Category: Computer Tips

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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 where… 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 approach… 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

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 browser… 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

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