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Articles with the category: IT & Computers

"Women in Technology"

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:32AM

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Two weeks ago I was at an ISACA Scotland Chapter event where they mentioned an upcoming ‘Women in IT’ event to be held in November. This is all great stuff to get more women involved in security / IT in general but I feel events like these are advertised to the wrong people - I highly doubt there will be many teenagers, students or young adults in the audience who aren't already on the IT path. It'll be a group of mostly established IT practitioners who are feminists and collectively nod their heads that we need to fix this gender imbalance issue without actually doing much about it apart from talks like this. Perhaps I'm too much of a cynic...!!

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MESH: Worst customer service ever?

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 01:02PM

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I was a very loyal customer to Mesh computers up until a week ago. My previous computer, which I've had for 5 years, my parents old computer and my current server have all been Mesh purchases. I usually go with them for a few reasons: firstly, they offer various systems at different price levels and then allow you to totally customise everything, secondly, they allow you to buy computers without an operating system and finally, they don't install a load of junk software on your computer. I've never had any problems with the computers I've bought, so have never had to deal with their customer services.

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Get Demand Five working in Windows 7

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 12:32PM

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Demand Five is Channel Five's online TV player, and it claims not to work on Windows 7 when you want to purchase a program to download/watch. When you try and buy the programs, the website does a check for "system requirements" and if you are running Windows 7, this will fail, like in Screenshot 1. I have found a way around this, and was able to purchase my program and watch it on my Windows 7 laptop.

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Using Microsoft Word 2007 Part 3

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 01:55PM

In my final part of this tutorial on using some of Word’s nifty features, I explain how to number pages correctly in a thesis or long essay. My previous entries explain using styles and referencing.

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Using Microsoft Word 2007 Part 2

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 01:06PM

In my previous post, I mentioned how to use Styles properly. Here I will explain referencing and making an automatic bibliography.

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Using Microsoft Word 2007

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:30PM

I keep being asked to show people all the cool features in Microsoft Word that not many people realise exist or how to take advantage of. Many people struggle with auto generating contents pages, bibliographies and proper page numbering when Word 2007 makes it so easy. I will do a three part series explaining how to use Word 2007 properly: starting with using Styles.

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8 Favourite iPod Touch apps

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 05:17PM

1. BBC reader BBC Reader (free)
This app downloads and caches the latest headlines from the BBC website from three categories (I have world news, UK and Entertainment for example). What's great for iPod Touch users is that you can download the news when you have internet and read the articles later when you don't. When you click on a link, it takes you to the BBC article page with its inbuilt browser and it is easy to navigate around. The only annoying feature is that it auto refreshes the news, but not very well. A button of some sort to force it to search for new stories would be useful.

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