Support: Is My Computer Too Hot? Speccy

Support: Check If Your Computer Is Overheating This article applies to both laptop and desktop computers. The Cooler The Computer Runs = The Faster It Runs! This is a basic principal of computer maintenance. The hotter the cores get, the slower the computer will become. With laptop computers it is often easier to notice that your computer is overheating. Perhaps …

Support: Windows 8 – Desktop Version Of Skype

Windows 8 / 8.1 comes with Skype pre-installed. However it is the full screen app version of Skype. I recommend using the desktop version of Skype. This can be downloaded from www.skype.com Look for “Get Skype” and “Get Skype For Windows Desktop” During installation you may want to untick things like: Launch Skype on startup Install Click to Call Make Bing My …

Support: Take A Screenshot Of Your Screen

Tutorial: Level – Basic In this basic tutorial we will be taking a screenshot (a snap shot) of what is on your screen. This may come in handy when troubleshooting problems on your computer. You can capture and save / print anything that is on your screen. OK the method we will use here incorporates the copy & paste clipboard function …

Support: Libre Office – Save Files As Microsoft Office docx By Default

If using Libre Office it might be a good idea to save documents as Microsoft Office documents. Therefore if you need to email these files away or work on these files on another computer then you know they will open Okay. By default Libre Office (& Open Office) save word processor files as .odf (Open Document Format). You can save …

Support: Windows 8.1 Update Check

Here is a quick way to check you have the latest updates for Windows 8.   If you see the power icon on your Start Screen as highlighted then you have the latest version of Windows 8.1 If not, I recommend running Windows Updates, then taking the 8.1 Upgrade from the Store tile.    

Support: Detach Your Email Login From Windows 8.1

Support Tutorial Detach Your Email Login From Windows 8.1 Windows  8.1 will at some point ask you to add a “Microsoft Account” to your user account if you haven’t already done so.  There are many benefits from doing so but some users prefer to switch on their computers without a password and not be automatically logged into their email. Attaching …

Support: Beginners Guide To Cloud Storage

A FAQ I get asked in the shop is, “How do I get my photos from my phone onto my tablet or computer”? There are many answers depending on the device. There is the old fashioned way of connecting the wire and installing the software that goes with your phone. But software packages from mobile phone companies all come with their …

Support: Windows Vista, Is It Safe To Use?

FAQ: Is Windows Vista still safe to use? Post Update Notice: This post was written in June 2014. The advice no longer applies. Vista is “end of life” – it’s time to change. Since Windows XP was retired in April 2014, I am often asked in the shop whether Windows Vista is still safe to use and if so how …

Photos: Queen’s Baton In Troon

Day 7 of the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the relay worked it’s way through towns and villages of South Ayrshire. Here are a few pictures from Troon when the relay passed by the shop. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery gallery_type=”thumbnails” theme_id=”1″ gallery_id=”3″ sort_by=”order” order_by=”asc” show_search_box=”0″ search_box_width=”180″ image_column_number=”5″ images_per_page=”30″ image_title=”none” image_enable_page=”1″ thumb_width=”180″ thumb_height=”90″ thumb_click_action=”undefined” thumb_link_target=”undefined” popup_fullscreen=”0″ popup_autoplay=”0″ popup_width=”800″ popup_height=”500″ …

Photos: Glasgow Taxis In Troon 2014

Here are some pictures of the Glasgow Taxi outing in Troon taken on 18th June 2014. There was a great turn out to welcome the children, drivers and volunteers into town. post content expired