Q&A: Why is the Internet not working on my laptop?

Question from Olusola A.:  Simmyideas, I have this problem and its really frustrating, I have a Sony VAIO EL2 that is running Windows 7. It is connected to the Internet with a LAN cable plugged into my router (it is Swift 4G Broadband with WiMAX Modem and not wireless, but it works great).

When I connect to the internet it usually says I have internet connection but Google Chrome says “The web page cannot be loaded” and after a few minutes my internet connection goes down and says I have no internet access.

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I know the router and modem are working fine because my desktop PC can load web pages with no problem at all.

The laptop was working fine last night, but when I woke it up from sleep mode this morning I could not load any websites or check my email even though the little indicator in the lower-right corner of the screen says I have an active connection to the Internet.

What do I need to do to get my Internet connection working again? Rebooting the PC did not help. I really need to get on the internet, my blog is lagging updates, as you know, time is money. Thanks in advance.

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Simmy’s answer:  Olusola, let’s try releasing and then renewing the IP address on your laptop. Here’s how:

1 – Click the Start

2 – Type cmd into the search box to open a command prompt window.

3 – Type (or copy and paste) ipconfig /release after the command prompt and press the Enter key.

4 – Type ipconfig /renew after the command prompt and press the Enter key.

5 – Type exit and press the Enter key.

Ok Olusola, now check to see if your Internet connection is working the way it should. If not, let me know and we’ll go from there.

Update from Olusola:  Thanks Simmy! It started working immediately after I finished step 5. I really appreciate your help.

Q&A; How-To: Best Way To Clean Your Computer Screen

Question from Taiwo O:  I have been cleaning the  Computer screens and my Infinix Smartphone with a thick towel covered with a drop of kerosene, but someone told me I should not do that because the glass cleaner could damage the screen.

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My question goes thus: Whats the best way to clean them?

Simmyideas’s answer:  The person who told you that was right Taiwo. Many glass cleaner solutions can cause discoloring and other forms of damage to the screens in modern flat panel displays and mobile devices.

  • Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives. (This means don’t reach for the Windex under the kitchen sink, as tempting as it may be.)
  • Don’t use anything other than warm water.
  • Don’t use any liquid at all.
  • Don’t spray a liquid directly on the screen.
  • Don’t use a hard cloth.
  • Don’t use your fingernail or a sharp object to remove stubborn stain

In general, it is not a good idea to spray any kind of liquid onto a rag and use it to clean computer equipment since excess liquid can seep into cracks and ruin the electronic components inside the case. The solution that’s on most wipes that are designed for cleaning electronic items won’t run, and the best wipes are also both static free and ammonia free.

As a general rule, it is best to use wipes that are pre-moistened with a solution that was designed specifically for flat panel display screens in order to keep them clean and prevent the devices from being damaged.

  • Use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth, preferably the micro-fiber cleaning cloth that may have come with your TV or monitor.
  • Use a solution of mild soap and water, if needed.

How-To clean Your Computer Screen

Taking all of the above advice into consideration and speaking from my own experience, the following is my recommendation:

First, attempt to clean your screen with a dry, lint-free cloth. If you can’t find the cleaning cloth that came with your screen in question, then it’s likely you have one laying around from a laptop, infinix, Tecno Smartphone, or Samsung purchase.

If a dry cloth does not remove the smudges and stains on your screen, then get yourself two cloths and a solution of diluted dish soap and warm water. (I use Dawn dish soap, and just a drop.)

After removing any dust from your screen with a dry cloth, dip the other cloth in your dish soap solution, wring it out, and gently wipe your display. Next, rinse out your soapy cloth, wring it out again, and wipe your display to remove any soap residue. Finally, take your dry cloth and wipe the display to remove any streaking.

Personally, I really like Huggies Wipes with Case to clean my computer screen, It is A very thick and fluffy wipe.it cleans total mess in once. It comes in a spacious case to keep it wet always and not dry. They are inexpensive and work with virtually every kind of screen in use today.

Huggies Wipes with Case will help in the following:

  • Cleans computers, tablet PCs, smartphones, eReaders, touchscreens, non-glare screens, LCD picture frames, handheld games & more
  • Pre-moistened, anti-static & non-streak wipe specially formulated to safely & effectively clean the screen & other non-porous surfaces of tablet computers & screen protectors
  • Soft, non-abrasive, consistently dispenses 1 wipe at a time
  • Premoistened, Antistatic & Non-streak Wipe Specially Formulated To Safely & Effectively Clean The Screen & Other Nonporous Surfaces Of Tablet Computers & Screen Protectors
  • Soft, Nonabrasive, Consistently Dispenses 1 Wipe At A Time
  • Made To Clean Ipad(r), Tablet Devices, Nonglare Screens, Smartphones, Ereaders, Touchscreens, Lcd Picture Frames, Handheld Games & More

The Huggies Wipes with Case to do a better job than the others.

