Technology For Beginners: Getting The Most Out Of Your Laptop

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Sometimes, we buy a laptop because we’d like a way to check our emails. We might want to write the odd document or use it for browsing the web from time to time. These are expensive and powerful machines! There’s a lot more that your laptop can do, and you might not even know it. Even though you might not be interested in some of these things now, there may come a time when you want to take advantage of what’s on offer. Here are some interesting ways to get the most out of your laptop.

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Gaming

Let’s just throw this one out there. Even if you’re not a big gamer, you might want to play the odd puzzle game from time to time. Maybe you’re a huge football fan and want to get your hands on the latest version of Football Manager? To do this, you need to check whether your laptop can run the game first. Go online and read up about game/laptop specifications which will provide you with an answer. If it’s bad news, you can always play games online with no issues.

Printers

Just because you’re not using that home PC anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get yourself a printer. There are loads of wireless printers that will do the job for you. If you work from home, and you need to be able to scan as well, you can invest in an all-in-one wireless printer. You’re going to want something that’s reliable, so research websites like Smart Consumer for the best options out there. You can always get a cheap Bluetooth printer if you’re not planning to do much printing very often.

Watch Movies

You probably understand about watching TV online, but did you know that you can rent and buy the latest movie releases online? It’s not a case of downloading anything to your laptop itself. Once you’ve made the purchase (which is very simple in most cases), you can watch straight away. The film is streamed over the internet so you don’t have to do any waiting. You could be watching the latest James Bond movie in the next few minutes!

Provide Remote Assistance

Maybe you know about all of these tips already. You might fancy yourself as a bit of a desktop support whizz. Well, did you know that you can actually put this into practice? There are remote access abilities embedded within Windows, and software like TeamViewer can do the same sort of thing. If someone’s struggling with their PC, login remotely and fix the problem for them. You don’t even need to leave your sofa!

I don’t need to tell you that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are loads of possibilities in front of you. Whatever you’re interested in, research about it on the internet first. You might find bits of software or self-help guides that’ll give you what you need. You’ll continue to discover more great ways to get the most of your laptop as time goes by. Enjoy!

 

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grand children. She adores animals, and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, who's mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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