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What Happens When You Type a URL in a Browser?

To understand what happens when you type a URL in a browser, it’s important to know a few internet basics first so you understand what’s happening behind the scenes.
What is the internet?
For many people, how the internet works is a mystery. The reality is actually quite simple.

The internet is essentially a massive network of […]

How to Fix Autocorrect on Your iPhone

Many of us have experienced the awkwardness of an iPhone autocorrect blunder – and there’s certainly plenty of memes showing how funny it can be in many situations. While frustrating to be constantly fixing autocorrect’s sometimes baffling, often unhelpful corrections, it can also be embarrassing and potentially unprofessional in the wrong context if you […]

How to Remove Bloatware from your Computer

When you buy a new computer, more often than not it’ll come with a host of pre-installed software touted by the manufacturer as necessary to maintain your device’s health and efficiency, or to add functionality. Often unwanted, unrequested and hidden, this “bloatware” can slow your PC down and use up valuable hard drive space.

Knowing […]

Will a Windows 10 Upgrade Work on My Old Computer?

Upgrading older computers can seem daunting, but a Windows 10 upgrade on an older PC is still possible if it’s running Windows 7 or 8. Because both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems are similar in their hardware requirements, chances are good that your old computer will run fine with the upgrade.
Windows […]

Microsoft Teams Features That Make It Better than Slack or Zoom

Apps for collaboration and communication are becoming a mainstay of our business and personal lives. Microsoft Teams is already a key player in the market as more people need the flexibility to work remotely while staying connected to their business. Its steady evolution has made it a solid alternative to Slack and Zoom, and […]

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 […]