How to find your Windows 10 Product Key

If you have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8, the old product key will have changed during the upgrade process. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, the original key will not be valid. To obtain the upgraded Windows 10 key, copy and paste the following into a Notepad window: Set WshShell […]

How to Customize Column Widths in Mac OSX Finder

Finder is a great tool for looking at your files, but having to resize columns to see a long file name can be inconvenient. The handle (two small vertical lines) at the bottom of the column allows you to resize the column. Double-clicking on the handle resizes the column to fit the widest file name. […]

Protect yourself from Ransomware

One of the most common malware attacks nowadays is Ransomware. It differs from past attacks, which were a form of digital graffiti or vandalism. Instead, they are written by organised crime to extort money from the vulnerable. Ransomware encrypts files on an infected computer & can only be unlocked by paying the ransom. Good security […]

Spreadsheets: Move to the edge of the data region

You can use Control + Arrow key (Command + Arrow key on a Mac) to move in any direction to the edge of the data range. The curser will jump to the next data range if there are empty cells, or the end of the spreadsheet if all the cells are filled.

Resetting your Mac System Management Controller

On a Mac computer, SMC controls & manages system hardware for power consumption, battery charging & battery function, thermal activity & fan activity, LED lighting for keyboards & displays, GPU functionality with video mode changes & video output, sleep & wake, & other core hardware functionality. An SMC reset helps to resolve many power & […]