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Happy New Year to all visitors and customers. We had the new year is going well for you, you friends and family. It is for Horncastle Computer Services. Our customer-focused, friendly, professionally and flexible approach is working out very well for us…evidenced in feedback we are continually receiving from customers. Check out positive feedback and reviews of Horncastle Computer Services for yourself. If you need help with anything IT related don’t hesitate to call as we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Just a quick note to say we’ll be open over Christmas and New Year periods. If you need help setting up, choosing equipment or taining how to use anything technological – please call 01507-622357 or 07552-380585 and we’ll arrange a time (evenings and weekends ok).
Have a warm winter, Horncastle Computer Services.
Just to let everyone know about some of the jobs we’ve been doing lately…
Home: Rescued a crashed hard drive to bring the system to full working order again. This saved lots of money by avoiding the cost of a replacement hard drive and reinstalling the OS, not to mention the unbacked-up photos!
Business: Rebuilt a server for a local practise. Under pressure of time the job was completed with minimal downtown and inconvenience for the customers and business.
Home: Helped a customer worried about being hacked…we discussed how to take extra steps online to protect yourself. The computer was cleaned 100% so any previous viruses/trojans in the system or malicious files were removed for sure.
Business: A MacBook Pro wouldn’t load, with a white screen. The machine had loads of data on it that couldn’t be lost (websites, documents, movies). We got it all running again with all files restored (bar one corrupt one!).
We thought I would be nice to let everyone know we’re getting busier and customers are very happy with the services they’re receiving. We’ve recently been doing jobs in Horncastle, Tattershall, Spilsby, Bardney, Bucknall and Bardney (to name just a few places!) for both home and business problems. In addition to computer repair and tutoring, in the past 6 months we’ve created websites for 6 business and they have been very please with the additional business the site have generated. May this trend continue! If you need a repair, tutoring, website or anything to do with computers or the internet just give us a call (01507622357 or 07552380585). Have a nice day!
The Guardian has written a great article on internet identity security. There are some great tips including making your passwords better yet still memorable so have a read using the link below. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/12/20-ways-keep-internet-identity-safe
Today we’re celebrating being in business for one year! Hundreds of computers have been fixed and 5 websites gone live. The next year promises to be even busier with 5 more sites currently in the works and word of mouth delivering a significant about of new customers…we must be doing something right. We’re pleased with the way things have gone and are happy to keep prices low. Many thanks to all existing customers and welcome to any new customers.
Hello! Firstly, hope you’ve had a great Christmas period and HCS wishes all readers and customers the best for 2013. May it be prosperous, exciting and most importantly enjoyable.
We thought it may be interesting to know about some feedback customers have given us. It’s always great to receive feedback, especially when they’re positive. Check them out on the feedback page.
In other news, results of hard work during the last couple of months are taking shape. We’ve been creating several webpages for local companies which are now in final testing and tweaking phases. They’ll be detailed on this site soon for everyone to see.
A web browser is the program you use to view web pages in. The most common programs used are:
- Internet Explorer (Microsoft)
- Google Chrome (Google)
- Safari (Apple)
- Firefox (Mozilla foundation – community created)
- Opera (Opera)
There are many others but these five cover the vast majority of users. All these programs display web pages, but not in the same way. The main point of this article is not to say use XXXXX program because it’s the best – none is ‘the best’ – but to use the latest version of your personal preference (unless it’s Internet Explorer and you’re on Windows XP…keep reading).
Use the latest version of your chosen browser for two very good reasons:
- It will be the most secure. The most resistant to viruses and malicious code.
- It will be most able of using the latest web technologies. Web pages will look good, as they’re supposed to.
Reason 1. is self explanatory.
Reason 2. may seem unimportant, but why not experience the web in the best possible way? Old versions of browsers can’t easily display many visual styles and pages features. There are workarounds, but these aren’t perfect and don’t make life easy for website developers. Modern code is efficient, saving bandwidth which even though we have broadband is useful as other things like bandwidth hungry HD video can load faster.
If everyone used modern browsers the web would be faster, safer and more beautiful.
Which versions should you be using? At the time of writing (November 2012) these are the latest versions:
- Internet Explorer (Microsoft) = 9 (Windows only, discontinued and dated on Macs)
- Google Chrome (Google) = 23
- Safari (Apple) = 6 (if you’re on a Mac), 5 (if you’re on Windows)
- Firefox (Mozilla foundation – community created) = 17
- Opera (Opera) = 12
IMPORTANT FOR WINDOWS XP USERS: If you’re on XP, the latest version of the default browser you can use is 8 – it’s therefore recommended to use another browser. The latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera can all be installed on Windows XP. Chrome is great because it runs much faster than Internet Explorer.
Here are links to download the latest versions:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/download-ie
- Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome
- Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari/
- Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/download/
Thanks for reading.
Horncastle Computer Services is now please to be able to off a Macs repair service (as well as PCs). Contact us for a quote. Thanks.