Thursday, 29 September 2011

Very Common Computer Fixes

 Most common issues with computers and laptop are easily fixeable, by simply following some basic steps. we would be looking at issues from virus to Blue screen of death.

IN the next few post we would be tackling different issues as detailed as possible.


If you cant solve a computer related issue, fell free and send us a detailed description as possible and we would try and give a desireable answer.


Here we go !

Friday, 23 September 2011

Windows 8 new operating system


Sample picture from windows 8, fully working. I am going to have browse and work through over the weekend.
My experience so far has been good. Remarkably responsive.
Will keep you posted.

Funny day


Being st work all day's differently been very quiet and dull.around 3 ish, decided to close for the week, doors shut and then viola a rush.customers just started gliding in, and closing was now not possible.
Just closing now for home and now. Dare I say too much job for a 4 hour time frame. My office was like a market lol.
Funny how true is the saying "if you don't give up, breakthrough is around the corner".
Sorry got to go and get on with some work.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Chromium OS..... What do you think?

We have decided to take the chrome os to an optimal level of testing. Lets see what the fuss is about cloud based os.
Bring you experiences on board.

Stream movies to your tv for cheap Part 2

In Continuation to the Earlier post, below are very detailed informations about what to use for connecting both TV?PC
Where you connect your device (VCR players, DVD players, high-definition signal equipment such asTelevision, HDTV tuners, Media Center PCs, or PCs) to your TV depends on the equipment type and the cables you are using. Use the following chart as a guide for connecting your equipment and cable to your TV. Several connection types have been listed, but the connections on the back of your TV may differ depending on model type.
Cable typeConnector(s) and notes

HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. An HDMI connection is used to transfer high definition digital video and high definition audio signals. Ideal for HDTV, HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video and audio in a smaller cable size than DVI.

To use an HDMI connection, simply attach the HDMI cable to the first possible HDMI connectors on the TV and source device.

Figure 1: HDMI connectors


DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface. A DVI connection is used to transfer high definition digital video signals without audio. A separate audio connection must be used .

DVI cables have been used primarily in monitors but can also be found in HDTV receivers, DVD players, computers, or other video equipment that demand better signal quality over standard.

Over time, various types of DVI connectors and cables have been created. If you do not know the differences between DVI types, setting up your video and audio equipment can be difficult and frustrating. At this time, DVI typically comes in five different types: DVI-A, DVI-D single link, DVI-D dual link, DVI-I single link, and DVI-I dual link. If you plan on using DVI, it is important to know the following types and their differences before purchasing equipment:

  • DVI-A is designed only for analog video signals. You should not attempt to use a DVI-A cable with a digital TV.
    Figure 2: DVI-A
  • DVI-D single link is designed for digital video signals and can support high-definition display resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,080.
    Figure 3: DVI-D single link
  • DVI-D dual link is designed for digital video signals and can support high-definition display resolutions up to 2,048 x 1,536.
    Figure 4: DVI-D dual link
  • DVI-I single link is designed for digital and analog video signals and can support high-definition display resolutions up to about 1,920 x 1,080 @ 60Hz.
    Figure 5: DVI-I single link
  • DVI-I dual channel is designed for digital video signals and can support high-definition display resolutions up to 2,048 x 1,536 @ 60Hz.
    Figure 6: DVI-I dual link

  • Figure 7: DVI-D

    NOTE:DVI supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

    Component video is an analog connection that is capable of supporting a high-definition video signals (video resolutions greater than 480i).

    Component video comes with three separate cable strands for video; red, blue, and green/turquoise. Some cables may also have two more red and white strands for audio.

    Used by HDTV receivers, DVD players, and other devices equipped with a YPbPr component connections.

    To use, connect each colored cable end into the corresponding connector of the same color.

    Red into the red Pr-connector (YPbPr1 or Cr1/Pr1) Video In. Green into the green Y-connector (YPbPr1 or Y1) Video In. Blue into the blue Pb-connector (YPbPr1 or Cb1/Pb1) Video In.

