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IT Support – North East, Newcastle upon Tyne & Nationally

IT Support in the North East Synthesis IT Support Synthesis IT have been providing IT support for fifteen years. Based in North Shields, Synthesis IT provides support to clients in the North East, but also further afield. With Clients in Spain, The South Coast and in The Midlands, Synthesis IT can be wherever you need us to be. We offer unlimited telephone support and unlimited on-site support with Network Trust. We offer support for VOIP telephone systems, Servers, Networks, PCs, Internet Connections, and…

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Dan Lowe About Us No Comments

Holiday gadgets and apps for your 2018 vacation!

Holidays So you’ve got your passport, your bucket and spade, your travel adapter and a bottle of Sun lotion. What else should you be taking on your holiday in 2018? We’re going to take a look at some of the best holiday gadgets as well other tips and trips. So worry less about how to charge the kid’s tablet and spend more time in the sun! Portable Charger Where better to start than the aforementioned tablets and…

Monday, July 30th, 2018 by Dan Lowe About Us No Comments

Google: Who’s Reading Your Gmail?

Gmail is the free email service from Google. It’s came to light that some of the 1.4 billion users may be sharing their emails with more than just the intended recipients. The Wall Street Journal brought this to world-wide attention on 2nd July, but this has been a “dirty secret” amongst app developers for years. There’s nothing new about computers reading your email. Your anti-virus has to do it, your anti-spam has to as well, and if you want to use a free service you’re probably going to have your emails scanned for marketing purposes (though Google claimed to end…

Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Dan Lowe About Us No Comments

Can Your Business Actually Recover Unscathed From a Real Disaster?

Is your business ready to face a disaster? As much as we may kid ourselves that we are protecting our businesses by regularly backing up our data; without the server hardware to restore the data backup to, along with the network, computers and other necessary office equipment to process it, the data on its own is not much use. The business will be suffering and losing ground quickly in the event of a business interrupting disaster. In such an instance, it is vital to be able to operate as though nothing…

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by admin About Us No Comments

Windows 7 v Windows 10 – Is it worth the free upgrade?

Windows 10 Pro is currently available on a free upgrade. The catch? It runs out on 29th July 2016. So the question remains – Do you upgrade?   Windows 7 Pro We’ve all encountered Windows 7 Professional. It’s trustworthy, reliable and we’re all pretty familiar with the set up. It was designed for desktops and laptops. In 2009, there was a sudden rise of smart phones and touch screen technology. Microsoft, responding to this, chose to implement Windows 8. This was an operating system (OS) focused on touchscreen capabilities . The new OS wasn’t always practical for the everyday office and business users. It took users time to get to grips with…

Monday, July 18th, 2016 by amy Stephenson About Us No Comments

Helpful Free Business Tools

Running a business is challenging at the best of times.  Juggling and prioritising your time is paramount.  With this in mind, we have put together a list of free handy business tools to help the busy owner/manager. Working remotely and need to send large files to colleagues or customers? They’re too large for email and you don’t have the time to mess around with sending a pen drive.  There are a number of tools available.  One is…

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Rod Glenn About Us No Comments

Email Tips

Sorting through your Monday morning mail – that tedious task we’d rather not do. It’s often SPAM, emails you can’t remember subscribing to or just irrelevant work natter that didn’t really require an email! To help you manage your inbox load, we’ve provided a couple of hints and tips to help you maximise your productivity, security and avoid that Monday morning drag! First up – Never open attachments from unknown sources! You’re asking for trouble by opening the email. If you’re not aware of…

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Monday, June 20th, 2016 by amy Stephenson About Us No Comments

Small business Security

With daily reports of new incidents of cyber crime, (hacking, ransomware, credit card fraud etc), it is more important than ever to ensure that you have a robust and up to date security solution to cover internet browsing, online banking, email and e-commerce. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has carried out an extensive survey and has discovered that smaller firms are collectively attacked seven million times a year, costing the UK economy an estimated £5.26bn.  Read the survey here: http://www.fsb.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/small-businesses-bearing-the-brunt-of-cyber-crime. Coupled with an alarming rise in ransomware (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36459022), we advise immediate action to ensure…

Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Rod Glenn About Us No Comments

Emergency Battery Life

We love portable devices, and we use them on a daily basis, but one of the biggest problems that we face with our selection of mobile devices is that they offer us a limited battery life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with a mobile phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop, they often suffer from a low battery capacity that is a little less than convenient. Often right when you’re in the middle of something and far away from a charger. (more…)

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by admin About Us 1 Comment

Pepper – The Robot Age Arrives

Robots have, for a long time, been considered to be something of science fiction, but no longer is that the case, because now they are set for release with a surprisingly affordable price tag. Pepper the Robot is an advanced development from the Japanese Technology market, and offers you a fantastic humanoid robot that has been specifically designed to live with people. (more…)

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 by admin About Us No Comments

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Backup

There are a whole bunch of online backup companies available who can offer you countless backup solutions for all of your data.  There are however a number of advantages and disadvantages involved in the process. Find out what they are below. (more…)

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 by admin About Us No Comments

Online Backup

Backing up your data is a scary though for many people, particularly those who aren’t very familiar with recent technology. For this reason many people fail to back up their data properly whilst others just find it a chore and can’t be bothered to do so. The likes of cloud however are extremely useful and very important for making sure that you don’t lose any of your work, which you will at some point in your life. (more…)

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 by admin About Us No Comments

Small Business Technology Trends of 2014

One thing that we all know by now is taking a much more relied upon role in business operations is the cloud, which is currently used primarily for storage. As more and more of us are starting to adopt more relaxed work from home routines in the work place it is important that those who do work from home can access the required software and documents regardless of their physical location, this is exactly what cloud services enable to happen making it an effective and reliable sort of service regardless of the industry. Cloud services are generally very flexible…

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by admin About Us No Comments

Outgrowing your IT? 6 things to consider when upgrading or implementing new systems

As your business grows technology get’s more complicated because more people need to use it.   Thinking back to when your business first started, it was easy.  You had the freedom to use the tools you wanted to use to enable you to work the way you wanted to work.   But IT gets more complicated and more expensive as your team grows.   So, if you’re thinking of buying new IT equipment, whether it’s computers, telephones or software applications, you’ll want to make sure your investment will see your business through for as long as possible into the future.   If we only had a…

Friday, September 27th, 2013 by admin About Us No Comments

Data Storage and Sharing is Changing

Let’s face it; people want everything to be wireless, and who can blame them? The world is full of cables and wires and the more they need to be used the worse their condition, the cables that connect everything to everything else become worn and need to be replaced, and the areas of the devices where the cables connect become damaged and worn over time. Overall one of the main problems we have with our computers, phones, tablets and e-readers are generally related to cables in some way, which is one of the reasons the concept of wireless charging…

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by admin About Us No Comments


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