I hope this helps Taiwo. Thanks for visiting my blog!

6 Pro eCommerce Marketing Tips

6 Pro eCommerce Marketing Tips

Whether you”re just starting out or you”ve been in business for years, there”s always room for improving your marketing strategy. These pro tips will help you grow your business and increase sales.

1. Optimize your website for SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization – basically the way Google and other search engines find you. Your website needs to have pertinent keywords throughout so when people search for your product or service, they will find you. If SEO isn”t something you”re familiar with, it”s well worth it to hire an expert to help optimize your website.

2. Embrace A/B testing. When it comes to drawing visitors to your website and converting those visits into sales, A/B testing is invaluable. Simply put, A/B testing is trying out two versions of a page on your website to see which one is the most effective. Using a DIY eCommerce website builder makes A/B testing quickly and easy, as you can make changes yourself any time you want.

3. Make it personal. Look in your email inbox and you”re likely to find emails from companies addressing you by name. It”s a small thing with a huge impact. However, addressing your customers by name is just the beginning. Utilize analytics to see which pages on your website your customers have visited and which products they have bought. Using that information, incorporate personalized suggestions in your email marketing campaign.

4. Create original content… Content is still king and still an effective way to build a connection with your customers. Blog posts are great but don”t be afraid to branch out with videos, podcasts or even eBooks. For example, a financial website could offer a free eBook on investment strategies while a fashion website could offer a free look book with tips on wearing the latest trends.

5. But also welcome user-generated content. Your fans are you best friends when it comes to user-generated content. Invite satisfied customers to share photos, videos or even songs they”ve written that show their enthusiasm for your product or service. You”ll save money on advertising while engaging your target market. Not only that, but user-generated content is perfect for social media sharing.

6. When in doubt, give it out. Contests, giveaways and free goodies for signing up for a newsletter are all tried and true ways to bring in and please potential customers.

Try these tips and your marketing strategy is sure to shine.

Download contacts from iPhone to Mac

The improvements in technology are making people a bit lazy. There was a time when you had to rack your brains or search your phone book for recovering the phone numbers of your contacts. Nowadays, the mobile phones have made it very easy. You can store a large number of phone contacts in these mobile phones. Today, practically every second person residing in the US owns an iPhone. A majority of them might have a Mac at home too. There are chances of losing the data on the phone due to a variety of reasons. It is better if you transfer the contacts to your Mac and store it these for safety.

Download contacts from iPhone to Mac

We shall discuss three different ways of downloading contacts from the iPhone to the Mac.

  • Via iCloud:

Everyone might be having an account in the iCloud. In case you do not have one, acquiring one is very easy. Once the initial process is over, you have to switch on the Wi-Fi and connect your iPhone to the internet. Go to Settings and select iCloud. Use your Apple ID to sign in and ensure that the Contacts is on. In case it is not, you have to swipe to the right.

There are two options. One is to save the iPhone contacts to Mac as a V-card file. You can do this by selecting the Export V-card option. You have another option to save the contacts to Mac Address book. Go to system preferences and log in to iCloud. Select Contacts (Address book) and you will find all your contacts in your Address book.

  • Direct saving:

Many people have a complaint that saving contacts through iCloud is a tedious process. There is an easier method to do so. That is directly saving the contacts from the iPhone to the Mac.

You have to download and install iPhone Recovery on your Mac. This tool will enable you to save your contacts directly. You have to connect your iPhone to the Mac via the USB cable. Click the ‘Recover from iOS Device’ button.

Now you have to scan the phone. The program will scan all the files on your iPhone.

You would be able to preview as well as export your contacts to the Mac. On previewing, you can check the contacts one by one and then click ‘Recover’ to export the contacts to Mac.

Once the contacts enter your Mac, you can sort them out into groups and save it in the Address book.

  • Using Airdrop:

Using this method, you can transfer files from one device to another using Bluetooth. As each of the devices use their own firewall techniques, this is a safe method of transferring files.

You have to turn on the Wi-Fi as well your Bluetooth and sign in to iCloud.

