Inkjet Printers vs Laser Printers

I’m going to try and keep this post simple. Pointing out some of the pro’s and cons of inkjet printers vs laser printers. Laser printers are coming down in price. So for the first time there is a decision to make – laser or inkjet. First thing: What type of …

Support: New To Windows 8.1?

Microsoft have improved their guide and tutorial section for users that are new to Winodws 8.1. Here is the link to use with some useful video tutorials to help you get started.  

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …