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Dual monitor Application

If you have a computer, which is rarely utilized, then MaxiVista can help you to connect the PC as the second monitor for another computer. For doing this, there will not be any need of extra hardware.MaxiVista can be used with any sort of combination of laptop, tablet PC or desktop, to mirror or extend the screen content of the primary PC. MaxiVista is also compatible with multi-monitor systems based on hardware, and two dual monitor systems may be put together to prepare a display of four monitors from the primary PC.

The software of the server is fixed up in the primary PC. Then the program of the server is utilized to produce a viewer file of small type, which is duplicated to the PC of the secondary type and run. MaxiVista operates ideally on one’s current PC with a dual-monitor.

The PC of the secondary type may be operated in background so long as one does not require viewing the screen. In mirror style, the screen content upon the initial display may be copied to the secondary display.

Multiple monitors enable program switching and comparing documents easier than before. If quality is not a major issue, you may choose used or older monitors at online auctions, or at discount stores or computer outlets.

New launches from Sony® in Smartphone Arena

As has been announced, the CES Show 2011 saw the references made by Sony for all the products showcased with a common content shared across all products like the Play station devices PS3, PSP, PSP2, and the PS phone.

Microsoft being ahead of Sony with regards to tying the new Window Mobile Phone 7 handsets into the live providing a live login. Gaming is already made available by Microsoft. Sony seems to be heading the same direction with services which will hook on to the devices from Sony like PS3, TV, PC and Blu-Ray players.

The PS3 introduced in 2004 was dubbed the `Walkman of the 21st Century` was not a great success in the markets. But subsequent PSPs introduced have been very successful and now Sony is looking to make great profits with the release of the PSP2 stealthily. They are hoping to oust Nintendo and Apple at their own game.

The world`s second largest portable player maker has outlined a strategy to use, networked entertainment services. Sony intends to launch the PSP 2 on January, 27th of 2011 which is 2 days ago. The PSP smart phone is set to be released in February.

Sony will also outline their strategy to use its networked game system on portable devices. The Mobile World Congress is all set to take off on February 14th through 17th showcasing Sony`s Ericsson made PSP phone which is also called the Xperia Play, although no comments are available from Sony regarding this.

Company faced some troubles getting any grip with the PSP, failing to catch up with Nintendo, when it was released in 2004, selling only 18.5 million units compared to 47 million units of the Nintendo. Sony plans to gain market from Nintendo and Apple dominated market. It has revealed the networked services to share games, movies, and music over handheld devices, TVs and the likes.

With the release of the PSP Go in 2009, Sony did away with disc drives and introduced direct downloads of games. Bloomberg has been keenly following the news from Sony and their report on the Sony PSP2 is intended for the CES show this year in 2011 and later in February of the smart phone. The updated PSP will compete with Apple`s iPod Touch and Nintendo`s 3DS which are gaming devices and have been a threat to the Sony`s PSP.

4 Tips to Connect Your Phone With Your PC

If you synchronize your phone with you PC then it is going to be the best way to transfer information, settings, and files. You can have all of them up to date and can access it at home and at work to.

Maintain Your Appointments

It sometime happens that you have made an appointment in your PC but have not synced it with your hone and so you missed it. You are sometime outside your home and have entered an appointment in your phone but as you have not synced it with your PC you miss the appointment again.

But not anymore, the latest version of windows phone makes it easier to keep a track over the appointments. The new Today screen appears when you turn on your phone which shows your appointments and any missed calls, unread messages and all your programs. The new Lockscreen also displays new messages and appointments without asking for your PIN when the phone is locked with all providing access to mute, hold, speaker and other functions during the phone call

Take Your Work, Projects or Homework with You

Now you can do your homework while riding the bus or simply sitting in a coffee shop. You just have to install Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 on your Windows Phone and as you are already well aware of the Microsoft Office look and so there is no learning curve.

If a touch screen is in your hands you get few additional features with you such as word count and spell check. You can also create charts in Microsoft Excel Mobile and with that can also create documents in Microsoft Word mobile with also highlighting the selected sections. Not only this you can use OneNote mobile to take quick notes or to save web links and then sync your notes with your PC.

Microsoft Office Mobile is too compatible with the Office 2010 and previous Microsoft releases which enables you to work with all the existing Office documents. You can create even richer charts in Excel Mobile, by using SmartArt and Themes in PowerPoint Mobile and can view the contents of zipped folders. Even the improved clipboard on your Windows Phone can make copying and pasting to and from any applications on your phone in a simple and intuitive manner. If in case OfficeMobile is not pre installed on your phone then you can get it download free of cost from Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Save Pictures

You have taken pictures of your special moments from your phone. May be you want to send these pictures right away but you may probably want to save them as many in your PC. There is only one thing you need to do and that is to synchronize your phone with your PC.

