Category: Technical Tips


Permalink 07:16:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
Here's a handy tip for those times when your phone rings and it's someone claiming to be "Microsoft", "Your virus protection company", "BT Openreach" or any other scammer looking to thrive by fleecing good natured folks. Get a whistle just like the ref… more »


Permalink 04:28:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Technical Tips
This is really the sort of information better suited to my biannual newsletter, but as that is not due to roll off the presses until early December, here is where I place this pearl. If you are sending or receiving email to/from anyone with an address… more »


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 »


Permalink 02:34:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Technical Tips
It is common for devices to be able to connect with a network either through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Given that a hard wired Ethernet cable has a theoretical speed of twice Wi-Fi, it make sense to ensure you are passing data over the fastest available conn… more »


Permalink 04:07:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Technical Tips
Check your Facebook and other social media privacy settings. Make sure the default privacy setting isn't set to ?public?, and if it's set to ?Custom? make sure you know and are comfortable with any networks you?re sharing with. Password pro… more »


Permalink 04:06:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Technical Tips
There is a new computer virus in town that I want to highlight to readers of this space. In a nutshell, if you get it many of your files will be encrypted so you can not read them unless you pay a ransom. Unlike all other viruses I have encountered bef… more »


Following the Snowdon affair privacy has come to public gaze recently. You may be of the view that someone somewhere will certainly always have the ability to track you and as you don't do anything illegal good luck to them. For those who prefer not t… more »

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