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Permalink 10:15:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
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 »


Permalink 07:39:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
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 »


Permalink 09:29:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
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  Th… more »


Permalink 05:56:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Most printers bought today have a wireless card and so can be used from any device anywhere. This can happen in different ways. Typically you will run the printer manufacturer's installation program on your computer that will guide you through settin… more »


Permalink 09:54:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
The word on the street is that Windows 9 will, as OS X and Linux have for years, support virtual desktops – the ability to group many programs’ windows and move the whole lot on/off the display together.  The functionality is available now free by runni… more »


Permalink 07:59:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Most email services limit the size of attachments to around 25 MB or less.  But sometimes you want to send one-off larger files right ?  Here are some options to consider; most free. Create a Dropbox account and share a folder.  2GB is free but this… more »


Permalink 03:09:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
The perennial problem of how to maximise the possible broadband speed continues to cross my inbox. First some ground rules: You cannot change the most common significant limitation - the distance between your house and the exchange Changing to a… more »

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