Basic Skills

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Open any image format with ease

>In our last post we told you about 2 great programs to use to open any video formats but we had a number of enquiries about viewing (and editing) some obscure image files images. Go to http://cnet.co/iE16Mi to download a free product called “IrfanView”. This small program will open / edit images in any file format … Continue reading

Play any video file with ease

>Have you ever struggled to play a video file? You now have two perfect options to solve this problem. Go to http://www.download.com/ and download either one of these free products. Once you have installed them they will play 98% of any video formats you may have. They are: – GOM Media Player – VLC Media … Continue reading

Where has all the space gone on your computer?

You want to find out how much space your music collection is taking up? You want to find out why you can no longer fit downloaded movies onto your harddrive? Here is the answer… You laptop or PC has a certain amount of hard disk space which you can store files on. In a standard … Continue reading

Keeping Microsoft Windows updated is easy, free and important

For Windows users, you should regularly install Microsoft suggested critical updates! If you have a Windows operating system installed on your computer you should ensure that it is set to receive automatic updates as they are released. These updates are released as security and performance issues are identified on a regular basis, so receiving the … Continue reading

9 easy steps to solving any hardware problem

Should your equipment fail to turn on, be recognised by your system, or function properly, follow these 9 easy steps to address some of the most common hardware issues: 1. Determine that equipment has been assembled correctly, by consulting your product manual or referencing the manufacturer’s Web site. 2. Confirm that your device is securely … Continue reading

What are the differences between CDs and DVDs?

There is a link on Dr Marc Dussault’s blog about what is the difference between CDs and DVDs. This link is to the BigPong Help Centre where there is a full explanation about: – What the main differences are between the two – How much information and what kind of information various CDs and DVDs … Continue reading

Common Internet Error Messages Explained

Sometimes you can find great information to everyday questions in the FAQ section or customer support section of major service providers. If you’re not a BigPond subscriber, you might not have seen this list of common error messages explained – click on the hyperlink below for a list you’ll want to keep handy the next … Continue reading

How to send large files over the internet Part 2

A colleague has sent us another link to send large files over the internet, where using the free feature, you can upload 500mb files with ease to share with others. (Read Part 1 of this post to get the details of how useful this tool really is.) The site is http://www.megaupload.com and we have already … Continue reading