Category: General

“Item Not Found” error when creating, renaming or deleting folder in Windows

Here’s a problem that’s been bugging Windows users for years. Occasionally, after certain Windows Updates have been installed, the user finds that when they try to either create, rename or delete a folder, in Windows Explorer, they receive an error, “Item Not Found”.  Although, upon refreshing the screen, the operation has actually been successful.  It […]

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, […]

Great Open Source software packages

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How to fix jerky full screen YouTube videos in Google Chrome

Here’s a little tip that will sort out a really annoying problem that seems fairly common recently. With a recent update of Google Chrome a problem occurs where videos played on websites such as YouTube start glitching and stuttering when viewed in full screen mode. This seems to be related to a combination of the […]

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 […]

Beware of fraudulent phone calls and emails

It seems to be ever more common that people are receiving telephone calls from people who claim that they are a Microsoft Technical support technician. Be VERY wary of these types of calls. Unless you first have contacted Microsoft and opened a support ticket they will NOT contact you. This type of fraudulent call attempts […]

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 […]