Blog Archives

Your banks of portable power

Your banks of portable power If you have a smartphone, you need a power bank. How else are you going to charge the device that has become a part of you when no power outlet is in sight! Power banks are designed to give you a power source when you are on …

How to stay connected on holidays

They say that for some people vacation is the time to go tech-free. For me and you, staying connected while holidaying is as essential as applying sunscreen. (Yes, you are in the latter group too; otherwise, you would not be reading this!) Basically, …

Buying a used laptop

During the past two weeks, buyers on bidorbuy have purchased about twenty laptops per day. And the majority of them were second-hand. On average, bidorbuyers were four times more likely to buy a used laptop than a new one. The top reason for buying …

Cleaning your keyboard

There are few things I find more annoying than a sticky keyboard. One wants to write a simple word such as his, and instead one gets hissssss... And knowing that it was my own fault in the first place does nothing to reduce the frustration! If, like me, …

In defence of mouse pads

Are mouse pads on the way to become obsolete? Judging by the mouse pad-less desks in most offices and homes (including mine), the answer is a resounding yes. Computer mice have been around for about half a century, and for most of that time they have …

Flash drive delights

Q: What is more portable than a laptop, tablet, or smartphone? A: A USB flash drive. And there you have it, in two short lines: the reason why I (together with many, many others) love flash drives. So much that I (together with many, many others) …

Printers for home use

School reports. Forms. Documents. Photographs... We all need to print something sometimes. When that “sometimes” becomes fairly frequent, it is time to buy a printer suitable for home use. But with such variety available, which one should you  choose? …

How to build your own desktop computer

If you need a decent computer the prices can range from R3,000 to 40,000. The problem is that it doesn’t cater to your needs. Maybe you need a computer just for work, graphic design or just a beast of a gaming computer. Building your own computer may seem …

Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is available in South Africa! However, there are many of us who have never heard of it or even know what it is. The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer, the size of a credit card. The Raspberry Pi was developed in 2011 in the UK and …

October Microsoft Event

After Apple unveiled its latest and greatest and after, Google presented Android M, Microsoft stepped up in October to show what they have been up to. The main theme of the event was Microsoft challenging Apple.     The main star of …