Business

A beginner’s guide to servers

What is a server? A server acts as a platform for sharing data (files / images) & applications (email etc.) across multiple users. A server uses many of the same components as a regular PC, but these are usually of a higher grade, designed & built for constant rather than sporadic use. Many of these […]
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Why you should avoid clone cartridges

This post is sponsored by HP If you are looking around for a replacement HP toner cartridge for your printer it is very tempting to simply price shop.  You look at the cost of the official cartridge and then at a clone version and notice the latter is cheaper.  You click buy. But, this can […]
Brands

Office 2007 is being officially retired

What does Office 2007 retiring mean? Office 2007 is ending “extended support” on October 10, 2017. After that time, there will no longer be security updates, so customers should upgrade to avoid being vulnerable to new security risks. What options are available for individual or home users? Office 2016 is a one-time purchase is more […]
Ebuyer News
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Retro Reboot

Some pieces of tech are unforgettable, and with the relaunch of the Nokia 3310 stirring up some seriously nostalgic feelings, we were curious to find out exactly what retro gadgets tech fans across the UK were hoping would also make a comeback. Surveying over 2,000 tech lovers, we discovered that it was the Motorola Razr, […]
Featured

The Evolution of Special Effects

Special effects in movies are astonishing, leaving us sometimes baffled as to when CGI begins and ends.  In a homage to the movie industry we’ve put together an infographic into how your favourite films come to life with the evolution of special effects. Enjoy.
Computing
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The 3D styler pen – a buyer’s guide

What’s a 3D pen? A 3D pen uses plastic in the way a normal pencil or pen uses lead and ink. Fed down the middle of the instrument the hard plastic filament is heated until soft and expelled from the nib. This leads to endless possibilities – at least until you run out, to mould […]
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The Evolution of Ebooks

Nothing brings together the timeless pleasure of reading with the lustre of shiny new gadgetry quite like an eBook. Here’s a visual guide to this relatively modern phenomenon, which has actually been around a lot longer than you’d think. How have eReaders changed? Who first came up with the idea? How does eInk work? Are […]
Computing
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Storage Buying Guide

There are lots of products designed to store your media files, applications and operating systems.  Depending on your needs, choose from SD cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives or hard drives.  “I want to speed up my PC” One of the best ways to speed up a PC is by installing a solid state […]
Other

Tech in the NFL

It’s nearly NFL time once again! With the Superbowl closing in on the horizon it’s about time we all got into the American football spirit and what better way than to take a look at the technology behind the biggest show on earth!    
Guides

Data Privacy – how will the changes affect you?

Data Privacy – how will the changes affect you? Just how much of your information can be accessed, bought, and sold by strangers? The answer of course should be none. Organisations have a duty of care to their customers to protect sensitive data from unapproved third parties. All UK businesses including Ebuyer abide by the […]
Business

Accounting software for business

There is no doubt keeping the books has changed over the years. Legions of clerks behind large desks scratching figures into huge dusty ledgers was once the norm. Time then moved on to accountants with green visors and armbands cranking out figures on large calculating machines.   Of course, the modern reality is much different.  […]
Other

How to shop for a geek

‘Tis the time of year to wrack your brains and work out what gifts your nearest and dearest might actually want- and no creature is more difficult to buy for than the geek. Sure they’ll say “just buy me anything”, but you know that won’t work, this very specific breed of techie wants a product […]
Gaming

The Best Games of 2016

2016 has been another exciting and budget-busting year for gaming, if not a little erratic… From a summer Pokemon craze to a mammoth, yet majestic, space flop with No Man’s Sky and additions to the long line of legacy titles like Battlefield and Uncharted we’ve been given the usual ups and downs expected from an […]
Guides

A Guide to AES Keyboards

Have you ever wondered how safe your wireless transmissions actually are, more specifically how secure are your keystrokes are? In today’s mobile world, more and more people are using wireless technology to input data in a wide variety of platforms. From PCs to tablets and phones, wireless technology is everywhere. As you type, huge amounts […]
Cars

Tech to stay safe on the road

The roads can a wild place, especially as winter approaches. Taking advantage of modern technology and the extra safety it can bring, could be the difference between a safe journey and something far more serious. If you’re a driver, a pedestrian or a cyclist just a little technology could help you improve your safety on […]
Business

Microsoft Price Hike – What does it mean for you?

Microsoft recently announced that from January 2017 they will be increasing their pricing for customers by 13% for on-premise enterprise software and 22% for enterprise cloud. In a statement released on their website Microsoft explain “We periodically assess the impact of local pricing of our products and services to ensure there is reasonable alignment across […]
Business

Microsoft stop Windows 7 & 8 sales to OEMs

Microsoft has officially shut down its sales of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to OEMs. For retailers, resellers and business, this means that all new PCs and laptops coming onto the market from 2016 onwards will have the latest Microsoft operating system installed, with no option to downgrade to an earlier version. The US software […]
Business

How to set up a NAS drive

Looking at making the move from traditional HDD backups to NAS storage or need some advice on the best way to set up your networked storage device? Well, check out our simple guide to setting up a NAS drive. In this video guide from our Business Solutions expert Guy Drury, we take a look at how to […]
Other

VR and the real world

VR and the Real World- How Virtual is Impacting the Physical From bulky group arcade machines back in the nineties to the compact headsets you see in shops today, people revel in the immersive experience and added entertainment value Virtual Reality brings to their favourite games. But over the last decade people have really started […]
Expert Eye

On Test: Keyboards

We spend so much time and energy pounding away on a keyboard, yet most of us seem to devote little consideration in choosing the best piece of kit for the task. Yet a comfortable and responsive keyboard is a must for anyone who spends any length of time on a computer.  Here, for our OnTest […]