Computers


Internet and Phone Scams

I could write a book on internet scams! I’m sure most readers have received an e-mail informing them that a long lost relative died with a fortune of millions – or that a Nigerian prince needs your help to transfer his money and will reward you… There are a couple of more […]

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

GMT Solutions: Broadband 101

Broadband 101

High speed broadband has finally come to Newent, so we’re here to decipher the jargon from the internet providers, and help you tell your ADSL from your Cable from your Fibre. These are all terms for different types of broadband: ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is the type of broadband most of […]


Christmas Computing

I’m writing this in November, but the shops are already stocking mince pies and selection boxes, so it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas. If your children (or adults) have asked for electronics for Christmas, here’s a quick guide: 1. Laptop Laptops are now more popular than desktops […]

Christmas Shopping Online

Windows 10 is free – what’s the deal?

It’s time for techy types to get excited – Microsoft are releasing a new version of Windows. Yes, that’s what passes for exciting in this office! On 29th July, Windows 10 will be released for download, and for many home and business users it will be available for free. You […]

GMT Solutions: Windows 10

GMT Solutions: Websites

Protecting Your Website

Yes, you did read that correctly! Normally IT pros are talking about how to protect your computer from some of the nasty or annoying things that can come from websites, but this time I want to tell you how to protect your website. Put simply, a website is a collection […]


System Recovery

There’s certain things in life that give you a sinking feeling – the realisation that you left the back door open, the car parking has run out, or one I commonly see, your computer has gone wrong and you have no backup. What can you do then? If you’re reading […]

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

GMT Solutions: IT Support

IT Support 101

When asked what I do for a living, and replying “IT Support”, lots of people then ask whether that is really needed these days. After all, most people can use a computer, and there’s an “expert” living on every street. The answer is yes – particularly for business, but also […]