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Paul Zdzitowiecki is a self confessed computer geek with a real passion for removing the stress that technology can cause when it's not setup correctly or functioning correctly. He loves helping people of all ages and technical ability to learn how to enjoy using technology.

Top Tips for Maximising your Home Smart Speaker Placement

Smart speakers are a hot in-home piece of tech that, once installed, you’ll find yourself wondering how you ever lived without one. Smart speakers can:

Play music from your favourite app playlists, like Spotify
Check the weather forecast
Make and receive calls
Answer questions, make lists and take notes
Set alarms and reminders
Turn […]

Transferring a Windows 10 License to Another Computer in Three Easy Steps

Buying a new Windows 10 license every time you upgrade your computer is an expensive and unnecessary task that can be avoided when you know how. Transferring a Windows 10 license to another computer is surprisingly easy and can be done in three quick steps.

Given the cost of a new Microsoft product key ranges […]

How to Create an Interactive Checklist in Excel

Checklists are a handy tool for anyone at home or in the office, and surprisingly simple to create in Excel for your own use or to share with others. Checklists are great for:

Making To-Do lists
Tracking project and task progress
Making and using forms
Stocktaking products
Budgeting and keeping track of spending
Creating […]

5 Handy Tips to Improve your Laptop Battery Performance

Poor laptop battery performance is one of the greatest banes of modern life, especially when there’s no way to charge it quickly or you’ve left home without your portable power bank. Windows 10 is a power-hungry battery consumer, and many background apps and processes can be responsible for draining battery life steadily through the […]

Using Microsoft Notepad for Note Taking

Sometimes in life simple is best. When you don’t need a note taking app with all the fancy bells and whistles, what’s left? Microsoft’s Notepad application, actually.
What is Notepad?
Notepad has been built into Microsoft Window PCs since the 1985 release of Windows 1.0, and is a simple, no-frills, minimalist plain-text editor that does exactly […]

Eliminating Weak Passwords with Password Management Software

One of the biggest security risks to your home PC and organisational network is a weak password.

Weak passwords put you at risk of having your network security breached by hackers, and opens you up to losing data and access to accounts as well as having your personal details exposed online. The good news is […]

Are 4K monitors worth it?

Over the past few years, 4K has become more affordable and more accessible – both in televisions and computer monitors. But, while TV and movie lovers can unanimously agree that 4K improves the big-screen viewing experience, what about monitors? Are 4K monitors worth it for day-to-day computer use? Let’s find out.

What is 4K?
The term […]

How to forward an email as an attachment in Outlook

Did you know that you can forward an email as an attachment in Outlook? It’s a great time-saving hack that stops you from forwarding several emails one at a time.

The hack works on both Microsoft Outlook’s desktop client and web app but isn’t available in the Outlook mobile app for iOS or Android.

Let’s get […]

What does the Windows key do? Here’s what you need to know

You might have used Windows for years, but what does the Windows key do?

Are you a Windows user? Ever wondered what the key with the Windows logo does? In short, one single press opens the Start Menu – go ahead and give it a try. It’s a handy shortcut that will fast become second […]

How to minimise internet disruption when moving to a new home

Congratulations! Moving house is the start of a new chapter for you and your family. But as excited as you may be, there’s a whole lot to get done before the moving trucks pull in. The last thing you need is added stress from major disruptions to your essential services – namely, your internet.

To […]