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Learn how to maximise your computer's performance, get the most out of the games you play, and take better pictures. Each week there will be new articles posted here that will provide tips and advice for gamers, computer users and photographers.

Xbox 360
The Medical Risks of Owning An Xbox in Xbox 360

One of the issues facing today's teen-agers is obesity. Doctors stress that more teen-agers need to exercise more, or at least get their hearts pumping. They note that even a few minutes of cardio-vascular exercise can lead to a number of advantages for them, such as muscle tone, less plaque in the blood, and, of course, less body fat. In order to encourage this, I suggest more Xbox gaming. Contrary to the rather staid image of a boy with a controller in hand concentrating on the television screen, a group of boys is a far different creature. Pummeling each other's virtual counterparts, they occasionally hit the real-life thing as well. Talking trash faster than they can skate down a stairwell railing...

Featured Topics on Xbox 360: Xbox 360 versus Playstation 3 (PS3) 

Digital Photography
Options For Storing, Retrieving And Viewing Your Digital Photographs in Digital Photography

If you're just starting out with a digital camera, or you are considering buying a new camera, and you like what you've heard about digital photography, you probably have a few burning questions about the technology. What replaces the film? Do you need a computer? What process replaces getting your pictures developed, and how can you store and view all your photos without having to print them off? This is a short guide that will answer these questions, and give you an idea about what your options are as far as storing, retrieving, and viewing your digital photographs goes. When you take a picture with an optical film camera, you have a shutter opening for a fraction of a second...

Featured Topics on Digital Photography: How To Take Better Photographs  Printing Your Digital Photographs  Editing Photographs with Photoshop 

Computer Games
Download Video Games! The Game Is On, And The World Is Waiting in Computer Games

Not trying to reveal my age, but I remember the day when video games were introduced and how excited I was playing the first version of games available. I barely could make out the choppy looking characters and graphics, but I didn't care, it was technology in the making that later in life showed me how much we have evolved in the video game market. Moving forward into the new millennium, it's brought about many exciting changes for the video game industry. It's a great feature to be able to conveniently download your favorite games from the Internet right to your computer, and in my opinion, it has changed the face of gaming like I have never seen before...

Featured Topics on Computer Games: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) 

Digital Cameras
What You Need to Know When Buying a Digital Camera in Digital Cameras

As digital cameras continue to grow in popularity, traditional film cameras will become a thing of the past. Many of the people I work with, however, are intimidated by some of the technological advances that these wonderful little gadgets bring about. Therefore people often have difficulty deciding on the right camera to meet their needs. The fact of the matter is that a good many cameras will meet the needs of an average user. As we learn to navigate through the various screens and utilize the features, we become more and more comfortable with the one we have. So in this article I will try to explain the various important differences between them, and what you should understand when purchasing one...

Featured Topics on Digital Cameras: Basic Digital Photography Techniques  Guides On Buying A Digital Camera 

Personal Computers
Adware and Spyware Removers - A Beginner's Primer in Personal Computers

The Internet is a vast resource of information and users all over the world are able to download whatever programs they see fit onto their computer. Unfortunately, having an open connection to the world also can be dangerous in today's online environment, particularly when you look at the rise of adware & spyware applications that can be downloaded onto your computer without you even knowing it. You may have heard about spyware and adware from some of the tech geeks at work, but what does it actually mean to you? Surely, these kind of things only affect business computers and servers, right? Wrong. Spyware and adware can be downloaded onto any computer, regardless of whether you're at work or surfing the web at home...

Featured Topics on Personal Computers: Advice on Buying a Laptop or Notebook  AGP and PCI-Express Graphics Cards  Make Your Computer Run Faster