The next step is to open the Control Center and select Airdrop. The next step envisages you to turn the permissions from ‘Off’ to ‘Contacts only’ to everyone. You may have to navigate the files. This would entail you to choose the contacts you wish to share.

On the menu bar in the Finder on your Mac, you have to choose Airdrop. The next step is to click the button ‘Allow me’. This will allow the Airdrop window to receive the contacts.

Save the contacts on the Mac. You have to manually connect and save the contacts on your Mac.

Conclusion:

You have seen three simple methods of downloading the contacts from the iPhone to your Mac.

Tip: If you lose contacts on your iPhone, just follow this article to restore them:

How to recover deleted contacts on iPhone

Simmyideas Tech Hub Launches THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW

SIMMYIDEAS TECH HUB LAUNCHES AN ONLINE TV broadcast called “THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW”

THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW

 

THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW; The Entrepreneur’s Online Show | Business How To | Online Marketing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business Strategy

As an entrepreneur, have you ever wished for a medium to get the desired publicity you want for your brand?

Have you ever wished for a chance to talk extensively about your brand live in a video interview session?

Have you every wished for a way to tell your entrepreneurial hustle stories to younger entrepreneurs and the public in general?

Well, wish no more as all your wishes is about becoming a reality.

SIMMYIDEAS TECH HUB, one of the leading technology consultancy firm in Nigeria launches THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW which is aimed at helping, supporting and promoting fast rising entrepreneurs and showcasing their brands to the world via a recorded video interview. This is going to be the first of its kind in Nigeria.

On THE SIMMYIDEAS SHOW, young and uprising entrepreneurs will be given a chance to share their success stories as well as publicize their brands. The show, which will be in episodes with one episode per week, will boost small scale business in a bid to strengthen the growth of SMEs in the Nigerian economy.

All Videos will be published on our YouTube Channels, Simmyideas Tech Hub Blog and Blogs.

If you think you or your brand has all it takes to be on the show, email us now on: tvshow@simmyideas.com or call US on 08072676479

Here is the Solution to your Power Problems You Need to Know

Power – and access to it – is a big issue in Nigeria. Generation and delivery problems occur across the nation, Nigeria – a country that was that has always have problem with drops in the Megawatt from the Mega Stations and also the current exorbitant cost of PMS for running mechanical electricity generating sets has become almost impossible without drilling holes in ones pocket; aside the level of pollution and cost of maintenance.

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This has made alternate power generation uneconomical and has made the need to tap into zero maintenance renewable energy sources more important now than ever.

Currently, the devices to tap into the most abundant renewable energy source in the environment and energy efficient appliances are at the best ever; this therefore makes the generation of power through renewable sources very effective.

The unit is safe for the environment because it is renewable, noiseless and doesn’t release any toxic compounds as a result of combustion. It doesn’t require the regular purchase of fuel as the panels charge the battery every time there is sunlight and can power devices concurrently, therefore making it very cheap with just the purchase investment till the batteries are to be replaced after a minimum 3 years of use while the panels last for as long as 25 years.

The panels generate DC electricity to be stored in batteries and converted by an AC-DC inverter into AC for use by household devices.

solar-powered inverters

I am talking about solar-powered inverters that would continually supply power to your household whether PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria) supplies power to you or not. The days of spending millions of Naira to get it installed in your household are long-gone as it’s much cheaper to put it in place now.

If you are tired of

  • irregular or no power supply from PHCN
  • spending tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Naira on fuelling your power-generating set
  • the smoke from your power-generating set polluting the air
  • the noise from your power-generating set

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then this is for you. All you have to do is call us today. We would be available to analyse your power needs and provide a solution for you at a cheap cost. You can reach us through any of the following means:

PHONE: 08134467236, 08077631013

WHATSAPP: 08077631013

EMAIL: timifakay@gmail.com

BBM PIN: 55bfcb8a

How to Speed Up Your Aging PC and When to Replace It

Computers: What would we do without them? Many of us take these devices for granted day in and day out, whether we use them to finish a presentation or watch a show on Netflix. Even though they’re marvelous machines, we still find reasons to get angry at PCs. Maybe the Internet is not fast enough or simple functions seem to lag. So the question is: Is it time to replace your computer? Or can you give it a boost and keep it for a few more months—or even years?

A computer is sort of like a car. Once you get one, you stick with it for a few years, until it breaks or something significantly better comes along. Unlike smartphones and tablets, which are typically replaced on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, PCs can last a lot longer in the current computing landscape. Before you go ahead and dump your aging PC, let’s break a few things down. Here we’ll primarily discuss laptops and desktops. And for the sake of the argument, we’ll include tablets in the notebook (or ultraportable category), though you can’t really mess with this particular type of product when it comes to replacing its innards. Read on to help make a judgment call about your PC.

