Cleaning the cache in Microsoft Outlook 2013/2016

Whenever Outlook is in the Exchange mode, it will store all emails in its local cache. This cache is used for offline work. If we disable this cache mode, Outlook will have no email without a direct connection with the Exchange server.

Sometimes, Outlook can’t properly display the received emails or can’t find them. A possible reason is a corrupted local e-mail cache. This cache can also be corrupted in a situation when a search cache on the Exchange server is damaged. Continue reading


Updating iOS 10 beta to public version

My iPhone worked fine on the iOS 10 beta 2. Apple advises it won’t work any of the beta versions of any software, except during the test periods. The phone worked fine from my perspective and being lazy; I didn’t want to perform the update.

A couple of weeks ago though, the phone occasionally prompted with the message “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 10 beta.”. Finally, over the last few days this prompt appeared every time the device was unlocked. Eventually, I decided to upgrade the iOS to the public version.

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Replacing your hard disk with the SSD drive for better performance

The inspiration for today’s article I got after talking with a few buddies on the subject of SSD drives. As I repeated the same story with each of them, I eventually found and today’s topic and got the finished story. Now I want to share it with you.

Some 15 years ago, when I was a contributing author with one local IT weekly, I wrote a whole series of articles on the subject of the computer optimization and speed up. One of the topics was the disk partitioning scheme and how it can affect the computer performance.

And then came new technology based on the memory chips – the Solid State Drives. Many of that old advice is now useless. With this new technology we can improve the computer performance significantly. Continue reading