30th June, 2020
"Phishing" emails, which try to persuade you to go to a rogue website and to leave lots of personal details, even your credit card data, have been with us for some time.
They are getting more professional looking and can fool many otherwise careful people into going to a website, which looks exactly like the legitimate site that you believe you have been pointed to, but which is run by crooks.
9th June, 2020
As so many of us are now working from home, where security protocols may not be so rigidly enforced as in an office, there are many steps that we should be taking to protect ourselves and sensitive data, whether that is personal data or belonging to an employer.
4th June, 2020
Windows 10 computers come with Microsoft Edge installed as the internet browser, with the Bing search engine used by default. Most users still prefer to use Google as their search engine.
28th May, 2020
We're all used to using a computer for work nowadays, but with the advent of Covid-19 LockDown many of us are now using our own, home computers on behalf of our employer. But, there are downsides to this scenario which the employer would do well to consider and which the home worker would do well to draw attention to.
26th May, 2020
As we are still in the grip of Covid-19, albeit with a hopeful glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, the government is urging us to Stay Safe, Stay Alert.
During the past few weeks, here at Northumberland Computer Support, we have been mostly operating remotely, supporting clients not only in Northumberland, but across the UK in places such as Bristol, Middlesex and Norfolk.
We like to get about, even if it is only virtually!
27th April, 2020
Are you struggling with the speed of your broadband during LockDown?
So many people are now working from home, the kids are using the internet to do their homework, the TV is streaming endless old episodes of Star Trek, and you're trying to access a Zoom conference call?
21st April, 2020
Microsoft today changed the name of Office 365 to the more anonymous Microsoft 365. But, that's about it. Just a change of name. For now.
27th March, 2020
Many of us are now working from home, but is your home computer up to the job?
Or, have you brought the works laptop home & you're struggling to get it running very well over your flaky WiFi?
For Northumberland based businesses, we are offering a FREE, remote Health Check of PCs.
24th March, 2020
So you'll be working from home for the foreseeable future? What do you need to think about? Firstly - who will be providing the equipment that you need? You or your employer?
19th March, 2020
So Corona-virus has put your business into lock down and all the staff have sent themselves home to self-isolate & work. What to do?