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A-Z of Computing – B is for Backup

After A, it’s no surprise that we’ve arrived at B – for backup. This is probably one of the easiest things you can do to safeguard your data, but if I had a pound for every time someone told me (after their PC failed) that they didn’t have a backup – well, […]

GMT Solutions: B is for Backup

GMT Solutions: A is for Anti-virus

A-Z of Computing – A is for Antivirus

Welcome to my new series on the essentials of computing, one letter at a time. Let’s start at the beginning – A is for Antivirus. To me, antivirus is as essential as having seatbelts in a car. You wouldn’t think of taking your children out for a drive without making sure their seatbelts […]

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 […]

Social Media – not just for selfies!

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – social media isn’t just for tech-savvy teenagers, but can be useful in the business world too. It’s not just for sharing selfies and pictures of your dinner, but can help you connect with your customers in a way that wasn’t possible before. If you’re a creative business, Instagram […]

GMT Solutions: Social Media

Christmas Shopping Online

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 […]

GMT Solutions: Windows 10

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 […]