Safeguarding your identity online

Nigerian millionaires looking for your help, bank payments from Russia that didn’t go through, or even Facebook “friends” who want to “reconnect” with you; there are scams for everything out there. Using the internet means you have to be prepared to defend yourself from unscrupulous tricksters who want into your computer, bank account, and identity. […]

iPhone 5

7 common iPhone 5 faults

Apple sold a record five million iPhone 5’s within the first three days they were on sale, but such a huge number of devices out in the market has also resulted in a number of problems being discovered. Here are seven problems people have complained about with the iPhone 5, and their solutions: (credit: […]


Benefits of a virtual server for business

Most small to medium businesses run on computers, and those computers are often backed up by servers; a machine that serves the information needs of your business from one central location. But like many things, servers are going virtual, which means there are many additional benefits gained that can save your business even more time […]

Ergonomic tips

Ergonomic tips to save your health

Look around the office and observe your co-workers sitting at their desks. What does their posture look like? Do they hunch forward with their heads hanging down? Are they sitting ramrod straight? Have they managed to contort themselves into impossible (and yet comfy) positions? What about your posture? Have you given that a thought? Every […]

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Signs and symptoms of a computer virus

Sometimes your computer contracts a virus and there’s no way you can tell. Other times the warning signs are detectable, ranging from subtle to glaringly obvious. Here are 11 signs and symptoms of a computer riddled with viruses, malware, and other nasties. 1. Loss of speed: when your programmes or browser is loading slower, or […]

Windows 8

Windows 8: how do you use it?

Windows 8 can be a bit confusing, even for the veteran Microsoft fan. When I first was given the chance to play around with it the first thing that stumped me was the lack of a ‘Start’ button. No start button? But Windows always has a start button. Without a start button how can I […]


Jailbreaking: should I-shouldn’t I?

You’ve probably heard rumours both good and bad about jail-breaking smartphones and tablets of the Apple variety. Like many things, jail-breaking is a risk each user takes with both benefits and draw-backs. The term ‘Jailbreaking’ is evocative of daring night-time prison-busts, with spotlights and swarms of cops, but the reality is much more mundane. ‘Jailbreaking’ […]


The age of the computer-dinosaurs has passed

It’s the 21st century and modern times mean modern equipment! If you’ve been paying any attention at all, you will have noticed that cathode ray tube monitors for computer screens are being phased out. If you don’t know what that means, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors were those boxy computer monitors that took up almost […]


When does a deleted file stay deleted?

Don’t throw away your computer before destroying your personal information completely! When you’re done and dusted with your computer it’s very satisfying to chuck it in the bin and call it a day, but did you know that even if you’ve deleted your files and folders, other people can still recover them? All it takes […]


5 common computer, tablet, and smartphone problems

When you work in the computer-repair industry, certain types of problems are common occurrences. Here are just 5 of the many problems we fix for people on a daily basis: Cracked laptop casings: What are laptops if not portable work-machines? If you need to work on the fly then that laptop is coming with you […]