Here you will find bits of information - some important & some not so, snippets of my opinions - some serious & some not
I also include some recommendations - not always computer related, but things I think are worthy of your consideration. Note I only make suggestions of products that I either use or have used and genuinely consider worth a mention. I do not believe in random adverts all over the place!
NOTE: In most cases you will receive a discount, credit or other benefit if you use the links below - so please use the links below to make sure you get any offers available. You are not committing to anything by clicking the links - but you may well become wiser and better off for doing so!
Help others with your old laptop/computer.
Yes I know there are meant to be loads of computers being given out and other places to donate and receive but I really don’t think the kids are getting them quite as easily as we’d like to believe. So please read:
Before you throw out your old computer (or even sell it - the same applies), take a moment to THINK.....
Are all your personal documents, photographs etc still on there - just deleting files and emptying the recycle bin does not remove the data completely .Do you really want them to be accessible to somebody else? Don't become a victim of data theft and ensure that all your information is completely erased.
Well meaning friends and relatives - we all have them - but beware. I have come across so many problems that have been made ten times worse by those who mean well. So at the first signs of trouble give me a call and don't let something simple become a major problem.
Mobile phones, networks, data, contracts, plans, packages,.....the list goes on...AND YES I find it boring too! But it needn't be all bad and here is giifgaff that offers a great service that is almost certainly going to save you money - no contracts, no leaving penalties and you can keep your own number at no extra cost.
Every year or so I found myself searching for the best possible deals - some fixed - some not, some long-term, some short-term (sadly they all come at a cost!) but I have found Bulb to be amongst the best offerings out there and have been very happy with their service. Take look and get some free electricity!
ISPs - all as bad as each other? Perhaps - I deal with a lot of problems and some are certainly worth avoiding, whether it be just poor service, convoluted pricing or something else. However I have great experience with plusnet and they have never let me down....and before you say they are not the cheapest - I just say that sometimes you get what you pay for!
November 2019 - Windows 18 has arrived.....
Well, not quite - just the 2nd 'upgrade' of the year for Windows 10 - making version 9! With Microsoft at one time saying things like this will be their last operating system i.e. no windows 11 etc. it can be a little hard to understand - after all, since its release in 2015 and the twice-a-year upgrades, by my reckoning, we will effectively be on Windows 10 version 9....
Perhaps we should just call this release Windows 18 and be done with?