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28th April 2017

The State of South Africa’s Fibre Roll-Out

Many of us have heard about the rolling out of fibre optic cables in South Africa, but few of us understand the tech-centric process, and how it will affect us. It’s also no surprise that South Africa is slightly behind the developed world when it comes to Internet connectivity. In 2015, the average cost of … Continue reading “The State of South Africa’s Fibre Roll-Out”

19th April 2017

10 Steps For Computer Eye Strain Relief

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers. These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances … Continue reading “10 Steps For Computer Eye Strain Relief”

7th April 2017

How to sit at a computer

We see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here is a four-step checklist that you can carry out at your workstation, to make sure you’re comfortable, safe and productive at the office. STEP 1: Your Chair Push your hips as far back as they can go in … Continue reading “How to sit at a computer”

31st March 2017

The Effects Power Outages Can Have On Your Computer

Can a power outage hurt my computer? It should be noted that although power outages will not cause direct harm to computer hardware other than data drives, it’s possible for power outages to be accompanied by power surges, which can cause severe damage to hardware. As far as power surges and spikes are concerned, your biggest … Continue reading “The Effects Power Outages Can Have On Your Computer”

24th March 2017

Basic PC shortcut keys

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that work with almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. It is highly recommended that all users keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity. Tip: Besides the … Continue reading “Basic PC shortcut keys”

16th March 2017

Omni Point of Sale

A fully functioning Point of Sale system incorporating credit & cash sales, full cash ups, teller sales analysis, cash controls, bar code scanning, label printing. Windows Server, 7, 8 and 10 Compliant. Optional Extras are denoted by ‘o’. Features Full Point of Sale Back Office Stock Control PLUS Complete Accounting Point of Sale Functions (everything you … Continue reading “Omni Point of Sale”

6th March 2017

Desktop Buying Guide

Finding the perfect PC can seem a little overwhelming with all the choice and features available. We’ve created this guide to get you started and to help you make the right decision. You can pour over specs and features if that’s your thing (we explain what they all mean if you’re after something specific), but … Continue reading “Desktop Buying Guide”

23rd February 2017

Learn more about Eset Multi Device Security Pack

Comprehensive protection for desktops, laptops and Androids with a single license. Internet security Protects you online on computers or smartphones with the latest protection technology Secure all your devices PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet – protect them all. Replacing a device? Just transfer the license to the new one – for free. Regain control of your … Continue reading “Learn more about Eset Multi Device Security Pack”

16th February 2017

Monitors: what to look for

When it comes to buying a monitor, the display is the most important part, of course. However, some monitors offer additional features and have varying types of connections (HDMI, VGA and so on). You should also look for a company that has a good help and support system in case you have to use your … Continue reading “Monitors: what to look for”

2nd February 2017

7 Tips for Increasing Productivity Using Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever and is now the number one deployed application in the enterprise. Microsoft earlier this year announced that Office 365 now has nearly 50 million active business users per month. And, according to Microsoft’s latest earnings report, Office 365 continues to be the company’s most profitable business and productivity product. As … Continue reading “7 Tips for Increasing Productivity Using Office 365”

20th January 2017

Network Solutions – TP Link

Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. The company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices*, supplying distribution to more than 120 countries and serving hundreds of millions of people … Continue reading “Network Solutions – TP Link”

13th January 2017

The era of the fan has begun – Windows 10

Windows 10 – made for fans by fans Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, launched in July as the best version of Windows ever, garnering universal praise from users and the media across the globe. During the development process, Microsoft received millions of pieces of feedback from more than seven million fans who joined the … Continue reading “The era of the fan has begun – Windows 10”

6th January 2017

Happy New Year – 2017

Happy New Year 2017, Friends! A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s the time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year and to take stock of all our achievements. At the same time, New Year 2017 is a brand new year to start afresh, to start strong, and yet … Continue reading “Happy New Year – 2017”

30th December 2016

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016

Which of today’s emerging technologies have a chance at solving a big problem and opening up new opportunities? Here are our picks. The 10 on this list all had an impressive milestone in the past year or are on the verge of one. These are technologies you need to know about right now. Immune Engineering … Continue reading “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016”

