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Mobile phone to be main web browser by 2013

Which device do you use most for browsing the internet? According to Gartner research, it is likely the answer is the Smartphone in your pocket. It is predicted that by 2013, the number of internet browser-enabled Smartphones such as iPhone, Android or Blackberry will exceed the number of old fashioned PCs in use. By 2015, […]
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The rise of the Ultrabook

Once again, Apple lead the way with the MacBook Air – a super thin, super light laptop that is as beautiful to look at as it is powerful. The cheap and cheerful netbook is disappearing fast with most manufacturers concentrating their efforts on powerful MacBook Air wannabes. The recent CES technology show in Las Vegas […]
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Windows 8 gets touchy…

Microsoft is expected to release the next version of their desktop operating system, Windows 8, at some point this year. This is expect ed to play nicely with a touchscreen device, unlike previous versions which have been decidedly finger unfriendly. The new “Metro” interface will be a big departure from the traditional Windows look with […]
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Is there a Tablet PC market?

It’s hard to believe that the Apple iPad has been in existence for less than 24 months. In that time, it has taken both the consumer and corporate world by storm. This leaves their competitors desperately playing catch-up. The world and his dog has released an alternative to the ipad, mostly running Google’s Android operating […]
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Christmas/New Year Opening Times

  NCS Christmas & New Year Opening Times Firstly, NCS would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you for your business and support over the past 12 months. Here are our opening times over the Christmas period:-      
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Did your employees walk to work last winter?

If they did – we admire their dedication! If they didn’t, were they as effective as they could have been working from home? The North West of England was hit hard by the snow last year. With NCS’ secure remote access solutions we can ensure your employees have access to office based applications, email and […]
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Claim up to £200 off a Toshiba Portege R700

You can claim up to £200.00 off the price of a Toshiba Portege R700 until the end of February. > Claim £100.00 cash back from Toshiba > Trade in your old laptop with Toshiba and receive up to £100.00* Example:- Toshiba Portege R700 Ultra-Portable Notebook Intel Core i3-350m Black magnesium chassis with brushed metallic finish […]
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Windows 7 – enter the 64-bit world

The New Year is traditionally a good time to find bargains in the PC market. There is a huge variety of laptops and desktop computers, but you’ll quickly spot that they all come with Windows 7 64-bit installed.This move to 64-bit Windows is common across all the major PC manufacturers, including Hewlett Packard, Dell, Acer […]
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Technical Director sets the standard!

NCS Technical Director, Andrew Charlesworth, has achieved a rare Microsoft accreditation. The Microsoft Certified IT Professional:Enterprise Messaging Administrator certification 2007. This is part of our ongoing mission to increase our level of certification to ensure we are amongst the best qualified support companies in the North of England. The MCITP accreditation allows NCS to deal […]
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Fibre broadband rollout continues

The roll-out of superfast fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband is expanding throughout the UK. The new technology can provide speeds of up to 40Mb downstream and a rapid 10Mb upstream. This makes FTTC an ideal solution for businesses with remote workers or branch offices. With prices from as little as £30/month, FTTC provides levels of bandwidth which […]
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