Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Never Ending Battle of Best Buy

It has come to my attention that we are always striving to find the best that we can have, whether that product incorporates technology or is simply a product from another range. We always think that we should get the best, and everything until we find that miraculous product is obsolete. We think that anything but the best will do. But then we take that product home and realise.

We begin to realise that if we had gotten any of those products that we were looking at that we would be happy. That the device, whether it be a camera or computer, would have been satisfactorily. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t research your purchase, I’m just saying to have a look at different products in different lights. It is probable that you will eventually find some product that will not suit your needs, and that for the most part you will be happy with your purchase.

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A Definition of Smart

“It’s an elusive concept. There’s a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To walk into a situation, have something explained to you and immediately say, “Well, what about this?” To ask an insightful question. To absorb it in real time. A capacity to remember. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.”

Bill Gates

Xbox One – Not All It Seems

The Xbox One was shown just a week ago. Whilst a lot of hype is evident, both throughout the media and personal conversations, there are some noticeable drawbacks when it is compared to both its predecessor and Sony’s new console. Microsoft has really kicked itself in the face this time, and for a variety of reasons. Some of the drawbacks are:

Xbox One Reveal

  • The inability to play used/second-hand games
  • Cloud Based Computing – Hindrance or a Blessing?
  • Kinect
  • Lower Processing Power
  • Optimised for Entertainment – NOT Gaming
  • Region Locked – Games must be purchased from the same country
  • Microsoft’s inability to make new GUI Interfaces

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“You can’t just…

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“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

Steve Jobs

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The Importance of Updating

So it was just a few days ago that I was trying to play a game on my pc. Of course, this computer wasn’t top of the line, but it suffices to do most things that I need it to do.

After installing the game, a fairly simple process and applying the update I started to play the game. For those who are wondering what this game is it is Trials Evolution: Gold Edition, it was made made Redlynx in conjunction with Ubisoft.

For those interested, Trials is a fast paced game where the player controls a motorbike that is stuck on the x axis. In essence, it is a ‘3-D’ platformer, with fairly good graphics. Redlynx has released most of their series into Xbox Arcade games, with only one other game made for the PC. This game is Trials Second Edition. I believe this game (Trials Evolution) to be one of my most played games on the computer, and with lots of levels to play in.
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Revising

After much procrastination I don’t believe that my particular audience is particularly interested in tutorials on how to do things on the latest technology. Fr that I believe Google will suffice, and my results will surely not follow in the top ten, something that most people do not look beyond.

However quality content is the key, and I will be recounting various difficulties that I face when using computers, and giving word of mind of how I overcame them. So instead of a mindless blog with no passion behind it, I believe I would rather not have the full content as I would of rather hoped, but rather a true blog about technology.

For those listening in, please don’t think that I am giving up on giving everything tech related. I am simply going to try a different approach in order to gain attention and momentum.

Now that I have said my mind, I believe that I would rather stop now, instead of boring you to death, and with no chance of my fellow readers following me or giving me feedback on how boring I am.

As always, please feel free to browse my blog, nothing I right is confidential, it is published to the web and so it should stay that way.

I hope you return in order to see how the website is going, and hope you all the best for your own blogging 🙂

32 to 64 Bit Computing

A lot of PC software today is optimised for 64 bit processors. These processors are enabled to ‘run’ at faster speeds, meaning better software and productivity. Also, under 32 bit systems, your OS will only allow you to use 3GB of your RAM, meaning whatever excess you have will, effectively, be wasted.

 But even if your computer is 64 bit enabled, your OS might not be. And know it or not, the major operating systems do not make it easy for you to upgrade – namely being Windows and Mac.

So when I installed Windows 8 on my computer, I was told it would be easy to upgrade. They were wrong. I was running a 32 bit version of Windows Vista, which wasn’t too bad. When I purchased the disc from my local store they said to simply insert the 64 bit disc (as it came with 32/64), which I had assumed. But when I inserted the disc, it said wrong disc, please insert 32. After a bit of fiddling around, I found some luck. I did it in a few steps, but had I known this before, it would have saved me a lot of time and hassle.

Installing Windows 8

After you’ve read my previous article on choosing the best OS, you may in fact be wondering how to install an OS and if you could do it. The answer to that is yes, all you have to do is follow the steps, and once its finished installing you’ll be wondering how you ever doubted yourself!

In this tutorial we will be going through the how to install Windows 8, as this is the latest version of Windows and one in which most users will be upgrading to.

 Some of the things that you’ll need for this tutorial are:

  • Valid Serial Number for Windows 8 Activation
  • Windows 8 Disc/Download (For Upgrade – Not Clean Install)
  • An Internet Connection or Optical Drive

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Windows 8 – Pros and Cons

Upgrading an OS (Operating System) can be a hard decision, especially if you are buying a new decision and wondering what OS to run. Windows 8 is a great operating system, but for some people may end up being too much of a leap. Windows is known (or notorious) for its new start menu, designed for the typical touch screen user. Sadly not many of us computer users have touch screen users, so the novelty of Windows 8 is ‘gone’, but it is still useable, and very, very user friendly, when being compared to the desktop (normal) windows mode (which is fortunately still there if anyone is wondering.

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Welcome

This website is simply a carry over from my original website – tourthetech.blogspot.com

After much consideration I had to forego the change, and am sure that this website will be superior to that of my previous. For one thing it will have a much clearer aim, to give tutorials – not news and speculation – about everything tech.

I will be hoping to give information on how to perform certain actions in your computer – or even online. After starting out my blog on speculation between the different Operating Systems, and strayed to far from the motive of the blog. Instead of deleting my previous posts, I have chosen to start afresh on wordpress, which is in my opinion, superior to blogger.

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