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Update Your Printer Driver For High Quality Printing Job

November 29th, 2011 No comments

A driver is a word used for describing the software that your computer needs for your printer to work correctly. By downloading the printer on your computer, you can change the settings such as the print quality and paper size, for any print job that you want to do. With the help of the internet, you can easily find and download the printer driver that you need for high quality prints.

Failing to update your printer driver can cause headaches in the future, especially if the file is already outdated or if your driver becomes corrupted, causing your PC to crash. By updating your printer driver, you are sure that bugs are fixed, stability is improved, and new features are included. This will be especially helpful if you have installed a new version of OS or if you are currently experiencing printing problems.

How to discover outdated printer driver

  • Click the Start button and type in devices and printers in the search box to bring you to the ‘Devices and Printers’ panel. This will show you a complete list of the available printers on your computer’s system
  • If your available printer shows a yellow exclamation point icon beside it, then it would be a good idea to download new drivers already
Update your outdated driver
  • Confirm your printer’s model by checking the printer itself, or by checking in the ‘Devices and Printers’ panel
  • Go to the official website of your printer manufacturer and click the Support and Drivers option. This will direct you to the Download drivers and softwareoption. Type in the name and model number of your printer on the search bar, and press enter
  • Select your current operating system to download the compatible driver for your printer. Wait for a few minutes until download is complete.

Besides making sure that your printer driver is updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

 

 


 

Solid State Drives: What Future Does It Hold For Our Computers?

November 21st, 2011 No comments

Solid State Drives or SSDs are the future of our computer’s superb performance. Although its price can be unbelievably expensive, making it impractical for many computer users, it is still better compared to today’s standard magnetic and spinning computer hard disk drives.

However, analysts believe that there will come a time where SSDs will be made more affordable, and we’d still be using Windows 7 as our computer’s operating system. It is a good thing that Microsoft has foreseen this happening and has included at least several features that makes the OS capable of supporting SSD.

Once an SSD is used for your computer, your operating system will disable Superfetch, ReadyBoost, disk defragmentation, as well as boot and application launch prefetching. Although these processes are eliminated, the SSD is designed to improve the computer’s performance compared to traditional HDDs.

Why go for SSDs

Solid state drives or SSDs is unbelievable fast, allowing your computer to start and shut down faster. In fact, they an even perform read operations at a speed you didn’t think was possible.

However, there are a few procedures that you need to go through before you can enjoy an SSD’s top performance. This is because Windows have computers that are specifically designed to work well with conventional hard disks. Features such as Prefetch, Superfetch and ReadyBoot were all designed to monitor the files accessed during the computer’s startup and whenever you launch programs and customize it for optimal access. Unlike HDDs or hard disk drives, SDDs do not have the spindles, platters, magnetic heads and motors that tradition disks have thus, making such features unavailable for them. So if you want optimum performance from your SSD, make sure that you go for updates so that your computer will adjust to its new disk as well.

Besides making sure that your SSD driver is updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

 

Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy S2 On Android 2.3.5

November 17th, 2011 No comments

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been recently released in the market and warmly welcomed by a lot of people. While some people plan on updating their device, there are also users that plan on rooting their device on Android 2.3.5. Although this process can be risky, below are the details on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3.5 Firmware.

 

  • Download the ODIN file and extract its .zip file
  • You will see an attached XWKDD. Download it, but keep in mind not to extract the .tar file
  • Download and then extract SuperOneClick
  • KIES is Samsung Galaxy S2′s PC Suite USB driver. This should be installed in your computer for the rooting to be performed properly. Keep in mind that the correct drivers should be installed so that you can root your Samsung Galaxy S2 successfully.
  • Set your device in debugging mode by going to Settings. Click Applications and from there, you will see a Development option. Check the USB debugging box.
  • Reboot your device and switch to download mode by turning it off, and turning it on again by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Start ODIN and connect your device to the computer via USB, and wait until it confirms that your phone is already connected. Make sure that no other options are checked, except for the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ boxes.
  • Press the PDA button and select the XWKDD_insecure.tar file. Once you press the ‘Start’ button, the device will automatically reboot
  • While the device is being rebooted, start the SuperOneClick program and press ROOT.
  • Wait until the device is rebooted completely
  • When the steps above are done properly, you can successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3.5 firmware. However, always keep in mind that this process is risky and should not be done if you are not knowledgeable enough in troubleshooting.

     

    Aside from making sure that your Samsung Galaxy S2 drivers are updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

     

     

    Charge Your BlackBerry Device via PC

    November 15th, 2011 No comments

    BlackBerry smartphones have become a part of our daily lives because it is an all-in-one package with its ability to access email, personal calendars, Internet and others, all in one go. However, these features can drain the battery faster, making it important for BlackBerry users to seek other means of charging their phones.

    Although BlackBerry devices can use USB connection for charging, a BlackBerry driver is needed before USB charging can be used. Since this process cannot be done anywhere, downloading the necessary driver from RIM is slow with it’s 90+MB memory. But if you are planning to do it at a computer that you do not own (public, office use, etc), there is another easier and faster process. That is, to install only the USB driver, so that the computer will recognize your BlackBerry device correctly and charge it accordingly.

