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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018!

  🕛 Many thanks for all of your continued support in 2017, and may 2018 be an even better year than last! 🕛 🍻 🥂 🎊 🎻 From all at the Croft! Find out more and get regular updates on Facebook or Twitter

Holiday Opening Times

Festive Opening Times *Week commencing 25th of December 2017* Mon 25 – closed Tues 26 – closed Wed 27 – closed Thurs 28 – 10-2pm Fri 29 – 10-2pm *Week commencing 1st of January 2018* closed all week *Week commencing 8th of January 2018* Mon 8 – 12-2pm Tues 9 […]

online banking

Online Banking

I was listening to the news this morning regarding high street banks closing branches, and the topic of conversation came up about online banking and it’s usefulness.  Article on bank closures I was with RBS until they shut down branches in Callendar and Drymen, and now use online banking more […]

Phone Scam

Phone Scams on the Rise Again

Just to let you know there has been an increase in phone scams since the hacking story hit the news. Opportunistic scammers are using this to suggest your computer has been hacked, and you should pay them to sort it out. Again, please do not let these people on to […]

Stop Your Computer Getting Hacked

There has been a lot of press in the last few days about computer systems being hacked by the MyCry Virus, which has affected the NHS and other organisations. I thought it would be a good idea to go over the best practices to avoid getting your system hacked by […]

IP Configuration Error

Windows 10 computers in recent days have been affected by an IP Configuration error which shows a yellow triangle over your network icon in the task bar. There have been a lot of people left with no internet connection , but following this fix seems to get them up-and-running again. […]

Hard Disk Drive

Upgrading Your Hard Disk Drive

Having had quite a few Hard Disk Drives in for repair recently, I thought I should write an article on replacing your current drive with a Solid State Drive (SSD). There are some advantages and disadvantages which I’ll go in to in a moment, but the basic difference is the […]

Windows 10 Autoupdate Fix

As I wrote back in November Windows have decided to upgrade systems still on Windows 7 or 8 automatically. I personally think this is a step too far, especially when some people have incurred a charge from the broadband provider for going over their data limit, or if in a […]

Broadband Speeds

The following poll/questionnaire is to gather some information on your broadband speed. You can test your speed using this site: www.speedtest.net and note the download speed. Speeds may vary at different times of day, so you could try various tests and get a mean speed. I’ve added extra options at […]

Rural Broadband

Broadband Renewal

I’ve recently gone through the rigmarole of renewing my Broadband contract, and much like your electricity or gas services, it pays to shop around. I’ve been with the same business broadband and phone supplier for over 10 years, and although they don’t reward customer loyalty as such, they will if […]