03 August 2015
Wondering about Windows 10?
Microsoft’s latest version of Windows was released on Wednesday, 29th July, as a free upgrade for all users of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Since it’s release, there have been a lot of questions about Windows 10 and whether it’s worthwhile upgrading. I thought I would try and answer some of these questions and provide […] Continue
10 June 2014
You can have strong passwords and remember them across various devices!
Regardless of where you read just now, there seems to be article after article being published about the latest web site or service that has had its users’ passwords hacked or stolen. We are being constantly reminded to change our passwords with something that’s strong, not easy to guess, must be a minimum of 8 […] Continue
17 January 2013
Microsoft Security Essentials fails antivirus tests; BitDefender takes the top-spot
Microsoft Security Essentials has failed an independent antivirus test and certification for the second time, whilst BitDefender Internet Security has taken the top-spot for the second time. AV-TEST, The Independent IT Security Institute, conducted the tests in December 2012 for Microsoft Windows 7 and looked at the level of protection, repair and usability of 25 different […] Continue
Rogue Traders: Click 4 PC and Click Computers – we’re not them!
I’ve just watched the BBC Watchdog episode where Rogue Traders reveal the appalling service offered by I.T. repair firms, Click 4 PC and Click Computers. Only one word describes what was uncovered: astounding! Data Protection? The episode features a call-out by one of these rogue companies, that visit the home of an elderly gentleman and […] Continue
What’s the big deal with Facebook email addresses?
You might have heard about the news recently of Facebook changing the default e-mail address of its users to an @facebook.com e-mail address. If you haven’t heard, you might Like to check your Facebook contact details. There’s a good chance your primary e-mail address is your name followed by @facebook.com! I’m not usually one for […] Continue
Still e-mailing files to yourself? Use online storage services instead!
Recently, I attended a client who was still e-mailing files to herself to work on her files both at home and at university. I showed our client how to make use of Windows Live SkyDrive to store her files online, work with them online using Microsoft Office Web Apps and retrieve them to work offline […] Continue