The landscape has changed when it comes to the average person's must-have gadgets. Smartphones very often replace laptops nowadays. This sure wasn't the case six years ago. But this spells good news for prices on laptops. They've been dropping in price impressively over the last few years. There are several quality budget laptops competing for your dollar that do high-powered computing. However like all things, there are a handful that reign supreme. We've compiled the five best budget laptops based on the lowest price and features with no laptop in our list climbing over $600. Our guide will outline the five best low-end laptops.
Now you can drink your coffee, pet your dog and use your computer all at the same time. That's right, technology is finally making it possible to easily use the PC hands-free, and the keyboard and mouse will soon be mere options in a sea of computer-use technologies. Voice recognition is just the beginning of the options available too, with ingenious devices popping up all over aiming to provide a solution to this long existing quandary, which is nice - the voice isn't always the hands-free alternative you want to use. Our guide will outline 6 awesome ways to use your computer completely hands-free.
Sometimes you need to have access to a website's data while offline. Maybe you’d like a backup of your own website but your hosting service doesn’t have an option to do so. It may be the case that you’d like to imitate how a popular website is structured or what their CSS/HTML files look like. Whatever the case there are a few ways you can download a part of or a complete website for offline access. Some websites are too good to simply linger online that's why we’ve gathered 5 ways you can easily download any website right to your local PC, similar to our guide about backing up your Twitter account. The programs we mention below can serve this purpose very well. The options are straightforward enough that you can begin downloading an entire website in just a couple minutes.
Your computer can do a lot more than just send emails, surf the web and run your favorite programs. It can also help you lose weight and stay fit. From following the best weight loss gurus on social media to brilliant weight loss apps for your browser and OS, turning to the PC to lose weight has never been a better idea. It's all about two methods - either plugging into a supportive community or using one of the smart services or apps that are available - to find the help you need to do your weight loss bidding. Our guide will outline how to lose weight and get the body you've been dreaming of using your computer.
Whether you call it a laptop cooling pad or a notebook cooler, people have been skeptical of this laptop-cooling device since the beginning. Many doubt it can keep temperatures under control, thus extending it's lifespan, while others believe it can certainly prevent overheating. Perhaps the lifespan of the battery isn't as extended, but studies, such as one conducted by Brigham Young University, have proven that laptop coolers do help keep laptops around 20% cooler (5 - 10 degrees). When you keep your hard drive cool, your laptop's lifespan is extended in a big way. Another impact is the amount of power you use as the fans don't need to work as hard. They also help keep laptops cool by elevating the laptop off the surface about 2 inches, allowing air-circulation underneath.
Maybe you don’t have time to buy a gift or a greeting card at the store or perhaps you just don’t want to destroy more forests to create paper. Whenever your reasons, online greeting cards, also known as e-cards, have become the go-to greeting card solution for millions of people. They’ve also unfortunately gotten a bad rap for one big misstep – often times providing cards of low quality, especially on the free sites. For years, online greeting cards sites only provided the good cards for those who were willing to pay, but that’s not the case anymore. There are
iTunes has become the standard transfer medium for music to our iOS devices. While our frustrations of the software arose, alternatives also sprung up. These programs offer an alternative method to transfer music to an iPhone or iPad. We’ll be looking at some applications for use via a computer and then some apps that can be downloaded on an iOS device for streaming music. Every method below avoids using iTunes during the transfer process. See Also: 2 Ways to Backup and View iPhone Text Messages on Your PC Using Desktop Apps Desktop apps don’t require anything but a computer and the
Whether you use your Android phone or tablet for business or pleasure, there’s a high chance that you use it to keep track of things you need to do. Rather than having to track down an app shortcut to launch a calendar tools, a widget can be used to show you the information you need at a glance; here we take a look at five of the best. Your calendar can be home to all manner of information, and it could include information that you need to be able to see quickly. If someone asks you if you are available
There’s always new updates being made to Chrome, with Google devs creating new ways to make tasks easier. In the latest Chrome update, they’ve added a new tab page, as well as a more direct way to restore recently closed tabs. While the previous methods worked just fine, the latest method is a nice supplement to the new changes made to the New Tab page. Our guide will outline the old and new methods for restoring recently closed tabs in Chrome. Access Recently Closed Tabs Previous Method Ctrl + Shift + T: One of the most common ways to restore
What else do you do when you need to pass the time on the Internet, but try to find some entertainment? If you’re bored of movies or surfing the web, the only remaining logical thing to do is play some games. There are tons of websites out there that have a large collection of online games. Some game sites are fit for kids while others are open for all ages. Some games involve shooting while others require a different skill like puzzle-solving or board games. Among these categories, and more, is what we can spend our time with when boredom
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