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How to fix problem of very slow computer

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Do you most times grapple with a very annoyingly slow  and sluggish computer? Do you often feel like selling off or even throwing your old slow computer away and wish there was cheaper and faster computers available for you?

You know sometimes you begin to imagine that should you dash the slow computer to someone he/she might still not enjoy using it. read more

See why you must password your computer

A Password is a secret code or key issued to the computer to be able to identify you and grant you access.

Keeping away unwanted access to your computer and its files is always a critical requirement for maintaining a safe computer. read more

Which Laptop should  I buy? Pls I need Advice

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Do you want a laptop but has no idea which one to buy? You wouldn’t want to save money and end up buying something you do not enjoy?

How about avoiding buying a substandard system that may land you into challenges?

You know gathering funds to purchase a good one during this global economic recession can take a while (depending on your level of income though). read more

How to block websites on your computer

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Do you have challenges controlling who browses or downloads what on your windows pc and want to block websites you do not want them to access on your computer? You may wish to block sites like youtube, facebook, badoo, twoo,twitter etc. Then search no further as we are here to show you the very simple steps to achieve that.

The importance of internet to mankind can never be over emphasized. It facilitates and affects almost all spheres of human life.

Individuals and companies spend huge funds on internet services; however, there is serious abuse of available internet data.

With the current trend of social media platforms  and blogging where people easily connect with friends, fans, colleagues and get involved in video streaming and downloading, images, gaming etc, there is the need to block websites that are not necessarily needed.

Besides, at times it may be necessary to  as well block a website to avoid privacy violations, prevent access to adult content or simply to avoid net loafing that gives rise data wastage.

To block websites on your windows computer, it is quite easy. You do not need to be techy before you can do that.

In this article we will teach you how to on your own block certain websites from opening on your browsers.

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If you are ready, then we are set lets go .

  1. First open your Computer


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After opening Computer, Look for C: drive or any drive that may have your windows installed ( in this case I want to assume that it was installed on C:/.

2. Open  C: drive and Open Windows Folder as seen in the image below:

Locate  and open System 32 Folder  on the list of folders under windows.

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See image below:

3. Proceed to open Drivers folder

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4. Having opened the Drivers folder, go ahead to locate and open etc folder

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5. Locate and right click on the host file that is a text file as seen in the picture below and choose either notepad or Open With to enable you select notepad.

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After opening with notepad, you will see the text document with codes as can be found in the image below

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6. You will locate the last line of the code, and type your own code. Let’s say I want to  block and, I will type the loopback  address of the network card of the computer which is by default followed by a space and then type the url of the site you want to block.

Type the URLs you wish to blcok as follows


Having done that, Click on Save. Then go to  open your browsers,type any of the urls blocked and you will see that the site cannot open.

One more thing lest I forget, sometimes certain antivirus programs do not allow  you to update host file without restrictions, in that case you may  need to disable the antivirus so the host file can save.

For systems running microsoft essentials, follow the same step above to disable should it restrict updating of host file

We do hope this article was helpful.

Should I buy Laptop or Desktop Computer in this year 2018?

laptopLaptop computers are small computers that are portable enough to be carried on laps during use.

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Their screen sizes range between 9”, 10” 11” down to 20 plus inches.

There are several reasons you may want to go with laptop computers instead of desktops.

Advantages of a  Laptop to a Desktop

  1. Portability

One of the most powerful merits of a laptop computer is portability. You can  afford to pick and drop it in the boot of your car  or just in your bag and rush down for a seminar presentation, board meeting, training session or any event that needs the use of a computer with less hassle.

But desktop computer on the other hand is bulky and has many peripheral parts you must carry to have a complete computer system to work with.

Besides, you could just place the device on your laps in case there is no table space unlike the desktop which you must make a table space for.

Desktop Computer
Desktop Computer
  1. Electricity Backup

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All laptop computers come with batteries that last for sizeable number of hours. This enables you continue your work in case of sudden power outage. While desktop computers have no batteries but depend on external power backup sources such as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), inverter etc. which are expensive to purchase and even maintain. You wouldn’t want your work to be disrupted due to power failure hence the need to go for a laptop instead.

