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OneDrive will stop syncing files for users on Windows 7 & 8 in March 2022

Users who are still using Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be able to sync files automatically with OneDrive starting from March next year. In order to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience, beginning January 1, 2022, updates will no […]

Most people will have to buy a new computer if they want to use Windows 11

Microsoft has published the hardware requirements for Windows 11 and much to everyone’s dismay it seems most Zimbos will have to buy a new computer if they want to run/upgrade to Windows 11. The good news is that Windows 10, the current version of Windows on most people’s computers, will be supported until October 2025. […]

Users running Windows 7 are no longer at risk according to Zoom

A vulnerability was discovered for Zoom users running Windows 7. This vulnerability commonly referred to as “zero-day”, is one that allows (in Zoom’s case) someone to commandeer a user’s computer and gain access to files or implant things like ransomware. Following the discovery by ACROS Security, Zoom has an update to protect users running Zoom […]

Windows 7 Users Are Left With One Year Before The OS Self Destructs

Ok, that headline is louder than it needs to be. But seriously, if you are still using Windows 7, now might be as good a time as any to know that support for the ageing OS is ending in a year’s time. That makes the software a ticking time bomb… Microsoft is ending support for […]

Windows Finally Issues A Fix (Sort Of) For Infamous Security Breaches. Here’s How To Protect Your Data

Microsoft has finally released an update for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that were discovered in January. The vulnerabilities affected millions of Windows PC’s that had Intel and ARM CPU’s which is the bulk of the PC market. What is this Meltdown and Spectre? Ok, let me try my best to explain the two vulnerabilities […]

Now that Windows 10 has been officially launched, here’s how to get it

Windows 10 has been made officially available to the whole world. If you are on the Windows Insider program Windows 10 should be fairly simple to upgrade to the official release if it has not done so already, otherwise a few simple steps will get you the free upgrade available for the next one year.

Microsoft announces it’s new OS, Windows 10

Yesterday, Microsoft announced its latest iteration to the famous operating system, named Windows 10. It’s quite an interesting take on the future of the software giant because it packs a few adjustments and tweaks that are modeled at creating a fresh and livened up Windows experience. Windows 7 ‘eight’ 9, so here’s 10 The first thing […]

There might be need to filter your internet connection after all

I will be honest, the idea of a restricted and fettered internet access has never appealed to me. The thought that some fat bureaucrat or stern authority figure who would not know the difference between an i3 and i7 processor, even if they hit him/her on the face, deciding what sites I can and cannot […]

Rewinding time with

My first real computer experience outside school was on a Gateway 2000 machine. It came with a stalwart Pentium II processor, a 2 GB hard-drive (1.95 on mine), CDROM drive, a monitor with a surprisingly good resolution, could run all versions of Windows 98 (my copy was genuine) and a full featured copy of Office […]

Finding use for your old/idle Windows 7 Professional Key

  I am not ashamed to say I am one of those people who buy into the Microsoft’s Windows 8 kool aid. I find that this version of Windows works well for me despite the misgivings that it has received from a lot of people. When I moved from Windows 7 to Windows 8 however,I […]

Tethering your Windows 7 device

Following controversial articles in which I mentioned the juggernaut (otherwise known as they-who-shall-not-be-named) I have had this odd feeling I am being followed. Art was never one of my strong suits but I did try to make a sketch of the guy here. So until the disguise I ordered from Amazon is shipped I will stick to neutral articles. In case you are confounded by my choice of disguise. I should confess I am a fan of Two and Half Man ( I got this show legally from and Charlie Sheen so inspired me.

Should Canonical can Ubuntu?

Hands up if you have used Linux in one of its various incarnations for the desktop. Well if you are reading this blog, chances are you have done that. Like many other geeks and aspiring geeks I have dabbled with using Linux specifically Ubuntu and I must say after the initial novelty of using something […]