So What Is Apple Retina Display?

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You’ve seen and heard Apple talking about the iMac with 5K Retina display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, and so on. But what is a Retina display, and why should you care?

Retina displays are high-resolution screens on which graphics are extra sharp and text is super crisp.

The LCD screens used in Apple’s displays use a grid of “pixels”—the smallest possible dot whose color can be controlled—to create all the text and graphics you see. Today’s iPhone 7 Plus screen can fit 401 pixels into each inch. As pixel density goes up, the pixels get smaller. With a 72 ppi (pixels per inch) screen, it’s easy to see each individual pixel in a character, but the higher the pixel density, the harder it becomes to pick out separate pixels.

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When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010, he said that for a screen that’s held 10 to 12 inches from the eye—about the distance at which many people hold their iPhones— the human eye can’t resolve individual pixels if it’s about 300 ppi. At longer distances, it becomes harder to discern small details, so most people won’t be able to pick out pixels on a screen viewed at arm’s length, such as an iMac display, if it’s about 220 ppi.

So Apple says a “Retina display” is any screen whose pixel density is high enough that someone with 20/20 vision cannot see individual pixels at the standard viewing distance used for that device.

For the Mac this is about 220 ppi. Larger iPads have a pixel density of 264 ppi, and the iPad mini checks in at 326 ppi. From the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 7, pixel density stayed at 326 ppi, but the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus are 401 ppi. The tiny Apple Watch screen is about 330 ppi.

If you suffer from eyestrain, reading on a Retina display will likely be easier and less tiring, since the words will be clear and crisp, without any of the fuzziness on the edges that you see on lesser displays.

Last, the words “Retina display” are an Apple trademark. So you won’t see any other manufacturers claiming that their products have Retina displays.

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Reasons to Choose a Mac Over a PC

Similar to the rivalry between the Android lovers and those who have allegiances with iPhones, Apple and PC have had somewhat of a conflict going on for a while now too.

So, why is it that these devices receive such strong loyalty and affection when people could grab one of the 1000’s of PCs on the market? We’ve got seven great reasons that’ll convince you if you are on the fence.

In case anyone is nit-picking we’ve grouped those personal computers manufactured by the various PC manufacturers on one side and those built by Apple on the other, and now we can get stuck into why you should choose a Mac over PCs…

User Experience

The operating systems on both sides play an essential role in the user experience. If the user experience is a bad one, then tantrums and rage can ensue, but if things run as expected, then it’s simply heavenly. Take Windows 8 for example; this was a bad release for Windows both for design and customer satisfaction, with Microsoft trying too hard to push touch-based computing on a desktop to users who weren’t in the market for it. Windows 10 saved their bacon and is welcomed as a rather tidy OS, but there’s still a long way to go. In contrast, OS High Sierra on Macs is stable, clean, and refined; not to mention better optimisation for professional applications and an easy to use interface.

Wood Through the PC Trees

This is an issue that many people will have encountered; just which PC do I choose? It’s an absolute minefield unless you know what you’re looking for.

Apple’s Macs include the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro, and this catalogue of devices will hit the spot for someone, depending on your needs.

Now, due to the fact that PCs don’t come from just one brand/manufacturer, you can’t always see the wood through the trees. There’s got to be hundreds of PCs on the market, but not one of these have the direction guiding them that the people behind Macs offer.

Security

The go-to for any keen Apple product warrior – security! A long-standing selling point for Macs is that they boast a superior security level compared to their PC counterparts. Macs have a reputable record for continually showing that they suffer fewer attacks than Windows-based PCs, by some length too!

Quality Software as Standard

PCs have plenty of super software packages on offer for almost any computer-based task. Some are available for purchase, while some can be downloaded for free. However, one thing that is most often seen is the fact they don’t come with the machine. In contrast, when you unwrap your Mac or even second-hand Apple computers for sale fire them up you’ll find an impressive collection of very useful apps including iTunes, Photos, iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, FaceTime and Maps, to name a few, already installed. There’s also Final Cut Pro X which is for Mac only, while the maturity of the applications on the macOS platform is simply unbeatable.

Having these apps ready to go means that you’ll be able to create music, edit photos and make movies, as well as get your work done from the off.

Also, Macs have App Store, which allows you to access a world of additional apps that can be installed on your Mac. What’s more, Microsoft apps run perfectly well, with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook now mainstays on many a Mac.

The Build Quality

We’re all aware that Macs are expensive. But, if you’re after a device that is built to the highest of standards, with top-spec components, sophisticated styling, all finished with near-fanatical attention to detail, then Macs will provide you with some of the most undeniably beautiful consumer electronic products on the market. Furthermore, having access to a computer that offers stability in terms of its function is a must. And with the majority of users owning their machine for business use, if that goes down, money is lost, which is not only a headache for business owners but also unavoidable.

User Satisfaction

A Mac is an electronic product, and just like any other product of its kind, must validate its cost to the consumer. Thankfully though, the Mac has held the throne for customer satisfaction surveys for more than a decade now, and given how fickle we can all be as consumers, this really is no mean feat. Add this to the fact that when you think of the price tag that comes with the Mac, they really do offer a huge amount to the prospective buyer. At the end of the day, Apple delivers the goods, literally, and in various ways. That’s the most convincing case of all, in our opinions.

