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INFO TECH

Once I got my hands on a computer, a ZX81 in 1982’ish, I’ve been hooked on all things IT. From programming in the 80’s and 90’s to now running a successful IT consultancy, support company. I enjoy giving opinions and advice.

Digital Storage – How much did they hold? Nostalgia!

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February 15, 2018

For those around in the 1980’s for the ZX-81 computer and ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, you will remember the old audio cassette tapes used to load your games/programs. The evolution from even further back to now has been quite astonishing. Not only have prices per Gb fallen dramatically, physical size of storage for digital...
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Why I don’t trust GOOGLE (any more) – raw, unscripted, unedited

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September 21, 2017

Unscripted, unedited. In a nutshell – DO NOT use any business critical service (such as e-mail) linked to a social media network which embraces an unrealistic cultural ideology that is attempting to please everyone.
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Opening e-mails the IT guy tells you not too! What happens?

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September 21, 2017

Craven chats about and shows you what those dangerous actually mails do when you open them, what those scammers want from you. Opens a bunch of e-mails from scammers, identity theft cyber-criminals and phishers – The United Nations, IMF, Western Union all offer me money. DO NOT open these e-mails either at home or...
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IT ADVICE: Facebook RECOMMENDED privacy settings

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September 21, 2017

Most people don’t realize that “by default” EVERYTHING they post is PUBLICLY visible and searchable on the internet. This video will help with how much you expose yourself to strangers.
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USEFUL APPS: Microsoft Office Lens (Pocket Scanner)

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September 21, 2017

This is a very useful app I use almost everyday to cut out only the text and align it neatly from my photos. It is highly underrated for what it does. Microsoft Office Lens – available from Google Play store. SHOW MORE
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HOW TO speed up your computer – step by step, simple tips – FREE!

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September 20, 2017

Windows is not set to run as fast as possible by default. It is set to use a balanced battery life, and to look as pretty as possible. I show you how to make it run as fast as possible with three tips that cost nothing. NOTE: I am not affiliated with CCLEANER –...
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HOW TO set up an out of office reply for Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Office 365

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September 15, 2017

Also applies to Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 – same procedure. One of the most requested things we get from our customers during the festive season – how to set up “Out of Office” replies on their mail.
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HOT TO get the thumbnail off a YouTube video

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September 12, 2017

As the title suggests, the easier way I’ve found so far.
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