Email Addresses

We see many companies who are using a free (Yahoo!, Hotmail or GMail) email address or the one provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider; such as BT Internet, Sky, AOL plus many more). This may seem a good idea…
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Packing your Holiday Bags?

With the holiday season fast approaching, why not send your computer on holiday to Cumbria Computer Repairs whilst you go on your holidays. We can then check your computer while you are away, carry out full diagnosis on your computer…
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Adobe Flash Player Virus Warning

Spotted this on a computer we were repairing, It’s an update trying to get to you install Flash Player, but this one is actually trying to get you to download a virus to your computer. You can spot is it…
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In App Purchases on Andorid and iOS

With the rise of news story’s about how children have managed to spend larges amounts of money via in app purchases while playing games. To help avoid it’s possible to turn off in-app purchases With many apps for your tablet…
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Disabling in App Purchase

With the rise of news story’s about how children have managed to spend larges amounts of money via in app purchases while playing games. To help avoid it’s possible to turn off in-app purchases With many apps for your tablet…
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Dealing with Direct Message Spam on Twitter

If you’re a Twitter user it’s likely you will have received a ‘Spam’ Direct Message or DM, either about weight loss or a large range of other subjects. If you’ve seen tweets from your account that you didn’t send, it’s…
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Sky’s Andorid Apps Return

A week ago is was reported that Sky’s Android apps and its account of the Android Play store had being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Sky have announced that the problem has now being rectified. You can read more…
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How To Change Your BT Email Password

Go to http://bt.yahoo.com. Enter your email address and password and click ‘sign in’. If you are asked to enter a verification code, do so and click to submit. Once the page has loaded, click on ‘My Account’ at the top…
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Sky’s Android Apps Hacked

So it seems Sky is the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. Early today they released that their Android Apps had being hacked, and are advising you to uninstall the apps until they are safe again. To uninstall the…
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Phishing Email from Vodafone

While checking my email I noticed an email from Vodafone, which had the subject heading ‘Importance Notice About Your Vodafone Account’. On checking the message I discovered it to be a phishing attack. I first suspected this due to the…
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Blue Screen of Death Windows 7 – KB2823324

Microsoft is investigating behaviour where systems may not recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, after security update 2823324 is applied. We recommend that you uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed update while they investigate…
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Patch Tuesday

What is patch Tuesday? Patch Tuesday is the day when Microsoft releases security updates for your computer that can help fix flaws and other vulnerabilities. Patch Tuesday is normally on the second Tuesday of each month, and normally released around…
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Still Running Windows XP?

The countdown has started. Microsoft are going to stop supporting XP. End of life from the 8 April 2014 . This means, no more security updates. This will make it easier to hackers and viruses to infect your computer. Even…
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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is a a few keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster and more efficiently on Windows 8. You can also download it as a PDF if you wish by clicking here. Windows Key + C Displays Charms menu. Windows…
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Microsoft Windows 7 Service Patch 1

From the 9th April 2013 if you don’t have Service Patch 1 installed on your computer. Windows Updates will fail to install any security and performance updates for your computer. Service Pack 1 came out about two years ago, so…
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Sky Email Changes

Do you have a Sky Email Address? Well things are changing. Sky has recently teamed up with Yahoo! to provide the Sky Email Service. They are currently using Google Apps to provide email, but from April 2013 Yahoo! will be…
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What If You Lost all your Files?

When was the last time you backed up your documents, pictures, music and other important files? Just think about all the precious baby videos, financial documents, letters, business emails and wedding photos you have on your computer that could be…
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Java Update

Over the weekend there was a few reported security vulnerability’s in Java. An update has now being released to fix the vulnerability. But we are recommend that you disable Java unless you really need it. First we need to check…
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