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Redmi Note 3 Bootlooping? Here's the fix

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Sometime over the last couple of days, Google allowed an update to Google Play Services which has affected some Android 6.0 based devices, including those running CM13 (Cyanogenmod 13), which came preloaded on a number of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphones that we sold over the last year. Upon updating automatically, apps will start to crash, and then entire phone will crash, sending it into a startup loop (known as a "bootloop"). App updates should never affect the system from booting, but some...

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If you aren't on Windows 10 yet, this is for you.

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

As I'm sure you know by now, Microsoft have been offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for quite a while now, but it's now less than a week until the offer expires. If you still have computers that are still running on Windows 7 or 8, this is for you.

 

Despite the guerilla tactics to get people to take the upgrade, I have to admit - Windows 10 is by far the best operating system from Microsoft so far. There have been quite a few objections about the upgrade, so I'm going to ...

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends 29th July

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm sure you've heard the news. Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 10, is free for the moment, but that’s ending as of July 29. After that point, if you want to upgrade, you’ll have to pay, and it probably won't be cheap.

 

There is no doubt that the launch and adoption of Windows 10 has been wildly successful. Hundreds of millions of people are now using it, and it has seen the fastest rate of adoption of any OS in the company’s history. The aggressive ta...

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Tips to make your password more secure

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Password Security


Possibly the most important aspect of security (which is often overlooked) is your passwords. Whilst they are an essential element of online life, it’s one of those mentally draining things which sometimes make us loathe technology. So, pop quiz - what’s the best way to manage your passwords?


A. Make all your passwords the same


B. Make them easy to remember (dog name, birthd...

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Backups - what are they good for? A quick guide on keeping data safe

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Data is vital. Photos, documents, projects, videos, music, emails, contacts, programs and settings are all types of data that we keep and often rely on in a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, it is a known fact that 100% of data storage systems will fail, and usually do so spontaneously, without too much warning. Here’s an example of a failed hard drive with over 10 years worth of lost business data looks like. And no, that groove in the middle isn’t supposed to be th...

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How to Avoid Having your Life Ruined Over the Internet

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Computer security is something we all worry about, yet we don’t really understand. The information below aims to offer an unbiased explanation of modern computer security to ensure that you have a hassle-free computing experience without living in constant fear or paranoia that your systems are going to be compromised.


Good Common Sense


You might roll your eyes when you hear this, but the b...

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Configuring user accounts for your optimised PC

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Configure User Accounts

Users accounts are a feature in Windows which allows you to have individual configurations for the various people who use your PC. By default your PC has been pre-configured with the following settings: 

Username: Owner

Password: password

User Account Type: Administrator

Automatic Login: Enabled

Password Protected File Sharing: Enabled

Remote Desktop Connection:

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