Category Archives: Computing Knowledge

A guide to Windows 10 new web browser – Microsoft Edge

How to master Microsoft’s new Internet browser in Windows 10. In Windows 10, Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer 11 with Microsoft Edge, (While IE 11 is no longer the default browser, it’s still present in the background, because many applications … Continue reading

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Getting started with Windows 10 – essential guide download

With the release of Windows 10 and the opportunity to upgrade for free for all legitimate Windows 7 and Windows 8, 8.1 customers. Ahead of Microsoft’s most important Microsoft Operating system for years, Lenovo has published a user guide that … Continue reading

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Convert music & video for free with VLC

How to convert music and videos with VLC ​Sometimes the music and videos we enjoy are not in a format supported by the device we want to listen to or watch them on. Obtaining  software to convert music and videos … Continue reading

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Does your Laptop need a new screen?

Do You Need A New Laptop Screen? Laptop Screen Repair? Or Not? The most fragile component on a laptop is it’s display.  Below are listed problems and possible solutions to check to see if you require a new laptop screen. … Continue reading

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Help with Recognizing and Avoiding Spyware

How toTell If Spyware Is on Your Computer The following symptoms may indicate that spyware is installed on your computer. You are subjected to endless pop-up windows. You are redirected to websites other than the one you typed into your … Continue reading

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Laptops and liquids – Seconds Count What to do?

What to do if your laptop is subjected to a water (liquid) spill. When I ask people what they would do they say reach for a absorbent cloth and try to soak up the liquid. Then shortly after their laptop … Continue reading

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How to tell If Spyware Is on Your Computer?

These symptoms may indicate that spyware is installed on your computer: You are subjected to endless pop-up windows. You are redirected to websites other than the one you typed into your browser. New, unexpected toolbars appear in your web browser. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft Visio 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft Publisher 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft OneNote 2013 Quick Start Guide Microsoft Outlook 2013 Quick … Continue reading

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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

1.Control + Option + Command + Eject Use the keyboard combination of Control + Option + Command + Eject to instantly shut down your Mac. This is a great time saver because it bypasses the shut down counter that you … Continue reading

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Using Windows Live Movie Maker: a Basic Guide

          There are three main steps when using Moviemaker to make your project: 1. Transfer files and sound/video footage to the PC 2. Editing the project 3. Saving the project in the correct format Before you … Continue reading

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Toshiba Laptops hanging on ‘Please wait screen’.

Recently, I have come across the same problem on Toshiba Laptops numerous times where they hang on the ‘please wait’ screen. Fortunately, there is a solution which involves disabling a piece of software that is pre-installed by Toshiba and shipped … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 tips and tricks to aid productivity.

Windows 8 had some pretty big changes when compared to the familiarities that were always kept with every previous upgrade of Windows that Microsoft released – Namely on this occasion the removal of the Start menu button and the addition … Continue reading

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Slow Computer Or Slow Internet (how to tell)?

Slow Computer OR Slow Internet? I get a lot of calls about slow Internet connections and slow computers. A slow Internet connection is nearly always confused with a slow running computer and vice versa. It is easy to make a … Continue reading

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5 Useful Windows 7 tips

1. Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts The windows key is generally between the left ‘CTRL’ key and the left Alt key Windows Key and space bar – Quickly show desktop. Windows key and L – Locks the computer quickly. Windows Key … Continue reading

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What is a computers operating system?

What is a computers operating system? There are a whole host of different operating systems, the ones you will be familiar with by name will probably be:      Microsoft windows XP Microsoft windows Vista Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows … Continue reading

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