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Raspberry Pi in your lap

The original Pi-Top was a modular laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi that came out on Indiegogo back in 2014. Now, the company (also called Pi-Top) is back with an updated version of the laptop that looks to improve on the original in a couple of key ways, via Engadget

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Rick’s Playwell’s IT Tips – Mouse Craft

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Rick Playwell here with one of my many hints and tips to I’ll be sharing to keep you happy when dealing with technology or your IT systems.

This week – The centre mouse button.

If you like you can follow me on Instagram. Use the hashtags #rickstips and #askrick to ask me IT related questions on my instagram account.

Instagram: rick_playwell

Thanks,

Rick x

UK Broadband lags behind most of Europe

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The UK ranks 31st in the world for broadband speeds and lags behind most of Europe, according to a new study. Cable ranked the UK’s average broadband speed at 16.51Mbps (megabits per second), which means a Lord of the Rings length movie would take one hour and two minutes to download…

 

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RICK’S BLUE SPOT OFFICE 365 GIVEAWAY (Facebook) – Terms & Conditions

See our giveaway here: BLUESPOT-FACEBOOK
Terms & Conditions:
 
– The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 16 years or over except employees of Blue Spot Business Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
 
– There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
 
– Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
 
– Closing date for entry will be Friday 18th August 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
 
– No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
 
The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
1) Like this page (Blue Spot Computers) 👍
2) Like AND Share this post 👍
 
– The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
 
– The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
 
– Winners will be chosen: at random by a live draw, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
 
– The winners will be notified by Facebook messenger within 28 days of the closing date. If the winners cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
 
– The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
 
– The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
 
– The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].
 
– The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
 
– The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: social@bluespotcomputers.com
 
– Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
 
– Blue Spot Business Ltd shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this page.
 
– Blue Spot Business Ltd also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with MicroSoft.

Which Business IT Support Package?

Whether you’re a Small, medium or large sized business, here at Blue Spot, we have a friendly, professionally trained team of expert technicians ready to support you and your business IT. We know that every business is different so which level of support you need is dependent on your requirements!Continue reading

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Introducing: Alex aka Joffrey

Hey, I’m Alex. I’m the Blue Spot Computers Apprentice and I live in the Workshop.

Whether it’s a laptop with a faulty hard drive or a new desktop that needs building then it’s my job to make everyone a brew and let Simon show me how it’s done…

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Rick Playwell's hints and tips

Coming Soon – Rick’s Playwell’s IT Tips

Hey Everybody,

Rick Playwell here! I just wanted to let you know that I will soon be running a new feature on our blog.

A selection of the best hints and tips to keep you happy and sane when dealing with technology or your IT systems.

So keep watch this space and if you like you can follow me on Instagram too! Use the hashtags #rickstips and #askrick to ask me IT related questions on my instagram account.

Instagram: rick_playwell

Thanks,

Rick x

Introducing: Rick

Rick Playwell PR Manager for Blue Spot

Rick Playwell, the new PR Manager for Blue Spot Computers.

Hi I’m Rick Playwell, the new PR Manager for Blue Spot Computers and I joined the team yesterday.

I used to be in the construction industry but bricks can get very boring after a while so I thought I’d try something that offered me a new challenge.

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Tidy server cabinet

How having a tidy server cab can save you money.

Streamlining how your business operates is quite easily one of the best tools you can use to both optimise your company’s productivity and as such increase your profits, but one place where most companies fail to think about the importance of streamlining is with their IT – and not necessarily when it comes to the system itself…
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Introducing: Amy

Hi I’m Amy, the newest member of Blue Spot’s first line support team.

I joined the team in April of this year, with the aim of kickstarting my career in IT. I love my role already as I have encountered a variety of different IT Issues meaning no two days are the same.

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Business outsourcing benefits

How outsourcing can help your business

You may have heard the term before, but what does it actually mean? More importantly, how can outsourcing different aspects of your workload help you and your business?

Outsourcing is nothing new, the process and its principles of ‘contracting out’ an external company to take over some of your operational work have been around for a long time. There’s many companies offering business outsourcing for all kinds of different tasks: Accounts, Payroll, Customer service, IT Support etc. but the key to making outsourcing work for you is simply in finding right fit with a company who can provide everything you need.

So why outsource anything in the first place? Here’s a few reasons why you should look into outsourcing:

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Introducing: Sam

Hi I’m Sam, one of Blue Spot’s 1st line support technicians.

When I’m not logged on to your network saving the day I like to indulge in many random activities.

One of my oldest hobbies is skate boarding and long boarding. I’d happily take the thrill of hurtling down a hill on my longboard over learning a new trick any day.

I also enjoy cycling, as a result I cycle to work every day and try to go on bike rides most nights, weather permitting. As I spend most of my days looking at computer screens solving problems…

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