May 28

Change the default app for files (Windows 10)

How To Change the default app Do you ever get frustrated when you try to open a file and it asks you what you want to open it in every time or worse still it opens it in the wrong program? Well we all do and the main reason is because that particular type of …

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Feb 18

The End of Support for Windows XP

Windows XP is coming to the end of its long life and will no longer be supported by Microsoft after the 8th of April 2014. What this means for users that are still using Windows XP is that there will be no more security patches or bug fixes released after this date for Windows XP. …

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Feb 05

Extending Your Home Wireless Internet

It seems as if everything we use today now requires our home wireless internet from our computer to phones and cameras and more recently televisions. I even saw a WiFi Kettle advertised just the other day and these types of home appliances requiring internet connections will probably be the norm in the years to come. …

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Jan 21

What is Port Forwarding

In simple terms port forwarding is the process of forwarding data to a port on a specific computer or ip address. Port forwarding can be complex but this article is intended to give you a basic understanding of what port forwarding does without all the jargon. A good example of the use port forwarding is …

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Jan 18

How to remove FunMoods

Funmoods is a piece of Adware that often gets installed as part of another program and hijacks your browser. While in itself it is nothing more than an annoyance it can leave the door open for other more malicious applications. If you have installed the funmoods program you will notice a few things change. The …

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Jan 16

Toshiba Laptops Stuck On Please Wait Screen

This is a problem I have been seeing numerous times over the past few months and there is an easy solution in a lot of cases which involves disabling a bit of software that comes pre-installed by Toshiba. The problem seems to be caused by a program called notebook performance tune up which is run …

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Oct 28

Using The System File Checker in Windows

The Windows system file checker is a very underused tool in my opinion as it has got me out of a few holes in the past. Most people don’t even realise this tool exists in both Windows Vista and Windows 7. The tool is designed to check for and repair corrupted and damaged files on …

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May 23

How To Shutdown Windows 8

  In nearly all previous versions of windows the shutdown procedure was relatively simple to work out. The Shutdown, restart and sleep options were all located just off the start button. Unfortunately in windows 8 this is not the case and with the revamp of the user interface the start button no longer exists in …

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May 20

Computer Security Terms Explained

I have found through my day job (as a computer technician) that there is a lot of confusion over security in general when it comes to computers and especially a lot of confusion over what things actually do. This article is designed to give a brief explanation of some of the more common security components …

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