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#QuoteOfTheMonth: November 2018

This week, Apple announced a refresh to their Mac mini range, with the top spec machine coming with a huge 64 GB of memory. Computers use memory to store temporary information, like details of the programs you are running or information that you type in that’s then displayed on screen. The more memory your system […]

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We’re proud to be different and remind ourselves everyday of why we exist and how we conduct ourselves

We love helping people get the best from their I.T., whether you’re a home user or a small business owner. It’s our passion as well as our profession! Everyday, we remind ourselves why we are here with our purpose and our core values printed loudly on the wall behind us. We’re proud to be different […]

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#QuoteOfTheMonth: October 2018

This month, we have chosen renowned computer scientist, Joseph Weizenbaum as our #QuoteOfTheMonth. Joseph Wiezenbaum was a professor at MIT and published a program called, ELIZA – the forerunner to technology known today as chatbots. It’s unsurprising then that he is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. We chose this quote because of […]

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A complete desktop PC package with Windows 10 Pro for only £269!

Our Aero Cool Desktop PC package is a refurbished system that’s been rebuilt and comes complete with a 24″ LCD monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse – everything you need to get going as quickly as possible. When we say it’s a refurbished system, we have rebuilt this computer from scratch! Not only does it have […]

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SCAM ALERT: IP Location is Mountain View, California

We’re seeing a new type of cyber scam where callers are phoning unsuspecting victims pretending to be from companies, like BT and tricking them into believing their computer systems have been hacked. The method is clever and starts off by claiming to be from your Internet service or telecoms provider, with no pressure like asking […]

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Transferring photos and videos from an Android phone to a Mac. Or from an iPhone to a PC.

I get asked this question a lot – how to transfer photos from an Android phone to a Mac. Or, how to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Windows PC? Apple don’t make it easy either and often try to direct you to purchase more of their products to make it seamless. However, it’s […]

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We’re Ayrshire’s first Trusted Trader computer repair company!

When you’re trusting your data with someone else, it pays to know that they’re trustworthy. Berserk Computers is Ayrshire’s first and only computer repair company to be recognised as a Trusted Trader by South Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards, as of 9th March 2018. Trusted Trader is a scheme set up by Trading Standards that helps […]

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Protect your data from ransomware with Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017, Microsoft introduced a new feature called Controlled Folder Access,  designed to protect your data from unauthorised changes. In this article, we’re looking at how to protect your data from attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware that affected the NHS earlier this year. Controlled Folder […]

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Get free delivery when you spend £50 or more online!

We have updated our online shop delivery service to automatically offer free delivery within 3-5 days on all orders over £50. Free delivery uses economy courier services and are usually delivered within 3-5 working days. Our Standard Delivery service aims to deliver within 1-3 days and uses a mixture of Royal Mail and courier services. […]

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The cashless future is now. What are your thoughts?

Did you know that we accept all types of card payments, including contactless, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and PayPal? We have done this for years as I firmly believe that all businesses, regardless of size, should move with the times and provide the convenience that their customers are looking for. Today, it really is inexcusable […]

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Save time typing with your iPhone’s Text Replacement feature

Perhaps like me you like to use abbreviations and shortcuts to type messages quickly, only to receive a confused response from the recipient? There’s a pretty neat feature that’s probably under-used on your iPhone to fix this problem whenever your typing messages, e-mails and chats: Text Replacement. You can pre-define your most commonly used phrases and assign […]

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Come along to our Hello World Open Evening

Can you believe that it will be one month since we officially proclaimed Hello, World from our new store in Ayr? We are celebrating our launch and belatedly celebrating Berserk Computers’ 5th birthday tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 26th April from 6.00 pm until 8.30 pm. You are invited to join us for our celebrations and to […]

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Find Berserk Computers at 10 New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1JX

New repair store for Ayr’s Berserk Computers open

Finding a reputable repair centre for your misbehaving computers, unruly laptop devices or simply an expert to ask that bothersome “how do I” question will no longer be a grim choice with Berserk Computers’ new one-stop store. Berserk Computers opened its doors and proudly exclaimed, “Hello, World!” (a nod to our in-house I.T. consultancy programming […]

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Microsoft Windows Vista Reaches End of Support 11th April 2017

Windows Vista will no longer receive critical security updates or patches as of 11th April 2017. Customers that are still using Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 are strongly advised to upgrade to newer and currently-supported versions of Windows. Why is this happening? Windows Vista was officially launched worldwide in January 2007 and at more than […]

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Ethical Policy Foreword

On 6th February 2017, our Company was targeted by a clever scam where we were tricked into verbally agreeing to a three-year fixed contract with an unknown energy supplier by an unscrupulous broker.  Upon further research, we discovered this scam has been in existence and is documented as far back as 2008.  Micro-sized business owners, […]

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Berserk Computers is coming to 10 New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1JX

Berserk Computers is opening a store at New Bridge Street, Ayr in February 2017

10 New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1JX We’re excitedly delighted to announce that we are about to take up residency at 10 New Bridge Street, Ayr this month and will begin renovating our new store, ready for its official launch in just a couple of weeks time! New Bridge Street is part of Ayr’s heritage area, which […]

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Apple iTunes fails to install on Windows systems: HRESULT: 0x80073715

When installing iTunes for Windows, you receive the error message that causes the installation to fail, which causes another error message about Apple Application Support and suggests you uninstall iTunes and try again. The first error message you receive looks like: “An error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.VC80.CRT.type=”win32″ .version=”8.0.50727.4053″ .publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b” .processorArchitecture=”amd64′”. Please refer to Help and Support […]

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Wondering about Windows 10?

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows was released on Wednesday, 29th July, as a free upgrade for all users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.  Since it’s release, there have been a lot of questions about Windows 10 and whether it’s worthwhile upgrading.  I thought I would try and answer some of these questions and provide […]

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You can have strong passwords and remember them across various devices!

Regardless of where you read just now, there seems to be article after article being published about the latest web site or service that has had its users’ passwords hacked or stolen.  We are being constantly reminded to change our passwords with something that’s strong, not easy to guess, must be a minimum of 8 […]

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Why should I upgrade from Windows XP?

Microsoft Windows XP is a great operating system and has always been a personal favourite of mine.  However, with less than 30 days to its official retirement on 8th April 2014, now is the time to seriously consider upgrading to something newer. What does this actually mean though?  Every week, I still come across a lot of computers […]

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