Tech Tip – Taking Care of Your Laptop

Here are some tips for keeping your laptop battery in good condition and the screen nice and clean: The Battery – Avoid using the laptop in very hot places and avoid causing the laptop to overheat, as this can drain more power from the battery. – Avoid draining the battery completely before charging it again. […]

Tech Tip – How To Clean Your Smartphone

If you’re wondering how you can effectively and safely clean your smartphone as an extra way to help protect yourself from the threat of bacteria and viruses, here’s some advice from a medical expert: As featured on the BBC and in some national newspapers recently, Dr Lena Ciric, a microbiologist from University College London, advises […]

Tech Tip – Managing Background Apps

If you’re connecting via a mobile device, information, notifications and updates going to and from apps that run in the background can sap your battery power and your data.  Here’s how to control which apps are running in the background: – Go to Settings > Privacy > Background app. – To stop all apps from […]

Tech Tip – The 2nd Start Menu

In addition to the main Start menu that you can access by clicking on the Windows symbol (bottom left), Windows 10 has a 2nd start menu that gives you fast access to features like PowerShell, Device Manager, Task Manager and File Explorer.  Here’s how to launch it: – Click on the Windows key + X […]

Tech Tip – Ransomware Protection in Windows 10

Ransomware is still a common threat to businesses, but you may not know that Windows 10 already has a ransomware protection features built-in to Windows Defender which is usually disabled by default.  Here’s how to enable ransomware protection: N.B. If you already have third-party antivirus software installed and Windows Defender’s real-time protection is disabled, the […]

Tech Tip – Windows Timeline

The Windows Timeline feature in Windows 10 allows you to look back over the timeline of activity (in the Windows apps that are supported in the feature) so that you can stay organised, save time in finding things, and pick up where you left off. To see your Windows Timeline: – Press the Windows Key […]

Tech Tip – Using WhatsApp On Your PC

If you’re working at your PC and you need to access WhatsApp without having to keep looking at your phone, there’s an easy way to use WhatsApp on your PC – here’s how: – Open web.whatsapp.com in a browser. – Open WhatsApp on your phone. – Open the Chats screen, select ‘Menu’, and select ‘WhatsApp Web’. – […]

Tech Tip – Automatic Back-Up

Keeping a back up of your important folders is vital and you can easily set OneDrive in Windows 10 to make automatic back-ups.  Here’s how: – On the right-hand side of the taskbar, select OneDrive > More > Settings. – On the AutoSave tab, select ‘Update Folders’ and select the folders that you’d like to […]

Tech Tip – Clipboard History

If you’d like to see the history of all the things you’ve attached to your clipboard in Windows 10 there’s a fast and easy way to do it. To see and to manage your clipboard items: – Hold down the Windows key + V.  This brings up the scrollable clipboard panel listing all the items you’ve […]