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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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Windows 10 – Creators Update

Described by many reviewers as a minor major update, the creators update is still arriving to a bemused public.  A definite improvement over previous versions, but containing nothing earth shattering – not that we would want that 🙂   I like the new privacy options given during setup -much clearer […]

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Small Business Support

working mainly with organisations that don’t yet have a dedicated IT person, I can provide a range of services from regular support, either contracted or on-demand, sourcing of IT hardware and software to your specifications, upgrades, migrations and many other IT related functions gained from over 20 years of experience […]

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Home / Domestic PC’s

I provide support for home IT users from PC’s to tablets, broadband, printing and home entertainment integration. (Plugging it all into your telly). I can give buying advice, and support with broadband connections, wireless networking, fault finding, security and anti-virus issues, PC and laptop upgrades and replacement, back-up, storage, NAS, […]

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Un-google? ha ha

Back in January, I wrote of un-googling.  This was before I changed my phone from a Windows 10 driven thing to an Android device.  To say it was a big improvement is an understatement.  Next shock, after struggling with a private email server for some time, I realised that the […]

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Windows 10 – 1st Anniversary – I’m not celebrating :( (Updated!!)

I have to say, after a year of using Windows 10, I’m somewhere I never expected to be – I can no longer recommend the current version of Microsoft Windows for my customers.  Never thought I would be saying that, but the operating system simply isn’t good enough. My main […]

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A Conscious un-googling

Some time before Christmas I noticed Google chrome was running increasingly slow on some of my windows computers. Then it began hanging altogether. After this happened a few times, I downloaded Firefox and switched to that as my main browser of choice. Back came the speed I remembered. Then, I […]

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Windows 10 – four months on

So, windows 10 has been with us, officially for over 4 months. Mainly well received in the press as Microsoft’s “Make or break” operating system I’ve now installed it many times on a variety of computers, either as a fresh installation or as an upgrade. Long enough to develop a […]

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