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Rebooting After Lockdown

Rebooting After Lockdown

As we’re heading into the end of summer and slowly back to some sort of ‘normality’, we wanted to update you with life here at Home Fix Computers.

Whilst we may not be able to offer you a cup of tea, we are gradually heading towards a more normal way of working. PPE now comes as standard and we’re almost back to our regular opening hours.

The shop itself here on Stokesley Business

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COVID-19 – An Update On Whats Happening So Far

COVID-19 – An Update On Whats Happening So Far

I think I can safely say, if you’d asked any of us at the beginning of the year, how this year would pan out, I don’t think any of us would have believed you! Schools closed, retail halted, orders to stay at home and horrific, sad daily death totals.

Whilst we’ve tried to communicate as openly as possible via social media, we thought it best to pop you an email to let you know how things have progressed for us, and how…

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Scam Callers Return…Again

Scam Callers Return…Again

Many of us will receive a scam phone call at least once in our lives, but it is what we do with the call that can affect us all in different ways. The masterminds behind the fraud phone calls are forever changing their techniques and improving their abilities to convince the public that they are legit companies, and once again they’ve upped their game once again.

The information given by the callers is becoming more accurate…

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Data Backup – Do You Need It

Data Backup – Do You Need It

When the unthinkable happens to your devices, the first thought that comes to mind is
“Did I back up my data?”

The truth is, most people do not have any of their important files saved somewhere else other than on their hard disk. It is always important to ensure that your information is backed up; whether it be the data on your phone, your computer or your desktop. Backing up your photos, documents…

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To SSD or Not To SSD

To SSD or Not To SSD

Until just a few years ago, PC buyers had little choice about what kind of storage to get in a laptop or desktop PC. If you bought an ultraportable anytime in the last couple of years however, you very likely got a solid-state drive (SSD) as the primary boot drive. They’re typically capable of performing over 4x faster than a conventional hard disk.

Larger laptops are increasingly moving to SSD boot drives, too, while budget machines still tend to favour hard disk drives (HDDs)…

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Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication

2FA is something you’ll all have used at some point if you use Internet Banking, but did you realise it extends beyond just protecting your bank account?
Read on to discover how, and the importance of having 2FA set up on your accounts…

With identity theft and data breaches on the rise we should all take the extra precautions when it comes to protecting our valuable data. Usernames and passwords have always been a relatively safe…

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Scam Callers Caught On Camera

Scam Callers Caught On Camera

Did you – like us – ever have the pleasure of speaking to one of the “Microsoft Tech Support” scammers who call you out of the blue to tell you there’s an issue with your computer but not to worry, they’ll help you get it fixed for some ludicrous amount of your hard earned cash?

The below video footage made headlines a few weeks ago, when a man who was sick of receiving these scam calls, managed to…

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Compatible Inks: How Good Are They?

Compatible Inks: How Good Are They?

When buying printer inks, you have probably been asked the question “Would you like genuine inks or compatible inks?”. This probably sent you into a state of confusion trying to think which one you would like to purchase.

Don’t worry, throughout this article we will explain how compatible inks work, this hopefully should help you make the best decision for what you’re printing.

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Who Are ESET

Who Are ESET

Now you may have heard of Norton, McAfee and AVG in your search for computer security. But have you heard of ESET?

That’s right, ESET. No, not the Egyptian goddess (though the company is named after her). We’re talking about the award-winning, pioneering antivirus protection company that has been around for 3 decades!

ESET are a global brand with over 110 million users in 200 countries…

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