Category: Userfriendly

When a technician says back up….

He does not mean away from the computer :p But to make sure you have an up to dat copy of your important data, a weekly backup to a memory stick can literally save your digital life. An external hard drive connected permanently with a scheduled back up WITH a separate backup to a memory …

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OS 10.10.2

Finally an update for all Yosemite users on Apple Mac, 10.10.2 is ok and address’s Safari / Mail / Thunderbolt / WiFi issues ( and other fixes ) It is a biggish update, so users on slow broadband will need to sit back and wait, but first impressions are good, i can finally use Safari …

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Shellshock

Ok, lets start by clearing up one mis-reporting of this, It is NOT a virus. What is Shellshock ? It is a flaw in the “BASH ( bourne again shell ) which is a command line environment. Most Mac’s I’m sure running the test positive to the flaw, type into Terminal env x='() { :;}; …

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Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Superfast Broadband for TQ7

Was set for March 2014 now pushed back to June 2014 …. Hoping it will not go back even further

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Possible Floods South West

There are possible floods pending for Kingsbridge / Salcombe etc area’s With the spring tide over the weekend of a high of 5.5m   http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/34681.aspx?area=113FWC2T1A1&page=1&type=RiverAndTown&term=salcombe

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Opening times for December 2013

We shall be closed from 23rd December until 3rd January 2014

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New Apple Stuff?!

Again, 2nd time apple has given me the impression of a “mixed bag of releases”   The New iPhone 5c — A plastic phone , Otherwise very similar to its predecessor, Funky colours yes, looks ok, but to be honest not up to apples normal awesome standard. The new iPhone 5s — Finally back to …

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Mobile Phone Anti Virus — Is it Needed?

There seems , and still seems to be a great deal of confusion and different views on this. So lets just clear up what can be REALLY said :- A virus is a bit of “code” that can often auto infect a system, replicate , infect and spread — it usually requires an infect email, …

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Windows 8 Start “U-Turn” ?

Taken from the bbd (¬†http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22714048 ) Microsoft has confirmed a Start button is returning to the desktop mode’s taskbar of its Windows 8 operating system. The lack of the facility – which had been in every previous version since Windows 95 – has been one of the most controversial aspects of the software. However, it …

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