How to move your Google Authenticator Credentials

When you set up two factor authentication, a code is generated that is entered into apps such as Google Authenticator to give you that second factor of authentication, ‘something you have’. Given that many of us update phones every couple of years, migrating your Google Authenticator credentials is an important issue to consider when you […]

Consider switching your computer mouse to your left hand

A couple of years ago I strained the muscles in my right forearm & exacerbated the injury regularly cycling to keep fit. Operating my computer mouse with my right hand continued to irritate my forearm & wrist. Out of necessity I decided to try using my mouse with my left hand. It took a few […]

Shorten a URL

Ever come across a web address that is long & cumbersome? It can be tedious to copy it down correctly when sharing it with other people. An easy way to shorten a website address is by using a web tool called Tiny URL.  Browse to the website http://tinyurl.com/  Copy the long web address into the […]

Creating a favicon for your website

A Favicon (short for favourites icon) is a small graphic you can associate with your website for display in web browsers. The icon appears beside the URL in a browsers address bar, as well as next to the site’s name in a bookmarks/favourites list & with the site’s title in a tab. For example Facebook […]

Dropbox: Selective Sync

Selective Sync is a feature that allows you to synchronise only specified files & folders to a particular computer. This can be particularly useful if you’re travelling & connecting to Dropbox via a mobile data (3G or 4G) connection. Rather than use a lot of your data allowance syncing everything, you can specify just particular […]

Improve your website ranking on Google

Your website Google ranking depends not only on having a secure certificate (https) but also on the speed of loading. You can  check the link of your website at this Google PageSpeed Insights page:  https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/  Note that it gives separate results for both the desktop & mobile versions of your website.  

The quest for the paperless office

Many of us have filing cabinets full of paper we’d either rather not have to store, or experienced times when we’re unable to find a particular document when we want it.  What are some of the ways that we can save paper & reduce the clutter in our lives? Saving documents electronically can be a […]

Ransomware – What is a Cryptovirus?

Cryptoware are malicious programs that infect your computer, block and encrypt your files and extort money for their decryption.   This video tells you how to protect yourself and demonstrates Cryptolocker in action.  

Dropbox: Restoring previous versions of files

Dropbox allows you to restore earlier versions of any file. The fee edition of Dropbox allows use of previous versions of files over the last 30 days, but the paid editions have an option known as “Packrat” that allows unlimited undo history. To access this feature, launch the Dropbox website. Go to the folder where […]

Out of date antivirus is worse than no antivirus at all

Sometimes we get asked the question, “How could I have got a virus when I have antivirus protection installed?”  Most people have taken the precaution of installing antivirus software, or perhaps had it preinstalled when they purchased their computer.  A common problem, however, is that they may not have kept the product up-to-date, or perhaps […]