Upgrading Laptops

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Laptops are used for anything from work to media consumption and hardcore gaming. Unfortunately, they’re not exactly the most user-friendly machines when it comes to speed—and not every component can be upgraded. First of all, getting inside a laptop is really hard and its usually advisable not to. In fact, if you have one of the newest laptops—say the brand new MacBook that only has one port, the Retina MacBooks, or one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets—then you’d be better off not even considering upgrades, because there’s not a lot you can do on your own.

But if you have an aging laptop that’s starting to show its decline, these are the three components you can easily replace yourself (or ask for help from a professional) These elements are likely the ones responsible for your troubles.

  • RAM Memory is a crucial element of any computer, especially in a laptop. Chances are you can easily upgrade RAM. If possible, try to double it. Go to 4 gigabytes or 8 gigabytes of RAM. Install 16 gigabytes if you have the extra money; it’ll be worth it. As a rule of thumb, 8 gigabytes should be plenty for everyday use. Of course, every laptop has limitations, so don’t be surprised if the fastest RAM produced today isn’t compatible with your model.
  • The Hard Drive Remember these three letters: SSD. They stand for Solid-State Drive. It’s much more expensive than your traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drive) though prices have been dropping steadily over the last few years. SSD performance is remarkable. We’re looking at almost instant boot times for most PCs regardless of the operating system; the same goes for waking them up from sleep. Not to mention, a switch to SSD will have all your apps running faster than ever.
  • The Battery This can be the single most annoying piece of technology. Some notebooks and tablets have amazing battery life, at least at the beginning. Some batteries even age gracefully. But older models are probably not worthy of being called laptops anymore, as they’re desktop wannabes, worthless if the power cord is disconnected. If this is the case for you, swap the old battery with a newer model and go for the official models rather than knock-offs. One thing you could consider buying to prolong battery life is an external battery that can power up laptops.

What You Can’t Upgrade

What you can’t replace on a laptop is the processor and graphics card. These are soldered to the motherboard, which means they usually require an expensive replacement because you’d need a new motherboard to fit your notebook’s design. In this case, you are better off investing in a new computer.

Tablets are not user-serviceable—period. Also, the newest MacBook Pro notebooks come with soldered RAM (meaning it’s stuck to the motherboard and can’t be upgraded) as well as a custom type of SSD, which means only you need to pay particular attention to the specs.

Upgrading Desktops

PC tinkerers will have a field day with desktops when it comes to upgrading their internal components. You can swap out the parts you don’t like with relative ease and practically rebuild your PC every few years so the machine stays up-to-date and ready to deliver better performance.

Unless you buy all-in-one computers, such as Apple’s iMac, where not everything is upgradeable right away, then you’re in for quite an upgrade quest. You can:

  • Change the screen to one that’s bigger and has a better resolution
  • Swap the motherboard for one that has a new-gen chip on it
  • Add faster graphics
  • Significantly bulk up your RAM
  • Add additional hard drives
  • This is where you’d want to combine SSD speed and HDD capacity. Use the flash memory for your system and core apps, and the traditional hard drive for everything else. Choose SSD-only if you can.

The main drawback to investing that much money, time, and effort into upgrading a desktop is that you may end up with a stupendous computing machine that you can’t take with you. But if you need a home computer that can do intensive work-related operations and also plays top games and other graphic-rich types of apps, then a desktop is never a wrong option.

Upgrading a desktop isn’t difficult, even if you’re not well versed in computers or a fan of tearing open one. But before you do any significant work on it, make sure you’re running a clean operating system and back up your sensitive data to an external hard drive. In fact, backing up your data is the one thing you must do regardless of your computer choice, or whether or not you speed up or replace the PC with something better.

