hardware


A-Z of Computing – D is for Disaster!

D is actually for disaster recovery, but that doesn’t make such an attention grabbing headline! A few years ago I’d have said disaster recovery was only important for businesses – but with so much school and university work being completed electronically, it’s become essential for home users too. What counts as a […]

GMT Solutions: D is for Disaster Recovery

GMT Solutions: C is for Cleaning

A-Z of Computing – C is for Cleaning

Just like everything else in your office or home, your computer needs cleaning – both inside and out. This will help to prolong its life and keep it running smoothly. You wouldn’t believe the state of some computers I’ve seen! I don’t recommend that you open up your PC or laptop to physically […]


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

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 […]

GMT Solutions: IT Support

Children on tablet

Keeping Kids Safe on Tablets

Some lucky children might unwrap a tablet computer on Christmas morning. Although there are toy-style tablets made specifically for children, by Leap, V-Tech and other toy makers, many children will be using one of the more grown up devices such as iPads, Samsung Tabs etc – or they might frequently be pinching Mum […]