Articles for March 2014

Sony unveils it project Morpheus virtual reality headset

Sony has recently released information about project Morpheus, an adjustable head-mounted virtual reality headset capable of 1080p HD resolution display and a 90-degree field of view. The headset tracks a wearer’s motion in conjuction with a PS4 camera and will connect to the PS4 through a 4.5 metre long cable. Sony has recently unveiled the prototype at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco but did not mention when the product would go on sale, or give an approximate cost. You can watch video of some developers testing the prototype by following this link

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Kidzui – The web browser design for kids

Merseyside Computer Solutions would like to let you all know about this fantastic web browser design specifically for kids. Its colourful,
easy-to-use interface offers access to child-appropriate Web sites, games, photos, and videos. The web browser is free to download and comes jam-packed with child friendly content. For more details visit

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Using the quick launch tool bar for files or programs you use regulary

Do you have files or programs that you open regularly? A simple solution to this is creating shortcuts to them on your desktop or taskbar for easy access. You can do this by going to the folder that has the file, then right clicking on the file and select Send to and then Desktop (create shortcut). However if you do not want to visit your desktop each time, you could create a shortcut on the quick launch toolbar instead. This means that the shortcut will be easy to access at all times as the quick launch bar is always at the bottom of your screen. You can do this by simply dragging the file to the toolbar and a shortcut is created there. This will add an icon of the file to the toolbar and you can more easily open the file.

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Unknown Google search tips

Merseyside Computer Solutions would like to share some basic tips and secrets to help improve your Google search results. By using these hints and tips you will find the information you need more quickly saving you precious time. Feel free to share this article with your friends and family.

1) Did you know that you can group your search query to find better results? For example, if you’re searching for a mobile mechanic in liverpool, you’ll find better results if you search for an exact phrase by surrounding it in quotes: “mobile mechanic liverpool”.

2) If you do get lots of results with non related keywords, you can use the minus sign. For example, if you’re looking for computer help but don’t want pages containing Windows type: “computer help” –windows

3) Did you know that Google supports number ranges. For example, if you’re searching for mobile technology between the year 2013 to 2014 you can type: “mobile technology” 2013..2014.

4) Finding a local business is easy with Google maps.

5) By typing in movie into Google your results will display the movie times in you area.

6) Get your currency conversion rates by searching [currency one] in currency two]. For example gbp in usd will show you how much £1 is in dollars.


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Useful keyboard shortcuts to speed up your typing

Merseyside Computer Solutions have decided to share some useful keyboard shortcuts that you can use when typing up documents. Keyboard shortcuts can be used for most tasks preventing the need for us to take our hand from the keyboard.

1) Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V – When you have highlighted text in a document or file you can press Ctrl + C to copy this text. In addition to this you can use Ctrl + v to paste the copied text into your intended destination.

2) Ctrl + S – While you are working on a document you can simply press Ctrl + S to save your current document. It is advised that you get into the habit of using this method, so if your computer loses power or you accidently close your document you won’t lose all your work.

3) Ctrl + F – A very useful keyboard shortcut that opens up a find window, allowing you to type in the text you want to find. It will then search the document or file for the text you entered.

4) Ctrl + P – This keyboard shortcut will print the page you are currently looking at whether it’s a document in Microsoft Word or a page on the Internet.

5) Ctrl + Z – allows you to undo any changes you have just made.

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Microsoft Windows XP security updates ending 8th April 2014

Merseyside Computer Solutions would like to inform our customers that, on the 8th of April 2014 Microsoft will end support for the aging Windows XP operating system and for Microsoft Office 2003.  While many consumers have already upgraded to Windows 7 or 8, there are still many who have not. This means that Windows XP users will no longer recieve Windows updates, automatic fixes, or technical assistance, which are needed to help prevent malicious software infections and possible data breaches. Merseyside Computer Solutions recommend that you replace your Windows XP computer and buy one with Windows 7 or 8 installed to keep your system protected.

Can I just update my Windows XP software

This depends on the hardware capabilities of your existing computer. However in most cases it would be cheaper to buy a new computer with Windows 7 or 8 preloaded whilst also having a warranty. If you do decide to upgrade instead, you can contact us for free advice and we will check to see if your computer will support Windows 7.

Can my data be transferred to my new computer?

If you buy a new computer Merseyside Computer Solutions can transfer all your existing data to your new computer. Therefore you will be able to keep all your existing files i.e photos, videos, music, documents etc. We will also give you a free AVG antivirus installation to help keep your system protected.

For free advice please contact us.

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