Tech tricks

April 2012

Check your system configuration

4:59PM | Thursday, 5 April 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you’ve ever wanted to update a piece of your computer, then you should probably know what exactly you have in there in the first place.

Snap programs to the side of the screen in Windows

4:54PM | Wednesday, 4 April 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you’re using Windows 7 there may be a whole host of features you’re not taking advantage of. One of those is the ability to snap windows to the side of the screen.

How to turn hidden folders off or on

4:14PM | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 | By Patrick Stafford You may find you’re searching for a particular folder and you can’t seem to find it. Or you need to hide a folder and you’re not sure how.

Create a quick rule in Outlook

4:33PM | Monday, 2 April 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you use Outlook Express, you probably use rules to file your messages in the right place. But what you might not know there's a shortcut to creating these rules.

March 2012

Find your Outlook archive folder

3:03PM | Friday, 30 March 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you archive your Outlook messages, you may find that one day you need to locate them for various reasons. There’s an easy way to do it.

Create a quick rule in Outlook

3:43PM | Thursday, 29 March 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you’ve played around with Outlook Express before then you’d know you’re able to create rules about which messages go where. There’s actually a shortcut for this.

Change your time zone in Windows

3:06PM | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Microsoft should be able to detect your time zone automatically when you use a Windows machine. But occasionally you may need to change it.

Check your iCloud storage in Windows

3:27PM | Tuesday, 27 March 2012 | By Patrick Stafford You can check your iCloud storage on the iOS platform, but if you're using a Windows machine you can check it on the desktop as well.

How to turn off Windows Firewall

3:41PM | Monday, 26 March 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you need to share a file or folder, but your computer won’t let you, the Windows Firewall might be the problem. Here’s how to switch it off.

December 2011

Add more accounts in TweetDeck

12:20AM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 | By Patrick Stafford Did you know you can add more than one account in TweetDeck? It’s one of the best features of the program, and it’s quite easy to do.