Big brother is watching YOU!

There’s been a bit of a flutter about the latest Investigatory Powers Act.  It means we will no longer be a free country – but one where any part of the government can look at our private computers and see what we’ve been looking at. And that’s ANY part of the...

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Whose systems are your staff using?

What happens when your internal systems don’t do what your staff want them to?  Any slightly computer literate employee will look for a usable solution.  This can result in all kinds of chaos! Some of your staff are using Dropbox to share work; while others are using...

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Revolutionising finance

You have probably heard of BitCoin, but how does it work? BitCoin is a totally virtual currency generated by a mathematical equation.  Early investers in BitCoin got their currency at a low cost, but now it’s gained credibility, it’s become a stable currency, more...

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Getting better connected

There’s been a lot in the media about mobile phone coverage and how much better foreign travellers as they skip to the network with the best signal as they move from place to place.  Meanwhile UK residents have to put up with the best that their chosen network can...

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Zombies are about

It may be appropriate that a zombie network was created at Hallow’een time, but a host of well-known websites like Gov, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, SoundCloud and PayPal didn’t see it as a Hallow’een prank!  On 21st October, some hackers gained  access to a vast number...

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Are you sleeping well?

The stats say that, on average, it takes 7 minutes to fall asleep, but people who have electronic gadgets in the bedroom often find it takes much longer. If you’ve got a tablet or smartphone in the bedroom and you’re checking emails, playing games or watching films...

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How to get the best from your IT support team

When you sign up to an IT support service it is usually perceived as the number to call when things go wrong, but it should be much more than that.  A good IT support company will help you to achieve your business goals. The problem is that most companies never think...

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Clever nerds or crafty thieves?

A bunch of nerds came up with some coding that developed into the Kodi box (formerly the Xbox Media Center)– which is a media centre box that the viewing public took to quickly. The box comes pre-loaded with films and boxed sets and lets the purchaser watch live TV,...

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‘There’s something wrong with my computer!’

When you understand technology some things seem ‘obvious’.  When you’re not a techie it’s easy to overlook things. These are some of the frequent support requests we get: My laptop won’t connect to the WiFi The reason for this is usually that the user needs to press...

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