Government Plans to Launch a Cyber 'Dad's Army'

If you cast your mind back to the election of 2010, you may remember hearing lots of claims about the 'big society'. The idea seemed to be that the government wants to harness the abilities of local volunteers to provide certain community services. Since the election, not t...

Windows Secrets: Your Special Edition Guide to Windows 8

So have you got your hands on Windows 8 yet? That's the question on many PC users' lips this morning, since Microsoft's latest operating system was released at midnight on the 26th October. I’ve told you a lot about Windows 8 over the past few weeks and while the new oper...

Cure Corrupt CMOS Memory Settings

The CMOS is a special memory area of your motherboard that stores all the BIOS settings. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, this can become corrupted and prevent the motherboard posting. To resolve problems caused by a faulty CMOS:

  1. Ensure there is no power to your ...

Broadband Thief Gets 20 Years in Prison

We've heard plenty of stories of hackers using malicious software to break into the PCs of unsuspecting Windows users and steal sensitive data such as bank account details and credit card numbers. But, even most hackers haven't tried to steal a complete broadband connection ...

Swap the Mouse Buttons for Left Handed Operation

If you’re left handed, you may find it more convenient to configure your mouse for left handed operation. You can do this by switching the function of the two mouse buttons, so that the right button performs the normal click operation and the left button brings up a contex...

Essential Download: Test Your Hard Drive for Performance Failures

Hard drive crashes spell disaster, since they often mean that you will lose not only your Windows installation, but also all of your data and programs. Hopefully, you'll have a backup which you can use to restore the missing data. But, a hard drive crash needn’t come as a ...

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