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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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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 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

http://www.boxoffmycomputer.co.uk/


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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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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Enable Cookies

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A cookie (also tracking cookie, browser cookie, and HTTP cookie) is a small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser. Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies makes some websites unusable.
To read more about cookies click here


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Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM Comments comments (0)

If your browser is playing up, sluggish and struggling with certain functions, it may be time to

Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.


What Is Cache?

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.


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Get Fed Computer Help With RSS

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 4:22 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.


You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to be distributed all...

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New Account Settings on Facebook

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Account Settings - Use this for controlling your account settings such as name, password, email address etc.


First you will have noticed the new layout for 2010 so finding your way around will be a bit different. To get to 'Account' look at the top right hand side of the facebook page.


You will this this,

On once ...

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Avoid Holiday Nightmares

Posted by Box Off My Computer on February 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (0)

Before you go on holiday, use the internet to view and read up on the details of your hotel and holiday first. Websites such as tripadvisor.co.uk and holidaywatchdag.com offer plenty of travelor information tips and advice.


Simply visit these (or some of these sites) and search for the name of your hotel or your holiday destination. You will be able to read reviews from other visitors and gather more info about your holiday.


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Zip and File Compression Help.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 30, 2010 at 4:37 AM Comments comments (0)

So what is a zip file (.zip)?

A zip file is a file that has been compressed to reduce it's size. Zipping is also known as archiving or compressing. Although normally compression is optional in a zip archive, and if it is used, it is applied on a per-file basis. Before you zip up files or unzip files you must have zip software or facilities on your computer.


Has Your Computer Got Zip Facilities?

Most modern day computers using Windows...

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What is Skype?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM Comments comments (0)


Skype is an application for your computer that allows you to make voice or video calls over the internet. Skype to Skype calls are free of charge and it is also free to download to your computer which is super cool! If you want to use Skype to call landlines or mobile phones you can do so for a fee.


So generally if...

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What is a Favicon?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 9, 2010 at 5:38 AM Comments comments (0)

What Is A Favicon?

Favicon is short for 'Favourites Icon'.


This is our favicon at Box Off My Computer.


They help a site to look professionally built and they're very easy to add to your site.


We use a free online Favicon Generator www.favicon.co.uk that is also very easy to use.


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Send Photos By Email (hotmail)

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM Comments comments (0)

 

To send photos, pictures or files by email.

We use Hotmail for this example but the principles are similar for most other internet based email so give it a go.


- Log in to your hotmail

- Inbox to check your mail

- Select 'New'

- Type in the email address of the person you are sending the pictures to in the 'To' box.

- Type in a title in the 'Subject' box.

- Then above the subject box you should see 'Attach' with...

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Computer Courses in Liverpool

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 1, 2009 at 5:28 AM Comments comments (0)



Check out Liverpool City Council website for computer courses in your area.


Click here to ...

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What is a Browser?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 29, 2009 at 6:19 AM Comments comments (0)

A web browser is what you need to access the internet from your computer or laptop.

Examples of web browsers are...


Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is Microsofts baby, it comes already installed on computers with Windows.

If you would like to know more about Internet explorer or would like to download it for free,

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How To Enable Javascript.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 22, 2009 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (0)

Javascript is software that helps applications and programs work on your computer. You will need Javascript to be enabled in order to play certain games, watch catch up TV etc.  For more info on Javascript click here


To download and install Java onto your computer click here or go to java.com


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