When it’t Time to Replace Your PC

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  • Tablets If your favorite kind of computer is a tablet with a keyboard attached, then you will likely have to upgrade to a newer model every few years. There’s really no other way to improve speed. Even if you’re on the latest iPad or Android model, or if your last-gen Surface Pro blasts at full speed, in a few years they’ll feel slow compared to everything else that’s out there.
  • Laptops When replacing a laptop, there are many other factors to take into account in addition to speed. When compared to a desktop, a laptop is at greater risk of being lost or stolen and can sustain heavy damage (think spilling coffee all over it or dropping it on a solid surface from considerable height). These are all scenarios in which you most likely have to replace rather than upgrade.There’s also one other factor to consider when thinking about replacing your computer. Your old notebook can be someone else’s new or first PC. Your old device can be passed on to a family member after you purchase the next best thing. If that’s not an option, selling the old PC should help out with the budget for the new one. You may also want to look into PC donating programs.
  • Desktops As for desktops, there really shouldn’t be any reason to purchase a brand new station anytime soon, unless you have a harder-to-upgrade all-in-one. You should be good for years by replacing various parts of your existing desktop with newer and better models. If you have no idea how to upgrade, ask a friend or hire someone to do it. You may still save money overall.

Finally, let’s not forget that there’s only so much you can do when it comes to upgrading a PC. There will come a time when you’re not able to improve it. That’s when you buy a new model.

What about the money?

Computers aren’t the cheapest items you can purchase, but they’re not always prohibitively priced either.

The important thing to remember for your next purchase is that in most cases the more money you spend on a new model now, the more future-proof it’ll be. The better the hardware, the better it’ll withstand the test of time. A top-of-the-line MacBook Pro is more expensive than an entry model. So is a Surface Book. But they’ll have faster processors and more memory and storage than the least expensive models. That means they should, in theory, age more gracefully than low-end to medium range configurations.

What about the cost of upgrades? If you do the upgrading yourself, you can keep the price down. The best part about upgrading a laptop or desktop is that you don’t have to buy new parts all at once. Just get more RAM or an SSD first—not both—depending on your configuration. Then, in a few months, perform another upgrade. By planning your PC budget accordingly, you won’t have to feel like you’re splurging on components. Spread the purchases over the period of a few months. And while you’re at it, you may want to upgrade computer peripherals as well, including external keyboards, mice, slow external drives and flash drives, and even printers. All these smaller purchases provide speed advancements. Don’t forget: If the Internet speed is a problem, then get a better deal from your ISP.

Finally, if you don’t plan to pass an old PC on to someone in your family or sell it to someone else, you should consider recycling its components with a specialized electronics recycling company. And who knows: There may be some cash for you at the end of the day.

Tips to Extend the Life of Your PC

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  • Don’t Ignore software Hardware upgrades alone won’t do the trick. Sure, they speed up your computer, but software can slow it down. Make sure you’re on a stable operating system that’s optimized for your device. And install a fresh version of it every once in a while. Check for viruses and clean up your PC often. There’s no point working with a laptop that was just upgraded but still crawls through certain tasks. The same goes for desktops.
  • Prevent Physical Damage As long as you don’t do physical damage, high-end laptops and desktops can pay for themselves over time. Speaking of their physical integrity: You should avoid harming them. High-end specs combined with a good looking overall aspect will get you a great price if you decide to replace a machine and sell the old one to the highest bidder. Even if you’re giving an aging PC away to a family member, you still should make sure the device looks good and performs well.
  • Keep it Clean Your computer is not safe from dust, hair, crumbs, and any other particles that can find their way into it. These seemingly harmless bits and pieces can affect both laptops and desktops and may mess with the coolers that prevent them from running too hot. Make sure you keep your PC clean. Wipe the screen and keyboard often and keep everything dry at all times. If needed, visit a specialist who’s qualified to clean up the interior of the computer which helps keep other components from failing because of accumulated dirt.
  • Stay Away from Water Be mindful of where you keep your water glass to prevent flooding your laptop or desktop with any liquids. That’s especially true for notebooks. Because they’re not easily repairable, water damage may be fatal.
  • Use Protective Gear If you can, always tuck your laptop or tablet in a protective case or bag. If there’s any kind of damage, the case could absorb some of the shock or prevent liquids from getting in. You can’t really protect desktops in a similar manner, but you won’t want to carry them around with you in the first place. Just make sure there’s plenty of air around your desktop unit so it vents properly and that it’s placed on a flat, hard surface.
  • Say ‘No!’ to Viruses Do everything you can to avoid malware and viruses. In case you did contract one, clean up your hard drive and perform a reinstall. Your PC may feel slow simply because you contracted a digital disease. Frequently change all your passwords too.

Conclusion

There are many factors that affect the decision to speed up or replace a computer. The bottom line is that most of us can’t go about our lives without a PC. We likely need to Google. We want to be on social platforms and binge on movie and TV-streaming sites. Even home-related chores, including paying bills online, are more efficient with a PC. Whether you want to replace or speed up your machine, you likely can’t eliminate it from your life just yet.

