The Benefits of a Wireless Printer

If you are using a newer desktop, laptop or handheld device such as a smart phone or tablet, it is important to upgrade your printer to a wireless model to take advantage of the wireless capabilities your computer or device has. There are several benefits to using a wireless printer.

Traditionally, documents and photos are printed by a machine that has a direct wired connection to the computer. A connection of this type usually requires a number of messy, bulky wires that must be squeezed behind the computer and run across the desk or room from the Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

We live in an increasingly wireless society. In fact, most of us carry around hugely capable computers in our pockets each and every day that use almost no cables at all. Why should your home computer be any different?

If you own a desktop PC, the frustration associated with cables and cords is well known to you. No matter what kind of home office you have, chances are good that desk space is at a premium; when you’re choosing peripherals for your computer, why not choose something that’s going to cut down on the clutter?

For this Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a Monitor

So you finally have the dream computer you’ve been coveting and saving for all this time. It’s got more processing power than you know what to do with, a huge hard drive, and tons of RAM. Are you going to dig out some 900-pound CRT monitor from the ’80s? Let’s hope not.

Face it: all of the bells and whistles in a new computer don’t mean much unless you’ve got a monitor that brings all of its capabilities to life before your eyes. You want a monitor that displays colors Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Ways to Backup Your Data

Our personal computers have become depositories for all of our most important information, from email correspondence to photos and music. For many of us, it’s actually become quite difficult to think about what we’d do if all of that information was suddenly lost.

Thankfully, there are quite a few solutions on the market to help you make sure your data is protected in case your computer is lost, stolen, or broken.

In most cases, the first step is to Read the rest of this entry »

Should I buy a Laptop or a Desktop PC?

As with many computer-related questions, the answer here is “it depends.” If you’re on the fence about buying a laptop or a desktop, the question to ask yourself is “What do I want to use it for?”

For those of us who spend time doing creative work on the computer, a desktop may be the best choice. A desktop PC offers huge processing capabilities for people who edit photos and videos. The graphics capabilities of a desktop PC, quite simply, will always outperform a laptop at the same Read the rest of this entry »