  1. Extra features

Laptops often are designed with some extra features to enhance user experience for example Bluetooth, webcam, wi-fi, etc.

Desktops on the other hand will have to require that you purchase the said devices and install separately which is most times challenging in terms of cost and time.

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Retina MacBook Pro 2015 vs HP Spectre x360


  1. Superior Screen Display

Laptop screen technology offer more appealing graphic display to enable one enjoy pictures, video games and movies quality compared to desktop screens. A laptop series such HP Spectre x360 has sophisticated screen display power that will allow users enjoy compared to desktop of the same time and configuration.

  1. Easy Keyboard Arrangement

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Its keyboard is arranged in such a way that keys are easily accessed and located even by beginners. But because of the large space on desktop keyboards, often times beginners have to wander covering long distances to locate some keys during use.

  1. Greater Resale Value

Laptops have higher resale values compared to desktops. After years of usage, you will be sure of still parting with your laptop device at a reasonable amount. But desktop computers go for much less and buyers tend to underrate and under prize them.

  1. Environmental Friendliness

Laptops generate lesser ewaste compared to desktops computers. For quite some years now organisations and individuals have invested much on protecting the environment.

Technologies recognize this fact hence reduce number  and size of components that come with laptop products.

While desktop computers still come with numerous and size able components that later cause serious environmental ewastes.

  1. Saves Energy

Laptop consumes less energy compared to desktop systems.

While it consumes as little as between 15 to 25 watts, desktops guzzle as high as 150watts. Therefore, if you want a computer with lesser energy requirement, laptop may just be the solution.

  1. Prizing

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Years back, computer users were scared away from laptop systems due to exorbitant  costs. Then laptops were so expensive to the extent the prize of one average one could buy two desktops.

But with time, manufacturers and vendors understood this challenge and worked to reduce laptop cost. In recent years, the prizes have over time crashed giving desktops tremendous sales challenge.

As it is right now, most its models are way cheaper than desktops.

So now that you are well informed, the choice is in your hands to make betweenthe two.

Retina MacBook Pro 2015 vs HP Spectre x360 2018

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Due to popular request to make some comparison between two powerful, elegant and advance MacBook Pro 2015 and HP Spectre x360 laptops by our fans and followers, we have decided to embark on the review and comparison exercise.

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Perhaps, one of the major steps in wanting to acquire any of such devices after making some savings towards it is to ensure you have the right information as a guide to avoid regrets after purchase.

Both laptops are great devices with excellent speed, design, configuration and awesome finishing.

As mentioned we are reviewing 13’’ Retina MacBook 2015 Pro which is  among the coolest boxes ever designed by Apple. While on the other hand we have HP Specter x360, one of the most awesome windows ultra-boxes designed by HP.

Now here are the two great eye-catching machines with tremendous capabilities and stand out uniquely in the world of laptops with both of them been part of the latest generation.

Both devices look elegant and stylishly polished with superb esthetics that makes one wish to own any of them.

Both of these guys have about the same size, 13’’ display, similar in weight as well. Both are available in core i-5 and core i-7 CPU capacities.


Retina MacBook Pro 2015


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The following are the major features

2.9 13-Inch Intel Core I-5 Processor(5287U)

512 GB Of 4 Lane Pcie-Based Flash Storage

8 GB Of Onboard 1866 Mhz LPDDR3 SDRAM

Dual Cores On Single Silicon Chips

3MB Shared Level 3Cache

Integrated Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Graphics Processor Which Shares System Memory

720p Facetime HD Webcam

High-Resolution LED-Backlit 13.3″ Widescreen 2560×1600 (227 Ppi) “Retina” Display

No Internal Optical Drive

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.0

Two USB 3.0 Ports

Two “Thunderbolt 2” Ports

An Audio In/Out Port

An HDMI Port

Haptic-Capable “Force Touch” Trackpad

Backlit Keyboard

An SDXC Card Slot

And Comes With

It is a Laptop

Non Screen touch

Battery Of About 10 To 12 Hours Of Battery Life

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HP Spectre x 360


13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen

CPU       2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200U


3,839MB (shared) Intel HD Graphics 5500


Optical drive       None

Screen Touch

Digital pen

An Audio In/Out Port

Two USB 3.0 Ports

Convertible hybrid Two-in-One(it is both a laptop and a tablet)

802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0

Operating system             Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

So for those of you who have maximum computing needs you can go for Retina MacBook Pro because of its processor power/capacity.

