performance

Broadband – What Affects Your Speed?

By: Nick Cox

Broadband providers have been under scrutiny recently, as it has come to light that broadband speeds advertised by ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are not matching actual broadband speeds that customers receive.

It’s proving to be a frustrating time for many customers. Many have been promised speeds of up to 8 Meg, but they are finding themselves with connection speeds, that in some cases are only marginally better than dial-up. Continue reading

Overview Of Transferring VHS and 8mm Tapes To DVD

By Richard Morse

Many of us have boxes of tapes that were recorded onto either VHS or 8mm. If stored properly tapes will last a long time. However there are some considerations that make converting your home videos to DVD a worthwhile process. –It is easier to share a DVD with friends and family. They make a great gift.
–You can create chapters to jump to your favorite scenes.
–You can easily add background music or edit out boring scenes.
–Many times the you can increase the quality from the original source movie Continue reading

Proper Care For Your DVD

So, you’ve recorded your cousin’s wedding on your new digital camcorder, and burned it to DVDs to save for posterity. There are a number of things you can do to keep that DVD readable for a long span of time.
DVD-Rs and (even more so, DVD-RWs) have a limited shelf life. When loaded into a drive, especially after they’ve been written to, they get warm – which causes the very thin film of mylar that’s had a series of microscopic dots burnt into it to degrade and change color, which effects playback performance. Continue reading

How to take control of Windows 10 Updates
How to take control of Windows 10 Updates

One of the problems that Windows 10 users face is the update process. Updates are important but, as we have seen in the past, they can go terribly wrong. Experienced

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Windows 10 – the nightmare continues…
Windows 10 – the nightmare continues…

I’ve been doing this game for some time now. Cut my teeth on Windows 3.0, then progressed through all the versions, 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, XP, Vista (cough..), Windows 7,

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How to install MalwareBytes Premium
How to install MalwareBytes Premium

As readers of this blog will know, I recommend and use MalwareBytes Premium but I have found that beginners or those with little experience installing software on their computes may

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Ensure You Keep Everything From The Old PC
Ensure You Keep Everything From The Old PC

Moving from a computer that has been in use for sometimes a decade (in the case of many XP users!) to a new one can be a little stressful. My

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