As of November the 5th the UK goverment called a nationwide lockdown.
Albeit not as restrictive as the first one, there are still many people who have to isoloate or shield because of this. Here are a few popular apps to keep in contact with friends, family and loved ones:
Facebook Messenger:If you have a Facebook account, chances are you have this already. This app allows for free text, audio and video calls to other Facebook Messenger users. This can be downloaded to your phone or tablet for free. If you use Facebook on your computer, you already have access to this via the Facebook page, where you would normally recieve messages. Computer users can video call phone users and vice versa.
WhatsApp:Also owned by Facebook. Primary a phone app which is free to download can also be used for text, video and audio calls. If you have a WhatsApp account, you access WhatsAppWeb on your computer. Go here: https://web.whatsapp.com/ and follow the instructions.
Skype/Teams:This is Microsofts alternative. Both usable on your PC and Phone etc, again offers free text / audio and video calls to other users of the same App. Bare in mind you can buy credits for Skype which allows you to make phone calls to landlines, but is free to call other Skype users.
There are many apps out there that allow free calls, but those were the more popular choices and chances are you already use them and so will most other people out there. These Apps are free to use and download but if you are using a phone it is recommended you connect to your homes wifi then it wont cost you any of your phones credit or internet allowence.
In the meantime PreTech PC Services will offer its normal services but for the time being will not be offering its call out services to keep everybody safe. You are still welcome to arrange a date and time to drop equipment off and should you require PreTech can offer remote services. If you require any help feel free to drop us message, Take care and stay safe 🙂
With COVID19 running rampant, it is important that we isolate as much as possible. It is the best way we can stop the spread of this virus.
We have stopped offering our callout service for the duration of this. We can still offer a remote service (PC to PC) but this assumes your PC can boot to Windows.
Any other issues, you are still welcome to message us and PreTech will do its best to assist via messenger, email etc.
If you are worried about keeping in contact with loved ones, services like Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger all offer video calling and works with phone, laptops, tablets etc. And as long as they are connected to WiFi are free.
Any questions about these or help getting them setup, feel free to message and we can talk you through it.
For now and for the duration of the pandemic, face to face and callout services now unfortunately have to be put on hold.
We can still offer remote services and web site design service (consultation via Skype, email etc). For anything else, please feel free to message and we will help you as best we can.
The Facebook page will be continued to get updated as normal.
It has been quite a long time since I have posted here and although it appears not much has been happening it has infact been the complete opposite. Aside the normal work we do, we have teamed up with others to produce a web series 1 Tantrum 2 Many.
First, rest assurred Pre-Tech isnt or hasn’t gone anywhere. Since the last post, work has certainly picked up which is one of the main reasons we havent been posting here as time simply hasnt allowed me to.
We have taken on more ship and schools aswell as small businesses who need help with either their IT or web hosting etc. We have seen an increase in the private / home user sector with a wide range of computer issues we have been able to help with.
Last year saw our first RetroGameBlast which was a one day event helping raise money for SpecialEffect, we intend to do the same again soon, although we may have missed the boat on a full event for 2020 we still aim to do something and hope to host again in 2021.
One of the other things is as previously mentioned is “1 Tantrum 2 Many” which has become a side project of ours. Its a comedy page in a nutshell, its for parents by parents, not only a place of advice but somewhere to vent. The page includes stories, videos and jokes. One of the main things I am involved with is the production of Audio and Videos that go on the page. I will be involved in setting up the website at somepoint in its future, I also star in many of the videos too! One of the other things it covers is game style reviews of a series we have coined “Best Worst”.