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Permalink 03:33:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Most people (90%) can now get broadband over fibre connections so speeds are usually fast relative to those of yesteryear. But there can be a big difference between ISPs that is harder to assess than the comparison websites would have you believe. Th… more »


Permalink 03:28:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
For many people there are two places where incoming email can be scanned and marked as probable spam, the repository that receives the message, and the mail client used to display it. If either gets it wrong you will either see messages that should be… more »


Permalink 08:44:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
It seems that ransomware is in theassurgent; not only are the reported (tip of icebergof course) cases on the increase but the deft aplomb with which the customer service representatives of the crooks respond to requests for technical support indica… more »


Permalink 04:30:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
I am surprised at the number of computers I see running versions of Windows earlier than 10. I think for most owners it is fear of the unknown, belief in the (typically exadurated at best) scare stories, or indolence that results in this foolish state… more »


Permalink 11:09:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
For years I have been advising people buying a new computer to shun all off-the-shelf outlets in favour of specialist online only retailers. See I am comforted to read support for this position in this mo… more »


Permalink 11:18:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Occasionally an internet connection drops periodically, this is normal and usually not noticed. But sometimes it drops frequently or regularly (or both). When this happens we can often diagnose it as being external factors that the internet servic… more »


Permalink 09:13:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Anyone using any of the Microsoft domains for email (Live, Outlook, MSN, Hotmail) will need to make a change if they are using Windows Live Mail at the end of this month. The options are to Switch to the webmail interface. You can try this out no… more »

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