Whether you’re on your PC, laptop, mobile phone, or even TV; there are a variety of browsers at your fingertips which serve as your portal to the internet and all that it holds – even this article which you’re reading right now. Whilst the selection of browsers available on different platforms is wide, with multiple […]
Cloud backup has become much more viable over the last few years with the increase in internet speed and available bandwidth. The idea behind cloud backup solutions is that your data is uploaded over the internet to a server elsewhere in the world. Companies that offer this service usually offer it as part of a […]
We don’t think about them too much; but second only to the computer mouse (and arguably the touchscreen), the humble keyboard has been one of the primary means of interacting with electronic devices for entering and manipulating data & input. Even this article was created via the use of a keyboard – naturally.
But how do they work?
If there is one thing that I wish everyone could be taught, it is the importance of backing up data. With so much of our lives taking place in the virtual world, a loss of data can be catastrophic. Photos, business documents, that video of your dog riding on a skateboard, it can all be […]
As the name suggests, local backup means that the data is stored locally. This means making use of some form of external storage device, such as an external hard drive or NAS (Network-attached Storage). The positive of using a local backup is that you are in control of the data. You aren’t relying on another company holding it for you, and you don’t need to rely on being online all of the time. The most basic way to backup data is to plug in an external USB hard drive and manually copy the data across. This is a lot of work though, and it’s very easy to forget or just start telling yourself that you’ll “do it next week”. Many external drives these days come with automatic software preinstalled on them, which you can utilise to automate the backup process. They are often proprietary pieces of software which all work a little differently (and possibly not exactly the way you want), but they’ll do the job if needed. You can also use the software built into the computer’s operating system to do
Ever since the rise of internet capable consoles and the boom in popularity of subscription services such as Xbox Live, the way people consume entertainment in the living room is radically changing, sometimes even removing the TV entirely! Enter home streaming technology.
If you don’t know about it by now, then you aren’t reading enough geek news! Windows 10 will be upon us this July onwards. Most will be getting Windows 10 as a free upgrade! Well, that is if you currently have a computer running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. If your […]
So you’ve received your latest electricity bill and its huge and you are not happy. Understandable, electricity prices are going through the roof in Australia and people are wondering if their consumption has gone up or just the cost of power. Well there is a way to keep real time tabs on your power usage. […]
The cause of many debates (or downright arguments) between users, the big question still remains. Which is better? PC or Mac? In the end, it really comes down to what one prefers. They are different systems, but they are still built on the same building blocks and perform the same functions. So, lets look at […]
Think the good old PC is dead? Think again! There are a lot of journo’s and bloggers writing about how the ‘Desktop PC is dead’ and usually reference how iPads are taking over the world. Well, Gaming PC’s are still king and are driving most of the sales for desktop PC’s in the consumer world. […]
Don’t be mistaken, I am not talking about replacing the family PC with a delicious baked good, but the single board computer that shook the world in 2012. This question is often asked at both PC Medic stores in Melbourne with many customers thinking about opting for the $50 system due to its low price tag, […]