    Figure 8: Component connection

    Component video uses separate RCA audio connections to transfer standard analog stereo signals.

    Figure 9: Component with audio connectors

    Connect the red and white cables into the red and white audio connections. Red represent the right channel or right speaker), and white represents the left channel/speaker (L).

    Figure 10: Audio

    S-video is a better choice over standard composite video cables for delivering a better standard TV picture, but cannot deliver high definition video.

    An S-video cable has a round connector with four pins. Used to connect a DVD player, VCR, cable or satellite tuner/decoder, or a game console equipped with a S-video connector.

    To use, connect into the video inputs on the TV and source device: S-video or AV1/SV1. Separate audio cables must be used.


    Composite (not to be confused with component) is the most common and probably the most compatible connection type. Composite offers the least in video quality and performance when compared against the other video connection types on this page.

    Composite video connections are typically used to transfer standard analog video signals. They are not used for HDTV or digital video purposes.

    To use a composite connection, connect the video cable (yellow) into the video connection on the TV and the source device (usually labeled as Video, AV, or AV1).

    Figure 11: Video

    Composite video uses separate RCA audio connections to transfer standard analog stereo signals.

    Connect the red and white cables into the red and white audio connections next to the video cable. Red represent the right channel or right speaker), and white represents the left channel/speaker (L).

    Figure 12: Audio
    Digital optical audio

    Digital optical audio can support S/Pdif and carries a digital audio as an optical signal. This cable type is capable of delivering much higher quality signals while supporting more speakers (5.1).

    Used by DTVs, home theater systems, digital entertainment centers, PCs and some game consoles.

    To use, connect a digital optical cable into the connectors on the TV and source device. If both the TV and connected device (receiver) is capable of using Dolby Digital audio, select Dolby Digital audio from the menus of each device, otherwise, select PCM audio or Digital Audio.


    VGA stands for Video Graphics Array and is primarily used by PCs to deliver VGA compatible analog display resolutions. A VGA connector has three rows of five pins.

    To use, connect into the VGA video connector on the back of the computer or other VGA device. A separate audio cable must be used. Once connected, set the computer or source device to a display resolution that is compatible for both the TV and the PC.

    RCA stereo audio

    Most televisions, video camcorders, VCRs, and videodisc players have RCA connectors for stereo audio.

    To use, connect the red and white cables into the right and left RCA audio connector on the TV (AV section)and source devices. Red represent the right channel or right speaker), and white represents the left channel/speaker (L).

    Figure 13: RCA Audio
    Coaxial or RF

    RF or coaxial cable is used mainly for antennas but is also supported by most cable and satellite set top boxes and VCRs. May be used with set-top boxes if no other choice is available. Cable screws onto RF connector.

    To connect, insert the end of the cable over the connector hand tighten the retaining nut to secure. A separate audio cable must be used.


    i.LINK is a type of interface connection that uses a serial transfer system to transfer multimedia, such as digital images and sound, between devices with i.LINK terminals.

    For certain models, only D-VHS decks, AV HDD recorders, and Blu-ray Disc recorders can be connected to the TVs with i.LINK. Device recognition, control, recording, and playback operations may not be possible on some devices. Devices such as DVD recorders, digital video cameras, PCs, or PC peripheral devices may not meet the specifications for the TV and if so, cannot work with i.LINK.

    Figure 14: i-Link connector

    The PictBridge connector allows photos to be printed using a compatible PictBridge-equipped USB printer.

    To print photos, first view your photographs (from a camera card in the memory card reader as an example). Then, connect the printer to the television using the USB cable from the printer. Once connected, the TV and printer recognize each other and the TV displays on-screen instructions. Follow the on-screen instructions to print your photos.

    Figure 15: PictBridge connector on TV

    Stream movies to your tv for cheap

    Most of us has laptop and desktop pc, and love to watch movies.
    if you do? Then try the following.its affordable, cheap and easy diy.
    First check your connectivity one your pc/laptop and your television. Most common and universal connectors are HDMI CABLES, VGA, S-VIDEO leads,

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    Need a New PC...Please Read This. BUILD A NEW PC

    Yeah there are advantages to buying a new already built PC, but also there are loads of benefits building it yourself.

