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Which is the best antivirus software? Could it be Panda?

Here is the dilemma: You know you need antivirus software to protect your Windows PC from malware on the internet, but there are so many antivirus products it is hard to choose the best one. Is one package better than another? Is one more secure? [...]

2014/09/14 // 0 Comments

Fix Microsoft OneDrive sync problems

If you have a Microsoft ID, and there can be few people that don’t (Outlook.com, Xbox Live etc.), you have access to OneDrive online storage. You get 15GB free from Microsoft in which to store your files. It is even baked into Windows 8.1 and you [...]

2014/09/11 // 6 Comments

Solve Windows problems with Wise PC 1stAid

What do you do when you have a problem with your PC or Windows? You could try and ask a friend, you could post the problem in one of the forums here, or you could use Wise PC 1stAid to fix it. This is a free utility that has been created to solve [...]

2014/09/10 // 0 Comments

Add a Windows 8 interface to Windows XP, Vista, 7

The Windows interface formerly known as Metro has divided people’s opinions and some like it, but others don’t. Microsoft is back pedalling fast and Windows 8.1 puts the desktop back where it belongs, with the Start screen being hidden most of [...]

2014/09/06 // 0 Comments

Opt out of Microsoft ad tracking

I am not a fan of advertisers tracking people and displaying targeted ads based on their interests. This has nothing to do with being tracked and the problem is that instead of displaying ads I might be interested in, I get ads I don’t want. I [...]

2014/09/03 // 0 Comments

Change the font and size in Joomla templates

I had a strange problem recently that might be of interest to website developers. It is a bit of a techie problem and so not everyone will find it interesting, but I thought I would write it up anyway in case it helps someone out there in a similar [...]

2014/09/02 // 0 Comments

Beware of Chrome’s malware download checker

For a long time, Chrome has had the ability to warn you if you try to go to a website that is known to contain viruses, spyware and other types of malware. If you click a link on a web page or type in a URL, a special page is displayed warning you [...]

2014/08/27 // 0 Comments

Stop Google+ shrinking your photos

There are numerous online services wanting to store your photos and Google+ is no exception. It is particularly convenient for Android phone and tablet users because that is a Google OS. Google+ can be configured to back up every photo you take [...]

2014/08/26 // 0 Comments

View phone notifications and more on your PC

When a new email, text message, or important event occurs on your phone, it can play a sound, vibrate, and perhaps turn the screen on to show message. This is fine if the phone is in your pocket or on the desk next to you, but what if you are [...]

2014/08/23 // 0 Comments

Create a super fast RAM disk

Disk drives lag behind other components in the PC in terms of performance and a computer would run a lot faster if it wasn’t for the slow disk drive. If only there was some way of speeding it up. An SSD (solid state disk) is an option, but they [...]

2014/08/19 // 0 Comments

Do you need to defrag SSD drives?

Some people seem to be unsure as to whether super fast SSDs - Solid State Disk drives - need to be defragmented. They know know disks become fragmented over time and that this slows them down, and that defragmenting them speeds them up again. So why [...]

2014/08/14 // 0 Comments

What to do when LastPass goes down

The LastPass online password storage service went down today for several hours and many people were unable to access it. This in turn meant that they could not access websites and online services because the passwords were unavailable. It was a [...]

2014/08/12 // 0 Comments

Find and delete duplicate files

It can be hard keeping the contents of the disk drive organised and it is easy for it to become an unruly mess. After a few years, or perhaps just months, there could be duplicate files that waste space and confuse you. It is time to sort out the [...]

2014/08/08 // 7 Comments

Did you know OneDrive has a code editor?

Over the last month I have been moving to the cloud and have been increasingly using Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive for storing files and working. Some of those files are HTML web pages, CSS and so on, and they were moved to OneDrive. What [...]

2014/08/06 // 1 Comment

Stop sharing the Public folder in Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft’s online storage, what was for a long time called SkyDrive. You can store up to 15GB of files there for free and it is a great facility. Sharing files is encouraged and there is a ready-made Public folder designed for just [...]

2014/08/02 // 1 Comment

Disable Windows 8 notifications for peace and quiet

One of the new features in Windows 8 is notifications and you can be alerted to certain events that take place. For example, Start screen apps like Alarms, Calendar, News and others can display pop-up messages informing you of something that just [...]

2014/07/29 // 0 Comments

Sort your Chrome bookmarks into order

Adding a website your web browser’s bookmarks does two things: It saves you having to remember the URL and it makes returning to the site a simple point and click process. Unfortunately, the more bookmarks you add, the more of an untidy mess they [...]

2014/07/23 // 0 Comments

Goodbye Dropbox, it’s time to move on

Dropbox is a successful online cloud storage and file synchronisation service that has been around since 2008. I must have started using it not long after and have been using it for years. However, it is time to move on and I wonder if other people [...]

2014/07/20 // 0 Comments

Back up Google Drive to be sure your files are safe

Google drive provides 15GB of storage space for free and 100GB at a ridiculously low monthly subscription fee and it is tempting to make use of it to store lots of files. What's more, you can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations too and [...]

2014/07/18 // 0 Comments

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