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Hot PCs

Hot PCs

AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE!

Is your PC getting hotter than normal in the sunny weather?
It may be time for a clean out.

Computers do tend to get quite hot, they’re working hard!

But during sunny days, like we’ve been experiencing recently, they will get a lot hotter

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The Rise of the Scam – Again

The Rise of the Scam – Again

Online scams are nothing new, but worryingly, we’re hearing of more and more cases.

Whatsapp scams have existed for years, but regularly go through periods of resurgence. The most recent resurgence features a text message scam, with a 6 digit code.

Usually you would need this code when setting up a new account

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The Epson Ecotank

The Epson Ecotank

Is your old printer tired and in need of being replaced? Do you hate paying high prices for ink cartridges?

The printer as we know it has competition…and it waves goodbye to the traditional cartridge.

While regular printers are great for general printing, if you have a lot to print or are sick of regularly buying ink, the Epson EcoTanks may well be the way forward

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SSD Vs HDD

SSD Vs HDD

If you’re looking for a way to improve the speed and performance of your machine, an SSD upgrade may be for you.

Older conventional Hard Drives work like a record player. They contain a circular disc that stores your data. The disc spins, allowing the read-write arm to read data on the disc as it passes.

The faster the platter spins, the harder the hard drive works,

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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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