Sunday, January 20, 2013

Computer's date & time wrong...?

Most people think that the system clock in the computer always shows the correct date & time. But, that's not true. There are several situations where the system clock starts showing the wrong date & time.

If the computer clock loses time although you keep fixing it, there may be a serious cause. This article shows you what the underlying causes may be and how you can fix them.

1. CMOS Battery
This is the most likely scenario, especially if your computer is not brand new.
The CMOS battery sits on your computer’s motherboard and provides power to the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) chip. The CMOS chip stores information about the system configuration, including the date and time. The CMOS battery makes sure the chip can store this data even while the computer is turned off and not hooked up to power. If the battery goes bad, the chip starts losing information and one of the symptoms is that your computer no longer maintains its time and date.

Replacing the CMOS battery is pretty easy. You just have to turn off your computer, ground yourself, open the case, find out which type of battery sits on your motherboard, go buy it, start over, and exchange the battery.

2. Time Zone
This is an easy to fix cause for when your computer clock loses time.
Your computer may simply be set to the wrong time zone and every time you fix the time, it resets itself to that time zone when you reboot.
In Windows 7 you can easily fix the time zone. Right-click the system clock in your taskbar and select > Adjust date/time. Under the "Time Zone" section, click the > Change time zone… button and set your time zone. Don’t forget to confirm your changes and you’re all set.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Amazing new tablets replacing your desktop

Tablets are extremely popular devices. Personal computers that are being used at office and home will soon be replaced by tablets as the principal computing devices, according to a survey. And this is proved by the increased sales of tablets; there will be around 760 million tablets probably by 2016. Here are some amazing new tablets.

Apple iPad 4th generation: This is the latest iPad equipped with an A6X processor replacing the A5X processor. It comes with added additional graphics and upgraded system speed. Some of the specifications are retina display, fast dual band, Wi-Fi, iOS 6 (Apple’s latest operating system). One of the new features of this device is that you need tether it for desktop computer or laptop for synchronising the data it can be directly synchronised to the iCloud. It easily enables user to interact with the friends’ family via social networking access, video’s photos, games and a variety of applications on the web.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700: The Asus Transformer Pad has a very bright and sharp display. It comes with quad core processor, long lasting battery; improved and upgraded camera. It is first Android device with a full HD 10.1 inch display. It is loaded with an NVidia Tegra T33 processor. Surfing the internet is the most enjoyable part on this device. The gorgeous display and processor makes the cost of the tablet more than the Galaxy Tab 2.

Google Nexus 7: It has a speedy performance with high quality design. It is undoubtedly the best 7 inch tablet in the market which combines fastest quad core performance and its operating system is Android Jelly Bean. This device can be compared to the Kindle Fire. Here in this device voice recognition has improved. The default browser is the Google chrome. Surfing the web on this device you feel no difference when compared to desktops. With the help of Google play set many widgets on the home screen. This Google Nexus tablet is the best way to experience the Android OS.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9: It has a bright and colourful display with a wide variety of other features like loud speakers, long battery, and performance. The display of this device is gorgeous with the full HD features and long lasting battery life. Amazon market for the tablets is growing.  The home screen of the device comes with the many categories like Shop, Apps, Books, Music, Videos, Newsstand and Games. Amazon offers a variety of movies, TV episodes, millions of songs, apps, and books.  This device is enabled with stunning 8.9 inch display. This device used for watching movies with full HD stereo speakers and also as an E-reader.

Author Bio:
The guest post was contributed by Lucy, financial guest blogger from Manchester, UK. Wrote many articles on ppi claims Find out more about her blogs @financeport

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

How to mount disk images in Windows 8

Windows 8 introduces a great new feature which makes it possible to mount disk images via windows explorer without using any third party applications such as Daemon Tools that create virtual disk drives to be able to use images without burning them on a CD or DVD first.

Here's how you can mount disc images in Windows 8 without having to use third party software -

1. Press the Windows key then "E" to open Windows Explorer.

2. Go to the folder where you've stored your ISO file.

3. Right click the ISO file and then choose "Mount" from the menu.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Best Gadgets of 2012

The year 2012 saw some of the best gadget innovations and some tough competitions of all time. We saw one of the topmost Patent wars of all time; tie up between major IT giants, some of the best OS, and few exceptional gaming console releases.

With the top companies competing against each other, we saw a huge rise in the innovations this year. Even though there are numerous contenders for the top spot, here is a list of some of the top gadgets of 2012 – 

Apple iPhone 5

The most awaited and sixth generation Smartphone from Apple Inc. The iPhone 5 comes with the iOS 6, high-resolution screen and support the LTE. The users as well as the reviewers had all words of praise for the new Apple device. It was one of the biggest news maker gadgets of 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the toughest competitors for the iPhone 5 and it has won numerous gadget awards for the best innovation of 2012. The device comes with a high-resolution display, enhanced features and a good battery backup. The Samsung Galaxy S3 reviews stated it is best User Friendly Smartphone device at a very reasonable price.

Apple iPad 4

The iPad 4 took everyone by a surprise, as it was launched within months of launching the iPad 3. The super sleek device with the Retina display provides the best of resolution. The iPad 4 has brought the smartphone experience to the tablet series with better features.

Apple TV

The Apple TV came up with its 3rd generation digital media receiver this year. Even though there were not many changes in the when compared to the previous versions, the reviews claimed there were benefits of the Apple TV 3. It claimed as one of the best gadgets available under $100.

Nintendo Wii U

Wii U comes as the first Nintendo game console to have the high-definition graphics. It is the successor to the Wii series with a wireless Game-pad controller. Even though a revolutionary design, there is demand for more Wii U specific games. The gadget has given competitions to its rivals Sony PS3 and Xbox 360.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia and Microsoft came together to launch one of the best Windows Phone 8 this year, popularly known as Nokia Lumia 920.  One of the best reviewed gadgets of 2012 with an exceptional wireless battery charger, Nokia maps, people hub and much more enhanced features. With the Nokia Lumia 920, the market rates of Nokia have soared once again.

Apple iPad Mini

The first mini tablet of its kind and brought out by Apple,  the iPad mini hit the markets this year.  The reduced screen size and compatible size of the tablet had made it into an instant hit. The device had proven as a tough competitor for Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, and Barnes & Noble Nook HD. The enhanced battery backup sleek design and popularity has definitely made this mini tablet a popular gadget of 2012.

Author Bio:
Julian Robert is a copywriter for mobile application development company, Zco Corporation. Zco offers iPhone app and Windows 7 & 8 app development, etc.

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