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Defragmentation

One of the easiest ways to gain a little extra speed from your computer is to defragment the hard drive every now and again. As your computer uses files it has a habit of splitting them up in to different clusters of data on your hard drive which results in something called fragmentation - rather [...]

Smaller alternatives

There seems to be a tendency in the IT industry of applications increasing in both size and resource usage with every new version that’s released. In some instances such increases are unavoidable however often it seems to be a case of lazy programming as old versions are rehashed by having new bits ‘bolted on’ rather [...]

64 Bit Computing #2

Last week I started talking about 64-bit computing and the possible advantages that it could offer. For those of you that missed my last article, you’re probably best off downloading a copy at www.computerarticles.co.uk as otherwise this one article by itself may seem incomplete.

I focused specifically on the [...]

Bluetooth Technology

There are some technologies that even when working in the computing field as I do that you sometimes have limited contact with and one such technology which has up until this point eluded me is Bluetooth. Of course, like the majority of my readers I understand that it is a [...]

Remanufactured toner

It’s that time of the year for me to bang on once again about remanufacturing cartridges and how it will allow you to save both money and the environment. I have in the past introduced the concept of remanufacturing inkjet cartridges and how this reduces the amount of waste entering [...]

The death of the floppy disk?

For what seems like years now I’ve been touting the death of the floppy disk drive; when CD writable drives were released I was one of the first proclaiming that there would be no need for the ridiculous storage capacity of a 1.44Mg floppy disk. The same was true when [...]

Graphics Workshop Part 1: Digital Cameras

Recently the power of the home PC has reached such a level that it is possible to be used for advanced artistic applications, whether it is through the capture and manipulation of sound, video or pictures. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to look at several items of [...]