Protect Your stuff against Loss and Theft

You can easily misplace or even lose your phone or your PC and this happens you everyone and just not to one. Replacing the email, contact information, pictures, music, documents that are stored in your phone can prove to be an impossible task if you haven’t synchronized your phone with your PC on a regular basis.

Try out the Microsoft My Phone Service which is available free of cost. My Phone creates a back up of the contents of your Windows Phone.

You can sync and save: time, energy, money and your important information.

How to Fix common PC problems

A computer system or PC needs regular maintenance in order to function efficiently. However every user faces common computer glitches. Some of these computer problems and their resolution can be stated as follows:

Windows Help

Windows has extensive help on every topic. If you get stuck somewhere then before seeking anybody else’s help try searching something on the Windows help.

Identify the Problem

What will you fix if you don’t know what the problem is. See if you get any error message. In Windows now you get options for fixing the error along with the error message. Try fixing the error by those options. These options might look for an online solution or can also open a do it yourself decision tree.

Try Fix It

Microsoft has launched its new error fixing tool called Microsoft Fix It beta. You can download this tool and get yourself guided and helped in getting problems fixed. This tool would need your Windows Live account as the login credential and once you log into it will access the basic computer information and the error logs and will send you the error recovery options if available.

General Issues

  • System Performance – This is directly proportional to the Hardware and Software configuration of your computer. If you find that your computer is running low on resources then its time to upgrade the Hardware. Programs and applications are always developed keeping the latest Hardware Configuration in mind, so if you install a new application on your old computer then it will work but not efficiently
  • Internet Connectivity Issues – These issues can be because of your computer or because of some issues in your network or because of some issues from the ISP. Always follow an approach of drilling down to the problem. Look from a wider perspective and then filter out the possibilities. Check with your ISP if they have any issue. Check if other computers connected to the same network are able to connect to the internet or not. Check if your computer is getting a valid IP address from the ISP or from the Router (if any) and then reach to the actual cause of the trouble. Try using the PING command to find out the connectivity, and using another web browser other than the one you always use would also be a good idea to understand the situation.
  • System Failure – System failure which we often call as no boot situation can be categorized in two parts: Hardware failure and the Operating System Failure. If it is a Hardware failure then your system will not boot at all and it is quite possible that you will not get anything on the screen as well and all this will happen before you could reach the Windows logo. If it is an operating system trouble then you will at least see the Windows logo and if not then your system’s BIOS will let you know about a corrupt operating system. Once you know the problem, act accordingly.

How to add more memory to your computer

Programs and applications have increasingly become resource hungry. They need more RAM for working smoothly without the momentary lockups of the operating system. It’s not only the applications on which you work but the operating system also demands more RAM modules of large capacities. Days are gone when Windows 98 used to work efficiently with just 32 MB of RAM; it’s the time of Windows Vista and Windows 7 which requires a minimum of 1 GB RAM. (minimum 1GB). With this much amount of RAM Windows will only work without complaining but will often get tired and stop doing its bit. So if you have to get the most out of the new babies of Windows then you need a 4 GB chip of the Random Access Memory.

Users often say that they have large amounts of hard drive space on their computer but still their computer runs slow. The Answer to this is that hard drive plays an important role in enhancing the performance of any computer but it does not play the vital role. The Vital role is played only by the RAM and the Processor off course. If you don’t have enough RAM on your computer than your computers operating system would not be able to feed the necessary amount of data to the processor for processing and will increase the delay of every activity.

Further in this post we will discuss how to find out how much RAM your computer has and do you need more of it?

Step1:
To check the performance capabilities of your computer Windows Vista and Windows 7 there is a system called Windows Experience Index. It gives you a rating to your computers hardware basis the kind of software and other applications you have installed on it. It will let you know if you have enough RAM, enough Graphics memory, decently fast processor etc. You should always run the Windows Experience index and find out if your computer is still able to cope up well with the newly installed applications and driver software. You can launch this tool by opening the Control panel, then opening the System & Maintenance option, and then clicking on the Performance Information and Tools. This rating is given on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest.

Step2:
After checking the rating find how much RAM you have. This can again be checked from the same screen which is of System & Performance, and then clicking on Advanced System Properties. Here along with the information of your Windows version, Processor configuration you will also find the amount of RAM installed. Don’t panic if the figure shown up there is lesser than what you know your RAM size is, because some part of the RAM is often shared with the graphics memory so the size shown up here would be lesser than what you expected.

