Desktop upgrade

So, another week and another build. A client who is into music production, got in touch as his present machine was struggling with the load imposed under recording and mixing. He'd already carried out some research, so had an idea of what he was looking for and had a budget in mind. The processor he was looking at was from an older range, so we suggested a slightly newer model…

New monitor arms

We built 3 new workstations for this client recently and we were back this week to install new monitor arms. It's amazing how much desk space you can free up, especially in a double monitor set up like this. [gallery size="full" columns="2" ids="4161,4162"]

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – What you need to know.

The main policies that are being implemented in the GDPR Bill are: Privacy: Strengthened consent rules that will mean consent is unambiguous and easy to withdraw. The bill looks to end the reliance on opt-out tick boxes that are "largely ignored" so that users know what they are signing up for. Improved data access: Individuals will find it easier to access information that organisations hold about them at no charge. Data portability: New rules…

Google chrome scare

Tech support scammers are attempting to scare Google Chrome users into paying for their services. They‘ve found a way to “freeze” the web browser, so you won’t be able to close it. A popup message then appears on-screen, prompting you to call a phone number so “engineers can walk you through the removal process”. The aim of the campaign is to cause panic and try to trick victims into paying…

Busy Week at SOD-IT

Another busy week for us. Here are a few of the devices we have been working on this week. They were in to have a secure data wipe and a factory reset to the clients requirements. If you require a secure data wipe or any other IT assistance, please give us a call 01560 428031.

HP Battery Recall

In cooperation with various government regulatory agencies HP has announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook and mobile workstation batteries. The potentially affected batteries were shipped with certain HP notebooks and mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through December 2017. These batteries were also sold as accessories or provided as replacements through HP or an authorized HP Service Provider.   How to determine if…

Apple’s iPhones deliberately slowed down on older models!

Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age. Many customers have long suspected that Apple slows down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade. The company has now said it does slow down some models as they age, but only because the phones' battery performance diminishes over time. Apple said it wanted to "prolong…

The current processor arms race

New releases every year. This is something we have come to expect from the world of technology. Your average Jane or Joe will know this as a numeric value. The iPhone 7, then the iPhone 8 one year later. The same thing goes for computer processors; in Intel’s case - 6 th Generation, then 7 th Generation and so on. Not many people pay much attention to how processors work…

Importance of Security Updates

It is an ongoing myth that only Windows users are vulnerable to malicious attacks. The most common operating systems below are all subject to security issues: Windows 7/8.1/10 MacOS Linux Android IOS (iPhone) On the 28th November 2017 Apple was made aware of a huge security issue that allowed anyone to log into Apple computers running MacOS High Sierra by entering the login “Root”, leaving the password field blank and…

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