Archive | December 2012

Two in One PC Software

Have you been struggling in keeping your pc to its top performance, but in the end you still end up with a lot of computer problems? Common computer problems occur in every computer unit as time passes by. Eventually your computer will wear out. When this happens, you will experience virus threats and system errors causing your computer to run slow. However, these problems are only some of the minor and common problems every user will experience eventually. It’s a good thing, though, that there is a solution, and it only takes one solution to handle all these problems and its causes.

Usually, computer problems start with a virus. Computer viruses are programs that can be recognized and run by your computer. These are generally codes and if your computer runs them, they are more likely to reproduce. Just like human viruses, these types of viruses may be innocuous, bothersome or deadly for your computer and in your productivity. But most of the time, viruses occupy precious computer memory space; just cycling through the program, no matter how ineffective it may be. Viruses can be transmitted through a lot of ways and one of them is through the internet. An executable program file that you have downloaded from the internet can carry a virus, so be careful with randomly downloading gaming programs and the like. In order to protect your pc from these types of infections, you will need to install a good and reliable antivirus software. These softwares are specifically designed to to prevent, detect and remove harmful programs, such as viruses, from your pc system. There are a lot of harmful programs that every user has to be aware of, and not just viruses; we have adware, keyloggers, spyware, Trojan horses, and worms which are generally called malware. Usually, malware, like viruses, are detected with the best antivirus programs that are properly designed and used.


Computer Maintenance

Is your computer running a bit too slow? Is it hindering your productivity in school or even at work? Indeed a slow running pc will slow down your performance as well, but it only takes a few quick and easy steps to bring back your computer’s old fast and reliable speed again. Your computer is only as good as how you use and maintain it. If you use it often but do only a few maintenance checks, then you’ll be lucky enough for it to survive up to 1 year no matter how fast and efficient it was when you first bought it. However, if you use it as much but also take the time to do maintenance checks and repairs, then even a regular working pc can live up to at least 5 years.

Conducting computer maintenance is as important as getting the best computer available in the market. Why bother getting the most expensive and fastest-running pc when you don’t even bother to maintain its components and make sure everything runs smoothly at a regular basis? You can also get one that is only sufficient to your needs, or even more, just as long as you know how to optimize your pc. After a few years, both types of pc will slow down eventually, but doing routine maintenance checks can make pc faster again.

Like cleaning a car you will need tools that are specifically designed to do the task of cleaning – like a sponge and a bucket of water. Without these tools, you won’t be able to get the results you are looking for. In maintaining your pc, you will need tools or pc cleaners to internally clean your computer system. These softwares are commonly called utility softwares. There are a lot of different utility softwares to choose from and depending on their design will help you maintain your pc over a long time of constant usage.

Faster Computer Performance

cheap pc upgradesThere are so many ways to speed up your personal computer’s performance. Some ways are actually efficient enough that you would not have to buy any thing to improve your personal computer. These cheap pc speed tips are the most common ones that most computer users would rather do to their personal computers. There is no need to disrupt your computer’s wirings, open up your computer’s CPU or not even pull every connection you have connected to your personal computers. There are, as I have said, so many ways to do it easily and effectively cost-efficient.

One way is to have your files regularly checked or cleaned. You have to throw away those unnecessary files and folders that add up to your computer’s memory that may eventually slow down your personal computer’s performance. Another way to speed up my pc free is to update my drivers. Updated drivers can really help personal computers to have a faster performance due to the updated systems. There are a lot of cheap pc upgrades sold in the market today which may help the computer users with their speed problems.

Resolutions may also affect your computer’s performance. Some computers are very sensitive when it comes to resolutions. Resolutions are to be set low in order for the computers to cope up with its performance. This way, your computer may have reduced chances of hanging and forced stopping. These are just very few speed-up tips but are the most effective and most cost-friendly. These cost-effective computer speed tips are what most computer experts recommend. These computer users have so many experiences to computer problems that they had to have alternative solutions to such problems. There are still so many ways to have your computer have faster pick-ups and better performances.

Getting to know your Hardware

If you own a personal desktop computer, then you probably have gotten acquainted with the different parts of a pc. The computer is a complicated machine. It is composed of various different parts with different kinds of tasks specified to each one. If one of these parts are missing, then you would probably not have a working computer. These different parts, either big or small, have individual tasks assigned to them and when all of these are connected together, you have a working computer system. The physical parts, the ones that you can see and touch, are called the hardware. If you know how to build a pc, then you would know that the hardware is more than just the monitor, the cpu, keyboard and mouse. Although, these are the most commonly known computer hardware that makes up every pc, everything within these parts too are called hardware.

If you take a look inside your cpu, you can see different electronic components. The motherboard, graphics card, audio card, hard drive and cpu fan are also considered hardware. Again, every computer component that you can see and touch are called hardware, in contrary to software devices which are the electronic instructions, or programs, that tell your hardware what to do. Aside from a good hardware, you would also need to install a software that goes  along with it in order for the hardware components to work together simultaneously and in harmony.

Good hardware varies in prices in the computer market today. You can get cheap computer hardware with great quality only if you know your hardware well. You don’t have to be an expert to know what a good hardware is and what can be compatible with your other components to make cheap fast pcs. All you have to do is be keen on the brand, model and specifications of your computer and hardware and you will sure to get the most of your computer performance.

Internet Security

It has been a while now since we have been using internet. we have witnessed the use of internet and how it went through its development since the time it started. To have internet is somehow the start of such a big change in the popular era of gadgets. As we all know, internet is still at a stage of development as of this moment. Because of the wide use of internet and its increasing population of internet users, it should have such security system in order to protect both the users and the developers. Nowadays, the internet could be used up by all people who have access to it and could be used in all actions possible through the internet. By actions, I mean that it may be of good intentions but it could also be of bad ones, too.

There are so many internet users to the extent that there should be internet security. This way, internet users could be protected as they use the internet. They could prevent malicious activities done by the other abusive internet users worldwide. As of now, people are too busy using the internet without knowing what they could already damage the internet routing system or infrastructure in the future, but there are also others who intently to it as to stop other innocent users from using the internet.

In securing the internet routing infrastructure, there could be what we call pc protection. Your personal computers could be protected from all sorts of malicious actions done in the internet. it is very important in securing your internet connections and infrastructures in order to have protection for all internet users and to have a safe exploration and internet surfing. Plus, this could actually speed up my pc. A fast internet access could actually speed up the personal computer’s performance.

What is Steam?

Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is the leading platform for the delivery and management of pc and mac games with over 50 million accounts around the world and over 2,000 titles of games alone are being offered. This software is used to distribute games and related media online that range from small independent developers to large software houses up until in October 2012 where valve has announced to expand their services to include non-gaming software as well. The software provides a freely available application programming interface called steam works that developers can take advantage of to integrate many of steam’s functions within their software products. This includes copy protection, networking and match making, in-game achievements and micro-transactions, and support for user-created content through steam workshop. The software was developed for Microsoft windows-running computers that eventually expanded their markets to the mac os x version.

Just around November of 2012, valve software announced through gabe newell, co-founder and managing director of the company, that a new version of steam for linux-based computers has been released in the market. Although, as of that date, the beta version is still the only version available and is open only to the broad masses of beta testers. It has been said that after the opening of the beta, linux users will be able to play very popular game titles like team fortress 2, serious sam 3, and killing floor among others. The linux based steam is capable of big picture mode designed for use with a tv and controller which is still in beta. Within its first week,, valve received over 60,000 responses to its request for participants in the steam for linux beta.