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Firefox now allows you to look up web addresses (DNS) securely rather than sending these requests to your default supplier. Good for security, but it can lead to problems if you have local DNS on your machine or company network that this then bypasses. This HowTo explains how you can create exclusions for these addresses so they continue to work as they should.

With Microsoft recently announcing that they will be dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 in all their apps from next year, it seems the days are numbered for what used to be the most widely used browser in the world. However, there are still some ancient intranet and internet sites that will not work in any other browser... Until now!

Almost everyone will have had an app crash on them at some point. The first emotion felt is usually panic as you consider when you last saved what you were working on. Unless it has completely shut itself down in the process, the next task is to close it somehow. This HowTo explains all.

Our HowTo section this month takes a look at the Wayback Machine. This online tool allows you to view almost any website at various dates going back many years. While many probably use it just to see how their favourite websites have evolved, it can occasionally be a very useful tool if you need to find something from your old website.

Did you know you can "donate" some of your machine's processing power towards fighting Covid-19 and other diseases? The Folding@Home project sends chunks of data to devices all round the world for them to analyse and send back to them. This month's HowTo explains the very simple steps necessary to get this up and running on your device.

This month's HowTo explains how to use a powerful and often underused tool in Microsoft's Outlook email application. Message Rules allow you to automatically apply all sorts of actions to your email. Always move an email from a certain address into a separate folder? Easy. Always mark an email with a certain phrase in the subject as important? Simple. Let's show you how...

When you're connected to another PC over remote desktop (perhaps in the office), you may well have a file either on your actual machine or the remote machine that you want to transfer from one to the other. This HowTo explains how to create a link between the two machines so you can move files between them freely.

Almost all of our HowTos to date have covered the software side of computing. This month, we're going to hopefully provide you with enough working knowledge to be able to decide which device best suits your requirements next time you need to buy a new PC.

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