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Big internet issues for Virgin Media today over most of the country. Best part of two days of problems. Affecting most of their services. Fix by 4pm today? Fingers crossed. ... See MoreSee Less

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#browsesafelyfolks Beware Facebook dodgy links... I've been getting a few calls where customers have had warnings pop up during web browsing trying to dupe them into calling an 0800 number. The pop up may even speak to you via a recorded message! The pages have a faded, supposedly Facebook page in the background, but if you look carefully it is not a genuine page. In the example photo you can see the address is facebook.com-.... NOT a geniune Facbook one. It might also look like a Microsoft page. These pages normally pop up after clicking on some amazing news story about the death of someone famous for example. It is best to check on a popular news site first rather than clicking on the link. DO NOT call the number, call me for advice on how to get rid of the message, normally a restart of the computer is enough but it might come back depending on your settings. #browsesafelyfolks ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest Humble Bundle Deal Batmantastic

In the latest Humble Bundle deal for charity, you can get the following titles, assuming you pay more than the average contribution, currently below $5… Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, F.E.A.R 2, F.E.A.R 3, Lord Of The Rings: War In The North and Scribblenauts unlimited….

All these games require the Steam Game engine to run them, the best PC games platform out there…

The link for all this cheap game loveliness is right here. Truly Batmantastic!

Cryptolocker Ransomware Alert

Nasty new virus which encrypts your files and demands $300 to decrypt them.. DO NOT pay, make sure you have anti virus real time scanning enabled, your files are backed up and exercise caution when browsing the web or accessing your emails. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/18/cryptolocker_ransmware/?page=1 The key is be secure now because if you do get the virus your files WILL be unusable forever. It is not even certain paying the ransom would help… Drop me a line if you have any security concerns.

Windows 8 Release Date Announced

pc repair worthingThe Windows 8 release date announced as 26th October 2012. The UK pricing is still to be announced. As I posted before I will not be surprised if the UK pricing is a pound to dollar match, so the $40 upgrade price is likely to be £40 but they may just surprise us this time…..Either way it is still a good price to upgrade to the latest version of windows and breath fresh life into your old PC or laptop.

More details on pricing will be released as I have them.

Lloyds TSB Halifax O2 Problems

ACTechUK Internet solutionsACTechUK mobile solutionsNot a good start to the day with Lloyds TSB and Halifax reporting problems today and O2 customers suffering since yesterday afternoon. There is some good information on the links below on the generally excellent MoneySavingExpert.com website.


http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/phones/2012/07/o2-users-how-to-use-your-mobile
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w.moneysavingexpert.com/news/banking/2012/07/lloyds-tsb-and-halifax-customers-report-internet-banking-problems

It hasn’t been a good time for online services recently what with the RBS and Natwest fun and games recently.

Dropbox auto photo upload trick

Worthing PC Problem Solving and RepairYou may be aware of the extra space that Dropbox gives up to 3GB extra space free for the uploading of Photos from your smartphone and now also from cameras and memory cards attached to your PC or laptop. See here… https://www.dropbox.com/help/287/en

However if you would just like the extra space without using it long term for photos, you can gain all 3GB of extra space in one hit.

Simply plug in a memory stick or external hard drive to your PC or laptop and create a top level folder called dcim (if your drive letter is F: then this folder would be F:\dcim ) .

Then copy 3GB + worth of your photos to this folder. Once copied over, safely remove the storage drive from your PC. Making sure Dropbox (version 1.4.7 or higher) is running on your computer, plug the external storage drive back in. Dropbox will automatically scan this new folder and start uploading the photos, first to your Dropbox folder on your computer and then up to the Dropbox web storage (please make sure you have enough free space on your computer to do this)

Now sit back and let the upload take place, eventually you will gain an extra 3GB of storage for free.

Once you have all your extra storage, simply delete the photos from Dropbox, making sure you do have a copy of them elsewhere of course! 🙂