Almost all of us have a hobby horse we like to ride into battle against Political Correctness, and yet the PC phenomenon just seems to keep on growing, touching every facet of our lives from our pleasures to our politics. Why? Could it be that this much derided scourge of the modern world contains a germ of goodness? Edward Stourton finds examples in all walks of life – and explodes a few myths along the way. His witty and thought-provoking manoeuvres through the pros and cons of PC are both entertaining and at times unexpectedly disturbing.
Is your PC dragging? Does your broadband network creep along at dial-up speeds? Do Web pages take forever to load on your smartphone? Don't wait! If your gear has lost its pep, these fixes will get you back into the fast lane.-Supercharge your PC's hardware-Learn how to replace your graphics card-Upgrade your RAM-Adjust network card settings-Give your printer a speed boost
The internet is a rich and huge source of humour - home to some of the most hilarious jokes, photos and stories from around the world. But the fact that anyone and everyone can contribute means it's also full of a lot of dross Luckily, this book has done all the work finding the gems and collects the very best of internet funnies together in one place. Always funny, often shocking, Non PC World is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys forwarding silly pics (the beach wedding spoilt somewhat by the fat naked bloke in the background, the brilliantly named mobile kebab shop Jason Donervan) and daft stories (the greatest ever break-up letter, the ad placed in the classifieds looking for an assistant time traveller). And of course, no collection of internet humour would be complete without classic 'Chinglish' public notices and wrong answers from game shows (Q: 'what was Ghandi's first name?' A: 'Goosey?').
A guide for Visual Basic programmers to create sophisticated professional applications. Exploring the system of extensions, techniques, design, third party tools and controls which have grown up around this language. Includes a CD that contains all working code samples, executable files and project files.
From the Editors of PCWorld, learn to Master Windows 7 with our curated list of tips, tricks, and secret utilities. Learn how to save time closing your apps, stream media to other PCs, download more themes, take control of Windows Update, and many more useful tasks. The 50 essential tips you’ll find in this Superguide will help you work faster and eliminate little daily annoyances. Frustrated by Windows tendency to resize Windows without asking? The guide tells you how to disable that arrangement. Having trouble with your Internet connection? Find out about little-known utilities that keep tabs on your connection. PCWorlds Superguide will also tell you how to add fly-out menus to the Start Menu, remove shovelware, stream media to other PCs, or whip up a system repair disc.
From the Editors of PCWorld, this Starter Guide will explain how Windows 8 works and show you the new features you can look forward to in Microsoft's latest operating system. Let us guide you through the installation or upgrade process and show you the navigation tools you'll need to familiarize yourself with. Learn about the Modern UI, tiles, and accessing the traditional desktop, as well as keyboard shortcuts. This Starter Guide will explain how Windows 8 works and show you the new features you can look forward to in Microsoft's latest operating system. Let us guide you through the installation or upgrade process and show you the navigation tools you'll need to familiarize yourself with. Learn about the Modern UI, tiles, and accessing the traditional desktop, as well as keyboard shortcuts.
From the Editors of PCWorld, discover how to Extend Your Battery Life. Few things in life are as frustrating as running out of juice at the most inopportune times. You need to make an important call just as your phone's screen goes dark. You have to finish an important document just as your laptop's battery runs out. You have your camera poised to snap the perfect shot but when you press the shutter, nothing happens. The tips range from the obvious (dim your phone and laptop screens, turn off Wi-Fi when you don't need it) to the unexpected (choose a dark-colored wallpaper for your phone, tweak the screen timeout). Other sections recommend handy apps and accessories for your smartphone and laptop.