Microsoft has recently issued a warning to ALL Windows users to urgently upgrade their Internet Explorer to version 11 – even if you don’t normally use it.
The reason is that IE is so tightly integrated with the Windows Operating System, components of it are used every day without the user being aware of it.
Even if you regularly use browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera the vulnerabilities existing in earlier version of Internet Explorer render your system subject to attack.
If you were lucky enough to get a new iPad / iPhone for Christmas and are upgrading your device from an earlier model, here’s some advice on upgrading Apple devices.
Transferring all your Apps, photos and music from the old device to the new one is actually quite simple – but there are a few “gotchas” that can make it more complicated than you would like.
The process consists of running a full backup from the old device – this is achieved by following these steps:
Most modern browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Microsoft’s new Edge – provide a search feature directly from the address bar.
You should be aware that inadvertently using the search facility to find a web site or download can often take you to a malicious, malware infected site or download which can have a devastating impact on your computer.
Only today I attended a client who did exactly this in looking to download a copy of Google Chrome. Instead of browsing directly to Google’s download site (at www.google.co.uk/chrome) the browser search, in this case, took the user to a malicious site which provided a corrupted version of Chrome which installed multiple pop-up advertising banners.
If you are in the market for a new printer – whether it be monochrome or colour, single or multi-function – there is a good chance it will be Wi-Fi enabled as well as having the traditional USB connection and, perhaps, a wired LAN connection too.
If you are not network savvy there is a great temptation to take the simple approach and just plug in the USB connection.
You should be aware that this is NOT the recommended solution and, in doing so, you will likely miss out on significant features offered by many of these more modern devices.
It has become apparent over recent days that Windows 10 has some issues with the screen display.
It looks like Microsoft have made some significant changes to the way the display is handled in the upgrade to Windows 10 and, in a number of cases we’ve seen, software which works perfectly well in Windows 7 and even Windows 8/8.1 can experience substantial problems when running under Windows 10.
July 29th 2015 is a date for the diary – it’s the date that Microsoft have announced the release of Windows 10.
Many of you will have already noticed the little white icon appearing in your Task Bar asking you to register for the upgrade and if you have a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you can obtain the upgrade free of charge for a 12 month period from the release date.
However, there are a lot of things to be aware of before you make that jump.
E-mail is a relatively simple concept – but there lies beneath a web of complication unappreciated by the majority of users and, with the advent of super-resolution mobile ‘phone pictures, and consequently massive attachments there is a growing problem.
New programs are designed to make the best of current machines and where your PC is a year or two old you will often find that a little extra memory or some additional disk space can make the difference.
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