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Upgrade to an SSD

 Should I upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD) … On older machines, it's always a question of … 'Do I buy a new machine or can I upgrade the speed of my old one and keep it running for a few more years?' Newer machines still sometimes have old style hard drives. If you require more storage space, you can usually upgrade now to an SSD and it's ...

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Clicking Hard Drive?

Why is my hard drive making a clicking noise?
   You're listening intently to your computer and you can hear the dreaded clicking noise.  Unfortunately, this means that your hard drive has a bad or failed part inside of it. Think of a record player and you will be able to visualise your internal hard drive.  The a...

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MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program

Do you have a 13" MacBook Pro?Apple have stated that a small percentage of their 13" MacBook Pro displays may exhibit one or more of the following behaviours: Display backlight continuously or intermittently shows vertical bright areas along the entire bottom of the screenDisplay backlight stops working completelyAffected devices were sold between ...

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Router / Internet connection not working

 If you have no internet working, check your router first before ringing your internet provider. Make sure your Pc or Laptop is connected to wifi or cabled Ensure that the aeroplane symbol isn't showing down the bottom right near the clock (this is flight mode)Does your Router have a Red light? if so, this usually means the router isn't c...

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How to import Windows Live Mail into EM Client

There are various write ups and information online about import WLM into EM Client or other softwares and they are all incorrect and result in failure, and now that Windows Live Mail will not even install anymore, it makes it even harder to do.Luckily we have found a way mixing various techniques and adding our own polish. You can do this without i...

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How to create safer passwords

I don't know about you, it seems like anything you want to do online these days requires a username and password.Then it's the dreaded make sure it's got a capital letter, got to add in some numbers, and now the special characters have made an appearance. On top of all that you've got to be able to remember it for next time. If you're like me, you ...

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We love ESET Internet Security

For 10 years we've been using ESET Antivirus and more recently ESET Internet Security ourselves both at work & home, and only have praise for the product. ESET may not be a household name like Norton or McAfee but has had a good reputation amongst the IT community, businesses and techies in general for as long as I can remember. Why? Here are a...

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Ricoh Copier Scan to folder SMB issue

Ricoh have issues with Vista, windows 7,8 and 10 when it comes to sending scans to a folder. You can either send to Email or fix the issue with SMB.Microsoft decided a few years ago to turn off SMB1.0 for security reasons and moved everyone to SMB2. This means if your MFC hasn't had a firmware update for a while, the liklihood is that you now can't...

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Apple - There's More In The Making

iPad Pro All new. All screen. All powerful.   Apple completely redesigned and packed with their most advanced technology, including an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Face ID and an A12X Bionic chip, and introducing the new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio. It's the biggest change to iPad since, well the iPad. MacBook Air Lightness st...

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