When do you replace a computer? What are the obvious signs to look out for? There is no simple answer, unfortunately.Read more
Many people are wondering how to reduce their dependence on Chinese goods and services, including their computers.
They have been prompted by recent news stories, including that 800 New Zealanders are being tracked by the Chinese government.Read more
Your phones, tablets, and now, your desktop computers and laptops, are designed to distract.
How? Via pop-ups, notifications, news, new features and general interface design.Read more
I thought I’d rattle off some organisations, people and websites that are good for those wanting to up their ante in terms of computer skills.Read more
Do you like your computer? Do you not want to see it ruined? Then this article isn’t for you. Please only continue if you truly and really want to destroy your computing experience. I warned you!Read more
Somewhat surprisingly, heating your room with a computer is as efficient, energy-wise, as heating it with a regular heater – that is to say, watt-for-watt, the computer delivers equivalent performance in terms of generating heat.
And while it’s heating your room it can be used by researchers to fight disease – like the coronavirus, Covid-19.Read more
It surprises me how people with very tidy homes can often have quite disorganised computers.
One would think that the same principle would apply to both situations, but some people are, I think, less experienced at organising their digital lives than their real ones.
However organisation inside a computer has the same benefits as organisation in a home or business:Read more
One of the problems of the internet is how difficult it is to advertise online.
So much of the web is funded by advertising that it’s hard to get away from it – unless you install an ad-blocker. So you might think, well, I’ll take advantage of that in my business, but unfortunately it’s not overly simple.
Unlike a regular newspaper or billboard, where you put the ad up and then you’re done, online advertising is much more complicated.Read more
What constitutes a good email program?
Well, partially that it’s not made by Microsoft, for starters. I know a lot of people use Outlook, and I’m not against it, necessarily, but there are so many problems associated with that program I’d need an entire chapter of a book just to explain them.Read more