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Should I buy a tablet or stick with my PC?

Should I buy a tablet or stick with my PC?

When people started raving about iPads the tablet market exploded and predictions that the laptop’s days were numbered surfaced. Not so fast. While tablets offer convenience, portability and reliability, laptops still hold sway when it comes to function and storage….

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CryptoLocker – the biggest threat this year?

CryptoLocker – the biggest threat this year?

Many of you reading this may well have not heard of a new virus called CryptoLocker. It’s a new advancement of the now fairly familiar ‘ransomware‘ family of threats, such as the Met Police virus or FBI virus. Like other…

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Slow Wi-Fi? You could be congested!

Slow Wi-Fi? You could be congested!

If you’re suffering from slow browsing speeds when connected by Wi-Fi, you may be experiencing congestion on your frequency. This short article explains how to check which channel your wireless router is operating on, plus how to see who else…

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Defragging your computer – how and why

Defragging your computer – how and why

You’ve probably heard the term ‘defragging’ or ‘defrag’ if you’ve been using a computer for a while, but do you know what it is, why we do it, and how to do it yourself?

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Cleaning up your PC using cCleaner

Cleaning up your PC using cCleaner

Hello everyone, Sorry for the lack of blog updates recently, but we’ve been flat-out here at 1-Fix H.Q. working on a number of things including looking after all our lovely clients, and planning world domination! (Actually, that sounds a bit…

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Windows 8.1 – Microsoft’s minor U-Turn

Windows 8.1 – Microsoft’s minor U-Turn

For those of you running Windows 8, there is a new update from Microsoft which is called Windows 8.1. At the moment, it’s still in ‘Preview’ status, which means that if you’re not prepared to re-load your computer should something…

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