** BE A PART OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING **

We are hosting, for the fourth year running,  a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the shop in Swalecliffe on

Friday 29th September 2017

Please come along and support this great cause.

Plenty of cake, coffee, tea and prizes to be won.

CLICK HERE for further information straight from the Macmillan Website.

See you soon x

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For those who are still using Windows Vista, be prepared to jump ship: extended support for the lovable operating system is coming to an end April 11, 2017, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft’s support clock never stops ticking. Two very high-profile products will end extended support in 2017: Windows Vista’s final date for security updates is April 11, 2017, while Office 2007 support ends on October 10, 2017.

If you would like to discuss your particular situation please do call into the shop and we can run through with you your options.

Always here to help.

 

In every Newsletter (sign up now) we have a question at the end for you to ponder.  This is the answer to the last question –

Where did “Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey” come from?

 

Answer: 

 

In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem…how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a ‘Monkey’ with 16 round indentations.

However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make ‘Brass Monkeys.’ Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.
Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, ‘Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.’ (All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn’t you.) 

 

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Angels PC Clinic will be closed from Saturday 24th December 2016
and reopening on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Festive wishes to all our customers.  We have had a great year and looking
forward to the next one.

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From Julie, Ryan and Nigel xx

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Here at Angels PC Clinic we know all too well what it’s like when you get a new computer and the overwhelming thought of setting the thing up.  There’s a lot to do.

That is why here at Angels, all our laptops, netbooks and desktops are already setup so all you need to do is take it home, plug it in and get on with what you need to do.

This takes that stress away from you.  We spend a good 3-4 hours on getting everything in place, updates, extra software ie Office compatible software, PDF software and so on.  This also allows us to do a quality control check on everything before it leaves our shop.

We can also transfer over all your personal files ie photo’s, documents, music, video’s, at the same time making a copy onto a memory stick if you want a back up too.

Home Visits can also be arranged to make the swap over from an old computer to a new one as easy as possible.  Setup with printers, wifi and anything else that is required.

LET US TAKE THE STRESS AWAY – pop into the shop, call us on 01227 638233 or email us, with your own situation and we can suggest a solution for you.  It’s what we do – and we love to help and make it as simple as possible

Please get in touch if you need any further information, advice or wish to book a Home Visit.

 

It’s time for our annual holiday.  We will be away from the shop for approximately 3 weeks.  I know it’s a long time but our brains need to be rested so that we come back refreshed and ready to go again.

Our emails will be on auto-responder from midnight Monday 12th September 2016 but we will still receive them if it’s something I can help with by return of an email.

Where we are travelling to has very/extremely limited internet access so could take a few days to get back to you but we will try our hardest.

Thank you all so very much for yet another great year and upon our return we shall have a new helper in the shop, actually he will be our Apprentice, so we shall be able to take on much more work and hopefully will be an even better year ahead.

Bye for now

Julie xx

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The announcement from Microsoft
Microsoft sent the following message to email addresses accessed using Windows Live Mail 2012:
“Dear User,
Earlier this year we introduced a new Outl‍ook‍.‍com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlo‍ok‍.‍com delivers an exciting set of new experiences across web, phone, and desktop, and we’re eager for you to start using it.
It appears that you are currently using Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to your Out‍look‍.‍com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outl‍ook‍.‍com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Out‍look‍.‍com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Out‍look‍.‍com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012”.

The message continues, offering the following alternatives in addition to Outlook.com web access:
Switch to the Windows Mail app in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.
Upgrade to Windows 10, if you need to, so you can get the Windows Mail app.
A free one-year subscription to Office 365 so as to get Outlook 2016, the desktop email program. (Presumably, after that year, normal subscription charges would apply for Office 365.)
And there’s a deadline: June 30th, 2016.

Angels thoughts : there is another program that can be used called Thunderbird. We use that here for all our email accounts and works flawlessly. It can be downloaded from HERE.

Remote Support – Charges and Terms and Conditions
We are so very pleased to be able to offer you this great service. No more dragging your computer down to the shop, sometimes in awful weather and also when the shop is closed and you need help QUICK. We hope you enjoy using this service and tell all your friends and family.

REFER A FRIEND
Get extra minutes by referring a friend. For every friend you refer we will add 10 minutes to your total minutes. Add 2 friends and we will add 20 minutes and so forth.

