Wednesday, 30 August 2017 ...does your business email address look like this? While it may be a simple approach to just take on the email address, or more specifically the domain of your ISP (internet Service Provider (i.e. BT or Hotmail)) it doesn't look great when you're trying to present a professional company image.

There is a VERY cheap work around... buy a domain from our friends at and set up an email forwarder (for example) from to In most cases email forwarders are free, the domain would usually cost change out of £20 for two years!

123-reg 3 million domains

The only bugbear with this approach is when you reply to emails they'll show as originating from your email address, but if you can live with that it's a really cheap way to get a more professional edge online.

For help setting up email forwarders call The Computer Wiz on 01553 660941 or email Book online at

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Learn how the Ubuntu desktop operating system powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world.

Ubuntu for desktops

Learn how the Ubuntu desktop operating system powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world.


Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu’s intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from — for everything you want to do, Ubuntu has what you need.

A whole world of apps

Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks.

Office software

Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and share them with other users quickly and easily. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop.

Web browsing

Renowned for speed and security, Ubuntu and Firefox make browsing the web a pleasure again. Ubuntu also includes Chrome, Opera and other browsers that can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre.


Ubuntu comes with Thunderbird, Mozilla’s popular email application, so you’ll have fast desktop access to your email. No matter which email services you use; Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, POP or IMAP, email just works.

Organise your photos

With Shotwell, you can quickly and easily import, organise, edit and view your pictures. And you can share your favourite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks.


From Sudoku to shoot-em-ups, we’ve got loads of games that’ll keep you busy for hours. There are thousands of games available for Ubuntu, including titles from the Unity and Steam platforms. Pick from critically acclaimed titles such as Dota 2, Civilization V, Kerbal Space Program, Football Manager 2015 and Borderlands 2.

Get started today

Call The Computer Wiz on 01553 660941 or book online at to have your FREE* copy of Ubuntu installed, whether you want to replace your current operating system or run Ubuntu alongside it we'll show you how to get started and how to make the most of your newly refreshed Ubuntu computer. *The Ubuntu operating system is free open source software. The Computer Wiz charges to install.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Day Build Websites... from just £200

A website from just £200 and built within just one day! We understand that if you're starting out in your new business venture funds may be a little stretched, that's why we created the "Day Build" package enabling you to get the benefits of a basic website without having to spend £££'s.

What you get in a Day Build package...

  • 1 Day (8 hrs) live one2one website design with a professional website designer (either in studio or over Skype). *Extra time can be purchased at our standard hourly rate.
  • FREE Test Site during the build process to visualise the final website design.
  • Logo and Graphic design as required. Logos are created as .SVG files meaning they can be sent to sign writers etc without any further rendering being required.
  • Assistance with copyrighting as required.
  • Upload and test to your hosting provider. *You will need hosting and a domain name(s). We can assist with setup from a 3rd party provider.
  • Basic SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Submission to Google and Bing search engines.
  • Your website content is editable by you!
  • What ever we can do in a day you can have!

You can book your Day Build website here or call us on 01553 660941.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

You are in command! ⌘

This post will awaken the power beneath your fingertips by bestowing upon you the awesomeness that is Terminal.

With just a few terminal commands you can perform tasks on your Mac without a single mouse click and unlock hidden abilities within your operating system.


Ok... Here are just a few...

Talking Mac
say hello world!

Read a txt file aloud (replace FILENAME.txt with the name of the file you want to be read
say -o audio.aiff -f FILENAME.txt

Enable Airdop on older Macs
defaults write BrowseAllInterfaces -bool TRUE

Show hidden files and folders
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool TRUE

Install software updates
sudo softwareupdate -l

Display a custom message at login
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ LoginwindowText "Hey, Sticky Hands!"

Download a file without a web browser
curl -0

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

BREAKING NEWS!!! You can now book an appointment with The Computer Wiz online...

In case you haven't heard you can now book an appointment with The Computer Wiz online at our website. It's really easy and here's how...

By the way... if you would prefer to make your booking the old fashioned way we're still more than happy to take bookings over the phone on 01553 660941 or via email at

1. Simply click the big button at the top of our website "Book Appointment Now"...

2. Choose the service you want from the options shown...

3. Click the "i" button for more information and pricing on that service if you wish.

4. Pick your desired date and time from the free time slots shown, don't worry you can leave the "Staff" option set to "Anyone" (makes no difference).

5. Enter your details in the last section of the form including Telephone Number(s), Email and Address, as well as what you want us to help you with.

6. Click "Book"... That's it you're done! You'll receive an email notification confirming your booking as well as a reminder 1 day before your booking, you even have an option to add the booking to your own calendar. If you need to cancel or reschedule your booking this can be done from the email link.

Please note no money is taken at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.