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Techmantium is a technology blog covering a wide range of technology topics and life hacks, including desktop PC, smartphones, tablets, Raspberry Pi, software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers, gadget hacks and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

Here you will find my tutorials on everything from making the switch from Windows to Linux, building your own cloud server, working with a Raspberry Pi. You can also find my tech gadget reviews, privacy and security articles and some hardware hacks.


Windows Find in All Files - Search Tool Fix!
22nd April 2009Windows
Use the tips on the page to fix Windows XP search tool so that it will find text inside all file types, not just the ones Microsoft wants to.
Prevent Automatic Updates from Restarting PC
22nd April 2009Windows
Windows XP's automatic update facility is clearly a good thing. Except when an update is installed that requires a reboot and you're working on the computer at the time. This results in an annoying dialogue box informing you that "You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect", "Do you want to restart your computer now?".
Disable Windows XP Zip Folder Integration
22nd April 2009Windows
By default, Windows XP and Vista treat ZIP files like folders; you can view them in Windows Explorer as if they were folders. If you're not familiar with ZIP files, this can be convenient, however, if you've already got a utility in place to manage your ZIP files (such as WinZip or WinRAR), this new feature can just get in the way.
A Guide to Windows Task Scheduler
22nd April 2009Windows
Task Scheduler is a very useful tool built into most versions of Windows, and it functions in a similar way to Cron on Unix systems. In this tutorial, we will look at how to get a program to run every hour.
Tips for Online Protection
20th April 2009Privacy & Security
Ten top tips for protecting yourself whilst online, browsing safer and avoiding viruses and dodging spyware and ransomware.
Thunderbird Letting in too much Junk Email?
20th April 2009Privacy & Security
Each and every day I have to clear out well over 200 junk emails from my inboxes. It is theoretically just a case of selecting the junk emails, right clicking on them and marking them as junk - but it doesn't always work!
Get Safe Online Week
17th November 2008Privacy & Security
Today is the start of the fourth annual Get Safe Online week; a campaign founded by the British Government, HSBC, SOCA and Microsoft, with the aim to raise awareness of internet safety issues.
How to Spot Scam and Phishing Emails
30th October 2008Privacy & Security
I get countless numbers of scam emails in my inbox each day and quite frankly I am astounded that people actually fall for them. Maybe I just get the really badly done scams or have my many years as a techie have actually paid off?