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Oct 2015

Back Ups Part 1

Our home computers contain some of our most precious data, from photos to financial records to school and college work. But all it takes is a fire, theft, a virus, a drink spillage or an inexplicable hard drive failure for all this data to disappear for good. Most of us know that we should backup, but we put off doing it for various reasons. So the aim of this week’s blog is to hopefully convince you to back up at least part of your computer: the data that matters most to you, the data that cannot be replaced.

For a quick, simple and cheap solution to back up part of your computer, we advise:

Cloud service
. A real benefit of cloud storage is that it creates a copy of your files in a physically separate location. You can access the files from practically any computer with an internet connection and you can also keep files in sync across multiple devices. Start by signing up with a simple file-syncing service – Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive are our favourites. Most services provide you with between 2.5GB to 10GB of free space, which is probably all you'll need if you're only backing up some files. However do bear in mind that most cloud storage services sync files in a certain folder on your computer. This means if you delete a file in that folder, it will disappear from your online storage as well.

USB flash drives
. This is a simple way of backing up selected files. Just pop one into your PC - there are slots on the side of your laptop or on desktops these slots can be found at the front or the back of the machine. You then use Windows Explorer to copy files from your computer to the removable drive. Tip: A simple way of doing this is to “drag and drop” the files using your mouse. Then remove your USB flash drive and keep it somewhere safe, as far away from your PC as you can!

Just remember that these two methods back up certain files, but they're not sufficient to get your PC or laptop back up and running if your hard drive fails or your computer is damaged or stolen. Making a backup of all the files on your computer is a little more complicated and does take more time. In our next few blogs, we will focus on this process using “File History” and “Back Up and Restore” which are easy to use backup utilities built directly into Windows 10.

Top Internet Browsing Tips

Tabbed Browsing
When browsing a website and you spot a link that interests you, you can open this link in a new tab so as not to interrupt your reading. Hold down the Ctrl Key and left-click on the link. Alternatively, if your mouse has a wheel, click the wheel on the link. To open a new blank tab, press Ctrl + T.
http:// and www
When entering an internet address, you don’t need to type http:// or even www in the URL bar.
Move between the fields of a web page
If you are filling out an online form or other text field, press the Tab key to move to the next field and Shift + Tab to move back a field. This also applies to buttons: Press the Tab key to highlight a button, then press the space bar or Enter to “push” the button.
Know your Internet browser shortcuts (Internet Explorer & Firefox)
There are dozens of shortcut keys that can be used with Internet browsers, such as:
    Use Internet search engines to their full potential
    If you can’t find what you want, try putting the text in quotes. For example, searching for 'computer help' without quotes returns results with "computer" and "help" anywhere on the page. However, if you search for "computer help" with the quotes, it only return pages with "computer" and "help" next to each other.
    Try alternative browsers
    Most computer users use the default browser that comes included with the computer. However there are other alternative browsers that are free to download and use and may have features your current browser does not include. Our favourites are Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
    Make sure your browser is up-to-date
    Keeping your Internet browser up-to-date is important for both security and ensuring that web pages load properly. Most providers should automatically download updates and prompt you when they are ready to install.
    And now for some fun ones: