October 3, 2018
Windows Defender

Windows Defender now capable of real protection

Since the very early days of Windows offering firewall and antivirus protection built in, I have advocated against using it. It wasn’t very good, could not […]
September 26, 2018
Windows 10 apps

How to stop Windows 10 Suggested Apps

A user emailed me the other day asking how to disable the placeholder ad for Candy Crush in the Windows 10 toolbar as her children kept […]
September 19, 2018

Control what your family can see on the net with DNS

Parental controls are nothing new. We have used them for years to control who can see what while online. Usually you have to configure each device […]
September 12, 2018
world wide web

What is the difference between the internet and the World wide Web?

It is questions like these that make me realise just how much I take knowledge for granted. A user asked me the other day while I […]
September 5, 2018
Identity theft

What to do if you are a victim of identity theft

It seems every website, job application, social network and online organisation wants to collect all your personal details. some organisations are worse than others and some […]
August 29, 2018
iPhone backup

How to back up an iPhone

Seeing as I have covered Android in ‘How to back up your Android phone’, it is only right that I cover how to back up an […]
August 22, 2018
Android backups

How to back up your Android phone

Leading on from last week’s post ‘How to spot fake mobile apps’, I wanted to quickly cover how to perform that initial backup so you had […]
August 15, 2018
quieten your computer

How to quieten your computer without spending a fortune

There are many ways to make your computer quieter. You can upgrade the case for better airflow, upgrade the system fans or upgrade to water cooling. […]
August 10, 2018
fake apps

How to spot fake mobile apps

Most smartphone users have a few apps installed on their phones, some of us more than others. but how do you spot a fake app from […]