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mo 6 Apr
2020

PC TipsWhen Windows 10 fired up this morning it offered to make our life betterLink your phone and PC by selling us Office 365 for eighty quid a year and linking our mobile to the pc.  We thought it could make our life better by leaving us alone but despite this perhaps foolishly gave it our mobile number for linking.  After texts/passwords/verifications we now have Microsoft's Edge browser on our iPhone ... we'll let you know if our life gets any better.

tu 24 Mar
2020

PC TipsSunday we had our first virtual dinner London-Dorset-Framlingham-Zurich via application Zoom and an iPad.  Quite touching to see and hear Lady KRJ's two little boys chattering and eating spaghetti.  Helps if you can get your device a little away, it puts you in context:)

th 30 Jan
2020

PC TipsThe BBC red button text service didn't switch off today.  After a petition from the National Federation of the Blind the decision will be reviewed in the spring ... though the red button itself doesn't seem to know this yet.

su 19 Jan
2020

PC Tipsrecycled tipUseful keyboard shortcut is Windows + E which pops up file explorer with Frequent folders and Recent files ... go on, try it.

mo 30 Dec
2019

PC TipsThat there Ed Sheraton in 2006 and Earl SohamWe find in the morning the BBC red button text service a succinct way of checking that the world is still going to hell in a handcart.  Regrettably the text service is closing 30 January.  We've tried the Beeb's news app but it's a bit tabloid for our taste ... Nine things you didn't know about that there Ed Sheraton. ♫

sa 14 Dec
2019

PC TipsLaptop Windows 10 upgradeWe upgraded an aging laptop to Windows 10 from aging media.  It was a bit of a struggle but in the end leaving it alone to sort itself out sorted it out.  It then kept failing during update.  The Internet thought the problem was an elderly version of Win10 and it should be  ... more here

fr 1 Nov
2019

PC Tipswhat3words three metre squaresWe have friends who were living down an unmade road between Dennington and Stradbroke.  Their dish washer overheated and filled the house with thick smoke.  They heard the fire engine siren approach the end of the road ... and then go away.  The what3words app would have helped.  It divides the world into a grid of three metre squares and assigns each a unique three word address.  We hadn't worked out even a modest house will have more than one address.

tu 1 Oct
2019

PC TipsThe last pager service provider in Japan has closed for the 1,000+ remaining users.  We had one, it beeped when the battery was running low, mostly in the middle of the night when the temperature is lowest.

tu 24 Sep
2019

PC TipsTesco Groov-E Cassette/RadioOh poo, flickr have started putting adverts in when flicking through a free account photostream and in the Martlesham Tesco a couple of weeks back there was a £20 personal cassette/radio with built in speaker and mike ... cassettes eh?

th 19 Sep
2019

PC TipsBBC red buttonThe BBC is considering phasing out info on the red button .  That's a very great pity because for a tv not connected to the Internet it's news, sport, and information on demand and in a concise format.  Should it happen we will regret the passing of a service that started 45 years ago as Ceefax.

su 4 Aug
2019

PC TipsRecently we've had two admittedly elderly desktops struggle with Window 10 updates significantly slowing the machines.  In both cases Windows 10 Assistant fixed the problem.  On one machine it pointed out that 8Gig free space was needed on the hard disc and there was only three, a little tidying steamed the broccoli.

tu 21 May
2019

PC TipsAfter Twitter's recent makeover you can no longer save a tweet's largenearthecoast on Twitter pic by right clicking on the small pic you have to click through to the large pic and save that.  The large pic is now default saved with a jpg extension rather than the previous and unhelpful jpg-large.

th 16 May
2019

PC TipsHere in what was the industrial South of Framlingham the broadband has been down for some 20 hours.  If you're getting Internet on your mobile phone you may be able to use the phone as a modem for your computer.  It's might be called tethering or possibly hotspot.  Use your mobile to Google using <mymobilephone> as a modem.  If you succeed your computer will be using your mobile's data allowance.

fr 1 Feb
2019

PC TipsLast Friday we spent well over an hour resetting and then configuring Canon 7D mkII - pic contributeda new to us camera body so it would behave as we expected.  Saturday after a photo op in Bedfordshire we found it had defaulted to jpg not RAW file format.  Sunday in Norwich we noticed it wasn't auto-rotating portrait orientation pix.  MORAL: Expect it to take time to sort out new kit.

sa 18 Jan
2019

recycled tipPC TipsPerhaps obvious but if your wireless mouse/keyboard gobbles batteries get some rechargeable batteries and a charger.  Rechargeable batteries come in ... more here

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