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Warp Factor 9 Mr. Scott... SSD vs HDD

SSD vs HDD... What are they? ...and what's the difference? According to Wikipedia an SSD (Solid State Drive) is: A solid-state drive (SSD, also known as a solid-state disk[1][2][3]) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology primarily uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output (I/O) hard disk drives, which permit simple replacements in common applications.[4] Additionally, new I/O […]

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AntiVirus Software... Don't get ripped off!

When it comes to protecting your PC from viruses and malware there are many differing opinions out there, but many either come with hidden engenders or are simply ill-advised. Many computer manufacturers and retailers either pay to have their software pre-installed on your new PC, or get paid commission to sell the software, it's big […]

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Say hello to Siri on your Mac

Say hello to Siri on your Mac macOS Sierra will be landing in the UK around 18:00 tomorrow evening. Book your upgrade with The Computer Wiz by calling 01553 660941 or email help@www.cpwiz.co.uk.  What's all the fuss about? macOS Sierra main features & enhancements: Siri on your desktop.  Copy on one device. Paste on another. Auto Unlock with Apple Watch. iCloud […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary Microsoft Windows

Yup, time really does fly and today, 20th November 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the launch of Windows 1.0. This was Microsoft’s first stab at a multi-tasking graphical user interface and had four versions. 1.02 was released in May the following year with the final version 1.04 coming out in April 1987. The GUI, […]

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Still using AVG Antivirus software? STOP!!!

Over the past few months I've found myself fixing virus-riddled machines which have had AVG Antivirus installed on them, it doesn't seem to matter if it's the free or paid versions, all I can say is for some reason AVG keeps letting the nasties through. My advice would be to uninstall AVG NOW and replace […]

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