News & Blog

  • Student Laptop Buying Tips

    Many students going back to school this fall will need a new laptop, not only for their schoolwork but for after-school R&R. There are literally thousands of laptops on the market, so what should you be looking for? Here are some quick and simple pointers: Screen size: Students tend to prefer 13 or 14 inch […]

  • Question of the Month – September

    Question: Can data be lost if a USB drive is unplugged before it’s ejected? Answer: Many of us tend to simply pull USB sticks out of our computers and ignore the warning we receive from the system telling us the USB drive has not been safely removed. After all, we’ve done it hundreds of times […]

  • News Bytes – September

    400 Suspensions and a Ban for Facebook Apps Facebook has announced that, as a result of its investigations into thousands of apps post-Cambridge Analytica, it has suspended 400 and banned one outright. myPersonality has been banned after refusing to be audited; Facebook says it has evidence that the company was sharing information with researchers and […]

  • Is Your Employees’ Use of Smartphones in the Workplace Putting Your Business at Risk?

    Many employees like to bring their own smartphones, tablets, etc. into work and use them for work purposes – it’s a lot more convenient than having to carry two of everything all the time! Using your own device has become even more commonplace in the last two years. However, despite these trends, on face value, […]

  • How to Tell if a Computer is Dying

    Sadly, as much as we love them, our devices won’t live forever. Whether it’s age, mechanical failure or accidental damage, they’ll all go eventually. If it’s mechanical failure or old age your gadget’s up against, we can help and there are some tell-tale signs that your PC is struggling. We’ve put together a list of […]

  • How to Establish a Paperless Office

    In business, we’re still very reliant on paper. Why, though? Mountains of paperwork create storage issues, are impossible to recover if lost and are expensive to distribute. Today’s technology has made it possible for businesses to cut back, or even stop, their dependence on paper. We’ve put together some of our top tips for working […]

  • News Bytes – August

    Amazon Prime Day record Sales despite Glitches Although it encountered a raft of issues, Amazon is yet again celebrating a successful Prime Day. The storm, however, may still be raging. According to Amazon, the first ten hours of Prime Day grew faster than last year. In the initial four hours, Amazon sold 54% more than […]

  • Question of the Month – August

    Question: Wireless access points and wireless routers – what’s the difference? Answer: People often ask what the difference is between a router, a wireless router and an access point. And if they don’t ask what the difference is, they ask which one they need. Let’s first look at routers. Routers take information from one port […]

  • Using Reddit for Content Marketing

    With so many social media platforms out there, we’re never short of ways to reach our followers and customers. Although many of these platforms are similar to one another, Reddit is fairly new to the party and has brought with it a fresh new offering. As an interesting content marketing opportunity, we thought we’d offer […]

  • News Bytes – July

    Facebook’s Fight against Fake News Facebook has just announced new initiatives to prevent the dissemination of fake news on its platform. In addition to using technological devices and human input to recognize and delete counterfeit accounts, they will be employing fact checkers and educating users on how to identify fake news. Facebook’s program will also […]

  • Apple Introduces a New iPhone Privacy Feature

    A number of controversies have emerged in recent years in relation to Apple’s refusal to release material of interest as part of criminal investigations. Police and other law enforcement agencies feel they should have the right to access evidence stored on phones, while Apple is adamant that releasing such evidence would breach its customers’ rights […]