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How can I get my printer to work?

For people who regularly use computers, a printer is probably the source of more headaches than anything else in your work day. "The printer is connected but nothing's printing" is a very common question faced by IT helpdesks all over the world.

How can you get your printer to work? Well here's three suggestions:

 

  1. Make sure the printer is indeed connected. Check your printer cable and if necessary, try a different cable or a different USB port. If your printer is connected wirelessly, check to make sure that both your laptop and printer are not only connected but on the same network.
  2. In the system tray of your computer, double click on the Windows printer to open up the print queue. Check to make sure there are no print jobs that are holding up the printing. Clear them to make sure your print job goes to the front of the queue. 
  3. Make sure your printer software is up-to-date. Check the model of your printer and download the relevant printer drivers for that particular printer. Often printer manufacturers will periodically put out fixes and patches for any bugs in their printer software, so make sure you have the latest drivers installed on your computer.

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HOW TO: Improve your iPhone's fingerprint scanner functionality

1. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode

2. Here, enroll the same finger two or three times by choosing Add a fingerprint

3. Voila! Faster fingerprint recognition!

HOW TO: turn off Twitter's 'Best Tweets First' Algorithm on Android

I accidentally deleted some files, can I get them back?

It's probably happened to all of us; somehow we delete that important document or photo.

These steps assume you have NOT set up backup services like Crashplan for Africa on your machine.

1. Your file may simply be in The Recycle Bin

  • You can search the Recycle Bin using the search box at the top-right corner of the window 
  • Or right-click in the window, point to Sort By, and select Date Deleted to view files that were recently deleted.

2. Windows Shadow Copy Services.

Previous versions are copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point, sometimes referred to as shadow copies.

  • Click the Start button, then Computer
  • Find the folder that used to contain the deleted file or folder, right-click it, and then click Restore previous versions

You'll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder

3. If the above 2 options are unavailable, you have one option left to you. File recovery.

You may be able to recover the file using any of the numerous file recovery software available on the internet. If it's REALLY serious, find yourself a professional data recovery company like ZOL Geeks who are available on 08677 123 123

My internet is slow, sometimes it takes ages to load a simple page or to send an email. How can I fix it?

Let's go through 3 steps that can help:


1. We have to stop background applications and services that could be hogging up all your bandwidth. If you use Windows, click on the upwards facing arrow on the bottom right section of your screen known as the notification area of your taskbar. Right click and close or exit any programs you are not using. If you're using an Apple Mac machine, open Activity Monitor, click the Network tab, and click Sent Bytes or Rcvd Bytes to sort the list of apps by how much data you’re sending or receiving. Turn off or change settings on apps that are overdoing it.

2. We need to remove all the malware and viruses that could have attached themselves to your browser. Go to your Settings, and select Add Ons/Extensions. Delete or disable everything you don't recognize.

3. Finally, you may need to just upgrade to a better internet connection. ZOL Fibroniks gives you the speed and stability of fibre internet.

Top 5 Best Free Live Sports Streaming Sites 2016

fromHOT.com
fromHot is one of the best sports streaming sites 2016 where you can watch live Football, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Golf etc. matches live from your computer, Laptop or smartphone. The User interface of this live sports website is simple, clean and easy to operate. You will find all the live sports link on its home page. You can even select any particular sports to get information for that game only.

 

Just First Row Sports
Just First Row Sports is yet one more free sports streaming sites where you can watch live sports online free. Just First Row Sports is taking forward the legacy of FirstRowSports.com, which was forced close by the US authorities in 2012. Just First Row Sports supports most of the popular games including Football (Soccer), Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Rugby, Moto GP, Hockey, Boxing, US Football and lot more.

 

Stream2Watch.co
Stream2Watch is another popular free sports streaming website which features multiple international sports live streaming. Stream2Watch provides some of the most popular sports live streaming feature which is completely free. The user-interface of this website is also as good as the above 2 sports sites. You will get all the live sports on its homepage from where you can get the free streaming links for any game.

 

Bosscast.net
Bosscast is also one of the popular sports streaming websites for live sports streaming. Bosscast supports a decent number of sports network like ESPN, SPN 2, Sky Sports News and lot more. As it supports some good number of sports networks, so you can expect a good number of sports live streaming. You will get all the live sports link on its home page. Some of the popular sports this support are Soccer, Golf, Cycling, Basketball, Rugby and some others.

 

FootyFire.com
FootyFire is another best and one of the free sports streaming sites that offers some good number free live sports. The website design is simple and straight forward. Here you will find all live, upcoming and recent past sports on its home page. This makes this easier for the users to find their favorite sport. It supports some of the popular sports like Soccer, Baseball, Boxing, Basketball etc.

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