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Windows 10

Microsoft starts forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to update to Windows 10

Users who stick with the older software will knowingly expose themselves to cybercriminals. Information courtesy of The Independent Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers running certain new chipsets. The company announced plans last January to block next-generation Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors from system updates on older versions of … Continue reading Microsoft starts forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to update to Windows 10

Windows 10 Phone

Microsoft confirms the Windows 10 Creators Update will only come to 13 Windows phones

Information courtesy of WindowsCentral.com Microsoft today confirmed murmurings that the Windows 10 Creators Update will only officially roll out to a limited batch of supported Windows phones.  As detailed in the release notes for the latest Mobile Insider build, the list includes a total of 13 Windows phones that will be officially supported at the … Continue reading Microsoft confirms the Windows 10 Creators Update will only come to 13 Windows phones

Which Speedtest

New Which? Broadband Speedtest Tool

New Which? Broadband Speedtest Tool Information courtesy of thesun.co.uk TAKE THE TEST How fast is your broadband? New tool exposes speeds as Which? reveals MILLIONS suffer from bad connections. The test reveals your broadband speed and helps you complain to your provider if it’s not up to scratch By Tara Evans, Digital Consumer Editor 5th … Continue reading New Which? Broadband Speedtest Tool

Windows 10

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available Information courtesy of ExtremeTech 10/01/17 Officially, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ended six months ago. Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license is free to do so.

Scam Call

Call Centre Scam Activity Increase

Call Centre Scam Activity Increase Although we have brought this to our customers attention on several occasions we are still encountering people who are getting hit by this. One customer is getting an average of 3 calls every week and in most cases they are claiming to be Microsoft and TalkTalk Some time ago TalkTalk … Continue reading Call Centre Scam Activity Increase

Ransomeware

What Is Ransomware?

What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is the result of a small virus type programme that can be unknowingly downloaded on your PC that when activated encrypts all your data (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos etc.) Once encrypted it can only be unencrypted by you paying the ransom and hoping your data will be unlocked. When the original … Continue reading What Is Ransomware?