Tech News: Windows 10 Pricing

Microsoft have yet to disclose the pricing of it’s new OS (Operating System) Windows 10 following the technical preview release earlier this week. However there are rumours within the channel that the update / upgrade will be free to users of Windows 7 & 8. Microsoft seem to be keen …

Tech News: Windows 10 Announced

Yesterday Microsoft announced that their new operating system, Windows 10 will be released late 2015. So here comes the question that I expect I’ll be asked in the shop more than a few times over the next year or so… “What happened to Windows 9”? The answer seems to be …

Tech News: Time To Call Last Orders On Windows 7

Windows 7 will soon end it’s retail and OEM shelf-life.   Up until now we have been able to offer a choice of operating system for new build desktops. Either Windows 7 or Windows 8. However from the end of October 2014 this will no longer be an option as …

Scam Alert: Microsoft Telephone Scam New Angle

The so called “Microsoft Telephone Scam” has been in operation for a few years now. Many of you will be familiar with this phishing scam, you or your friends or family may have fallen victim to this scam. What is it? Firstly – it is nothing to do with Microsoft …

Info: HDMI Cables – How Much?

An interesting article appeared on BBC’s Watchdog program about HDMI cables, which underlines what I have been informing our customers for a few years now. Major retailers have been deliberately causing misconception about the performance differences with HDMI cables for years. In the shop I am often asked how I am …

News: CryptoLocker and Gameover Zeus

The CryptoLocker and Gameover Zeus virus’s have made national news headlines this week. Both of these virus’s have been around for some time now and I have dealt with computers in the repair shop that have been infected. What seems unusual about this current threat is that two completely different virus’s …

News: Ransom Virus Hits iPhones & iPads

Apple devices are being targeted by a Ransomware virus. The “Olig Pliss” virus locks devices and demands that the owner pays a ransom to have their devices unlocked. This all sounds very familiar. Recently the “Cryptolocker” ransomware trojan virus infected Windows computers demanding bit-coin payments to have files decrypted. The …

News: eBay Cyber Attack

Internet Security Alert Users of eBay are being reminded to change their passwords for the site following a hack into their system. If any of our customers use eBay we recommend following the advice and logging in to change your passwords. If you use eBay and use the same password for …