Category: Computer Tips

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Backing Up – Why the cloud is your best option.
February 17, 2017

Backing Up – Why the cloud is your best option.

Everybody knows you should backup your files, but it’s amazing how many businesses still don’t have a suitable solution in place. If you’ve ever had a power cut before you’ve finished saving something then you’ll know how annoying it can be but if your hard drive fails you lose everything, and you’d probably be surprised… Read full article

Is it time to outsource IT support?
February 06, 2017

Is it time to outsource IT support?

ICT is a tricky area. It’s expensive, complicated and absolutely impossible to ignore. You know that it needs constant monitoring, maintenance and updating but who takes responsibility for that? If you employ less than 150 people and your business is not technical in nature then employing a full-time IT Manager is probably not cost effective. Even… Read full article

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….
January 31, 2017

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….

And back on again? The statement made famous by the Channel 4 show ‘The IT Crowd’ and repeated every time you say that you work for an IT Support company! The thing is it actually works quite a lot of the time, which is why it may well be what an IT Support engineer asks… Read full article

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)
January 26, 2017

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)

I was recently passed a paper that offered a comparison between Office 365 and POP3/IMAP and asked to ‘dumb it down’ – initially I was insulted, then I read it, failed to understand most of it and agreed it needed some simplification! Your current email probably works fine most of the time, if there is… Read full article

The new Windows 10 update
June 16, 2016

The new Windows 10 update

You can find Windows Update in the Update & Security tab of the Settings menu. (Start > Settings > Update & security) Along with sections for Windows Defender, backup, recovery, activation, and developer options. If you’d like to become a Windows 10 Insider, there’s also a section for that.   The Windows Update section is… Read full article

The app that is draining your laptop battery
June 08, 2016

The app that is draining your laptop battery

Google’s Chrome browser is a notorious resource hog. It eats up a lot of memory and can kill your laptop’s battery very quickly. Google are making improvements so that Chrome uses less memory and power, but in the mean time it is still ruining your user experience.   Here are 3 ways to improve Chrome’s glutenous… Read full article

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player
April 15, 2016

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc’s QuickTime video player following security software maker Trend Micro Inc said it had discovered two new bugs in the software. Trend Micro said it had uncovered two critical vulnerabilities in the version of theQuickTime media player for Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system, which could… Read full article

Beware of the new phishing email that knows your address
April 07, 2016

Beware of the new phishing email that knows your address

A new type of phishing email that includes the recipient’s home address has been received by thousands of people. The scam emails claim that the recipient’s owe hundreds of pounds to UK firms. The firms involved have been inundated with phone calls from worried members of the public. One security expert warned clicking on the… Read full article

10 Google Chrome tricks and tips
March 09, 2016

10 Google Chrome tricks and tips

1) Bookmark multiple tabs Sometimes you want to save an entire browsing session for later reference if you need to take a break to do something else. By going to Bookmarks > Bookmark Open Pages, all of the open tabs are saved as bookmarks in a new folder. When you want to bring them back, go to the… Read full article

Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks
February 19, 2016

Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks

Outlook’s aliases Multiple mail addresses can be used to compose new messages or reply to incoming ones from the same inbox with Outlook’s alias feature. This means that you’re able to create dedicated addresses for newsletter sign-ups or social media alerts, then create customised filters to keep these kinds of messages away from your main inbox. There’s… Read full article

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