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August 2018 SIM only phone deals

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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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Getting on top of GMail – deleting everything not starred or important before YYYYMMDD

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Open Gmail In the top right, click Settings Settings – the Cogg Click Settings Scroll down to the “Conversation View” section. Select Conversation view on (messages will be grouped) or Conversation view off (messages won’t be grouped). (scroll down!) At … Continue reading

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Keeping a Windows PC up to date when we’ve returned it back to you

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When you receive a totnesIT.com Windows PC back from our workshop we will normal install two new icons to your desktop and it should look like this: Now click on the “Window Update” icon every time you switch you PC … Continue reading

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Finding duplicate photographs software

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

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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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The Amazon way to buy a budget laptop

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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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