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Get your iPhone repair done locally

If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone and ended up with a cracked screen and in need of an iPhone Repair, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only is a broken screen unsightly, it can also make it difficult to use your phone. While you may be tempted to go to a big-name electronics retailer to get your screen repaired, it’s actually a better idea to go to a local repair shop. Here’s why:

First and foremost, using a local repair shop supports your community and helps to keep small businesses afloat. Small, locally-owned businesses are an important part of the fabric of any community, and by supporting them, you’re helping to strengthen your community as a whole. Plus, these businesses are often run by people who are passionate about what they do, and who are more likely to provide excellent customer service.

In addition to supporting your community, using a local repair shop can also save you money. Big-name electronics retailers often charge more for repairs than smaller, locally-owned shops. Plus, many local repair shops offer discounts or promotions, which can help you save even more money.

But perhaps the biggest reason to go to a local repair shop is the quality of the repair. When you go to a big-name retailer, you’re often at the mercy of whoever is working on your phone. They may not have the necessary training or experience to properly fix your phone, which can result in a subpar repair. On the other hand, local repair shops are often run by technicians who are highly trained and experienced in repairing all types of electronic devices, including iPhones. This means that you’re more likely to get a high-quality repair that will last.

So, if you find yourself in need of an iPhone screen repair, don’t hesitate to seek out a local repair shop. Not only will you be supporting your community and potentially saving money, but you’ll also be more likely to get a high-quality repair. By choosing a local repair shop, you’ll be able to get your phone back in working order and get on with your life.

In addition to supporting your community and getting a high-quality repair, there are a few other benefits to using a local repair shop for your iPhone screen repair.

For one, you’ll likely have a better overall experience at a local repair shop. These businesses are often run by people who are passionate about what they do and who truly care about their customers. As a result, you’re more likely to receive personalized attention and a more welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

Another benefit of using a local repair shop is the convenience factor. Local repair shops are often located in more convenient locations than big-name electronics retailers, which can make it easier for you to drop off and pick up your phone. Plus, local repair shops often have more flexible hours, making it easier to find a time that works for you.

Finally, using a local repair shop can also be more environmentally friendly. Big-name electronics retailers often ship repaired devices long distances, which can result in a lot of unnecessary carbon emissions. On the other hand, local repair shops are often able to repair your device on-site, which can reduce the carbon footprint of the repair process.

In conclusion, if you find yourself in need of an iPhone screen repair, it’s best to go to a local repair shop. Not only will you be supporting your community and potentially saving money, but you’ll also be more likely to get a high-quality repair and have a better overall experience. Plus, using a local repair shop can be more convenient and environmentally friendly. So, the next time you need a repair, don’t hesitate to seek out a local shop and give them your business.

Skytrack Golfing Simulator PC Build

We have been busy building PC to work alongside the Skytrack Golfing Simulator.

Advised spefication :
Windows 10 64bit
Intel core i7 @ 3.2GHz
NVidia GTX 1080
DirectX version 11 & suitable sound card Wifi 30GB hard drive

The speciation can be a bit vague as it doesn’t mention the generation of CPU, however, we have built a few of these units to our recommended spec which may help you guys looking for a machine to use.

If you are looking for a machine pre-built then please get in touch and we will see what we can do for you.

Our recommended Specification for the Skytrack Golfing Simulator

CPUi7 8700k 3.7GHz
MotherboardPrime Z370-P Motherboard
Memory16gb DDR4 
Primary DriveSSD 240GB Crucial
Secondary Drive (optional)Only if required
CaseCorsair Carbide Case
Extra CPU cooling (Optional)Radiator Fan if high usage
Power Supply650W PSU
Dedicated GPU (Optional)Gforce 2060 RTX Gigabyte
Windows OSWindows 10 Pro
Keyboard MouseLogtech Wireless Keyboard and mouse set
MonitorsOptional touch screen
Wifi AdaptorUSB 1200 MBPS Adaptor

All our machines are built in house, we have been in business since 2007.

Official website for the simulation

Windows 7 End of Life

Are you still running Windows 7 ?

Windows 7 reached it’s end of life

Should I be looking to upgrade my computer that’s running Windows 7 ?

  • Ended

    Jan 14th 2020

  • Released

    22nd Oct 2009

I didn’t upgrade to Windows 10!

This is probably the most stated comment since the expiry date. We find a lot of customers didn’t upgrade because they heard Windows 10 was unstable or had bad feedback. We totally agree, Windows 10 on it’s release was pretty shocking although we felt it was a lot better than it’s previous releases Windows 8 and 8.1. After a few patches came out, Windows 10 became quite stable. It had it’s odd Windows update failure resulting in a lot of machines having to be re-installed, but overall it was a solid OS and advised by Microsoft to be the ‘final’ release of Windows and that future updates would be patches and feature pack releases.

Is Windows 7 still safe?

Like any out of date software, it doesn’t just die on the expiration date, although a lot of 3rd party vendors have been concentrating on Windows 10 for some time with the pending end of life of Windows 7. It will continue to work for a lot of apps and Internet browsers, but over time the security of the whole platform will be challenged. I guess the question is ‘What do you do with your computer?’ If you use it for games and watching on-line videos without doing any form of purchasing or banking, then the data you are risking will be down to social activity and passwords that you use for accounts like YouTube or Netflix. The risk is much lower than someone who buys of Amazon, eBay or banking. 