12th December 2016

We’re OPEN over the festive time

Please take note that we are OPEN over the festive time. We will only be closed for the public holidays: 16 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 2 Jan’17 You welcome to call us at 021 852 5700

9th December 2016

Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Microsoft and LinkedIn are a natural fit, and the deal may fare better than Microsoft’s past acquisitions Microsoft Corp.’s planned acquisition of LinkedIn Corp. potentially is a very savvy move, though you would be hard-pressed to discern that. There are lots of reasons for skepticism. The price tag, for one. At $26.2 billion, it is … Continue reading “Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn”

2nd December 2016

The Best Keyboards of 2016

Maybe your old keyboard has typed its last letter. Perhaps your gaming ambitions have left you dissatisfied with the mediocre model that came with your desktop PC. Or maybe the one you have still works fine for what it is, but isn’t as comfortable and sturdy as you’d prefer. Whatever the reason, anyone can benefit … Continue reading “The Best Keyboards of 2016”

25th November 2016

9 Free PC programs everyone should have

There are millions of free and open source projects available, many of them better than any commercially available product. Below is a short listing of what we think is the best out there, broken down into ten categories. Antivirus and malware protection Most PC users realize that they need protection on their computer or may … Continue reading “9 Free PC programs everyone should have”

14th November 2016

How to Fix Hard Drive Problems with Chkdsk in Windows 7, 8, and 10

Any time you have hard drive errors—or even strange behavior you might not at first associate with a hard drive—Check Disk can be a lifesaver. Here’s a full guide to using the Check Disk tool that comes with every version of Windows. What Chkdsk Does (and When to Use It) The Check Disk utility, also known as … Continue reading “How to Fix Hard Drive Problems with Chkdsk in Windows 7, 8, and 10”

7th November 2016

16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to Fix Them

With the Windows 10 free upgrade offer now expired, Microsoft has released the latest major update for the operating system (OS). Since Windows 10 is constantly evolving, this release brings many new features and fixes to issues that people had with prior versions. However, with a new release comes a host of new problems. From minor … Continue reading “16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to Fix Them”

31st October 2016

Windows 10 Creators Update features will soon roll out

The Windows team showed off a cornucopia of features planned for an early 2017 update to Windows 10 dubbed the Creators Update. The Creators Update features showcased during Microsoft’s Fall Windows event left many Windows 10 Insiders perplexed as to where and when those additions would start to appear in preview builds. With the Creators Update … Continue reading “Windows 10 Creators Update features will soon roll out”

24th October 2016

The Best Web Browsers for Speed, Battery Life, and Customization

Let’s be honest: Modern web browsers are all pretty solid. Even Microsoft Edge is much better than older versions of Internet Explorer. But we believe Google Chrome is still the best web browser for most people. The Best Overall for Most People: Google Chrome Overall, we prefer Google Chrome. To start, it just feels snappier than … Continue reading “The Best Web Browsers for Speed, Battery Life, and Customization”

6th October 2016

How to Create a Strong Password (and Remember It)

“Be sure to use a strong password” is advice we all constantly see online. Here’s how to create a strong password — and, more importantly, how to actually remember it. Using a password manager helps here, as it can create strong passwords and remember them for you. But, even if you use a password manager, you’ll at … Continue reading “How to Create a Strong Password (and Remember It)”

23rd September 2016

Defending against Ransomware: education and back-up systems

Defending against ransomware is not simply a matter of plugging in some sort of anti-malware packing using the default settings and relying on it to defend you. Ransomware is malicious software that cybercriminals use to hold your computer or computer files for ransom, demanding payment from you to get them back. Sadly, ransomware is becoming … Continue reading “Defending against Ransomware: education and back-up systems”

16th September 2016

10 things to do after you upgrade your computer to Windows 10

If you’ve just upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably wondering what to do next with Microsoft’s newest operating system. Here are 10 things you do before trying anything else. With the Windows 10 upgrade out of the way, you’re no doubt itching to try out Microsoft’s latest operating system to see what’s new. But the … Continue reading “10 things to do after you upgrade your computer to Windows 10”

