13/08/21 In Recent IT News there have been several vulnerabilities found in the Windows print spooler. One of the Windows updates KB5005652 helps to reduce the risk by preventing limited users from installing printer drivers
21/07/21 Microsoft have announced that Windows 11 will be released later this year. Are you thinking of upgrading? Contact us and we can find out if your system is compatible
13/10/20 Our website has a new online chat feature, give it a try today! Just click the person on the bottom left.
21/08/20 Microsoft have announced that the next major version of Office will be released mid-2021.
21/07/20 Our office has re-opened today! Our new opening hours at our shop are Monday to Friday 9:30am – 1:00pm.
14/02/20 We have received several reports from our users that they are getting popups such as fake news and ransomware while browsing the internet.
These are caused by browser push notifications on compromised websites. Our advice is to only accept notifications from websites which you trust, and always make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software. Feel free to contact us and we can check to make sure your system is secure.
14/01/20 Microsoft have officially ended support for Windows 7. Feel free to contact us and we can assist with upgrading your PC to Windows 10.
11/10/19 Apple have released the macOS Catalina operating system. If you are running a supported Apple device you will be prompted to install this update. It’s also a good idea to make sure your data is backed up before installing this update.
Feel free to contact us and we can help with any questions about data backup and software updates.
28/08/19 Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 starting January 14th 2020. After this date Microsoft will stop releasing important security updates for the outdated software.
Feel free to contact us and we can assist with upgrading your PC to Windows 10
19/07/19 Apple have announced a re-design of the keyboard part in their new MacBook laptops. The old ‘butterfly’ design was prone to failure which many users have experienced.
21/06/19 Apple have announced a battery replacement program for a specific range of their 13″ MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar model) laptops manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. The fault may cause the built-in battery to expand. If you own this model of laptop you should contact Apple to arrange a repair.
21/05/19 It has been reported that a security flaw has been found in the popular WhatsApp app. This app is used for making calls from mobile devices (such as phones and tablets) via the internet. In order to stay protected the best advice is to make sure your device app is up to date.
Feel free to contact us and we can help with any IT-related security questions.
13/05/19 Microsoft will be releasing an update to Windows 10 this month. Windows 10 update version 1903 (May 2019 update) adds several important security and bug-fixes. If you use Windows 10 this will be automatically downloaded and installed.
17/04/19 We have experienced an issue with Windows computers that have installed the Microsoft update patch KB4493471. This software update may conflict with some anti-virus programs, leading to a blank screen when the PC is switched on.
Feel free to contact us and we can provide support for this
25/03/19 Falling prices mean solid state drives are becoming more affordable. A solid state drive (SSD) is used to store data in computers. An SSD can transfer data much faster than a traditional hard drive. If you are looking to improve the speed of your system we can assist with the data transfer and installation of a SSD in your machine.
26/02/19 A new format of SD card has been announced. SD cards are used for storing data in devices such as computers, cameras, phones.
With microSD Express these storage devices will be much faster and consume less power.