Video Blog – AMD Ryzen Review

Video Blog – Product Review – AMD Ryzen 5 AM4 CPU This week we test out AMD’s new Ryzen processor. A serious contender in the gaming market and this should give Intel a real run for their money.                

Telephone Scam Alert – Sky TV

The telephone scams which appear to be run from South-East Asia have evolved into many different forms. The latest that we are hearing from our customers seem to be moving away from the usual “This is Microsoft calling”, or “this is TalkTalk” claiming to fix problems with your computer or …

BBC Reports On Telephone Scam Call Centres

The BBC this week published a “behind the scenes” report from the telephone call centres in South East Asia responsible for the increasing problem of telephone scams. The report focuses on TalkTalk customers being scammed which I think is a little unfair on TalkTalk as this problem is far greater. …

Video Blog – Fake Microsoft Virus Scam

The Fake Microsoft Virus Scam This old chestnut is doing the rounds again and we are seeing an increase in users falling victim to this scam. The original scam basically involved scammers calling you up pretending to be Microsoft, taking control of your computer and implanting malware and locking you …

Would You Like An Eavesdropping Robot For Christmas?

Amazon’s new Echo device has reignited the debate about data privacy. I’ll try and be careful how I word this post. The purpose is not to put you off buying one of these devices, instead to highlight the ongoing debate about Data Science. Firstly What Is It? Amazon have released …

Beware Of Latest iPhone Phishing Scam

Phishing Scams By Text Another new phishing scam is being reported. This time targeting Apple iPhones. This particular scam reaches users by text message. The text will suggest that your Apple ID will be deactivated unless you sign in again by clicking the link. Of course when you click the …

One Drive Free Storage Changes

Tech News: Microsoft Announce One Drive Free Cloud Storage Limit To Change This week Microsoft has announced that it will lower the amount of free storage from 15GB down to 5GB. If you use more than this, charges will apply from July 27th 2016. This date is the same week …

Malware vs Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise. This kind of virus has been around for a while but really hit the headlines around 2013 when the virus known as CryptoLocker infected computer systems around the world. Since then we have seen various copy-cat virus’s that act in the same way. What is …

Locky Virus Update – Disconnect External Drives

The new “Locky” virus acts in a similar way to other ransom-ware virus’. Your computer gets infected / your files are all encrypted / if you want your documents or photos back – pay the ransom. (usually a few hundred pounds). There is a risk that at the point of …

Windows 10 Forced Upgrade is in the post!

OK we have known for a while that Microsoft will eventually roll out the forced upgrade to systems running Windows 7 & Windows 8.1. They have started to roll this out gradually so whether you opted not to take the upgrade or postpone til later, you may soon have no …