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Sunday, September 18, 2011
To Tablet or Not to Tablet?
The Tablet PC cometh! In the last 24 months, we have seen a wave of major OEM manufacturers release tablet PCs along with the highly popular Apple iPad 2!These next-generation mobile devices have no doubt helped with our digital lifestyle but several questions should be considered from its arrival: Is it going to replace my notebook/desktop computer? Should I drop the cash just to stay up-to-date with technology? What can I do with a tablet pc?
“…The key is to determine how much of a tablet PC’s utility would be beneficial for your personal or business purposes.”
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
4 Technology Trends That Could Affect You
Technology not only continues to be a driving force in our everyday lives, but since we’ve become so dependent on it, we should be mindful of the trends that could directly impact how we live, attend classes and do business.
The following trends address the continuous evolution of digital technology and how you can adapt and benefit (by saving money!) from knowing what technology can help (or not help) you.
It’s safe to say that computers built in the last 5-6 years still have relatively enough horsepower to help people plow through everyday tasks like email, MS Word/Excel, Facebook and iTunes. However, one trend that could help consumers who are looking to buy a new rig is the advent of integrating the graphics card and the CPU into one single package. Intel already has this technology, called Sandy Bridge, in which the graphics card is inside their CPU. (Intel Core i3- i5-i7 processors)
Unfortunately, Intel’s flavor (HD 3000 series) leaves much to be desired. A cheaper alternative, AMD’s Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) has better built-in graphics (Radeon 6000 series). What this means for consumers is that if you’re looking to build a new system and your multimedia needs are moderate, opting for an Intel Sandy Bridge or AMD APU can save you from spending extra on a physical graphics card. It also provides a smaller computer chassis to save space.
The Future of Gaming
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Geeks.com Back To School Buying Guide
The days are getting shorter and the kids are getting restless - yes it’s that time year again, time to get to the shopping malls, fire up those Internet connections across the land and your back to school shopping done!
In this week’s Tech Tip, we’ll show you some practical techie things that’s will help your student get on the right “techie” footing when they hit the classroom!
While it’s always a good idea to check the syllabus for the school or class with their recommendations for the students’ needs, every student undoubtedly needs a good computer! The good news is that you can pick up a very cheap laptop for the price of what you would pay for a decent desktop just a few years ago. Really, for about $350 to $500 dollars you can find a decent machine that will last the whole school year.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
How To Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive
One of the most dreadful feelings that you can have is having a pc computer or laptop die that hadn’t been backed up recently; especially if you have valuable pictures, music, videos, documents or other files on it.
In this Tech Tip we’ll take a look at how to recover your valuable pictures from a dead computer.
Where to start Computers are complex machines and when they work right, they are fun to use – but when something goes drastically wrong, it can feel as if your world crashed down around you. If your hard drive is still in working order, there is a very good chance that you’ll be able to recover your pictures, music, videos and valuable documents (and other data) simply with another computer; a specialized cable, a screwdriver; and a little time. To start off, your best bet it to get a specialized USB cable that can plug directly into your hard drive that you’ll recover from the dead computer.
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