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Tuesday
Mar032015

Ask Webster anything...

I am always pleased to hear from readers for any reason but in particular I’m happy to try to resolve any computer or internet related headaches you may have.  If I can’t help, I may be able to point you in the right direction.

Click on the button below to ask me anything, and also read a few of the questions I have already received. 


Tuesday
Mar032015

Webster's latest piece in The Oldie...

The power of The Oldie should never be underestimated. In December I wrote that Microsoft should accept that Windows 8 has been a horrible experience for many, and that disgruntled customers are owed an apology but I felt that they would settle for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it’s released.

It seems that Bill Gates may subscribe to The Oldie; Microsoft has announced that for the first year of Windows 10’s life, Windows 7 and 8.1 users can have their upgrade for nothing.

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Thursday
Feb052015

A new devolo homeplug review

Although the Wifi in my office was registering nearly at full strength, I’d been finding that it was regularly cutting out, or drastically dropping in download speed. My router is two rooms and three walls away. The solution is to use what are known as Homeplugs; I’ve written about these before, but devolo, one of the bigger brands, has just sent me their latest model to try.

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Saturday
Jan102015

Who is the better fisher?

Sunday
Dec142014

Wrap your presents in 12 seconds...

Provided that you are buying everyone a box of tissues, of course.

Thursday
Dec112014

A cool Christmas from Webster

Make sure that your speakers are turned on...
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Wednesday
Jul022014

Wifi is for the birds

Wednesday
Jun182014

My best health and safety sign

Thursday
Apr032014

My latest favourite sign...

Thursday
Mar202014

Recently from The Oldie - April 2014

If your computer is at least four years old there is a good chance, unless it’s an Apple, that it is using the Windows XP operating system. If it is, then you need to do some thinking, because on 8th April Microsoft will stop their “support” for it, leaving your computer increasingly susceptible to attacks by malicious scoundrels from all over the world.

Don’t panic; it will continue to work, just as before, it’s just that Microsoft will no longer be sending it monthly electronic repairs.  This is a constant battle; the cyber-crooks are always searching for vulnerabilities in mass market software and when they find a crack in the defences they exploit it by sneaking something malicious through it.  This might be to copy your passwords, or get into your emails, or worse.  It’s very unwelcome, sometimes sinister, and always a nuisance.

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