Tech Q&A: What Is a Sponsored Post

Question from Abidemi M.: Good day Simmy, I am a regular reader of your website and I do follow the TECH Q&A session because it helps me in solving problems

My question is this and I am very optimistic, You will give me a satisfactory Answer, As an upcoming Blogger, please enlighten me more about Sponsored Post. What  I need to know and how its is essential for my New Blog. Thanks.

Simmyideas Answer: A sponsored post is when a blogger receives payment to publish an article provided by the sponsor or written by the blogger, but includes at least one contextual link.  The article is known as a sponsored post, guest post, post with a link and probably many other names.

Alternatively referred to as a paid post and a promoted post, a sponsored post is a post that has been paid by an advertiser to get posted to a website.

This post was sponsored by <company name>

The idea behind a sponsored post is to help draw some of the visitors from a popular site to the sponsors website or to help sell a product and is another way for a website to generate revenue or offset costs by having the sponsor supply a product or service for free or at a discount price.

Sponsored Post

Some bloggers make sponsored posting into a very profitable venture, monetizing their blogs very effectively. Others may use it to create a small supplemental income which helps to pay for site maintenance and special projects. It is common to see sponsored posts combined with other forms of advertising; for advertisers, the advantage of sponsored posts is that they show up in site feeds, ensuring that they reach all viewers of a site, not just those who visit the main page.

You can charge based on your sites Google PageRank, traffic, link popularity and keyword strength or relevance to the links being placed.  Social network reach won’t play a significant role in this type of service, but if you have a strong StumbleUpon or Twitter network that can create article traction quickly, be sure to mention it.

Tips for sponsored posts

  • Apply a term limit such as 1yr or up to 3yrs
  • If you blog usually contains images, include them in the post
  • Don’t publish back to back sponsored posts
  • Don’t alienate or inundate your audience with too many sponsored posts
  • Limit the post to 2 links
  • Include a legitimate link in addition to the paid links
  • Make sure the writing is up to your standards of writing
  • Make sure the article is still relevant to your readers
  • Consider negotiating repeated sponsored posts for a discounted rate (example 1 post every week at a discount)
  • Be aware of claims for a guest post, you deserve more respect than that!

I have done few sponspored Post in recent years and it helps pay bills. Mr. Abidemi M, I hope this helps.

How often should I reboot or restart my computer?

Question from Ruh:  I hope you can help me Simmy. I read your blog every day and I really trust your advice.

I really need to know how often I should restart my computer because I have heard it’s bad to shut down my laptop computer every night. Is it really better to leave it on all the time? I have a high-end machine and want to take care of it but I don’t know the best way to do that.

Answer from Simmyideas:  There is no minimum or maximum amount of times a computer should be restarted. Unless your computer is requesting that it be restarted or that it needs to reboot leaving your computer on without restarting will not harm the computer in anyway.

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Restarting your computer can also be an effective troubleshooting step if it is experiencing issues that cannot be resolved.

This depends on what platform you are running. If it’s a Windows 8 (or Windows 10) laptop computer, you must restart solely as typically as you wish. From time to time your laptop computer can impede and a boot can facilitate speed things up. Windows updates and software package installs can in all probability need a restart. and sometimes when security scans you’ll be asked to restart your computer.

And, if the fans are whirring loudly of your laptop computer is incredibly hot, it is going to be time to boot. an equivalent is loosely true of recent MacBooks, by the way.

Things are slightly completely different with laptops running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. This is often mostly thanks to power draw. Windows 8 in sleep mode uses nearly no power. It definitely uses less power than it takes to stop working and boot up your laptop computer. Thus Windows 8 (and Windows 10) laptops are designed to remain on. Restart solely as you wish to, which should not be too typically.

But older versions of Windows ought to in all probability be finish off at the top of each working day.this can mean you pay less on power, and will conjointly shield the parts, that are being asked to figure to a small degree whenever the laptop computer is not stop working

I hope this helps Ruh. Good luck!

Tech Q&A: What is AutoCorrect

 

Autocorrect is a really handy tool for those moments when you whiff the spelling of a complex word or transpose the letters in a simple one, but autocorrect errors can be extremely frustrating and the system isn’t without shortcomings.

A software feature ordinarily found in word processing system programs like Microsoft Word that automatically corrects misspellings on common typos. For instance, a user could sort “the asignment is not corect” and therefore the program would automatically correct it to “The assigment is not correct.” As seen during this example, not solely will AutoCorrect correct the spelling, however it conjointly capitalizes the primary letter of the sentence or line.