I'm now using the new FireFox Quantum web browser, I'll keep you up-to-date on any problems I find with it or any major advantages. I will say it seems a great deal faster than the previous FireFox. ... See MoreSee Less

Im now using the new FireFox Quantum web browser, Ill keep you up-to-date on any problems I find with it or any major advantages. I will say it seems a great deal faster than the previous FireFox.

The discovery of a faulty VDSL/ADSL splitter faceplate on my BT master phone socket and it's replacement with a new VDSL replacement faceplate has resulted in a restoration of my faltering broadband connection. If you are in a similar position or think you might be I can recommend this replacement...
cpc.farnell.com/kauden/lj5208v/nte5-vdsl-adsl-splitter-plate/dp/TE07673
... See MoreSee Less

The discovery of a faulty VDSL/ADSL splitter faceplate on my BT master phone socket and its replacement with a new VDSL replacement faceplate has resulted in a restoration of my faltering broadband connection. If you are in a similar position or think you might be I can recommend this replacement...
http://cpc.farnell.com/kauden/lj5208v/nte5-vdsl-adsl-splitter-plate/dp/TE07673

GP Computer Support Scotland shared All 4's IT Crowd: Browser.

All 4
... See MoreSee Less

Everybody has a family member with a computer like this...

#Website #Security
Hacking attempts on my website have dramatically increased recently and I've had to increase site security. The last attack on my site came from Florida USA.
I predict that, pretty soon, unless world governments crack down heavily on hackers, the #Internet will become unusable for individuals to publish on. Only large corporations and governments will have the resources to resist the #CyberVandalism hackers carry out.
... See MoreSee Less

#Website #Security
Hacking attempts on my website have dramatically increased recently and Ive had to increase site security. The last attack on my site came from Florida USA.
I predict that, pretty soon, unless world governments crack down heavily on hackers, the #Internet will become unusable for individuals to publish on. Only large corporations and governments will have the resources to resist the #CyberVandalism hackers carry out.

#New #User #Accounts #Windows10 #Bug
It's come to my attention that a large number of Windows 10 users who upgraded from previous versions of Windows cannot now create new, working local users on their PC since the upgrade. The problem is that the newly created user profiles immediately logout when you try to use them. There is also a bug that causes the built-in guest account to malfunction making it impossible to use. Signing in using the #Guest account results in a blank screen and the #error message "Shell infrastructure host has stopped working"

Obviously most people won't notice this is a problem until they need to add a new user to their PC, this is how I found the problem when a friend wanted to use my laptop to create a PowerPoint presentation for a job interview.

The good news is that I fixed both problems on my PC and I can do the same for you. The first issue is relatively straight forward to fix by replacing the damaged files. Getting undamaged versions of those files was the hard bit, it took me two hours to extract those files from a Windows 10 installation disk (they were compressed and encrypted). The 'Guest' account issue could only be solved by upgrading to Windows 10 #Professional because only the pro version has the tools needed to create an alternative Guest account.

So, if you have this problem and want it fixed, contact GP Computer Support Scotland.
... See MoreSee Less

Phishing is on the increase so take this as a warning...

Before you click on a link sent in an email, check the sender's ID. Sometimes the sender credentials are made to look legitimate but if you look carefully it's usually easy to spot a #phishing attempt. Here's an example of an obvious attempt to gain access to my Apple account.
... See MoreSee Less

Phishing is on the increase so take this as a warning...

Before you click on a link sent in an email, check the senders ID. Sometimes the sender credentials are made to look legitimate but if you look carefully its usually easy to spot a #phishing attempt. Heres an example of an obvious attempt to gain access to my Apple account.

Sandra Craig LittlewoodThank you Gary.....

5 months ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

⭐️⭐️PHONE & BROADBAND ⭐️⭐️
My landline phone & broadband is back up following the third failure since October 2016.
... See MoreSee Less

I had a phone call this morning from someone looking to connect an old monitor with a #VGA cable to a new #PC with an #HDMI output.

This isn't possible with a simple cable because, as some of you may know, HDMI is a digital signal and VGA is an analogue signal also, the HDMI output has built in digital rights management to prevent copying of copyrighted material (DVDs, Blu Rays and streamed movies).

There are converters that can do the job with varying degrees of success however, image quality will undoubtedly be inferior to a new digital monitor and some require an additional power connection, usually taken from one of the PC's USB ports or a dedicated mains adapter.

If your desktop PC has an HDMI output then it most likely has a DVI output too. A simple DVI to VGA connector is a much better solution (and cheaper) for connecting an old VGA monitor because, unlike HDMI, a standard DVI connector has analogue RGB output built in so no signal conversion is required (only the physical shape of the connection is changed).
... See MoreSee Less

I had a phone call this morning from someone looking to connect an old monitor with a #VGA cable to a new #PC with an #HDMI output. 

This isnt possible with a simple cable because, as some of you may know, HDMI is a digital signal and VGA is an analogue signal also, the HDMI output has built in digital rights management to prevent copying of copyrighted material (DVDs, Blu Rays and streamed movies). 

