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We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

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Hibernate vs. Sleep vs. Shut-Down

Posted by Thomas On February - 16 - 2011

There are many ways to shut down and restart your computer, but – which does what, and which should you use when?

The answer depends mostly on you. Are you into saving energy or boot-up time? How often do you leave your computer and for how long?

There are three main shut-down options available in Windows: Shut-Down, Sleep and Hibernate (names may vary depending on the Windows version). In Vista and Windows 7, there is also a fourth option; Hybrid Sleep.

Let’s explore the topic.

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In one of my previous articles I explored how we might find the customer service issues hidden within the masses of text we receive on a daily basis through an online feedback form. In this article we will take a look at what we could do next once we know what the main customer issues are.

Acting on the Data

When we start to see trends forming that is when we can build categories and decide a system of actions for those categories. For instance, we might push certain new messages to our support departments to be expedited automatically, while other less pressing issues can sit in a queue for a little longer.

When we have a ‘security’ issue come through we want to send them quickly to be handled by our ‘security specialist’. If a message contains a request that deal with writing Macros we would want one of the developers to help with that.

Does this sound like something you would like to use?

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Hibernate or Sleep upon Startup [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 15 - 2011

Usually people use the  Hibernate or the Sleep Function when leaving the computer, to save time when returning to it. Mostly, I think, it’s because people feel the computer takes forever to get “work ready”. It may save you some precious time on the day-to-day basis, but there are occasions where a full Re-Boot is necessary.  Especially if you have applied an update or installed a Windows Service Dependent program. – What Then ??

One solution is to reboot when you go to get some coffee (or some other legal “drug”), or when you leave for the day. If you are on a password protected system, this really doesn’t help you any – you still have to wait for that last boot up services to start after typing in your credentials. If this is your case – do I got the perfect solution for you:

Introducing: Boot Snooze

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Do You Play Computer Games Online? [Poll Results]

Posted by Rich On February - 15 - 2011

Recently, we asked you if you play computer games online. Here’s what you said:

53% of respondents stated they play video games online. Here’s a breakdown of which platforms you use:

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LogMeIn Free Lets You Remotely Access Your Computer

Posted by Rich On February - 14 - 2011
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LogMeIn Screenshot PROS: The free version gives you access to your PC with no restrictions that would make it difficult to use your PC remotely.

CONS: The only con is the pro features are not free but I have no objections to their pricing structure.

VERDICT: If you want to work on your PCs remotely, this tool will do everything you need. You don’t need to set any complicated firewall rules, set up any kind of DNS to access your PC, or worry about anything complicated. LogMeIn just works.

PRICE: Free (For LogMeIn Free)



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