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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 [...]

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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 [...]

The Death of the Floppy Drive?

It says something about the competitive nature of the computing industry when it costs the same for me to buy a computer from Dell rather than build one myself. It also makes me glad that I backed out of the computer building game a few years back to concentrate on [...]

Readers Questions.

Once again I’ll take the take out this week to help out with any problems that my readers have been experiencing.

My question is that I have a Nokia 7650 and I am trying to find out the file extension that makes files the most compressed (smallest) as MP3s appear [...]

Mobile Essentials #2

Continuing from last weeks article focusing on mobile essentials that I have discovered recently by gaining first hand experience. This is particularly understandable when you bear in mind that in future I’ll be writing my articles on my laptop in rainy Wales!

Last time [...]

File Compression

There are few technologies in the IT world which are just so helpful that once you’ve got used to using them you will find them simply indispensable; file compression is just one of those things that you may not have yet given any thought to and it just so happens [...]

Questions and Answers #3

I wonder if you can help me with a niggling computer problem. I have created a letterhead as a template in Microsoft Word 2000 documents. The letterhead contains a picture in Windows bitmap format (.bmp). Every time I save a letter in this layout, I also have to save the [...]