No Regrets

Lastly, people who purchase Macs have few, if any, regrets; if you don’t believe us, ask friends who have one and see for yourself!

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Now upgrading Windows PC and Macs to SSD! 10x performance, no moving parts, same day install Horsham West Sussex from just £99 incl !

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Now Upgrading Windows PC and Macs with Solid State Drives

You can save a ton of money by upgrading your current PC or Mac with a small but mighty SSD upgrade. The reason most computers slow down is because the hard drive can only read and write data at 50MB per second. This is equivalent to rush hour traffic at 5pm anywhere in the UK. The solid state drive is like having 8 lanes open with no traffic. Files read and write data at over 550MB per second. Over a 10x performance increase.

Keep Your Mac or PC Running For Many More Years!

Frequently asked questions

  • How easy is it to upgrade my Mac or PC?
    MyComputerWorks can upgrade your computer same day or within 24 hours in most cases. Some licensed software may require license keys after migration.What about all my stuff on my computer?
    In most cases all data will be moved. MyComputerWorks highly recommends doing a time machine backup or manually moving your data to a backup drive to be certain.

  • Do you have any samples?
    See the video below.

  • Where can I go to get this done?

Visit https://www.mycomputerworks.co.uk or call us on 01403 586016

You can find us on the map below.  MyComputerWorks, Ashwins, Sedgwick lane, Horsham, West Sussex,  RH13 6QE.

 

Mac SSD Upgrades Horsham – Professional Service from just £99.99

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Improve an Old Mac’s Performance with an SSD

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We understand. That MacBook Pro you bought a few years back doesn’t seem like it should need replacing, but performance has started to lag, and you don’t have the money for a shiny new Touch Bar model. Adding RAM up to 8 GB can help, but the best bang for your buck in terms of performance comes from swapping your Mac’s hard drive for a solid-state drive, or SSD- Contact us for Mac SSD upgrades Horsham.

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What’s an SSD? As the name implies, it’s a storage device that has no moving parts—no spinning disks and no read/write heads skimming along just a few nanometers above the disk surfaces. Instead, SSDs use flash memory, a type of non-volatile memory whose chips retain data even without power.

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Mac SSD upgrades Horsham

SSDs have two huge advantages over traditional hard drives. The first is reliability, particularly in laptops that are picked up and set down many times a day. Drop your MacBook Pro on the desk a little too hard, particularly while it’s on and the drive is spinning, and that read/write head could hit the surface of the disk—the very definition of a hard disk crash. With no moving parts, SSDs aren’t nearly as vulnerable to physical damage.

But the second advantage is why SSDs have become so popular—they’re fast, really fast. One SSD vendor advertises them as up to 92 times faster than hard drives. Obviously, the specifics can vary quite a bit, but in system benchmarks, swapping an SSD in for a hard drive can improve overall performance by 50 percent or more. Drive-intensive activities like booting see the most benefit—you’ll be shocked at how much faster your Mac boots with an SSD.

SSDs are fast and reliable, but the tradeoff is that they’re much more expensive per gigabyte and can’t hold as much data. For many Mac users, the best combination is an internal SSD for booting, running apps, and holding frequently used data, and a big external hard drive for less important data and archives. And, of course, backups are best sent to a big external drive, since capacity is more important than performance with backups.

So if you’re trying to goose the performance of your older Mac, look into an SSD.

 MyComputerWorks Horsham  can upgrade your 2009 – 2012 Macbook Pro to an SSD including a transfer of all data from your older Hard Drive to the new Solid State Drive from just £99.99 – iMacs from just £119.95 all inclusive ! More here https://www.mycomputerworks.co.uk . Why don’t you see what our customers have had to say with their reviews? Find out more about upgrading your Mac in Horsham by using the contact form on the website, or by calling 01403 586016  or by sending an email to hello@mycomputerworks.co.uk.

Mac Repair & Upgrades Horsham – Specialist Team, Competitive Rates

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Are you in need of Apple Mac repair Horsham? If so, contact MyComputerWorks today. MyComputerWorks are leading computer repair specialists able to solve a whole host of computing issues, including problems with hardware and software. They offer some of the most competitive prices for  Mac repair and upgrades in the Horsham area and have been providing computer repairs for over a decade. When you opt for the services of MyComputerWorks, you don’t need to send your system away or wait a week or more for it to be returned, as most repairs can be completed in Horsham within a day or two.

Apple certified technicians

MyComputerWorks is the home of Apple-certified technicians with years of diagnostics and repair experience to draw upon. Call outs are available for no extra charge, and information is always explained in plain English so confusion and ambiguity can be avoided. When diagnostics, repairs and upgrades are carried out, your data is protected, and the team have the highest level of respect for your machine and the information on it.

Mac repairs available

The team can help whether you have an iMac, Macbook, or any other Mac. Repair costs are amongst the most competitive on the local market, and diagnosis fees are minimal if you decide not to go ahead with a repair. MyComputerWorks can help with a range of issues and can speed up your computer, resolve upgrade issues, provide migration and data recovery services, back up your Time Machine and solve any start-up issues that you might be faced with. They can also increase the size of your hard drive, fix any broken hardware, upgrade you to an SSD, boost your RAM and upgrade your operating system. They can also help if you have broken your screen or keyboard, replacing any broken parts with genuine ones. Assistance is also available if you are experiencing problems with your battery or your machine has stopped charging properly or at all.

