Upgrading Your RAM Could Be The Cure-All For Your Super Slow Computer

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Over and over again, I come across stories of people who have slow computers but have the room to upgrade their ram. Ram, also known as memory, explains a place where information is temporarily stored while programs are working on your computer. The more ram you have, the faster your machine is going to run in it's everyday operations, like opening programs, working in them and having multiple browser tabs open.

Initially, when your computer is running slow, you should run a battery of cleanup and anti-malware programs. First, CCleaner, which is free (Google "CCleaner"), allows you to clear any unnecessary cookies and temporary files from your machine that may be bogging it down.

Then, a program like "malwarebytes" is great to run to ensure there is not any malware, spyware or even viruses slowing the computer down. A defect more effective virus removal program (that's free) to use would be the "kaspersky virus removal tool," which you can also find by Googling those keywords.

But, when you've ran the arsenal of cleanup weapons and your machine is still performing like a horse in a race with a sprained ankle, upgrading your ram might be the next step. If you're running Windows Vista for example, and you have 2 gigabytes or under ram, even giving it another 1 gigabyte is going to make a big difference. If the machine can go up to 4 gigabytes, which would mean that you're upgrading it by 2 gigabytes (if it currently has 2 already), then that's your best option. Vista, in my opinion, takes too many resources to run and slows computers down.

I know what you may be thinking, the act of actually taking the machine apart and replacing the ram chips is hard. Here's the great part. It really is not! Most desktop computers have 4 screws on the outer edges of the back that once unscrewed, allow the side panels of the machine to slide back and off, giving you access to the guts of the computer.

For a pretty clear picture of the ram, with identifications in the image, check this picture out . That shows a pretty clear image of the ram chips inside a computer, labeled and easy to see. To change or upgrade ram, the only thing you're doing is sliding the new chips in place, and pushing them in until they click. There are two levers on each side of the outer portion of the slot in which you're inputting the ram, that will click once the ram is in place. Apply pressure to the top of the ram chip, once it's in place, until you hear that sealing click. Then, you're golden!

Thereafter, you'll have to change the settings in virtual memory to reflect the physical hardware changes you've made, which is a couple of clicks away, and can be found here . But, if you're unsure, seek professional help.

Overall, taking a machine even up to one more gigabyte of ram than it …

Computer Monitor Software – Is Your Husband Or Wife Cheating?

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Cheating now days is easier than ever. And 90% of modern day cheating involves…the internet.

Husbands, or wives, can easily be lured into temptations if their current relationship is having problems. But, as more spouses are finding out, even if the relationships seems healthy, even appears to be “very good”, cheating online can and does still occur.

From chat rooms to instant messaging to dating sites and forums, as well as many other online avenues, husband/wife cheating has many, many outlets, making it very easy and tempting.

So what can you do?

Well, computer monitoring software is often the best solution that most spouses use to find out the real answers. More times than not the husband or wife will deny-deny-deny. This is a natural response and the fear of being caught is so great that they will suppress the truth.

With computer monitoring software you are basically installing a stealth program that only you can see. They will be oblivious to the fact that all their hot and steamy instant messages or forum posts are being monitored and recorded for your later viewing.

It’s sad, but unfortunately that seems to be how things are now days. It takes computer monitoring software for the real truth to come out. It would be nice if the husband or wife would own up to their actions from the start, but that tends hardly ever to be the case.

In any event, every individual deserves to know the truth before carrying on further with a relationship that may be unhealthy and scarred with infidelity. Oftentimes one partner will wait too long and may find out the hard way years later that their partner was not the person they thought. It’s always best to find out the truth as early as possible.…

Does Technology Benefit Young Children’s Education?

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As parents, all of us have fought the battle with our kids as they are absorbed into a video game or movie on an iPad, tablet or smartphone. We’ve had a better chance of getting the attention of Tom Cruise walking the red carpet than our kids.

Today, it’s common for two-year-olds to be using iPads, elementary schoolers hooked up to video games, and we all suffer (or live with) the challenge of prying your middle-schooler away from the computer long enough to eat a decent meal…

Technology is everywhere and its draw on kids is obvious, but is technology helping our kids learn?

Technology is becoming more social, adaptive, and customized, and as a result, it can be a fantastic teaching tool. That stated, as parents, we need to establish boundaries.

Today, software is connecting kids to online learning communities, tracking kids’ progress through lessons and games, and customizing each students’ experience.

By the time your child is in elementary school, they will probably well-versed in technology.

Learning with Technology at School

Schools are investing more and more in technology. Whether your child’s class uses an interactive Smartboard, laptops, or another device, here are three ways to make sure that technology is used effectively.

