Category: Computer Tips

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How to use Google Maps without any phone service
January 20, 2016

How to use Google Maps without any phone service

At the end of last year Google launched its offline feature for its Maps app, which lets you download and save a segment of a map so you can use it to find your way around even when you don’t have mobile data or Wi-Fi. It’s especially handy when you’re travelling and don’t have any service…. Read full article

How to give a slow computer a boost
December 22, 2015

How to give a slow computer a boost

 1) Turning off animations Animations and fancy visual effects will eat up a whole lot of your processing power – especially on older machines. Turning these off will make your PC look like it’s from the 90’s, but it will be considerably quicker. On a windows machine: Step 1: Open the Start menu type ‘Adjust the… Read full article

Top computer tricks
November 27, 2015

Top computer tricks

Make a quick copy of a file On a Mac just hold the ‘Alt’ key, or if you’re on Windows use ‘Control’, then click and drag the file. This will make a copy that you can drop anywhere you want by un-clicking.   Reset your browser Sometimes you accidentally zoom in or out on your web… Read full article

ICO Warns About Lifespan of Some Cookies
February 23, 2015

ICO Warns About Lifespan of Some Cookies

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has started to bash the way some websites are using cookies, after an international privacy study has announced that a website cookie can have a lifespan of up to 7,984 years. They revealed that there are some sites that place cookies on devices that will outlast the productivity of the… Read full article

Why use an Outsourced IT Company?
December 09, 2014

Why use an Outsourced IT Company?

Managed IT Services Improve Cost Control Many IT Companies offer reasonably priced solutions based on your company’s specific needs. Now you won’t need to pay an extra staff person, or lose money wasting your own time on tech support. An all-in-one managed IT solution can also give you a fixed monthly price so you don’t… Read full article

Kill Switch
June 20, 2014

Kill Switch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27935972 Interesting article regarding adding a ‘kill switch’ to mobile phones. I think this is a great way to deter mobiles being stolen from vulnerable people. Personally id prefer a hard kill switch which renders the phone as ‘dead as a dodo’ should it get stolen. What are your thoughts?

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