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For those who are unaware, as the name might suggest, overclocking involves increasing the clock speed (running speed) of your processor to make it operate faster. This has the effect of increasing the power of your computer, sometimes quite considerably, and for free. All you need is some time to digest the ideas and some more time to put them into practice.

This guide aims to introduce you to the basic ideas and knowledge that are needed to start overclocking your processor.


A good game should be fun to play…a great game should immerse you into this virtual world that brings out the inner child in you, Asphalt 7 Heat does exactly that and so much more. Gameloft has managed to create a masterpiece, and what’s even better is that it’s only $0.99.

Asphalt 7 Heat  is a fast-paced simulation racer, with a first-class lineup of 60 prestigious real-world cars – from the Tesla Roadster to a Bugatti Veyron, 15 tracks in cities across the world and stunning graphics that would put any other mobile game to shame. As if that was not enough, it has real-time mutliplayer, both local and online.


A proud owner of a new Nokia Lumia phone? This guide will help you transfer essential data from your current phone such as your contacts, photos, and calendar events to the Nokia Lumia.

We will take a look at two ways this can be done: using a Windows PC as a conduit, or directly from your old phone to the Nokia Lumia.


After the lunch of Windows Phone 8 the smartphones war has changed. Finally, has Microsoft created a worthy OS to compete with Android and IOS. Big changes has occurred to the operating system but the question lies on the devices it offers. Two of the best Windows Phone 8 devices in the current market are dominated by Nokia’s Lumia 920 and HTC’s 8x.

Since, the launch of these phones  the market competition or at-least people’s thoughts on the Windows Phone has massively changed. While, both the techies are tightly  features packed and beautifully designed. You might have heard of these phones, and chances are you have probably also heard that one is better than the other or vice verse. The truth however, is that you can’t really pick one or the other, because they are both excellent.

Now, lets take a look at these splendid phones.

Microsoft made some bold changes to Windows with its latest release. The latest version of the operating system had garnered a lot of attention and emotions from users tend to run on both the love and hate side with very few middle-of-the-road feelings. But Microsoft is always careful about a couple of things — one is backwards compatibility and the other is user customization.

Windows 8, in those ways, is no different from its predecessors. Programs that ran under Windows 7, Vista and even XP will, for the most part, run in Windows 8. Users can also make the operating system look the way they want, just as they have been able to do in the past. Things that can not be changed under the native OS can be handled by the plethora of -third-party apps that have been pouring into the market.


Each part of your computer is integral to its performance and finding the perfect kit for you is always a challenge. However, when accomplishing different workflows we may need a better processor or graphics card to cope with the workload we’ll be putting on our machines. Something which is just as important for performance, but often overlooked, is the hard drive or SSD.

These help store everything we do and need to be right for how much space we need. Whilst there may not be a specific size that everyone needs, you’ll still need to see what’s best for you. Read on to find out if your current hard drive is worth upgrading.


This is part four in my series about how to cut off your cable or satellite TV subscription and move on without, hopefully, missing a beat. We have looked at Media Center and alternatives, media servers and software for watching TV and movies. Now it is time to move on to more hardware — in this case set top boxes and extenders.

Most people think of set top boxes as the DVR they get from their cable or satellite provider, but that does not even scratch the surface. Extenders are similar, and pretty much all of the devices list below fall into that category. An extender simply means a device that can pull media from other locations on your home network — mainly your computers and servers.


We return for our third segment in the cord-cutter series, this time focusing on how to watch TV without a cable or satellite service. Previously we have looked at Media Center and its alternatives and media servers. This time around we will focus on the actual TV and movie sources available.

All of you likely know the big names in this market, and I will briefly touch on each of those, but there are less well known sources that can be indispensable in this effort. Those we will cover as well. There are so many sources, in fact, that it would be impossible to get them all, but I will hit the ones I have found most useful and rely on you to add others in the comments.


This is the second in a continuing series of how the “cut the cord” and move away from your cable or satellite TV service. It has become a popular concept these days, but, for many people, it is a daunting prospect. The thought of not having that simple, easy access is unnerving, but honestly, it is not as hard as it sounds.

In part one we examined some basics of using a computer in your home theater system. The HTPC has been around for some time, but has never gained the mainstream adoption that companies like Microsoft had hoped for. Still it remains perhaps the single best option in my opinion.


This is the first in a series of posts to show you ways to cut the cord from your cable or satellite TV provider and save yourself that monthly fee. To start off this little series, we are going to  look at Microsoft’s Media Center software and some of the alternatives for it that are available.

Of course, a simple set top box is really all you need to get started, but to really get into this it becomes a bit more complicated. The best thing to have, in my opinion, is a home theater PC (HTPC). For the majority of users this will mean running Windows Media Center — preferably with Windows 7 since Windows 8 has mostly kicked this software to the curb.


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