Lincoln Computer centre
Port Lincoln, South Australia
15 March 2023 - Scam Presentation
I regularly get asked to make presentations to groups about scam awareness and protection and I am very happy to do it.
This presentation was created for a session at Linc 'n Learn at the Unity Hill Uniting Church in Port Lincoln and another session with a similar group at Tumby Bay the following week
I have simple messages in a complex online world
It's not who you think it is
Call someone you know personally
It's never that urgent
Just hang up, shut your computer down and walk away!
24 October 2022 - Intel 13th Generation Processors Introduced and they are FAST!
Checkout the first model we have introduced into the LCC desktop computer range, the Intel Core i5-13600K which is much faster than than the 12th gen Core i7-12700 which was also no slouch! The competition between Intel and AMD means that we get great value for money from both manufacturers
1 July 2022 - Scammers are getting smarter
Scammers are getting smarter, and the best defence is to understand how they work. We have produced this superb TV advert with fabulous assistance from Emma Reynolds and Sonia Zanker from Southern Cross Austereo aka Spencer Gulf Television aka GTS/BKN 😃 This is the first in a series of 5 different adverts over the next 15 months which focus on the successful scams we are seeing in our marketplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zli7plg6r9k
If you see this advert and you know someone who needs to be alerted about the presence of scam phone calls, please show this to them. And share it far and wide
This is a genuine community service announcement in a world where banks and others will blame you for being scammed rather than look at their own protection systems which are frankly out of date. They need to take a long hard look at themselves and understand that what was secure online banking 5 years ago is not secure today.
5 October 2021 - Windows 11 Officially Released
Today marks the beginning of Microsoft's official rollout of their new operating system, Windows 11.
As touched on in earlier posts, the Windows 11 upgrade will be released in a "phased rollout", where devices with a high compatibility rating will be offered the upgrade first (new computers basically). From there, the upgrade will be gradually offered to more devices throughout 2022.
For more information, see our dedicated Windows 11 FAQ
1 September 2021 - Windows 11 May Arrive As Early As October 5
As you might expect, we are across what Microsoft is doing with the new Windows 11 operating system where our first thought, based on decades of experience (!) is not to rush in to any new operating system, always best to let others discover the foibles first if possible.
Microsoft is talking about a "phased" implementation where newer "compatible" computers will receive the upgrade first, and if the rollout does start on October 5 it may not be until May 2022 before all "compatible" computers receive the upgrade option
So, our fundamental advice for any existing Windows computer user, is to sit tight and resist the upgrade early on. Or, if you are the adventurous indoors type, and you like a challenge, go for it as soon as you can!
We may be able to offer Windows 11 on new computers from October 5 but at the moment none of our suppliers have any information as to when they will be able to supply us with Windows 11. Given that the Windows 11 operating system is free to existing Windows 10 users, it's no biggie.
21 June 2021 - Lockdown Essential Services
During lockdown, Lincoln Computer Centre will continue to provide essential services and support for our customer's computer and IT systems either remotely, on-site or in our workshop with Covid protocols in place.
We will not be open for sales, however you can email email@example.com (thereby placing an online order), where we can fulfill that order one way or the other, either by contact free delivery or collection. If you need to collect or drop-off equipment, we can make the same arrangements by email or phone.
For sales and technical support, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8682 1666
30 June 2021 - Covid Safe Plan Update
SA Health has sent us our new Covid Safe Plan which is not materially different from our previous plan, but we are required to make the plan public so here you go!
We no longer need to be concerned about maximum capacity, so provided we stay under 1000 people at a time, it's all good. We do have a general obligation to maintain social distancing of at last 1.5 metres separation which effectively means our previous limits regarding the number of people on our premises really still apply so we'll leave those signs up as a guide. If we do try and jam a thousand people in, we will all have to wear masks.....
We do however need to alert you to the general obligation regarding singing on our premises. It's OK if you are a sole performer but duets, trios, barbershop quartets and choirs are out!
For more sensible hints and tips, please give us a call
28 June 2021 - Windows 11 Officially Announced
Surprise! Windows 11 is on the way, officially announced during a virtual event held my Microsoft on June 24th, 2021.
Microsoft have taken a new approach with Windows 11, incorporating design features from both Apple's macOS and Google's ChromeOS- introducing a cleaner, more modern user interface with rounded corners, centered taskbar and start menu, App and Widget focus with improved touch and multi-monitor support.
But make no mistake, while Windows 11 may look different to what you've come to expect from a Windows operating system, under the hood it is still very much Windows 10.
For more Windows 11 information, visit our Windows 11 FAQ Page
9 November 2020 - Webroot Evasion Shield
During 2020, we saw a significant rise in sophisticated email scams targeting both small and large business.
In response, our recommended cybersecurity product Webroot released a new component to their already comprehensive Computer and Internet protection suite- the Evasion Shield.
The Evasion Shield was introduced to improve protection against evasive script-based attacks often embedded within harmless looking word, excel and PDF email attachments. These types of attachments are generally opened without a second thought, making them an ideal place to hide malicious attacks.
All existing and future Lincoln Computer Centre Webroot customers now have Webroot Evasion Shield enabled by default at no extra cost.
For more information, visit our Webroot Security Webpage