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Constantly losing Internet connection over WIFI

Constantly losing Internet connection over WIFI

This issue has plagued us for a few weeks now with our WiFi connection apparently dropping. The WiFi icon in the system tray would show no problems, strong signal, no errors, yet for some inexplicable reason we would keep losing Internet access and web pages would not load. This would last anywhere from a  few seconds to a few minutes, with Google chrome giving errors like:- "err_name_not_resolved" or "dns_probe_finished_nxdomain" This issue was not limited to just 1 PC either, it was...

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Are you GDPR compliant?

Are you GDPR compliant?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25th May 2018, so there is not much time left to take the appropriate steps to achieve GDPR compliance and review what you still need to do. Does the GDPR apply to me? The Regulation is huge in scope, unifying data protection laws across the EU. Its scale has led to many companies presuming that it only applies to companies that process large volumes of personal data. However, depending on a handful of factors, no matter what...

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0x80300025 We couldn’t install Windows in the location you chose

0x80300025 We couldn’t install Windows in the location you chose

This was a very random and strange occurrence, suddenly my wife's PC would no longer boot from the SSD drive, instead, it kept trying to boot from the secondary disk. Even when I accessed the boot menu in bios and told it to boot from this disk, it still refused. So I booted from my Windows 10 USB stick and used command line tools. When I used diskpart, it was also reporting that the disk was empty and unformatted as well. I went through the usual repair procedures, but could not detect the...

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Major CPU security flaws affecting ALL computer systems

Major CPU security flaws affecting ALL computer systems

Meltdown and Spectre are the names of two serious security flaws that have been found within computer processors. They could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without users knowing, one of them affecting chips made as far back as 1995. What are Meltdown and Spectre? Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and the computer’s core memory, which is normally highly protected. Spectre is slightly different. It...

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Free tips for improving your WiFi

Free tips for improving your WiFi

Dodgy WIFI signals are a royal PITA, and with so many devices in your home now using WIFI, such as phones, tablets, Fire TV, PC's, printers, every bit of speed matters.  While none of the tips in this article are new, most of them can all be carried out for free or very cheaply, and they might just help you get a little bit of extra performance from your wireless network. 1. Find the right spot for your router This might not be something you’ve thought about, but properly positioning your...

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Solution to #400 bad request error on Google Chrome and Gmail

Solution to #400 bad request error on Google Chrome and Gmail

For the last few weeks my son has been unable to use his gmail, gdrive or in fact any part of his g suite account using Google Chrome, due to getting this dreaded #400 bad request error. The 400 Bad Request error is an HTTP status code that means that the request you sent to the website server, often something simple like a request to load a web page, was somehow incorrect or corrupted and the server couldn't understand it. I googled this errors for hours, but none of the solutions I found...

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Security patches not being rolled out to Windows 7 & 8

Security patches not being rolled out to Windows 7 & 8

Microsoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and not immediately rolling out the same updates to Windows 7 and 8, potentially leaving hundreds of millions of computers at risk of attack. Flaws and other programming blunders that are exploitable by hackers and malware are being quietly cleaned up and fixed in the big Windows 10 releases – such as the Anniversary Update and the Creator's Update. But this vital repair work is only occurring slowly if at all, filtering back down to...

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Using your Phone as a SatNav could get you fined

Using your Phone as a SatNav could get you fined

I am sure you are aware by now that using your mobile phone for while driving is illegal. But you may not realise that using it for sat nav directions could get you in trouble are well, I was not aware of this until today either. There’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it, and improper use might lead to points on your licence and £200 fine, and can also have serious implications for your insurance. Here are a few tips to keep your Google/Apple maps use on the right side of the law: 1....

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Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Every few weeks, we hear the news that another major corporation and their website has been hacked, just last week we heard about Equifax being hacked and data on millions of users being compromised. We of course only hear about the major newsworthy hacks which have been discovered or disclosed, but the scary truth is that around 30,000 websites are hacked every single day. Often these hacks mean your personal information has also been compromised, most likely without your knowledge as often...

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The incompetence of Xbox support

The incompetence of Xbox support

Dealing with XBOX Support and Microsoft support, in general, is almost always a painful experience, especially if you are a technical person yourself. Very rarely have I dealt with someone  who actually seems to know what they are talking about and is actually able to resolve a problem. Most of the time they drive me up the wall and I end up having to explain to them how their own systems work, while they give me pointless suggestions, and repeat themselves over and over again forcing me to do...

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