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Author: Dina Dadian
5 main reasons for “why computer keeps freezing”
Here are main reasons for “freezing computers”. 1. Start with checking you mouse! We all have those days when we are so busy thatRead More
Computer Keeps Hanging? Here are 10 common causes.
So, your computer is running slow or just keeps hanging there? There are several things to be aware of when looking for reasons asRead More
“My Computer Freezes and then there are Lines on Display, What should I do?”
I got this question from a reader in my queue this morning. So here is a quick response: Top 3 reasons for computer freezingRead More
Top 10 Computer Virus Symptoms – Checklist
Computer virus symptoms are a not cast in stone, but rather a moving target. Just like with the human viral conditions, they evolve throughRead More
Not all computer viruses are created equal, some are spies
We all hear about, and sometimes experience issues with computer viruses. Most of the time we think of the damage that they can doRead More
Spring Cleaning tips for your PC and Computer Network
Folks, here is a quick and very informal list of what you can do to spring-clean our PC and computer network. When doing anyRead More
Should I Reboot My Computer When it Freezes?
If you computer keeps freezing, is being unresponsive or is misbehaving in other ways, think back – when did you reboot it last? BeforeRead More
Fix for a Flash Player Crashing When Exiting a Browser Page
Let me start by saying, this is not the only solution, as there may be different causes for this problem. In this post, IRead More
Several Tips On How To Boost your Wi-Fi
One of the most beneficial things you can do to boost your Wi-Fi, of course, is consider upgrading your wireless standard to Wireless N,Read More
How to Manage Email Storage on the Server in Microsoft Outlook 2010 – just in 4 easy steps
If you use the webmail, or connect to your server via IMAP setting, you are not storing the email in your mail client –Read More
What is a “POP” server?
POP (Short for Post Office Protocol) is a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server. Most e-mail applications (sometimes called an e-mailRead More
What is an “SMTP” server?
SMTP: (pronounced as separate letters) short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. Most e-mail systems that sendRead More
How To Setup Email For Microsoft Outlook 2010
Here is how to set your email with Microsoft Outlook, using POP or IMAP as your incoming mail server methods. You can do thisRead More
What is “LAN”?
As Wikipedia defines it, a local area network (LAN) is a network that connects computers and devices in a limited geographical area such asRead More
3 Most Common Causes of Slow Internet Connection
There are many contributing factors to connectivity and computer performance when using the Internet: it is not just about the type of your internetRead More
How to spot fake comments in your blog – even when they look genuine
I got an email this morning from a client concerned about functionality of her website – or the RSS feed, to be more specific.Read More
Computer Touch-Screen Technology Flashback to 1983: HP-150 from Hewlett-Packard
Jumping a bit ahead on our History of Computers line of posts, I got so excited and just couldn’t wait to share this littleRead More
Here is why PDFs look so terrible in Firefox
The Problem: PDF documents have a poor quality when viewed in Firefox. This post comes from a conversation I had with the client whoRead More
Apple Macintosh made public debut 29 year ago today.
Today is another fun day in History of Computers: on January 22, 1998, Chiat/Day introduced The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularizeRead More
What is “SPAM”?
In a way, you are already familiar with spam – after all, you get some every day. Spam is a form of an electronicRead More
1822 – Babbage designs a mechanical computer
We continue our brief excursion in History of Computers. Next in line – Charles Babbage. Since 1812 Charles Babbage was seized by the ideaRead More
What is an “Email Client”?
An Email Client, Email Rader, or Mail User Agent (MUA), is an application – a computer program – used to send, receive and viewRead More
iPad mini – it’s official. Announced by Apple today, it is every inch an iPad.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple, now Apple Computers, has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30Read More
What is a “Firewall”?
A firewall is An electronic boundary (or physical piece of hardware) that prevents unauthorized users and/or packets of data or information (e.g., files andRead More
1820 – Arithmometer sees light as first mass-produced calculator
In 1820 The Arithmometer (or Arithmomètre) was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar. It was a mechanical calculator that inRead More
1801 – Jacquard invented an automatic loom controlled by punched cards
We are continuing our History of Computers category with the Jacquard mechanical loom (that could be attached to a power loom or a handRead More
What is a “DNS”?
DNS: Short for Domain Name System (or Service or Server), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. The Internet is reallyRead More
1660-1670 Newton and Leibniz, founders of modern Calculus
Infinitesimal calculus is the part of mathematics concerned with finding slope of curves, areas under curves, minima and maxima, and other geometric and analyticRead More
1642 – Pascaline takes a step closer to invention of computers
Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher, is mostly know as the name behind a “Pascal’s Law”. While researching pressure of liquids, he explained principleRead More
Jason vs Smiley Face – Annoying Outlook Autocorrect Transformation – Solved
This issue is now considered an oldie, but still applicable to some. Have you seen a letter J sneaking in the middle of textRead More
1623 – Invention of Calculating Clock… Sort of
Moving on with history of computing devices. In 1623, a Calculating Clock was first invented by Wilhelm Schickard. Wilhelm Schickard (22 April 1592 –Read More
1622 – New Development for Slide Rule
Moving forward from Napier Rods and Napier’s contribution to calculating sticks based on the gelosia, or lattice, multiplication method. In 1620 Edmund Gunter ofRead More
1614 – Invention of Napier’s Rods – Logarithms
Our excurse into History of Computer continues with 1614 , when John Napier invented a system of moveable rods (Napier’s Rods) based on logarithms. ThisRead More
1492 Leonardo da Vinci – a star of technological ingenuity – Happy Birthday!
What comes to your mind when you think of April 15th? How about a celebration of a great genius of all times Leonardo daRead More
150 BC – Antikythera Mechanism
This post continues our Computer Systems History series. The Antikythera mechanism is one of the world’s oldest known geared devices, and it is widelyRead More
725 AD – Mechanical Clock
This post continues our Computer Systems History series. Through most of the middle ages, technological advancement was almost at standstill. Before large mechanical clocksRead More
60 AD – Hydraulic Machine
This post continues our Computer Systems History series. Heron of Alexandria – a 1st century inventor, physicist and mathematician Heron (also know as HeroRead More
300 BC – Binary System
This post continues our Computer Systems History series. A binary system is actually an astronomical term referring to two objects in space (usually stars,Read More
400 BC – Formal Language Theory
This post continues our Computer Systems History series. Formal language theory is crucial to the computers history, because formal language can be taught, understoodRead More
2400 BC – Abacus
This post begins our Computer Systems History series. The abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool – the first known calculator,Read More
Interesting facts about Web and Technology
Emails and Spam Facts: 60 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enoughRead More
How to Manage AutoArchive in Outlook 2010
Items in your mailbox might be subject to your organization’s retention policies or messaging records management, and may be subject to FRCP regulations. YourRead More
How to Get Rid of URL details from Printed Browser Pages
You’ve searched the internet high and low and found a really great article, or a nice picture you need to print – but howRead More
How to Setup Mail For Eudora (Mac)
If your email client is Eudora, here is a quick guide on how to set up Eudora to send and receive email for MacRead More
How to Setup Email For Eudora (Windows)
If your email client is Eudora, here is a quick guide on how to set up Eudora to send and receive email for WindowsRead More