Scammers (or shall we just call them scum)

We have all heard about those stories where someone from a large software company calls you telling you that they are from M*******t Security and they have detected something wrong with your computer. ┬áThe tell tale signs are that the call comes from an unlisted number, is at odd hours (in my case Saturday afternoon) … Continue reading Scammers (or shall we just call them scum)


If you use OneDrive you may (or may not) be aware of the changes that are coming soon that reduces your free allocation from 15GB (or 30GB of you have┬áthe camera roll turned on) down to 5GB. I can (sort of) understand why Microsoft is doing this because it costs them money to run OneDrive … Continue reading OneDrive

Windows 10 Threshold 2, it’s OK

Threshold 2 was the code name for Windows 10 Version 1511 (or the November 2015 release). It is great to get a new version of Windows 10 on my machine but (as ever) there was a glitch that caused a little bit of work on my part. Essentially the issue that I experienced with Wi-Fi happened … Continue reading Windows 10 Threshold 2, it’s OK

Thank you Apple, again.

The time came and I took the plunge to upgrade to iOS 9, so I went through my normal process of starting iTunes, making sure that all apps were updated and then proceeded to sync my iPhone and take a local backup just in case. As I went through this process I noticed my disk … Continue reading Thank you Apple, again.

Getting Wi-Fi working on Windows 10

I took the plunge and upgraded my desktop computer, this is a slightly more powerful machine than my netbook (?) and was running Windows 8.1; interestingly this was originally a Windows 7 Pro machine, upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, then 8.1 Pro and finally Windows 10 Pro (phew). So the upgrade process seemed to be … Continue reading Getting Wi-Fi working on Windows 10

Windows 10, second impressions

Even though everything seems fine right now there are a couple of things that are a little worrying. The first is memory consumption, it seems that I was mistaken in assuming that it took about the same memory as Windows 7 Starter, my experience now is that we are using around 1.5GB when the machine … Continue reading Windows 10, second impressions

Windows 10 – the first 24 hours

I took the plunge installing Windows 10 on my ASUS EEE PC Netbook, results so far have been fair. Preparation First things first, this is a low powered machine with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive which is partitioned as 100GB for the system drive and the remainder as a data drive, it came … Continue reading Windows 10 – the first 24 hours