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On twitter as a business? Let your customers reach you!

On twitter for business? Are customers trying to reach you? Top twitter advice: under “Security and privacy” enable “Receive Direct Messages from anyone“, makes you much more accessible to customers ūüôā

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What should I do if I think I have been hit by malware or a virus?

I wonder if you can advise me.¬† My pc seems to be running OK, but yesterday while browsing a You Tube clip, I stupidly clicked on an ‘interesting’ box which said Ivana Trump was filing for divorce!¬† As if.¬† Big … Continue reading

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UK Banks planning to wriggle out of fraud compensation

Not content with¬†not passing on low Bank of England interesting rates like the petrol companies and pump prices. ¬†The banks want us to pay for the cost of fraud whilst removing thousand of branches around the country. Brits who use … Continue reading

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This week I’ve been many having fun hacking

I bought a¬†RTL2832U from ebay downloaded a few apps and now have RF Analyser on my tablet¬†https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mantz_it.rfanalyzer These used to cost a serious amount of money in times gone by. With the right kit, application – tracking traffic wardens… My … Continue reading

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“Probably the most environmentally browser plug-in in the World!” Print Edit by DW-dev

Print Edit by DW-dev: Choose areas of a web page you don’t want to print by selecting them and clicking on hide, press “Preview”, then “Print” https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/print-edit/olnblpmehglpcallpnbgmikjblmkopia or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/print-edit/

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Outlook and Mail, think logically – why would you use them?

People often ask me about Outlook and Microsoft Mail in all it’s forms and I always say, “sorry I don’t support any of them, I only support GMail” Your past email is on your PC or laptop If you have … Continue reading

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29th July – last day for Windows 10 upgrade requests

This is the last day(z) to¬†request a FREE upgrade from any Windows 7/8 installation. To be the first! This free upgrade is going to be available¬†until July 29, 2016. The best guide is on CNET here: http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-get-the-windows-10-upgrade-icon-if-its-missing/ If you cannot … Continue reading

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New to Windows 8? Classic Shell & Make a recovery disk

Classic Shell¬† If you are new to windows 8 – the first thing to do is to install Classic Shell¬†& make a recovery disk. Classic Shell¬†turns you windows 8 into something that looks like windows 7 / XP Make a … Continue reading

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Ace Chrome Web browser shortcut tip – MISSING toolbar?

The shortcut key is CRT+SHIFT->B This is a wicked browser short cut if your flipping between recording a screengrab or session and normal machine usage.

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Why did Bitcoin go to $800 on November 18th 2013?

Chaired by Thomas “Tom” R. Carper, Senator for Delaware C-SPAN Video library archive: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/DigitalCu Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/beyond-silk-road-potential-risks-threats-and-promises-of-virtual-currencies Jennifer Shasky Calvery Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network U.S. Department of the Treasury Gave … Continue reading

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