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5 tips to create a strong, secure password

5 tips to create a strong, secure password

Dropbox, Twitter, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Dailymotion, MySpace and Amazon have all been affected. Lynda.com (a subsidiary of LinkedIn), UK business Three Mobile and Germany's Deutsche Telekom have all experienced it in the last few weeks. Data breaches are in full force. It’s never been more important to take steps to prevent your personal data being compromised...

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Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

In the wake of recent criticism from the consumer rights group Which?, we thought we’d highlight some of the ways Piriform tools can help ease some Windows 10-related issues. 

According to Which?, "Once installed, people reported various problems, including printers, wi-fi cards and speakers no longer working with their PC; instances of lost files and email accounts no longer syncing; and, most significantly, their computer encountering such problems that they had to pay someone to repair it". 

Whilst Windows 10 is not perfect, it’s certainly getting better. According to our support team, Windows 10-related issues reported by our users have vastly reduced in the year since its launch so Microsoft are definitely responding to their customers wants. While the initial bugs and fixes causing these problems are being resolved, here are some simple tips to keep your PC pain to a minimum... 

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What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

During their day-to-day use all computers collect unnecessary files and data. This accumulated junk is to blame for your sluggish machine. Using a tool to system clean, such as CCleaner, will remove junk build up and make your PC feel good as new again.

You’ll often hear that as part of any routine system cleanup you should clear your cache, but clearing something on your machine without knowing what it is or what it does, is a scary thought!

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What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

‘Political high drama’ best explains the last two weeks in the UK as its people voted to leave the EU. But what might this mean for its tech industry?

Over the last ten years the London technology sector has boomed. What once was just a roundabout in East London, Old Street has now become London’s ‘Tech City’. Its surrounding areas have evolved from warehouses into industrial sleek offices for startups and shared working spaces. Being an EU member certainly seems to have had a positive effect on the tech industry...

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