A & S Tech Samuel


Sony was king of the music tapes (backup tapes) in the 80’s. Just as in the music industry, backup tapes were slowly being faded out for more robust and bigger storage solutions such as hard drives and Digital Discs. That might all change if Sony’s new backup tapes go into […]

Sony Backup Tapes – 185GB


That ever blue sky, those endless green hills, you could almost say it was a holiday. If it were a holiday, it would be over as Windows XP has reached its End of Support life with Microsoft. So after 12 years of supporting and updating Windows XP, Microsoft has cut […]

Windows XP End of Support


This week Intel has unveiled a new technology in data transferring called MCX. MCX (which strangely is not an acronym for anything) has a total transfer rate of 1.6 Tbps! Developed by Intel and produced in collaboration with US Conec, these data cables are already in the real world evaluation […]

Future Tech : MCX Cables



This week we got to have a play around with Intel’s (relatively) new and not well known wireless technology; WiDi. WiDi stands for Wireless Display and it’s a technology solely developed by microchip giants Intel. So this means if you stick to teamred with your CPU’s, AMD will not have […]

Intel WiDi


A few weeks back one of our technician’s blogged about re-licensing Microsoft Office 365 by basically logging out as the user, logging in as the admin of the domain and then logging back in as the user. This week we found out that this solution isn’t always the solution. After […]

Microsoft Office 365 unlicensed


At the start of the year we blogged about our cloud based and managed AV Bitdefender and it has just recently been awarded best AV for 2014. Over at the popular IT news website tomsguide.com they recently had a shootout to test some of the most popular anti-virus solutions and […]

Bitdefender – Best of 2014



Having an accustomed environment encircle you can exude reassuring emotions of safety and keep you in a state of tranquillity and composure… unlike this sentence. That is why safe mode can be such a great tool to use and see from an IT perspective. In the past week I’ve had […]

Safe Mode


Click on a link that you want to open and you find yourself on the bad side of the internet staring at pop ups, free prescription medicine and critical security warnings?… Looks like you have a browser hijack. Usually I get to work on a Friday ready to have a […]

Browser Hijack


The big news this week is that DisplayPort has officially ousted the aging but very handy VGA display interface. Up until this week all the PC’s, workstations and servers we had sold or configured for our customers came with a VGA display port among other display options… but not anymore. […]

DisplayPort