Meanwhile, HP Spectre gives you the productivity, versatility and multipurpose usage as it could be used as both laptop and tablets with digital pen as well to take notes.

On the whole, both devices are simply excellent and are worth investing on.

Secure Your WordPress Website From Hackers


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Hackers are capable of anything when talking about the safety of websites online  especially wordpress sites.

Part of the challenges of having websites online like wordpress site  is due to the  activities of hackers.

Hackers are capable of so many terrible things on the internet.

Like the pirates in the sea, highway robbers etc., the aim of hackers is always to compromise information in online resources.


Hackers are people who are always out to find and exploit weaknesses on computers or computer networks.

There are different reason why hacking is often done, its either to make profit, challenge the expertise of someone, enjoy it as a game or even protecting something they feel is not pleasant to them.

There are two major types of hacking, ethical and unethical hacking.

Ethical Hacking

This involves hacking activity that is legal and permissive. For instance, if an operating system password can no longer be remembered yet the owner of the computer wants the password removed. If someone breaks into the computer with his or her permission to help out, it is referred to as ethical hacking.

Ethical hackers normally require permission and authority to hack most times, they are commissioned or paid to carry out the hacking.

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How to hide your Date of Birth on Facebook in this 2020


During account signup on Facebook, date of birth is one of the information required on the online form been filled.

And by default, Facebook displays date of birth automatically just the way name and other information are shown.

Reason being that Facebook thinks it doesn’t matter to people if their dates of birth are shown to the world on their profiles.

Little does Facebook know that for different personal reasons, most people prefer to keep their ages , date of birth and other private information secret.

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It is sometimes inappropriate for such personal details to be displayed to the world without verifying from the owner of the details.

On the other hand, several Facebook account owners in most cases do not even know that such details are been viewed by their profile visitors.

An incident happened a couple of years back when a friend complained that she receive strange calls. But after investigations, she realized they got her number from her Facebook profile.

Of course, up till now most Facebook profiles still have profile owner’s phone numbers displayed. What I can’t phantom is whether the said owners of the accounts are aware but intentionally allow them there.

In any case, it is understandable for Facebook pages belonging to businesses or organisations as such phone numbers are meant to connect clients with the business owners.

As for me, I wouldn’t want my personal details like phone number , email or even date of birth to be published on my profile to the full view of all visitors. I could choose only my friends or family to view them.

Hide Your Age

After logging in to your Facebook account, you will need to follow the steps below:

Click on your name to enter your account profile.


Click on About tab to display your information and the settings tabs

At the left hand side of the page under Overview, Click on Contact and Basic Info

Facebook Click on Contact and Basic Info

Under Contact Information, take your mouse to the end of each field say Birth Date then  a pencil image and Edit will appear.


Click on Edit , a drop down menu will appear. Scroll down and Click on Only Me

By selecting Only Me option, Facebook automatically restricts access of other viewers including preventing even your friends from seeing your date of birth.

If you want every visitor to see the Date of Birth, select Public. But if you will prefer only your friends’ friends then select Friends of Friends option.

Repeat same process for Birth Year, Email, Gender and the rest of others  if you so wish to hide them from public view.

How to Change Facebook Profile Pictures

Pictures are integral part of social media fun like in the case of Facebook where pictures speak volumes often times.

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Through Facebook pictures, friends and relative who may have lost contact can easily identify and get connected to someone.

Through them we have an idea of how a person is faring to a reasonable extent. Perhaps that explains why it has become common knowledge that people put the very  best of them on our  profiles.

Updating pictures by changing profile pictures is a way to make our Facebook followers and fans have fun viewing our  profile regularly.

Besides, some Facebookers will for some personal reasons want to delete completely their profile pictures  but maybe stocked.

This article is to teach you step by step on how to   change your Facebook  profile  picture without any hassle.
Before  we proceed,  we must bear in mind that Facebook recommends image size of 160X160 Pixels . Although 180 x 180 can be accepted however, Facebook will by itself adjust it automatically from  180 pixels to the recommended size.

