Category: Tech Trends

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Smart TV Sticks Can Interfere With Your TV Signal

Unknowingly I recently discovered that Wi-Fi devices such as smart TV sticks can interfere with your TV signal when running the diagnostics tool on my LG TV. I had just purchased an Amazon Fire TV stick for the main TV and a Google Chrome cast for a TV in another room to upgrade our 4-year-old…
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A different view on the iPhone 7’s Headphone Jack

A different view on the iPhone 7’s Headphone Jack… Okay so the iPhone 7 has been released and as rumours suggested, it doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack built in. Many people have taken to the Internet to complain about this but I don’t share the same views. I believe Apple is often an easy…
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E-commerce Server Hardware Design & Implementation

E-commerce Server Hardware Design & Implementation In order to host a website from scratch independently, an SME needs a wide range of hardware and software packages and they will all need to communicate with each other. This includes multiple web and database servers with licensed software such as Microsoft’s ISS and SQL database, a load…
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What are Computer Systems?

Introduction Just 60 years ago computers were mostly unheard of and unused with only a handful in existence, they were large cabinets of wires and circuit boards that would often span the length of an entire room. They could only process very simple calculations and used an extensive electrical supply. In today’s world, we live…
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Computer Hardware Explained

Computer Hardware Explained Input Input devices come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and functions but they all share the same purpose. The input data gathered from real life that humans either see, hear or touch and convert it into digital data which the computer understands. For example, a scanner inputs an object, usually…
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Software Explained

Software Operating Systems To function correctly computer systems need to run something called an operating system. The operating system is the base layer of software that manages and controls all the components and peripherals attached the computer system. It creates a standardised system architecture for applications to be installed within and decodes all input/output data…
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Comparing Different Systems

Micro Vs Mobile Although Micro Computers and Mobile Computer are very similar in the characteristic that they only ever serve one user they both have their positives and negatives which enable them to excel in different environments. For example, a video editing company would more than likely choose to supply its editors with high-end, high-performance…
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Computer System Design – Photography PC Example

Client Brief Explained The client is an event photographer who uses their camera to produce high-quality photos and videos that are later loaded onto a PC running Windows XP and edited using Microsoft Paint. Once edited the pictures are printed onto high-quality 600dpi colour proofs. The client currently uses an HP Pavilion with 2GB RAM…
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Testing A Computer System

Testing A Computer System Below are some basic examples of testing a computer system and it’s most commonly used functions such as running user accounts, using the internet, installing an office based software package, updating anti-virus software and, browsing the internet and installing peripherals. Turn On Test When a computer system successfully boots up into…
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Maintaining a Computer System

Schedule De-fragmentation of a Computer System Computer systems sometimes don’t save data in an efficient way on the hard disk and this can decrease the performance of the system due to this it is often wise to run a disk defrag on a regular basis. This can be done by following these simple steps below.…
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