A decent new printer/copier/scanner will cost about £65 currently so should you ditch the old printer at the first sign of a missed line ?
No. Although it is not worth spending too much time trying to resurrect a typical domestic printer there are a f… more »
Windows 10 (the last such release of Windows - the '10' to be gradually dropped) is due for release at the end of this month and will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. I have a pre-release beta test version running on a PC here in my works… more »
Say you find yourself in a cheap motel on the wrong side of the tracks. There's no ethernet signal available but you can pick up a mobile phone signal. You can use your smart phone to make the internet available to other devices - tethering - can be d… more »
When I am given a laptop to repair I always ask for the power adapter. This is not because I don't have a perfectly good £30 universal adapter of my own, but so that I can measure the voltage and check the current. It's a bit like air dusting and vacu… more »
One of the items on my suggested housekeeping tasks is to check the state of your surge protector. Some people don't bother or worse, don't even have one.
All mains connected electrical equipment worth more than about £10 (the cost of a cheap surge pr… more »
So here’s the thing – if you are kind enough to invite me round for dinner and afterwards place a cup of coffee before me I will feel bad. I’d appreciate the gesture but I don’t drink coffee so I would either have to drink it (yuk) to avoid upsetting y… more »
It is sometimes interesting to know how your broadband speed is varying over time, or perhaps check on the quality of your line graphically. Two free tools that help this are
Jack Dinn's AutoSpeedTester available from http://www.gmwsoftware.co.uk/ Th… more »
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