There’s nothing more annoying than a temperamental touchpad. Accidentally tapping your touchpad while typing can scatter your thoughts all over the word doc or comment box you’re working in.
So in today’s quick tip, I’ve compiled a simple change to your touchpad’s settings that can go a long way in making your life a lot less frustrating – and your touchpad a lot less touchy…[...]Read More
Whether it’s to send e-mails to friends and teammates, presenting slide decks and tracking finances, most of use Microsoft Office on a daily basis but – as I discovered – you may not be using the full potential of this powerful software. So I set out to learn just what I might be missing out on and what I discovered is that there are tons of cool plug-ins and simple shortcuts that when used together, can be a huge time saver.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite tips and shortcuts I recently uncovered…[...]Read More
I often find myself with something on my laptop that just has to be shared with whoever is in the room with me. Be it photos, videos or music; sometimes huddling around my laptop just won’t due. But digging behind my HDTV every time I want to connect my laptop to a TV or home theater system can be time consuming and frustrating.
Did you know though that select VAIO PCs offer a simple solution for streaming content from your laptop to any display? This quick tip covers Intel Wireless Display technology and demonstrates just how simple and convenient it is to use. Hit the link to watch the video.Read More
Experiencing PC audio playback issues and need help getting sound to play again from your computer? More often than not, problems with audio playback often stem from a user inadvertently disabling a drive or changing a setting.
In this quick tip, we’ll review the top three most common fixes our Backstage Technicians have found to help solve the case…[...]Read More
Have you just purchased a new VAIO? Have an old PC that still has a lot of meticulously crafted personal settings, internet bookmarks, photos, music, etc. that you’d like to have on your new primary VAIO?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you may like to know there’s any easy way to capture all your favorite files and settings on your old PC running Windows 7, Vista or even XP and transfer them to your primary or new VAIO running Windows 7. This quick tip will review just how you do it and…[...]Read More
When sitting at the computer, it’s important to optimize our comfort level since we’re often in the same position for hours on end. The comfort of our eyes though is just as important and often overlooked. In fact, a few minor adjustments to the brightness of your screen can help reduce eye strain and really enhance your viewing experience.
Adjusting the brightness of your screen is simple. In just a few easy steps, you can easily adjust the brightness of your display, improving both the quality of your viewing experience and the life of your battery. Here’s how…[...]Read More
Battery life is important, especially for those long flights or extended study sessions at the library. Even though battery technology and OS power management have come a long way, you always seem to need just a little more when the battery finally decides its had enough and powers down. Because of that, I reached out to Backstage Technicians to get their top 5 tips for squeezing every ounce out of that battery. Here are the most popular responses…[...]Read More
Take a moment and glance down at your task bar. How many application windows do you have open? Looking at mine, there’s multiple open windows for Outlook, Chrome, Word, Photoshop – in fact, there’s more open than I care to count. And I have to admit, with so many open all at once, I tend to lose track of where things are and I often find myself clicking through each window just to find a stat, quote or photo or even just get to my desktop.
Luckily your VAIO includes a bevy of shortcuts that offer instant access to programs and navigation commands. Curious about what they are? This tip covers some of my favorites…[...]Read More
Netbooks have gained widespread attention because of their low price and portability, but how do you know if buying one is right for you?
When it comes to netbooks and notebooks, although the names may sound the same, they imply very different types of computers. And before you make a purchase, it’s important to understand the difference so you can be sure your buying the PC that’s best for you.
Here’s what you need to know…[...]Read More
One part of discovering accurate upgrade information about your VAIO is knowing your specific model number. This Quick Tip will assist you in locating your VAIO PC’s exact model number…[...]Read More