Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Posted by Shirushiraz at 06:48
Whenever you encounter a problem with your computer, the first thing you do to troubleshoot is restarting it. The restart button of your computer is oft times the ultimate solution to any problem.
The fact that no one ever mentions the significance of a reboot is its uncertainty. Still, rebooting your computer forces the software to stop and start again, solving many issues in the process and thus recommended as a first aid for any device issue.
Below-mentioned are the reasons stating that how rebooting your computer fixes most of the problems:
Why Rebooting is a Good Idea
- If your computer freezes, rebooting could “unfreeze it.” However, it is believed that rebooting causes you to lose data. The reality is that when the computer is frozen your work automatically gets saved. So, rebooting is not going to make any changes to your data.
- At times Windows OS stops, showing the blue screen of death which is caused due to problem within a hardware driver or a hardware malfunction. When Windows reach such a state where it is not able to figure out any recovery means, it halts displaying the blue-screen of death. After that, your system automatically gets restarted.
- A fully occupied RAM could be the basis of memory leak creating extra substitute files on the hard drive but less efficient, “RAM.” A PC reboot gives a fresh start to your RAM by resetting the memory. This effectively helps in cleaning up of memory leaks.
- If you encounter any problem with your Wi-Fi or Internet connection, the software on your router or modem might have come across an issue. Restarting the router is a common solution for connection problems.
- When you restart your computer, it performs a series of diagnostic checks and often resolves the issues problems automatically.
Therefore if your computer is acting strange, rebooting usually fixes the problem. However, there are some issues which solely cannot be fixed by reboot but, it should be above every other measure which is being performed for troubleshooting the computing issues.
Posted by Shirushiraz at 06:47
Uninstall the program you don’t Use
You should remove any of the programs that you have not run for some time. You can select from a list of installed programs, sorted out by size and date. However, before you remove any file check if the is a program that will be required OS you use to run.
To remove such files and folders, follow these simple steps.
- Click on START > Settings > Control Panel
- Select Add/Remove Programs
Run Disk Cleanup
Inbuilt tool to delete temporary files and unimportant data are included in Windows. To use this program, you need to follow this simple step.
- Click right on the hard drive> select Properties.
- Click on Disk Clean Up.
- Select on the type of files you want to remove.
- Click OK.
The programs you can remove include temporary files, log files and other files. You can also remove unimportant files including files of recycle bin.
Remove the Duplicate Files
Duplicate files take-up most of the space; clean up disk space to create extra space in your system.
Mac, Windows and Linux OS users can use the Duplicate File Searcher to track the files that have been downloaded more than once.
Duplicate Commander can also be used by users of Windows OS.
Check the disk space
With hard disk analysis software, you can check the files that are consuming the space of your hard drive. The analysis application will scan the hard drive of your system and display the location of files and folders consuming maximum space.
System restore often do not has the same effect as desired and can take up extra space. Moreover, only Windows files are restored by System Restore. So think before you click on the system restore.
Following the above mentioned tips by cleaning up disk space you will be rewarded with space for new updates and downloads on your computer.
Posted by Shirushiraz at 06:46
A lot of scientists have done research on the sleeping criteria of the modern people and found that using electronic devices late night have an ill-effect on the health. Even late night reading on e-readers is not good for health. As per the Harvard Medical School that conducted an experimental study, such practices could result in REM (Rapid Eye Movement).
It doesn’t mean that you should throw the electronic devices in the backyard before going to sleep. Just follow these tricks and guard the health:
Limit your electronics time at night
During the night, always avoid using electronics. While the above are aids to help you get a good night’s sleep even with your favorite gadgets all around you, the trick is to allot yourself time for your electronics sessions and religiously follow them.
In the morning, always do meditation. Doing it regularly keep the mind relaxed and cleans the body spiritually and mentally. There is no need to follow a strict routine to do it daily for one or half an hour, but do it regularly (for at least 10 to 15 minutes at least). Also, if you don’t get the time to do it in the morning, then you can do it in the office too. Sit in a corner and then relax. Relaxing also keeps anxiety and stress away.
Wear amber-lensed goggles
Thanks to the modern technology that there are so many things that can help in relaxing. Wear amber-lensed goggles as it limits the blue light exposure to the eyes. Melatonin shades are effective too as well as affordable. Always switch on the electronic devices after wearing the goggles. Otherwise, you will end up stressed and frustrated.
