Author: James

FixMeStick Review – USB Bootable Anti-Virus

If you are a bit of a geek you will have had a family member/friend/acquaintance as you to fix their PC in the past; I guarantee it. In my experience, most of the time it is due to a virus/malware, and sometimes even ransomware. The cause is nearly always questionable downloads and randomly clicking on adverts they see on web pages. The problem is that heavily infected computers can be an absolute nightmare to fix. Often, they are so slow, getting anything done takes ages. Sometimes getting anti-virus/malware/adware onto the PC to disinfect it can be difficult at best,...

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Gyration Air Mouse Voice Review – GYM3300

Gyration is quite an old and established company in the peripheral world with their speciality being air mice which are a common tool in business meetings for presentations. The Air Mouse Voice is their latest development in the Air Mouse range, which gives the users 3 ways to interact with a computer. You can control presentations via voice, or use it as a motion-sensitive handheld or high-resolution desktop mouse. Rather than using proprietary wireless standards, Gyration has thankfully opted to use Bluetooth 4.0 LE. This allows the Air Mouse to work up to 21 meters away from your PC/Laptop....

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BigBlue 3.3ft Nylon Braided USB 3.0 to Type C Review

There are a lot of new manufacturers of USB Type C cables on Amazon, so I get sent a few cables to review. Today I have the BigBlue 3.3ft Nylon Braided cable that you can buy for £6.49 on Amazon. As the name suggests the cable is braided giving it a far more robust feel than your standard plastic cable. BigBlue claim the cable comes with a 56k Ohm pull-up resister which helps control the current in a safe range. This is an aspect that has caused some controversy with a Google engineer showing that some cables are dangerous....

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The Reasons Why Gmail Has Become The Most Popular Email Service

Millions and millions of people all over the world take advantage of Gmail every day as their main email account, and it’s easy to see why. The most popular email platform on the planet today, Google has absolutely knocked it out of the park with this free email solution. Not only is it effortless to get started with (and always completely free of charge), but it also happens to be lightning fast, offers plenty of storage, and integrates seamlessly with all of your devices. It really doesn’t get much better than this! If you’re still trying to figure out...

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Heat Genius Rebrands to Genius Home with Launch of updated products and App

Heat Genius/Genius Home may not be the biggest name in smart home heating but in my opinion, last year was that it was the best one on the market currently. What made it stand out from the rest of the competition was the smart thermostats allowing you to assign heating schedules for specific rooms, rather than just the whole house. It wasn’t without its downsides, though. The App interface was ugly and a bit confusing. Some of the hardware looked a bit clunky compared to its competitors too. The company seems to have taken these criticisms on board and...

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