Apple Vs. Samsung – which to buy


The debate as to which is better, Apple or Samsung, in terms of Smartphone product is a long-running one which will possibly never be settled definitively. For that reason, it’s a topic we like to revisit from time-to-time, particularly as products develop. So which is, currently, better? Apple certainly holds more brand cachet; there’s no doubt that there is a tactility and quality aesthetic to the product, and something inherently desirable about them. However, increasingly they’re being outpaced by their competitors. Apple does suffer from some rather dubious commercial practices, and this certainly puts me off – they’re very quick to cease support for older operating systems, meaning that devices have built-in obsolescence and you’ll need to buy new ones more frequently. Plus their insistence on sticking to their own...
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The importance of computer updates


Computers are used by many of us on a daily basis, often for pleasure but also for work. They are such a big part of our daily lives that many people will little or no computer skills may struggle to do many tasks such as checking bank balance or viewing online statements for bills/making card payments. It is important that if you are using a computer, especially if you are using it to access sensitive data, that it is secure. You need to ensure that all the updates that are available have been completed and that you have a good anti-virus program running. Updates are vital to a computer to ensure that it is running the most up to date and often secure version of the software. You may be...
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Choosing the right computer to suit your needs


When you are looking for a new computer the options of what you could get are rather varied. To narrow down your search you’ll need to consider what you’ll be using the computer for and where you are likely to use it. If you are going to be using the computer in a fixed location such as an office then you may want to consider a desktop computer. With a desktop, you tend to get more for your money as they are not as practical as a laptop. A desktop can be easier to upgrade and can have more built-in memory and storage. If you think that you are likely to want to use your device in a number of locations then you’d need to consider either a laptop or...
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Setting up and managing email accounts


Setting up a client’s emails can be a bit of a nightmare. If a client has their own domain name then they usually will want an email address such as info@ or name@. This usually doesn’t take too long to set up on the hosting account but when it comes to setting them up on devices, it where it often starts to get complicated. You will need to know the email address, password and also the incoming and outgoing server settings for the hosting account. Not only that, but you may also need to know ports numbers. Often when setting up email you are asked if the server requires outgoing authentication and also if it should use SSL. You will need to obtain these settings from your hosting provider and...
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The downside of using shared servers


If you are looking into hosting for your website then you have a few options. Historically it used to be shared servers or dedicated servers but you can often now opt for a cloud server package as instead if you wish. All of the different types of servers have advantages and disadvantages and often your choice will mostly come down to cost. Dedicated servers are usually the most reliable and allow you to have complete control over how they are run. If you decide that you cannot afford the monthly or annual fee of a dedicated server for your website (which can often be in the region of £100-£300 per month) then you will probably have to settle for a shared server. A shared server means that not only will...
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