Working with Styles in Word 2007 & 2010

Although Styles have existed in earlier versions of Microsoft Word, in Word 2007 and Word 2010 they are easier to use than ever before and are a great way to easily format your document and make it look sharp. So what exactly is a Style? A Style is a predefined combination of formatting including font […]

Using Microsoft Utilities to Fix Hard Disk Problems

If you’re getting hard disk errors, and you fear your hard drive may be close to failure, Microsoft operating systems all have a utility which may just save your data and your computer, and in process save your rear end. The CHKDSK utility has been a part of Windows since at least the days of […]

Multi-Media Systems for Home Users

If you have a PC or laptop that has XP Media Center Edition, or any premium version of Windows Vista or Windows 7, you already have the tools you need to start building your own home media system. With your own multi-media system, you can control your music and TV with one remote control or […]

Data Recovery Tips

Data recovery is easy if you’re the perfect geek who backs up his files on an hourly basis 24/7 every 365. Unfortunately, that only describes less than 1 % of the population. If you’re part of the other 99% here are techniques you can use to make sure you don’t lose any of your precious […]

Optimise Your Computer – Part 2

So you’ve still got a slow running computer after cleaning and defragmenting the machine? Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. If you are running a PC/laptop with Windows Vista or Windows 7, there is a special capability these operating systems have that can speed up your computer exponentially. The bad news, it’s very […]

Optimise Your Computer – Part 1

PC’s and laptops can be thought of very much like your auto, you wouldn’t dream of going a year or so without an oil change. Likewise, you shouldn’t use your computer for long periods without doing routine maintenance. A PC that has not had regular maintenance will slowly grind to a halt, depending on the […]

Troubleshooting Your New Home Network

If you have contracted for a home wireless network and it seems to spend more time down than up and running, there are steps you can take to get it up and going again. The first remedy is to check all of your connections. Cables will make an audible click when they are in place […]

Initial Home Networking Setup

A major trend in business for the last several years has been a phenomenon called “telecommuting”.  More and more people are working at home, and businesses are seeing savings in utilities, office space rentals, office supplies, and much more.  For these reasons, the trend is forecast to continue to gain in popularity for the foreseeable […]

PC Security

In this day and age of mobile computing and wireless technology, security is more important than ever. In the old days when computers rarely talked to each other, and shops were basically closed, security wasn’t much of a problem.  Now if you’re using a computer it’s almost a certainty that you’re connected to a network.  […]

Improving Security on Your Home WiFi Network

If you are lucky enough to have a WiFi network for working from your home, you need to be aware that security threats exist that can compromise your network and your data. Like your PC, your router has software that needs to be updated on a regular basis. Most WiFi providers include a security system […]