Archives For October 2011

Most people don’t even think about surge protection when they buy a PC, but when you go out and spend a lot of money on a machine it is wise to think about this sort of protection.

Below are some of the reasons why :

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How to Recover Deleted Items Using Microsoft Outlook
Note: these procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook and you are connected to an Exchange Server.

When items are deleted from a folder in a mailbox, those items are first transferred to the deleted items folder of that mailbox. The items can then be deleted from the deleted items folder. This provides a measure of protection in case of accidental deletion. After the items are deleted from the deleted items folder, the items can still be recovered for up to 30 days by using the Recover Deleted Items function.

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The internet is the world’s biggest library with billions of pages of information.  If you don’t know the exact address of the website you need then finding the information you require can be quite a challenge.  This page will hopefully give you a few pointers to help you with searching the internet and a few considerations for checking the information you have found.

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Using the internet safely is about being aware of the dangers and taking sensible precautions.  Surf the websites below to find out how to be e-safe.

ICT AUP – The College acceptable ICT Usage Policy for Students.

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ICT AUP
Sidmouth College’s Acceptable ICT Use Policy for Students

Acceptable Internet Use Policy
Sidmouth College’s Acceptable Internet Use Policy for Staff and Students

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CCleaner

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CCleaner

Optimization and Cleaning
If your PC is running slowly then try CCleaner. It is the number-one tool for cleaning and streamlining your Windows PC. Using it protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.
This useful utility can cleanse temporary or potentially unwanted files left behind by a variety of different applications along with browsing history, recycle bin contents, internet cookies,  file fragments, log files, memory dumps,system caches  and a whole host of other data.

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Your guide to available Windows Parental Controls

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Windows Parental Controls

Parental controls are a host of useful features that come with Windows Vista and Windows 7 to ensure that your child is safe whilst using the computer. Once configured, you can block or allow specific programmes to run, set limits (allocate specified times) to when your child can log-on to their account on the computer as well as regulating access to games which are installed on the computer.

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