Laptop Overheating?

Is your laptop overheating? Let us have a look at it it might be something as simple as dust in the fan vents or a build up inside the bottom of the laptop.

If you use it on a lap cushion, then the air flow is probably blocked. Easiest, and free, fix: Don't use a cushion! Next posibility, get a laptop cooler from us starting at just £5*. Just plugs in to your laptop via a USB lead, included and usually also allows another USB lead to be plugged in so you don't lose a USB port.

* other...


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Poodle Attacks!

The dreaded Poodle (no, not a mutt) attacks SSL3 both on your server and your browsers!

This is a SSL3 Vunerability that attacks servers which host the sites on the Internet, you as a user cannot affect this, it is up to your web host to deal with this. However, as a user, you can check to see if your browser is affected by this bug.

Visit Best Vpn to check your browser out and if infected, how to disable SSLv3 which is the version affected.

When you visit, if your browser supports...


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Broken Laptop screen?

Laptop broken screenLive in the Ilkley Area? Broken your laptop screen? If it's new or still worth a fair bit, don't bin it, get it repaired. Obviously if the laptop is under a year old and you have a valid warranty, take it back to your supplier.

If it's out of warranty and worth more than a couple of hundred pounds, let us see if our Tech Man can fix it, 15" screens cost about £130 collected, repaired and returned to you. 17"-19" will be a bit dearer, but may be worth asking us for a price, Or if you decide...


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Blank Monitor?

monitorGot a blank monitor/display/screen?

This could be caused by several issues, a loose cable, a faulty pc to monitor cable, faulty motherboard/connection in your PC or a faulty monitor.

We can check the cable as well as try a second monitor for you.

We can supply a replacement cable  for about £5.

If your monitor is faulty and you wish to obtain your own replacement, we can arrange the loan of a 2nd hand monitor to tide you over.

If you wish us to obtain you a new monitor just ask, there are...


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Add too-large Joomla Components

joomla logo blackWhen trying to add a Joomla! Component that is larger than 2Mb in size, and you are unable to change your MAX_FILE_SIZE setting in either php.ini file or your server PHP Configuration settings, there is still a way to upload these very large components.

First download the component to your computer, un-zip it to a folder using a directory name that makes sense to you, then upload that folder and all its contents to your Joomla! website's tmp directory.

Once complete, go to your Extension...


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Joomla Anchor

joomla logo blackTo add an Anchor in Joomla in an article is quite simple, just add

<a href="/my-anchor"></a>

to your article code, then link to it from elsewhere on your article

<a href="#my-anchor">Link test</a>

However, if you want to use it to point to a specific point in an article from a MENU Item, this is not easily possible.

You would think that by changing the menu type to external link and including the #my-anchor at the end of the article link it...


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Annoying Spam eMail

There is a spoofed email going the rounds at the moment, asking fora payment date to be sent to Sue Mockridge, who seems to be the Accounts Administrator at BroakOak Toiletries, for the attached invoice.

There is no such person at BroakOak, their front page currently states this clearly. Also, the address that the spoofed email is being sent from is NOT broadoak's, but it was broad-oak... It's now arriving as if from a lot of various different email addresses

The worse...


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Disable Mouse Right Click

Why would you need to disable your mouse's right click function?

Two reasons come to mind, firstly to stop your children accessing the menus and doing something drastic to your computer! Secondly, if like me you play online Flash games where if you accidently click the right mouse button a menu comes up and blocks the game play, though it continues regardless.

The simplest Right Click disabler I've found is MurGee Mouse Disabler. Just download, run it and tick the right click box and any...


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