These days having a personal computer at home isn’t unusual, but when it comes to managing our desktop PCs are we really making the most of them. With so many options and uses for our desktop computers there really is no excuse just to use your PC for work only.
For one thing, desktop computers can help us be ultra organised with the latest options for storing photo’s and videos. Uploading the latest pictures from our digital camera or footage from your video camera means you can safely file your photos and even make amendments to them before you take them to be printed. There are also many sites online where you can load up your snaps and share them with friends and family around the world, helping you keep in touch. When it comes to videos desktop PCs can not only provide a great place to store those precious memories but you can also find easy to use editing software to help you transfer your recordings onto DVD.
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In the same way desktop PCs can be a great place for storing and sharing music, whether you are uploading your favourite tunes onto a MP3 player or using your PC as a unique music player. Design your own play lists for every mood, or organise all your favourite CD tracks without having to listen to the whole album.
Desktop computers generally come with some kind of broadband connection as standard, so making use of the Internet is a definite time saver. Forget reams of unwanted mail and keep track of accounts and bills online. It can save you plenty of wasted hours standing in the bank if you sign up for online banking, making transferring money and paying bills a synch.
If you spend a lot of time on the phone then your PC can also help you save some money. Once you are online sign up to Voice over IP services such as Skype, which essentially helps you keep in touch with family and friends around the world via your broadband connection. Use desktop computers as a phone and with the addition of a web cam you can see and hear your friends and converse in real time.
And if that’s not enough to get you rushing to your PC why not convert your desktop computer into an entertainment system. These days you can easily play your movies on your telly from where they are stored on the computer, or even transform desktop PCs into a telly, watching all your favourite shows from your desk.