It’s been some time and Windows 10

Well I’ve not made a post here for some time, as I’ve been involved with some really good projects with Digital Unite.  I am currently in the course of updating the website.  So if you do look at it from time to time the layout may change. lots to talk about on the technology front Read More …

From type and click, to tap and touch

Go back just 10 years and most of the physical action we carried out with a computer was clicking and typing, to communicate, to confirm orders, to transfer files, all at a desk.   To a large degree we still do this, but with development of mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones.  Physical action Read More …

The Trouble with PC Updates

Whether you are a Window 7 or a Windows 8 user it is important to keep them up to date.  With 7 updates are normally installed automatically when you shut the computer down.  With 8 in my experience it is the other way round.  When I switch on the desktop version of Windows 8 it will Read More …

Protection from the Sun?

Yes that’s right.  Not only do we have to protect our skins in this sunny weather. We also have to make sure our computing devices are going to cope as well. So here are few things to be aware of hardware wise, and also with your own personal security. First of all, whether you connect Read More …

E-Reader Please? Expresso To Go!

Just recently I have had a delve around the e-reader market and had a good look at what is now on offer between Kindle and Kobo. When you buy an e-reader it usually follows that you will also buy a cover to protect it.  And like the Smartphones, covers come in an array of colours Read More …

Windows 8 – Out On The Tiles

I have been using Windows 8 for a number of months now on a desktop and laptop.  During the course of time of  I have started to regard the tile arrangement as a pretty little gimmick.  They have more purpose and usability on a Windows phone.  There is nothing wrong with a bit of gimmickry, Read More …

Getting Digital Goes On

Three years ago, I was fortunate to be involved in a programme called Get Digital.   A Government scheme jointly administered by NIACE and Digital Unite.  The purpose was to help people in sheltered housing and residential homes, obtain equipment and tutorial support to get online through Government funding.  The homes applied for a limited sum of money.   The equipment Read More …

The value of being a Digital Champion

This is plea to all of you who surf the Internet and can use technology reasonably well.  Especially if you like the idea of  demonstrating your technical knowledge and have the willingness to help others.  As government bodies and other service providers choose only to let people access their facilities via the Internet, there is at present a Read More …

iPad Beginners – How to mange editing text.

In the final week of the course, I decided to get the learners to have a look at the iNotes app and how they use could copy, cut and paste text.  I covered some of this topic before the previous week, where we were looking at what you can do in iBooks.  For some iPad Read More …

Your pad as an e-reader – Beginners week 8

With the class this week  the theme was books.  Looking at how you could read books in comfort, and also be aware at of different apps available to do this. A large part of the session was discovering what the iBook app could do, and how to set it up.  For example, on some versions Read More …