Brendan Moran — Computer Training & IT Consultant

The pur­pose of this site is to help small to medium busi­ness nav­i­gate through the huge sea of infor­ma­tion on com­put­ers. I try to give you more con­trol over the com­puter side of your busi­ness and help with your inter­net strat­egy. Whether it is com­puter train­ing or data­base devel­op­ment work, I can help you with your spe­cific needs. I also offer a range of tips on Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Pow­er­Point and Word­Press etc for clients so please visit these sec­tions. I am avail­able as a Free­lance Trainer. I am also an Adobe Cer­ti­fied Trainer spe­cial­is­ing in Dreamweaver and Pho­to­shop.



Bren­dan Moran

Anti Virus Update — Protection from new Regin Backdoor Virus

Anti Virus Update — Make sure your com­put­ers are not infected with the new Regin Back­door Virus.



Have You Been Conned By

complete01Have You Been Conned By ?

Be very care­ful if you are using Tick­et­mas­ter, Ryanair, Irish Rail or other well known web­sites as there is a scam going on that could see you los­ing € 12 per month.




Check out Ray D’Arcy Today FM 18th March 2014

Also check out Conor Pope on The Irish Times.

Support for Windows XP is Ending on 8th April 2014

windows_xp_end_600Sup­port for Win­dows XP is End­ing on 8th April 2014

Start Plan­ning Now


Bren­dan Moran
IT Con­sul­tant
Ph 086 859 6701

CryptoLocker — A Real Nasty Virus

cryptoOnline attack­ers are using encryp­tion to lock up our files and demand a ran­som — and AV soft­ware prob­a­bly won’t pro­tect you.

There are ways to defend your­self from CryptoLocker.

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Apple iOS 7.0.3 Latest Update

ipad3-150x150iOS 7.0.3

This update con­tains improve­ments and bug fixes, including:

  • Adds iCloud Key­chain to keep track of your account names, pass­words, and credit card num­bers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Pass­word Gen­er­a­tor so Safari can sug­gest unique, hard-to-guess pass­words for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay dis­play of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use

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Microsoft Admits Windows 8 Disaster

win8xThe Finan­cial Times reported today, 7th May 2013,  that Microsoft admits that Win­dows 8 has been a disaster.

Microsoft is prepar­ing to reverse course over key ele­ments of its Win­dows 8 oper­at­ing sys­tem, mark­ing one of the most promi­nent admis­sions of fail­ure for a new mass-market con­sumer prod­uct since Coca-Cola’s New Coke fiasco nearly 30 years ago.

Key aspects” of how the soft­ware is used will be changed when Microsoft releases an updated ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem this year, Tami Reller, head of mar­ket­ing and finance for the Win­dows busi­ness, said in an inter­view with the Finan­cial Times. Refer­ring to dif­fi­cul­ties many users have had with mas­ter­ing the soft­ware, she added: “The learn­ing curve is def­i­nitely real.”


Speed Up Your PC

speed-up-computerFor opti­mum per­for­mance it is vital to keep your PC clean of viruses and spy­ware. Using the right Inter­net Browser is also essen­tial. Peo­ple are not chang­ing their PCs as much as pos­si­ble due to the busi­ness down­turn so it is essen­tial to keep it up to date and get as many good years out of it a s possible.

Hav­ing the right Anti Virus, Anti Spy­ware soft­ware and cor­rect Fire­wall is essen­tial to keep you PC in tip top health. Ide­ally you need a prod­uct that will do its job and not be too inva­sive like a lot of the major Anti Virus soft­ware pack­ages can be.

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Web Video Sells — Part 2

Beautiful Bray

Beau­ti­ful Bray

You should check out one of my new sites as to how web video sells.

Video on your web­site means business.

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Which Internet Browser Should You Use ?

chromeThe lat­est sta­tis­tics for Inter­net Browsers (Jan 2013) show Google’s Chrome way ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion. Chrome has 48.4% of the market.

Fire­fox is next with 30.2% and the Microsoft’s own Inter­net Explorer is a poor third with a mere 14.3%.

Other browsers are Apple’s Safari 4.2% and Opera with 1.9%.


Why is Google’s so far ahead ?

I like its speed, secu­rity and its updates.

For more details please contact.

Excel — Moving to Excel 2010

excel 2013 trainingMov­ing from Excel 2003 to Excel 2013 (or (2007/2010) can be fraught with dif­fi­culty if not done correctly.

Where to find menu-to-ribbon ref­er­ence guides, train­ing, and other use­ful resources for Excel 2013 ?

Where to find things you might be look­ing for, such as the Tools | Options dia­log box ?

How to cus­tomize the Excel 2013 rib­bon and Quick Access Toolbar ?

How to exchange files with peo­ple who don’t yet have Excel 2013 ?

How to enable Solver or other Excel add-ins ?

Where to find com­mands for work­ing with macros, form con­trols, and other advanced features ?

There can be a lot of incom­pat­i­bil­i­ties and teething trou­bles with for­mula from ear­lier ver­sions like vLookups.

I have a quick, visual intro­duc­tion to the rib­bon and other parts of the Excel 2013 interface.


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