It is also important that you make high quality resolution pictures for outstanding output when published on Facebook profile.

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There are several good both online and offline  solutions to edit and manage images for optimum quality e.g photoshop, Fotor, pixlr, Picmonkey, Fotoflexer

This also may be the reason many people sometimes battle in vain to upload their profile pictures on Facebook.

Follow the steps below to Change Profile Pictures:

Sign into your Facebook account

Go to your timeline and Click on your name which takes you to your profile page

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On the profile picture, click Edit Profile Picture

Facebook Click on Edit Profile Picture
Click on Choose from Photo to allow you select picture from your Facebook gallery photos already uploaded

Click on Take Photo to enable you snap a new picture through your device cam e.g. laptop

Click on Upload Photo to allow you picture from a stored location of your device like computer, laptop or phone memory.

Click on Edit Thumbnail to be able to edit a smaller image already on the profile.

Click the Remove option to delete the profile picture

So in this case, assuming we are choosing picture from our device memory, we click on option in item 6. above and browse to the location where the pictures are stored. Select the picture we wish to use.

Then click upload, wait for a minute and it gets loaded on the page.

That’s it.

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Mobile Phone Mast Dangers in 2021 Should You Be Scared?

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This article tries to assess and sensitize the public on the possible mobile phone mast dangers.

In recent years, mobile phone masts have kept on popping up right, left and center in different cities of Nigeria.

This is traceable to sudden growth in telecommunications industry in the country as a result of deregulation of the sector a couple years back. read more

Beware of Laptop Radiations in Year 2020

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Testing The Intensity of Laptop Radiations

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There are strong indications that  Laptop radiations have adverse health effects on human health.  Although there are conflicting opinions on whether or not such laptop radiations are harmful. Studies have continued to show that humans have limited intensity of radiation their bodies can withstand beyond which might become harmful and dangerous to the well-being of man.


Laptops are portable computers that can be carried around in a handy way and even placed on laps to work.

There have being various studies on electromagnetic radiations from electronic devices especially laptop computers .

Truth be told, all other electronic gadgets such as television, cell phones, microwave ovens, Wireless routers etc.  emit such radiations as well, but what makes those of laptops critical is the fact that laptops are often carried on laps or even much closer to human systems .
The said closeness to human bodies  shortens  the distance between the electromagnetic frequencies waves  and the human body.

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It is believed   also that the nearer such waves to the human body,  the more the intensity and the higher the risk of damaging cells thereby possibly  leading to cancer.

Ionizing Radiations

Ionizing radiation is an energy type released by atoms that move in the form of electromagnetic waves (gamma or X-rays) or particles (neutrons, beta or alpha). The automatic continuous disintegration of atoms is called radioactivity, and the excess energy emitted is a form of ionizing radiation.

World Health Organisation- W.H.O report of 2012 declared after research that certain amount of such radiations beyond a particular level can be injurious to human health and possess the tendency to cause health hazard. According to W.H.O the following facts were deduced from their findings.

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Key facts

  • Ionizing radiation is a type of energy released by atoms in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles.

  • People are exposed to natural sources of ionizing radiation, such as in soil, water, vegetation, and in human-made sources, such as x-rays and medical devices.

  • Ionizing radiation has many beneficial applications, including uses in medicine, industry, agriculture and research.

  • As the use of ionizing radiation increases, so does the potential for health hazards if not properly used or contained.

  • Acute health effects such as skin burns or acute radiation syndrome can occur when doses of radiation exceed certain levels.

  • Low doses of ionizing radiation can increase the risk of longer term effects such as cancer.

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    Every Business Needs a Website

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    There are almost uncountable reasons why every business needs a website.

    ” Does my motor spare parts business require a website?”

    That question was put forth to me by someone whom I was introduced to by a friend as an IT consultant some time ago.

    Mr. John just casually asked me after I met with  him “Hello Mr. consultant, I am a dealer on all kinds of motor spare parts and my shop is located at  Onyigbo market Lagos Nigeria, do you really think I need a website for this type of business?” read more