Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Taking care of your Computer

Tips for taking care of your Computer

Here are some simple steps to keep your laptop or PC in tip top shape. Some of these may sound like common sense, but accidents happen all too easily.

1. Allow plenty of airflow. If a computer gets too hot, it can fail to work properly.

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Too much heat makes for slower running time, and can burn out the computer. If you are using a laptop, it’s recommended that you get a fan mat. This helps to draw out the hot air, especially if you aren’t using the laptop on a flat surface. If you are using a regular desktop, make sure that you have plenty of space around the tower to allow it to ‘breath’ and let the cool air in and hot air out.

2. Keep liquids away from your computer.

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Common sense, right? Believe me, it’s too easy to accidentally spill your coffee/water/tea on a moments notice. If you can’t keep your liquids away, then at least use a cup with a lid.

 

3. Clean with compressed air.

duster compressed air

Never use regular cleaning products or liquids to clean your computer. Using a can of compressed air helps clean all the dust out- which can also help to insulate the heat inside.

4. Don’t eat around your computer.

Don't eat around your computer

 

Crumbs from the food can become lodged inside the keyboard keys, becoming an invitation for small bugs and bacteria. In addition, the crumbs can ruin the circuitry.

6. Don’t stack heavy items on top of the laptop.

stack heavy items on top of the laptop

These can damage the screen, and the inner components.

7. Never lift the laptop by the screen. Always hold it by the base.

Never lift the laptop by the screen

Trying to carry the laptop by the screen side, can damage not only the screen, but the components inside. This can make for a costly repair.

8. Don’t leave your laptop in your car.

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Not only is this an invitation for a thief, but cars can experience rapid changes in temperature, damaging the components inside.

 


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Best Laser Printers

Category : Blog

The Best Laser Printers
As inkjet printers have become more capable in recent years, the differences between them and lasers have narrowed. But laser printers still generally offer better text quality, the ability to print in greater volume, greater paper capacity, lower running costs, and higher speeds than inkjets. Relatively high prices and mediocre photo quality have traditionally relegated laser printers to office settings, but that picture is changing. Prices have come down—though, by and large, they remain more expensive than inkjets—and photo output has improved.

A monochrome laser printer can provide the speed, durability, and paper handling to deal with the high printing volume of a busy office. And inexpensive monochrome lasers with modest paper handling can serve as personal desktop printers in any size office. Many current color lasers print photos are fine for many business uses, such as client newsletters. In higher-quality lasers, overall output quality for text, graphics, and photos is typically good enough for brochures and other marketing materials, allowing many companies to take such printing in-house.

While the vast majority of new inkjets (except photo printers) are multifunction printers (MFPs), with lasers, there’s an abundance of both single-function printers and MFPs available. MFPs provide copying and scanning in addition to printing, and often fax capabilities as well. Most laser printers or MFPs include Ethernet connectivity, and some integrate Wi-Fi. There’s also Wi-Fi Direct or its equivalent, for establishing a direct peer-to-peer connection between computer and printer so you don’t need to connect to a network, and near-field communications (NFC) touch-to-print, which lets you print from a mobile device by simply tapping it on a specific spot on the printer.

MFP PRINTER

 

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Many lasers include a touch-screen interface, secure (password-protected) printing, a built-in hard drive, and/or the ability to perform a range of functions over a network. Most have an automatic duplexer for printing on both sides of a sheet of paper, and nearly all have both a flatbed for scanning and an automatic document feeder (ADF) for scanning, copying, or faxing multipage documents unattended. Many higher-end MFPs now offer ADFs for automatically scanning two-sided pages, either reversing ADFs (RADFs), which scan one side of the page, flip the page over, and scan the other side, or duplex scanners, which are ADFs that scan both sides of the page in a single pass, and are thus considerably faster.

LED printers—which use light-emitting diodes instead of lasers as a light source—share many of the characteristics of laser printers, and are considered laser-class devices. They are somewhat smaller than laser printers that share the same capabilities, so they’re particularly suitable for smaller offices where space may be at a premium.


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Technology, Efficiency and Design

Technology, efficiency and design

 

Our solid experience in front-to-back website development has been gained through many diverse disciplines, the need to provide individual solutions driving us forward to discover new methods and working practices.

Website Design

Website Design

We typically design the majority of websites we develop for our clients, working to produce fresh, modern, accessible and responsive websites that can be readily modified to facilitate future changes to your site for example an alteration in style due to a re-brand.

Responsive website

We believe that a great website is the result of combining many disciplines:

an organized project design so that we all know what to expect and when to expect it;

great visual design to compliment your brand, and more importantly to evoke a professional feel giving your site visitors the confidence to use your website, and your services and products;

strong, robust technical design built on a solid framework to ensure future changes and site development are straightforward and cost effective to implement;

good clear usability design so that site visitors can easily and quickly find the information they are looking for and realize that your site is relevant to their needs;

correct accessibility design to ensure your site meets with current guidelines and legal requirements.

We provide initial consultation and free estimates for all projects, and are always pleased to meet you and discuss your requirements and options in more detail.

Even if you already have an existing site, our web solutions can help. Perhaps your current site needs a makeover or falls short of the latest accessibility criteria, maybe you simply want to expand and offer increased functionality? You may need a mobile site or want to take your systems online with a web app.

Whatever your needs, be assured of our helpful, honest approach and great web site design.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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To gain good search engine ranking, your website must take into consideration many factors. Good position relies not just on key words and meta information, but on the site structure, navigation and content. Page works builds in search engine optimization from the design stage, to create a website that will be both user and search engine friendly.

 

It is worth remembering that the key purpose of a search engine is to provide the most relevant results to a search request submitted by a user. Therefore, a key part of site optimization is to ensure that your website actually contains such relevant and useful information.

 


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How to choose a best computer

What type of computer is best?
First, you need to identify what you are primarily going to be using this computer for and how it will fit into your lifestyle. Do you plan to exclusively use your computer at home or do you need to keep your device with you? Does it need to be high powered or will something more simple do? How much customization or upgrading would you want to do? At most basic, computing devices can be separated into two categories of desktop and portable. Here is a quick breakdown of six types of computer you can purchase today:

• Tablets:

tablets

Small, highly-portable touchscreen devices that use mini-programs called apps rather than traditional software packages. This makes them generally less powered for heavy computer use such as video editing, but great for watching videos, taking notes in small spaces, playing simple games and a wide variety of other functions.

• Netbooks:

Netbooks

Best for Internet browsing, netbooks are small, low-powered laptops with screens measuring around ten inches. Very light and portable, they are also cheap, but you give up the power to run demanding programs and the ability to play disks as the optical drive is generally left out to save space.

• Laptops or Notebooks:

Laptops

These computers are a portable all-in-one machine that comes in a wide variety of options for price, size, weight, style and specifications. Notebooks are generally where portability, power and price are best aligned.

• Ultrabook’s:

Ultrabooks

Meticulously designed to be slimmer and lighter than standard laptops, Ultrabook’s come with a similar range of options and abilities as typical laptops. The price is higher, though, for the smaller size.

• Desktops:

desktop computer

This computer system separates out the processor tower, monitor and other components into distinct units, making it the most customizable option. Generally, you get the most computer power for your dollar in a desktop, but it is conversely not easy to take with you.

• All-in-one desktops:

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These systems combine the processor, monitor and internal components into one compact unit. Aesthetically pleasing and free of tangles of cords under your desk, all-in-ones make the buying process simple by packaging everything you need together.