Friday, June 28, 2013

3 Common Reasons that A Computer Will Run Slowly

Computer Will Run Slowly

There is nothing more annoying that starting up your supposedly fast computer, and then slogging along to try and complete the tasks that you want to complete. Why does a computer slow down over time, especially in today's advanced world? Here are a few of the most common reasons.

A Severely Fragmented Disk

This is a background problem that many casual computer users are completely unaware of. The way that this occurs is innocent enough: through the normal use of your computer you will add programs and files and store them to your local drive. These different types of file are not always organized the right way, and the CPU has a hard time finding them when you call them back to the forefront.

Too Many Programs Running At Once

Bloatware is a term that many experienced computer users are aware of. When you buy a new computer, this is the software that the manufacturer installed for you, whether you wanted it or not. Having this stuff on your computer at all is bad enough; but the real kicker is what it does to your speed. Most of these programs are set to run during startup by default, and continue to run unless you close them. This eats up your RAM and can slow your computer to a crawl.

A Virus

This is the reason that most people know about. Often, computer viruses will work just like real viruses: self-replicating and using up resources until nothing useful remains. Getting hit by a virus is pretty much a death knell to your computer's speed unless you reformat.

Why is my Computer Running Slow?

In addition and to have more information about any reasons why our computer is slow, I have found this infographic from Driver Boost that I believe would be very useful to include this in the post to give everyone reading the Bloggers Tech blog a better understanding on how these things works.

These problems are common, and they are annoying. The good news is that they are not unbeatable. If you educate yourself and equip yourself with the proper tools, then keeping your computer running smoothly is a lot easier than you think.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How to Stay Safe From Cyber Attacks?

Cyber Attacks

Digital security is nothing to play about. This is especially true if you work online or use the internet for banking. Security on your computer and when on the internet is a top priority of most websites and software providers. However, a lot of the work is still on your hands. If you want to be safe from a cyber attack, then it is up to you to take the steps to guarantee you are really secure. You can't take any short cuts or leave any thing up to chance.

Remember, a password is safe until it leaves the confines of your mind. If you want to be certain that know one ever steals your password, then never share it. Sure, there are extreme cases where hackers can decrypt passwords, but these are very rare. Phishing attacks can also obtain your password, but we'll cover how to avoid these next. For the majority though, if you never write down your password or share it with anyone, then it will never be compromised.

How Safe Are You From Cyber Attacks?

So I found this infographic from where it shows us how safe we are from cyber attacks, and as a part here in Bloggers Tech blog, I would like to share this with everyone here to keep everyone else be aware of any possible cyber threats.
I mentioned earlier that you should beware of phishing attacks. These are attacks where the hacker makes a duplicate of a familiar log-in page, such as your email log-in page. You enter your credentials into this fake web page and the password is sent to the hacker. The easiest way to avoid these phishing scams is by verifying you are on the real web page. Look for the small "https" at the beginning of your URL. This means you are in a secure, encrypted, and real web page.

Cyber attacks are out there and they can happen to anyone. Taking a few steps to guarantee your security will greatly reduce your risk. As more and more  jobs are moving online, it's even more important today to protect your identity and your money than it was last year.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How To Get Started With Basic HTML

Basic HTML

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the bones of what goes into constructing a web page. While many websites today can be made from preset templates, it still behooves a website administrator to know basic HTML so they can edit templates or even make their own from scratch. If you're wondering how to get started doing basic HTML, don't fret: the following are some simple ways to learn how.

  1. Teach yourself using online tutorials. Many of the great website designers of today got started by teaching themselves how to do HTML off various tutorials. If you're a hands on type of person, then this is a good way for you to learn and it's free. Many of the old websites are still around today. The best thing is that the basics of HTML have changed very little over the years, so older tutorial websites are still fairly relevant.
  2. Take a course, either online or offline. Many technical colleges now offer courses in HTML, and there are credible online courses you can take for a small fee. These courses will give you lessons and then ask you to try the designs out for yourself. An added bonus is that you can ask your instructor questions and get answers right away, as opposed to posting on websites and hoping someone comes along to answer.
  3. Read books. If you're not a visual learner, then memorizing codes from a book may be for you. There are Dummies' style books out there that will teach you HTML through on-paper examples. The downside of this is that you can't see them in practice. It's recommended that you use books in tandem with fooling around with code on the internet.
  4. Get a mentor. Sometimes the best way to learn something is to get a mentor to guide you along the way. Find someone willing to show you the ropes of putting together a website and shadow them thoroughly. Not only will you get their invaluable expertise, but you'll also get the chance to work on a lot of your own coding along the way.
The basic HTML is not hard to learn. With some practice, a keen sense of observation, and a lot of patience, you too can soon be churning out your own websites with ease and professionalism. If you only want to work with templates, you can use your HTML knowledge to tweak the templates until they fit your site perfectly. Any person looking to work with websites should learn at least a little HTML to get them started.

Basic HTML Tutorial

I've promised since I started this blog that I'll try my best to share with everyone some tutorials and the Basic HTML is one of the things I want to share with everyone the Bloggers Tech blog. Hopefully, before this month of June will end or on the month of July, I'll be able to find some time to do a short tutorial of the first set of basics I want to share with everyone here. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Reasons Why YOU Should Choose Windows 7

Windows 7

If you have an old computer that needs an upgrade, you really cannot go wrong with Windows 7. This great new operating system offers all kinds of fabulous features that help you enjoy your computer more whether you use it for entertainment, school, socializing, to earn a living or all of the above.

Of course, most new personal computers these days already have Windows 7 or even Windows 8 as an operating system, but luckily you can choose to replace your operating system on your old computer with one of three excellent choices: Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium.

All of these are available in 64 bit versions, and that is really best if your computer can handle it. Be sure to find out if you are eligible for a discount if you are upgrading from another Microsoft product.

You can give this excellent operating system a trial run by visiting the Microsoft website and downloading the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. With Windows XP, you will have to perform a Custom Install. With Windows Vista, you have a number of options with this trial run. You can keep your documents and applications intact. You may also choose to reformat your hard drive by making specific choices with Custom Install. You will still be able to access your old documents, though, via a folder labeled Windows Old.

The media features of Windows 7 help you enjoy your media library anytime and anywhere. Use the Play To feature to stream your videos and music to a TV, another computer or a different device. You can also enjoy all your media in other locations thanks to Remote Media Streaming.

Finding and organizing your files is a snap with great new search options and drag and drop capabilities. The all new Task Bar makes it super fast and easy to pull up your favorite apps and move from one application to another.

You will also enjoy the convenience of new safety features and updates performed subtly in the background via the Action Center. You can easily keep track of your antivirus program and firewall. You will receive notification of updates via a System Tray icon that lets you know when your security features are being upgraded. This feature work overtime to keep you safe from unwanted pop ups, slow performance, viruses and malware.

When you choose Windows 7, you will not have to learn a whole new way of communicating with your computer. This new and improved operating system keeps the look and feel of Microsoft, but it offers so much more than previous operating systems such as XP or Vista.