There are converters that can do the job with varying degrees of success however, image quality will undoubtedly be inferior to a new digital monitor and some require an additional power connection, usually taken from one of the PCs USB ports or a dedicated mains adapter.

If your desktop PC has an HDMI output then it most likely has a DVI output too. A simple DVI to VGA connector is a much better solution (and cheaper) for connecting an old VGA monitor because, unlike HDMI, a standard DVI connector has analogue RGB output built in so no signal conversion is required (only the physical shape of the connection is changed).

If you have a large house or small to medium sized businesses premises and you're looking to increase the #coverage of your #WIFI then this may be the solution for you. The BT Whole Home system establishes a WIFI mesh coverage which, unlike single, old-style range extenders, provides a seamless uniform single network.
This is a limited offer from a third party supplier. If you're interested in this product please message me.
... See MoreSee Less

If you have a large house or small to medium sized businesses premises and youre looking to increase the #coverage of your #WIFI then this may be the solution for you. The BT Whole Home system establishes a WIFI mesh coverage which, unlike single, old-style range extenders, provides a seamless uniform single network.
This is a limited offer from a third party supplier. If youre interested in this product please message me.

Our land line phone is now working again after BT Openreach accidentally disconnected the line while working on a new installation in an adjacent property on Wednesday 18 January 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Maxine GraySo is mine !!

11 months ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

WARNING : SECURITY RISK
Seemingly innocent quizzes like this one can get you to reveal information about yourself that will allow hackers to figure out your online passwords. Think carefully about what information these quizzes are gathering before you're tempted to do them. You wouldn't tell a stranger at your front door what these quizzes ask so why would you do it online ?
... See MoreSee Less

WARNING : SECURITY RISK 
Seemingly innocent quizzes like this one can get you to reveal information about yourself that will allow hackers to figure out your online passwords. Think carefully about what information these quizzes are gathering before youre tempted to do them. You wouldnt tell a stranger at your front door what these quizzes ask so why would you do it online ?

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE - UPDATE ***
Following a short period of four days without a land line, the phone has now been fixed.
... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who have PCs running #Windows10 you may encounter a problem if you try to install #iTunes. If you get a message saying "This app can't run on your PC" it's because the iTunes installation file hasn't fully downloaded although it appears that it has.
The current 64 Bit version of iTunes installation file (iTunes6464Setup.exe) size should be 170,689KB.
It would appear that the problem occurs most often when downloading the file via Google Chrome web browser, if you're having this issue try using the Microsoft Edge browser.
... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who have PCs running #Windows10 you may encounter a problem if you try to install #iTunes. If you get a message saying This app cant run on your PC its because the iTunes installation file hasnt fully downloaded although it appears that it has. 
The current 64 Bit version of iTunes installation file (iTunes6464Setup.exe) size should be 170,689KB.
It would appear that the problem occurs most often when downloading the file via Google Chrome web browser, if youre having this issue try using the Microsoft Edge browser.

Alan Dowler-Smith likes this

Alan Dowler-SmithChrome strikes again?

1 years ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

My laptop downloaded and installed the #Windows10 #AnniversaryUpdate this afternoon. I don't like the new #StartMenu and the laptop fingerprint reader has stopped working. The laptop screen has been going blank and changing resolution which is mucking up the desktop icon locations. I've tried updating the video driver to fix the problem. I'll let you know if that works.

Well done #Microsoft.
(sarcasm in case you don't get it Microsoft)
... See MoreSee Less

Sandra Craig Littlewood likes this

GP Computer Support ScotlandAfter updating the fingerprint reader driver and a reboot, it's now working again. Still don't like the #StartMenu #NobodyLikesChange

1 years ago
Avatar

GP Computer Support ScotlandI've just noticed the update has mixed up my desktop icons too. #NobodyLikesChange

1 years ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Some lighter news about the latest #AppleProduct from the makers of #iPhone #iPod and #iPad comes the #AirBag... ... See MoreSee Less

CONAN Highlight: Apple has revolutionized carrying technology and is bringing the bag into the 21st century. More CONAN @ teamcoco.com/video Team Coco...

#ContactNews

I've been changing how the business receives calls since losing voice mail messages (due to a technical fault with my telecoms provider) and an exponential increase in #NuisanceCalls.
I now have a physical answer machine for the business that rejects anonymous calls (withheld numbers), international calls and non-VIP calls between 23:00 and 08:00.
If your phone number is ex-directory (withheld number) or you're calling from a business exchange you'll need to dial 1470 prior to our number.
... See MoreSee Less

#ContactNews

Ive been changing how the business receives calls since losing voice mail messages (due to a technical fault with my telecoms provider) and an exponential increase in #NuisanceCalls.
I now have a physical answer machine for the business that rejects anonymous calls (withheld numbers), international calls and non-VIP calls between 23:00 and 08:00.
If your phone number is ex-directory (withheld number) or youre calling from a business exchange youll need to dial 1470 prior to our number.