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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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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 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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Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 6, 2010 at 10:39 AM Comments comments (0)

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What Is ECDL?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 25, 2009 at 5:38 AM Comments comments (1)

ECDL stands for European Computer Driving License.

ICDL stands for International Computer Driving License.


It is an internationally recognised qualification that will teach you all the basics in computers that a user should know. It will greatly improve your confidence with computers both in work and at home and is suitable for all skill levels. 


Courses are generally ran in collages and workplaces all over the country.

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Before You Buy A New Machine

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 7, 2009 at 3:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Buying a new computer can be a headache. The jargon alone is enough to put anybody off.


Basic Spec Info.

Computer Specifications can seem like gobbledegook to many people. But when searching keep an eye out for the following details.


Memory / RAM > Ram Memory will basically determin the computers thinking speed, so the higher the better. We would recommend anything above 2GB RAM.


Opporating System > Usual...

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