Everyone knows that you should be backing up your data, but that unfortunately doesn’t translate into everyone regularly doing it. The reason for this is pretty simple, it’s a chore, it’s not fun to do and it’s easy to ignore, as the consequences of your inaction aren’t visible; unlike with other chores in your life which impact upon you right from the start, gradually increasing in their annoyance until you just can’t take it anymore and cave into their demands, and clean up that spilt chocolate milk.
Trying to remember all your passwords can be near impossible, especially if you’ve followed the password security protocol of not using the same password for every account. Given all the online services these days your number of passwords can easily begin to run into double digits, which unless you’re a password savant makes it hard to remember each one. The easiest solution is having a practical “Book of Passwords”.Read more
Ask yourself, do you backup your data all the time, sometimes or never have time? Then ask yourself how well do you back it up, once, twice, thrice? If you just got indignant that we would ask such a silly question, because obviously you backup all the time on three separate formats, then we do apologise as we didn’t mean to get your back up. If you instead felt embarrassment and wanted to go hide in the cupboard then you need to learn how easy it is.
One simple question, do you trust the internet? It can be hard to answer given how many different facets the internet has; as an educator peddling overly vetted Wikipedia pages, as an entertainer trapping you in an addictive web of picture galleries and exclusive videos, as a shopping enabler providing tantalising deals that follow you all across the internet, as a social connector that allows you to see and be seen through social media and even as a financial manager giving you the power to move money without talking to a soul. Each of these acts has a different level of trust inherent in it. With that in mind we went out on the street to find out how much people trust the internet.Read more
If you feel stressed out either at work or at home, if you’re on edge all the time, if you experience anxiety attacks or bouts of paranoia; you should read the hugely popular cult novel Zen and the Art of Cable Management.Read more
Getting a printer error is one of the most frustrating aspects of home computing. Nowadays with smartphones and tablets there isn’t as much of a need to print things such as movie tickets, hotel booking reservations or concert ticket confirmations, as you can just show it to staff on your device. So when you need to print something, it’s because it has to be printed! Such as with official letters to the council complaining about how your bins are never left in the same spot, posters to stick up around your neighbourhood to find your lost pet/garden gnome or you badly need a permanent physical copy of that motivational picture you’ve just been emailed. Whatever the reasons, you need to print and you need to print right now!
If you don’t fix your own computer then you have to rely on a primary computer carer; someone who you call upon to come and fix any computer problems that you get yourself into. These fall into either friends, family or a business like Super IT Solutions, so with that in mind we went out on the street to find out who are the most popular computer carers?
If you’re getting tired of seeing people dumping buckets of iced water over their head, then you should check out the new Computer Ice Bucket Challenge.
It’s no secret that we love everything and anything to do with computer repairs, however recently some of their other passions have been revealed. These include but are no way limited to catfishing, rodent taxidermy and founding hammock appreciation societies. Now while most of these expertise don’t translate very well to other areas of life, such as practical ones that are beneficial to humankind. Among all the varying skills there is however one that sticks out, and that is not surprisingly to do with the internet (A.K.A. the only reason most people have computers these days).
When our computers begin to play up most of us are not in a position to figure out what’s wrong let alone fix it, but as with our own personal health issues no one can resist some good old fashion self diagnosis on the internet. Unfortunately it isn’t very reliable though, personally, the number of times WebMD has told me that I’m presenting all the symptoms of Spanish Flu, I shouldn’t be alive. But I am and I’ve never been to Spain and I don’t even like chorizo.