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How to get your mobile phone’s IMEI code for free

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Knowing how to get your mobile phone’s IMEI code is quite a handy tip.

I recently needed to access my IMEI code when getting my old iPhone 3G handset unlocked through O2 – see next post!

The easiest way to do this is using the keypad – no need to switch off and read the small text on the SIM card.

Just enter the code *#06# on the keypad, as soon as you hit the second “#” the 15 digit IMEI code appears



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Control, see or view another computer (family IT support!)

December 17th, 2010 No comments

We’ve all been there, Mum or Dad, brother or sister, mates or work colleagues struggling with their computer at home and they are on the phone asking for help. If only you could see what they are doing or could show them what to do whilst talking them through it – without getting in the car! Well there is a really simple FREE way for you to do just that from remote desktop support company, LogMeIn, called Join.Me.Join.Me logo

So what’s Join.Me, well it’s a slick browser-based solution to instantly provide invitations to collaborate, meet, train, demo or show-off stuff to someone else. The free version allows you to easily

  • screen share
  • chat
  • file transfer
  • remote control

Even better, you can swap who’s sharing which screen – just what’s required to provide remote IT support to your struggling family member, colleague or friends.

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HP LaserJet 4L can’t print from Windows 7

December 2nd, 2010 3 comments

Solved at last. For months I’ve been trying to work out how to do it. Get my old war horse of a laser printer (HP LaserJet 4L in this case) back in operation since getting a new Windows 7, 64bit PC.

Turns out the secret was a £4 USB Parallel Printer Port Cable 25 pin female socket cable  from Amazon, given there are no parallel printer ports on my new desktop PC.

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