Category archives: Tutorial

  • Adblock Plus - One of the Best Free Software Titles that EVERYONE Should Have! Q: Does it cost me anything? A: No! Absolutely nothing - they do ask for donations to continue their ongoing development however this isn't required to install the software Q: Will it help me be more secure on the net? A: Yes! Adblock Plus also blocks known malicious sites and or content Q: Is it difficult to install? A: Not at all! Just follow our simple install guide below. Tired of seeing adverts on pages that aren't relevant to what you're looking for? Maybe you've received pop-ups on pages like Facebook which are just plane annoying. In a matter of seconds, you can easily block adverts on all of the pages you view without any effort! By visiting the page below, you will be greeted with a[...]

  • The Issue I'm sure it's a problem many parents face in the modern 'Always connected age!', ensuring that when the children go to bed, they stop using their smart phones/tablets and computers. One sure fire way to prevent them from using their tech, is to disable the internet between specific times. Wait - I hear you say, I just want to block the devices that they use, and not my own tech, not a problem! Non Ideal Solutions Well one member of staff came to us with the issue above, and her solution which had worked for a brief while was, having the router connected to a digital timer switch. Whilst this worked for a short while, it doesn't take long for teenage kids to realise, they can just bypass the timer switch, or reset the timer switch... Plus this stops all devices accessing the[...]

  • UK Heatwave I'm sure that unless your stuck in a hot office with no Air-Conditioning, then your loving this mini heatwave we're having here in the UK, with temperatures today expected to top 35 degrees C or 95F if you're old school. If you are amongst those stuck in an unpleasantly warm office, it's important that you spare a little thought for your computers, and especially your servers. PC's are not designed to work in excessively hot or cold environments, and despite the internal temperatures of the CPU generally operating around 45-50 degrees comfortably, The external surrounding temperature should be comfortable (If it's unpleasant for you then it's NOT OK for your hardware!) Why should I care? Operating your PC's at high temperatures for prolonged length of time leads[...]

  • As you are all aware Windows 10 has arrived, and many people are upgrading to this newer operating system. However as with anything in the computer industry there are always a few issues which may arise, We have had a few customers who have been unable to send email after upgrading to windows 10 recieving this error message: Error message: ‘Mr Jones – Sending’ reported error (0x800CCC13): ‘Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem’ This issue may arise with any version of Outlook, good news is the issue is relatively easy to solve! Here is a step by step guide on how to resolve the issue yourself: Right click on the Start button of Windows and choose: Command Prompt (Admin) Once on the prompt type: sfc /scannow (Remember to put th[...]

  • Whether you're tying a letter or an essay on your computer, or anything else, using keyboard shortcuts as you go helps to speed things up and keeps you focused on your writing, instead of hunting around the menu for all kinds of functions and growing frustrated when you can't find them. Here are a few essential keyboard shortcuts that will have you typing like a pro in no time. Certainly one of the most disastrous things that can happen when working in a word processing program is that you lose all your long hours of work and creativity in a flash – because you never bothered to save it as you went along (unless you've configured your software to automatically save a document every few minutes). Power outages, battery failures – entire system crashes: you just never know. A simple CTRL +[...]

    Whilst visiting my Sister this week - my Nephew asked for my help. After paying £40 for Cyberlinks PowerDirector only a few months ago, being a teenager he's of course lost the Box, the Manual and most importantly the 'Activation Key'. He'd got a new PC for hi[...]