Computing Group – Meeting Held on 9th August 2018

Meeting Content

Subjects covered:

  • The importance of Backing-Up your internal hard-drives
  • Improve your internet performance
  • Caching - What it is, how it works and why it’s very useful!

A little detail on the meeting…


The meeting had two parts: Gary Tomlin covered how to back up your internal hard drive on a pc with Windows OS; he also explained how to improve the performance of your internet connection. Tony Darbyshire explained how to back up your internal hard drive on a Mac, using the program known as Time Machine. We also covered the details of ‘Caching’. The cache is a section of your computer's memory where your temporary internet files are stored. Saving internet files is your computer's way of speeding up the process of opening web pages. (This way the computer shows the pages as already stored in memory, rather than go out the Web and get it again). Those who weren't able to attend can also benefit from knowing about the meeting content.