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How to make the most of lockdown

9 Apr 2020

So, we’re all being lovely responsible people and protecting those at risk by staying within our homes. That’s fantastic for the general population, but as we all know human beings are curious, complicated and sociable creatures. Many of us need…

COVID-19: Working from home

31 Mar 2020

In recent weeks, social distancing has seen millions of workers set up office in their own homes. With the digital technology and tools available to us today, many people will already be competent with remote working. However, in the wake…

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Update on our position regarding COVID-19 and our support services

23 Mar 2020

The situation surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly evolving.  We have been closely monitoring the situation here at 8020 and following the latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation and UK authorities.  The health and safety of…

O2 to become first UK network to have net zero carbon emissions

3 Mar 2020

O2 have today announced plans to cut carbon emissions from its entire business and network by 2025. This plan aims to give consumers and businesses a mobile network where calls, texts & data are powered by cleaner, greener energy. Additionally,…

Amazon Prime Scam Still Rife

26 Feb 2020

An automated call scam is impersonating Amazon Prime in order to obtain money from falling victims. The scam sees people receive an automated call, telling them that they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription, or that their subscription is…

Will Mobile Roaming In The EU Remain Free After Brexit?

31 Jan 2020

Today is the day the UK leaves the EU, entering an 11-month transition period. There are lots still to be agreed upon during this time, one of which is a new mobile roaming agreement. Roaming is when you use your…

Apps To Kick Start Your New Year

27 Jan 2020

2020 – not only a new year but a new decade! A prime time for many of us to start afresh and make the changes we have been longing to. From working on your mental health to reducing your impact…

What Is Malware?

29 Nov 2019

The first step to avoiding risks is being able to identify them! Here we explain some of the most common types of malware and advise on the best methods to try and avoid them. For startes, let’s break down the…

How To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

28 Nov 2019

You’d think it would be simple – keep your phone’s battery charged at all times – but it’s not as straightforward as you’d think. Here are some tips on how to look after your battery to save finding yourself caught…

What Age Should Kids Get A Smartphone?

19 Nov 2019

These days, it’s not uncommon to see children with their eyes glued to smartphones or tablets when eating out at a restaurant or while travelling on long journeys. The digital age is upon us and members of ‘Generation Z’ have…

Windows 7 End of Life: Are you Prepared?

7 Nov 2019

The end of life for Windows 7 is fast approaching. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7. This means there will be no more patches available and no more technical support…

Are you spending too much time on your phone?

1 Nov 2019

Screen time is a hot topic for Google at the moment, with them recently announcing that all new Android phones must come with a ‘digital wellbeing’ app installed to show how long you’ve been using particular apps, how many notifications…

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The Brave New World of 5G

14 Oct 2019

The next generation of mobile internet is here – 5G – with the promise of faster speeds and more robust mobile connectivity than ever before.  5G or ‘fifth generation’ network connectivity is 40 times more responsive, 10 times faster and…

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Here’s to an ‘Appy’ Summer

5 Aug 2019

Summer’s here – we think! Even if the sun isn’t splitting the sky, it’s good to get out and about during the school holidays –  and with a bit of digital assistance, we’ve got some great ideas for summer activities…

Mobile Roaming That Doesn’t Cost the Earth

25 Jul 2019

Good news! The days of returning home from a trip abroad to an eye-watering mobile phone bill are long gone. Nowadays, if you’re travelling within Europe, your minutes, data and texts will work just like they do at home. So,…

8020 ltd IT Support acquires CMS Ltd - 3 directors

8020 acquire CMS Broadband Ltd

24 Jul 2019

We are excited to announce that 8020 Ltd has acquired the Kirkcudbright based business CMS Broadband Ltd.   8020 already manage the IT infrastructure for many leading businesses across Dumfries & Galloway, as well as managing thousands of business mobile…

Keeping Your Data Secure While Travelling

24 Jul 2019

Keeping Your Data Secure While Travelling Summer is in full swing and with the UK receiving some fantastic weather, many of us are enjoying a break here at home instead of jetting off to find the sun. Wherever you plan…

What is Phishing?

4 Jul 2019

Phishing (noun): The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. The other heinous purpose of phishing is to use an…

Are Remote Jobs The Future Of Working?

29 May 2019

These days, mobile working is more than making a few calls and replying to a couple of emails. People can run entire businesses from a mobile device, making notes, accessing business apps, working on spreadsheets and creating and sending invoices.…

Apple Announce New TV Streaming Service

25 Mar 2019

Apple have just announced their new streaming service, Apple TV+, as well as a host of other expansions across Apple News, Apple Pay & the App Store. Apple News + CEO Tim Cook kicked off today’s event with an introduction…

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