OTHER INFORMATION


Here you will find bits of information - some important & some not so, snippets of my opinions - some serious & some not

I also include some recommendations - not always computer related, but things I think are worthy of your consideration. Note I only make suggestions of products that I either use or have used and genuinely consider worth a mention. I do not believe in random adverts all over the place!

NOTE: In most cases you will receive a discount, credit or other benefit if you use the links below - so please use the links below to make sure you get any offers available. You are not committing to anything by clicking the links - but you may well become wiser and better off for doing so!


 

Windows 11 Is Here

No need to rush ....

October 5th and Windows 11 is available - for some*! Waiting a while may not be so bad.

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Windows 11 Is Nearly Here

Should you be bothered? ....

Despite Microsoft saying Windows 10 was to be the last Windows. Windows 11 is being launched 5th October 2021. But there is a host of confusion and will it be worth it?

Read more: Windows 11 Is Nearly Here

Have You Lost Internet?

Don't panic ....

Pretty much all service providers have a blip once in a while that causes you to lose internet - sometimes for seconds, sometimes hours.

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Windows 21 .....

....or 21H1 ...

Actually it's still just Windows 10 and really just quite uneventful. Released 18 May 2021 - you probably wont even know you've got it!

Broadband Speed Check

How fast is your broadband?

Are you getting what you are paying for? Discover the speed of your broadband.

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Remote Computer Support

There is no need to neglect your computer.

Your computer can be maintained without leaving the house. Safe and secure support.

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Windows 20 Is Here

Oh no it's 2009 or 20H2 ...

Either way it's still just Windows 10. This week - 20 Oct 2020 - has seen the release of another Windows upgrade.

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Hard Drives Do Fail

Is your precious data is at risk?

Everything from your photos and documents through to emails and the operating itself are subject to loss should your hard drive fail.

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Windows - Update vs Upgrade

What's the difference?

This is a question that is often asked and sometimes misunderstood.

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Windows 10 - Version 19

Windows 19 is here. No hang on, that's confusing - it's actually 2004. Any clearer?...

Actually as of May 28th 2020 Windows 10 has had it's first upgrade of the year, calling it version 2004.

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Social Media

Hmmmm...

Facebook is the only one that works - and why? .....read on...

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Don't Just Scrap IT

Before you throw out your old computer (or even sell it - the same applies), take a moment to THINK.....

Are all your personal documents, photographs etc still on there - just deleting files and emptying the recycle bin does not remove the data completely .Do you really want them to be accessible to somebody else? Don't become a victim of data theft and ensure that all your information is completely erased.

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Well Meaning Friends ...

Well meaning friends and relatives - we all have them - but beware. I have come across so many problems that have been made ten times worse by those who mean well. So at the first signs of trouble give me a call and don't let something simple become a major problem.

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Mobile Phone Operators

Get a free giffgaff Sim


Mobile phones, networks, data, contracts, plans, packages,.....the list goes on...AND YES I find it boring too! But it needn't be all bad and here is giifgaff that offers a great service that is almost certainly going to save you money - no contracts, no leaving penalties and you can keep your own number at no extra cost.

Internet Service Providers

plusnet 

Unlimited business broadband from £15 a month


ISPs - all as bad as each other? Perhaps - I deal with a lot of problems and some are certainly worth avoiding, whether it be just poor service, convoluted pricing or something else. However I have great experience with plusnet and they have never let me down....and before you say they are not the cheapest  - I just say that sometimes you get what you pay for!