Posts Tagged ‘ Matt Bentley ’

PCs in coronavirus fight

Mar 18th, 2020 | By
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By computer columnist Matt Bentley Somewhat surprisingly, heating your room with a computer is as efficient, energy-wise, as heating it with a regular heater – that is to say, watt-for-watt, the computer delivers equivalent performance in terms of generating heat. And while it’s heating your room it can be used by researchers to fight disease

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Who can you trust online?

Feb 25th, 2020 | By

  Computer columnist Matt Bentley shares some sage advice when it comes to online privacy. In a recent expose, Vice (a prominent online lifestyle and technology magazine) showed that antivirus company Avast was collecting and selling all of it’s free users’ web browsing data to other companies such as Microsoft, Google and many others. This

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Freeware to the rescue!

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Computer columnist Matt Bentley shares some of his favourite bits from the freeware world. It occurred to me today that the number of additional pieces of software I use in Windows is quite staggering. I rarely, if ever, use the built-in Windows apps (asides from maybe Calculator), as there’s almost always something better in the

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The perils of online advertising

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
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Computer colmnist Matt Bentley looks at why you shouldn’t advertise online (with non-local giant faceless corporations…) There’s a lot of problems with the internet. One of those problems is how difficult it is to advertise online. So much of the web is funded by advertising that it’s hard to get away from it – unless

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Windows 10 for better or worse

May 16th, 2019 | By
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Windows 7 is expiring in January 2020; the only option is to upgrade to Windows 10, if you want to stay on that platform, says computer guy Matt Bentley. So what’s in a name? What’s better/worse about Windows 10? The pros: • Longevity. It is meant to be Microsoft’s ongoing operating system, meaning it will

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Tweaking Windows 10

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
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So, by now, you either use, or have at least heard of, Windows 10. It’s a bit of a mess, says Computer Guy Matt Bentley. He Gives some tips on how to improve the experience. It doesn’t help that Windows 7 is discontinued by Microsoft in February 2020, meaning that it will no longer receive

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