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30
Nov

How to Deal with Internet Browser Problems

Dealing with Internet Browser Issues “I often get emails from clients saying their browsers stop responding and asking how they should go about fixing the problem” The trouble in providing an answer though, is that it’s never as simple as “just do steps 1, 2 and 3” and the problem should go away. Why? Because there are literally dozens of

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19
Nov

The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived!

The first major update for Windows 10 has arrived, but if you’re hoping for some major changes, you’re in for a bit of a disappointment. Though the update fixes quite a few problems, the only things Microsoft have added could be described as little more than fluff. Worse, they’ve also gone and added advertisements to the Start Menu – if

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30
Sep

Do you get tired constantly being bugged by unsolicited sales calls?

  Your time is valuable and you’re working away trying to make a living and keeping your clients happy. Then the (mobile / office / home) phone rings. You hear.. “Hello, am I speaking with (your first and last name)?” “Yes it is” you answer – “how may I help you?” And here comes the crunch.. Well this is so

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29
Sep

Four Questions Clients Ask about Windows 10

  Authors Note: I usually don’t do this, but as I’m a fan of Lenovo Laptops I thought I’d reproduce an article they published which impressed me and add some of my own comments to it at the end. (Note that I have absolutely no financial affiliation with Lenovo apart from being a happy owner of two of their products

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21
Sep

Windows 10 – Is it worth upgrading? What about Privacy?

Windows 10 – Is it worth upgrading? Check out its Privacy Settings before you do.. Many people have asked me my opinion on Windows 10 so I’ve set it up in an Oracle Virtual Machine, activated it and explored it to some extent. My first impression is that it is leaps and bounds over Windows 8 / 8.1 .. Microsoft

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21
Jul

A tip explaining how to avoid common email traps..

Ransom Ware – Crypto Locker Infections Recent events prompted this blog post to remind everyone about the traps when dealing with email and attachments. Those who are interested in learning more, please see the end of this post for links to web sites that explain the destruction this type of infection causes and how it works. DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS in email unless

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30
Jun

A great tip about securing your online accounts..

This is something I’ve been doing for years. Many sites offer you the opportunity to save a set of questions and answers in the event that you lose access to your web site account, online email account or whatever. There’s been a bit of press lately about folks accounts being hacked because Hackers managed to guess the answers to their

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5
Dec

List of Run Commands in Windows 7

People often ask me how I remember all the commands in Windows 7 that can start programs in by just clicking the Start ORB in Windows 7, clicking Run and then entering a short command, which is more often than not, starting the program by Navigating the Start > Programs Menu and clicking the programs Icons. Well, the truth is

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25
Nov

Poodle Vulnerability – Are you protected?

Most would by now have heard of the SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, but have you tested if you’re at risk? How to test your browser’s TLS/SSL protection Several websites test whether your currently open browser supports SSL 3.0. For a simple test, Poodletest.com displays a poodle dog if your browser still supports SSL 3.0, and a Springfield terrier if it doesn’t.

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16
Jan

Windows 8 – Limited support.. Business Users take note.. [Updated]

Updated Monday, February 25th 2013.. I wrote about this topic a few months ago, but as I just saved another client from a potentially expensive time wasting experience because they called to ask if upgrading to Windows 8 would cause them any problems, I think it’s worth repeating. To date, I’ve have formatted Windows 8 out for 2 people who decided to  downgrade ..

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