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July 30, 2019

My Month With The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch released on the 3rd March 2017, although the launch was over two years ago I was predominantly a Microsoft Xbox gamer. Nintendo of the past has not really appealed to me since the Nintendo 64, the joys of playing Mario Kart, Mario 64 and Goldeneye kept me very happy in my teenage years.

Most recently in my 30’s my interest in gaming is dwindling, my time is more precious and with a young family I found the opportunity to game was becoming quite scarce. What has changed with the Nintendo Switch? A lot of the change is because of the idea that Nintendo introduced, what an amazing choice we were given with the ability to play in handheld mode, tabletop [...]

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March 25, 2019

Are you keeping your software up to date?

So only a month ago you were applying Operating System updates, you turn on your machine and it turns out there are more updates to be installed. Do you just install the updates or how often do you dismiss them because you’re in the middle of an important piece of work?

It can be too easy to dismiss an important update, however if those updates include security patches you can be putting your data at risk.

With the constant rise of Malwareand Ransomware applying security patches is critical to a business, if there is a breach then the whole network is at risk.

CHTSIwork with companies across Yorkshire to deploy automated monitoring and protection, with [...]

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March 25, 2019

Windows 7 Is Coming To An End

Windows 7 support is ending, come January 14th 2020 Microsoft are pulling the plug

All things come to an end. Before Microsoft ends support we recommend you take action to avoid any problems in the future.

What does this mean to me?

If you are running a business or using a computer in your home then having supported software becomes very important. Once Microsoft ends support for Windows 7, then they will no longer fix any bugs. There won’t be any future security fixes.This puts your identity and security at risk. Not only this but you will no longer be compliant and working with credit cards means you will be failing PCI Compliance.

Without security updates you [...]

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March 24, 2019

Adjust Sleep Settings On A Mac

There are three main types of sleep modes for Apple desktops and portables. The three modes are Sleep, Hibernation, and Safe Sleep. There are different reasons that you may wish to use the available settings, let’s go through the options below and help you to adjust the sleep settings on a Mac.

Sleep

Sleep mode is used by most Mac desktops, it essentially means that the components in the Mac are put to sleep but the RAM remains active. This enables the Mac to quickly wake from slumber and allow you to keep on working.

Hibernation

The use of hibernation was very popular in the early days of Windows and the feature has been built into the Mac as well. The contents [...]

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