9th September 2016

The Best Computer Tips and Tricks: Data Security

Disable Remote Registry Editing Only you should be editing your Windows registry, so make sure this service is disabled by clicking Start, Run, and then typing “services.msc.” Scroll down to Remote Registry and make sure the service is stopped, and then set it to either manual or disable. Lock It Down It’s always a good … Continue reading “The Best Computer Tips and Tricks: Data Security”

23rd August 2016

Top 5 Reasons to Shred Your Important Business Documents

In today’s day and age, every business collects and maintains sensitive information. Although many businesses are making the shift to storing data electronically, there are still many businesses that store paper files. If you’re one of those businesses, you may be wondering what to do with those important documents when they’re no longer needed. Customer … Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Shred Your Important Business Documents”

19th August 2016

BIG Special on Lenovo Desktop Computer

Why would you want to buy a desktop PC or Mac in 2016? Simply put, there are computing needs that mobile devices like laptops and tablets can’t fulfil as well as the stalwart desktop. Lenovo S510 Tower Core i3 @ R6,999.00 vat incl *SPECIAL PRICE : Was R7,199.00 vat incl **Optional @ R1,399 vat incl … Continue reading “BIG Special on Lenovo Desktop Computer”

12th August 2016

IT Support

Complete Office Solutions offer the best service in and around town. Our support team specialise in support of the following: Computer Hardware Computer Software Server Support Program Installation and Setup Network Support Internet Support, Setup & New Installation’s Cloud Base Software Basically any type of IT Support.  

5th August 2016

10 Key Features to Look for in Your 2016 Laptop

Up until around 2010, both consumers and businesses could be counted on to upgrade their laptops every three years on average, because technology changed so quickly that anything older than that felt like a dinosaur. Since then, however, that upgrade cycle has gotten longer and longer, and many users now have notebooks that are old … Continue reading “10 Key Features to Look for in Your 2016 Laptop”

29th July 2016

8 Essential Tips for when shopping for a laptop

Compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applications, a laptop is the best tool for doing serious work or play at home and on the road. While standalone tablets and smartphones are always popular, most people realize that everything from typing a research paper to crunching video to gaming works … Continue reading “8 Essential Tips for when shopping for a laptop”

26th July 2016

FREE Windows 10 Upgrade

Get your Windows 10 FREE Upgrade before 29 July! After this deadline date you will need to pay for the Windows upgrade. * The cost for us to handle the FREE upgrade for you is R300. Contact Us Today: 021 852 5700

22nd July 2016

3 Days left of the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 offer

** Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 ** Until 25 July ONLY: R1,799 Normal price: R1,899 Office Home & Student 2016 includes: The latest Office applications Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and OneNote 2016 Be a power Office user—the easy way. Type what you want help with in the new Tell Me box on … Continue reading “3 Days left of the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 offer”

15th July 2016

Microsoft Office products available in Store

Microsoft Office 2016 Whether you’re working or playing, Microsoft is here to help. We’re the company that created Microsoft Office, including Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office Home & Student 2016, Office Home & Business 2016, and Office Professional 2016. You can also get Office for Mac. Whatever your needs—whether professional or simply for … Continue reading “Microsoft Office products available in Store”

8th July 2016

How to Clean a Sticky Computer Keyboard

Not everything that falls in the cracks of your computer keyboard can be removed with a gas duster or vigorous shaking. The oils from your fingers can get on everything you touch, including your keys. Splatters of sugary drinks or other sticky liquids can also fall on the surface as well as in the cracks … Continue reading “How to Clean a Sticky Computer Keyboard”

30th June 2016

The first laptop – #TBT Through back Thursday

  When did the first laptop come out? The Osborne 1, released in 1981, used the Zilog Z80 and weighed 23.6 pounds (10.7 kg). It had no battery, a 5 in (13 cm) CRT screen, and dual 5.25 in (13.3 cm) single-density floppy drives. In the same year the first laptop-sized portable computer, the Epson … Continue reading “The first laptop – #TBT Through back Thursday”

24th June 2016

9 Tips for Longer Laptop Battery Life

Short-Term Battery-Stretching Strategies If you’re in a tough spot right now, there are things you can do to extend the battery life immediately. None of these actions will actually increase the amount of power left in the battery, but instead will reduce the amount of power the laptop is using, letting you squeeze in a … Continue reading “9 Tips for Longer Laptop Battery Life”

