Posts Tagged ‘ Matt Bentley ’

Freeware to the rescue!

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Computer colmnist 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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Desktops vs laptops

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

What to buy – a desktop or laptop?  Computer guy Matt Bentley looks closely at both options on offer in this modern world. The answer is complex and nuanced, but sometimes obvious. The obvious part is, do I want to move my computer around? Do I want to use it in multiple rooms, or on

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Pet peeves of a computer techi

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By
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Computer guy Matt Bentley shares some useful fundamentals about computers.  So listen up! This is going to be essentially a gripes article. Hey, everyone gets one right? In every single profession there’s stuff that most non-experts get wrong. I wouldn’t have the faintest clue about all the things I’m getting wrong about my car, or

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