OneDrive not downloading all your files?

Before we begin, I will say that I love OneDrive.

Towards the end of last year I was getting a little tired of Google Drive (Which is now called something else… Baby, I just dont’t care), so decided to give OneDrive another go. A long time ago OneDrive was pure shite, wouldn’t even trust it with a backup of a single meme – WoW – how wrong was I – I tried it again and it was the unicorn of the file storage solution I’d been looking for.… Continue Reading

How to remove the metadata title from MKV files

mkvYou may have come across the need to remove the metadata, or extended title information from an mkv file downloaded from the internet.

Not all files are equal – in the case of regular files, for example .jpg and .mp4 files, you can simply right click in Windows, select Properties, and happily click away at the Details Tab, then “Remove Properties and Personal Information” – provided you have the right permissions, it’ll all work fine.… Continue Reading

Retro is back! #casio

IMG_4255For around the last 20 years I’ve worn a watch made of stainless steel, usually weighing a metric fuckton, and having features which I’ve probably only used once – they looked awesome and have been fantastic, however the clunkiness and weight have become a bit of a drag. I’ve also been in the habit of taking my watch off every time I sit down, as they’ve been so big, they hindered my typing – and as a geek, that was a bad thing!… Continue Reading

Never forget the basics of diagnostics.

Win10I fix a lot of computer problems, it’s a part of my daily life, my occupation, job etc… Sometimes it’s the really simple things which trip you up – it’s a problem in my profession where we tend to sometimes skip the really simple steps of problem solving and go straight for the solution, assuming (The mother of all fuckups) that the simple things are all OK.… Continue Reading

.m3u playlists and Winamp…

winampRemember WinAmp?

Do you still use WinAmp?

Do you have a load of favoured, lovingly built .m3u playlists?

Would you like the files copied to another folder, without having do them manually one by one, to play on another device?

If the answer to all of the above is yes (This means you’re old!),… Continue Reading

Windows 10 – it’s time, don’t be scared.

Win10When a new version of Windows comes along, I’m always cautious, waiting for a couple of service packs to go by, and the initial load of bugs to be hammered into submission. I think we’ve reached that point!

So, I installed Windows 10 as an upgrade to my existing Win7 Pro install on my laptop, which is Lenovo T420 with 8GB ram, an Intel i5 processor, and a normal HD, plus an add-in drive with the aid of a tray to replace the now next to useless DVD drive; it also has a USB3 card installed.… Continue Reading

Basic Windows Security

SecuritySome of the things I’m asked about constantly, being a general geek, and in the I.T. industry, are “What is the best anti-virus”, and “how do I get rid of spyware”, “how do I avoid it in the first place?”

In this article, I’ll outline the basics of security, both in terms of software to install, updates, home networks, and every day techniques to avoid any infections.… Continue Reading

Distilled iOS wisdom

The Spabbit is wise in the ways of iOS, and passes on some wisdom, specifically referring to iOS 9 on the iPad and iPhone, plus dealing with music & ringtones sans iTunes… This article targets the less mundane challenges encountered when using iOS, you can find hundreds of other articles on the regular problems, this one aims to be that little bit different, and useful in other ways…

copytransTip 1 – CopyTrans Manager

Have music, hate iTunes?… Continue Reading

TalkTalk: The Fibre Saga

TTFOfferWell… We recently decided to believe the advertising (Silly, I know), and upgrade our TalkTalk Broadband package to include the new ‘Fibre’ package, which claims to be 5x faster than the standard ADSL2 which we had.

Well… Fibre isn’t fibre, in this case it’s VDSL2, and whist there may be a fibre somewhere along the route, probably to a green box at the end of the street, there is no fibre to our house.… Continue Reading

Have I Been Pwned?

Pwned

You know, we all rely on our e-mail accounts for a host of other systems, and a compromised e-mail account could realistically hand over your entire life to a hacker.

Put it this way – in this age, your e-mail account is the keyring to your life; look after it well, and don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!… Continue Reading