Yearly Archives: 2017

/2017

A Special Christmas Gift

By |2017-12-22T16:08:44+01:00December 22nd, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

Optimus IT Solutions Edinburgh PC building service is even known at the North Pole!  Santa asked us to build a PC for a young gamer who was nice this year.  We are just putting on last finishing touches just before it ends up under a Christmas tree of a very lucky child! If you are looking for a PC, we can build one for you too.  Here at Optimus IT Solutions Edinburgh we build PCs per function, spec or budget.  [...]

OnePlus 5T Specifications, Prices and Release Date Announced

By |2017-11-17T17:46:08+01:00November 17th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

After months of rumors, OnePlus officially announced announced its new flagship smartphone.  It has confirmed the OnePlus 5T specifications, price and release date. OnePlus has jumped on the bezel-less bandwagon with this device.  The OnePlus 5T sports a 6 inch OLED display with 1080x2160 display resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and slim bezels.  The physical home button has been removed and the fingerprint sensor is now located at the back of the phone. The OnePlus 5T is powered by the Qualcomm [...]

How To Avoid Virus Infections

By |2017-10-31T15:28:43+01:00October 31st, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

The internet has become a vital part of many lives and some of us use it constantly throughout the day. This increases the risk of infection by viruses and malware. Infections can lead to identity theft and data loss. Every user should be educated in how to prevent virus infections and what to look for to avoid getting infected and spreading infections. This will keep up and everyone you connect with safer. 1. Avoid clicking on everything. There are numerous [...]

Not Just Phones and Computers

By |2017-10-17T15:00:11+01:00October 17th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

At Optimus IT Solutions we always try to help our clients.  Just the other day we had a customer come in who was having an issue with his Apple Beats headphones.  One channel was silent. We decided to help him out. Upon disassembly we discovered that during production the cable connecting the two channels was pinched and over time the wear and tear of the headphones severed the cable.  We replaced the broken part and after re-assembly headphones were working [...]

iOS Phishing Attack Masks Itself As Apple-Style Password Request

By |2017-10-11T11:03:32+01:00October 11th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

It seems Apple might have a phishing problem on its hands with iOS.  Recently developer Felix Krause posted proof of a phishing attack iOS developers could use to gain the Apple ID login credentials.  As the screenshot shows, this comes in the form of a password request that looks almost if not identical to the one Apple uses. According to Krause “Showing a dialog that looks just like a system popup is super easy, there is no magic or secret [...]

Apple Unveils Their New iPhones

By |2017-09-13T17:12:23+01:00September 13th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

Apple has unveiled its latest product range, including the iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus. The event took place in their new state of the art theatre named after Steve Jobs. iPhone X The iPhone X is Apple’s new flagship phone featuring 5.8-inch OLED screen, which fills the entire front of the device. Apple removed the home button / fingerprint scanner, replacing it with Face ID. Face ID will be used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay [...]

How To Create a Strong Password

By |2017-09-08T16:00:46+01:00September 8th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

Possessing a strong password is now more important than ever. The more secure the password, the more complicated it is. So, how to balance a highly secure password with the ability to easily recall them? We know that a safe password is paramount, but how do we create and remember all those random passwords? Here's some advice on how to create strong passwords you can remember. Remember the longer the password, the harder it is to crack. Hackers use what [...]

Samsung Unveils Note 8

By |2017-08-28T17:20:40+01:00August 24th, 2017|PC and Laptop Repairs in Edinburgh|

Samsung released their new Note 8 in a return of their high-end flagship phone. The new 6.3 inch device features a screen called “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone. Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant is also featured on the Note 8 which was launched in UK yesterday. Phone also comes equipped with the S-Pen stylus which allows you to take notes even when the screen is off. The Note 8 is Samsung’s first dual camera lens phone, [...]