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Search Engines

To make things easier to submit a site to the various Search Engines, we recommend AceBit's Hello Engines currently in version 10 for under £100 and this version will allow submission of up to ten different websites (Free version allows submission for two websites).

Also available is the professional version of Hello Engines, called AESOPS 10 which currently costs approximately €350/£280 for an unlimited number of web sites.

 

Remote Assistance

If you are after Remote Assistance and we have agreed to this, we will probably connect via Teamviewer to your desktop. Please download this Quick Connect program in readiness. We will require the ID and password once this is run.

If we require FTP access, please arrange for us to receive temporary FTP access to your server and let us know the details, URL, username and password. Thank you.

If we are de-bugging something like Joomla or phpList please ensure we have the access details, url, username and password.

Articles iconI needed to be able to place an image on the right hand side of the screen, and stay there, even when the window was scrolled. It took a bit of finding, but thanks to Google and W3 I was able to find what I needed.

In your (custom) css file, add the following code:

div.stickyright {
  position: fixed;
  right: 0;
  top: 35%;
  width: 30em;
  margin-top: -2.5em;
}

This allows an image, if enclosed by a <div class="stickyright"></div> to be...


Quad9 - FREE Protective DNS cybersecurity Quad9, a fast new DNS service designed to automatically prevent you from accessing known malicious websites. Easy to set up, simply change your DNS settings on your router:

Step 1

Open Control Panel, select Network and Internet, and then select Network and Sharing Center. Click Change adapter settings on the left pane.

Step 2

Right click the network interface connected to the internet, and select Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click...


easycron logoNeed the ability to run a Cron Job but have no idea how to set it up? Have a look at EasyCron, you can use this for free or pay a subscription for even more options. It can be used to automate backing up databases, mailing Lists such as phpList and so much more.


firefoxHave you upgraded to Firefox 35 or above? Find loads of unwelcome search engines in place of your original chosen engine?

Me too! Downright annoying isn't it? I prefer Google UK, especially being based in the UK, but the Google search engine provided was Google US (ie: .com not .co.uk). There is no obvious way to restore Google UK as a search engine option.

firefox searchThe solution is to Left click on the Search Engine icon (or magnifying glass at the left of the search box) and choose Manage Search...


My first dealings with a freesat "dongle". Client could not connect to iPlayer and asked me to take a look. Thought at first the dongle was supposed to be inserted at a 22o angle. Not so, it had been damaged at some point. I did not have a suitable WAN/LAN connector so an easy fix as the router was close to the TV, I plugged a Cat5 cable between Tv and Router. Job sorted, Cable £5.

The original Panasonic Adaptor (#DY-WL10) has been superceeded by the Pansonic Adaptor TY-WL20U costing around...


Is your laptop overheating? Let us have a look at it it might be something as simple as dust in the fan vents or a build up inside the bottom of the laptop.

If you use it on a lap cushion, then the air flow is probably blocked. Easiest, and free, fix: Don't use a cushion! Next posibility, get a laptop cooler from us starting at just £5*. Just plugs in to your laptop via a USB lead, included and usually also allows another USB lead to be plugged in so you don't lose a USB port.

* other...


 

 


The dreaded Poodle (no, not a mutt) attacks SSL3 both on your server and your browsers!

This is a SSL3 Vunerability that attacks servers which host the sites on the Internet, you as a user cannot affect this, it is up to your web host to deal with this. However, as a user, you can check to see if your browser is affected by this bug.

Visit Best Vpn to check your browser out and if infected, how to disable SSLv3 which is the version affected.

When you visit, if your browser supports...


Laptop broken screenLive in the Ilkley Area? Broken your laptop screen? If it's new or still worth a fair bit, don't bin it, get it repaired. Obviously if the laptop is under a year old and you have a valid warranty, take it back to your supplier.

If it's out of warranty and worth more than a couple of hundred pounds, let us see if our Tech Man can fix it, 15" screens cost about £130 collected, repaired and returned to you. 17"-19" will be a bit dearer, but may be worth asking us for a price, Or if you decide...