Ten top tips for safe online banking and shopping

credit cardOnline banking and shopping are great ways to keep on top of your finances and buy the things you need without having to elbow, and be elbowed, your way through high street crowds. However, both activities are targets for hackers keen to get their digital paws on your personal information. That said, follow a few simple rules, as set out below, and you’ll be safe.

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Must Have Android Travel Apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

blog-thumbWhether you’ve just returned from a holiday, are planning a trip or are about to set off on a business journey check out  this new infographic. It gives you the run down on a raft of Android apps that help make travelling so much easier.

Setting off on your travels is a great feeling whether you’re planning on kicking back on a beach, clambering up snow-capped mountains or exploring a new city and country. It’s a real buzz.

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What is phishing and how to avoid phishing scams

PhishingPhishing is a word we hear a lot of these days, but how many of you actually know what it is?

Phishing is a type of internet fraud, stealing passwords, credit card numbers, and other private and personal information. Typically Phishing attacks come in the form of false notification emails from your bank, and other official organisations that might house your valuable information.

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Why is Internet running slow and how to speed it up

Why is Internet running slow?
Sometimes the speeds of our Internet connections are not what they could be. If you’re feeling a bit frustrated at your connectivity speed read on for a few tips on how to get things moving a little faster.

Back in the day, when connecting to the Internet via a dial up modem was accompanied by an odd medley of electronic tweeting and whistling sounds, connections used to slow down in the late afternoon. It was often attributed to the fact that America was waking up and people on the other side of the Atlantic were yawning their way onto the Internet. This meant that the pipes that Internet traffic travelled down became more congested hence connections predictably became slower in the afternoon.
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How to remove toolbars from Internet Explorer (with pictures)

6a0154366bdf49970c01a73d962057970d-800wiSo, you installed some new programs and all of a sudden you see in Internet Explorer new annoying toolbars.

If you’ve got a toolbar that is driving you nuts and you can’t for the life of you figure out how to get rid of it, this article is for you. Many of the toolbars you might have come across, offer no real service except to deliver advertisements, and in some cases, can be malicious.

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Is my computer infected with a virus?

6a0154366bdf49970c01a3fcd7a13e970b-800wiComputer viruses may vary, but they all have one thing in common: they make your life absolutely miserable.

The specific symptoms and the impact to your computer system all depends on exactly what type of virus your computer is infected with; in fact in some cases your computer may not show any signs at all! In that case, how on earth are you supposed to be able to keep track of your computer’s health?

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Discover why your computer is running slow

6a019104fef791970c01a73d8f0108970d-800wiIs your computer slow?

 You know when your computer is not doing its thing when you click on something and you can count the seconds before the computer responds. And given that we’re so used to performance at the speed of light those seconds can feel like minutes and hours.

It’s almost natural to assume that its part of the computer’s ageing process, a bit like a body that simply wears out over time. But before you begin gnashing your teeth and pointedly digging a pen into your desk, it’s worth considering that performance problems can be fixed. There are many reasons why computers run slow and by and large they tend to form a common pattern.

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