World Backup Day

Did you know that World Backup day is fast approaching?  It is on Thurday 31st March. Don’t be an April Fool.  ensure your files are all backed up! WHAT IS A BACKUP? A data back up is a second copy…

The Best Upgrade You Can Do!

We don’t say this lightly, but if you have a computer or laptop which is running slowly or a few years old you might think you have to replace it. You don’t! There is a better option. All you need…

Computer Backup

Stop for a moment and think what you have got saved on your computer or laptop. Precious photos, work documents, files full of important information; the list goes on. Now think how you would feel if your hard drive was…

CE Mark and C E Mark

When buying replacement chargers for laptop, phones all tablets, is important to make sure that it has a CE mark on it to ensure it’s safe to use. But there are two types of CE mark on is Conformité Européene…

It’s Official We Are Now Official ‘Microsoft Registered Refurbisher!’

Now an Official ‘Microsoft Registered Refurbisher!’ The New Year has started with a bang here at Cumbria Computer Repairs after our official recognition as a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher! This is big news indeed as refurbishers that show the type of…

Christmas Opening Hours 2013

Merry Christmas. We will be closed from 3pm on the 24th Dec and reopen in the New Year on the 2nd Jan. Any collections or drop offs can be made by arrangement if necessary. If you need to contact us…

Easily Back Up your Photos with Google+

If you are look for a really simple way to backup pictures you have taken on your Anroid phone. You can use the Google+ App when your phone updates the photos they are all sorted in a private album so…

General Keyboard Shortcuts

If you are using Internet Explorer and you suddenly lose all your menu and toolbar it is likely that you have accidentally pressed ‘F11’ pressing it again will bring back the menu and tool bars. If you are viewing a…

Microsoft Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have a large email and it’s just sitting in your Outbox in Microsoft Outlook, There is an easy way to stop the email from sending. First we need to take Outlook offline, If you are using a version…

Email from DHL regarding Delivery Problem

For a number of years there has being a fake DHL emailing doing the rounds which has an attachment which is normally a virus, as an exe file (or program file) which when download can cause harm to your computer.…

PatchMyPC

PatchMyPc is an easy way to update lots of third party applications (for example Adobe Reader, Flash Player, iTunes a full list can be found on the PatchMyPC website), in just a few clicks. When Patch My PC is started,…

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts.

There are a number of keyboard shortcuts which allows you to navigate the twitter website using just your keyboard. I have split the shortcuts into three groups Actions, Navigation and Timeline. Actions To send a new tweet press ‘N’ To…

Keyboard Shortcuts for Firefox Users on Facebook

Did you know there is keyboard shortcuts to help you use Facebook with only a couple of key strokes? You can navigate Facebook with great ease once you have learned a few keyboard shortcuts. To comment, scroll between your news…

Recover Deleted Files on the Dropbox Website

You can recover any file you’ve deleted in the last 30 days via the Dropbox website. Go to www.dropbox.com. Click Sign In (this should be at the top right) and enter your username and password. To recover the files, click…

How to Bookmark a Website in Chrome

Open Google Chrome Go to the website you wish to bookmark and either Click ‘Ctrl + D’ on your keyboard together or go the star in the top right.     You should now see a box below, to add…

How To Bookmark A Website In Mozilla Firefox

  Go to the website you wish to bookmark and either Click ‘Ctrl + D‘ on your keyboard together or go to the ‘bookmarks menu’ and left click on it.     Now you need to click on ‘Bookmark This…

How To Bookmark A Website In Internet Explorer

Shortcut Click ‘Ctrl + D’ on the keyboard   Go to the website you wish to bookmark and either Click ‘Ctrl + D’ on your keyboard together or go the star in the top right.   If you clicked on…

Windows XP End of Life April 2014

You might of heard that Windows XP is not going to be supported and has finally reached its ‘end of life’. This does not mean your Windows XP computers will not work anymore you will still be able to use…