17th June 2016

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

  REDMOND, Wash., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 13, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn … Continue reading “Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn”

10th June 2016

Office Home & Business 2016 includes:

Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, and Outlook 2016 Be a power Office user—the easy way. Type what you want help with in the new Tell Me box on the ribbon and it will tell you how to do it. New themes let you choose the Office experience that’s right for you. Dark … Continue reading “Office Home & Business 2016 includes:”

3rd June 2016

10 Considerations When Buying a Laptop

  Questions to Consider The key is to learn to ask the right questions, and these questions will lead the user to good laptops. There are many things to look for when shopping for one, and all play a role in determining the best laptop for a particular user. Cost How much money a buyer … Continue reading “10 Considerations When Buying a Laptop”

27th May 2016

How to speed up a slow computer

  With computers, prevention is better than cure, and many problems can be avoided if you follow a routine of simple housekeeping steps. Here are some must-do activities to keep your PC in tip-top condition. Keep software up to date Make sure all your software is up to date. This includes web browsers, applications, drivers … Continue reading “How to speed up a slow computer”

25th May 2016

HP 250 G4 Laptop + Office 365 Personal Special

. HP 250 G4 Laptop + Office 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription Valued at R999 * SPECIAL PROMOTION VALID UNTIL 31 MAY R6,999.00 (Was R7500.00) SAVE – R500 HP 250 G4 Laptop + Office 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription – Intel Core i3-5005U Processor – 4GB Memory (Upgradeable to 8GB) – 500GB HDD – 15.6″ … Continue reading “HP 250 G4 Laptop + Office 365 Personal Special”

18th May 2016

You need security and we suggest you make use of these products.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Powerful Fast Antivirus with Anti- Phishing Protection 1 User – R299 2 User – R379 3 User – R449 4 User – R559 *Windows 10 Compatible ESET Smart Security All-in one Internet Security With Banking & Payment Protection 1 User R449 2 User R499 3 User R580 4 User R649 *Windows 10 … Continue reading “You need security and we suggest you make use of these products.”

13th May 2016

Remote Support via Team Viewer

  Don’t allow Friday the 13th to ruin your weekend, we offer quick and remote support with Team Viewer! What is Team Viewer? Establish incoming and outgoing remote connections for real-time support or access to other computers. Participate in meetings and presentations, chat with other people or groups, and make video calls as well. After … Continue reading “Remote Support via Team Viewer”

10th May 2016

Don’t miss out on these Office Software Specials

  * SPECIAL PROMOTION VALID UNTIL 24 MAY Office 365 Personal Subscription (1 Year – New or Renewal) – R849 For Windows & Mac 1PC/MAC + 1 tablet Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Ongoing upgrades, 1TB OneDrive storage Cost: R849 Office 365 Home Subscription (1 Year – New or Renewal) – R949 For Windows … Continue reading “Don’t miss out on these Office Software Specials”

3rd May 2016

Free Upgrade to Windows 10 before 29 July 2016

Get your Windows 10 FREE Upgrade before 29 July! After this deadline date you will need to pay for the Windows upgrade. * The cost for us to handle the FREE upgrade for you is R300. Call us today: Tel: 0218525700 Skype: cellandit email: technical@completeoffice.co.za

19th April 2016

IT Support – Somerset West

Complete Office Solutions offer the best service in and around town. Our support team specialise in support of the following: Computer Hardware Computer Software Server Support Program Installation and Setup Network Support Internet Support, Setup & New Installation’s Cloud Base Software Basically any type of IT Support. Contact Us: Somerset West, Helderberg, South Africa. Tel: +27 … Continue reading “IT Support – Somerset West”


The Importance of Server Backup Systems

We all know how important server backup systems and regularly saved work is. We’ve all been the victim of a wrong button pushed once or a power surge that can eradicate entire documents that have been the focus of your attention for hours. However, consider what kind of damage this brings to companies working on … Continue reading “The Importance of Server Backup Systems”


Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? Am I back in seventh grade?

No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that doesn’t mean that Microsoft’s software is a relic of the past. In fact, its Office suite is used by over 1.2 billion people around the world. Most likely, including you, too. While you might look at the program as a familiar annoyance that’s been around since … Continue reading “Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? Am I back in seventh grade?”