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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.

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Webster's latest piece in The Oldie...

As the general election races towards us, as unstoppable (and possibly as unwelcome) as an oncoming train, the parties have been chasing our votes through the internet.

There has been targeted advertising on Facebook and the lots of videos, including the negative advertising videos which are commonplace in America but illegal on British television. The internet neatly sidesteps this law.

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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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Who is the better fisher?


Wrap your presents in 12 seconds...

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


A cool Christmas from Webster

Make sure that your speakers are turned on...


Wifi is for the birds


My best health and safety sign


My latest favourite sign...


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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