All posts by Guy McDowell

Piriform Ccleaner

Time for a Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again…sort of. Time to open up the windows and clean out the staleness of winter. Time for a spring cleaning. Might as well give your computer a spring cleaning too. Yes, computers do need cleaning, physically and virtually.

F1 Help Key

The Quickest Way to Get Free Help

If you can read, you can learn to do anything. My father was fond of saying that, and he was right. Anytime I’ve wanted to know how to do something, I’ve been able to find a book or two that would tell me. That goes

Back Up to the Cloud

Back It Up!

Computers are great when they work; expensive boat anchors when they don’t. It’s preparing for those times that they don’t work that we’ll look at today.

Passwords, Passwords

How to Make a Strong, Memorable Password

First Published: The Guysborough Journal, Vol . 24, No. 11, March 18, 2015 “Locks only keep out honest people.” You’ve probably heard that before. It seems like good logic, yet it isn’t quite complete. Do you know what’s missing from that little saying?

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Plan a Safe Road Trip Online in Nova Scotia

First Published: The Guysborough Journal, Vol . 24, No. 8, February 25, 2015 “How can a computer make driving safer for me?” That’s probably not a question you’ve ever asked, but the answer is an important one.


RJ45 RJ12 UTP Network LAN Cable Tester

Ever wondered if there was a problem with your network or phone cables? Got static on the line? That’s what these kind of cable testers are built for. Here’s a very affordable and easy to use one for you to get.