Tech Tip – How To keep Your Wi-Fi Connection Secure

A good, secure Wi-Fi connection is often the backbone of many peoples’ day-to-day online business and is a key component of data security, so, here are a few tips for making sure that your wireless connection is secure: – Make sure that your router’s firmware is up to date and that you have replaced the […]

Tech Tip – Start Menu Folders

Windows 10 users can help users to get organised with their current work by creating named Start menu folders that have a group of relevant live app Tiles in them.  Here’s how to create your Start menu folders: – Click on the Start menu (bottom left). – Click and drag the app tiles that you […]

Tech Tip – Save Time With Aero Shake

If you’ve got a screen full of windows open on Windows 10 and you need to unclutter your screen so you can concentrate on just the one you’re working on, the old ‘Aero Shake’ trick still works and can save time. Here is how to use it: – Left-click on the title bar of the […]

Tech Tip – Better Video Chats

If you would like to improve your video conference calls in terms of how things look, sound and operate, here are a few tips: – Consider using a webcam rather than the built-in laptop cam.  It may be better quality (picture and sound) plus it offers flexibility in positioning. – Consider using a slightly side-on […]

Tech Tip – Stop Background Apps

If you have apps running in the background on Windows 10, they can use up more of your battery power and data.  Here’s an easy way to stop background apps from running: Go to: Settings > Privacy > Background apps. To stop all from running, toggle ‘Let apps run in the background’ to ‘Off’. You […]

Tech Tip – Tech Tip – On-Demand OneDrive

If you use OneDrive and you’d like to access all your files without having to download them and use storage space on your Windows device, and you’d like certain files and folders to be always available locally on your device, you can set OneDrive files to ‘On-Demand’. Here’s how: – Sign in to OneDrive on […]

Tech Tip – Charging Properly To Take Care of Your Phone Battery

You may have found that you’ve been using your gadgets for longer and charging them more during lockdown so, if you’d like to know more about keeping your gadgets’ lithium-ion batteries healthy in the long run, here are a few important tips: – Lithium-ion batteries do not like being charged fully to 100 per cent […]

Tech Tip – Setting A Background in Microsoft Teams

If you are using Microsoft’s Teams during the lockdown and would like to set up a more professional-looking or even a fun or custom background during your video calls, here’s how: You can choose to use one of the backgrounds that are built-in to teams or, you can set up your own custom background (putting […]

Tech Tip – How To Speed Up Your Internet Connection

With most of us working from home and with a much bigger demand than normal being placed on our broadband connections, here are a few simple ways to try and speed your connection up: – Move your home router away from other devices e.g. TVs, Bluetooth speakers, baby monitors, cordless phones, and consider placing the […]