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Email: Protect Your Account from SpamWherever you go online these days, websites seem to want your email address before they’ll let you in. In the good old days you’d just invent an address, but that no longer works: the website sends a message to the address you gave, and you have to click a link in the message to prove …

Category: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: E503

Excel: An Accounts Spreadsheet from ScratchWould you like to keep an eye on your household income and spending, to compare one month with another, and see at a glance how your finances are doing? If so, Microsoft Excel is exactly the right tool for the job! In this article, we’ll run through all the steps for creating an accounts spreadsheet …

Category: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: E882

Questions & AnswersHere you’ll find the Questions & Answers from Update 9 2021. …

Category: Questions and Answers
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: QA921

Tips & NewsHere you’ll find the Tips & News from Update 9 2021. …

Category: Tips & News
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: TN921

Windows 10: News & Interests on the TaskbarIf you use Windows 10, you’ve probably spotted a new arrival on your taskbar in recent weeks. It’s called News & Interests, and it’s the first notable new feature to land in Windows 10 in a couple of years. In this article, I’ll explain what News & Interests is for, how to use it, and …

Category: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 10
Reference: W282

Windows Controls: Understand What You’re SeeingWhat on earth are ‘spin buttons’ and ‘radio buttons’? What’s the difference between a ‘list box’ and a ‘drop-down list’, or between a ‘menu bar’ and a ‘context menu’? How can you tell whether a checkbox is switched on or off – and why does it sometimes seem to be neither? No more head scratching: …

Category: Basics
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W320