Category: Instructions / Manuals

How to view Vine or Instagram video in Google Chrome when it is blank

These days more people are using popular services like Vine and recently Instagram to view short video clips.  Unfortunately though, often Google Chrome will simply display a blank video window whilst playing only audio. There is a simple fix for this. Open Google Chrome. In the address bar type: Chrome://flags Find Disable hardware-accelerated video decode. Mac, […]

The Absolute Definitive Guide To Speeding Up Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Computers

Over time, computers running the Windows Operating System, be it Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, begin to go slow. There are various reasons for this. In this article, I am going to provide you with the most common solutions to computer slow-downs. Just work through this short guide, step-by-step and you’ll eliminate the most […]

Create a QR code with a logo

You may have wondered firstly, how to create those QR (quick response) codes that you’ve seen everywhere lately and secondly how to customise your newly created QR code to include a logo or graphic or just about whatever you want. As you’ll see from the example we’ve used on this page, we’ve given the standard […]

Improve battery life for iPhone and Android smartphones

The new breed of smartphones currently taking the marketplace by storm are amazing pieces of technology, but as many users soon find out, with the improvements in performance and ability of these devices also comes a drawback when compared to conventional mobile phones… They eat up battery power much, much quicker. So we’ve produced a […]

How to get new Apps for your Android mobile phone

You’ve got your new Android phone and now you want to try out some of the apps you’ve heard so much about.. Where do you start? First, go into Applications and find and select the Market icon. The Android market will immediately open up.  Press the little magnifying glass and you’ll be able to type […]

How to Defragment your Windows computer

Over time, the data stored on your computer’s hard drive will become fragmented which can start to slow things down, particularly if the disk is starting to run low on space and it’s been a while since any housekeeping was done.  This is where it becomes necessary to defragment the hard drive.  Think of your […]

How to protect your Android mobile phone against Viruses and Malware

Most people are all too aware of the importance of having a decent piece of anti-virus software installed on their computer to prevent viruses and malware infrecting the operating system.  Well, with the very rapid uptake of smartphones in their millions, these devices which are able to perform much of the functionality of a small […]

How to use a different notification sound in Gmail for Android

The Gmail app for Android is really useful if you, like me, use your phone a lot for checking and replying to email during the day.  It would be nice though to have a different notification sound than the phone’s default sound that also plays every time you receive a text message or even turn […]

How to track, find or wipe your Android mobile phone if it gets lost or stolen

Hopefully it’s something that will never happen, but let’s face it, people lose or have their smartphones stolen every single day. What would you do if it happened to you? Would you know how to even start finding it? What about any sensitive data  on the device? Is there anything you can do to stop […]

How to perform a System Restore in Windows XP / Vista / 7

There comes a time in the life of every Windows PC where it just seems to have a problem that seems to be impossible to fix. Is a complete wipe of the system and a factory reinstall the only solution?  There is another way to try before having to go down that tedious route.. The […]