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Duplicate files and managing them.

Well, for most people I know they don’t care much about this. People often don’t know and therefore don’t care about duplicate files on their computers. I’m not here to cure them – they can remain blissfully ignorant. Those who want to know can read on. Duplicate files happen –Read More

Setting up labels and filters on Gmail

I’ve been using labels and filters on Gmail for quite some time. But like many things you come to appreciate them better with time. So I’ve been reviewing how I use these features. Lately I’ve been flooded with all sorts of emails. Many of them I don’t need to lookRead 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

A small gift from the Captain

Small, free and useful – best wishes. Download, print and keep it in sight. 2014 Calendar – From The Captain’s Watch by Captain Walker

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 A popup message said that my flashplayer may be out of date “click ok to update”, then I getRead More

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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