Category: Technology

How Is Technology Impacting Our Children?

Technology is taking over the entire world by storm, and it is our current children who will be impacted the most by this change. Over time we have seen technology grow in both amazing and dangerous ways, all of these have an impact on our children. The growth of technology is enabling our children to learn from home during these unprecedented times. Being able to continue their education from the comfort of their own home whilst still being taught by the teachers they love. Technology has also given our children the opportunity to keep connected with a family who they are not able to see, allowing them to still keep their bonds growing strong. However, it is not all good news for technology as there as still many negative impacts. It is clear to see that children and parents are starting to become much more reliant on technology. With children putting themself in danger with inline games and social media platforms from a very young age.

Why personalisation is a lot more affordable

Personalisation is more affordable today and it’s because of the improvements made with laser cutting and engraving machines. They’re faster, more powerful, smarter, more precise and much more affordable than they were 10 or 20 years ago.

This has meant that the affordability factor has hit the many online consumer outlets and people can now buy engraved awards, bespoke furniture and personalised gifts at incredibly cheap prices. The wedding industry alone is a good example, and an engraved wedding ring was once a luxury item that only the richest could afford or even think of, but now it’s uncommon to have wedding rings that aren’t engraved, and that just goes to show exactly how much more affordable it is today than it was a couple of decades ago. What’s more even the most basic laser and engraving machines can produce quality items to the highest standards, so small business and ‘one person bands’ are able to get in on the action too.

Is finding a trusted locksmith harder than it seems?

A locksmith is a person who can jump in and save us from the complication of being locked out of our own homes or cars. However, the task of the locksmith can be rather risky too, because they can be looked at distrustfully, as a locksmith has knowledge about entrances in a customer’s house or business. And so, a locksmith should take the correct measures to construct a fantastic image in the field. There is nothing inappropriate in the perceived mistrust surrounding some locksmiths, if they can break into your home and win you back your keys and security, they can break into other homes too. You can only hope a professional locksmith will be committed to helping people and not hindering them. Read More

Working in a warehouse: What you need to know

If you’re looking to work in a warehouse, and think you’re suitable for the role, then that’s great but there may be a few things you need to know first.

In most warehouses, the whole structure of the day is built around a solid plan, so everyone knows exactly what they’re responsible for, and how to conduct each task. As soon as corners are cut or duties are neglected, problems occur. This is why you should be sure to focus on your tasks and stay organised. You should come to work with a clear mind and ensure your workspace is clean and tidy and ready for the day’s work. You must not take on too many responsibilities that aren’t your own. Teamwork is great, but in most warehouses, it’s important you’re focused on your individual tasks, if you neglect those you could be in trouble. If you’re an organised and disciplined individual then you’ll likely thrive in a warehouse, but just take the role seriously and prove you can handle yourself accordingly.

How technology is transforming fast food outlets

If you’ve visited a major fast food outlet in a city recently you have probably noticed just how advanced the ordering systems are. In some major chains, you don’t even need to speak to a member of staff to place your order, you simply select the meal you’d like on an LCD screen and then a receipt is printed with an order number. That number is then called and you can walk up to collect your meal.

It’s crazy to think just how far these chains have come, we’ve moved on so quickly from basic tills that open and close, with waiters holding a pen and paper, to now; a restaurant that requires very little interaction at all. Of course, there is still the opportunity to order your meal at the counter, but the fact that you don’t even have to nowadays goes to show just how far we’ve come and things will only become more automated in the future. Perhaps we won’t even need chefs!

The PC Wizard can help!

In my work as a PC Repair Engineer, I come across a lot of different problems.
But one recurring issue is the fact that people are not taught the basics of how to use Windows!

To help remedy this, I have produced a series of Blog Articles showing a step-by-step introduction to Files and Folders.

Starting from the very basics, it gives the novice vital information on how their files are stored, and instructions on how to navigate the Folder system.

Organising the plethora of files that build up in one’s computer can be a daunting task, but with the tips provided here, I hope to make it a little more manageable, teaching you how to Cut and Copy multiple files/Folders at once and navigate quickly between different Folders.

The Summary Page provides a simple Glossary of terms and recaps the lessons we have learned, as well as providing a guide to identify the different types of Files.

Although aimed at complete novices, even more, advanced users may find some useful information here, whether on the use of the Ribbon, right-click sub-menus or Control Keys.

Remember, if you need any help with your PC or laptop, call the PC Wizard for a fix in the comfort of your home.

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