How To Build Your Own PC

While laptops and mobile devices seem to be taking over the world, there’s still a place for desktop PC’s. Building your own ensures you get the components you want or need and these sites will get you building your own PC in no time.

I started building PC’s because it’s usually cheaper to build your own than buy a new one from a vendor. I got tired of components failing and having to be replaced, and building my own system ensured I could get reliable and good quality components. A big plus is that I never paid someone else to repair my computer or replace parts that failed.

I learned by doing, trial and error, failing and doing it again, but you don’t have to do that. There are a few good guides on how to assemble a PC, and sites that will help you decide which parts to choose to build a PC. There are also pre-selected systems that range from a basic home and office PC to high end gaming systems.  Read More

How To Build Your Own PC

While laptops and mobile devices seem to be taking over the world, there’s still a place for desktop PC’s. Building your own ensures you get the components you want or need and these sites will get you building your own PC in no time.

I started building PC’s because it’s usually cheaper to build your own than buy a new one from a vendor. I got tired of components failing and having to be replaced, and building my own system ensured I could get reliable and good quality components. A big plus is that I never paid someone else to repair my computer or replace parts that failed.

I learned by doing, trial and error, failing and doing it again, but you don’t have to do that. There are a few good guides on how to assemble a PC, and sites that will help you decide which parts to choose to build a PC. There are also pre-selected systems that range from a basic home and office PC to high end gaming systems.  Read More

Gmail Is Getting A New Web Design

If you use Gmail, you can expect to see a new design and new features appearing in the coming weeks. Here’s an early peek at the new design.

In an email to G Suite customers, Google said they’ve been working on a new design of Gmail’s web interface and adding some new features. The changes will be rolled out to G Suite customers and then to those with personal email accounts in the next few months.

If you use Gmail Inbox, the changes won’t be as noticeable. Some of the new changes include being able to access to Google services like Google Calendar and Google Keep from within Gmail, and using Gmail offline without a stand alone app (offline support is slated for June 2018). The ability to “snooze” emails so that you can choose when they reappear in the Inbox and Smart Reply are also in the lineup, as well a choice of three layouts (default, compact and comfortable).

In some ways it looks like Google is bringing its web interface more in line with its mobile version and Inbox. It’s unclear right now if Google will retain the ability to use themes in the Gmail web interface.

It’s early days yet and this looks like a gradual rollout, but Google’s I/O developer conference is in early May – Google will probably have more to say about the new design then.  Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Colours Of Middle Earth

This weeks wallpaper is a captivating shot of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. The blue of the lake sparkles at the feet of a green and gold clad mountain, while clouds lower over the top. There’s a snowy, cloud covered mountain in the background, and a black mountainside rising out of the water on the left provides interesting contrast. Icons do fine on the darker areas and are visible in the lighter areas.

This wallpaper comes in a wide range of image resolutions including widescreen (including retina MacBook Pro 13 and 15), full screen, portrait, dual monitor, and mobile devices and tablets. You can use this background on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, tablets and other devices, just install it using the directions for your specific device or browser.  Read More

Google’s “Files Go” Helps Manage Storage And Share Files On Your Smartphone (Android)

Storage space is often very limited on a smartphone and it will be insufficient for use when you keep adding or receiving more files like pictures and videos, or installing and running more apps that are taking up space on your device.

To manage mobile storage more effectively, Google has created a file manager called Files Go. It is a no-brainer and easier to use than any other file managers to give suggestions on unwanted files and unused apps to remove, and offload files to the cloud to save storage. It also makes transferring files to nearby friends fast, secure and user friendly without consuming mobile data.

Files Go is a pre-installed app in Android Go, also known as Android Oreo (Go Edition), a stripped-down version of Android developed by Google to run on low-end devices with a small amount of memory and storage.

This app is compatible and runs equally well on any Android system of version 5.0 and up.  Read More