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Latest updates on RAW Computing - Windows, PC, Linux

Stop sharing the Public folder in Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive can store up to 15GB of files there for free and it is a great facility. Sharing files is encouraged and there is a ready-made Public folder designed for just that, but you could unintentionally share more than you intended. Read more...

Disable Windows 8 notifications for peace and quiet

One of the new features in Windows 8 is notifications and you can be alerted to certain events that take place. Sometimes, though, you just donít want to be disturbed and you can suppress notifications temporarily. Read more...

Configure Chromeís search engines for faster, better results

Whenever Chrome detects a search box on a web page, it stores it in its search engines list. It is a powerful feature that you can make use of, but it does require a tweak or two to make it perfect. Read more...

Sort your Chrome bookmarks into order

Adding a website your web browserís bookmarks does two things: It saves you having to remember the URL and it makes returning to the site a simple point and click process. Hereís how to sort Chrome bookmarks into order. Read more...

Goodbye Dropbox, itís time to move on

Dropbox is a successful online cloud storage and file synchronisation service that has been around since 2008. However, it is time to move on and I wonder if other people are thinking the same way. Is it over for Dropbox? Read more...

Back up Google Drive to be sure your files are safe

Google drive provides 15GB of storage space for free and 100GB at a ridiculously low monthly subscription fee and it is tempting to make use of it to store lots of files. But how do you back up everything? Read more...

 

Latest updates on RAW Mac - Apple Mac, OS X

Give your Mac a health check with ClamXav

When your Mac starts behaving strangely, it makes you wonder whether it might have some sort of malware on it. It is rare for Macs to be infected, but it is not unknown, so I had to check it out and downloaded ClamXav. Read more...

Stop iTunes advertisers tracking your activities

Advertisers are always looking for better ways to sell you more stuff and one way they do this is to track your activities. iTunes does this on the Apple Mac and the question is, do you want it? Read more...

What you should do before installing OS X Yosemite

Apple has posted a beta copy of its next version of OS X for the Mac, called Yosemite, on the web for all to download. It sounds fantastic, but installing it is not quite as straightforward as you might think. Read more...

Add an activity monitor to the menu bar in OS X

How soon after starting your Mac can you begin to use it? Why is it so slow? What is it doing? Is it OK to turn off or restart? OS X works hard behind the scenes on a variety of tasks, but you would never know because often nothing is displayed on the screen Read more...

Resizing vs resampling images in Preview

Preview is a viewer for a wide range of files and it even has some editing capabilities. For example, if you load a photo or other image, there is an option to resize it on the Tools menu. Should you tick the Resample Image box? What does it do? Read more...

Cut the clutter from YouTube and get a clearer view

If you like YouTube, but want to remove the clutter and focus on the great videos, there is a useful Safari extension called clea.nr Videos for YouTube. Read more...

 

Latest updates on RAW Apps - iOS, Android, phones, tablets

Clean up and tune up the iPhone and battery

There are numerous clean up and optimisation apps for Android, and a seemingly never-ending list of battery managers for extending the life of the phone, but where are they for iOS? Does it not need them? Maybe it does. Read more...

Train your brain - Lumosity vs Fit Brains

Lumosity and Fit Brains are two competing brain training apps for Android that are designed to make you smarter. Read more...

Create entertaining slide shows with Flipagram

What do you do with all the photos you take on your mobile phone? Flipagram for the iPhone and iPad enables you to turn them into great slide shows that can be shared with family and friends Read more...

Increase your phoneís battery life with Battery Doctor

There are lots of battery managers in the Google Play Store and it is a popular category. Battery Doctor is one example of a battery extender that is very popular, with millions of installs. Read more...

Reduce memory usage, increase battery life on Android

Battery life is a constant problem for Android phone users and it just isnít as good as our iPhone-owning friends. The poor battery life is partly our own fault and it is down to the apps we install. Hereís what you can do. Read more...

Recover lost storage on the iPad and gain more memory

An odd situation occurred today and all it started with an update to iOS that could not be installed because there was insufficient storage on my iPad. It resulted in a search to discover where the storage had disappeared to. Read more...

 

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Clear Windows 8 tiles of personal information

How to use Windows 8 search to find stuff

Install Windows 8.1 alongside Windows 7

When a laptop won't wake fom sleep or hibernation

Add a Start button and menu to Windows 8

Create disk image backups with Macrium Reflect Free

Run commands from within Explorer in Windows

A Start menu alternative for Windows 8

Burn or mount .iso images in Windows 8

Explore the world with Photowhirl for Windows 8

More Windows 8 tips

Windows 7, Vista, XP.

Go to Mac/OS X tipsApple tips

Select text in Quick Look windows on the Apple Mac

Sort Safari bookmarks into alphabetical order in OS X

Reduce startup times and boot your Mac faster

Word suggestions for TextEdit on the Mac and more

View Photo Stream as a screen saver on the Mac

Solve Mac problems by resetting the SMC

Clean your Mac's disk with CCleaner for OS X

Customise Mission Control in OS X Mountain Lion

Pin notes to the desktop in OS X Mountain Lion

Customise Calendar alerts in Mountain Lion on the Mac

Repair faults with iPhoto albums on the Apple Mac

Get more Apple Mac tips

Go to Linux tipsLinux tips

Manage social network permissions in Ubuntu Linux

Access Ubuntu One and sync with Windows

Install a screen saver in Ubuntu Linux

Install Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux

Enable sleep/hibernation in Ubuntu Linux

Customise the Ubuntu Unity desktop interface

Access Windows folders from Linux in VirtualBox

Recover lost and deleted files in Linux

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