Sasha Talks Tech
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In a perfect world, technology would always work, and our lives would be simple and easy. We could always get onto the internet, do all our work and make a bunch of phone calls without anything crashing, breaking or running out of batteries. Sadly, we don't live in a perfect world, and that mean the tech that we have is far from perfect either. That means that sometimes it's going to go wrong. For all it's incredible qualities, modern technology can, and will, go wrong far more often that anyone would like. Fortunately, a lot of the problems that technology can throw up are a lot less dramatic than they might seem. Here are few tech problems that are surprisingly easy to deal with.
Printers refusing to print
This is one of the most common frustrations when using a computer. You have something, usually something very important, that you need to print. But your computer and the printer refuse to communicate. It doesn't matter how many times to tell it to print; nothing's coming out. Well before you throw your printer from a second-floor window, hold on. The first thing to try is so obvious it might actually sound ridiculous. Try turning it off and on again. I know, it sounds like a joke, but it's amazing how often it really works. If that's not the case, then go to the printer section of your computer’s preferences, and you'll find that you probably need to connect them. Especially if you're using it wirelessly. You need to make sure both are connected to the wi-fi.
The dreaded crash
Few things can bring a tech user to fits of sheer panic faster than a crash. If there are great big fist holes in computer screens, it's a safe bet that it's because of this. If you're trying to do something important and your Mac keeps freezing it's a sure fire way to bring you to the edge of insanity. The solution to this is a little counter-intuitive. Do nothing. Seriously. If you start clicking on everything, trying to make something happen, you're just going to make things worse. You'll end up overloading your computer even more and make the chances of it recovering it even smaller. If you leave your computer alone, it's much more likely to work through the processing that caused it to freeze and get back to working just fine.
Email attachments that won't open
Receiving an email with something important attached, only to discover that attachment won't open, can be truly rage inducing. You might send a reply asking the sender to try again, but every time the same problem rears its head. The first thing to do is to look at the type of file it is. Just a quick google will let you know what application you need to open that sort of file. If you don't have it then all you need to do is to download it and you'll be able to see what the attachment contains in no time.
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