If you have windows computer with Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 then it is very important that your regularly check that your computer have latest Windows Update installed.
Windows computers are set to install Important security updates automatically but sometime this automatic security updates doe snot work and it is important to install or check Windows updates manually.
I have compiled here a very easy method to open the Windows Updates screen and check Windows update , please follow these instructions and make sure you have latest Windows updates:
On your keyboard press Windows Key and R keys together as shown in the following picture:
This will open a run window dialog box as shown below :
Type control update in this box and press OK button .
This will open the following windows now press Check Updates :
This will automatically install Windows Update and your pc will be protected .
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These days it is very important to know How to backup your data because no one can afford to lose their important photos, project work or music.
Computers can be stolen, break down or completely damaged by accidents which can be catastrophic disaster of lost of your important work or music. The only way to protect your data is have a data backup strategy in place.
There are many ways important data can be securely backed up few of them I will explain here:
Backup using External Hard Drives
This involve setting up your external hard drive to continuously backup your computer data on a regularly basis using either Windows build in backup software called File History or using third party software .
WD MyPassport Hard drive will cost around £60 and this hard drive have a built in backup software called SmartWare. A similar type of hard drive are Seagate and Toshiba .
Backup your data using Cloud Backup
Another option to backup your data online or on the cloud is called Cloud Backup. Following are some of the well known companies who offer this service for a minimal monthly or yearly fee.
Dropbox – 2GB free cost but more space can be bought for £10/month. It is also used by millions as data sharing tool. The link is www.dropbox.com
Google Drive – 15 GB Free but more will cost you around £6/month www.google.com
BT Cloud – If you use BT broadband they will give you 50GB free but more can be bought by paying little extra per month www.bt.com
PcWorld – KNOWHOW offer 1TB online data storage for £30 per month here is a link for www.pcworld.co.uk
BackBlaze – This is another good backup software easy to use and provide unlimited storage for £3/month www.backblaze.com
OneDrive – Microsoft offer OneDrive which is a part of Windows App and it offer 15GB free online storage you can find www.microsoft.com
Using Email to Backup Your Data
If you have a good storage package for your email then any important file can be emailed to yourself to keep as a record.
Apple Computer use TimeMachine
All models of Apple computers use a built in backup software called TimeMachine which is very handy to backup your data on to external hard drive.
Apple also have cloud backup iCloud where you can get 2 GB free but then price increases as you buy more storage but it is still worth exploring because it synchronise with all of Apple dives in a good manner.
If you have any question about how to backup and secure your important data please do not hesitate to contact us we will help you setup a good data backup plan according to your requirement.
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Here is my latest article about Data Backup , it explain the importance and best practice to save you important documents, photo, music and other crucial data on your computer.
Importance of Data Backup
These days much of our daily life dependent on computer or digital devices and most of our personal or work information is saved on computer , think how about if we loose them? it will be disaster isn’t it? yes of course .
So this is vital to regular back your important data and adopt an robust strategy to keep your data safe and recoverable in case if there is a disaster happen.
Best Data Backup Strategies
1 – Email Yourself
Any document of high importance should be email to your self , it means it will be there safe on remote server and will be available to you any time as long as you can access your email. Just write/compose a new email and in the to filed type your own email address and attach this important document and then send , also make sure it returns back into your inbox .
This type of back up is fine with small size documents which is highly important .
2 – External Hard Drive Backup (recommended)
This is the most useful and safest method for backing up your data, what you need an external hard drive with USB 3.0 interface and as much big capacity as you can I recommend 1TB capacity of hard drive , it will cost you around £50 and you can buy form any shop or from on line stores like Amazon , eBuyer etc .
Instructions for PC using File History for Windows 10
Connect your external hard drive to any on of the spare USB port
Wait for few seconds so that your computer recognise your external hard drive
Now Click on Start Button on the most left bottom corner > then Settings >now click on Update & Security > now click on Backup
On the right hand side under the Back up Using File History
Click on Plus sign add a drive > it will start searching your external hard drive and will find the hard diver > just click on the hard drive
It will automatically switch on the File History backup for you .
Make sure you keep plugged in your external hard drive all the time.
NOTE: This first back up will take a longer time and then any subsequent back will only backup only those files which are new or changed and will backup immediately as you will be creating or amending them .
Instruction for Apple Computer using Time Machine
Connect your external hard drive to your Apple computer
Apple ISO operating software will automatically ask you whether you want to use this hard drive to back up.
If it ask you then press yes and follow the instructions to set up Time Machine
If automatic message does not appear then click on Finder
Now go to Application Folder
Now double click on Time Machine
Now follow the on screen instructions to set up Time Machine for regular backup
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let we fix remove virus from iPad. Some people thought Apple products are safe from viruses like iPad or iPhone can not get viruses , this is not right . If you visit bad websites like website offering free games, adult websites or free movies or free songs etc, you are vulnerable for viruses .
How to remove virus from iPad?
These days a very nasty virus is out there which is downloaded from adult websites or free games websites and it literately block your Safari and you are unable to search any website
You will receive this message if your iPad is infected you will get this message “ATTENTION! Your mobile device has been blocked up for safety reasons. AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING IN PROGRESS. Amount of fine is 250$. You can settle the fine with PayPal My Cash Cards. TYPE YOUR CODE (250$ PayPal My Cash Card) AND PRESS ‘OK'”
Press Home Button so that iPad comes to home screen
Now press ‘Settings’ button
Scroll down to ‘Safari’ and click on Safari icon
On the right hand side in the bottom of the screen tap on “Clear History and Web Data#
Most of the time computers does not work properly and even don’t start up. In this situation no option left for computers to reset them back to factory settings which is a good idea but most of the time it is difficult to figure out which key combinations have to press to start recovery process.
Here I have compiled the key combinations for different make and model , I hope it will help.
As these days every one is keen to get iPad because these are smart, powerful and more convenient to use devices. Apple iPads are wonderful gadgets for email, photos, videos and internet but when its comes to printing many people still find difficulties and they print their stuff from computer/laptop.
I have compiled few steps here to facilitate you regarding printing from iPads.
Step 1 – Printer Compatibility
First you need to know whether your printer is capable to print from iPad or not, many new printers do but unfortunately old printers do not. Any printer which can print over Wifi or called Wireless Printer with support for AirPrint can print from iPad.
If you would like to know whether your printer has these facility you can check it on the Apple list below.