Young children love playing with technology, from iPads to digital cameras. What do early childhood practitioners – and parents, too – need to think about before handing kids these gadgets?

Let’s start at the beginning: what is technology in early childhood?

Technology can be as simple as a camera, audio recorder, music player, TV, DVD player, or more recent technology like iPads, tablets, and smartphones used in child care centers, classrooms, or at home.

More than once, I’ve had teachers tell me, “I don’t do technology.” I ask them if they’ve ever taken a digital photo of their students, played a record, tape, or DVD, or give kids headphones to listen to a story.

Teachers have always used technology. The difference is that now teachers are using really powerful tools like iPads and iPhones in their personal and professional lives.

Technology is just a tool.

It shouldn’t be used in classrooms or child care centers because it’s cool, but because teachers can do activities that support the healthy development of children.

Teachers are using digital cameras – a less flashy technology than iPads – in really creative ways to engage children in learning. That may be all they need.

At the same time, teachers need to be able to integrate technology into the classroom or child care center as a social justice matter.

We can’t assume that all children have technology at home.

A lack of exposure could widen the digital divide – that is, the gap between those with and without access to digital technology – and limit some children’s school readiness and early success.

Just as all children need to learn how to handle a book in early literacy, they need to be taught how to use technology, including how to open it, …

Notebook Computer Penalties

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Notebook computers can be incredibly convenient for anyone who needs to travel or work in multiple locations. While external hard drives and flash drives can be used to carry around a hug amount of data, being able to work on the same machine, one that's been configured by you for your specific needs and style, is a major attraction. And with a notebook computer you can do a little work, or watch a video, surf the net, etc almost anywhere you go. You can not do that with an external hard drive.

Prices have dropped and performance has improved, but you are still going to have to make some compromises. Substantly more powerful and flexible desktop systems are also now available for prices that are quite a bit lower than any reasonably well configured notebook. You have to pay a premium for your notebook's portability. Notebooks are also less comfortable to use than a desktop system, though this can be corrected with an external keyboard and a mouse – but, you will not be carrying a full size keyboard around when you travel. Ergonomically, notebook computers are simply impossible without external devices. So you also incur a comfort penalty. And usually the notebooks keyboards are more compact and may not have all the keys you'd like. Finally, they are also typically configured differently than full size keyboards. This can affect your productivity to some extent.

A desktop system is typically pretty easy to upgrade – even to add additional devices to. It can also usually handle more memory than a notebook computer and run a more powerful processor. Notebook computers can be hard to upgrade and your options can be quite limited. They generally have just two memory slots and are limited to maximum of 1 to 2GB of RAM. Replacing the memory is probably the only upgrade that will not require a specialized service center.

And unlike desktop systems which are reliably easy to repair, notebook computers are not only difficult to repair and require specialized, highly trained technicians, they also require specialized parts. If they are even available. I've built 5 or 6 computer systems for myself from scratch as well as upgrading them, adding more devices, etc. It is not all that difficult. But mess with my laptop? Not a chance. I've upgraded the memory and that's it.

So, when a desktop system goes belly up, I'll replace the mother board (or whatever component failed) – or start from scratch and build a better system and recycle the devices that are still useable. However, if my notebook computer develops a problem, I've got serious and probably expensive trouble. Almost anything that goes wrong is going to involve specialized components of one kind or another. Remember that it takes some manufacturing ingenuity combined with miniaturization to cram a reasonably capable computer into a notebook case. So if you get yourself a notebook computer, make sure there's a service center nearby or be very clear on what you'll need …

Tools of the Trade For a Computer Repair Technician

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I was asked recently what the tools of the trade were for a computer repair technician. Here is what I think they are from my years of experience.

Lots of CD's / DVD's. You need to have all kinds of software in your toolkit. For instance, Windows XP, has more than one disk in fact there are tons of variations. Do you have Home or Professional? Are you using a retail version or an OEM version? What OEM version do you have, is it Dell or HP or Lenovo? Plus all the other tools you need like virus programs, disk utilities, memory checkers, etc. I carry a 64 pack of CD / DVD's, and still find myself sometimes wishing I had bought more stuff.

A Laptop with a mobile internet connection. Many times you're out in the field, and you need to look up a service manual, or get the drivers for one thing or another, and it really can be a huge help if you're able to get online no matter where you 're at. Also when it comes to that, you probably need a pretty big battery as well. I usually have two 12 cell batteries charged up and with me, so that even in an emergency I still have up to 12 hours of battery life that I can use my computer. Nothing worse than running out of batteries, when you're running a virus scan on a hard drive that you've pulled out a client's computer.

