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Using the index

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By Richard Churchill – First Published June 2012

The internet is often described in the same terms as an encyclopedia, the first place you normally look in an encyclopedia is the index. So where is the index for the internet? The internet has a lot of indexes, each run by a different company, each giving you a slightly different answer, for example Google, Yahoo, Bing (Microsoft). (more…)

Find your place in the world

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By Richard Churchill – First Published November 2010

I don’t know about your but I’m fascinated by aerial photographs and maps, I love looking at where thing are, and how they relate. You can follow old road ways or marvel at the beauty and elegance of the design of the gardens of a stately home.

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Keeping your files safe from disaster

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By Richard Churchill – First Published July 2010

Backup, its an awkward subject, something we should all do but with no right answer for everyone. How do you keep your treasured holiday pictures safe without it costing more that the holiday did?

There are a number of strategies that can be used singly or in combination to keep your valuable files safe. I’ll go over each here so you can work out what is the best solution for you. (more…)

Keeping your pictures in order

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By Richard Churchill – First Published January 2010

After you have had a digital camera for a while, you computer can start filling up with a disorganised mass of pictures. Pictures of your birthday, summer holiday and your nephews wedding (who is still waiting for you to send him the pictures), it’s a mess but there is a way out. (more…)

Buying a Digital Camera

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Article by Richard Churchill – First Published November 2009

This bonus article focuses on digital cameras, the first decision is what you want, big with lots of features, small and compact or professional quality. (more…)

Christmas Shopping for computers

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Article by Richard Churchill – First Published November 2009

With Christmas next month, it seems like a good time ask, “What is a good buy?”. The list of “technology” presents is so long it fills the catalogues of many good electrical retailers. So I’m going to focus on two popular presents. Here I’ll focus on laptops and, in a special bonus article on our website, digital cameras. I have chosen these because they both are both heavily laden with acronyms which seem to be purely designed to confuse. (more…)