Printers – You Can Have Issues

Printers – people do have issues – especially with connections to their computer Is your printer on Wi-Fi and not connecting to your computer – it needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer and you will get some brands that do not like the 5GHZ spectrum for WiFi – also make sure your computer is connected to Wi-Fi. Try turning your router off for a minute then back on – you really should do this once a week The disc that came with your printer – throw it away as they are usually out of date when they leave the manufacturer Head over to the website of the maker of the printer and look for the Web Installer version then download and install and you will get the up to date software and drivers for your printer on your computer On Windows make sure you select… Read More

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Don’t Run Out Of Room

Computers can have issues when room becomes tight on your computer. Updates will not install or download Emails will stop Icons can disappear Just to name a few. So check how much room you have left – right click on the C Drive for Windows and go to properties. You can then go to disc cleanup if you need to make room. While you are in settings why not turn on Storage Sense which can help make room on your PC – instructions can be found here : Storage Sense

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3 Strikes And Your Out – Stop Guessing

3 Strikes And Your Out – yes you basically get 3 chances now to enter the correct password when you go to a site. After the 3 attempts you will have to reset your password through the relevant site which can have its own issues such as sending codes to your phone and codes to email accounts. So know your passwords – you may need a password manager such as Last Pass – Dashlane– or you may need a book which many still use. Just make sure you know your password.

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Do You Own Your Domain Name ?

So you have a domain name but you enlisted someone to help you setup a site and they said they would do it all for you however have you ever checked that your details are correct and that you actually own your domain name. It may pay to check which you can do at : Whois Enter your domain name ( don’t put in the www ) put the control text in , then check your details If you don’t have it in your name , talk to the person who registered the name as a first step.

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Wi-Fi Speed – Lets See How quick It Is

Wi-Fi speed is different to the internet speed that comes into your router.To measure your true internet speed you need to have a direct connection from your laptop / desktop with your router via an ethernet cable. However sometimes you will want to see the speed when you are on Wi-Fi . We measure Wi-Fi speed three ways – Ping rate – Download speed – Upload speed The ping rate measures the time taken for a data packet to send from one machine to another, then receive a return.The higher the figure , the worse it is with gamers hating a high figure. Download speed is the most important figure to most people. It measures how fast data is downloaded to your computer and we measure it in in megabits per second. Upload speed with so many cloud services now is very important and shows how quickly you can upload… Read More

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Home Made DVDs – It Maybe Time To Make A Digital Copy

Many people would have DVDs that they made 10 – 15 years ago of family events , weddings etc. Recently I had a client ask if I could make digital copies of the DVD which means making a file of the DVD that can be played on a computer or then streamed via wifi to a TV. Unfortunately about 25% of the old DVDs did not work now. This can be for a number of reasons: Poor storage The DVDs were cheap to begin with You can make a digital copy using Handbrake a free solution and even if the old DVDs work it si good to have that backup copy. How To Use Handbrake Remember to CONTACT ME if you need assistance

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NBN Plans – Here Are 3 To Avoid

If you have signed up to the NBN or are about to , your choice of plan is crucial to take advantage of the increased speed on offer. I have long been telling listeners on my radio segments to avoid the 12Mbps plan as it is really designed just for using with a landline and will invariably be slower than your current plan. However these 12Mbps plans are still available and people are still signing up for them. Here are 3 examples to avoid: Also checkout another post about the NBN – Questions I am asked

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Android Apps That You Need To Remove

Android users need to read a great article from Lifehacker discussing Android Apps that if you have downloaded them , you need to remove them. “A stack of dodgy apps have been identified in the Google Play Store. The apps, discovered by Sophos, have since been taken down but were downloaded by millions of users before Google took action. Here’s the list. These apps all look legit on the surface but they’ll suck the juice out of your phone’s battery and load invisible ads. Not only do you need to rush to the charger more often but advertisers are being duped into thinking people are clicking on their ads. Some are exceedingly popular and started out as genuine apps but were ‘Trojanised’ by a third party. For example, a flashlight app dubbed Sparkle FlashLight was downloaded over a million times alone” You can find the article and the list here:MALWARE ALERT: Delete… Read More

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