3-2-1 Rule for Backup

3-2-1 Rule Data backup is more complex than ever for businesses today, as companies strive to protect physical, virtual and cloud environments. “These incidents prove that today, more than ever, all companies need a comprehensive data protection plan, so that at least one copy of data will always survive.” It is recommended that companies follow the 3-2-1 rule: Make three copies of every piece of important data, store that data in two different formats and keep one copy offsite. Here’s a further breakdown. - Three copies ensure ...


Tech Support Phone Scams

Phishing attacks can occur by phone as well as email. Unsuspecting computer users can be victimized by fast-talking, legitimate-sounding scam artists who take remote control over their computers and install malware to steal confidential information or to create fake problems that need "fixing". With this last one we call this 'Tech Support Phone Scams". The calls can seem very genuine and often expressing urgency - for example they may say that ...


Last month we brought you 5 useful tips for Google Search. This month as we are coming to the end of another busy year we thought we would end on a slightly more upbeat note and look at 5 fun and bizarre Google Search features / games that you didn't know existed. So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy. 1. Do a Barrell Roll Type do a barrel roll straight into the Google search bar ...


5 Tips for Google Search

If you are like a lot of people, Google is your go to search engine for the internet. Here are 5 tips that may help you get that little bit more out of Google: 1. Calculator: Type your equation straight in to the search box (type in the full equation eg 123 x 15 =) and Google will open up an on-screen calculator with the answer. 2. Currency converter: Do you make online purchases? Then this is a ...


The mouse is a great tool for allowing ease of use on your computer. In complex programs like Word however, the keyboard is where additional productivity can be found. These key combinations will mean less menu hunting! CTRL + A - Select all contents of the page CTRL + B - Bold highlighted selection CTRL + C - Copy ...


The Windows Start menu returns with Start8!

Attention Windows 8 Users! Want to completely get rid of the Windows 8 Metro and get the Windows 7 orb back? Downloadable software called 'Start 8' or 'Classic Start' will add a Start button to Windows 8's desktop mode. 'Classic Start' is free while 'Start 8' is $4.99 When ...


Move windows with simple keyboard shortcuts

Move windows with simple keyboard shortcuts... + D Minimise all windows and return to the desktop + Right/Left Dock your window to the right or left half of your screen + Shift + Left/Right If you use multiple monitors this will move the window to another screen


Windows Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes They may seem simple, but those little sticky note reminders all over your desk can really be useful. Heres a reminder for those of you who have used it yet - Windows® Sticky Notes tool for your computer. How it works Jot down a phone number, write a to-do list or set a reminder to call your boss with a quick Windows 7 Sticky Note. These electronic notes help you stay organized while saving paper and reducing clutter. To access ...


Tip of the month – Snipping Tool

You can use the Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use your mouse to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form Snip. Draw an irregular line, such as a ...