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 […]
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 […]
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?
10th December, 2018
Curlew Computers are proud to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the AGM of the North Northumberland branch of NFU Mutual, which takes place on Thursday 13th Dec 2018.
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?
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.
2nd November, 2018
We all love taking shortcuts! Here are some Windows 10 keyboard tips & tricks.