A Five Step Start To Security For Windows Users

Looking to stay secure in Windows here are five steps to help Use Windows 10 – the secure version of Windows now and the best operating system they have produced Use Google Chrome – the best browser to use when it comes to security – Google are committed to helping you navigate the internet safely – remove any superfluous add-ons and check to make sure you do not have any Install Adblock – will aid in keeping you safe  – details of why you should use Adblock are HERE Use Windows Defender – third party antivirus products have been known to cause issues  Realise that it is your actions that count – STOP clicking the link in an bogus email , STOP browsing to unsafe websites – Think Before You Click

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My Tech Hits & Misses For 2016

My favourite pieces of tech for 2016: Best phone: iPhone7 plus Great camera , waterproof , great battery life , love the black finishes  Close second:Google Pixel Great camera , good battery life , pure Android that is updated to keep you secure and none of the 3rd party software that other makers throw in that is always hit or miss. Favourite Laptop – MacBook Pro 2016 Fast , well made , great keyboard , love the touch bar , the Touch ID and it is light with great lapability.  Close Second – Surface Pro 4 I love the Microsoft Surface range of computers , well made , good keyboard , good battery life and again no 3rd party software that other makers put onto their computers which makes them more secure.Also really light to carry and love the pen features. Favourite Headphones – AirPods They are a standout product with superb audio… Read More

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Your Windows 10 Start Screen Is Not Looking Like It Used To

Has your Windows 10 start screen changed ? Most Windows 10 start screens look like the one underneath when you start your computer. However during the last week , many have changed to this  This means you do not have access to your programs / apps from start. So how do you put it back ? Go to Settings – Personalisation – Start – and turn off Use Start Full Screen

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Chewing Up Data On Windows 10 – This May Slow It Down

Many people use portable wifi / internet solutions which can come with plans as low as 3GB of data. If you are on a Windows 10 computer you may find you are going through your data rapidly. There are usually 2 solutions to this : Change the settings for your internet connection to a metered one – Click Here For Details Turn off One Drive – Click Here For Details

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Windows File History – A Great Way To Recover Files & Back Up

Turning on Windows File History is a quick and easy way to back up for Windows 10 and Windows 8 users. The steps are that you plug an external hard drive into your computer , open up File History which is in the Control Panel , turn it on and it will save copies of your documents , photos , music etc. To quote from the Microsoft website  “File History only backs up copies of files that are in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files available offline on your PC. If you have files or folders elsewhere that you want backed up, you can add them to one of these folders.” Setup a drive for File History File history will also allow you to go back and find previous versions of documents  Restore Files or Folders Using File History Further information can be found… Read More

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Tech TalkBack Radio Segments – W/E 31st July

It was the final countdown for upgrading to Windows 10 this week , the amount of people using Facebook Messenger , Email addresses , Internet issues , Rio and cyberthreats , modems , routers , Yahoo and listeners calls  Please find below my radio segments for this week

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Disk Defrag – Should You Or Should You Ignore It

What is Disk Defragmenter ? When you create a document and you add to it and save it , your Windows computer does not just write over your original file when saving it. The file is instead saved onto a different part of your drive. After extended use and time, these chunks of information become scattered, or fragmented, which can slow down the computer’s ability to open files quickly. If you used to manually run Disk Defrag on a regular basis , understand that Windows 7 – 8 will do it automatically. You do not need to do it or run 3rd party programs to do it. Windows 10 – Where Is Disk Defrag ? Windows 10 you will not find Defrag but ” Optimise”If you have a solid state drive that you installed in Windows 7 or 8 – you definitely should not be “defraging it” , waste of time… Read More

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