Posts byEmily Smith

Pimped desktop PCs: Five of the best

Pimped desktop PCs: Five of the best

Conventional games consoles are great, but if you’re looking for all-out power and ‘customisability’, a desktop PC should be top of your list. From day one, you have the chance to modify and upgrade to your heart’s content, creating something that is truly unique.
Some ‘modders’- as they’re known – add a bit of extra RAM, or introduce a solid-state drive to speed things up. Others have much bigger ideas, though. Below are some of the craziest and most brilliant custom desktop PCs we’ve seen. read more

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What you can do with AutoCAD

What you can do with AutoCAD

One of the most widely used systems for designers, AutoCAD is popular with architects, drafters, engineers and surveyors the world over. Created for professionals, it makes drawing technical 2D, or even 3D, blueprints and building plans easy.

Used for a huge variety of projects, AutoCAD has played a part in creating innovative mechanical features in Magic Wheels manual wheelchairs, as well as assisting in strengthening the San Francisco Bay Bridge and even in creating life size LEGO dinosaurs. The versatility of 2D and 3D imaging possibilities truly are endless! read more

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Creative designers –why should you use a Wacom tablet?

Creative designers –why should you use a Wacom tablet?

Wacom tablet for leasingWhen it comes to the relatively modern profession of digital graphic design, some creative types are surprisingly purist. Of course, in that game, being old-fashioned just means you still do all of your work on a Mac computer with a mouse, rather than on a tablet. It’s hardly as dated as a journalist writing by hand or on a typewriter.

While you should always work on what you find most comfortable, many creative designers have indeed introduced tablet devices to their work. There are a number of interesting benefits that the Wacom tablet in particular offers, so if you’re considering adding a graphics tablet into your design arsenal, let’s break them down. read more

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Top tips for preventing damage to your Mac or iPad

Top tips for preventing damage to your Mac or iPad

Apple products are of a high quality and are definitely made to last, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be damaged. You may treat your new gadgets with the utmost care in the first few weeks, but after that you might not be so precious.

Your Macbook or iPad will likely get used every single day, transported from place to place, so accidents are bound to happen. Here are our top tips on how to avoid damaging your iPad or Mac:

Be careful when cleaning

Whilst it is important to keep your iPad and Mac screens clean, you need to ensure you’re not using any products which could damage your Apple product. Use a lightly damp cloth to wipe your screen (if you squeeze it and water comes out, it’s too wet!). Do not use a tissue or any sprays, solvents or lens cleaning products. read more

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