You're also going to need a good set of computer tools, that are equipped specifically with precision screwdrivers. You'll use these quite a bit while working with laptops. Plus of course the needlenose pliers come in handy more often than you think.

Also there are numerous miscellaneous tools you'll need like an external USB connector for hard drives that will allow you to attach IDE and SATA hard drives directly to the USB port of another computer. Multimeters that let you check the function of electronics in your computers. Anti-static wrist straps to protect you and your clients system while you're working on them.

Honestly it takes a period of time for each technican to get a feel for what they feel will be essential to their computer repair endeavors. Hopefully this will give you a legup in putting your very own toolkit together. …

Website Copy Writers – A Must Or a Myth

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Several years ago while managing a small airline I engaged the services of a website designer to get our business online with the purpose of raising the profile and generating more business. The designer asked for photos and made suggestions on what the site could do and how it would look. It all sounded fantastic and we were sold on it. He then asked us to provide the copy for the various pages we wanted. So taking our standard marketing material from brochures and magazine articles, the team in the office put together what we thought was some pretty slick web copy and sent it off to the web designer. A few weeks later the site was up and running, it looked great and we all felt good about it.

"That's it", we thought "we're online, we're happy". We started a PPC ad campaign still thinking we were on track. It was not until some time later that I learned about 'key words', 'key phrases' and word optimization while delving into uncharted waters of creating my own website. Once I kissed this most simple of theories, but certainly not the easiest to write, I was stunned at the level of ignorance I had operated under a few years ago. The thing that bothered me even more was how butly inept our web designer had been getting the basics right. Not once did he mention anything about the direct relationship between key words and the content on a page, let alone the value of marrying the two together.

I was reminded of this just the other day when a friend of mine introduced me to his web designer to show off his site currently under construction. The designer knew the computer engineering lingo and could do magical things with a site in terms of its appearance and ease of navigation, etc. Then as we were leaving he yelled out to my friend, "Do not forget to send me your copy John". "Here we go again", I thought. "Same movie, different actors". I asked the designer if he was going to re-write the copy himself for the purpose of optimization. What ensued was a mild argument which resulted in his credentials being shredded in the eyes of his client, my friend. The standard practices of marketing and advertorial copy writing are thrown out the window when writing copy for a website.

It takes a writer who is not only skilled in the creative aspects of copy writing, but who understands the fundamentals of writing website content to drive business to your site and achieves those all important high Google Quality Scores. Good quality web copy that is key word rich has to appear seamless but still have a creative edge to it. Aside from creative copy, the three intertwined key elements for writing web copy are the relationship between your Ad, your key words and key phrases, and the landing page a particular ad direct visitors to. Getting all of those ingredients …

LG KS360 – Wonderful Gadget!

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LG is really stepping forward to capture the mid range youth market by introducing reasonable priced handsets with stylish features incorporating touch screen displays and other media capabilities in abundance. LG has offered a full QWERTY keyboard in an affordable and small media centric mobile phone named LG KS360.

Some tempting features

  • A camera module of 2 mega pixels has been flanked in the unit with several color effects as mono, negative, sepia and off. The users can also set the quality of images; the different options are super fine, fine and normal.
  • The camera supports capturing pictures by using four resolutions as 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 960 and 1600 x 1200. The option of continuous shot is also there like 1, 3,6 and 9 shots.
  • For the amusement of users, a music player has been also been flanked in this mobile phone that supports almost all popular file formats. The users can also record the conversation; voice recording is also provided along with.
  • The internal memory supported by this gadget is of 14 mega bytes that can be expanded up to 2 Giga bytes by using external memory card.
  • Much advanced messaging techniques like SMS, MMS, EMS, Bluetooth message and e-mails. The facility of scheduled SMS is also offered along with group messaging.
  • Bluetooth technology has been also integrated in this elegant design for transferring music tracks and video clips between two or more Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • For ensuring quick data transfer among some compatible devices, the latest techniques offered are GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, WI-FI and USB support. The support of USB aids to connect the mobile phone with computer system or laptop.
  • Standard battery is embedded in this handset which ensures that customers will receive the services for longer time span.
  • The features set of this luxurious handset does not end here as it contains many more features which are alarm clock, calculator, calendar, stop watch and composer.

Top 5 Tips for Your First Gaming PC

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Building a gaming PC could and will be a great experience: from getting the actual parts to getting the fanciest case, everyone wants the best for his beast. These are some tips that will help the newbie to better understand the complex mindset behind the “Pc Master Race”. Let’s break them down in more detail.

