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Creating an Image Backup on a Windows 7 PC

Creating an Image Backup on a Windows 7 PC

It is easy to take an image backup of your PC in Windows 7 which you can use to restore your entire system. All you need is a removable hard drive (you can also backup to DVD and network but a hard drive is much easier) and then to follow these...

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Siri turns against Apple

Siri turns against Apple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=86JMcy5OqZA The rivalry between Microsoft and Apple is heating up again. In a new advert for Windows 8, Microsoft has a real dig at the iPad by using Siri. The ad shows Windows 8 tablet...

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Disable in-app purchases on your iPad

Disable in-app purchases on your iPad

If you let your children use your iPad I would suggest that you turn off the ability to make in-app purchases.  Otherwise a free game that your child is playing could end up costing a fair bit of money. To do this you need to enable parental...

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Viewing and Closing Running Apps on your iPad

Viewing and Closing Running Apps on your iPad

Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar at the bottom of the screen. To switch to a running app just tap on it.  When done swipe the screen downwards to remove the bar. To close running apps,...

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Windows 7 Hibernation File

Windows 7 Hibernation File

By default Windows 7 will use up space on your hard drive for its hibernation file, but if you never use sleep, and always turn your PC off, then this will never actually be used. To disable hibernation and recover a little bit of hard drive space,...

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How to shutdown Windows 8

How to shutdown Windows 8

When I first used Windows 8 I found it unclear how to shut down.  Therefore I thought I would list the available options; To shut Windows 8 down, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon - or just hold...

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Windows XP and Office 2003 Support Ending Soon

Windows XP and Office 2003 Support Ending Soon

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end in April 2014.  This basically means that you will no longer get any security updates or support on these products after that day. More information can be found in the...

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Encrypt a volume in OSX Lion

Encrypt a volume in OSX Lion

FileVault 2 got a big overhaul with OS X Lion, and one of the new features is the ability to encrypt an entire volume rather than just a your Home directory. You can access it by going into System Preferences, Personal, Security & Privacy and...

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