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Stock Up on HP Inkjet Cartridges Before School Starts!

Jul 31, 2009

Back to school season is coming up fast and you’ve gotta be sure that you’re prepared. At TriangleCables.com, we want to be sure that you have all of the inkjet cartridges and supplies you need before the school year starts, just so you won’t ever have to get stuck with an empty printer right when you need it most. Whether you’re printing out a term paper or looking print out a study guide for your next class, TriangleCables.com has the HP inkjet cartridges to help you do it. After all, you don’t want to get caught without ink at the last minute. Don’t have an HP printer? TriangleCables.com also carries inkjet cartridges from brands like Lexmark and Canon, so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your your printer. Be sure that you are stocked up for the entire school year by stopping by TriangleCables.com today.

Computer Maintenance Everyone Can Do

Jul 17, 2009

You don’t need to be a technology expert or a computer genius in order to be able to maintain and update your computer. By taking the time to give your computer a bit of tender, loving care, you’re actually working to extend its lifespan and improve its efficiency – two benefits that can make surfing the web, writing reports, and playing your favorite game even better. Here are a few ways that you can keep your computer running at its best for years to come.

First off, your computer probably needs a good cleaning. By using a can of compressed air or a vacuum cleaner, you can clear out the dust and dirt that tends to cause your computer to overheat, perform poorly, or even fail. If you have a laptop, you can skip this step, but if you have a desktop, it’s time to crack into the tower or system case. Once you have your tower or system case opened up, gently blow away any dust, being careful to avoid wires or plugs.

Next, take the time to update your computer with all of the necessary software or security updates. By keeping on top of the latest updates for your programs, you can actually improve the overall performance of your machine as well as its safety. Afterwards, go through your files and see if there’s anything you can get rid of. Chances are that there are tons of pictures and miscellaneous documents to purge. Another thing you can consider is to back up your files or use an external hard drive to store documents that you don’t use often but are necessary to keep. Then you can remove them from your machine, thus improving performance.

Finally, give your desktop a cleaning. Tons of icons or downloads can slow down your boot up times as well as your overall performance.

5 Ways to Protect Your Computer

Jul 10, 2009

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If you’re like most people, you probably know someone that has been affected by a computer virus. Worms, Trojans, viruses, bugs, and spyware are more than just nuisances. They’re also a dangerous compromise of your computer, your information, and your connectivity. If you want to protect your computer from coming in contact with these unpleasant hijacks, be sure to follow these five tips:

  1. Invest in Protection

    The first step in keeping your computer – and information – safe is to invest in some solid anti-virus software. If you can, choose one that comes with a firewall, download protection, identity theft protection, and spyware prevention.

  2. Scan, Scan, & Scan

    Avoid bigger problems by scanning your system, files, and downloads frequently. Oftentimes a virus caught early can prevent further damage.

  3. Regular Updates

    Update your anti-virus software regularly to be sure that it’s detecting the most recent threats to your safety.

  4. Avoid the Unknown

    Never open emails or download files from “untrustworthy” or unknown sites. Accidental downloads are probably the most common cause of contracting a computer virus. If it looks like spam, slows your computer, or seems suspicious, it’s best to just delete it and move on.

  5. Back Up

    Back up your computer often. Should you catch a virus, having a backup can save you the time, hassle, and frustration of losing all of your files.

Superior Sound or Perfect Picture

Jul 2, 2009

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When choosing the right entertainment system for your home, it’s important to weigh your options. You want to find equipment that fits your budget and offers that great picture and sound that you love, but what turns out to be the better investment? Should you spring for “right-in-the-action” sound or “just-like-you’re-there” picture?

The truth is that so many homeowners who purchased great sound systems five or ten years ago are still enjoying fabulous quality – a great point brought up in a recent Cnet.com article. In contrast, several new picture formats have come out in the past few years, including Blu-ray and HD-DVD. While these two formats deliver better pictures, it can be frustrating when you go to hook up your new, compatible DVD player only to find that there are no proper places to hook up cables or that the player lacks HDMI switching.

If you’re looking to make an investment into your quality of entertainment, stick with the sound. Even systems that seem complicated and expensive now will prove to be much easier and cheaper in the long run.

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