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Windows 10 Are You Ready To Upgrade? Question Should be "Is Window 10 ready to use?"

Windows 10 Are You Ready To Upgrade? Question Should be “Is Window 10 ready to use?”

Microsoft is Going to release windows Ten as an online upgrade to millions of PC users starting in the next 24 hours. We have been watching and participating in the development of this new Operating System and our opinion is that you may well regret jumping in at this point!   This is not because we […]

Windows 10's email app: Our views

Windows 10’s email app: Our views

The release date for Windows 10 is getting closer and closer by the day and even now, the majority of the larger bugs have been squashed by Microsoft. One thing we just can't understand is the lack of features in some of the new 'Metro' or 'Modern' apps. For instance, take a look at the […]

Is your PC offering Windows 10 Free?

Is your PC offering Windows 10 Free?

Microsoft are releasing a new version of the Windows operating system on July 29th. They have not told us how this will be priced, but they have said that any user with a valid existing version of Windows 7,8 or 8.1 will be able to get a free upgrade for the first year of release […]

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Today we have had a whole batch of “Amazon” emails with zip file attachments, oh so convincing (at first glance) and, oh so easy to activate with an un-thinking mouseclick. This email arrived in between me emailing a complaint to an Amazon seller that the product they sent (& for my daughters birthday!), was not […]

fake flash - Our Recommendations

fake flash – Our Recommendations

If you read around the items here you will get a reasonable handle on the problem, we wrote about it here: http://www.cbits.co.uk/ourblog/news/fake-flash-player-update-virus-routers-tp-link/ In essence Malware based on Conduit Search infects a machine, this is then able to alter the search settings in certain routers, on TP-Link (TD-W8901, being common- It’s a huge seller so lots […]

Fake Flash Player Update Virus & Routers (TP-Link) Update 6/3/14

Fake Flash Player Update Virus & Routers (TP-Link) Update 6/3/14

(Updated 6/3/14 am) This malware seems to be being delivered as a "Update to Flash Player", which we now think is changing settings in Routers so that ALL DEVICES on the local network are routing to conduit.com servers, we have seen routers where we set server addresses yesterday, and this morning the router DNS changed […]

My new Bookcase

My new Bookcase

Calibre is my e-library I am using the program “Calibre” created by Kovid Goyal as a “central bookcase” for all my books, which are from now on going to be purchased as “e-books”, and am gradually trying to replace my “back catalogue” (The paper books I have in overflowing bookcases at home!) with digital copies. […]

The importance of .com and .net

The importance of .com and .net

We’ve always known the importance of having a recognisable and memorable domain name. Recently new gTLDs have been released such as .bike, .clothing and .home ; having a unique name loses its meaning. People have always been used to be typing .com .uk .net and .co.uk to reach websites and as new TLDs appear some […]

Nexus Screen cracks spontaneously !! Not Good

Nexus Screen cracks spontaneously !! Not Good

Saturday morning and whilst charging sat on the Desk Michelle’s Nexus simply started to crack up!! Not the first time we have seen this happen, Terry had it happen to an iPad on his desk some months ago, What are “they” NOT TELLING US about these products…. If you look on Google’s forums you will […]

I’m Phoning you on behalf of Microsoft

“Good morning I am calling from Green IT we have been advised by Microsoft that your computer might have a virus”, goodness a virus on my PC ?? “Are you able to go to your PC now and I can talk you through sorting it out” (Fancy Microsoft being concerned about helping little old me […]