Author: John Ellis

  • The world's first true paper tablet

    reMarkables new tablet is promoted at the best paper tablet on the market, but having looked at it, I personally think it is very overpriced and busying a Apple iPad would probably be a better option. However, it is a useful addition for the manager or secretary who might need to take notes during a…

  • The future of mass storage

    This offering from Western Digital, shows a major game changer in the idea of external storage. This is not a memory stick, it is a SSD external hard drive. Currently 1TB of SSD is around $370 and not available here yet, but soon. As we all know, the size will double over the next few…

  • Backing Up

    Just a reminder that you do need to backup your data. These days you can purchase a 4GB external drive for around £130. You can even use Cloud storage. If you lose your PC or get a virus that fry’s your PC you can replace it, but those photos, accounts, word documents are lost for…

  • Even the best of us

    I got a call from a client who had purchased a cheap MP3 player to plug into a kiddies car. He could not get it to work. I got there, plugged in a headphone so I could hear it and plugged it into a PC and that saw it. After a few minutes of prodding,…

  • Computer Problems – or Finger Trouble

    Recently one of my clients asked me about a possible upgrade on his PC. He had been quoted around £150 to put 12GB of memory into his computer. I went and had a look and found which chips he needed and we managed to find a deal on Amazon for £75 for 4x4GB chips a…

  • Watch Out

    Once again I hear from some of my customers that someone has called them from Windows Support and that my client’s computer has a problem. Firstly all Windows PC’s have a problem, so do Apple, so does your mobile phone. Any computing device that has software on it, plus downloaded patches etc eventually has conflicts or…

  • Google Glass – The End?

    Google have announced that they are stopping production of there flag ship product. They say this is not the end but they will need to rethink the product, and I believe the pricing. Currently priced at around £1000 when the parts only cost less than a £100 seems rather a big profit margin.   The…

  • Windows Technical Support Scam

    Watch out for the Windows Technical Support Scam; This is doing the rounds again. Basically someone rings you up and tells you that you have a problem on your computer (everyone does by the way). After a lot of talking and showing you that you have an error (they are not really; and certainly not…

  • Google Glass

    This last weekend I tried a set of Google Glass. First impressions is that they are comfortable and do not interfere with your vision. While I can see that they will have a place, I was not that impressed with the amount of screen I seemed to have displayed. This could have been because of…

  • Bounceasy

    Wellis Technology has today delivered a web site for Bounceasy a local Bouncy Castle hire company. Click here to view the site.