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How-To: Check if you have an old PayPal account and avoid the £12 Charge…

You might have seen in the news recently that PayPal is going to introduce a £12 yearly charge for inactive accounts. In this article, I’m going to cover how to check if you have an old account… As Julie mentioned… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Track and Trace App

Applies to anyone with an Android/Apple Smartphone who lives in the UK. Hello! Well today’s the day (in England & Wales) that the NHS Track and Trace app is available. I’ve installed it and made some notes and taken some… Continue Reading →

Windows 10: How to check how much memory (RAM) you have

Applies to Windows 10. Here’s a quick guide to checking how much memory your PC has. Windows 10 official guidelines say that you need 2GB* of RAM (Random Access Memory) to make Windows 10 work. Read more about RAM here…. Continue Reading →

Making the Miles Fade, Part 8 – Blogging

This is the final part of Making the Miles Fade – a guide to using your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to bring you closer to friends and family. In this last chapter, we’ll show how to set up your… Continue Reading →

Making the Miles Fade, Part 7 – More About Contacts

This is the seventh part of Making the Miles Fade – a guide to using your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to bring you closer to friends and family. Just a short one this time. There are few things you… Continue Reading →

Zoom – what’s it all about then?

Zoom is a new(ish) videocalling service that’s been in the headlines a bit recently, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about what it is, in case you’re thinking of using it. Video calling is very popular right now… Continue Reading →

Making the Miles Fade, Part 6 – Video Calling

This is the sixth part of Making the Miles Fade – a guide to using your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to bring you closer to friends and family. In this chapter, you’ll learn all about how to make and… Continue Reading →

Making the Miles Fade, Part 5 – Instant Messages

This is the fifth part of Making the Miles Fade – a guide to using your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to bring you closer to friends and family. In this part of the book, you’ll discover how to use… Continue Reading →

Fake news on social media

There’s a common quote (often falsely attributed to Mark Twain) that goes something like “A lie can make it halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on”.  And in these days of social media where a… Continue Reading →

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