Step3:
Lastly know more about the operating system you have and know the amount of RAM it can support. What is the need to buy extra chips of RAM if your computers operating system cannot utilize the same.

How find a PC for your home or business

Selecting a right PC is a very complicated task as there are number of options available in the market and it gets more complicated when you have to suggest some to get a perfect computer or you have choose the appropriate PC for a parent or you friend.

Here are some of the basing things which one should keep in mind before helping your parents of friend to buy a computer.

1. Search for all the available options:

Buying a computer is a big decision. You have to be very careful as it is a big investment as well. So the first and foremost thing is to be patient and understand their requirement. Try to understand their needs and make them understand the various use of computer like Internet browsing, multimedia use, etc. Show them some computer features and make them familiar with basic computing and also show them some basic software like MS Office, and Music players.

2. Visit computer store or on website:

It will be easier to just go out to any computer store and pick a best computer for your parent or friend or simply order the computer online; however you must keep them with you while you are buying the product. Your parents might not be comfortable for online shopping so it is better to take to the nearest store and help them choose the computer of their choice.

3. Finalize the type of computer:

It is also very important that what type of computer will be suitable for your parent or friend. A Netbook if very light in weight but very small cannot provide the better multimedia experience. A desktop will be suitable for your friend who is very enthusiast in playing video games because a desktop can be customized according to high end gaming requirement and provide a better visual and audio experience.

4. Set up computer:

Setting up the newly purchased computer is also very important. You can make your parent comfortable for various terminologies while setting up computer for him/her. It is also necessary because your parent might not be that comfortable with the hardware and it cause for a damage.

5. Make them familiar with the use of computer:

Once the computer is set up and ready to use. The next step is to make them understand the best use of the computer.  Install some basic application like MS Office and Music players on computer and create some sample document for them. Make them work on those document like edit, save, and making changes to the document and guide them for the various uses of the computer.

How to maintain your PC through Task Scheduler

“Prevention is better than cure”. It is an old saying but it stands true in most of the situation in our life. It also stands true for your computers. Most of the time we hear people saying that their computer has crashed , or it is really running slow, but they never talk about the preventive measures they have taken to avoid such sluggish stage. A Computer is not a single unit (though it appears) but is a system which works when all the devices attached to it runs in accordance with each other and gives the best throughput. If one device goes slow then obviously everything will go slow. It can be seen as a tunnel where the entry point can be the hard drive from where the data is picked and the end point is the monitor, where the result gets displayed. Hidden inside the tunnel are the   Graphics controllers, Memory, Cache memory, addressing and spooling techniques, Processor, software and every other identity present in the computer system. Now anywhere inside the tunnel the traffic gets slowed then the entire queue gets slowed and we get delayed results. Example given above was quite hypothetical but it makes a good sense when we talk about computers performance.

You purchase a new computer with decent processing power, high capacity RAM, high-end graphics card, Large Hard drive. You are so happy and satisfied by the performance you get when it is young but one or two months down the line it starts getting slow. Let us understand why this happens and how can this be avoided by taking preventive measures.

Every thing that works or let other programs work exists in the Hard Drive. If your Hard Drive is over loaded then the speed of reading and writing will go slow, and thus it will not be able to cope up with the speeds of other devices like Processor and the RAM and will result in the entire system slowdown. Make a habit to run Disk Defragmenter and CheckDisk at least once in a month. You can even add these tasks in the Task Scheduler so that they run automatically even if you fail to remember. Path for Defragmenter is C:\Windows\System32\Defrag.exe and the path for CheckDisk is C:\Windows\ystem32\chkdsk.exe. use these executable files when you add the path in the Task Scheduler.

Another important measure is to keep on freeing space on the Hard Drive. This can easily be done by the disk cleaning utility available in Windows called as Disk Cleaner. Path of Disk Cleaner is C:\Windows\Syste32\cleanmgr.exe. This utility cleans all the junk and temporary files which get accumulated by time and this utility should be run at least once a week. Just like Defragmenter and CheckDisk this can also be scheduled in the Task Scheduler.

Over here I have not talked about increasing the performance of other devices like Processor and RAM because there is nothing you can do to improve them.  The Most you can do is to over-clock the processor but it is not advised at all. RAM, Processor etc are hardware devices and they work the way they are designed. There is no software means of improvising their performance and the only optimization we can do is of the hard drive and it should be done regularly

How to set up and customize your new computer

It is the most important task to set up and customize your new computer. Although all manufactures send the Operating System and default software installed on the computer but there are some other things involved which need to be configured. Setting up a new computer requires a lot of steps where you will need to assemble hardware, user accounts, personalizing PC, etc.

