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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…

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,…

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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

Many people are now working remotely, carrying out their workload in a coffee shop, on the train or at their kitchen table. Technology is making this possible and it is reported that as many as half of us will be…

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…

Tips To Shop Online Safely

22 Mar 2019

Online shopping has become a regular occurrence for most of us. Whether it be ordering a new outfit for an upcoming event, your weekly grocery shop so it gets delivered straight to your door, or something you could easily purchase…

Mobile Charges: Common Overspend Areas

17 Mar 2019

Are your mobile bills higher than you expect but you’re not sure why? Here we explain some of the most common additional charges we see on our client’s bills and advise on ways to avoid them. Non-Geographical Calls Non-geographic numbers,…

The Internet of Things (IoT) “The What?”

28 Feb 2019

From progression towards 5G to developments in connectivity capabilities, the world we live and work in is an exciting place at the moment.  One area we are likely to see the biggest developments in is the IoT (Internet of Things)…

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5G is coming

18 Feb 2019

With many locations across the UK still waiting for 4G coverage, you may wonder why people are getting so excited about the impending launch of 5G. What is 5G? You would be forgiven for thinking that all there is to…

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Help! I’ve Lost my phone

29 Jan 2019

Would you know what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen? When your phone vanishes, whatever the circumstance, it conjures up that awful feeling of dread, panic, anxiety. What am I going to do? There goes my means…

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Ways To Monitor Your Data Usage

17 Jan 2019

Are you a self-professed heavy data user? Or do your work patterns mean usage on your business phone can fluctuate month to month? Perhaps your monthly usage stays consistent? There is still good reason for keeping a track on your…

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Five Free Apps To Help You Keep Your New Years Resolutions

6 Jan 2019

With the start of a new year, many of us are looking at ways to modify parts of our lives to have a happier and healthier year. Making resolutions is the easy part, sticking to them is where it gets…

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