Take a FREE online Photography Course

Harvard University just made its 2009 photography course free to access online. The content is a little dated, but it is free, and still a great resource for levelling up your photography skills.

Available on Alison, the course has 12 modules covering the fundamentals of photography – from exposure, optics, colour and histograms to artefacts and software tools.

Complete the assessment at the end and you’ll score yourself a certificate. You need to get a mark of 80 per cent or higher to pass.

Happy learning!

How Secure Are Your Account Passwords?

Research from keepersecurity.com has revealed the most common passwords we used in 2016. 17% of people use ‘123456’. Moreover, four of the top 10 passwords we use are 6 characters or less, meaning that modern software crackers can unscramble them in seconds.

10 million passwords were scoured that became public during data breaches in 2016. The top 25 passwords of 2016 made up over 50% of these 10 million.

Secure passwords are essential when using modern technology and websites. Think of the damage that could be done if somebody unscrupulous had access to your online banking app, favourite shopping websites or – heaven forbid – your Social Media accounts!!

Most of us also leave ourselves open by using the same passwords on multiple websites. Enter your password on just one dodgy site and criminals can access EVERYTHING.

Best practice involves having different high security passwords for each and every account we use. But, how on earth do you remember each one? Fortunately there exists some very easy to use software which solves this for us – and it’s FREE.

LastPass only requires you to remember ONE master password and it does the rest, allowing you to have highly secure passwords for each account. A highly secure password can take the latest cracking machines decades to come anywhere close to deciphering. This works on PCs, Macs, Tablets and Smartphones

 

 

Latest Refurbished Laptops In Stock

The first batch of our splendid refurbished laptops are now ready from just £50 upwards. We have previously-enjoyed laptops from Dell, HP, Toshiba, Acer and other premium manufacturers in store – all superbly refurbished and ready to use.

As we are a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher you can be assured of genuine Microsoft Windows software – unlike the majority of cheap ‘refurbished’ laptops available locally or online.

Our Refurbishing process completely renews any laptop. We replace any failing parts and perform a new complete installation of Windows software and a free antivirus package.

Our new batch features machines with rapid processors including Intel i3 and Intel i5. Memory can be configured to your requirements up to 16gb Ram and whatever SSD or Standard Hard Drive you may need.

All our refurbished laptops come with a standard 60 day full warranty which can be extended for a small monthly support fee.

Call us on 01253 312808 for more details or call in to take a test drive.