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.

iDevice Repair Horsham – Excellent Rates, Professional Delivery

iDevice Repair Horsham

If you need a fix for your iPad, contact MyComputerWorks for iDevice repair Horsham. MyComputerWorks have been providing first-class repairs for Apple devices for over a decade and can be counted on to deliver the excellence that you are looking for. There are many good reasons for enlisting the services of MyComputerWorks when you are facing an issue with an Apple device. Not only do the team offer some of the best prices for Apple repairs around, they can return your device to you in full working order within just a day or two in most cases. There’s no need to send your device away when you opt for MyComputerWorks, as all work takes place in Horsham.

Clear, jargon-free advice

Unlike some repair specialists, MyComputerWorks provide support and advice in plain English to deliver the clarity that you deserve. Your data is always protected when work is carried out, and the team have won a plethora of five-star reviews on social media. When you choose MyComputerWorks, you receive the services of an Apple certified support professional with years of experience, that always uses genuine parts.

A simpler process

All you need to do to arrange your diagnosis, repair or upgrade is make an appointment and drop off your device. You will normally have a diagnosis within 24 hours and can usually expect to get your device back within less than two working days. MyComputerWorks provide fixed quotes for repairs, so you don’t have to worry about nasty financial surprises and know exactly how much everything will cost before you go ahead.

A host of issues resolved

Perhaps your device is taking forever to power up or are you facing spinning circles that just won’t go away? MyComputerWorks can help you resolve these issues at the right price. They can also help with broken screens and other issues like water damage as well as charging problems. Find out more about their iDevice repair Horsham by using the contact form on the website, by calling 01403 586016  or by sending a message to hello@mycomputerworks.co.uk.

PC Repair Horsham – Specialist Team, Competitive Rates

PC Repair Horsham

Are you in need of PC 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  PC repair 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.

PC and Mac repairs available

The team can help whether you have a PC or 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:

www.mycomputerworks.co.uk

hello@mycomputerworks.co.uk

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

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/03/microsoft-windows-10-keylogger-enabled-default-heres-disable

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

Macbook Pro iMac or Mac Pro for pro audio?

Macbook Pro iMac or Mac Pro for pro audio?

As we’re pro audio enthusiats here, we felt that that this topic would also be beneficiary to some of our customers, We came accross this very interesting subject at macworld. Would you beleive that 27′ iMac came out ontop? We were not surprised either. Fancy custom anodising your studio iMac into your band / DJ / Producer or ever record lable colours and branding?  Then checkout our sister company www.mactastic.co.uk .

Read the article here : http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/best-mac-making-music-apple-computer-for-editing-music-new-3446650/

Don’t forget mycomputerworks.co.uk are pro audio experts, here for all your Pro audio computing needs!