The past few decades have seen the internet go from its beginning as a specialised tool unavailable and irrelevant to the lives of most people to becoming a ubiquitous necessity. Many companies,organisations and government services have switched to requiring forms to be completed online and many more are in the process of doing so. This […]
Despite Windows 7 having reached End of Life, a recent update has been released to fix the issue with wallpapers not always showing. Microsoft doesn’t usually release patches for operating systems after End of Life, but have done so in the past during major incidents. Fixing the wallpaper display options is however, a comparatively trivial […]
A summary sheet covering the issues surrounding the Windows 7 End of Life on January 14th 2020
In summary: Can I still use Windows 7 afterwards?Yes, but you ideally shouldn’t. End of Life means there will be no ongoing support. A lack of security updates will leave a Windows 7 PC increasingly vulnerable to new malware. What if I prefer Windows 7?Windows 10 is highly configurable, and can be made to look […]
A talk on the subject of Augmented Reality, and the safety concerns that some people have had regarding them.
A discussion on the subject of Anti-virus software, and which ones are recommended, and general related tips for safeguarding your computer and your data.
When did you last review your Business model? Is it still the same as when you started? I first came across the Business Model canvas at the weekend new startup event I went to 2 years ago when I was considering becoming self-employed. My first pitch and business model didn’t work out, but I didn’t […]
Published on November 16, 2018 via LinkedIn Andy Cooper Technical Director, Solidarity IT Ltd. I’m a geek. I have my specific hobbies that are part of geek culture. I’ve always been the weird one. I’ve always loved working with and doing things on computers. That’s what drives me, what makes me happy. My other drive […]
Anyone who has subscribed to an online newsletter or used any online service will have heard about new privacy policies, and the new legislation in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. A very large number of companies, including Solidarity IT, sent out emails asking people to re-subscribe to their newsletters. […]
One of the most overlooked components during a PC upgrade is the power supply. It’s not something that’s obvious like replacing the CPU or RAM to improve performance, or improving a graphics card for better gaming. Hard drives can be added or replaced with bigger ones, or replaced with solid state drives for quicker reading […]