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What to consider before you buy a new computer

When you’re shopping for a new computer, we know it’s a bit of a minefield. We also know that some of the technical terms on the specifications aren’t very self-explanatory unless you know what you’re looking for. We’ve come up with a few things for you to think about and help you decide what you […]

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Should I use public Wi-Fi?

We all love to be connected when we are out and about without racking up hefty data bills, so free public Wi-Fi networks can be invaluable. But we’ve all heard warnings about hackers preying on users of public Wi-Fi networks to deploy malware, steal data etc. So should you use public networks? Yes. If there […]

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How to improve your password: 10 tips

We know you’ve heard it a million times already, but choosing a strong password really is important. Passwords protect your computer, online accounts, data and stop your ID or funds being used by cybercriminals. But, we also know how easy it is to fall into the trap of using your pet’s name or the ever […]

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Why is it so important to keep my device up to date?

You’re probably familiar with the messages that pop up on your device screen every now and then telling you that it is time for an update. Most mobile device manufacturers release several software updates a year and you’ll probably find out that your apps are updated much more frequently. Like so many of us out […]

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Home Support Contracts

Does your home computer give you problems? Or do you just need a bit of help and advice with it from time to time? We know how frustrating it can be when your computer doesn’t do what you want it to… from the kids’ homework, to booking a holiday, it can really set you back […]

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How to spot spam/ phishing emails

If you’re lucky, your email server has probably become fairly good at spotting spam emails. But sometimes you’ll still see the odd suspicious email arriving in your inbox. So how can you tell if an email is real or not?   Look at the email address. Has this person ever emailed you before? If the […]

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Backups: why, how and what should you be backing up?

Do you backup your stuff? No…? Or maybe you only backup your photos? Well maybe you should reconsider… Why should you bother with backups? Backups protect you from data loss in the event of software or hardware failure on your computer. If things are backed up, it’s really easy for you (or your friendly IT […]

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Our 5 Point Computer Health Check

We know how frustrating it is when your computer lets you down. Whether it’s used for work, homework, photos, shopping or just websurfing; we all rely on our computers. That’s why we’ve come up with our 5 Point Computer Health Check – our technicians will ensure that your computer is fighting fit and up to […]

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Do I really need antivirus on my computer?

You’ll often hear people in the computing world talking about antivirus and how important it is to have. But I bet you’ve always presumed that what you do on your computer isn’t important enough to need antivirus… In fact, every single computer and internet user needs to have some antivirus protection – regardless of what […]