O.A.P. DEALS
For those over the wonderful age of 65 (includes both male and female) an extra 10, 20 or 30 minutes will be added to their plan dependent on which one they sign up for; 2 hours, 3 hours or 4 hours.

GIFT VOUCHERS
Struggling to find a unique gift for a family member or friend. Buy them some time. For each voucher purchased minutes will be added to your plan as in the Refer a Friend scheme.

Please read the Terms and Conditions below and if you have any concerns or not quite clear on any of the points please get in touch. We have also listed below what is included and the times this service is available. There is also an Emergency Remote Service available for when you really need I.T..

Terms and Conditions
    • Charges for Remote Assistance must be paid in full before the first session starts, unless previously agreed.
    • Payments can be made by either cash or card in the shop or by card or PayPal through www.calltheangel.com web site.
    • Non-Emergency Sessions are carried out 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. Emergency Sessions 5.00pm -9.00pm Monday to Saturday. “Panic” Emergency Sessions outside these hours are possible but subject to availability.
    • In all cases please send a message with a brief description of the problem to our web site www.calltheangel.com for a quick response.
    • For charges see below and after the initial 30 minute charge all sessions are charged by 10 minute increments rounded up to the next 10 minutes. We do have a special offer one year agreement for Non-Emergency assistance for one PC. For all charges please see below and the company reserves the right to vary these charges at any time.
    • When assistance is required to download lengthy programs, transfer files, installing updates, etc. taking more than 10 minutes, additional increment charges will be waived until the task has been completed but at the discretion of the Angel conducting the session.
    • On occasions during a remote assistance session and out of our control, the internet connection can be lost and no charge will be made during these periods.
    • We will take the utmost care when giving remote assistance but in the very unlikely event of any data being lost we cannot be held responsible.
    • On occasions a PC may not be suitable for remote assistance in which case if possible bring the PC to our shop and we will advise you of your best course of action.
    • Should you introduce a customer to us who has not been in touch with us before please let us know and we will send you a voucher for future “free minutes”.
    • This service is only available to computers that have an internet connection.
    Charges for Remote Assistance – Pay As You Go
    • Non-Emergency Session from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday is an initial charge of £35 for the first 30 minutes and thereafter at 30 min intervals.
    • Emergency Session from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Saturday is an initial charge of £50 for up to 30 minutes and thereafter at the rate of £50 per 30 minutes.
    • Panic” Emergency Session at any other time is an initial charge of £75 for up to 30 minutes and thereafter at the rate of £75 per 30 minutes.
    • Non-Emergency Session from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday for one year and each PC is £299.
    • All initial charges and one year Non-Emergency Sessions are paid in advance unless previously agreed.
    OR Charges for Remote Assistance – Pay Up Front – One Computer, 1 Year
    2 hours (120 mins) £90
    3 hours (180 mins) £130
    Unlimited Remote Support for one computer for 1 Year £299
    • Non-Emergency Session from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday. All connections are made with a minimum rate of 10 minutes.
    • Emergency Session from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Saturday – for every 10 minutes connection time, this will be doubled to 20 minutes.
    • Panic” Emergency Session at any other time – for every 10 minutes connection time, this will be trebled to 30 minutes.
    • Non-Emergency Session from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday for one year and each PC is £299. If assistance is required out of these hours please contact Angels PC Clinic.
    • All initial charges and one year Non-Emergency Sessions are paid in advance unless previously agreed.

WANT TO SAVE SOME MONEY ON COMPUTER REPAIRS?

STUCK FOR A UNIQUE GIFT FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND?

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BOOK A SLOT NOW – CLICK HERE

Angels PC Clinic are now offering a unique service with deals for you, your friends and your family.

Purchase some “Minutes” of Remote Support and you’ll feel like you have a hand to hold.

What is Remote Support?
Remote Support, as the name suggests, is support that is given away from your computer. Scenario – you are at home, have a problem with your printer, it’s raining outside and the postman’s coming soon with a parcel but you need to get your computer problem solved. So you message us at Angels and we gain access to your computer from 10 miles away, could even be 10,000 miles away!!

Sound good?

If you sign up for “Minutes” and prepay, there are better deals to be had than Paying As You Go, which is the way we have been offering this service.

If you want to know more about this, find out the charges, savings and the conditions of this invaluable offer, then please CLICK HERE. All the information is there.

We hope you do take up this offer. The Remote Service we currently offer is extremely popular with many of our customers.