How To Create a Windows 8 Recovery Drive

Open the Windows 8 Control Panel. Windows 8 includes a tool to create a Recovery Drive and it’s most easily accessible from the Control Panel. Tap or click on the System and Security link.Note: You won’t see System and Security if your Control Panel view is set to Large icons or Small icons. In your ...

Windows 8.1 preview is here!

  Windows 8. is a free update to Windows  and is coming later this year.  The pre-release version is available now to try. Windows 8.1 has new ways for you to personalise your PC and includes a wave of new apps and services.   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/preview   Windows 8.1 Preview Product Guide

How to Find Your IP Address on a Mac

Click the Apple in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select About This Mac. Click More Info. Select Network on the column to the left. Find your IP address. It will be in the upper-right portion of that window.

How to uninstall SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender

The NetExtender utility is automatically installed on your computer. To remove NetExtender, click on Start > All Programs, click on SonicWALL SSL VPN NetExtender, and then click on Uninstall. You can also configure NetExtender to automatically uninstall when your session is disconnected. To do so, perform the following steps: 1. Right click on the NetExtender ...

Outlook Web Access (OWA) with Exchange 2010 – Automatic Replies (Out of Office)

  This article explains how to turn automatic replies on or off when using Outlook Web App (OWA) running on an Exchange 2010 server. Click on Options in the upper-right. Select Set Automatic Replies from the drop-down menu. Select Send automatic replies. If desired, select the Send Replies only during this time period check box ...

Massive cyber attack cripples global internet speeds

  A large and on-going cyber attack against a spam-filtering organisation called Spamhaus has been found to be the cause for a global ‘slow down’ of the internet. According to a report by the BBC, the cyber attack is the largest in history and has been found to be responsible for slow internet speeds and ...

Microsoft Office 2013 – Present Office documents and presentations online

With Office 2013, Microsoft seems determined to put an end to stuffy cramped conference presentations and make them accessible online. Note: This feature is only available in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and OneNote 2013. Open your PowerPoint presentation or Word document and click the File tab. From the ‘Backstage view’ select the Share button and then ...

ModernMix – Run Modern (Metro) apps in a window on your desktop with ModernMix™

ModernMix is a  program that lets you run Windows® 8 “Modern” apps in a window on the desktop. Windows 8 Modern apps, also known as Metro or RT apps, will use the full screen on your display regardless of how much of the screen they really need. As a result, that weather app, mail program ...

Office 2013 is now transferable!

  Based on customer feedback Microsoft have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another.   This means that customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one.   Previously, customers could only transfer their ...

IMPORTANT – Microsoft Office 2013 Licensing Information/Considerations

IMPORTANT - Microsoft Office 2013 Licensing Information/Considerations
  Microsoft Office 2010 is now end of life and has been replaced by Microsoft Office 2013. Readycrest is therefore no longer able to obtain Microsoft Office 2010 licenses for our clients although stocks of Office 2010 may still be available via certain online retailers (while stocks last). There have been some changes to the ...

Telnet commands to test SMTP connectivity

EHLO or HELO server.server.com MAIL FROM: test@test.com  (This determines the address to which bounces are sent.  This is not the same as the from header, which is the email address shown in an email client) RCPT TO:  recipient@recipient.com  (This command tells the SMTP mail server to who the message should be sent.  This can be ...

Office 2013 Suites Comparison

Office 2013 Suites Comparison
Microsoft Office 2013 (formerly Office 15) is the latest version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Microsoft Windows and the successor to Microsoft Office 2010. Office 2013 includes extended file format support, user interface updates, and support for touch.  Office 2013 is suitable for IA-32 and x64 systems and requires Windows 7, Windows Server ...

Microsoft Outlook – Prevent unintentional drag-and-drop and removal actions (CodeTwo Move & Delete Watchdog)

No matter if you are a Microsoft Outlook power user or you’ve just started utilizing this email client, this may happen to you anytime: You want to scroll down the navigation pane but you miss the scroll bar and unintentionally grab one Outlook folder and move it to the other folder. Key features The program ...

How to us the PING command on MAC OS

How to us the PING command on MAC OS
Click on Go >  Applications > Utilities > Network Utility.              Click on the Ping tab and specify a host. You can type a specific IP address or a website. For example, to ping the eBay’s main web server, type ping www.ebay.com. To have your Mac ping itself, type 127.0.0.1. Hit Ping. If the site/host ...

How to find the MAC address on a MacBook?

Click the top menu Apple icon. Click ‘About This Mac’ Click ‘More Info…’ The next click depend OS with OSX you are using- In Mountain Lion, Click ‘System Report’ then click ‘Network’ and ‘Ethernet’ The MAC address will be next to Ethernet in the lower right pane. In other OSX versions, Click ‘Network’ and the ...

Managing Email Signatures and Disclaimers

Managing Email Signatures and Disclaimers
So, you’re in marketing and you want brand impressions and campaign awareness from your corporate email? Or maybe you’re in legal and you want compliant disclaimed email? Or perhaps you’re in HR and you want to promote internal initiatives and ensure everyone’s job titles and contact details go out with every email? Exclaimer Signature Manager ...

Microsoft Office Tips – How to take screenshots with Word 2010

One of the new features in Word 2010 is the ability to take screenshots and paste them directly into your documents. To take a screenshot select the Insert tab on the ribbon, and in the Illustrations section click on Screenshot. You’ll be presented with Available Windows, which are the active ones on your desktop, or ...

Setting up Exchange Email on Android – Ice Cream Sandwich

Setting up Exchange Email on Android – Ice Cream Sandwich
Setting up Exchange Email on Android – Ice Cream Sandwich From the Home screen go to Settings (the exact method of accessing the ‘Settings’ menu will vary from device to device). From the Settings menu tap Accounts and Sync and then Add account On the Add account screen tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync On the Add ...

Microsoft Office Tips -How to Change the CASE of Your Text in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Tips -How to Change the CASE of Your Text in Microsoft Word
1. Click the Home tab to display the Font group. The Change Case button looks like this: Aa.     2. Select the text you want to change.   3. Click the Change Case button.   The Change Case menu displays a list of options. 4. Choose the item you want from the menu.   ...

How to show hidden devices in Device Manager

only non-Plug and Play devices, drivers, and printers when you click Show hidden devices on the View menu. Devices that you install that are not connected to the computer (such as a Universal Serial Bus [USB] device or “ghosted” devices) are not displayed in Device Manager, To work around this behavior and display devices when ...