Category Archives: Internet

TURN A PC INTO A TV

Here’s how and I can certainly recommend a Google Chromecast – particularly if you have an Android phone or tablet. Click Here

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Telephone from Microsoft

Microsoft do not telephone you. If you get a call from Microsoft or Windows, and probably anybody who says they think your computer has faults – it is a scam. Time and time again I have to tell vulnerable people … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … Continue reading

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Virus Alert – Cryptolocker

This virus encrypts your files and then destroys itself. The encryption is very tight – it can’t be broken. You will be left with contact details where you can send $300 – there’s no guarantee they will send you the … Continue reading

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WiFi at long range

Should you need your WiFi in your shed at the bottom of your garden, or you have some other long range use like linking the networks of 2 buildings just let me know. This Yagi Array should give plenty of … Continue reading

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Safety-conscious web surfing

Generally speaking, a safety-conscious web surfer isn’t likely to run into malicious software if they follow best practices for online activity. Which is don’t visit sites that are on the edge of legality, for instance sites to do with gambling … Continue reading

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Quicker Browsing

Isn’t it annoying when you close a tab when you didn’t want to. Well its not so bad because a Ctrl+Shft+T will re-open it – just where you left off. And here’s a couple of other good keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl+H … Continue reading

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“I’m phoning you about your computer…”

“I’m phoning you about your computer…” This is probably a scam. Please warn all the vulnerable people you know that this scam is on the increase. Anybody who rings and pretends to be from Microsoft or any other computer corporation … Continue reading

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Java vulnerability

There’s a lot of talk about a vulnerability caused by Java. You need Java or all sorts of things won’t work in modern web pages. Leave a comment if you want to know more but in the meantime you can go … Continue reading

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Gmail – Attachments

Gmail – Saving or Opening Attachments. Gmail enables “Viewing” or Saving attachments. Saving is called “Downloading” and puts them in your “Downloads” folder for later filing. Here’s a step by step guide.  Gmail Attachments which you can print if you … Continue reading

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