Posts Tagged ‘ Matt Bentley ’

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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Computer privacy tips

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By
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There are multiple ways you can lose your privacy online.  Computer guy Matt Bentley takes a look. The ways to lose privacy include through the operating system, web browsers, search engines, email providers, through pirated software and malware, or your phone. Let’s look at each of these in turn. By default, Windows 10 sends a

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Computer smarts – back up that data!

Jul 30th, 2018 | By
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Computer guy Matt Bentley is big on backing up data.  Here’s why. I seem to get a call about once a month now involving data recovery, so just a note to everyone who use computers to do things – do back up your data. If your data is important to you, don’t assume it is

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Recycling – where and how?

Jun 29th, 2018 | By
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Computer writer Matt Bentley looks at recycling, and not just for computers. I recently made a post about recycling computers which got a lot of feedback and response. I thought I’d expand upon that by giving some general directions for recycling, not just computers, but electronic equipment and other kinds of materials. Dave from RecycleIT

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Using credit/debit cards online – don’t?

Jan 31st, 2018 | By
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  By computer writer Matt Bentley. Things are tough online now – a business can get hacked and lose millions of customer’s details to hackers. Unfortunately those details sometimes include credit cards. There is also an underground industry of stolen credit card details, often funding illicit ‘deal’ websites like G2A (a computer game reseller), or

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