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  • 13107th November 2016Do You Still Use Windows Vista?Do you still use Windows Vista? Some of you may remember that in my May article I warned you that the time is approaching for Microsoft to end its support for Windows Vista – the official end of support is 11th April 2017. So what does this mean for you if you still use Wi... Read More
  • 12607th June 2016Have You Decided If You Want A Free Upgrade To Windows 10?Have You Decided If You Want A Free Upgrade To Windows 10? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL The Windows 10 upgrade has been available for free to Windows 7 and 8 users for nearly a year which means, if you haven't already done so, you need to decide if you want to upgrade now. .... Read More
  • 10976th May 2016Stormy Weather Is Annoying NagStormy Weather Is Annoying Nag The joke was on Microsoft last week when a YouTube clip showing an unexpected appearance of its irritating ‘Upgrade to Windows 10’ nagware went viral for a worldwide airing. On April 27, Metinka Slater, local TV weather forecaster in Des Mo... Read More
  • 166411th April 2016Do You Still Use Windows Vista Or XP?Do You Still Use Windows Vista Or XP? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL If you use Windows Vista or Windows XP as your operating system and Chrome as your internet browser you may see a message which several of my customers are finding confusing. The message is warning you that Go... Read More
  • 120518th March 2016We Should Be Able To Update Computers At Our Convenience!We Should Be Able To Update Computers At Our Convenience! Just imagine that a garage took your car from your drive for its 30,000-mile service, without any prior agreement, on the day you were due to make an early start up the M6 to Manchester. The IT equivalent of that appe... Read More
  • 179910th August 2015Are You Upgrading To Windows 10?Are You Upgrading To Windows 10? asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL The Windows 10 upgrade is now available and some of my customers have decided to take the plunge: some have upgraded with success and some have asked me to restore Windows to their previous version. So what are the... Read More
  • 153120th July 2015Microsoft Faces A Tough Future As Strategy FailsMicrosoft Faces A Tough Future As Strategy Fails It became very clear last week how far the market has deserted the old order in the information technology sphere. Microsoft, struggling to find its own direction, effectively killed off the mobile business built up years back... Read More
  • 183013th July 2015Is Your Computer Asking You About Windows 10?Is Your Computer Asking You About Windows 10?                                                           asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL Recently I have had enquiries from a few confused customers asking about a new icon t... Read More
  • 171030th June 2015Specs May Offer A New Reality For Games At HomeSpecs May Offer A New Reality For Games At Home Pundits left the Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA, otherwise known as E3, with two words on their lips – Augmented Reality. Known as AR for short, it adds computer generated objects to a real world view. It differs from Vi... Read More
  • 170213th October 2014Opening Window Of Opportunity…Opening Window Of Opportunity…   There was a positive reaction to Microsoft’s unveiling of its Windows 10 ‘Technical Preview.’ Groans of not another version were mixed with cheers of ‘Windows 8 cannot be superseded soon enough.’ But, more importantly, there ... Read More

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