How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

By Jeandre de Beer updated by Emile Greyling

When using our computers for an extended period of time – our eyes can become sensitive and irritated.

What can you do to minimize these negative effects?

1. Clean your monitor on a regular basis.

Monitors can become dirty from dust and finger prints. Make sure the monitor is clean to reduce strain on your eyes – especially when reading text.

2. What is the ideal distance between your monitor and your eyes?

Though the size of the monitor does impact this… The best overall for proper viewing and reduction in eye strain is between 50cm and 75cm.

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How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows

How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows

By Emile Greyling

This article explains how to enable, change, or disable parental controls in Windows.

Before you start:

To use the most recent Windows Parental Controls and Microsoft Family Safety features, both you and your child need a Microsoft Account (not a local one). Although you can get a Microsoft account for your child before you configure available parental controls in Windows 10, it’s simpler and more straightforward get the account during the configuration process. Whatever you decide, follow these steps to get started.

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How did Spammers Get my Email Address?

How did Spammers Get my Email Address?

By Jeandre de Beer Updated by Emile Greyling

It seems that everybody receives spam emails – no matter how careful you are. How does spammers get our email addresses and is there anything we can do to hide ourselves from them?

The truth is – there is no fool proof way of preventing spam.

We will discuss a few steps to protect your email address the best we can.

But how do they get your address?

The easiest way for spammers to collect large lists of good, active email addresses is via leaked account databases. These leaks happen on a regular basis – this is even the case for large corporate companies.

Adobe, Yahoo, Sony and LinkedIn is just a few companies that have been attacked by hackers and had their databases stolen.

Spammers then use these leaked databases and add millions of email addresses to their email lists. They know that the majority of these email addresses should be active, so these databases are an excellent resource for them.

There is really not much you can do to protect yourself from a spammer getting your email address in this way.

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Why has my computer become so slow?

Why has my computer become so slow?

By Jeandre de Beer Updated by Emile Greyling

It’s very frustrating to work on a computer that seems to take minutes to open a program or respond to a task.  It adds to our stress levels when we have a slow computer and deadlines that are looming.

We still remember the time we purchased the computer – it was fast and responsive – but lately it takes forever to boot into Windows, applications are slow to open and it seems the machine is sluggish to do just about anything.

Computers gets slow for a variety of reasons : Virus or Spyware infections, out dated software, not enough memory, faulty hardware and various other reasons.  Read more

How to disable browser tracking cookies.

By Karrar Haider/Emile Greyling


Previously we covered what cookies are. but today we cover how to be rid of them if you want them gone



Many websites ask for your location to offer better services or request to show desktop notifications to keep you updated. These prompts will stop you from navigating the website and won’t go away until you hit the “Allow” or “Deny” button. If you are tired of seeing these prompts, you can easily disable them in your browser.


In this blog, will be shown how to disable location tracking and desktop notifications in Chrome & Firefox.


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Why do so many support people tell me to reboot my computer when I have a problem?

By Jeandre de Beer/Emile Greyling


It can seem like every time you contact your IT Support person with a problem – they recommend rebooting your computer or switching it off for a minute and booting up again. This could seem like a time waster – or as a generic reply just because the IT person does not really know what the problem is. Most of the time this is not the case – a good old reboot works surprisingly well.



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How to Quick-Switch Between Tasks in Windows

By Emile Greyling Adapted from Ashutosh KS.


One of the most frequently done actions while working on a computer is switching between apps or tasks. There are numerous options to switch tasks in Windows here are the most useful ones to boost your productivity with no learning curve.


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3 Tips & Tricks to Speed up Windows

Emile Greyling


Do you find your computer slow or unresponsive at times? Windows, with every new release, provides new features and updates that demand more system resources.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help minimize unnecessary resource usage giving a speed boost to your PC.


Bellow: 3 step by step guides anyone can do.


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Reasons why desktop computers are better than laptops for your business

Aaron Smith\Emile Greyling


The way we interact with computers is evolving constantly, and if you’re a small business owner, there’s a tendency to just go with the flow while deciding whether your employees should use a laptop or desktop computer at work.

While laptops remain a popular computing solution for many, especially companies with team members who are in the field a lot, the reality is that desktop computers offer numerous advantages over laptops, for professional applications. Whether your business trades in words, numbers, images, or some combination of the three, the power, durability, and flexibility that desktops provide make them the best choices to deliver the specs your day to day operations demand.



Not convinced? Consider these six reasons why desktops are the superior alternative to laptops for your business computer needs.

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Tania Longeau\Emile Greyling


Three-dimensional printing is an innovative 21st-century technology that streamlines your business. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing technology helps your business use fewer employees, less equipment, and fewer resources.


How can this help your business?

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