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Has Your Data Been Stolen (PWNed)?

What is ‘pwned’? Pwned means that your account has been the victim of a data breach. It is a term that has come out of online gaming. It essentially means that someone has accessed and stolen your login details from … Continue reading

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Test the Health of your Hard Drive or SSD

Probably the most common cause of data loss I see is the lack of data backup coupled with failure of the storage drive, either hard disk or SSD. I’ve covered backups a few times in the past, but it is … Continue reading

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Beware this BT email scam and similar tricks

I don’t normally single out email scams but using this one to show how the quality of the scams have improved. To all intents and purposes this looks like a regular billing email from BT, albeit with an inflated figure, … Continue reading

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Scan Your Home Network for Security Issues

  Bitdefender Home Scanner is a new free program that will allow you to scan your network at home, or in the office, and identify potential security issues. Although some of the results may sound a bit techy it may … Continue reading

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Scanning Quick Guide

With many people now having multifunction printers at home scanning and copying has become available to many of us. As a result, questions on scanning are very common; in particular ‘Where have my scans gone?’. What’s the difference between a … Continue reading

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What is Kodi? – The Controversial and Powerful Media Player

  Kodi is a superb media player that allows you to play or stream video, music and pictures. It is extremely customisable and allows the addition of ‘modules’ that provide additional content and services. Why have I heard that Kodi … Continue reading

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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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