Blue Screen Of Death – BSOD Error Codes, What they are and how to fix them

When you see a blue screen pop up on your windows computer, you know something bad is going on. A blue screen, commonly known as the blue screen of death, appears when a critical system error has occurred. The blue screen is a stop error, which means it makes the system stop responding and dumps the memory in order to prevent damage to the hardware of the computer.

As intimidating as it may seem, the blue screen is not as bad as it looks. Luckily, most blue screens do not mean there is permanent damage to your computer. Most can be fixed by identifying the error and then doing simple steps to resolve the problem. If you are having problems with bluescreening on your pc, read on, as this article may be able to help you. Continue reading Blue Screen Of Death – BSOD Error Codes, What they are and how to fix them

Why Your PC Is Crashing And How To Fix It, Stop Computer Crashes

My computer crashes, what should I do?

If your computer is crashing, there is something wrong. This post will help you identify what is wrong with your PC computer, and what can be done to fix it.

The first thing you want to do is figure out how your computer is crashing.

Is it crashing with a stop error (blue screen)? Is it overheating and shutting off? Or is it shutting off when a specific action is done (e.g.) running a certain program. Or maybe, it’s just shutting off at random times, and is not happening in any pattern? If one of those four things is happening to you, read on, we may be able to solve your problem. Continue reading Why Your PC Is Crashing And How To Fix It, Stop Computer Crashes

How To Stop Your Computer From Falling Asleep – Windows And Mac

If you’re downloading a large file, or just want to keep a program running while you go somewhere, or sleep, you don’t want your computer going into its sleep mode, because that would stop it from continuing. Fortunately its quick and easy to make it so your computer will not automatically sleep on both Windows and Mac OS. Continue reading How To Stop Your Computer From Falling Asleep – Windows And Mac

25 Things You Can Do On A Computer

1. Play Games

There is an endless amount of games on the internet. Playing games on your computer is a great way to pass time.

2. Type Documents

If there is something you need to type, whether it be a letter, an article, or even just a shopping list, it can be done on a computer quickly and easily.

3. Listen To Music

If a song is out, you can find it on the internet and listen to it on your computer, even while you’re offline. I recommend iTunes for managing your songs. Continue reading 25 Things You Can Do On A Computer

How To Defrag Your Pc Quickly And Easily

If your computer is running slow it may seem like a good idea to defrag your computers drive. But maybe you were told that it needed to be done by someone else, and you don’t know what it means. That’s okay.

Basically, when you defrag your computers hard drive, your computer moves files around so they are easier to access. Because the files are easier to access it makes the computer quicker to find them and use them. Think of it this way. Lets say I had a list of 1000 names for guests at a party of mine. I had to have someone check someones name to see if it is on the list. However, all the guest names are in random order. It’d be much quicker for me to move all the names around until they’re in alphabetical order, so when the time comes that I need those names I’ll be able to find them much faster.

So now that you hopefully understand the importance of defragging and what it does, I can show you how it’s done. It’s very simple actually.  Continue reading How To Defrag Your Pc Quickly And Easily

7 Things Google Knows About You

1. Google know what you search:

They keep track of everything you search. They used this in their Adwords program.

2. Google Knows What Videos You Watch:

They use this information to recommend you videos on YouTube.

3. Google knows every webpage you visit:

If you use Google Chrome internet browser, every page you view in that browser can be shared with Google. Google has confirmed that they do not use this information to display ads on your computer.

4. Google may know when you’re going to be sick:

If you search for illnesses using Google search, it is being recorded by Google. For example, if you search up keywords relating to how to cure a flu illness, Google keeps track of that. It is rumored they use that information to keep track of where illnesses start and where they are spreading to, and they can estimate when a virus will reach a certain area.  Continue reading 7 Things Google Knows About You

Upcoming Minecraft Beta 1.8

Many people who play Minecraft are waiting for the new update, deemed the “Adventure Update”. It is called the adventure update because there is going to be a new mode called adventure mode, where I’m guessing you can play preset adventures implemented by Mojang. There are also going to be NPC villages, which will be Non-Player-Characters who build buildings and collect resources just like a normal minecraft player would. I think this will make single player a lot more fun because it will allow users to have a multiplayer experience in single player. They will also be implementing creative mode, where players will be able to create various things, as the title implies. Critical hits and sprinting will make combat much better in Minecraft. When you hit a mob, you will get a chance to hit extra damage and sprinting will let you get around quicker. Lastly, there will be more things to farm and maybe a new mob! I hope everyone feels the same way I do about this update!

7 iPad Tricks You Might Not Have Known

1. You can take a screenshot of your iPad by pressing the homebutton and then quickly the lock button. The screenshot will automatically be saved to your photos.

2. You can undo your last paste (when you copy and paste things) by shaking the iPad and then press the “Undo Paste” button.

3. You can go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility and set your iPad so pressing the home button three times quickly will make everything go to inverse colors.

4. You can hold a letter on a keyboard to see more options for it (for example, if you held down the “a” key, it would give you an option for “a” with all of the different accent variations)

5. In Safari or Mail, if you tap the top bar at the top of the page, it will automatically scroll up to the top.

6. While typing, if you tap the space bar twice quickly, it will put a period and then a space, which saves you some time if you are typing a lot of sentences.

7. When typing on the iPad 2, you can quickly type an apostrophe by clicking the comma key and flicking up.

How to turn on your Windows Firewall (Seven, Vista and XP)

If your computer is being supported by Windows, then your computer also has a built in firewall. If your having virus problems, you might want to check to see that this firewall is on if you don’t own a different firewall (such as Norton, Cisco, etc.). To check this, click the windows button in the bottom right corner, then in the search bar type Run. When the run window is open, type Firewall.cpl, and then click enter.

A screen should pop up like this one below.

If it says Windows Firewall is on, then your fine! For any reason, if its off and you want to turn it on click the Change Settings and change the setting from off to on.

So, why should my firewall be on?

A firewall checks information coming in from the internet and blocks it if it is unsafe. With your firewall off, this process is not happening. A firewall can help prevent hackers from gaining access to your computer, as well as helping to prevent viruses from spreading to your computer, or other computers.

How to make glass letters in Photoshop, nice glass effect

A Logo Tutorial With Photoshop

Do you want to learn how to make something like the image below in Adobe Photoshop? You can spice up any project or presentation with text like this and it could make your overall presentation better.

Step 1.

First off, you have to create a new document. Go to File>New… and create a new one. Once you get to the screen below, type in a name for you document and your width and height (in pixels). It doesn’t really matter what you choose but you might want something pretty large to work with.

Be sure to change background contents to transparent.

Step 2.

Select two colors for you gradient, showed by the red arrow, and then click the gradient tool showed by the green arrow. You can apply the gradient by dragging the tool across your screen, and in this case I started on the bottom and dragged it to the top for this effect.

Step 3.

Next, click on the text tool showed by the red arrow and click anywhere in your box, then type whatever you want to make glassy. In this case I chose the word “Glass” and used 200pt font “cooper std”.

Step 4.

For this step, double click the text layer on the bottom right hand of your screen (it has a capital “T”) and a window like this should pop up. Check Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, and Bevel and Emboss sections of the box. Then, change all the settings for each individual effect (blending options:custom, drop shadow, inner shadow, inner glow, and bevel and emboss) to the settings showed below.

Congratulations! Your done! Press OK on the box to confirm the settings, and see as your text looks as if it is glass! No matter where you move the text, it will always show the color of whatever the background is.