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As of November 21st, 2013 at around 4pm local Leeds time, PCM found an incredible piece of news that made us all feel warm and cuddly inside! After months of worrying, forum following and lots of long, hard meetings whereby the outcome rarely resolved the problem we entered the meeting with, our prayers had been answered! Google had just...
As per our blog on the 8th April 2013, Windows XP support - ending a year today; Microsoft has added another casualty of war to its Support Lifecycle Policy: Office 2003! The support and security updates for both services will end abruptly on the 8th April next year, that’s less than 6 months away….is your business prepared? What does this...
In the world of web design & development, it’s becoming increasingly common to hear the phrase “CMS website”. The purpose of this article is to explain what a “CMS” is and why it’s beneficial to you. What is a CMS? CMS is an acronym for “Content Management System”. In summary, a CMS website is one that allows the user to manage content...
A word of warning…. It seems that wherever we travel, protection for our personal information is something we should constantly consider. For example, everybody loves a good free Wi-Fi hotspot; Starbucks, shopping centres and even hotels bars. However, not every Wi-Fi is as free as it seems. Online fraudsters are increasingly hacking into...

Fake HMRC E-mails 07 Aug 2013

Beware, the fraudsters are at it again (though they probably never stop) this time in a very plausible HMRC scam, which arrives bearing the full HM Revenue & Customs livery and a link to the Directgov website. This is a clever scam as it coincides with the 31st July self-assessment tax deadline. Most of us are quite savvy, so when anybody...
The Magic Cube is an ultra-portable, full-sized projection keyboard; it is essentially magic in a box The Magic Cube is the perfect style accessory for any technically savvy individual, wanting to turn heads on the go!  The cube is a projection keyboard and multi-touch mouse, an all in one easy-to-use product. It connects easily to...
This is a heads up with regards to Microsoft licensing, specifically shipment of new PCs with Windows 8 operating system. We have noticed, of late, that new PCs shipping with Windows 8 operating system installed are sometimes without recovery discs, but always without the license plate sticker (commonly stuck to the PC case depicting the...

A piece of good news 14 Jun 2013

PCM are delighted to hear from one of our clients, Paul Verity Opticians that they have sponsored a talented local athlete in his bid to represent GBR in triathlon. Due to recent success with his new ecommerce site, Paul Verity has generously donated a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses. These high spec sunglasses will surely aid the young athlete...
In parallel with the furore in the UK regarding the “yes we do utilise US intelligence, no we don’t, well maybe a tiddly bit”. Widely reported (see, inter alia, Wired magazine, New York Times) in the USA are details of the massive $1.5 Billion investment being made in a government data storage centre in Utah. This 1,000,000 square foot...
All the team here at PCM are extremely proud of our Magda. Magda was conscripted into the 100k trail trekker for the Oxfam charity on Saturday 1st June 2013, at the last minute by her fiancé Simon, due to a withdrawal through injury by the existing team leader - a roll which Magda readily undertook by motivating...