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Everything You Need For Your PC

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 16, 2011 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

When you set up your new PC or completely restore your old one then you will pretty much need to start from scratch. At Box Off My Computer we recommend the following FREE software for your PC (or laptop);

AVG FREE - Free Anti-Virus


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HTML Colours Made Easy!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 25, 2011 at 9:26 AM Comments comments (1)

If you need help choosing a colour for your website background, website text content or anything else like that then check out this super cool HTML (hyper text markup language, the language of websites) colour code chart.

Click the image to go to the chart and choose your own colours...

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Sreensaver for Security?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)

A screensaver is what your computer screen shows when the computer is left idle or untouched for a while. Depending on your computer settings your screen may switch to the screensaver after 5 mins of being idle or up to a few hours after.

Some people prefer not to have a Screensaver on their computer as sometimes they can interupt movies or presentations where the computer will not be used or touched for a long period of time, as they're being watched from a distance.

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Price Comparison Tools

Posted by Box Off My Computer on February 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM Comments comments (0)

We've all heard of Price Comparison websites but what do they actually do?

Lets say you're looking to buy a new laptop, instead of searching through loads of websites such as;

Dell, Misco, Micro...

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What is a Kindle?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a Kindle?

Kindle is a hand held device used for downloading, storing and reading ebooks and other digital media such as magazines, newspapers and personal documents. You can even play audio files such as audiobooks and MP3s. The Kindle is continuously connected wirelessly to Amazon and its huge library of ebooks, mp3's and audiobooks and there for makes it easy for Amazon to make millions of pounds and for you to have a massive book collection without a...

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Update Plugins

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a Plugin?

(Also called plug-in, addin, add-in, addon, add-on, snap-in or snapin)

These days it seems there are Plugins for everything, especially Browsers.

Browser Plugins are used to add extra capabilities or features to your browser such as dectecting viruses, playing videos or they can link a program already on your com...

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What is an ipad?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on August 31, 2010 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Ipads are 'tablet computers' made by Apple.

A tablet computer or simply a tablet is a complete computer squeezed into flat touch screen that uses only a stylus, digital pen or fingertip as the primary input device (instead of a keyboard or mouse).

Ipads first appeared in our shops in January 2010. Even though prices range from £429 t...

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Increase Web Credibility

Posted by Box Off My Computer on July 12, 2010 at 4:11 PM Comments comments (1)

If you are a business owner or simply the owner of a website that you hope to make big one day, read through the following tips. We believe this to be good solid advice about getting your website or new business off the ground.

1. Find a Good Name

The company name is usually the first impression the customer gets of your business. If you're going to plaster it all over the internet, be sure the name is easy to remember, spell, and more importantly is releva...

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A Bit About Computer Memory!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Computer Memory is a toughy to discribe as each term has at least three accepted definitions.

So here it goes, a bit about computer memory, in very basic terms...

For Processor and Virtual Storage

1 Bit = Binary Digit

8 Bits = 1 Byte

1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyt...

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What is a URL?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 5, 2010 at 5:54 AM Comments comments (0)

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator

It is just another name for website address. At Box Off My Computer our URL is

To find the URL of a webpage, take a look at the top of your browser page.

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What Is Javascript?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 5, 2010 at 5:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Javascript is the most popular scripting language on the internet. It is used by Web Designers when building websites.

You will need to Enable Javascript in your browser in order to

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Save Money On Printer Inks and Toners!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 3, 2010 at 4:17 AM Comments comments (0)

If you require printer ink cartridges for your existing printer or you are thinking of buying a new printer, be sure to shop around first and check the prices of the inks. Prices can vary, but often the inks can be more expensive than the printer itself. Here are a few companies to check your prices with.

Check Out Ink Prices Before You Buy Your Printer!!!

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What is an RSS Feed?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 1, 2010 at 3:21 PM Comments comments (0)

RSS (Really Simple Syndication)


RSS is a method of distributing content in your website that you'd like others to use. In other words, it's a mechanism to "syndicate" your content easily with no fuss.

Or, you can subscribe to an RSS feed to be distributed all the latest content from your favourite sites.

To read more about RSS on Wikipedia click here.

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What is a Cookie?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 30, 2010 at 9:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Cookies are tiny files stored by your browser onto your conmputer that remember your personal settings. When you go to a site you've been to before, the cookies remind the site how you like the info on it to be displayed.

Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies...

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What is Cache?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Cache - Pronounced 'Kash'

A browser's cache is just some of its memory that's devoted to remembering what a page used to look like. Using cache, browsers can open pages they've seen before more quickly.

So, its basically something your Browser uses to remember what a webpage looks like.

To read about Cache on Wikipedia click here

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Get A Basic Website For Your Business!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM Comments comments (0)

A basic website is a website that is easy to create, manage and is very effective at providing an online presence for you or your business. It doesnt have to be expensive or massively time consuming.

At Box Off My Computer we offer a range of basic website packages that you can either learn to mange yourself or we can manage for you.

For details about what type of package would suit you and a price list please check out

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Adobe CS5 Free Trials Have Begun!!!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Adobe CS5 products are now shipping and are available for FREE TRIALS!

PLUS, Adobe has extended their free shipping offer for CS5 suites and added Photoshop software.

Adobe Trial Link

Adobe UK Special Offers Page

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What is an Operating System?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM Comments comments (0)

So what is an operating system?

An operating system is what your computer uses to manage programs. Buying or upgrading an operating system can be very expensive but these days operating systems are preinstalled on new computers.

A few examples of operating systems are Windows 7 (the latest in Microsoft Operating Systems). Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT and Windows 98. Most operating systems have different versions; suitable for different uses such as, h...

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A Mini Photobook & 50 Prints FREE!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 20, 2010 at 2:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Kodak Gallery are offering some cool hot deals this week, be quick not to miss them...

These offers will expire the 30th June.

- 50% off your first order

- Free mini photobook when you register

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Adobe CS5 Launch Event!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Get your first look at Adobe CS5 on April 12th 2010.

125x125 CS5

Its very exciting news if you're a photoshop lover!

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