Are cheap laptops worth it?

More often than not, you get what you pay for. But does the saying ring true when it comes to purchasing a new laptop? Are cheap laptops worth it? Or, will you end up spending more money – not to mention time – in the long run?

In short, no. If you can afford to […]

3 compelling reasons to avoid all-in-one computers

Over the past five years or so, all-in-one (AIO) computers have made their mark on the market. Interestingly, while overall PC sales declined, AIOs have gained ground despite their higher price tag.

So, if you’re looking to buy a new computer, should you consider all-in-one computers? We don’t think so, and in this article, we’ll […]

What to do with your old computer

All computers eventually come to the end of their lifespan. When this happens, you’ll be left with a seemingly useless piece of technology. You could leave it to gather dust in your wardrobe – or you could put it to good use.

Here are ten ways you can use an old computer to better your […]

What are Sonos speakers?

Sonos is now a world-leader in the home audio industry. Sonos speakers offer high-quality sound and a myriad of streaming and configuration options. And now, Sonos manufactures a ‘smart speaker’ called Sonos One, that behaves much like Amazon’s Alexa.

So, what are Sonos speakers? How can you use them in your home? What are the […]

Virtual phone systems: why your business needs one

Does your business use a virtual phone system? If not, it’s time to make the change. Virtual phone systems have taken the business world by storm, completely revolutionising the way you, your staff, and your clients communicate in the modern workplace.

Most of us don’t have the time or patience to deal with clunky hardware, […]

How to take better photos with your phone

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you! These days, the quality of your smartphone’s camera probably rivals that of many point-and-shoots – that is, if you know how to use it properly.

If you’re on a mission to take better photos with your phone, we can help. In […]

5 good reasons to use a desktop computer

In this day and age, are there any good reasons to use a desktop computer? Even despite their total lack of portability? Absolutely.

However bulky, however utterly stationary, the desktop computer will remain a great choice for many computer users. Why? Here are five compelling reasons to opt for a desktop computer, either instead of, […]

How to Choose the Best Storage Solution for your Business

Eventually, your small business will need more storage space. Digital data – including photos, documents, emails, graphics, audio files, videos, spreadsheets, and databases – are the foundation of most modern-day companies.

What’s more, the need for increased capacity extends beyond data storage. A number of additional factors are impacting businesses hunger for space:

More sophisticated […]

Do you really need a battery backup for your PC?

A little while ago, we covered the dangers of power surges, blackouts, and other sudden losses of electricity. In short, electrical anomalies can cause serious harm to your PC. To minimise the risk of electrical damage, many opt for a surge protector or battery backup (uninterruptible power supply, or UPS).

If you would like to […]

Synology NAS: How to setup and start using your NAS device

Synology is a brand of NAS storage that we always recommend to home users. These devices are flexible and very user-friendly. In this article, we’ll walk you through the preliminary setup process, from taking the device out of the box to familiarising yourself with the DiskStation Manager interface.

Before we get started, let’s quickly cover […]