Author Archives: taffybach

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.

Windows 10 Creative Update (1703) breaks Outlook / iCalendar synchronisation (again!)

Here we go again! As it did with the last Windows 10 major update, the latest version recently released (1703) breaks the synchronisation between the iCloud calendar and Outlook. If, like me, you use iCloud as your main calendar then … Continue reading

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Geocaching – where IT meets a good walk

Take your phone for a walk in the country If you’d like to try a very positive and enjoyable use of modern IT and benefit from a healthy walk in the countryside, then download the app for your smartphone and … Continue reading

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Wireless Mesh Network for improved wi-fi coverage at home

Mesh Wi-Fi is beginning to take off with many of the networking companies releasing new mesh networks (802.11s). This method of networking relies on multiple wireless devices being used together in a grid, or mesh, coverage pattern to provide reliable … Continue reading

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How to Spot EMail Scams

Email spamming and scamming is becoming a huge problem as more and more sources try to lure you in with false emails and links. Anything from promising free goods, to gift vouchers, pleas for help, warnings that your password has … Continue reading

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A 2017 Hacker Update

Online IT security threats will continue to grow significantly in 2017 as hacking and scamming sources increase investment in technology and in training criminals and cyber-terrorists. So who are these hackers? Hackers with hats Articles on Internet security often refer … Continue reading

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Is Your Windows 10 File System Corrupted?

  As an engineer providing support to home users and small businesses in the South Lincs area, I have seen a very high number of systems with Windows 10 file system corruption. This even stretches to a few systems that … Continue reading

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Network Connected but No Internet Available

I’ve had this problem a few time over recent weeks, all with Windows 10. The wireless and/or wired card appears to be connected but the system cannot access the internet. There are a number of things to check. (1) If … Continue reading

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