Performance check

Windows and Mac offer some useful tools to check your computer’s performance.  These can offer you a clue about where your computer is struggling.  Is it running our of memory, is the drive overly-busy or has the processor got too much to do? Here are some links to get you started. Windows uses Task Manager


Wireless comms safety: A brief background For many years there have been safety regulations regarding the thermal effects of radio frequency radiation (RFR), the kind of radiation used by mobile phones, phone masts and wifi devices. In essence, these regulations consider how much warmth is generated in the test subject when exposed to the emitting


Online shopping needs a few tools. Here are some suggestions. Choose your payment card to keep it separate from your other finances and give you a better deal. MoneySavingExpert has the current crop of the cards that pay you when you go shopping. Check current prices across a number of retailers with PriceRunner’s round-up or

Social media alternatives

If there is one thing that you can find on the internet it is variety. So why stick with the same video, search and social media choices everyday? Youtube has been showing a greater enthusiasm for removing videos. THis also involved banning Sky New Australia recently. Here are some less filtered alternatives. was founded

Router security

Your humble router with its flashing lights and lifeline of cables is the heart of your network. A computer in its own right, this is the bedrock of your security. It is time to shine a light on this unsung hero. Your router is a specialised computer which has the tasks of being your secure

Getting some privacy online

While online privacy has been a hot topic for many years, actually achieving everyday privacy is surprisingly challenging. Below are some easy to use tools to assist you. First stop is your browser… Brave: a browser designed to protect your privacy… The browser is the program you are using to read this website. As tracking

What to do when files go missing

Things generally go right. It’s simply that when they go wrong it can be painful. And with computers it usually happens just when you need them to go right very badly indeed. So, once the initial shock and enthusiastic language subside, here are some suggestions for how to handle files going wrong in Windows. Let’s