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Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" We repeat Our Advice: Stop and Think!

Windows 10 “Free Upgrade” We repeat Our Advice: Stop and Think!

Windows 10 has been released to over 150 countries across the world¬†just less than 4 weeks ago. Although this upgrade is free to most Windows users (those running Windows 7 or 8.1), we don’t think the upgrade is worth doing at this point –¬†leave the testing to the testers, we say. Today, we had a […]

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 […]

Three ? ..in touch??  .. I should coco!

Three ? ..in touch?? .. I should coco!

We use three.co.uk on our phones and tablets for two main reasons; They give “all you can eat data” They have the best broadband coverage in rural areas of any provider, (any fool can have coverage in the cities or you can find a nearby wi-fi) These are two massive pro’s – unfortunately the list […]

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. […]

Media Centre Computer

Over a year ago, my family were thinking about buying a hard drive recorder for the sitting room to record the TV that we would not be able to see otherwise. We were still just getting four channels from an analogue signal at the time. We went into some shops and tried to find out […]

To be 7, or not?

To be 7, or not?

Windows 7 is it another Disasta (Vista)? and, Should you upgrade to Windows 7? As you may know we have all been pretty unimpressed by Microsoft’s Vista operating system, and despite them claiming it to be a great success the fact that within 2 years they are releasing a new Operating System whereas the previous […]

Browser Wars

Browser Wars

Which is the best browser out there? Here are some of our opinions and thoughts… Adam: Mozila Firefox My preferred browser is Mozilla Firefox, although I admit I haven’t had much experience with Opera or Chrome. Internet Explorer, in my opinion, is the worst of the lot. In my experience, it has been the slowest […]