Talk to MyComputerWorks

To get in touch with MyComputerWorks and find out more about PC repair Horsham today, use the contact form on the website. Alternatively, call 01403 586016 or send an e-mail to hello@mycomputerworks.co.uk.

MyComputerWorks Horsham Half price Mac & PC MOT checkups is back until 31st October

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MyComputerWorks Horsham Half price Mac & PC MOT checkups is back until 31st October

Here at Mycomputerworks, we offer an MOT service to assess how well your computer is working before something serious may go wrong. If your computer seems a little off its game these days, you’re in luck as we’re running half-price MOTs for the next 4 weeks until 31st october. Get in touch and we’ll give it a good once-over.

What exactly is a MOT? Our MOT service is a simple check-up that will clean up your files, clear away the cobwebs (sometimes literally), tidy your components and assess whether or not everything is working the way it should. More specifically, a Mycomputerworks MOT includes:

System Overview: We’ll run system diagnostics and if we find a particular component that needs to be fixed or if you’re due for an upgrade that will allow you to get more out of your computer, we’ll let you know about it and let you decide how you would like to move forward.

Operating system Check-Up. We’ll fully check your operating system and make sure there’s nothing slowing your computer down. We’ll get rid of temporary files and clear anything that’s keeping your machine from operating to the best of its ability.

Hard Disk Check. If your computer has a HDD (hard disk drive), we’ll run some house-keeping programmes to make sure the file is intact and running properly. We’ll also assess the integrity of your drive and keep an eye out for any signs of early failure. (If we detect signs of early failure, it may be time for you to upgrade to a SSD, or solid-state drive.

In-Depth Internal Clean. You would not believe the things we have found inside some computers and you’d be surprised by the amount of dust and dirt that manages to find its way into the body of a machine. By removing dirt, dust, hair and other debris from inside your computer, it will run cooler (two thumbs up for less overheating!) and will help you save on precious battery power.

External Clean. We’ll buff out smudges, deep clean your keyboard, and make your screen glisten again with a thorough exterior clean. The computer cleaning products we use are antibacterial for a super clean germ-free finish.

See all of our services at:

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01403 586016

Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it

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Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it | Privacy Online News

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What is a Keylogger?

A keylogger, also known as keystroke logging or keylogging, is a method of tracking the strokes on a keyboard without the knowledge of the user. This information is then collected and used to access private accounts or collect personal information. Keyloggers can come in the form of software, hardware, or external monitoring such as acoustic analysis or electromagnetic emissions. Software-based keyloggers use the target computer’s operating system in various ways, including: imitating a virtual machine (hypervisor-based or virtual machine manager), acting as the keyboard driver (kernel-based), using the application programming interface to watch keyboard strokes (API-based), recording information submitted on web-based forms (Form Grabber based) or capturing network traffic associated with HTTP POST events to steal passwords (Packet analyzers). Alternatively, keylogging can be done without installing software and can rely on modifying BIOS firmware (firmware-based) or installing a hardware circuit between the keyboard and the computer that logs keyboard stroke activity (keyboard hardware). Acoustic keylogging monitors the sound created by each individual keystroke and uses the subtly different acoustic signature that each key emits to analyze and determine what the target computer’s user is typing. Electromagnetic emission monitoring can capture the emissions from a wired (plug-in) keyboard from over 60 feet away using a wide-band receiver to keylog. Besides using standard malware-avoidance techniques, using a virtual keyboard (search your Microsoft operating system for “OSK” –On Screen Keyboard) can be used to type in passwords instead of your physical one and can thwart most of the simple keyloggers.

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MyComputerWorks Horsham Half price Mac & PC MOT checkups is back until 7th April

MyComputerWorks Horsham Half price Mac & PC MOT checkups is back until 7th April

When you start to feel a little run-down, you go to the doctor for a check-up, right? (Don’t forget, self-care is *very* important.) Similarly, when your computer starts to huff and puff while doing routine tasks, it’s important to book it in to see a professional. Here at Mycomputerworks, we offer an MOT service to assess how well your computer is working before something serious may go wrong. If your computer seems a little off its game these days, you’re in luck as we’re running half-price MOTs for the next 2 weeks until 7th April Get in touch and we’ll give it a good once-over.

