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I think my email account has been hacked, what can I do?

February 17, 2016
I think my email account has been hacked, what can I do? First of all you need to establish, why you think your email account has been hacked or compromised. Ask yourself some of the following questions: Is there unusual activity in your email account? Did the password change, or have you had notification of […]

Do I need to upgrade to Office 2016?

January 5, 2016
Do I need to upgrade to Office 2016? If you currently have an Office 365 subscription which gives you rights to upgrade, then yes. Just login into the Office 365 Portal and upgrade – go to “Setup” and “Download the latest version of Office”. If you are a desktop user and have purchased a retail, […]

Should I use Microsoft’s Office 365 for my business?

December 17, 2015
Should I use Microsoft’s Office 365 for my business? From the outset I have to say that there are comparable products available from other vendors such as Google. Microsoft’s Office 365 solution does become a natural step for any businesses who are using, and who plan to continue using a Microsoft based platform. Here are […]

I keep getting script errors in my browser, how can I fix them?

November 13, 2015
I keep getting script errors in my browser, how can I fix them? If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer for example, then this is the official line – “Script error messages are displayed by Internet Explorer when there is a problem with the JavaScript or VBScript code on the website you are viewing. Occasionally […]

What are some useful short-cuts for Windows 10?

October 2, 2015
What are some useful short-cuts for Windows 10? Keyboard shortcuts are always worth learning to speed up navigation around any Windows product. Windows 10 as some neat features which can speed up productivity when used in combination with your mouse or touchpad. Window snapping for quick and easy placement of application windows – particularly if […]

Should I upgrade to Windows 10 now it’s free?

September 23, 2015
Should I upgrade to Windows 10 now it’s free? Since its official release on July 29th, all eligible operating systems – Win 7, Win8/8.1, can upgrade to Windows 10 within one year – there are some exceptions which are explained on the Microsoft web site. It’s straight forward and easy to do. The usual caveat […]

Why is my broadband so slow?

August 21, 2015
Why is my broadband so slow? Over the past months many people have seen a sharp decrease in ADSL performance locally. As you will have noticed with the large BT fibre roll happening, allot of work is being done to bring faster speeds to enabled areas, but as this work continues, standard broadband is deteriorating, […]

Is there a new Microsoft Office coming out?

July 9, 2015
Is there a new Microsoft Office coming out? There is, and it will be Office 2016 and is now out in preview, and due for launch in the second half of this year. For the first time is designed to work effortlessly between a wide range of devices, including iPad’s, Mac OS X, and Android. […]

When should I change my company’s computer systems?

June 25, 2015
When should I change my company’s computer systems? This is a question we get asked allot. In business you will have predictable daily use. Typically you may run Microsoft Office, a CRM package, Project, Accounting software, and perform internet banking etc. A few drivers can be software upgrades by vendors, the hardware age itself, the […]

How advanced is Artificial Intelligence?

May 2, 2015
How advanced is Artificial Intelligence?   So when you hear the term Artificial Intelligence, your mind may stray to thinking of Sci-Fi characters like “Sonny” in the film “I Robot”, Data from Star Trek, “Marvin, the Paranoid Android”, or even Twiki from Buck Rodgers (yeah you do remember him “BeedeeBeedeeBeedeeBeedee”). Although great strides have been […]

How likely is my business to be hacked?

April 22, 2015
How likely is my business to be hacked? I think the more relevant question is: when is my business going to be hacked? What do we mean by hacking – well the breaking into your business network and stealing business data and information, usually by covert and undetectable means, from inside and out. Cisco’s CEO […]

What is hacking?

March 9, 2015
What is hacking? It seems you can “Hack” just about anything nowadays, and “hacking” is buzz word all over the media. You might have in your mind some stereo typical image of a shady computer geek working in a dark room for long hours over computer code, and for Hollywood that image works just fine. […]

How much does my computer know and share about me with others?

January 6, 2015
How much does my computer know and share about me with others? After some of the latest news reports, many people are worried about the potential issues resulting from smart devices and computers and the use of your data without our knowledge. Yes computers are becoming far more smarter and dare I say more intelligent, […]

I heard that Microsoft has released Windows 10 – what happen to 9?

December 11, 2014
I heard that Microsoft has released Windows 10 – what happen to 9? Microsoft has now revealed it will be releasing Windows 10 in the second half of 2015. The preview is available now and to all intents and purposes it’s starting to restore faith in Microsoft’s ability to make a world beating operating system […]

How safe are internet connected devices?

November 11, 2014
How safe are internet connected devices? With increasing amounts of electronic devices becoming “smart” or internet aware, many people are concerned about the security of these devices if connected to your business or home networks. Increasingly the media is full of reports of “hacking” and manipulating devices to collect personnel data and to exploit security […]

With all the reports of smartphones being hacked, social media accounts compromised, and personal data being stolen from online services and retailers – how safe is my data?

October 17, 2014
With all the reports of smartphones being hacked, social media accounts compromised, and personal data being stolen from online services and retailers – how safe is my data? Companies and organisations that store and use your information have under law the responsibility to protect that data. But as in recent high profile media stories that […]

Am I at threat from Cryptolocker?

September 29, 2014
Am I at threat from Cryptolocker? The simple answer is yes. Cryptolocker based malware and ransomware have been around for some years now. GameoverZeuS and Zeus is one of the latest derivatives that have been hitting the headlines over the last few months as they have been shut down by the NSA, but it is […]

What is the “Internet of Things”?

August 3, 2014
What is the “Internet of Things”? It’s been referred to as the “sixth sense”. The ability for devices to communicate and exchange information between themselves, and to change their behaviour based on our input or the input of others. Just as smart phones and always connected devices have revolutionised the way we communicate, it is […]

Will my Windows XP stop working now Microsoft say “it’s dead”

July 23, 2014
Will my Windows XP stop working now Microsoft say “it’s dead” You may have heard of the Microsoft advertising campaign for Windows – “XP is dead – long live Windows 8!”. What does this mean? Your computer will not stop working overnight. If you are using a computer system with XP on it, you can […]

How do I dispose of my old computer equipment?

June 19, 2014
How do I dispose of my old computer equipment? “Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK” states a gov.uk website. In an effort to recycle and eliminate electrical waste going into landfill, the current WEEE directives issued by EU and UK law, require […]

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