Do you want to risk your data being exposed ? I don’t think anyone would want this to happen, but for a lot of us, we don’t hold anything financial on our computers for fear of cyber crime and identity theft. 

The verdict

If your computer is powerful enough and you don’t have any problems with compatibility, you should move to Windows 10 ASAP. You should bear in mind if your computer is 5 years old or more, it might be an upgrade isn’t the best option for you; there are plenty of refurbished computers available at almost half the cost of a new one that will be money better spent.

Our recommendation

If you are still running Windows 7 then you should look at upgrading asap. Without security support from Microsoft and 3rd party vendors, its only a matter of time before a backdoor is discovered leaving your computer vulnerable. 

We offer a free diagnostic test in store and can let you know if your computer is ‘upgradable’ or not. We also offer a selection of refurbished computers that might be a better fit.

Book an upgrade or free diagnostic today–>

    Apple Mac Mini Upgrade to SSD

    Here is a lovely Apple Mac Mini Upgrade (version 2014) we have just upgraded for a customer. Whilst keeping his original data by cloning the OS without any loss of programs or data.

    We upgraded his Mac with a 1TB SSD drive, which gave the Mac a new boost of life and larger disk space. The customer was extremely satisfied with the final job.

    Its most important to use the right software when copying your data, we understand that your data is important when having your Mac Mini Upgrade.

    To get an estimate please request a quote.

    Or just pop yourselves into our repair shop and meet our most accommodating team.

    iPhone Repairs Manchester

    A message from our iPhone Repairs Manchester Centre

    For a quote click here

    Repairing an iPhone – it not actually rocket science but you need to use the right parts and take your time. We have seen so many phones get broken by one man bands, market traders (bad working environments) and self repairs. Our iPhone technicians work without distraction and in a controlled working environment. Having done over 5000 phones, I think it’s safe to say we know what we are doing. Trust in us.

    We cover all iPhone models and repair most faults.

    Which iPhone do you have? find out on Apples website

    Double Award Winners Business of the Year 2018

    Absolutely Business of the year! We are over the moon that we won not just 1 ……. but 2 awards for:-

    Small business of the year and Business of the year.

    We are literally on cloud 9! and are ever so thankful to everybody that voted for us.

    It means the world to us that we can provide an A-class service not only to just Sale Town Centre but to all our online customers providing them with I.T support, Social Media Management and training.

    Thank you also to:

    Martin Hambleton for the amazing photography,
    Sue Aldridge and the team at the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce,
    Best Western Cresta Court Hotel for all your hard work and not forgetting the host Darren Proctor for making the evening definitely one to remember!

    Apple Watch Repairs Service

    Apple Watch Repairs Service

    We are now offering Apple Watch repairs because our team have repaired over 10,000 iDevices to date.

    If you don’t know which version of Apple Watch you have, you can check out the Apple Website for more information of version and models.

    Our Apple Watch repairs include:

    Screen Repairs – Replacement Batteries – Power Issues – Strap Repairs – Touch Screen Problems

    If you need a quote then check our repair page HERE and contact us for a quote.

    Get a quote now

    GDPR – Are you ready?

    The new EU data protection law GDPR is fast approaching and yet a lot of us are still unsure how it affects us? If you’re an SME business and are yet to act, here are some key points to push you in the right direction:

    Data mapping – Know what data you are keeping

    The first step when tackling GDPR is to map out what data you keep. Grab a pen and note down all the places where customer and employee data is stored and whom and what programs (such as CRM systems) have access.

    Privacy policy – Let your clients and employees know

    In your terms and regulations, set out what client data you keep on file. Note for how long; and if you use 3rd party vendors. If you pass on customer data, it should be included in your terms. An example may be, if you use a courier to send out goods then the customer’s address will be passed to the vendor. It goes without saying this is an essential procedure for you to complete your contract of sale, you should be covered if it’s within your terms and conditions. The same applies with your employees, review the contracts of employment, make sure you are covered for the data you hold on them and checks you may do, such as email monitoring, CRV checks, or social media activity monitoring.

    Security agreements – Know that your vendors are covered

    Just as you need to protect yourself, you need to be sure your vendors you use are covered too. Obtain a copy of their data protection agreements to make sure they are compliant.

    Data retention – Procedure for the removal of data

    Data should not be kept indefinitely, formulate a procedure for the removal of data that has surpassed your retention policy. Note that the legal requirements for duration will vary depending on what data you hold.

    Email marketing – Consent

    Well this is a big subject, there are a lot of ways the GDPR relates to how you obtain data and how it can be used. I won’t be going into detail at this time, but I have 2 essential points for you to be looking at:

    • Always have an ‘opt-out’ option of any marketing flyer or email.
    • If you obtain a personal email i.e. [email protected], request that they ‘opt-in’ to receive newsletters before adding them to a mailing list.

    Brexit – Will we still have to comply with GDPR after we leave?

    Yes, GDPR is a EU requirement, however even after Brexit, GDPR will still be applicable, as we will still have to deal with the EU.

    I hope you found these basic tips useful, GDPR is essentially about transparency & accountability for the data you hold.

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