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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 […]

Microcroft Tech Tips

Tech Tips March 16

“I’m calling from Microsoft” Unfortunately, the scammers are still calling pretending to be from Microsoft etc, and doing some really nasty things when you refuse to give them money – like deleting all your files and password protecting your computer so you can no longer get access. Please remember: Microsoft […]

holiday drop-off

Holiday Computer Drop-Off

If you are planning on jetting away this year, remember we still provide our  “Holiday Computer Drop-Off‘ service where we will look after your computer while you are away, running any clean-ups, checks, repairs or upgrades you request and have it ready for you on your return! Just Email or […]