Computer Support for Northumberland
Keeping IT Simple!
01670 432 324
0759 666 4626

 

Do you have a .co.uk Domain?

Do you have a .co.uk Domain?

5th May, 2019


If you already have a .co.uk Domain Name for your website, such as curlewpc.co.uk, did you know that shorter Domain Names are available, using only .uk, instead of .co.uk? We already use the .uk equivalent. So, if you click the link for https://www.curlewpc.co.uk you will see in the browser’s address bar that you’ve been redirected to https://www.curlewpc.uk. Why does this make a difference? The shorter your Domain Name the easier it is to enter into a browser. Also, rather than getting bogged down with .co.uk, or .me.uk, or .org.uk, etc etc, the one .uk Domain Name will be simpler. Not […]


Continue Reading

Great coffee & cake!

Great coffee & cake!

4th March, 2019


To help us to cover the whole of Northumberland, with great computer support services, my partner and I have just moved to the lovely village of Felton, which is very centrally located, just north of Morpeth. I was very pleasantly surprised to get a call, late one Friday afternoon, from the iconic Running Fox café in the village. The network cabling had failed at some point between the downstairs and upstairs, meaning that one of the tills, and the office PCs, were unable to communicate with the rest of the network. In such a busy establishment smooth running of the […]


Continue Reading

Smartphone and water

What to do if your smartphone gets wet

8th January, 2019


What do you do if you drop your smartphone in water? A puddle, the sink, or heaven forbid, the loo? Did it go under the water, even for a short time, or does it just have a few splashes of rain on the screen? Newer smartphones claim to be waterproof, but are most likely only splash-proof. Do you want to test yours? Are you feeling lucky?


Continue Reading

Is your PC protected from phishing?

Gone phishing…

9th November, 2018


Most of us have had the phone call from "Alan from Microsoft", or similar, who claims that he has spotted a problem on your computer. These are known as "phishing" calls. In these days of Remote Computer Support, and Big Brother surveillance, it sounds plausible, doesn't it. Microsoft may well be tracking your computer to help you to fix it, right?


Continue Reading

Google One

Google Drive to become Google One

5th November, 2018


Coming to a computer near you, very soon, is "Google One". Initially it will only be available to you if you already have a paid-for Google Drive account. Your account will be migrated seamlessly, once it is offered in the UK.


Continue Reading