What exactly is a MOT? Our MOT service is a simple check-up that will clean up your files, clear away the cobwebs (sometimes literally), tidy your components and assess whether or not everything is working the way it should. More specifically, a Mycomputerworks MOT includes:

System Overview: We’ll run system diagnostics and if we find a particular component that needs to be fixed or if you’re due for an upgrade that will allow you to get more out of your computer, we’ll let you know about it and let you decide how you would like to move forward.
Operating system Check-Up. We’ll fully check your operating system and make sure there’s nothing slowing your computer down. We’ll get rid of temporary files and clear anything that’s keeping your machine from operating to the best of its ability.
Hard Disk Check. If your computer has a HDD (hard disk drive), we’ll run some house-keeping programmes to make sure the file is intact and running properly. We’ll also assess the integrity of your drive and keep an eye out for any signs of early failure. (If we detect signs of early failure, it may be time for you to upgrade to a SSD, or solid-state drive.
In-Depth Internal Clean. You would not believe the things we have found inside some computers and you’d be surprised by the amount of dust and dirt that manages to find its way into the body of a machine. By removing dirt, dust, hair and other debris from inside your computer, it will run cooler (two thumbs up for less overheating!) and will help you save on precious battery power.
External Clean. We’ll buff out smudges, deep clean your keyboard, and make your screen glisten again with a thorough exterior clean. The computer cleaning products we use are antibacterial for a super clean germ-free finish.

See all of our services at:

www.mycomputerworks.co.uk

hello@mycomputerworks.co.uk

01403 586016

Reviews

Customer reviews.

 

Subjected my MacBook pro to

Subjected my MacBook pro to ordeal by Sauvignon Blanc which caused it to collapse in a sizzling heap. Thinking that circa £1400 to replace it would make for a very expensive glass of wine that i didn’t even drink, i googled Mac repair and came across Darius.

That was a good result ; Dropped it off the next day, within 24 hours received a condition report, photos of the damage, detailed spec of required repairs etc. ; kept fully advised of status during repair and had my machine back in a week – actually works better than previous with better screen illumination and feels like a new bit of kit. From a burnt out wreck I’ve ended up with an excellent MacBook for half the cost of an iPad.
Great service – would not hesitate to recommend ; this guy knows his stuff

Nick Briody

Darius was very helpful and

Darius was very helpful and fast at repairing my 2010 MacBook Pro that decided to close down on not reboot.
It’s all working again and I’m so happy.
🙏

Steve jenkinson

Battery replacement My old MacBook

Battery replacement My old MacBook Air had a battery replacement and a brand new charger all sorted for me in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of Apple!!! Would recommend one hundred times over.

Rowena

Darius is a capable, kind

Darius is a capable, kind and trustworthy person who I wholeheartedly recommend to any of you having trouble with your macs. The service was impeccable and he went the extra mile, helping me with my time-machine and backing up my files too. With cider spilled on my machine and a crackling sound from a shorting battery, I thought I was doomed. However, Darius managed to clean up, fix and replace the inside of my mac within a matter of days, enabling me to complete my PhD applications before the deadline. I feel very lucky to live so close by, he has gained a customer for life.

Odie

Excellent service overall. Diagnosed problem,

Excellent service overall. Diagnosed problem, contacted me with quote and repaired my laptop quickly. It runs brilliantly now. Highly recommended.

David Downman

Darius was extremely quick on

Darius was extremely quick on fixing my MacBook Pro. Very helpful and was great in general! Highly recommend!

Thafsir

Total gent. After being messed

Total gent. After being messed around by Lenovo for months Daruis came to the rescue. Quick, efficient, but most of all honest. Clearly cares about his customers a lot more than the big firms and an absolute expert in his field. Would happily use again.

Emily

Very friendly and efficient service

Very friendly and efficient service at a great price from Darius. Will be back.

Ben Campbell

Darius fixed our problems quickly

Darius fixed our problems quickly and efficiently. We would not hesitate to recommend him.

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Very Happy! My iMac is

Very Happy! My iMac is running like a new machine at a fraction of the cost of any other quotes I received. Friendly, informative service, I will definitely be recommending Darius.

Karen Chappel

I went to Darius for

I went to Darius for help getting my iMac working again.
He fitted a new power supply and suggested an SSD drive upgrade to replace my HD.
All working fully again and now no moving parts!
What’s not to like?
I would recommend MyComputerWorks to all!

Ken

Not very often you find

Not very often you find such a knowledgeable person who went above and beyond to fix a couple of laptops that would have been uneconomical to repair via an apple re-seller. I will definitely be using Darius again and would recommend anyone having an out of warranty repair also do the same. If Heineken did Apple Repairs this is where it would happen !!. Justin

Justin

My computer was running very

My computer was running very slow with the dreaded colour spinning wheel appearing all
the time. Darius responded straight away, taking my computer away to diagnose the issues. The Mac desk top had been affected by a power surge. Darius ordered the necessary parts, fixed it and it was back with me the next day.

Darius is extremely knowledgable, responsive and I trust him completely with my computer.

Thank you, Darius.

Sarah Turner

A great service. From my

A great service. From my initial phone call at 9:30am yesterday, dropping the laptop off before 10am to Darius, to getting a phone call at 5pm saying it was ready, it was very speedy and good value for money.
Laptop damage due to liquid isn’t easy to repair but it’s working again.
Cheers Darius.

Clive

Amazing 5 star service Quick, efficient

Amazing 5 star service

Quick, efficient professional service. Darius was able to upgrade my hard drive to a solid state drive so my old 2011 MacBook Pro which was running very slow is now just like new! He was also very patient in helping me to relocate and import all my old photos! I would highly recommend him.

Ann Williams

Professional, friendly and honest service.

Professional, friendly and honest service. So happy to have my mac up and working after what I thought was unrepairable having killed it with water. Highly recommended!