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU IS, GO TO ANY TOP RETAILER (pc world, currys, dixon etc) get a specification of a pc you like and try and build to that exact major difference is the massive price slash. EXACT SPECS, MAYBE EVEN BETTER DESIGN AND WAY CHAEPER.

    Benefits of building a new PC

    The most distinguishing advantage to building a computer from scratch is the selection of parts. Most computer systems come pre-built with the specifications and components already selected for you. This often can lead the user to have to sacrifice certain features that they may not want to give up. By building a computer from components, the user is able to choose the parts that best match the computer system they desire. Some vendors do allow you to customize a computer system, but you are still limited to their selection of parts.
    Another thing that users may not be aware of with pre-built systems is that two of the exact same model computer can actually have very different parts. The reason for this has to do with suppliers, parts available at the time the system was built and just pure luck. For example, Dell might switch between multiple suppliers of memory because one is less expensive then the other. Buying all the parts on your own guarantees what parts you will get in your PC. 
    Customization and Custom "Balancing": You build exactly the machine you want; no more, no less. This is an advantage you can only get by designing and building your own machine from parts you select--you cannot get this by buying a machine (unless you're extraordinarily lucky!) Part of this flexibility is being able to balance the system precisely as you desire. If you need a very powerful video card but not a lot of memory, you can get it. If you need 200 GB of hard disk space but only a so-so processor, you can get that too. In contrast, it's much more difficult to get pre-built PCs that are very "high-end" in one area but "middle-of-the-road" in others. 
    Quality: Most home-built PCs use higher-quality components than those used by companies selling pre-made PCs. The most common reason for this is that homebuilders care more about the longevity and quality of their systems than big companies do; that's just common sense. (Although high quality does require that you pay attention when shopping for components, and be willing to shell out a few extra bucks!) 
    Upgradability and Expandability: Building your own PC makes it relatively easy to upgrade or expand. Since you know what is in the box, you know most of what you need to upgrade it. In addition, if you plan ahead for upgradeability you can buy components that will facilitate this. Finally, home-built PCs use industry-standard components, avoiding the pitfalls of proprietary designs.
    Easier "Non-Standard" Operating System Use: Most regular PCs are designed under the assumption that they will run the latest Microsoft consumer operating system. They are usually only tested on that operating system. If you plan to go with Linux, or BeOS, or something else "out of the ordinary", being able to pick your own components can be very helpful. For example, most retail PCs are equipped with Winmodems, which won't work in a Linux environment. (Also, most technical support people at big computer companies have no clue about anything other than consumer-grade Windows installs.)

    Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    Google Chrome..what's the Review

    It's also a great machine to give to technophobes -- Chrome OS is simply and easy to understand, and those users are less likely to need the grunt of desktop programs. Don't forget the security benefits either -- the way Chrome OS is happy to install its own updates quietly in the background, and the near-absence of any extra software to compromise, means that there's no mucking around with antivirus programs.
    Systems settings are accessed through Chrome's wrench icon. In addition to the normal Chrome settings, you get the option to adjust touchpad, date/time and language settings, enable accessibility, manage users and switch between different Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
    Chrome OS automatically downloads updates in the background, which are then pushed to your device as you reboot. On Windows or a Mac, this would be a pain. I'd have to save my work, close all my programs, wait for the updates to be installed, reboot, log back in and then start everything up again.

    Google Chrome has taken this idea of cloud storage and added easy access to them from the browser to make it better. Delicious as we know it is closing down.
    Founders of Youtube has taken over the website and is building something cool behind the scenes. But is it going to remain as a web based bookmarks site? no one is quite sure about it. But if you are a Google Chrome user, there is one option that you want to think of. Importing your bookmarks from your delicious account to make it a part of your Google Chrome bookmarks.

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