September 2016 News from Custom Internet

News : September 2016


This month we share thoughts on general PC housekeeping and improving your PC skills.


Check Your Contacts

Most people have a list of contacts stored on their computer - friends, family and other people or businesses that we connect with.  As we move towards the end of the year, now is a good time to go through this list and tidy things up.

If you are intending to use your contacts list to produce address labels, then do include the full postal address. Every country has its own specific preferences for addressing format and it helps to get this detail correct. A useful online resource is on the Royal Mail web site.

You can add as much or as little detail as you like, but do make sure that everything is correct.


More Housekeeping!

As we are thinking about PC housekeeping, it's a good idea to check now and again on how much disk space you are using. When your home fills up with clutter, you notice and do something about it (maybe!), but on your PC, the clutter is largely hidden and sooner or later it fills up.

As a general guide, if the hard drive that you store your information on (usually the 'C:' drive) is more than about 70% full, you should look to clearing some old files off the PC or maybe keeping them on a different disk.

Do call us if you would like some help cleaning up your data or providing some additional storage.


Personal Tuition

We all need to keep our computing skills up to date, whether it's to adjust to software changes or to start doing something completely new.  We offer one to one personal tuition to help you get started with something new or extend your skills.
Why not start by making a list of the things that you would like to know how to do or improve on.  Call us with your list to hand and we can begin helping you forwards at a pace that suits you.


Cartridges and Consumables

To get the best results from your printer, you do need to use quality ink and paper. We always recommend the use of manufacturers original cartridges.  As well as delivering longer life and higher quality print, they will not have the compatibility issues  which can plague third party products - see this recent news article.

Our 'Cartridge Club' offers a personal supply service.  We send out a monthly exclusive price list with member offers and discounts.  There's FREE local delivery and fitting if required.

More details, current prices and a signup form are here.


Backups - can you recover?

Without doubt, one of your most important things on your PC is the information stored on it. Without an adequate backup system you are putting that information at risk.  Whilst PC hardware can be replaced within 24 hours or so, your personal information, contacts and documents may be irreplaceable if it is not backed up.

User error, hardware failure, virus or malware infection can all happen without warning. If you have not backed up any changes to your data within the last 24 hours, then you are not doing it often enough.

We are happy to help and advise you on the most appropriate backup scheme for your needs.  This can range from some simple extra hardware and software to our cloud based 'Online Backup' service which combines simplicity with security, giving you peace of mind at a very affordable price.

Download our information sheet - click here.


Online cloud backup - call us now for a quote!

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Details of our current offers on refurbished hardware are here, or call for more information. We currently have a wide range of iPads available as well as some nice laptops with screen sizes ranging from 11.6" right up to 17". As well as the systems listed, we have access to a wide range of refurbished systems with good specifications at very reasonable prices.

New offers will be posted on our Facebook page as they become available, so do please 'like' our page to stay up to date.


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