Paul White

Darius went out of his

Darius went out of his way to ensure that our iMac and MacBook were upgraded in the best possible way. He took the trouble to clean the machines, re-glue the screen on the MacBook and even replaced missing feet on it too! The service was quick and communication excellent and prices very reasonable. Recommend taking your computer to Darius for some TLC.

Melanie

Never known a service provider

Never known a service provider to have so many 5 star reviews. I know why. He is exceptional at what he does. My sad old iMac was handed over in a sorry state and I got back a sleek, super fast thing of beauty that is a delight to use. All singing, all dancing again for less than a plumber’s callout fee. Darius has done such a good job, I probably won’t have to use him again but I am more than happy to recommend him to anyone with a computer in need of a little bit of TLC. Or resurrection, like mine!

Noel Bergmann

Very satisfied with all aspects

Very satisfied with all aspects of the work carried out by Darius, prompt service and a willingness to ensure all queries fully answered. I will be in touch as and when I need further work to my computer.

Grahame West

Can’t thank Darius enough for

Can’t thank Darius enough for fixing my iMac. Speedy turnaround, great communication throughout the process and and very affordable. Highly recommended.

Ben Kelsey

Darius was absolutely brilliant. My

Darius was absolutely brilliant. My iMac was collected and repaired within a couple of days. I can thoroughly recommend him. And I will surely be using him in the future.

Caroline Harvey

Amazing support and service. Completely

Amazing support and service. Completely saved my bacon. My laptop feels like it’s brand new! Highly recommend.

Tom Blay

This was the first time

This was the first time I had used MyComputerWorks but would thoroughly recommend them. Darius was so friendly, helpful and sorted my laptop problem out very quickly. He also discovered viruses etc that I didn’t know were there causing problems. Many thanks.

Maroin Dann

Thoroughly recommend MyComputerWorks, we have

Thoroughly recommend MyComputerWorks, we have had our iMac memory upgraded and replaced the old slow hard drive with a nice fast SSD drive which has given it a complete new lease of life. Our MacBook was also messing around, one new battery later and a solid state drive upgrade, it’s been like like a brand new Mac! Very friendly and helpful, always very accomodating. A Stirling service !

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Once again Darius has come

Once again Darius has come to our rescue. He responded quickly, reduced the problems down to a manageable and understandable state, then solved them quickly and efficiently. What more could you want?

Jim and Veronica Ashworth

I have been a customer

I have been a customer of MCW for just over a year and I have constantly been delighted with the excellent service I receive. Darius is knowledgeable, helpful and very quick at addressing any problems I encounter. As a first-time MAC owner (also purchased via MCW), I am utterly converted! As a freelancer, my business is dependent upon everything functioning as it should and having minimum downtime when things go wrong. Thankfully, Darius has been extremely responsive and it gives me great peace of mind knowing I can rely on his expertise if I experience technical issues.

Sarah Grant
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Fantastic service. Darius was great,

Fantastic service. Darius was great, super friendly and very helpful. We rang one afternoon hoping that we might be fitted in sometime in the next couple of weeks but Darius sorted out our Mac laptop that same afternoon! Would highly recommend. Thank you Darius.

Michele Barnett

Great service! Speedily diagnosed my

Great service! Speedily diagnosed my MacBooks weird behaviour down to the battery, fitted a new battery at a very reasonable cost & Space Avocado is on her way again… Friendly, fast, efficient and affordable. Space Avocado will return. Thank you so much!

Space Avocado

I knew in July Firefox

I knew in July Firefox would no longer support my 12 year old WindowsVista so I had the dreaded task of finding a solution. The first 2 contacts said I would need a new pc. By chance I came across Mycomputerworks and phoned. I was greeted by Darius who clearly knew what he was about and explained it to me in words I understood (I have basic knowledge). I dropped off the hard drive to him the following day, he phoned the next day with a report and returned it to me the following day. He also ordered a new printer and connected it all for an additional hours labour. He upgraded my pc,gave additional memory, cleaned it up for a very fair and reasonable cost. So my pc was returned as it was, but upgraded and faster! I count my blessings when I found Darius.
He is professional, gives an honest opinion and carries out work in the best interest of the client and computer. I had a subsequent problem and Darius came out the same day. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Darius and the work he did for me and know who to call in pc crisis! Am so grateful.

Catherine Hanton

Great service and sorted the

Great service and sorted the problem in a few hours, thanks very much!

NICO SCHWAB

My old slow and sluggish

My old slow and sluggish iMac 2010 has been completely upgraded and runs super quick. Saved me buying a new Mac, thanks to Darius at My Computer Works. Great service Darius.

Barry Cooper

Fabulous service, fast, efficient and

Fabulous service, fast, efficient and friendly, going above and beyond to deliver best product for the budget

Rachael Stoffell

I took my personal laptop

I took my personal laptop to My Computer Works and was told it might be a few days to fix due to waiting for parts. I was amazed to get a call the very next morning telling me it had been fixed. Its super quick and like new! Friendly and Fast! Highly recommended.

