Many new computer’s come with software and trial versions of software that you will never use or need. Some examples are: MSN Toolbar Ask Toolbar Norton Online Backup Acer Registration Activate Norton Online Backup PDF Complete eBay Worldwide Skype Toolbars HP Advisor Bing Bar This is software that you should never have on your computer. Well install and run PC Decrapifier This will remove these and many more programs that you will never need and give your new computer a good clean start.Continue Reading
Windows 10 is coming in 2015 The New Windows Is Coming mid 2015 Its called Windows 10 , so we have gone from Windows 8 to Windows 10 It will run on all all devices from pcs , tablets and phones , tailored for each platform Windows 8 has not been a huge success and the business sector have largely avoided upgrading to Windows 8 , given that Windows 7 was so popular with it running 51% of pcs as against 13% for Windows 8 A lot are still running Windows XP which is a recipe for disaster Features The traditional start menu is back The search button is also back in the start menu For Windows 8 users those live tiles that update from the internet such as the weather app will no longer open in full screen While it will still be for touch devices like tablets it… Read MoreContinue Reading
Skype is a program that enables you to make calls over the internet to and from your computer , smartphone , tablet. When you are calling Skype to Skype these phone calls will be free. Some of the features of Skype are: Video Calling Calling to landlines Connect with Facebook for video calling Stop Skype From Loading At Startup You may not want Skype running continuously in the background as in some instances this can chew through bandwidth. When installing in Windows READ the installation screen Remove the tick from ” Sign me in when Skype starts” But what happens if you forget this. Go to Skype , tools , options , general settings Remove the tick from ” Start Skype When I Start Windows “ If you are on a mac then go to “System Preferences” Go to Users & Groups , then Login Items Hilite Skype on the login items… Read MoreContinue Reading
For those of us that use Skype you will sometimes get calls or people wanting to call you that you do not know. You can stop this by adjusting your settings in Skype. You open Skype Go to options Then to privacy You are now after “Allow Calls From” Change this to Contacts Next you are after ” Receive Calls To My Skype Number From” Change this also to ” Contacts” More information can be found at the following CNET article Cnet Article On SkypeContinue Reading
if you haven't used Skype or given it a miss for a while why not try it again.
video has been vastly improved and is much larger now ( 640 x 480
pixels ) from the older versions and the feature I like is that you can
get 9 people in a conference call.
Remember with a broadband connection you will also get excellent sound quality and calling from computer to computer is free.
My big tip though is to use a usb headphone microphone for improved quality.
My favorite is the Plantronics , and by using the USB mic you will notice a difference in quality.
For video try any of the Logitech video cameras.
Remember though a broadband connection works best and the quicker your connection and the person you are calling the better.Continue Reading