Protect Your Data By Backing-Up

Hard Disk

In 1977 Ken Olsen, CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation said, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”  Now most homes have computers in them, especially when you add tablets and smartphones to the total.  To be fair he was referring to computers that actually ran the house, but at the time it still seemed unlikely that we would all be using computers on a daily basis at home in the way we do now.

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Sending Bulk Emails Legally

We’ve talked about Spam previously.  By that I mean unwanted emails, not the tinned meat made famous by Monty Python.

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Keeping Track Of Passwords

Choosing a good password can be surprisingly difficult.  Trying to find something that you'll remember, that will not be guessed by anyone and fits the criteria of the service can be a minor headache.  There was the story of one lady whose password was "MickeyMinnieGoofyDonaldTomJerryWashington".  When asked why the password was so long she replied "It had have at least six characters and include a capital"!

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Emailing Large Files

Large File Sending

One of the internet’s strengths is the ability to send large amounts of information almost instantaneously anywhere in the world.  However, it is very important to choose the right method of sending the information or you may cause more problems than you solve.

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Spam! Spam! Spam!

One of the most annoying things about the internet is Spam.  It turns up all over the place, but most of us are familiar with it through email – those irritating messages offering certain drugs, loans and sometimes dates, that fill your screen and make it difficult to see the messages you really do want.

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Housekeeping

Most of us hate housework, I know I do.   Though eventually I have to give in to be able to move around the house or find something that I want.  It’s the same with computers, just much easier to do.

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