Michael F

Honestly, I don’t think you

Honestly, I don’t think you could find a more honest, down-to-earth person to work on your computer. Darius went above and beyond to sort out my issues, and I would have no hesitation in sending anyone with any computer issues to see him. Thank you so much for spending so much time on sorting out my machine, and for getting it back on track.

Lorraine R

Spot on! Very friendly, helpful,

Spot on! Very friendly, helpful, professional, just what you need to fix a Mac. No need to buy a replacement for a few more years, performance is better than I ever remember.

J Woods

Helpful. Friendly. Swift. Efficient. Trustworthy.

Helpful. Friendly. Swift. Efficient. Trustworthy. Good value. What more can I say? Darius not only solved my problems, but installed some software that enables me to avoid future issues. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Rob
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Cannot recommend Darius highly enough:

Cannot recommend Darius highly enough: he took my beloved 17″ MacBook Pro and made it feel like a new machine again. Actually, I could argue it is better than it was when I bought it 5 years ago. Maxing out the memory and the addition of a new 1TB SSD drive was an easy overnight job – and he even fixed the broken feet on the bottom! I am beyond pleased and amazed – thank you SO MUCH!!!

John McCabe

After being quoted over £700

After being quoted over £700 by Albion (certified Apple repair centre) for the repair of my macbook pro I was recommended Mycomputerworks and I’m glad I was. No new logic board, no new top case and no extortionate ‘original box’ fees. Darius listened to my issues and diagnosed the problem for a fraction of the price. The only delay was in Darius receiving the parts. Once received, my once doomed mac was in fully working order the next afternoon. A++

Mark Harwood

Excellent friendly service with a

Excellent friendly service with a very quick turnaround – essential when you have work deadlines to meet amd your mac has died! Would definitely recommend. My mac is now working like a dream!

Rebecca

It is so nice to

It is so nice to talk to a person who knows the answers ! I am delighted with my revitalised computers! thank you Darius !

Derek

Top job done on a

Top job done on a gaming PC . Couln’t be happier. Brought a poorly performing suposed gaming computer purchased at a well know high street shop, that wouldn’t run my games properly. 2 days later I have the superfast PC that I had dreamt of, after some upgrades and genius tweaking, its now running my games in great resolution and great frames per second. No nonsence & a very clear approach as to what needed to be done. Highly recommended!

Martin North

Excellent friendly service with a

Excellent friendly service with a very quick turnaround – essential when you have work deadlines to neet amd your mac has died! Would definitely recommend. My mac is now working like a dream! Thankyou – Can’t recommend highly enough !!

