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Something Went Wrong …

I’ve seen this message far too often this last 6 or so months, after Windows 10 tries to apply it’s “fall creators update”.  Something which is usually long on pain, and little on gain.  Despite no doubt, Microsoft’s massive development efforts, there is little evidence of improvements to Windows afterwards.  […]

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GoDaddy – avoid like the plague!!!!!!!!!!

Recently I have been helping a customer of mine to move their services from the american web host GoDaddy. I have to say, after 30 years in IT, I have rarely encountered such a bad service provider.  Highway robbery is quite a polite enterprise in comparison.  These people take money […]

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Windows 10 Autumn Update 2017

In case you are wondering what will happen to your computer when the latest update arrives, here is my experience on one of my computers.  Note the picture says available from October 17th, so this may be too late for everyone. I was notified that the update was ready on […]

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A Night at the Opera …

In my earlier post “Pushed Off the Edge” – I was way too busy expressing horror at the way Edge just “crashed” with no easy fix, that I forgot to mention – all my customer wanted was a web browser that would run several sites that had flash movies or […]

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Annual Security Round-up

It’s that time of year again, when our copy of PC PRO features the annual security suite round-up.  The issue that we just received is labelled January 2018 – this has always been a bit confusing, but that’s the date they are supposed to take the mag. off newsagents shelves, […]

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It ain’t me, Babe

It has come to my attention that there is another entity trading as Harmonix IT, based in Garforth, Leeds 25. Harmonix IT is a trading name only, it is not a registered trade-mark, so all I can currently say is “I thought of it first”, in 2015. Suffice to say, […]

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Pushed off the Edge

Recently, one of my customers asked me to look at the Microsoft Edge browser, as it was crashing as soon as you attempted to search for a web site.  The customer was not massively concerned at this, as he was also using the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers on his […]

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NO MORE EXCUSES

We recently learned that the cost of cybercrime now exceeds the government budget for the NHS by 70 billion pounds! Just to clarify – the UK NHS budget costs £122bn per year, whilst the cost of fraud to the UK economy is now estimated at £192bn per year. That’s quite […]

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Broadband Big Deal is not recommended !!

Who can you trust these days? I was recently pleased to see that a group of people had formed to create a good energy deal, fighting back against the big players like British Gas, EDF and Npower.   I checked the deal against my current supplier, and unfortunately, as I had […]

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My recommended security product just got more expensive – makes you WannaCry (:

For the last 3 years or so, Kaspersky has been the recommended security product for PC’s and laptops.  I make a point of reading the annual PC Pro Security product labs very closely.  It’s somewhat worrying to note that the big high street retailers (the ones, supposedly with “Knowhow”) consistently […]

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