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How To Choose Between SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD and Compact Flash Memory Cards for your Camera, Mobile Phone, Tablet etc in 2017

A guide to memory cards from 7dayshop.com for 2017

How to choose the right card SD memory cards are now pretty much standard for a range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and camcorders. Getting the right card is essential. They can increase the storage capacity and performance of your device. Memory card formats: SD, microSD and CompactFlash SD, microSD and CompactFlash are the main card sizes on the market today. Within each card size, there are different classes of storage capacity and speed. SD memory cards are…

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…

Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

How to Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

(The screenshots in this article were taken using Windows 10 but this guide should help with other operating systems such as Windows 8.1, 7, Vista etc.) You can use the built-in Disk Management utility to resize, create, delete and format partitions and change their drive letters. The quickest way to launch the Disk Management utility is by typing “Disk Management” into the search box in the Control Panel or Start menu, then open the “Create and format hard disk partitions”…

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…

Screen grab from video on Samsung Indonesia YouTube channel (photo credit: Samsung/YouTube)

New Samsung Galaxy S7 video “leaked early”

People are saying this could be a video of the next Galaxy S7. Technology news website techradar.com says the video was uploaded an unlisted YouTube link on the Samsung Indonesia channel. There’s no mention of what the phone actually is in the video, but techradar thinks it is the Galaxy S7 Edge with a 5.5 inch display with waterproofing and wireless charging features showcased – and that the video has accidentally surfaced before the launch date. MicroSD memory card slot set…

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Facebook reactions have arrived: like, love, wow, haha, angry and sad

No more just LIKE button, new reaction buttons have been added to Facebook when you want to comment on posts. Wow, haha, love, angry and sad are now alongside the thumbs-up button. Of course not everything deserves a Like on Facebook, and some have campaigned for a dis-like button – with the new offerings a response to this sentiment. The usual thumbs-up button appear under each post but if you press on it a little longer on your smartphone, then the…

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The easy way to stream music from your phone via Bluetooth to NON-BLUETOOTH headphones and speakers

Receive and transmit music with this tiny, affordable gadget to and from non-Bluetooth and Bluetooth devices from Hi-Fi systems, TVs, speakers and more. Turn non-Bluetooth headphones, speakers and more into Bluetooth devices to stream music from your smartphone or transmit audio to Bluetooth headphones. Have you got a favourite pair of headphones, Hi-Fi system at home or perhaps the stereo in your car but can’t wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet? Well, there’s a simple way to turn…

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5 Fun things to type into Google and Bing

Enjoy the fun results from FREE classic arcade games, to your screen doing a roll or going lopsided – click here to see what you need to type in. 1. Type askew into Google and see what happens…. 2. Go to Microsoft’s search engine bing.com and type in pong… 3. And if you like retro games, go to Google images and type in Atari breakout… 4. Do a barrel roll – type these words into Google and your screen will do, well a…

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The ‘worst passwords’ of 2015 – starwars is a new entry!

Latest annual list of the ‘worst passwords’ released – and you may want to change yours if it’s on this chart. Top of the list for 2015 is 123456, which was also in the number one spot on the list compiled by SplashData, a company that offers password managements applications. The number two spot is also unchanged with password. In at number 25 is starwars – although the company suggests the force isn’t strong in this type of password when it comes…

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Ultra wide-angle photography tips – 10 close-up pictures we love!

Amazing photos of swans that you have to see. Read on to see how how photographer Simon Anderson got these pictures (it includes using a fish tank). “I’m a keen amateur photographer who started at the early stages of digital with a 1-2 megapixel point and shoot. “Immediately drawn to being able to see the pictures on the back of the camera screen, I soon started buying camera magazines looking at awe at the amazing pictures that photographers were creating.…

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Stunning snow photos – UK weather

Super snow photos from across the UK! A stunning picture from a wintry Preston by photographer Paul Melling (photo credit: @Pjmimages/Twitter) This was also taken by Paul, and almost looks like a scene from the Alps. (photo credit: @Pjmimages/Twitter) This is Scrufty out in the snow in Greater Manchester taken by Bekki Bailey (photo credit: Baileykins93/Twitter) This evocative image was captured by John in Buxton, Derbyshire. (Photo credit: @elcid18/Twitter) This snowy scene from Horbury, Wakefield, was taken by Anna Wrigglesworth (photo credit: AnnaTWriggs/Twitter)…

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This LED light turns into camping lantern AND can charge your phone in an emergency

Stuck in a field somewhere and need your phone as the lights are fading and worried about it soon having no signs of life? A whisper of hope, maybe? Nope, there’s no need to feel blue, blue when you have a palm-sized LED light that transforms into a lantern and can provide that bit of emergency power for your device. Sound and vision This LED light provides good light. It can either be used as a spotlight or torch in compact mode –…

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David Bowie set up his own high speed internet service – Bowienet

Not only was David Bowie a music innovator, he was also one in the field of technology and business. The rock star, whose death has just been announced, launched BowieNet on 1 September 1998. A world-record The internet service provider was even recognised by the Guinness World Records as the first musician created internet service provider. The musician launched it with Ultrastar Internet Services, initially in North America and then the world. It offered users a range of services from…

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Thousands of HP printer ink cartridges wash up on beaches!

The cartridges have been making landfall in following a cargo spill during an Atlantic storm. They have been washing up on beaches around the UK and Ireland from the Chanel Islands to the Hebrides. More than 50 have been found in the Azores and Portugal, according to a Facebook page Lego Lost at Sea set up to track flotsam that has contributions coming in around the world. The BBC reported that HP said the spill was due to an Atlantic storm more than a…

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