Richard

MyComputerWorks
5.0
Based on 45 reviews
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Ian Smith
Ian Smith
14:54 04 Jun 20
Very professional yet friendly service, which fixed the problem quickly and effectively. I would thoroughly recommend Darius.
Rob Adsett
Rob Adsett
17:45 03 Jun 20
A first class service from Darius. A genuine, honest guy, who repaired my MacBook Pro from water damage, quickly and efficiently. He kept me informed at all times. I would highly recommend.
Odie CD
Odie CD
10:50 18 May 20
Darius is a capable, kind and trustworthy person who I wholeheartedly recommend to any of you having trouble with your macs. The service was impeccable and he went the extra mile, helping me with my time-machine and backing up my files too. With cider spilled on my machine and a crackling sound from a shorting battery, I thought I was doomed. However, Darius managed to clean up, fix and replace the inside of my mac within a matter of days, enabling me to complete my PhD applications before the deadline. I feel very lucky to live so close by, he has gained a customer for life.
John Houston
John Houston
18:31 13 May 20
Brilliant service , delivered 2 devices in top condition and ready to go. I wouldn’t hesitate to use MyComputerWorks in the future.
David Downman
David Downman
11:16 29 Apr 20
Excellent service overall. Diagnosed problem, contacted me with quote and repaired my laptop quickly. It runs brilliantly now. Highly recommended.
Emily Turnbull
Emily Turnbull
10:43 29 Feb 20
Total gent. After being messed around by Lenovo for months Daruis came to the rescue. Quick, efficient, but most of all honest. Clearly cares about his customers a lot more than the big firms and an absolute expert in his field. Would happily use again.
Karen Chappell
Karen Chappell
12:01 15 Feb 20
Very Happy! My iMac is running like a new machine at a fraction of the cost of any other quotes I received. Friendly, informative service, I will definitely be recommending Darius.
Andy Smith
Andy Smith
17:31 29 Jan 20
Second to none service. Darius saved the day following a catastrophic workstation failure. Went the extra mile to rescue data and provide a total ground-up rebuild at very reasonable cost Darius is definitely the go-to guy to sort out tech-traumas
Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner
08:19 25 Jan 20
Darius very quickly identified the issues with my Mac which was running very slow with the dreaded colour spinning wheel. He ordered the parts, fixed it, upgraded word and excel and had my computer back with me the next day. Darius’s knowledge and customer service is exemplary and I trust him completely with my computer issues.
Martin Beard
Martin Beard
23:32 10 Jan 20
Top notch service and really cares about his customers. Darius's Apple knowledge is second to none and I would say is even better than Apples own technical support. If you want a five star service at a competitive price and feel like you are valued then My Computer Works is the place to go. 🙂
Justin Maynard
Justin Maynard
13:08 07 Jan 20
Not very often you find such a knowledgeable person who went above and beyond to fix a couple of laptops that would have been uneconomical to repair via an apple re-seller. I will definitely be using Darius again and would recommend anyone having an out of warranty repair also do the same. If Heineken did Apple Repairs this is where it would happen !!. Justin
Danika Atkinson-Cox
Danika Atkinson-Cox
14:07 29 Nov 19
When there was a complicated issue with my laptop due to water damage, Darius went the extra mile to help fix it effectively and precisely. Great communication and great value for money! Would recommend his service to anyone looking for computer repairs.
Derek Carter
Derek Carter
11:46 25 Nov 19
I took my daughter's Macbook Pro to My Computer Works for repair. I met Darius who was very polite and certainly knew about the particular problem and more besides. A rare thing these days with many other companies. He mananged to get Apple to replace a faulty screen. I found Darius to be very fair and reasonable with the cost. Very pleased and would highly recommend anyone with a computer problem to contact My Computer Works. I am not related in any way and have no affiliation to them.
Tricia Linnington
Tricia Linnington
09:31 09 Nov 19
Prompt and efficient service from Darius. Very pleased with everything.
Paul White
Paul White
15:07 25 Oct 19
Professional, friendly and honest service. So happy to have my mac up and working after what I thought was unrepairable. Highly recommended!
Tom Marcham
Tom Marcham
13:01 19 Oct 19
Really went the extra mile for me. Diagnosing a very odd rare motherboard issue after my pc started to fail to boot. Went to extreme lengths to ensure the fault was identified for me. And the price was incredibly generous. Even came and collected and dropped back the PC from my flat too!
Melanie Gambrill
Melanie Gambrill
19:39 17 Oct 19
Darius went out of his way to ensure that our iMac and MacBook were upgraded in the best possible way. He took the trouble to clean the machines, re-glue the screen on the MacBook and even replaced missing feet on it too! The service was quick and communication excellent and prices very reasonable. Recommend taking your computer to Darius for some TLC.
Noel Bergmann
Noel Bergmann
12:55 16 Oct 19
Never known a service provider to have so many 5 star reviews. I know why. He is exceptional at what he does. My sad old iMac was handed over in a sorry state and I got back a sleek, super fast thing of beauty that is a delight to use.All singing, all dancing again for less than a plumber's call out fee. Darius has done such a good job I probably won't have to use him again, but I am more than happy to recommend him to anyone with a computer in need of a little bit of TLC. Or resurrection. like mine!
Nuthurst Society
Nuthurst Society
17:06 03 Jul 19
Darius diagnosed the issue I was having immediately and fixed it straight away. He then advised me that my computer was not running on full capacity and recommended switching to an SSD which he did the next day. He was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient leaving me in no doubt the next time I have an issue I will be calling him. Thank you Darius.
Mark F
Mark F
17:24 29 Jun 19
I chose MyComputerWorks for a laptop repair based on the excellent reviews. Darius more than lived up to these reviews with his friendly, fast & efficient service and I’m happy to add another 5-star to the list. Thanks Darius.
Heather Dorricott
Heather Dorricott
10:32 18 May 19
I received an outstanding service. I contacted several companies for quotes to repair my laptop. Darius was prompt and professional in his response, very knowledgeable in his approach and kept going until the problem was resolved to my satisfaction. MyComputer(Definitely)Works.
Brian Little
Brian Little
14:45 27 Apr 19
We met Darius through a local organisation with whom my wife and I are associated. Very pleasant and polite. Very Knowledgeable and we have received an excellent service from him. We will continue to use his services whenever needed. We recommend him highly.
Caroline Harvey
