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!


 

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 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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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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Beware Bogus & Hoax Calls

This particular type of SCAM continues to do the rounds.

A seemingly genuine phone offering to resolve computer problems call has resulted in many people being been duped in to parting with money - DON'T GET CAUGHT!

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Social Media

Hmmmm...

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

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Windows 10 - Version 18

November 2019 - Windows 18 has arrived.....

Well, not quite - just the 2nd 'upgrade' of the year for Windows 10 - making version 9! With Microsoft at one time saying things like this will be their last operating system i.e. no windows 11 etc. it can be a little hard to understand - after all, since its release in 2015 and the twice-a-year upgrades, by my reckoning, we will effectively be on Windows 10 version 9....

Perhaps we should just call this release Windows 18 and be done with?

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!

Windows XP End of Life

Windows XP reached END OF LIFE: on 8th April 2014. Windows XP is longer supported by Microsoft and has effectively been consigned to a previous era. So what does this mean and what should you do?

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Windows Vista End of Life

Windows Vista reached END OF LIFE: on 11th April 2017. Windows Vista is longer supported by Microsoft and unlike Windows XP I don't think Vista will be missed by many. However if you are still using Vista then what does this mean for you?

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No It IS NOT an iPad

Ok so this more of a rant then anything else - nothing more!

Lets get one thing straight:

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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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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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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.

Electric Companies

bulb


Every year or so I found myself searching for the best possible deals - some fixed - some not, some long-term, some short-term (sadly they all come at a cost!) but I have found Bulb to be amongst the best offerings out there and have been very happy with their service. Take look and get some free electricity!