Computer Tutorials In Pictures


Now here's a new website where you can learn how to use Microsoft Office, Open Office and web layout software by looking at pictures. This site is highly recommended for broadband users. The loading speed will make the learning process a breeze. Pictures are great because you can compare your progress and spot the difference immediately. Words on the other hand, is not as easy to grasp as pictures. Sometimes lots of navigation is needed and to keep up you'll have to constantly switch between the application and the tutorial windows.

Here's are several screenshot on how the tutorial pages look like :


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Free Computer Support Service


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Where in the world can we get a free computer service to help us with our computer problems?

Well, lucky for us, there is hope in Computer Hope. Since 1998, it has been offering free technical support regardless of hardware, software and computer. I’m a hardware and software enthusiast myself and I often get questions and problems from friends and relatives about their computers. Some claim that their hardware is spoilt, unusable and that they need to buy a new one where in fact they really did not have to. Sometimes, while repairing a PC, I come across issues that I don’t know how to solve. I always use the trial and error method which takes up a lot of time. Now, I can save time!

There are four ways to use Computer Hope.

  • Search
  • Enter the search term and check the results. If the solution is still not found, move on to step 2.

  • Search Forums
  • Try searching again for the same term in the forums. The same problem may have been posted before by other forumers. If there’s still no specific answer, post a topic on it. Experienced forumers will help you out.

  • Chat with Technical Support
  • At the point of time when I joined the chat room, there was only a bot. I wrote something and waited for a reply but left after 5 minutes. This feature is extremely useful only if there’s a technical support person around.

  • Email
  • Email them. Get a personal answer to your question. Choose from 6 different departments to contact. This is the best as the conversation that you’re having is with a guru on your matter.

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Optimum Settings For The Average Monitor


PhotographerUSA has a webpage specifically made for us to check our screen for any colour disorientations. When doing the screen check over at their site, 2 things are considered. One is tone, the other is colour.

Firstly, the contrast and brightness of the screen is checked against the descending of pure white to pure black with near invisible line breaks in between. The recommended monitor setting for brightness and contrast is 100% Contrast, 25% Brightness.

Here , check if the contrast and bightness of the screen is synchronised. The brightness and contrast calibration page will help as a guide to adjust against. Examples of what it means by too dark or too bright is there for comparison.

The last thing on the Screen Check page is to note whether if the maxcimum colour available is being used. Monitors that are able to see smooth RGB spectrums without any breaks are using the maximum colour available. Computers unable to do so are advised to change their colour settings.

Happy optimizing!