Have a daily timetable to finish all the work before you go to sleep. Following this will help in relaxing the mind so that it can become active for the coming day. If possible, say no to the electronics during night. Sleeping is a regular process that recharges the body for next day. If anything interrupts in between, then it will automatically kill your productivity for the next day.
Sleep should be something that can actually relax your body, mind and spirits and prepare to handle stress the next day. So, get yourself ready to welcome these tools into your daily life and make the most of these.
Posted by Shirushiraz at 06:45
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Methods of Making Money Online
Obviously, this was going to be the first on my list (I am also a professional blogger after all!). Professional blogging is one of the best known method of getting income from computer based jobs. We all arrive at blogs while surfing and we see advertisements on many blogs. So, we can easily know that the owner of that blog is earning some amount of money from writing the blog content.
There are a number of good and free blog sites where you can easily setup your blog. After setup, you should write about things that really interest you. Once your blog is adequately settled (let’s say when it begins to receive 100 visitors a day), then you should put online ads on it. You can use Google AdSense for getting ads (like I do on TechWelkin) or you can use ad service provided by other networks like Yahoo! Media.net. WordPress.com also provides its own ads.
By the way, did you know that Google makes 95% of its revenue from advertisement? Bloggers get share from this revenue if they publish Google ads on their blogs. I keep on writing articles about how to become a successful blogger. You should keep an eye on these articles.
Skills required for professional blogging: Good command on language, ability to write in an interesting way, familiarity with basic coding and other technical stuff like SEO.
All websites and blogs require a “theme” (also called template or skin) which dictates how the site looks like. For example, TechWelkin theme is based on Genesis Framework and I have designed it myself.
You can also become a theme designer if you have good sense of design and other required skills. Once a theme is done, you can sell it on theme stores or you can setup your own website through which people can buy your themes. Designing themes for platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Drupal etc. is a lucrative business. You can earn decently income from this profession.
Yes! you can be an online teacher. And the great thing about it is that you can teach virtually anything. So, whatever is your skill and expertise —you will be able to offer lessons to perspective students.
SkillsShare is one such service which allows you to be an online teacher. After registering, you can create courses (classes) on whatever subject you know. It could range anything from cooking to mathematics to engineering to designing to languages to whatever!
There is another similar service called Udemy. On these websites you basically sell your courses to earn money from online teaching service. You get paid when a student takes the online course developed by you.
Skills required: expertise in subject on which you’re offering course. Knowledge of Photoshop and making videos is also useful as these things can make your course more interesting and easy to understand.
If you have a story to tell or if you want to share your expertise in the form of a book, well then, go ahead and write a book! What better could be there than writing a book! You don’t need traditional pen and paper. Become a completely tech-savvy author.Use MS-Word to write your book. Once the book is ready, you don’t even need a publisher! You can self-publish and sell e-book versions through platoforms like Amazon’s Kindle, Google Play Store and Apple’s app store (iBooks). If you’re in India, Flipkart,Infibeam etc. are also great choices. You can sell both e-books or printed books.
Also there are online services like Lulu where you can order print copies of your book. Buyers will be able to purchase print copies right from there or you can put print copies on sale through Amazon, Flipkart, eBay etc. Pothi.com is an Indian venture that can print self-published books.
Can you draw well enough? Have you ever thought that even your drawing (or even doodling) can help you make free money online?
You can print designs, drawings or photos created by you on items like coffee cups, t-shirts, bags etc. and then sell them. A friend of mine is pretty good at making designs. She created her own zazzle online shop and began to sell stuff. Here is how it works:
I am sure you have watched more than one videos on YouTube. All internet users have! It is after all the world’s largest video sharing service. But now enough of just watching. Create your own videos and share them with the world. What’s more, you can earn money from these videos!
You can shoot small (or big!) video clips using mobile phone, handycam or professional video camera. Or you can make videos from pictures using your computer. OR you can create animated videos and tutorials. Once your video is ready, upload it on YouTube and monetize it. YouTube will show ads along with your video and share revenue with you.
A lot of people have earned great amount of money through this online work. Most of it is home-based job —but you may need to venture outside to shoot videos.
Skills required: Know how of shooting and editing videos.
Posted by Shirushiraz at 09:18