I get asked by a lot of people how to use BitTorrent clients and sites. Many people get themselves into trouble when downloading from sites such as thepiratebay or kickass torrents because these sites are full of deceptive advertisements and dodgy torrents, if you aren’t sure exactly what you are doing it is very easy to fill your PC up with all kinds of viruses and spyware; something I see time and time again. With a bit of common sense and caution you can use these sites with confidence to obtain a lot of handy files though, which is what this article is all about, so without further delay, I present ‘Torrents For Dummys’. A guide for people who have never heard of and/or used this powerful technology before… Continue reading “Torrents For Dummys”
If you have ever accidentally deleted a really important file from your computer you will know that it can be extremely frustrating, especially if you don’t have any kind of recovery software already in place to undelete it. Even if you do, a lot of the software I have used in the past has been cumbersome and unreliable to use.
Have you ever come across a video on the internet that you wanted to keep? Perhaps you want to download it on to your mobile phone so you can show your friends later without having to stream it from the internet again.
YouTube and most video streaming websites like that do not allow you to download any of their videos, you have to have internet access and chew up your bandwidth every time you want to watch the same video, unless it is cached but let’s not get smart about it. This article will explain how to quickly and easily download YouTube videos and embedded movies from other websites too. Continue reading “Download Streaming Videos From Websites”
I went hunting for wallpapers for my computer the other day because I was getting sick of the one that I had. Along the way I found a great collection of 17 really bright and colourful wallpapers to spice up your desktop.
Windows Run commands are super handy to know, especially when dealing with computer users over the phone. Trying to talk them through an issue can be difficult enough without worrying about what version of Windows they are running or whether or not they have moved the shortcut to their control panel and all sorts. With the big list compilation below you can access most of Windows important features with simple ‘Start > Run > type in xxx’ instructions to users.
All you need to do is click on ‘Start’ and select ‘Run’, or hold the ‘Windows Key’ down and press ‘R’ and enter the commands listed below.
Enough small talk, I am sure you know what you are looking for so check out my top 100 handy Windows Run Commands. Continue reading “100 Super Handy Windows Run Commands”
What do you do to ensure that your computer is regularly maintained and tuned-up for peak performance? Find out what you should be doing as part of a regular computer maintenance plan.
What do you do to ensure that your computer is regularly maintained and tuned-up for peak performance?
I found this question on Yahoo! Answers, it rated as one of the most popular IT questions on the site so I thought I would answer it myself.
As I work in the IT industry I quite often work with other people’s computers both through work and through personal contacts and I have seen some messy ones! Nine times out of ten when someone brings their computer in for repair the only description they will give you of their problem is that “their computer is slow”.
Some times these are near-brand new computers that they have somehow managed to bog down with browser toolbars, background processes and a taskbar that is 40 feet long with all kinds of weird and wonderful items in a few months.
Following these tips you can keep your computer running nicely for a long time.
First of all I am only explaining what I do personally so if you have any suggestions please let me know in comments or send me an e-mail!