Here are some basic steps which will be very helpful set up and customize your new computer.

Know your machine and tools:

It is very important that you have enough knowledge related to computer.  Setting up and customizing the new PC will be a very easy task for a person who is familiar with basic computer terminologies and technology and if you are new to computer then you should first get the basic knowledge before starting the computer.

Go to some informative website which gives information related to basic computer knowledge and brief introduction to computer. You should also get knowledge about the basic computer parts.

Set up your computer:

It is necessary to choose a perfect place at your home where you are going to keep your computer. So take good amount of time before unpacking the computer box because it is very tedious task to move the computer to another place after it is set up in one place.

The location should be near to power outlet so that you can connect the computer to get the power. There should also be enough space for cabling and other devices like speakers, printers, etc.

Unpack the computer:

 

You must always go though the manufacturer’s guidelines before unpacking the computer as it can give a fair idea of the product and the content of the box. Make sure that all the components like power cord and other extensions are intact and not broken. If you find anything not up to the mark then you must talk the manufacturer and return the product within 15 days.

If everything seems to be fine then remove all the covers and plastic protective items from a Laptop or Netbook and also take out the battery cable.

If you have a desktop, then you need to remove the covering from the CPU or the main box and monitor. Take out all the cables and unpack mouse, keyboards and any extra components.

For Laptop, all you need to so if to just insert the battery cable on the power outlet and connect the other end at the Laptop connectors and swish on the Laptop. In case of desktops, you will need to place all the components on the computer table and connect all the components as well. Switch on the desktop once all the components are attached.

Install Software:

The new computer will only have operating system and some of the pre-installed software (provided by manufacturer) in it. You will need to add software on your computer as per your requirement. Software like Microsoft Office, Music players, etc needs to be installed manually by inserting the software disk in the CD/DVD drive.

Customize your computer:

 

Once you have set up the computer and installed all required software in it, you will need to customize of personalize your computer. Create a user name of your own choice and set password. Add your user id in the Administrative group so that you have access to all features.  You can also create user for your children and give them limited access to computer features. Now personalize the look and feel of the system by setting the themes and desktop images on your computer. You change some other settings like enlarge the text size and add web favorite, etc according to your choice.

5 Tips to Optimize your PC performance

Some times your PC is taking too long to boot up or running applications at slow speeds. It is very annoying if your PC is taking long time to open some small programs like notepad. This problem might be due to virus or unwanted file formats  on PC. It is very important to maintain and clean up your PC at regular interval in order get the best performance from your PC. The performance of PC depends on the maintenance by its user.

It is not a tough task to speed up your computer, you just have to follow the steps given below and you can speed up your PC.

Step1: Delete cached files or erased files from system

It is very important to delete all erased files from system. You may delete the files but they are stored in the  recycle bin and use same space and size. You can delete these files from recycle bin to get extra space. There are so many unnecessary items on computer that slows down the computer.

Step2: Delete temporary internet files and cookies

Temporary Internet files and cookies can slow down the system. They are useful while browsing but so many of them slow your computer, so delete them at regular interval. To delete them in Internet explorer, just click on tools and then click Internet options. Now in Internet option go to general tab and click delete.

Step3: You can install a memory module

You can add memory modules to the system; this is one of the easiest, fastest and least expensive ways to boost the speed of your PC. You can add a RAM in 5minutes using a screw driver and easily speed up your PC. When the system has more memory it spends less time in allocating memory to all the programs.

Step4: Delete unused programs

It is always better to delete programs which you do not use. If you are a gamer then programs can pile up your computer. You have to delete all the programs which seat idle on the computer and eating space from your computer.  The more space your computer has, faster the computer runs.

Step5: Run Your Utility Programs at regular interval

If you want to speed up your system then it is very important to run the system utility programs at regular interval. There are so many disk utility like Disk Defragmenter, desk clean up or antivirus software. You just need to run these programs regularly. Install a good antivirus program on the system and scan the system regularly. There are several antivirus program available like AVG, Norton, Avast etc or you can install some cleaner programs like Ccleaner, Revo or Tweak Now; these programs clean up your computer at regular interval and help your PC to run faster then before. You can regulate these programs also like you can schedule the scans and cleaning utility at regular intervals.

These tricks are very helpful to run the system smoothly and make your work easier.

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