• Better safe than sorry: a basic password primer

    An often overlooked but vital part of any computer user’s day-to-day life is the humble password. From debit card PINs to logging into your favourite gaming site, passwords keep your personal information safe from people who are merely curious to the purely criminal at heart. Yet the vast majority of people who use passwords have […]

  • Save power, save the planet – and save your computer, too

    Myths and legends will have you believe that it is better to leave your PC running than to shut it down. In fact, modern personal computers are full of power-saving features you can enable. On computers running Windows XP or Vista, there are many options to put your PC into several power-saving modes automatically. Each […]

  • Vista lets you capture selected parts of your screen

    Ever wondered how those pictures of this or that computer activity got into a story you’re reading, or a thrilling book about computers? The trick is called Print Screen and it’s a relatively easy operation. Except it requires a bit of post-surgical treatment. Why? Because the picture you get using Print Screen includes the entire […]