Caroline Harvey
15:00 11 Apr 19
Darius was absolutely brilliant. My iMac was collected and repaired within a couple of days. I can thoroughly recommend him. And I will surely be using him in the future.
Tom Blay
Tom Blay
18:20 02 Apr 19
Amazing support and service. Completely saved my bacon. My laptop feels like it's brand new! Highly recommend.
Beth Richardson
Beth Richardson
18:22 08 Feb 19
I stumbled across Darius by accident. So glad I did. Super knowledgeable, friendly and fair. Apple can't always turn things around quickly enough for me - my mac is an essential tool of the trade - so getting a fix in less than a day was a lifesaver.
M Dann
M Dann
08:16 31 Jan 19
This was the first time I had used MyComputerWorks but would thoroughly recommend them. Darius was so friendly, helpful and sorted my laptop problem out very quickly. He also discovered viruses etc that I didn't know were there causing problems. Many thanks.
NPLink Magazine
NPLink Magazine
18:42 12 Jan 19
Thoroughly recommend MyComputerWorks, we have had our iMac memory upgraded and replaced the old slow hard drive with a nice fast SSD drive which has given it a complete new lease of life. Our MacBook was also messing around, one new battery later and a solid state drive upgrade, it's been like like a brand new Mac! Very friendly and helpful, always very accomodating. A Stirling service !
Sarah Grant
Sarah Grant
16:51 24 Nov 18
I have been a customer of MCW for just over a year and I have constantly been delighted with the excellent service I receive. Darius is knowledgeable, helpful and very quick at addressing any problems I encounter. As a first-time MAC owner (also purchased via MCW), I am utterly converted! As a freelancer, my business is dependent upon everything functioning as it should and having minimum downtime when things go wrong. Thankfully Darius has been extremely responsive and it gives me great peace of mind knowing I can rely on his expertise if I experience technical issues.
Michele Barnett
Michele Barnett
12:30 19 Sep 18
Fantastic service. Darius was great, super friendly and very helpful. We rang one afternoon hoping that we might be fitted in sometime in the next couple of weeks but Darius sorted out our laptop that same afternoon! Would highly recommend. Thank you Darius.
Barry Cooper
Barry Cooper
16:33 25 Aug 18
My old slow and sluggish iMac 2010 has been completely upgraded and runs super quick. Saved me buying a new Mac, thanks to Darius at My Computer Works. Great service Darius.
Bobby Longhurst
Bobby Longhurst
15:08 17 Aug 18
Having had a problem with my MacBook, I thought that an Apple store would be the best option to find a solution, how was I wrong! After a very quick diagnoses, honest opinion on the problem, Darius had a solution within a couple of hours! No comparison to 5-10 working days and significant price hike given to me by Apple directly! Darius can't be more highly recommended.
Andy Hair
Andy Hair
14:49 22 Jun 18
Great service for my 2009 Macbook Pro. Diagnosed and sorted very speedily.
Mikee
Mikee
13:30 18 Jun 18
I took my laptop to My Computer Works and was told it might be a few days to fix due to waiting for parts. I was amazed to get a call the very next morning telling me it had been fixed. Its super quick and like new! Friendly and Fast! Highly recommended.
Stuart Crowhurst
Stuart Crowhurst
15:23 15 Jun 18
We recommend MyComputerWorks! Speedy, helpful, friendly! Explained what had gone wrong with our iMac without the jargon-tastic babble!
STEVE NETHERCOTT-CABLE
STEVE NETHERCOTT-CABLE
20:00 31 May 18
A fast, efficient and totally Professional service. If you need someone to fix or service your PC or Mac, I highly recommend MyComputerWorks. Very friendly too!
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5.0
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Sarah Cuthbertson
Sarah Cuthbertson
2020-05-01T16:28:04+0000
Best service ever! I’m a complete dinosaur when it comes to Computors. ‘ Buy a new one’ so many people said when I asked in FB about my old Mac. However Darius was Recommended To me. One quick easy Phone-call, And simple explanation to Me. (Needed!) 24hrs later my Mac is fixed and being dropped back to Me same Day! And at a Snip of the price of a ‘New one’ that everyone said I needed. I’m now feeling chuffed that I have an up to date PC. I did my bit for the environment by getting my Mac Fixed rather than landfill. I Would 100% recommend Darius and his service.
Bechan Sweetman
Bechan Sweetman
2019-12-22T09:48:35+0000
thanks my computer works I asked Darius to source a Mac and gave him my budget and he sorted something out perfect for what i want it for and very good service would recommend anyone who needs a computer at a great competitive price to give Darius a message thanks again mate merry Christmas ☺
Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne
2019-11-13T15:40:27+0000
A complicated but very successful resolution of a problem - would highly recommend and would most definitely use again if a future problem arises!
Patricia Bergmann
Patricia Bergmann
2019-10-17T14:59:35+0000
My husband's imac computer stopped working and my computer works got it working again inside 24 hours. It now works faster than before and all the data was transferred. Needless to say my husband is delighted with the upgraded performance and the repair cost which he says was lower than a plumber's call out fee!
David Summers
David Summers
2018-02-05T15:05:20+0000
I asked MyComputerWorks (Darius) to source me a MacBook Pro to use for my DJ set up. Darius found me an amazing MacBook with the highest specification which handles my Serato DJ software with ease. I will be using his services in future without fail and will also recommend him to everyone else.
Nikky Batchelor
Nikky Batchelor
2016-11-19T16:21:31+0000
Efficient friendly competively priced service. He is even kind to those of us who are very stupid when it comes to computer.
Jo Day
Jo Day
2015-03-14T23:39:31+0000
Fantastic! Was told to drop my laptop round there and then and I had it returned to me within 3 hours, all sorted and cleaned with new anti virus. Worth every penny! Top bloke too 🙂 Thanks Darius.
Paul Campbell
Paul Campbell
2015-01-22T17:53:53+0000
Sorted me out a refurbished pc with good spec and Windows 7 to replace my 11 year old Dell/XP. They copied everything from my old pc and everything works a treat. It's a novelty to have instant access to everything! Very pleased - thanks.
Chris Hinchey
Chris Hinchey
2014-12-02T20:20:52+0000
Bloomin marvellous. Whatever the problem there is not only an answer, it's provided efficiently, professionally, and as another post says, you can absolutely trust this guy will deliver. It's astounding how much he knows about this subject. iT has infinite depth and his knowledge is immense. But his dedication and determination. They're unmatched. Don't be surprised to see NASA using him
Neil Davindranath Campbell
Neil Davindranath Campbell
2014-11-22T16:13:21+0000
He's always come up trumps for me. There's not much this man doesn't know about computers. Well worth a shout.
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