Working from home: the tech behind it and how it should be done

It probably won't shock you to discover that one of the most common inquiries we receive nowadays in this time of COVID-19 is: would you be able to assist me with remote working? Our response is always "yes", obviously. Yet, there are a couple of fundamental issues you should consider.

For those of us sufficiently fortunate to have the option to work from home, the Coronavirus pandemic is compelling us to accomplish something we may have longed for already.

Why is your computer slow?

It’s the age-old computer problem - my computer works, but not well. “What could possibly be going on? When I bought this computer, it was as fast as can be” you ask yourself.

There’s a plethora of reasons to consider when pondering why your beautiful workhorse has slowed down a little, often it’s not a case of your machine getting slower, but really the services it interacts with becoming more advanced or demanding.

The Cloud: What is it and why is it a big deal?

In the year 2019, by now you almostly certainly wouldn't have been able to avoid the vague use of the word 'cloud' in relation to computing. So what is the cloud? And more importantly, why could the cloud help you?


What is the cloud?

The Cloud is a synonymous term for a data storage, management and processing that takes place either in conjunction with your locally stored data, or entirely online. This means you can access your files everywhere, as opposed to in a single physical location. Office365, OneDrive and Google Drive are great examples of the cloud in mainstream use already, all operating from dedicated servers without being stored locally on your machine. If you use a free, personal email account, chances are this is also running from the cloud.

New Year, New Threats

Meltdown and Spectre. You’ve heard a little about these two names in the news and media, but what are they actually going on about? Seems fitting that the New Year would kick off with a brand new potential threat to our IT Systems, but these two might actually be the most critical vulnerabilities to date.

However, before you start chucking all your devices out the window and going into a panic room, we need to not only identify what these two things are, but establish how much of a risk they realistically present. It’s all well and good to panic at the first sight of a potential threat, but things may not be quite as bad as they seem.

Heads up! We Put 4 HUDs For Your Car Head-to-Head

Irecently received my driving licences and I'm now the proud owner of a beautiful 2003 VW beetle Cabriolet. The only problem with her was that she has an analog Speedometer. Since I had learnt to drive in my husband's Prius, which contains an all digital HUD, I got a bit spoiled. Thus, finding myself taking my eyes off the road for at least 1-2 seconds to find out what speed I'm actually at.

Studies show that even taking your eyes off the road for 2 seconds can significantly increase the risk of accidents. Furthermore, with the relatively recent changes to the law on the use of mobile devices in the car, any distractions could be fatal.

Top 5 Tips For Device Maintenance

We've all been in that situation. One moment you're typing up an e-mail, writing up a document, adding the finishing touches to a piece of art. Then, the machine suddenly goes blank. You have no clue what's happened, nor what went wrong.