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
Who can you trust online?
In a recent expose, Vice, a prominent online lifestyle and technology magazine, showed that antivirus company Avast was collecting and selling all of its free users’ web browsing data to other companies such as Microsoft, Google and many others.
This means that the company had basically unlimited access to information about your online life.Read more
What kind of computer do I need?
To answer that let’s start with what most computer-users use computers for.
The most common five activities are: editing documents, checking email, going to websites, looking at or storing their photos, and playing games.Read more
Microsoft discontinues support for Windows 7 in January 2020, meaning that it will be unsafe to use on the internet due to a lack of security updates.
It’s unfortunate as many, including me, prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 10, but there are worse problems in the world presently.
At this point you’ve got two choices if you’re on Windows 7: upgrade your computer to Windows 10 or buy a new computer with Windows 10 on it.Read more
It occurred to me today that the number of additional pieces of software I use in Windows is quite staggering.
I rarely, if ever, use the built-in Windows apps (asides from maybe Calculator), as there’s almost always something better in the freeware world.
For those of you who don’t know, ‘freeware’ means free software, of which there is a ton on the Windows platform.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