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August 2018 SIM only phone deals

Writings from the beyond Totnes, two great phone deals I’ve spotted today: Smarty, a virtual SIM only mobile phone network which has partnered with the 3 Network which isn’t bad in the Totnes area. https://smarty.co.uk/ The first 12 people to … Continue reading

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LogMeIn Corporate reinstall issue: Error 1920. Service ‘LogMeIn'(LogMeIn) failed to start.

If you have a LogMeIn Corporate reinstall issue with this error then I will remotely fix this for you for £50. Please use the booking form below.                    

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Finding duplicate photographs software

Clients often end up with an AWFUL lot of duplicate photographs. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder does the trick https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/    

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Terrorist videos on FaceBook & YouTube + WhatsApp encryption

There is lot of discussion in the media right now about about terrorist videos being published on the likes of YouTube and FaceBook, something must be done… Even the Daily Telegraph joined in last Saturday 25th March 2017. Why nothing … Continue reading

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Passwords, to save (in browsers) or not to save….

Dear Mark, I was talking to a friend, Rick,  about security for  passwords on the laptop. He told me to go to Firefox. See Options, Security, Saved Logins and there were a whole list of my saved passwords for anyone … Continue reading

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Hate passwords – love deterministic password generators

A deterministic password generator allows you to remember one simplistic pass-phrase that you can remember for all your passwords but Unique passwords are generated for each site and logins you use They gives you the ability to rapidly change all … Continue reading

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Two Factor Authentication

Two-factor simply means that there has to be something else other than a password entered when you log into a web site. Try this explanation by Brit Christopher Bernatt, missing the 1970’s Open University BBC 2 late spots, then he’s … Continue reading

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Which Anti-Virus software should I use on my Windows computer?

What’s the most intelligent thing to do about virus on your Windows PC? Absolutely nothing as it turns out. I have long since considered the paid for Norton / Symantec / McAfee: No better that the free ones Significantly make … Continue reading

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If you use the Internet you really need to CHANGE all your passwords

OK folks, call it what you want we’ve had a glorious data breach but accidental this time. Not on the scale of Yahoo! where the US equivalent of GCHQ forced the company to include a backdoor on their servers to … Continue reading

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The Amazon way to buy a budget laptop

Normally I recommend 8GB of RAM and as near to an i3 processor in terms of speed with an aim to spend about £300. Early 2017 this is do-able. Just I’ve just spotted a new trick I would be quiet … Continue reading

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