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PC vs Mac

Following on from last weeks' blog... PC or Mac Think back to Windows 98 (if you're old enough to remember), Apples' offering was Mac OS 9, the two operating systems seemed a million miles apart from each other, you chose a side and stuck to it. There were of course a few compatibilities such as […]

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How to buy a new computer ...and not regret it!

Let me start this post off with an old saying... Buy Once... Buy Well... When it comes to buying a new computer there're a few things to consider regarding spec and performance but I always advise the best starting point is to decide on a budget you can afford but don't spend too little as […]

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Is it time to trade in your old computer for a new model?

Is it time to trade in your old computer for a new model? There's often a lot of talk regarding trading in computers whenever a software manufacturer such as Microsoft or Apple decide they're going to put your operating system (e.g. Windows or OS X) out to pasture. The main justification for this is often security […]

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Time for a Defrag?

Your computer's running a little slow... You decide to do a defrag because you've heard this may speed up your PC... But... Do you know what a defrag is? If the answer's no then read on... I like to explain defrag using this simple analogy... Think of Windows as a very untidy store keeper who looks […]

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Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies.

    If you use assistive technologies, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we’ve taken a number of steps to improve the accessibility of Windows 10. To learn more, […]

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Windows Vista support ends April 11th

We never really saw a repeat of the Windows Vista from Microsoft. It was perhaps the most criticized operating system that Microsoft ever came out with and it was quick to move on from there and put it all behind. However, since it was an entirely new iteration, Microsoft had to continue supporting Vista but its time […]

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Microsoft is not the only office...

Microsoft Office was the "go to" for word processing and spreadsheets for many years, while Microsoft Office has evolved into Office 365 the world has not stood still! There are now many alternatives some of which are even free. Apple whilst being able to run MS Office has its own offering known as iWork, and […]

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The curse of unwanted pre-installed software...

When your new PC came off the production line it will have had a cloned harddrive installed which undoubtedly will have been filled to the brim with Crapware (potentially unwanted software). Why is this software pre-installed? ...you might think it's because the manufacturer of your PC is being kind to you by giving you free stuff, […]

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Can't Choose Between Windows or Mac?

Why not try Linux? Created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds Linux is the free alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS. Linux can (in most cases) run on either Mac or PC, there are even some distributions for phone and tablet. Linux is Open Source which means it's free and the source code is open for developers change at […]

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When is a Mac not a Mac? ...when it's a PC

Own a Mac but need to run a Windows program? ...then Boot Camp is one possible solution! “Boot Camp Assistant” is an application found in your “Utilities” folder. Boot Camp allows Microsoft Windows to be installed on your Mac along side OS X or MacOS. Note - You will need a licensed full version of […]

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