Tag: security

I have written previously about how you can check if your Android smartphone is still in support and receiving security patches.  These come from your handset manufacturer and while some manufacturers are better at supporting handsets than others, with Google and Samsung proving the longest…

While many people subscribe to one of Microsoft’s “365” programmes, where you can get Office and OneDrive storage for an annual fee, others prefer to use a standalone version of Office.  What’s more, if your needs are fairly basic, just writing letters and simple spreadsheets,…

The world of smartphones running Google’s Android is a very fractured overall eco-system.  Some manufacturers support handsets with updates for many years, while others can seemingly drop all support after just one.  Fortunately though, if you use an iPhone from Apple the situation is much…

Ransomware is deeply unpleasant, and not something you ever want your computer to become infected by.  What ransomware does is encrypt all the files and documents on your PC, including all your precious photos, and then demanding you pay a ransom to unlock them.  If…

Microsoft’s Edge browser comes with a password manager that can remember your usernames and passwords for websites, and network locations, and auto-fill these into sign in fields for you.  Some websites, such as banking sites, don’t always co-operate however.  Edge makes it easy for you…

Did you know you can set your PC or laptop to lock automatically when you walk away, and unlock for you when you return.  With Dynamic lock it possible to use your smartphone, or smart watch to achieve this.  In Settings, click Accounts and then Sign-in options.  Here you…

Windows Update can sometimes be a pain.  While it’s both necessary and helpful to have security and stability updates automatically delivered to your PCs, this all too often results in restarts and downloads happening at the most unhelpful times. Fortunately it’s very easy to control…