I think it may be interesting for readers to know that the following graph shows wireless signal strength over a period of 90 seconds as measured from a laptop positioned 2 metres from a router in the same room using the 2.4 GHz frequency band. This… more »
It's been publicly available for a month and in public beta test for several before that so all the teething troubles that are going to be found and removed probably have been. So should you upgrade ?
If you are reasonably competent with administe… more »
Having now installed Windows 10 several times a few gotchas and tips are ready to leave my fingertips. Things normally go well but I have personally encountered two failed installs so it is essential to take an image of your disk before you make (or al… more »
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… 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 »
This is designed to supersede the newsletters that I just don't have time to produce to the standard I would want any more.
Please register so that you may read and leave comments and
subscribe to have posts automatically e-mailed to you.