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One favourite OAP scam

This is the scenario: You get a phone call late morning or early afternoon – that pretends to be from BT, SKY, or somewhere popular yearly subscription service; informing you that your contract or insurance is close to expire. They … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exchange Server in Outlook 2010

I noticed that I was receiving email on my mobile that I wasn’t receiving on my desktop through Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Pro. The last mail I had received was on the 9th of July.I searched high and low (for … Continue reading

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I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It all started after I successfully installed Ubuntu on a XP laptop; it’s cd/dvd player didn’t work and because of the way Ubuntu installs (from boot up) I couldn’t use an external dvd player; but had to make a bootable … Continue reading

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How to revive an old XP-PC to a useful PC

First you have to ask yourself if it’s worth it – for instance: has it got enough memory (2gb or more) is the processor good enough (2mhz or better) is there 6gb or more free disk space on your hard … Continue reading

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My bad start to 2016

Happy 2016 – I wish you all a successful and prosperous year. Now that I have started ‘working’ again – IT-buddy at the library today was a waste of time as nobody turned up. So my two hours reserved for … Continue reading

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Just another week as an IT-buddy

My first student on Wednesday was a partial sighted young man who had problems with the settings on his laptop. Especially as he could/can only sit at the laptop for about an hour at the most. I was auto-upgraded to … Continue reading

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A great tool “Windows Live Writer”

I was downloading Microsoft’s “Windows Essentials for a user who uses “Windows Live Mail” and as I, when installing only what the user needed,  noticed a program I hadn’t seen before: “Windows Live Writer” as well as the usual “Photo … Continue reading

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Microsoft Movie Maker

Have you ever on your smart-phone or your camera shot a whole movie upside down or sideways? When you came to look at it you could have cried! What do you do now? Don’t worry; Microsoft can help you here. … Continue reading

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Check for duplicated files

How many duplicated files have you got? Have you ever wondered if you have backed-up or copied a file to somewhere? Have you ever wondered if and how many versions of the same file you have stored on your pc? … Continue reading

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Easy merge of PDF files

I was scanning a booklet into PDF formatted files; but I really only wanted one file and couldn’t remember how to make the scanner do the work. So I looked around and found this easy and free software: PDFbinder (and … Continue reading

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