing the right computer to suit your needs


When you are looking for a new computer the options of what you could get are rather varied. To narrow down your search you’ll need to consider what you’ll be using the computer for and where you are likely to use it. If you are going to be using the computer in a fixed location such as an office then you may want to consider a desktop computer. With a desktop, you tend to get more for your money as they are not as practical as a laptop. A desktop can be easier to upgrade and can have more built-in memory and storage. If you think that you are likely to want to use your device in a number of locations then you’d need to consider either a laptop or...
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Setting up and managing email accounts


Setting up a client’s emails can be a bit of a nightmare. If a client has their own domain name then they usually will want an email address such as info@ or name@. This usually doesn’t take too long to set up on the hosting account but when it comes to setting them up on devices, it where it often starts to get complicated. You will need to know the email address, password and also the incoming and outgoing server settings for the hosting account. Not only that, but you may also need to know ports numbers. Often when setting up email you are asked if the server requires outgoing authentication and also if it should use SSL. You will need to obtain these settings from your hosting provider and...
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