Things that can go wrong when you try to fix your own computer

If you’ve never attempted to fix your own car, television, or mobile phone, it doesn’t really make sense to get your DIY handyman career started with computer repairs. Considering how much money most people invest in buying a computer, it’s not something you want to mess around with. There are a billion tutorials available for […]

When should I upgrade my computer?

Knowing when to upgrade your computer is a bit of a guessing game for the average user. We generally keep banging away at them until the frustration of waiting half a century for the thing to boot up becomes too much. I usually decide that it’s time to upgrade when friends start saying things along […]

Difference Between Laptop and Desktop Computers

Congratulations! Today is your day, you’re off and away. Sorry to get all Dr. Seuss on you, but deciding to buy a new computer is exciting stuff. So you’ve made that decision- now for the tricky part. What sort of a computer? One of the first questions to ask of yourself is: Do I want […]

Why Cloud Storage For PC Owners

Cloud storage. It sounds a bit, well, nebulous. Cloud storage is nothing to be feared. It’s the way of the future, and only those with a wilful desire to waste time (that’s me, too, ordinarily) will avoid the many benefits of cloud storage. Say you’re slaving away at the office on a warm sunny Monday […]

How to get the best from your laptop battery

One of the most irritating things about owning a laptop is digging around for your charger at the most inconvenient times. It’s just another item you have to carry around when you’re on the go. I always travel light, between school books, gym clothes and my laptop, there’s very little space, so conserving is key. […]

Cloud Computing: What is it?

Cloud computing is touted as the next big thing in the world of technology, but what is it exactly? Cloud computing is when computing functions, such as data storage or operating tasks, are effectively ‘outsourced’ over the internet to another computer. It seems a bit strange to do this, but it has a wide range […]

A Password by any other name

Choosing passwords can be tricky business. You want something that’s easy to remember, but complicated enough that somebody couldn’t guess it. There’s a few tips and tricks you can use to help you keep your files and emails password protected. It’s prudent to choose a password that meets a few criteria that we’ll go through […]

Why does my computer need regular servicing?

We only tend to call a computer technician when things go wrong, so why should we get our computer serviced regularly even when nothing is wrong? We need to maintain our computer regularly for a number of reasons, but the main ones are: getting the most from technology, protecting our personal information and protecting your […]

Laptop or Desktop; That Is The Question

Laptops are now more popular than desktop PCs in Australian homes. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said yesterday that 61% of Australian households owned at least one laptop computer in 2011, up from 38% just three years ago. Desktop computers dropped from 60% of homes to 55% over that sameperiod.

Printer suddenly not working??

Was your printer working yesterday but today is suddenly not connected to your computer? THIS HAPPENS Even if you are sure nothing else has changed and you didn’t alter anything, it is possible for your printer to be working one day, and then not responding the next. Any number of things could make your printer […]