Have you been sent a fake invoice?

The other day a customer contacted us about an invoice for their domain name. We manage everything to do with our customer’s domain names, including the domain renewal, DNS, website hosting, etc and we hadn’t sent them an invoice! I was a bit confused and I asked them to email it through to us, as it turns out the “domain renewal” invoice wasn’t…

Does Your Name Break Computers?

I read about these unlucky people with names that break computers! When Jennifer Null tries to buy a plane ticket, she often gets an error message.  In computer terminology “NULL” means empty, so many websites will say she has left the surname field blank and ask her to try again. Or consider if your family name is…

New PC’s can only run Windows 10

This “experience update” from Microsoft represents a big change in policy. Microsoft say a new PC will only run Windows 10 To summarize Microsoft’s post: On some computers support for Windows 7 & 8 ends early, on July 2017. Older machines have support as expected until sometime around 2020, but a newer computer with a 6th generation processor needs to be running Windows…

The Secret of IT Support for your Small Businesses

Ever get that sinking feeling that disaster is on its way? I know this feeling too well. I sometimes receive it when a delivery fails to arrive on time, or a server wont start. We can make plans but it’s what you don’t know that causes you a problem. Most business owners don’t know a lot about technology and your computer has a…

We’re open this holiday season

We’ve had a few customer ask us if we’re closing for the holidays, but as usual for us, we’re only closed for the public holiday days. This holiday season that means we’re only closed on Christmas Day (Friday the 25th), the Boxing Day public holiday (Monday the 28th) and New Years day (Friday the 1/1/2016). I’ll take this…

The Parents Guide to IMDB

The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has been around since the beginning of the web, but not everyone knows about the Parents Guide. A parents guide is available for pretty much any movie on IMDb and the page will describe any content in the movie you may find inappropriate for your children, or for yourself 😉 Click the…