Tag: technology

 

Email woes again!

I’ve been receiving unsolicited promotional emails again. I mean I tick the relevant box when I deal with companies – checking carefully that by doing so I do not opt in for such emails. But it’s clear to me now that they take no notice. They insist on sending meRead More

Good laptop purchase–and optimisations.

Recently purchased this Dell Inspiron 7737. I was aiming to purchase a 15-inch screen laptop but this 17-inch screen laptop deal turned out to be better than any 15-inch laptop I could find (at the time). [AND – this does NOT mean I like DELL or any particular brand. ReadRead More

Location sharing on Google Maps (Android version)

Google has many options in its maps. Most people never find these options because they’re scared of trying out new options or because they don’t have time to find ways of using features, or in common British parlance, they “..haven’t been told how to do it”.  Some know of myRead More

OneNote– blows my mind!

Okay…okay.. OneNote is not new! It’s become new to me – well sort of. Actually,  I’ve experimented with OneNote (by Microsoft) since 2007. I know that because recently I discovered some old OneNotes I created from back then. I didn’t get on with OneNote back then because it was moreRead More

Great playlist fixer

This is only for those who know about music files and playlists.  I’ve regularly had the problem when I moved my music from computer to computer, or disc to disc, that my playlists would not work. I mean I have like lots of playlists – so I really didn’t wantRead More

Malware, PUPs and PUMs

I’m ashamed of myself because I’ve been caught out by a malware trap. I accidentally clicked some link that took me to a site that looked just like the reputable Adobe. A popup message said that my flashplayer may be out of date “click ok to update”, then I getRead More

Life Reminders

A suitable smartphone to run this is required. Life Reminders is a neat little application that does the job of reminding you about stuff that’s coming at you, or has to be done. Here’s a list of examples: 1. You can also set it up to send SMS messages forRead More

Destination known – planning with Google

This is my set-up (aka strategy) for planning for destinations when I travel by car (note I did not say train – but some of this I use if on the rare occasion I need to go by train). Use laptop for following (a few days or months before): FinalRead More

Whole computer backup

The first rule of computing is backing up you data.  This means keeping a copy of your data in a place where you can recover it. I’ve dealt with backup strategies before. So,  this blog is not about that. I’m talking computer backup. This is the software that runs the Read More

Reclaim disk space after Windows 8 upgrade

The following assumes that you have a sufficiently powerful computer that has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. What I’ve discovered is that W8 being so cool, leaves behind much of the W7 installation’s old files. This is a precautionary measure – which should not be relied onRead More

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