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Despite the fact there are an inordinate number of media players available,it is difficult to find one that is quite as well rounded as Windows Media Player;the application included as standard with Windows. Many other media players are either overloaded with features you will never use or stripped down to the point where [...]

dBan

Over three years ago my web developer at Refresh Creations wrote an article which I published dealing with the question of formatting a hard drive so that the contents were completely unrecoverable. Whether you plan to sell your computer on at the end of its life,recycle it,give it to charity or even chuck [...]

Online Fraud

This week I decided that enough was enough and that it was time for me to talk openly about online credit card fraud and the rather bizarre attitude that the police and card issuing companies seem to have towards it.

As you may or may not [...]

CD and DVD Formats

On a daily basis I’m still asked about the different forms of blank disc available on the market and the differences between them. For this reason I thought this week we would look back at all the commonly available disc based media formats and the differences between them;from the humble CD to the more [...]

The Pitfalls of Refilling

I do try to keep shameless self promotion out of my Click articles however,as you are probably all aware,I run a business in the computer consumables field and as such there are events in my day to day life that often appear like they would make good computer based reading material. We have [...]

PC or Mac?

The great thing about computer geeks has to be the passionate way that they can either loyally defend or implacably slate a particular system;fanatics are polarised so much by two competing platforms that only very rarely can some kind of sensible middle ground ever exist.

I remember [...]

Backing up movies

As you can imagine a company such as ours that sells blank media (CD’s,DVD’s etc) does get asked on a daily basis how to go about making a copy of a movie using a home PC. As this is something not yet covered in Click I thought this week I [...]

YouTube

The popular video hosting site YouTube.com has hit the headlines several times recently for all the wrong reasons so I thought I’d draw focus back to the real reasons this website is always on my favourites list. YouTube was founded back in February 2005 by three early employees of PayPal and has already grown to [...]

DBAN

My business partner at our webdesign company Refresh Creations recently started talking to me about wiping all data from a computer that I was set to sell on eBay. The computer in question had a fair amount of sensitive information on it and he seemed horrified that I was just going to wipe the hard [...]

E-Mail Spoofing

This week I’m going to reply to an e-mail I received from a reader this week which touches on a subject I’ve have had a fair amount of first hand experience with just recently:

I follow your column in the Herald Express and see you sometimes highlight [...]