Tekee Tim's Tips of the Week
Every week Tim will be giving you useful hints and tips to get more out of your computers, systems and online services, so watch this space!
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As you travel around with your laptop, you'll end up connecting to all sorts of WiFi networks and this can cause problems if you're back at home or in the office and there's a WiFi hotspot nearby that your device keeps trying to connect instead of your own connection.
Luckily it's easy to stop this happening and we'll run through ways to do it on Windows and Mac in this tip.
When you're looking for a new computer, there are a few things you need to bear in mind when making a decision.
In this week's tip, Tekee Tim will help you through the process.
If you're working a lot with websites, you need to stick with standard ASCII characters so that they can be displayed properly on the site. By default macOS uses 'smart quotes' in order to make the quotes look better in a document but these can cause problems if you try to copy and paste the text into a website CMS.
Luckily, it's very easy to turn off smart quotes so that you use standard ASCII characters instead.
It's always important to ensure that your Windows PC or Mac is backed up. This not only protects you if you accidentally delete a file, but it can help to protect you if your computer is infected with any malicious software that tries to delete or encrypt your files.
Setting up a complete backup on the latest versions of Windows and Mac OS is very easy and we'll show you how to do it below.
Keeping your devices up to date is always very important, software updates allow bugs to be fixed, security issues to be addressed and new features to be added to all your devices. You'll usually get notified if there are any updates for your devices, but here we'll run through the most common machines and how you can check to see if you have any updates waiting to install.
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