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How to reclaim your disk space with Disk Cleanup.

Mark Dalton - Monday, January 13, 2014

Free up space and improve your PC's performance.

By Mark Dalton.

While computer hard drives are getting bigger so is the amount of data we want to store. 

Computers store a lot of data that they really don't need long term, copies of web pages and log files for example. These all take up disk space. We need to delete these in order to be able to use the space, but how do we know what is safe to delete and what's not.

Well there is a not so well known tool provided by Microsoft in Windows specifically designed for this job called "Disk Cleanup".

Launching Disk Cleanup

Disk Cleanup is fairly well hidden but can be launched by searching for "Disk Cleanup" is the Windows search dialogue box or by navigating to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools.

Once open you will be given a list of items its safe to delete. Enter a tick in the corresponding box to select the item or remove the tick to unselect it.

Once you're happy with your selection simply click the OK button and Disk Cleanup with remove the unnecessary files for you, freeing up disk space. 

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How To Change The Text Size On Your New iPhone

Mark Dalton - Monday, January 06, 2014
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How to make the text on your iPhone clearer.

Were you lucky enough to receive a new iPhone or iPad for Christmas? 

Are you struggling to see the text? 

Here are a couple of things you can do.

Bold Text

If the font weight on your iPhone is difficult to read, you may want to consider turning on the bold text option.
  1. Open the "Settings" App
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Accessibility
  4. Turn on Bold Text
  5. Restart your Phone (You should be promoted to do this)

Change Text Size

If bolding text isn't your thing, perhaps changing the text size will help. It's not bullet proof however as it only works with applications that support it.

To change the text size:
  1. Open the "Settings" App
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Text Size
  4. Drag the slider left or right until you're satisfied with the preview text size.

Happy Christmas!!!

Mark Dalton - Friday, December 20, 2013

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Warning over severe storm risk

Mark Dalton - Friday, October 25, 2013

High Winds Predicted.

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