A bit of history on Father’s Day

How to take better portraits

This invention could revolutionise photography and videos

The AMAZING computer that launched with the first manned space flights

Clocks go forward – but why have we been doing this for 100 years?

How the battery was invented thanks to an unfortunate frog

Format External Disk Drives for Windows 10 7 8

How To Format A New Drive For Use With Windows 7, 8 or 10

Formatting a drive for use with Windows 7, 8 & 10 Before you can use a new external drive with Windows 7, 8 or 10 you will need to format it (unless it states it is pre-formatted). There are several options which we will look at to help you choose the correct format for you and show you how to ready the disk for use. Step 1. Right-Click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner and select Disk Management Step…

Protect Your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile from Wannacry Ransomware

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers, Malware, Viruses & Ransomware

How to protect your PC, laptop, tablet or mobile from malicious attack 1. Always Install Security Updates Make sure you are running the latest up-to-date version of your devices software: For all PC’s and laptop’s user running Windows operating systems, you must ensure you are running Windows 7, 8 or 10. Older versions of Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP, ME and earlier) are NO LONGER SUPPORTED and represent a very high risk of infection from hacking (unless running separate Security Software…

How To Encrypt USB Drives and Memory Sticks

How to Encrypt Your USB Memory Stick / Flash Drive (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Raspbian, Android & iOS)

Encrypting a Portable USB Drive. Protecting your personal data on USB memory sticks is incredibly important, even if it’s only photo’s or videos! If the USB stick is lost or stolen, the data is protected and cannot be accessed by anyone else.  For more important documents such as office work or sensitive information, encrypting the USB drive, with secure software and a password, is purely common sense. One of the most popular encryption software available is called Veracrypt.  The software…

Motor racing photography: great tips and photos

This is an amazing action-packed gallery packed with racing cars as well as useful tips for motorsport photography taken by 7dayshop customer Stefan Cloete.  See more amazing pictures & photo tips – just click on the images below Further useful links Stock up on batteries Find the memory card you need at a great price How many memory cards do you need to “equal” the human brain? See what people are saying on Facebook Shop at 7dayshop.com

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How Many Memory Cards ‘Equal’ The Memory Capacity Of The Human Brain?

625,000 4GB memory cards is the ‘answer’ – which stacked on one another would be a tower just under 6 miles high! Human brain memory storage “equals” around 2.5 petabytes. That’s the huge amount of memory that Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University in the US, has come up with in considering the size of the brain’s memory storage capacity. It’s all to do with the one billion neurons and the trillion connections between them, with each neuron…

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Amazing aircraft photos & 10 aviation photo tips

Are you heading to an air show this summer and want to take some quality photos of the aircraft? With the internationally famous Farnborough airshow and other displays coming up, we asked one photographer for her tips on how to get the best images. Claire Hartley has had a long-standing interest in aviation having grown up in Lincolnshire, which has been home to numerous air bases, but only really began to specialise in taking photos of aircraft in the past year…

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Love football? 7 “essentials” you may need

1. Travel kettle  Make sure you don’t have to move from the sofa and don’t miss a minute’s action! There’s some super value kettles on sale online. Click here     2. Power bank: emergency juice for your mobile devices A nifty little gadget. Avoid the nightmare of your mobile running out at a critical moment. For more info and great offers on power banks > here     3. Bluetooth Headphones & Transmitter Wireless TV Bundle Enjoy games without annoying…

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Hate football? 7 things you could do instead

1 Take a walk Did you know a pedometer can record the number of steps you take? More info on pedometers      2 Photography Learn a new skill or brush up on your photography – and enjoy your super pictures. Great deals on memory cards Photo and video supplies    3 Go for a bike ride There’s some seriously cool kit for cycling around these days, including bike lights. Click here for details on cycle accessories      4…

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Amazing photos from the sky: aerial kite photography

You might think that flying kites is for kids, but there is a worldwide community of photographers who use them to take kite aerial photography (KAP). Using kites and some pretty simple kit, so-called KAPers often produce stunning photos. Aerial photography: something different Kevin Lajoie is one such KAPer. He’s been using kites to take incredible images in and around the Channel Islands for the past six years. I caught up with him on a beautiful sunny day on the…

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Father’s Day: 7 gifts your Dad will REALLY love

Stuck on what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Here’s 7 super gift ideas. 1. Super cool looking watch. £11.99 See our full range of watches by clicking here 2. Designer look headphones with amazing sound quality: £34.99 Our full range of headphones are here 3. Turntable kit to turn his records into MP3 tracks: £39.99 4. Media TV box – turn his telly smart: £54.99   Check out the full range of media players by clicking here 5. Thermal heat…

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VOTE: What’s the best smartphone?

Are you an Apple phone fan or perhaps love your Samsung or Sony? We’d love to know what you think is the best smartphone. Just click your favourite below – and we’ll let you know which phone won the smartphone battle. What's the best smartphone? Interesting links: Check out these smartphone and mobile phone accessories Have a look at what people are saying on Facebook Incredible value microSD memory cards <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/8082313/”>What’s the best smartphone?</a>

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May The Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Day

MAY 4 IS CELEBRATED BY STAR WARS FANS THANKS TO THE PUN ON THE CATCHPRHASE: “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU”. The day has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to the growth of the internet and social media – although the first reference to May the fourth be with you was reportedly used on May 4 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became the British prime minister. The Conservative party placed a congratulatory advert in the London Evening News…

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