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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.

Personal Computers
Replace Your Desktop With A Laptop in Personal Computers

Gone are the days when a business person needed a desktop at work, a desktop at home, and a large, cumbersome laptop for travel. With the steady march of technology come lighter, more portable laptops with higher performance than ever before. Processors are advanced enough on almost any laptop to consider completely doing away with your desktop PC altogether. For the gamers out there, laptops have always been too slow and too far behind the technological bandwagon to consider replacing your gaming computer with one. Now, however, laptops are being designed with the gamer in mind with faster processors, bigger screens, and high end graphics. For the student going off to school, a small...

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


Xbox 360
XBOX 360 vs. PS3: An In Depth Look in Xbox 360

All gamers are awaiting the release of the Xbox 360 and the PS3. This article takes an in depth look at how the two systems compare. Graphics: Everyone has seen an Xbox and a PS2 in action and we are all waiting to see which of the two next generation consoles for the two systems will have the edge when it comes to graphics. We have all seen the screenshots of the games on the two systems but what about actual gameplay graphics. Despite the hot debate, when you look at the numbers the two systems use a different but equally effective method of delivering graphics processing power. The XBOX uses a custom ATI processor with 48 graphics pipelines and the PS2 has a custom NVIDA graphics processor with an estimated 24 pipelines...

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


Digital Photography
Expert Tips for Professional-Quality Photographs in Digital Photography

It would be safe to guess that almost every home in America has at least one camera. Whether digital, 35mm or video, the vast majority of the population has taken photos or videos on a casual basis. If casual photography isn't your style, here are some expert tips for taking photographs as good as the pros. Get Creative With Poses For years we've all heard that posed photos are a bad thing: that we should aim for the spontaneous shots. That's simply not true. What was bad was the type of posing people chose! Think creatively. Photography school instructors encourage students to place people in familiar surroundings doing unusual things. For instance...

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


Computer Games
Why 80's Arcade Games are the Best in Computer Games

Reminiscing the 80s would never be complete without mentioning about 80s arcade games. An arcade game is a coin-operated gaming machine that you would usually find in entertainment centers, video arcades, and even in restaurants. Popular arcade games are redemption games that give players rewards based on their score in the game; computer-controlled video games; and pinball games wherein the player manipulates one or more metal balls on a playfield. Flashback Arcade games began to be so popular in the early 70s. Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney made Atari that released the Pong video game (based on ping-pong or table tennis) that became almost everyone's favorite...

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


Digital Cameras
Your Guide To Buying Digital Photography Books in Digital Cameras

Looking for the best digital photography books around? There are many claimants to the title at the moment; we'd even go as far as to say the market is flooded with books full of hints, tips and techniques. But which ones should you actually trust? After all it's your hard earned cash you'll be parting with! So here at YDP we've decided to do the hard work reviews for you and bring you the 5 bestselling digital Photography books currently leaving the shelves. We got our hands on a copy of each of the best digital photography books at present, judged on sales and popularity, then set to work wading through the pages to bring you a concise review of these latest chart toppers...

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


Personal Computers
5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed in Personal Computers

If you're a computer expert, you'll probably already know about these tips (hopefully this will provide you with a little reminder). If you're not an expert, don't worry - these tips are simple, and don't require a lot of computer experience. While an old computer will never operate at the same speed as a newer (and bigger & faster) computer, you can help your computer stay as "young & healthy" as possible. 1) Disk Cleanup Performing a disk cleanup regularly is a good idea. Whenever you "surf the internet", open attachments, delete files, your computer saves a record of your activity. Many of these files are harmless, and individually are very small...

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



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