Tablet printing

Printing from your tablet Printing from your tablet is getting easier but still depends on what printer you have. You can check whether your printer is compatible using the links below.  Apple’s Airprint standard is used by iPads and iPhones.  Google’s Cloud Print service is used by Android tablets and phones. iPad / iPhone Android

How to search and find!

Have you ever thrown your hands up in despair of finding the web page that you so tantalisingly remember? The Google behemoth is the dominant search engine in many parts of the world but you may easily have missed its rather impenetrable user manual. While Google searches well, how well do you Google? Here are

Have you heard of the Fairphone?

Mobile phones remain remarkable devices whose origins and practical workings are, on the whole, mysterious to most users. A combination of over 30 minerals mined in far-off parts of the world, each phone is expertly woven into the sealed magic box that handles your communication. The curious may have stumbled upon ifixit.com, the online repair

Choose your computer

Welcome to the launch pad for your research into your new computer.  Choosing a new computer can feel challenging so I recommend that you get clear on what you want from your computer by reading through my brief guide to selecting the right type of computer and what should be in the box. Then it is

Does your laptop have legs?

It is surprising how fast your mobile phone, tablet or laptop can move. For hours your devices may stay still on your desk but put them down in a town coffee shop and they can disappear in moments. Crime statistics show that a UK laptop wanders off every minute each day taking with them treasured

Backup your computer

Making a backup is optional rather like brushing your teeth is optional: only brush and floss the ones you feel like keeping.  Bluntly, if you have anything on your computer that you would like to save from the digital void, make a backup. What is a back-up?  There are two different sorts: a copy of your

Your computer’s spare time made useful

Can you spare a cycle? Your computer has a feature which, perhaps, no-one has told you about. This is a special, never-ending task that tells your computer to do… well, nothing actually. That’s right, it twiddles its digital thumbs in between the times of being busy with its other, useful tasks. This idle task runs