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Search Engines

To make things easier to submit a site to the various Search Engines, we recommend AceBit's Hello Engines currently in version 10 for under £100 and this version will allow submission of up to ten different websites (Free version allows submission for two websites).

Also available is the professional version of Hello Engines, called AESOPS 10 which currently costs approximately €350/£280 for an unlimited number of web sites.


Remote Assistance

If you are after Remote Assistance and we have agreed to this, we will probably connect via Teamviewer to your desktop. Please download this Quick Connect program in readiness. We will require the ID and password once this is run.

If we require FTP access, please arrange for us to receive temporary FTP access to your server and let us know the details, URL, username and password. Thank you.

If we are de-bugging something like Joomla or phpList please ensure we have the access details, url, username and password.

Action Fraud LogoFalse claims of Telephone Preference Service:


Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the...

Windows 10 LogoFor those who are resisting the urge to update Windows 10 to the Creators Fall Update, the next update is due, possibly later this month (March 2018). And there are some who for one reason or another haven't updated their Windows. If your version of Windows 10 is 1703 or lower, then the time is now to update to 1709.

I know there are still some as I've had two clients asking for help to update to 1709 this very week. If you are still on the dreadful Vista or Windows 8, then it really is time...

Microsoft Safety ScannerMicrosoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

It is designed to work with your existing antivirus software in the case of an infection getting through.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection so make sure you have an Anti-Virus programme running, there are many free ones available, and that you...

Printer Scam Warning!Scammers are taking control of people's computers and demanding payments to release them again, consumers are being warned.

Trading Standards officers say that tens of thousands of users are falling victim to such scams, which begin when they ask for help with a printer error.

The fraudsters claim to offer "printer helplines", which consumers are fooled into contacting.

Read the full story on the BBC website ( 22 February 2017 ©)


Are you sick and tired of giving out your home phone number when buying something or registering for a service or website? Concerned WHY do these firms/sites need your number when they'll more likely email you? Well, worry no longer! Use 0333 88 88 88 88 in place of your home number.

Those REALLY nice people at TrueCall who developed a call blocking device that attaches to your phone line have released a new service, free to use for all those concerned for their privacy.

Extract from...

Okay, Windows 10 was released on 29th July 2015.

If you have Windows 7 or 8 (any version) you really need to reserve your copy, don't worry it's quite free, Microsoft® want to know how many people may be downloading it so as to allocate sufficient resources.

So long as you have a valid Licence Key you'll get it for free so long as you have Windows 7 or 8 (XP/Vista are not currently included in the free upgrade offer).

You'll also need to register on each computer you have, not just once...

Stuck with Windows 8? I don't blame you but there is a pretty straightforward tutorial available on the Microsoft® site which may help.

Microsoft Windows 8 Tutorial.



ms logo - Free PD image from pixabay.comYes, you read it right! Microsoft will be offering a free upgrade to users of Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 later this year.

The offer will only be open for a year after which you'd have to paid to upgrade and doesn't apply to new sales of Windows 10.

Keep watching the news for when this offer starts, it'll be a few months yet or so I'm lead to believe.

danger icon Just heard about a new agressive scam going around those of us who have purchased their own domains (http://dragonrider.co.uk for example).

ICANN, the global domain name coordinator, has raised awareness of a global scamming issue regarding domain renewals.

The latest ‘fashion’ among cybercriminals is sending registrants domain renewal emails, which pretend to be coming from ICANN.

The scam emails are only aimed at misleading the registrants into giving their financial information on the...

On the rare occasions we offer for sale items on eBay, we do not offer to sell/post overseas.

Just had notification from eBay that we have been enrolled in their Global Shipping Program. Apparently, if we sell abroad, eBay will supply us with a UK mailing address and then eBay will arrange the sending of goods overseas. Amazingly at no extra cost....