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Missing Large Parts of Printed Images? (Windows 10)

We have recently received reports of printer users experiencing large gaps in images when printing on Windows 10. These gaps appear as single wide white stripes and can run both vertically and horizontally, along the full length of the page. What is causing this? Instances of these gaps running down the centre of prints can …

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SSD, The New HDD

...de mainstream retail computing. This is mainly due to their high price and low capacity compared to conventional Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Fundamental Differences A current SSD with the fashionable “Aggressive” look. The most prevalent difference between the two technologies is the SSD has no moving parts unlike the current HDD’s. Instead of using a series of rotating platters read by an Actuator arm (kind of like an advanced version of...

Free Photography Downloads: FastStone Image Viewer

Photography can be a rather expensive hobby and once you have spent out on lenses, bags, tripods etc., there can be little money left in the kitty for software tools like photo editors. Thankfully, there are some very good free tools out there and in my software “kitbag”, I have the following: Image Browser Exif …

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RAM Installation Guide & FAQ

A cost effective way of speeding up your computer is to upgrade the RAM (Random Access Memory). Some may find this daunting, but the reality is that it is in-fact one of the simplest procedures even novices can use to drastically improve system performance. Checking your Operating System To avoid any unnecessary overspending, you need …

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5 Free Ways To Speed Up Your Computer (Software Based)

...ted data such as temporary internet files, system error reports, empty the recycle bin etc. To access the Disk Cleanup utility: Clink on the Windows start button (Bottom left hand corner) Then “All Programs” Then “Accessories” Then “System Tools” Finally click “Disk Cleanup” Alternatively you can search for it using the Windows search bar, this is also located by pressing the windows start button. First click on the Windows start button Then type...

Top 5 Must-Have Free Downloads

...led with the fact the most recent version is fully compatible with Office 2007 file types and has had a much needed speed increase means there has never been a better time to download yourself a copy. You can download Open Office here. Firefox/Google Chrome Firefox and Chrome are alternatives to using Internet Explorer as your internet browser. It amazes me how many people I speak to think that clicking the little blue ‘e’ on their desktop opens t...

Calculating Page Coverage with AP Fill

...industry standard way of measuring page yield is at a 5% coverage on an A4 page. The estimation of page coverage for a regular consumer can be rather difficult. So today I would like to point you in the direction of a wonderful free download named “AP Fill”. The download itself is available from a variety of places including the AVP Soft website. After a quick installation AP Fill will sit quietly in your system tray taking up precious little syst...

CD/DVD Firmware

...LG branded drive and ‘GSA-H10N’ was the model number. Once armed with this information you should head to the manufacturers website which again can be found relatively easy with a Google search. Once there head to the support section and whilst I can’t tell you exactly where to look you should simply look for a section dedicated to DVD drives and firmware updates. If you have problems locating firmware for your particular drive then a good place t...

BluRay and HD DVD

...al 4.7Gb. All HD DVD players are backwards compatible meaning that you can play standard DVD’s on your new player and there are already plenty of players out there as the technology has been established for a relatively long time. A potential downside to this technology is that no games consoles support this standard straight out the box although Xbox 360 owners do have the option to purchase a HD DVD upgrade for their machines separately from the...


...drives will take either format it is worth bearing in mind that a few new drives and plenty of older drives will still only take the one format it was designed to use. Historically DVD-R has always been the most widely accepted format although more recently some of the stand alone DVD recorders will only accept DVD+RW discs as there are a few technical advantages that lends this format more towards their specific task. Whilst the advantage of DVD...

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