We know all the right questions to ask in order to tailor equipment that will best suit your needs.
We also have almost 30 years experience of dealing with both manufacturers and suppliers but wedo not supplyand have no affiliations or bias and do not accept commissions, so are wholly impartial.
We operate solely in YOUR best interests.
Our own reputation depends on it!
We will teach you how to properly switch-on (and just as importantly, how to properly switch OFF) your equipment. From there, we will marry our teaching to your requirements.
If you have an interest that is not covered, then do feel free to contact us.
Be it a friendly or a formal letter, a database of your music collection, or even your latest novel - we show you the best programs to use and help you make templates so that you are not continually retyping the same information.
We can teach you to turn simple text into a newsletter, poster etc., and incorporate graphics &/or photos as well asemphasisingwords andTITLES in addition to improving a document’s content by automatically generating alternative/different/substitutewords to convey a message.
We will also show you how to store, print &/or email your completed work.
Transfer and print (or save and organise for printing later) pictures from your digital camera.
Scan existing photos (even 35mm transparencies) into your PC and make them everlasting.
Digital photographs can be enhanced, trimmed and repaired with blemishes such as scratches, rips, poor lighting or “red-eye” etc., easily fixed. You can even turn those old negatives, you've been keeping in a shoebox, into photographs for storing, viewing &/or printing. The once lost and forgotten now becoming rediscovered, memories for your collection.
Copy music from computer to a portable MP3 player for your personal listening.
Learn how to transfer music and video from tape to your PC to play &/or convert to CD/DVD format.
You can, via the Internet, find almost any movie, song, performance, documentary or news-item ever recorded to download for watching and/or adding to your own collection.
A favourite TV or Radio show can be enjoyed at anytime, even if you missed its actual broadcast and then watched/listened to, or even recorded for replaying at a later time.
Where to start?
The world (and more) is here - on demand - and in your home or office.
First lesson, before undertaking any journey, is “safety”. We can teach you how to search and browse the world-wide-web without the hassle of picking up viruses &/or receiving those annoying pop-up adverts and we can also show you how to keep your identity safe from all but those trusted friends and colleagues you wish to share it with.
We can even help you plan, design and publish your very own website. For further details, please click on the "Internet Services" button on the right.
Teaching you to setup/maintain your email accounts, including managing address books/contacts.
Integrating on-line email accounts with Desktop Access such as Outlook, Outlook Express etc., for easier use, access and organisation.
We can also show you how to include attachments with your emails (pictures, documents etc).
Knowledge is one thing, being able to impart that knowledge is entirely different. Anyone can know - few can teach. Computers are a science. Teaching is an art. We combine both disciplines so you are never confused or simply expected to mimic, but to understand the processes. Armed with such understanding, further skills are quickly grasped. If we learn a new language or musical instrument, for example, then each additional language/instrument we study, thereafter, becomes easier as we begin understanding the processes .
In addition to general IT familiarity, we teach “task-specific” skills that will have you quickly mastering what you may have thought was beyond you, or requiring many hours/days/weeks/years of frustration.
Booking flights and holidays or events; Ordering groceries; finding long-lost foods & delicacies you had all-but forgotten; bargain-hunting local, on-line, Classified Advertisement sites and not ignoring all the free items that are being recycled as well as buying, bidding for or selling your own items on sites such as eBay.
We can show you how to buy (and/or sell) both confidently and securely.
We can help you compile a family tree and point you in the right direction to track down your ancestral family utilising on-line lists and databases of others’ family trees that might link with your own as well as accessing the census records of Channel Islands, UK, USA, Australia and many other countries around the world.
We can show you how to find people from your past, by searching through old School, Armed Services, Social Club and Workplace websites. There are many dedicated sites for this.
Maybe someone is already trying to reconnect with you!
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a way of making free telephone calls, via the Internet.
You are not locked into calling only other PC users (which is genuinely free), as you can also cheaply call either landline or mobile ‘phones, anywhere in the world.
So now you can slash your telephone bill and talk for longer without fear of excessive charges.
You don’t have to be just a voice-on-the-’phone anymore, either. If you have distant friends and family, you can see them and they can see you while you are speaking (great way to watch the grandkids open their Christmas presents).
Pay bills - even transfer sums instantly between your accounts or deposit gifts into family’s bank accounts etc., from the comfort of home as well as checking your exact financial status, securely and within seconds & often incurring lower or nil bank charges.
If Backgammon, Bingo, Bridge, Chess, Crosswords, Scrabble, Sudoku or strategy/war games are your passion, there exists a myriad of opportunities to play these and much, much more.
You can even compete with people from around the world, making new friends (or “virtual combatants”) at the same time. We can advise you on the best system requirements to heighten your prospects of winning and also help ensure that contests take place on an “even-field” of play.
Perhaps you’d like an on-line pen pal - someone (or perhaps whole communities of on-line folk) with whom to share ideas and opinions, or even become the latest of thousands of folk that have met and formed relationships, after initially “meeting” on-line.