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Maximize your notebook battery

One of the downsides of owing a notebook PC is battery life, despite the claims of the marketing people, it always seems that you have to recharge more often than you expect, and not only that, but the actual lifespan of a battery before it needs replacing isn’t always up to scratch, like all rechargeable batteries, the one in a notebook has a finite number of recharges before its performance degrades and eventually it will stop holding a charge, although some unlucky people find their battery goes that great landfill in the sky within a year, somehow, it always seems to be just when the warranty has expired, generally the battery in a notebook, without any intervention, with the same extra care, though you can increase the longevity of the battery and at the same times stretch the time between recharges, giving you more time to do your work. In …

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Get you computing on the go

Today we have access to the information, entertainment and opportunity that computer provide from the comfort of our home, new even that limit has been broken; the usefulness of computers means demand for them has spread beyond the front door, carrying the first portable computers almost guaranteed you a hernia but now computers are small and light enough to fit into a pocket, laptops and netbooks mean we can take our valuable to access it with us wherever we go. But that’s not the only sense in which computing is now portable, there’s a new range of applications that you can access over the internet, you may have heard this described as cloud computing but all it means is that the software required to open and edit documents, images, spreadsheets and more is installed on a web based server rather than your computer, instead of opening a program from your …

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Put your computer in sleep mode every day

Shutting down your PC at the end of the day is so twentieth century, what you probably should be doing is putting it into sleep mode; you’ll avoid that interminable wait for your system to boot up, without destroying the earth or your bank account by causing a dramatic up-surge in energy usage, shutdown take 16 second and boot- up takes 66, shutting down is pretty fast, but booting up is painfully slow, I’m referring to true boot-up time from when press the power button to when at a usable desktop, clicking away and getting response. Any start-up includes a couple things like anti-virus software loading at boot, in contrast, it take 18 seconds to put PC on sleep mode and a more 2 seconds to wake it, just 2 seconds to start a truly usable desktop waking from sleep mode, shutting down takes a couple of second longer, what …

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How private are your private files

We all have digital information we wish to keep private, from a word document filled with improvisational notes about surprise party to work files and folders that contain commercially sensitive facts and figures, but knowing how to keep such data secure and away from nosy-parkers is not always obvious. For starter, there are many different ways to make files and folders private, and some options available in Windows XP are not offer in Vista and vice versa, finding the right stating point can be tricky. Where to start Begin by deciding what it is your want to achieve, for some the privacy problem will relate to using a work computer to store private files, perhaps to work on updating a CV during your lunch break, things you rather your boss didn’t see, I’m not going to delve deeply into this area because ensuring privacy on a PC you don’t own …

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Mobile Web Browser Will Travel

There’s no question that today’s smart phones are godsend to high tech travellers, but what good is a web enabled phone if its browser is cumbersome of slow, with the right handset and browser software, you can surf all manner of desktop level site, without having to carry a laptop with you or find a nearby desktop PC. Great out of the gate, Skyfire with its first full release candidate (Skyfire 1.0) which displays flash, Silverlight and AJAX content that the Iphone trips over and leaves blank, this browser starts up quickly and the main screen leaves plenty of room for the pages display plenty of room for the page display and windows mobile fans struggling with IE mobile should head straight for Skyfire Labs, It also work on Symbian powered Nokia E-series and N series smart phones. BlackBerry can run java apps out of the box, while newer models …

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Switch phone call to Internet Calling

A phone line is indispensable, but its cost can sometimes seem intolerable, internet calling lets you use a phone or computer to place call to and from “real” phone number on the public switched telephone network (PSTN), internet calling plans can help you save money by capping call expense; they combine local, long distance and calling features, such as voice mail and caller ID that can cost extra on landlines. You should consider only those services that include unlimited incoming calls and no per-minute fees for outbound call, some packages include or allow to other country, such unlimited packages often have a time limit per month, tap cable and DSL bundle VoIP has a reputation for cracking sound quality and dropped calls, broadband operator have an advantage, they manage both your side and their side of the phone call, the gear they provide for your network talks directly to the …

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