Don’t Budget On The Power Supply

You probably already heard this way too many times, but it’s also way too important: budgeting on your power supply will not only be a bad decision, but it could literally destroy your whole system. Many are, in fact, the cases where full 4k ready machines almost exploded due to the fact that they used a D- class imported Chinese power supply. Pay attention to that!

Decide Your Gaming Goals Before Buying

Buying a gaming PC must be a planned and thoughtful decision. First of all, it’s important to clarify to yourself what your goals (and games you want to play) are: for example, it’s pointless to get an ultra-overclocked CPU if you are just planning on playing Minecraft offline. Every configuration should be prepared according to the results you want to achieve.

A Gaming PC For Gaming

When building a gaming PC, it’s important to understand the fact that, if you want to use it for other purposes, it will impact the actual machine’s memory, in particular, if you are planning to use it for graphic design/rendering and such.

Many app developers recently admitted that having a gaming-ready setup (referring, in particular, to the graphics computing power) is not required most of the times, so think about your goals (once again) when you buy its parts! This applies, most of the times, also to mobile app development related professionals.

AMD vs Intel

There you go, the big question. When it comes to processors, Intel and AMD are compared most of the times, since they are literally the only two brands everyone is using. In my personal point of view, AMD processors are a nice fit for entry-level based configurations, while Intel working best in higher specs ones. With AMD’s Ryzen series, this changed a bit, given the fact that these new units are incredibly fast and performing, but I still prefer Intel, overall.

Prices

Let’s break down some prices: currently, if you want to build an entry-level gaming machine you should expect to spend something around 400/500$, while still being able to play almost every game in high detail, these configurations are usually using old generation parts. The mid-level ones are currently fluctuating around 800$, with a potential 2K computing power. The best ones can go from 1200$ to more than 4000$, just think about them if you want to play everything in full 4K with a minimum of 80 FPS.

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Registry Fix Software

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Without you're a computer geek, you may not be able to easily associate computer issues with registry problems. It is usual and common to think that slow connection is due to internet issues and not with the registry of your computer. Most computer issues such as slow connectivity and system crashes can be routed to a corrupt windows registry.

There's no need to be alarmed, though, as technology has a way to get to even the most common person and equip him with tools necessary to fix issues. What you just need to do nowdays is to be able to secure for yourself good registry fix software that will resolve your issues with your computer.

As there are many registry fix software that are flooding the market today, it is crucial to find one that is compatible with your computer and will work best to resolve your issues. When you are able to find good registry software, you can be assured that your computer will be effectively scanned for any errors and fix them automatically. What this means is that you do not need to manually fix issues so you avoid running the risks of messing anything up with your computer that may cause more problem than one. Most of the best registry software have also the capability to undo the changes should something untoward happens.

To ensure that you get maximum results and benefits from the software, you must be able to choose one that is compatible with the version of your windows operating system. For instance, there are fixes that are appropriate for Windows XP but may not work optimally for Windows Vista. This is one thing that is critical but is overlooked. Before you avail of your software, be sure that it is compatible with the version of your operating system.

What makes a best registry fix software? Here are some features and characteristics that will tell you that you have the right software compatible with your windows version:

(1) you have to ensure that the software will be able to back up the registry before doing some repairs and changes. This is especially important when something illegally occurs in the course of fixing the registry of your computer. You will have the peace of mind knowing that you can revert to the original setting;

(2) the registry software program should be easy and simple to use that you can confidently run the software without the fear of messing up your computer in the process.

When you have got the best registry software, you can kiss all your computer issues goodbye! …

Computer Repair & Service

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If you are looking for a computer repair and service in Morristown, you must hire one that specializes in all types of services for businesses as well as homes. The services for business may include network cabling, network designing, installation and maintenance, virus and spyware removal, troubleshooting of Internet access, software and hardware upgrade, designing of websites, their development and maintenance, data backup and recovery etc. A professional provider typically offers free consultation on your IT needs and training.

There are professional computer repair Morristown who render all above services at affordable rates. They also provide services at residential premises that include repair of computers and printers, removal of viruses, worms and pop-ups, solving problems like computer start-up, Internet access; memory and hard drive upgrades and training on software applications.

On-site and Remote Service

Professional PC repair and service providers in Morristown employ technicians and engineers who have the expertise in resolving any type of issues relating to software, hardware and networking. The services are offered diligently and 7 days a week in some cases. The services can be on-site as well as online or remote. On-site service is essential when pre-inspection is necessary to identify exact problem in the system. A professional repair and service provider in Morristown will first depute their expert for assessing the problem and deciding corrective action. In certain cases service providers will be able to rectify your problem using support tool form their office.

Whichever repair Morristown organization you prefer, be it for IT consulting or fixing, and ensure that all the critical information has a good back up. Visit tonistechs.com …