Amazon Echo Dot and life with Alexa

At the Amazon Prime day sale last week, I took the bait and ordered an Amazon Echo Dot.  I thought it woudl be good to report on Amazon Echo Dot and life with Alexa. This little box connects to the internet and allows you to do a range of things using voice commands.  Straight out of Read More …

How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10

There has been a lot of publicity over the last few days about the wannacry ransomware which affected, amongst others, the NHS. Part of the issue was with older operating systems which used something called server message block (SMB) to share files among networked computers. In March 2017 Microsoft issued an upgrade patch to try Read More …

Are you vulnerable to the #nhscyberattack?

Are you vulnerable to the #nhscyberattack? Today’s  #nhscyberattack has been caused by unpatched PCs which have become infected. The required patch was issued by Microsoft in March 2017 and is listed here: – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title To make sure you are not at risk you should update your windows PC as soon as possible. You can check Read More …

Fake News or Fake Technician

We have all heard of “fake news” but what about “fake technicians”.  These are basically scammers who try to convince you that there is something wrong with your PC and that they will connect over the internet to “repair” it. The fake technicians will first get you to run some programs on your PC which Read More …

Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband

Just taken the plunge and upgraded to Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband. However, I have been testing my broadband using testmy.net and noticed that I have had no increase in speed. Even though it was 7 pm on Saturday the BT online chat facility was still active. I was directed to BT’s own test site Read More …

Fake news?

Fake news has been in the headlines recently but have you heard about fake windows system error messages? These often pop up and fill your monitor screen when browsing a web page. They can look extremely convincing and are sometimes difficult to tell apart from a real system error screen or as they are often Read More …