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Why is tape still used to store data?

In an era of hard disk drives and solid state drives, the old tape storage is still used by many businesses to backup. But what are the advantages?  Why is tape still used to store data? Tape storage has been in use for nearly 100 years. First invented for...

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Software updates help us all stay safe online

Software updates are always announced at the worst possible time. A couple of weeks ago, I had about 30 tabs open across three different Chrome windows, Firefox open as it works better for a coded TV stream, Adobe and unsaved documents open whilst flipping between...

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MacOS Sierra vs OS X El Capitan benefits

MacOS Sierra advantage over El Capitan: More Secure  Includes fixes to over 60 security flaws on El Capitan. The security enhancements includes 65 security vulnerabilities and some tweaks, which are critical to the whole security.  Along with macOS Sierra updates,...

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What is a Zombie? What is a Botnet?

Zombies and Botnets may sound like something from a science fiction movie. However, they are real and can potentially affect anyone with a computer connected to the Internet. Botnet is the combination of Robot and Network, and is used to describe the situation when...

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IOS11 - automatically increase storage space. Set your device to delete apps to save space, while retaining settings and files Go to Settings > General > iPh...Read more

IOS11 - automatically increase storage space. Set your device to delete apps to save space, while retaining settings and files Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and toggle the Offload Unused Apps to on. Apps you rarely use will be deleted and the icons will appear grayed out – to restore them, simply tap the icon....

WhatsApp doesn't just operate on the phone - you can communicate via your computer or portable device. Go to web.whatsapp.com, on your computer. On your phone,...Read more

WhatsApp doesn't just operate on the phone - you can communicate via your computer or portable device. Go to web.whatsapp.com, on your computer. On your phone, go to Settings > WhatsApp Web, and scan the QR code from the computer screen with your phone. Desktop apps are available for Windows and Mac....

WhatsApp Tip - to save chats; whether you are sentimental or upgrading your phone Backup. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now.

iOS - SPECIAL CHARACTERS If you hold down certain letters on the keyboard, a pop-up appears containing other options. For example, the currency symbol to acce...Read more

iOS - SPECIAL CHARACTERS If you hold down certain letters on the keyboard, a pop-up appears containing other options. For example, the currency symbol to access other currencies or the 0 key to get the degree symbol....

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