The Dangers of Out-of-Office Auto-Reply Messages

By Emile Greyling Adapted from Andy O’Donnell



You never know who you’re replying to.

Lots of professionals use out-of-office email messages to inform clients and co-workers about their absence and provide contact info while they’re away.

It seems like the responsible thing to do, but it isn’t, necessarily. Out-of-office messages can be a major security risk. Out-of-office replies can potentially reveal a huge amount of sensitive data about you to anyone who happens to email you while you’re away.

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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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7 Quick Ways You Can Improve Your IT Security

Robert Best\Emile Greyling


20% businesses reported a cyber attack or data breach in the past 12 months. That is according to the latest version of the UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey.

The study suggests that the level of cyber attacks has increased because of the effects of Covid-19. Businesses are finding it harder to implement and manage IT security as employees are working from home.


How can your business improve its IT security?

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How to add a checkbox to word?

Emile Greyling


Ever needed to insert a working checkbox into a Word document?

Here is a easy way to do that. 


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Is Your Website Browsing Really Private?

NECL /  Updated by Emile Greyling


Is Your Website Browsing Really Private?

Sometimes it’s useful to surf the internet safe in the knowledge that your browsing information will be kept secret. This is basically private web browsing in a nutshell. Other users of your device won’t see your history.

When it comes to private browsing however there are a few misconceptions and common myths. These are important things to know if you want to feel safe surfing in whatever browser you prefer.

Let’s take a look at each of them before discussing exactly how you can use this feature in each of the web’s most commonly used browsers. Doing so can help keep you safer.


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