Category Archives: Computers

Buzz Byte – December.

This month I thought we would start with buying a new PC or Laptop – The Do’s & Don’ts. 1. Do have a clear idea of what you want the computer to do! I know this sounds silly but you’d … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – November.

The term “Computing” actually originates from the ancient past, when it was used as a job description to describe those, mostly women, who were required to perform repetitive calculations for the production of things such as navigational charts or astrology … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – October.

Have you ever noticed that the F and J keys have a raised ridge? This is to allow users to position their hands correctly so that they can type without having to look at the keyboard. This is a skill … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – computer service software fraud.

This month we’ll look at Computer Software Service Fraud phone calls. The first reported calls associated with IT related fraud started in mid 2014, with identity fraud starting a year earlier in 2013. I bet most of you have had … Continue reading

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Let’s be careful out there – Part 2.

CYBER SECURITY SUMMARY – DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE. If you’d like to get started on the basics consider – Home Wi-Fi – change your password away from a factory pre-set (i.e. the label on the back), as these are published … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – antivirus & internet security.

  What is the difference between antivirus and internet security; don’t they both protect your computer? I hear you say. Yes they do, but to a different extent.  An antivirus protects your computer from those mean little bugs that can … Continue reading

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Let’s be careful out there – Part 1.

POLICE NEWS AND UPDATES. COMMON CYBER CRIMES SEEN BY DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE – with example videos. Sexting/ Grooming. – Victim is encouraged to share naked pictures of themselves (or explicit mes- sages) via text/ apps/ emails. Often involves children … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – printers.

  Welcome to this new series of articles about home computing. This month’s tips are about printers. Most home users will have an inkjet printer which will use either a colour and black cartridge or a black with individual colours, … Continue reading

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