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. Vimeo.com was founded […]

Software – your alternatives

Our choices are so often rather the same. The same food, the same holidays, the same hair style. When it comes to software, making the same choice may be costing you a pretty penny now that the major software companies are making it more difficult to avoid renting their software rather than buying it permanently. […]

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 […]

Virtual tours from around the world

If you fancy a change from the wonders of home life and the glories of the garden, or perhaps to visit the places from which sprang epics of world literature, then you may like to explore the possibilities of virtual tours – armchair tours brought to you by your computer. Where would you choose to […]

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 […]

Wireless: too much of a good thing

Disclaimer RL Computer Solutions Ltd do not have any financial interest in the companies or services mentioned below. Bluntly, we do not get paid by any of the companies listed below. Moving on… While Wifi is incredibly convenient and useful, you may want to reduce it presence for reasons of data security and the potential […]

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 […]

Getting started

With a little preparation, getting going with your new PC can be easy and possibly even fun. Here are some links to help you make your computer comfortably useful. Easy installation Ninite.com is probably the easiest way to install a range of free software. While Ninite has a limited menu of software on offer, ‘limited’ […]