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How to use Instagram on a Computer

Instagram has been an integral part of the mobile experience of smartphone users and seems like it will continue to do so. An amazing idea to share beauty though a picture(and may be words), it was quickly identified as a platform to advance careers and business. You may have across a lot of #insta users who have managed to turn it into a cash yielding stream of constant income. I am not talking about the celebrities, but #influencers and they need some tricks up their sleeves to do this.
Have you ever felt the inability to post a picture from your computer(desktop/laptop) to Instagram? Or perhaps, you were brought here because you searched how to post on Instagram using laptop or desktop. Well, it is not that difficult and I am going to show you just that, in this post.

Instagram is a mobile app and hence it was built to be used to post pictures from a user's mobile device. But there has to be some way to post pictures that are not on your phone. Instead they are in …
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Google Docs

The most sought out software, when I was working as a store Computer Technician, was MS Office(Microsoft Office.)  I would suggest clients  to go with the Open Office suite, however, they were not really fond of the user interface(UI - the look) of it. It was very crude, yet served the purpose. Along came Google with their Docs app.

Google Docs is a great offering for a home user looking for a no-purchase alternative to MS Word. Google has other Office software, too; however we will only concentrate on Google Docs.

Well, the first advantage is that Google Docs has no upfront fee. That is you do not require to purchase or need a credit card to use the full featured version. It allows user to create documents and save them online. Saved documents can be easily downloaded in a desired format. It is a way better option than the Open Source Office suites.

So, lets start on how to use it. It is pretty simple, no installation required as Docs is a web application. That means, it works online.…

How to stay safe on the Internet?

Have you wondered what is the safest way to surf the Internet? Did you ever Google How to stay safe online or on the Internet or the social media?
I was asked for tips to surf the web safely and I compiled the following list. I have tried to cover most of the topics, however, I would encourage the reader to always keep current about know Internet threats.







On the Internet, you need to know how your web browser can help you and what Unique Resource Locater(URLs) are.
www.google.com is a URL. So, when you are on a website, your browser displays a lock icon in the address bar. If its green, then your browser indicates that the URL is safe. You can click on it and find more details. 2.A lot of trusted websites now use https instead of http. 3. Before you go on the web make sure you have an up-to-date: Java plug-inFlash plug-inAnti Virus(Windows Defender works great)BrowserWindowsFile Backup
3. It is best not to click on ads. They are generated randomly and may lead you anywhere.
4. Before clicking…

How to Optimize Windows Startup Process?

Everybody recommends having the bare minimum programs at startup for a faster PC, but how would one do that? This process requires some know-how and a lot of googling and reading(also understanding).

At boot, Windows loads all the processes necessary for the user to be able to use the applications installed. However, a user does not need all of these processes all the time. Hence, it is better to have the bare minimum processes load at boot up and then the user can start required programs using shortcuts.

If you have a new windows PC, you may have some factory installed software that your manufacturer installs. This is annoying as you may need to purchase the software to use it, it is a trial version or you just do not need it. Furthermore, these programs may load at startup thus taking a toll on the boot process. So how to get rid of the junk in your PC startup?

You will be suggested to use tools(software) to do so, but that sort of defeats the purpose. Now you have added another softwa…

How to Speed up your Windows Computer?

Whether you are buying a computer for business or for personal use, being knowledgeable about your purchase help realize your options and make an optimal decision.

Its not new that Windows PC users struggle with speed issues. Computing speed mainly depends on two kinds of factors:Hardware and Software. In this post we shall see how these factors come into play and how some changes in the operating system can speed up your computer.

Hardware

In the Box: Its a major player in computer speed. Faster Processor and High Frequency RAM(Memory) are key in computing speed. When buying a PC look for these specifications. Usually, people would say as if my PC can connect to the internet or can I use to view pictures. Wake up consumers, all computers can do that in 2019.



1. Processor: Processor speed is measured in gigahertz (GHz). Higher the number(speed), faster the processor. Also cores play a major role. 4 cores are better than a single core. Even the newer tablets(processors in the tablets) are qu…

2.1 Speaker Setting for Windows

A lot of PC users have 2.1 speaker systems, but are not able to reap the benefits in later versions of Windows edition. Windows 8.1 onward, we have sound settings for stereo, quadraphonic, 5.1 and 7.1. When the 2.1 system is set to stereo settings, the sub woofer would have sound, but wouldn't function as it would normally. Bottom line, No BASS!! Do you want to know, how to set a windows 2.1 system in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10?

Well the answer is not that difficult. Just follow these simple steps.


Right click on the Sound icon in the system tray(lower right hand corner). Click "Playback Devices". You will see the Sound window, as below: Right the audio output device. i.e. "Speakers".Select "Configure Speakers".A configuration dialog box will open up with the title "Speaker Setup". Select "5.1" and click "Next".In "Customize your selection", uncheck "Center" and "Side pair". The "Subwoofer" o…