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Oh no. Oh no. Your hard drive just died.

You turn your computer on, and all you hear is a strange clicking sound… Uh-oh. One of the things I dread hearing most when I pick up the phone is to hear someone on the other side say “there’s a strange clicking noise coming from my computer”. This happens more often than you would think. When someone says that, it means their hard drive has died and they just...

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iOS8 – Tricky to install?

Many people (including us) were a little surprised to find that Apple’s latest iPhone/iPad operating system needs almost 6GB of free space on the phone in order to install. Most people don’t have that much free space which means it’s time to cull.  Pictures, video, apps … where to start? This is also the most important time to make sure you’ve got at least one...

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Heartbleed – indeed

Well this is interesting. For over two years, there has been a vulnerability in the way that secure websites operate. This affects a large chunk of websites and services on the internet and I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot about it over the coming weeks. The scary part is that it’s impossible to know if anyone has been taking advantage of it. Unsettling to realise that...

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It’s the end of XP as we know it

Windows users who are still using XP, your day has come.  Microsoft officially ends support for your operating system today which means no more system or security updates. Normally that wouldn’t be big news but word is that there could soon be a rash of attacks and malware coming, now that hackers know they’ll be left alone with your computer. Happily, as Windows XP is a very old...

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Microsoft Office for iPad has arrived

Well, that took a while! Have you ever wanted to work on a Word document on your iPad or punch in a few numbers on an Excel spreadsheet? Most people have and it’s been a source of frustration for iPad users. It seems that Microsoft’s new boss has seen the light and has finally released an iPad friendly version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The software is free to install and you can use...

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Cheques are painful

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