4th March, 2019
I was very pleasantly surprised to get a call, late one Friday afternoon, from the iconic Running Fox café in the village. The network cabling had failed at some point between the downstairs and upstairs, meaning that one of the tills, and the office PCs, were unable to communicate with the rest of the network....
8th January, 2019
What do you do if you drop your smartphone in water? A puddle, the sink, or heaven forbid, the loo?
Did it go under the water, even for a short time, or does it just have a few splashes of rain on the screen?.....
10th December, 2018
Curlew Computers are proud to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the AGM of the North Northumberland branch of NFU Mutual...
9th November, 2018
Most of us have had the phone call from "Alan from Microsoft", or similar, who claims that he has spotted a problem on your computer. These are known as "phishing" calls.....
5th November, 2018
Coming to a computer near you, very soon, is "Google One".
Initially it will only be available to you if you already have a paid-for Google Drive account.....
2nd November, 2018
We all love taking shortcuts! Here are some Windows 10 keyboard tips & tricks.....
25th October, 2018
If you use Google Chrome for browsing the internet, have you ever noticed the “Not Secure” message at the top of your internet browser page?.....
24th October, 2018
I've been talking to a couple of potential new clients about their existing computer systems, and about their current computer support companies.
Neither of these clients seems to know what their existing IT Support company does; or exactly what they are being charged for.
10th October, 2018
Many clients, when we suggest they should upgrade their old computers, tell us, "We can't afford it right now". But, how can they afford not to? What is the true cost of keeping older computers in your business?
Just as an older car starts to become more expensive to run than a newer car, the same is true of the computers in your business.
3rd October, 2018
Michael Donkin, Director of ‘Curlew Computers’, takes the novel approach that computers are very similar to cars; both essentially being tin boxes with Windows.
Also, they are both vital business tools which are used every day. You don’t need to know how they work, and you hope neither of them suddenly crashes......