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5 Ways To Make Use Of An Old Laptop

Giving computers a new lease of life...

Before taking that old laptop down to the local tip for disposal, or placing an ad in the local paper or on Gumtree for a “laptop for parts,” perhaps you could extend its life and get more constructive use out of it? Whether it’s simply fallen behind the times or is broken in some way you may be able to give it a new lease of life.

Here are five ideas:

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Keeping Your Network Running Smoothly Is A Lot Easier Than You Think

Network & Server Repair doesn’t have to be scary, but it CAN be time consuming. For those do-it-yourself types out there, you may be making attempts to do your own computer, IT support, server repair and network maintenance. Kudos!  Especially in Small to Mid-Sized businesses, where budgets can be tight, the business case for in-house IT support may warrant the attempt. In that case, here are 4 relatively simple tasks you should be performing that can make your DIY IT support run smoothly:

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Easy DIY Steps To VOIP Soft Phone Setup

The switch from traditional telephony to the new enhanced VOIP communication system is one of the basic necessities of business organizations today. While switching to a VOIP phone system from the traditional one, people often fear the setup. The use of soft phone appears to be the most feasible way to test the system since it simply runs on computer without any investment in additional equipment. The users however feel reluctant to the setup of these soft phones. For startups, one of the best and most comprehensive softphones is that of XLite. Setting up this digital voice communication interface is not at all difficult.

Step 1: Download the executable file of this soft phone from its official site. After the download is over, extract the components and install the software on your desktop PC or laptop. When you open the soft phone, you will be prompted to fill in the SIP account details. Click the ‘Add’ button here:

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7 Science Fiction Inspired Upcycle Projects

Everything and anything can be upcycled into new things these days. Some of them are useful, some of them are decorative, and some of them just make us feel nostalgic. The items gathered below are our very favorite science fiction inspired upcycle projects from jewelry to robots and everything in between.

Tech Jewelry

Tech Jewelry

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How to Make a Follow Focus for Free

Follow focuses are an awesome piece of equipment for any DSLR owner to have; however, they could cost you upwards of $1000 for a quality follow focus. In this video, I show you how you can make your own follow focus using just two cheap household items!