Nobody likes being talked about behind their back but it’s useful to know if it’s happening. Robert Irvine reveals how to find out whether and where you’ve been mentioned online
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Some of the web’s most interesting and useful content is buried beneath the surface. Wayne Williams reveals how to access hidden gems that few people know about
The web has so much great free stuff that it might seem greedy to want even more, but if you dig below the surface you can uncover all manner of delights. Some of the most interesting online content isn’t immediately visible to the casual browser because it’s either still being tested, is supposed to have been removed, isn’t prominently flagged on the site’s homepage or can’t be found for some other, more mysterious reason. In this feature, we reveal the web’s best-kept secrets. Over the following six pages, we show you how to access content that’s no longer available, unlock hidden tests and experiments, reveal secret tools and forbidden sites, and much more.
We also reveal some of the latest Easter Eggs concealed in your favourite websites and software, from the cute cat that’s hidden in Android Nougat to Google’s secret stock of animal noises.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
01 [Windows] Delete non-executed print commands from the printer memory
It is already annoying enough when Windows does not print a document but it gets even worse when the print job cannot be deleted. You can bring this issue to order with some manual intervention. First, terminate the service "Print queue”. Open the "Run” window using the shortcut [Win] + [R] or via the Windows Start menu and type "services.msc”. In the "Services” windows, search for "Printer Queue”, right click on it and go to the command "End”. Subsequently, delete the file to be printed, from the printer memory. Open the path "C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS” and delete the files in this folder. Thereafter, restart the "Print Queue” service. For this, open the Windows services as described above, where you type the command "services.msc” in the "Run” window. Right-click again on the service "Print Queue" and click on "Start” in the context menu.
A broken notebook doesn’t have to be repaired at a repair shop. Our experts will tell you what kind of minor damages you can repair yourself and what you need to look out for when doing so
Notebooks keep on outstripping conventional PCs, becoming so popular because they accommodate a computer with all peripherals plus battery in a compact body. But the high degree of integration increases the susceptibility to errors and complicates repairs. Furtheremore, the trend of thinner and lighter laptops aggravates the situation. With more affordable ultrabooks, special components or components soldered onto the motherboard are used, user-friendly screws replaced by adhesives and the weightsaving design is rarely the most robust one. Therefore, many notebook owners do not dare to repair the notebooks themselves. In view of higher costs and long processing times by the manufacturers service centre, Some end up buying new notebooks instead of repairing their current one.
There are many benefits when you tune up your home network, such as more bandwidth, a more stable network and secure connections. We did some research and tried out the best tips
In the old days, the grey PC was the only device that could access the internet and it had to use a cable. Today, WiFi networks are dominating the scenario. According to a survey, there are about 21 million internet users in Malaysia alone. Furthermore, each home network contains an ever-increasing number of devices that are transmitting via radio, such as TVs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Some households even use NAS, radios, speakers and devices like Google’s Chromecast. The number of devices is set to rise even further in the future, with Smart homes beginning to integrate lamps, heaters, cameras and refrigerators into the home network.