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– Get Organised with Calendar Appointments and RemindersPerhaps you’ve always used paper calendars or large wall planners, scrawling your appointments into tiny boxes and patiently copying birthdays into a new one every year? With Windows 10, there’s no need to bother with all that! Instead, just use the built-in Calendar app to keep track of what you’re supposed to be doing, with …

Categories: Basics, Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10, 11
Reference: G

Mode for WindowsWhat should you do when your child or friend asks you if they can borrow your Windows PC or laptop briefly? It’s not really a problem, but you would prefer to make sure that nobody makes any changes, deletes anything important or installs any… …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8
Reference: G028

Group Policy Editor for Advanced System ManagementUsers of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate, and XP Professional all have a tool included on their system which allows them to apply a wide-range of security settings and policies to their system. While it is primarily intended for use by administrators of large networks of PCs, the …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: G1

Google: 10 Tips for Better Search ResultsGoogle is undoubtedly the most widely used search engine in the world. But, most Google users don’t realise the various search options that Google provides, to help you find what you need more quickly. Enter your search terms along with the search operators you need and you’ll find that the results returned are much more …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: G100

Graphics: Upgrade Your Video Card in a FlashIf you have purchased a low- to mid-range desktop computer in the last few years, then there’s a good chance that the motherboard inside it has integrated graphics. Unless you opted at the time to upgrade its graphics capability with a dedicated 2D/3D card, then your computer will probably be using a built-in graphics chipset …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: G2

Graphics Card TroubleshootingYour graphics card is one of the most important hardware devices in your PC, since it is responsible for everything you see on your computer’s screen. Graphics card problems can lead to all kinds of errors, from corruptions on screen, to serious STOP errors and Blue Screen crashes. The problem is working out exactly what …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: G250

Guest Access in Windows 10/8.1[DownlaodButton-25206] If you have visitors, they may want to use your PC to check their email or view a website. You could let them simply log into your PC using your user account but that would mean that they could access any of your files and, once they leave, they could still have various websites …

Operating Systems:
Reference: G500

Google Chrome: Free Extensions for Better BrowsingIt might be hard to believe in the Microsoft-dominated world of PCs, but the most popular web browser by quite a margin is Google Chrome. Why is that? After all, one browser is very much like another. A likely reason is the ability to use ‘extensions’. These are free accessories that add extra capabilities to …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: G506

Google Chrome: Top Tricks and TricksGoogle Chrome has been a remarkable success story. Despite the fact that computer users have to make the conscious decision to download it and use it (from, it’s used on over 65% of computers. To put that into perspective, the world’s second favourite web browser, Apple Safari, is used by only 18% of us. …

Categories: Internet, Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10, 11
Reference: G510

Google Maps: Route Planning OnlineThanks to the Internet, we can forget the days of pulling into lay-bys to pore over road maps and argue about what we should have done at the last roundabout. Instead, just turn to Google’s online route planning. In a few easy minutes, you can find the best route to your destination and check how …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems:
Reference: G525

Google Photos: Store and Share Pictures OnlineYou’ve just returned from a family party where everyone was taking photos. You’d like to see the photos everyone else took, and they’d probably like to see yours, but how can you possibly arrange that? Easy! You upload your photos to your Google Photos library and create a shared album of them, then invite the …

Categories: Multimedia, Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10, 11
Reference: G526

Google: Tips to Search SuccessfullyUnless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard of Google. It’s not the only search engine available – far from it! – but it’s the one that most Internet users turn to when they’re trying to find information online. The question is: are you getting the best from it? Do you always find what …

Categories: Internet, Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10, 11
Reference: G532