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Transferring photos and videos from an Android phone to a Mac. Or from an iPhone to a PC.

I get asked this question a lot – how to transfer photos from an Android phone to a Mac. Or, how to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Windows PC? Apple don’t make it easy either and often try to direct you to purchase more of their products to make it seamless. However, it’s […]

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Protect your data from ransomware with Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017, Microsoft introduced a new feature called Controlled Folder Access,  designed to protect your data from unauthorised changes. In this article, we’re looking at how to protect your data from attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware that affected the NHS earlier this year. Controlled Folder […]

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Save time typing with your iPhone’s Text Replacement feature

Perhaps like me you like to use abbreviations and shortcuts to type messages quickly, only to receive a confused response from the recipient? There’s a pretty neat feature that’s probably under-used on your iPhone to fix this problem whenever your typing messages, e-mails and chats: Text Replacement. You can pre-define your most commonly used phrases and assign […]

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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 […]

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Save Time Machine backup to a network share on another computer

Don’t have a Time Capsule or an external hard drive permanently attached to your Mac?  You can still save a Time Machine backup to a network share on another computer, whether it’s another Mac, a Windows PC or a network hard drive. Time Machine is a great built-in feature of Mac OS X that automatically […]

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Secure your wireless network

Whilst Google is making headlines again for capturing personal data from unsecured wireless networks, can you be sure that your own wireless network is secure? Most wireless routers, including those supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), offer security protocols, such as WPA or WEP encryption. Some ISPs have friendly installation tools that help you to […]

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Secure your computer from viruses and spyware for free

Facebook has recently launched a new Anti-Virus Marketplace, providing helpful tips and alerts about security issues affecting its users. In addition, users can download six month trials for anti-virus software like McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. Whilst these are good products, they’re not free and if like most households you have more than one computer in […]

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Throwing out your old PC? Remove personal information from your computer first

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has posted results of a study that have revealed 11% of second-hand hard drives contain personal information, including bank details and statements, tax information and photographs. That’s the equivalent of one hard drive in every ten being thrown out where the original owner did not remove personal information first. NCC […]

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Integrate SkyDrive with Windows Explorer and fetch files remotely

The day after I wrote my article about Windows Live SkyDrive, in typical essence, Microsoft released an improved version of SkyDrive just yesterday! I must admit, the features are pretty cool and leave SkyDrive’s contenders well and truly behind. This article shows you how to integrate SkyDrive with Windows and fetch files remotely, using SkyDrive. […]

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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 […]

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