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Custom-Built Machines

Do you need a new PC? Is it time for an upgrade? Perhaps you should think about getting a custom built machine. Be it a workstation, a home PC, or an all-out gaming machine – going with a custom built PC has immense benefits. We can define your Processor, RAM, Hard Drive, and Graphics, all […]

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Hard Drives Die

What is the Hard Drive? That’s an easy one. The Hard Drive is the part of a device (be it PC, Mac, Android, IPhone, Tablet, IPad) where all of your important data is stored. Today data is everything.  Desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos to name a few examples. What we don’t realise is […]

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Protect Yourself Against Ransomware

Back up your files Back up files regularly – including documents, photos and videos. The best option is to back up to an external Hard Drive. This can be done on a daily basis keeping your backup recent and relevant.  It is also a good idea to back up to the cloud. Having two backup […]

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Is Your Mac Secure

The age old adage that, ‘It’s a Mac, it doesn’t get viruses’ Is becoming more and more difficult to justify. Mac’s are built on a Linux code which means – Yes, they are less likely to get viruses, but this hasn’t held true in the present day. These days it seems that Mac’s are also […]

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PC Warrant of Fitness

Every now and then your system needs a check-up. It’s very similar to your car needing its warrant of fitness. In time things deteriorate and to keep things running smoothly, it’s good to get someone on board with some expertise in the area of computer care.  What’s involved? Clean out all temporary data Erase browsing […]

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Keep Ahead in the Cloud

  The concept of cloud computing has been around for a while now. We’ve all heard of it, but not all of us know what it is. There is this notion residing in our minds of a place in the ether where everything appears from and disappears to. However this isn’t exactly the case. Cloud […]

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The Importance of Backup

  Everyone knows how important their data is. Whether it is business or personal, it’s a person’s worst nightmare to have their data permanently erased. From critical professional data to all of your family memories, we need to know that our data is protected. If your drive fails, you have a very limited amount of […]

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The Installation and the Verdict

  OK so after a little bit of coaxing – I got the Windows 10 download to initiate. The download is about 2.7 GB so allow time for the download and check your bandwidth to make sure you’re not going to run over your limit. Immediately after the download an installation preparation wizard ran. Then […]

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Solid State Drives

  For a long time the standard HDD or Hard Disk Drive has been the main form of storage for Desktop, Laptop and Notebooks. It is cost effective, both in terms of price and size of storage space. Recently there has been a change in the trend with the arrival of the SSD or Solid […]

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Windows 10 – An update

Windows 7 and windows 8.1 users are now beginning to see a ‘Get Windows 10’ icon in there system tray. This can be used to reserve a copy of Windows 10 for when it is released on the 29th July 2015. The download size is about 3 GB.  Reserving yourself will enable you to download […]