    Once downloaded, follow the instructions below:

    • Make sure that your laptop or computer is fully charged or is directly connected to a power outlet since your BlackBerry device will draw power from your computer.
    • Get the compatible USB cord and fit it securely on your BlackBerry phone and computer USB port.
    • Install the device’s USB driver using Windows Update. To check, you can look in the ‘Device Manager’ option in the My Computer folder.
    • Choose the ‘Properties’ icon and click on the ‘Hardware Tab’. Locate the ‘Universal Serial Bus’ controllers option and check if the driver is already installed.
    • Plug in your BlackBerry device and wait for your computer to detect it. If the driver isn’t yet installed on your computer, it would prompt you to install the needed driver.
    • Complete any installation necessary and leave your device plugged in until your BlackBerry phone is fully charged.

    Aside from downloading your BlackBerry device USB driver, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

     

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    Sony DSC P200 Driver Update

    November 14th, 2011 No comments

    One of the high-end cameras of Sony is the Sony DSC P200, which allows you to take pictures of high resolution and great clarity. However, you won’t get to do a lot of things with it if you do not have the right driver installed on your computer. If you already have the camera unit but still in need of the drivers, below are the steps to take to download them.

    • Where else to get the Sony drivers that you need, but the Sony support page? Visit the site and look for the USB drivers specially made for your digital camera.
    • One of the most important things to know when downloading any driver is your computer’s operating system. If you fail to download the correct driver compatible with your laptop and OS, then it won’t work for your camera. If you are unsure of your computer’s OS, you can check by clicking the ‘My Computer’ icon in the Start Menu, and choose the ‘Properties’ option. There you will find the operating system you are using.
    • Click on the drop menu which can be found on the bottom of Sony’s support page, and select the OS that your computer is using. Doing so will direct you to a list of available drivers for your Sony DSC P200. However, if it doesn’t show any results, you need to make sure that the ‘Everything’ tab is selected so that all the available files will show up.
    • Once you find the file that you need, click on the ‘download’ link, and you are all set.
    Aside from downloading your Sony DSC P200 driver, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

    Driver Update: Download The Latest Nokia N8 Firmware PR 1.1

    November 7th, 2011 No comments

    The latest Nokia N8 firmware PR 1.1 is now available for download however, previous Nokia users will find it a big disappointment since it doesn’t offer a new browser, portrait QWERTY and overlaid keyboards options.

    Although it doesn’t meet much of your expectations, you can expect vast improvements compared to the phone’s old driver. It is also compatible with C6-01 and Nokia C7, all packed with improved performance for fixing bugs and tweaks from the previous driver. When downloaded, your phone will be updated with a web version of 7.2.8.10, plus an updated 6.4.166 QuickOffice software version. This will allow you to edit documents, as well as offering an improved zooming features.

    What the firmware PR 1.1 has to offer

    The PR 1.1 basically, is a minor update of the recent N8 firmware that offers new user interface features, and other functions that makes the phone perform at its best. Below are just some of the updates brought about by the PR 1.1 firmware.

     

  • 7.2.8.10 updated web version
  • An updated QuickOffice software to 6.4.166, allowing editing functions for documents, plus an improved zooming function
  • An updated 2.5.653 Adobe Reader version
  • Improved Nokia Email with features added such as unread emails flag are now added to the homescreen widget, request for meetings can now be accepted via email, and maps integration for easier viewing of meeting locations
  • General improvement on the phone’s performance
  • Dialer can now be used in landscape mode
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    How to download Nokia N8 Firmware PR 1.1

    You can download the Nokia N8 Firmware PR 1.1 by following the steps below:

    • Using your phone’s WiFi or internet connectivity, open the Nokia Ovi Suite to download the Nokia N8 Firmware PR 1.1 update
    • After successfully downloading the software, use the Nokia Software Updater to install the latest Nokia N8 Firmware PR 1.1

    Aside from updating your N8 driver, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

     

     

     

     

    Updating Your Google Chrome Browser For Security Purposes

    November 3rd, 2011 No comments

    Every internet user should take the extra precaution when surfing the World Wide Web, especially since a lot of spammers and other computer users send viruses and worms via the Internet.

    Having Google Chrome as your web browser however, will decrease the anxiety of surfing the web, since it automatically updates your browser settings whenever it detects that a newer version is available for download. Since this is done automatically, you are ensured that you are always protected by the most recent security updates.

    Manually checking for updates

    If you want to manually check for updates, you can do so by clicking the wrench icon on the upper right corner of the browser tool bar. Select the option for Update Google Chrome, and wait until a confirmation dialog to appear. Click Restart and allow the browser to automatically save your opened windows and tabs. Once update is finish, the Google Chrome will automatically reopen the said tabs and windows. You also have the option of not restarting your browser right away.

    When updating your Google Chrome browser, you can expect the following:

    • Tab dragging crashes are fixed
    • Updating can fix problems connected with making Google Chrome the default browser for Operating Systems such as Window Vista
    • Fixed browser crash and memory leak problems
    • Auto detection of encoding is now possible
    • Problems of locked browser due to unresponsive plug in are also fixed
    • Browser update is available in eight different Indic Languages

    Updating your Google Chrome Browser is the same as updating drivers of your computer. If you want a tool that will automatically check outdated drivers and upload new ones, you can click on the  link for free download.