Hello everyone, I am writing this short article to educate
users on what happens when peoples machines are too slow or too ‘old’ But what
is old? 1 year, 5 years 10 years? There is no definitive answer, I have a 5
year old PC that I have looked after and it still zips a long and has no
problem when it comes to e-mails, word processing and web browsing. Which is
exactly what a business PC needs? So don’t ditch your old PC’s after 2 years
and spend a ridiculous amount of money buying new ones, in fact… In most cases
an upgrade my only be necessary and as long as you are running weekly virus
scans, disk clean-ups and defragmentations your PC should remain healthy.
A lot of the technology market is driven by big companies,
they force old products out by stopping all support for them, let’s take
Microsoft’s windows XP for example, XP no longer has mainstream support and
will stop receiving extended support in April 2014, so what happens after that?
You are forced to buy a new operating system thus contributing to the market to
keep it running, are you doing this out of choice? I guess not. Don’t get me
wrong, you will be glad you did upgrade but people should be able to choose,
luckily most of the time they can.
How do you know if you need a new computer or just an upgrade?
Well there are a few … Read More
For Type 2 diabetics who need to lose excess weight, keeping
track of calories and carbohydrates can be confusing enough at home, but when
you are on the move it can be downright discouraging. Self-monitoring is an
important part of any weight loss program, and computerized tracking systems
can help, according to a report in the Journal of Science and Technology in
Investigators at the University of Florida in Gainesville,
United States, looked at the use of computerized tracking systems as part of
the two-year Pounds Lost study. Non-diabetic, overweight men and women were
given four different diets high in nutrients and low in calories and fat.
A computerized tracking system gave the participants
feedback about their eating plans and physical activity levels… to help them
decide what to eat and what activities to perform.
Those who used the system the most often in the first eight
weeks of the study lost the highest amount of weight. By week 32, the
participants with a high use of the system lost 8.7 per cent of their body
weight, compared to those with a low use of the system, who lost 5.5 per cent
of their beginning body weight.
From these results, it was concluded self-monitoring with
programs such as smart phone applications could be a help for diabetics needing
to lose weight and suggested that similar programs could be useful for people
with Type 2 diabetes fighting obesity.
The University of Florida’s Diabetes Center of Excellence
lists … Read More