Category Archive: Useful Info

May 31

Open PDFS in Windows 10

PDF Default App

One of the most common questions I get with Windows 10 is “Why wont PDF’s open like they used to before I upgraded to Windows 10, how can I open PDFs like I did before?” Fortunately the solution is very simple and can be used to cover a range of different files in windows 10 not …

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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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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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May 17

Macbook Air Vs Macbook Pro: Which Macbook Should You Get?

  So, you want to get a Macbook. That’s great; once you go Mac, you never go back. But, your choices don’t end with the Apple vs. Windows debate. Apple’s Macbook range is split into two models: the Air and the Pro. Both are great computers, but which one is right for you? Keep on …

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Jan 07

Top 5 Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

While you will find many articles with Windows 7 tips very few of them are useful to the average users. We look at the top 5 useful Windows 7 tips that can help make life a little easier. 1. Lock your Computer When you are away from your desk you may want to secure your …

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Dec 22

Laptop Not Charging or Booting Causes

This is one of the more common issues I come across on a day to day basis and there are many reasons that the laptop may not be charging the battery. We are going to look at the top 5 reasons. Note that some of these solutions involve dismantling your laptop. If you are not …

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Oct 31

How To Tell If You Have A Slow Computer Or Slow Internet

In my day job as a computer repair technician I get a lot of calls about slow internet connections and slow computers. A slow internet connection is sometimes confused with a slow computer and vice a versa, this can not only work out expensive if you have an engineer for one problem when it caused …

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Oct 24

Computer Buying Guide 2012

Computer case

Buying a new computer is never an easy task especially if you have not bought one recently or are not that familiar with the newest technologies and jargon. Then there are some sales people (not all) that try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge on computers and offer you a system that you …

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