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Newsletter #9 - Pre-Christmas 2010 Previous Newsletters? Subscribe Unsubscribe Forward to a friend  

Hello! Welcome to our (+/-) quarterly newsletter, packed full of all the good stuff...

Firstly, THANK YOU to everyone that sponsored me and Rachel to run the Sport Relief Mile – we raise a fantastic sum of money for a great cause and all of you have helped us achieve that! So what are we doing next?! Movember ...The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for ...Movember.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days....(more)

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Secondly, for the New Year we held our online “find the monkey” competition so the big reveal...we pulled the name out from a hat....and the winner is....**drum roll**

Michelle Wallace from Fleurbella

But don’t fret if you didn’t win...we are planning a new competition in the new year!! You lucky clients you...

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Software/Online Application of the Month...
Recover your lost or damaged files with OUR new software!

R3Cover was developed for ABC Data Recovery, Surrect created the brand, software UI (users interface and website) – R3 is a fantastic file recovery programme, recovering all types of lost or damaged files for your hard drives, pen devices of flash cards – this is your first line of defence in getting your data back! The software comes as a free trial version allowing you to see the files you may have lost or are looking for, to recover the files you would need to purchase a copy of the software - but it is worth every penny!

App of the month

We do have a special deal for you our client, if you buy a copy and don’t get all the files back ABC will recovery your drive for a discounted cost!

What’s more there is even a MAC version now even those lovely MAC’s are covered!

Website | Trial Download | Buy It Now

MacGyver Tip
Remove crayon from the walls with bread

This may be an unconventional cleaning technique for parents (or bosses) of crayon-happy toddlers (or creative staff) who love scribbling on the walls
Just grab a piece of bread, roll it into a tight ball, and start rubbing.

It looks like it takes a bit of elbow grease, but it's a cheap and chemical free way to clean up after the kids (...young and old).

...more from MacGyver in our next newsletter!

MacGyver Tip

Reduce your Carbon Footprint!
Some Simple Tips We All Can Do!

Snow in April?? Lack of a British Summer...there is something definitely going a rye with the globe climate. So here are a few things we can all do in our offices (and homes) to do our bit to bring down our Carbon Foot Print and treat Mother Nature a little bit better.

1. Turn off the Computer
Yes, of course this is the obvious solution but it does have a huge impact. Many of us leave our computer running 24/7 because it's convenient. Even if your computer is idle or "sleeping", it still needs the battery. Consider completely shutting off the computer or *switching the power off at the wall, when you go to bed at night. While you're at it, switch off the monitor and sound system if you're using them as well.

*1b. Cut Back on Phantom Power
Phantom power is energy that's wasted by appliances plugged in and using small bits of power while they're not being used. You can use a smart powerstrip that cuts the power when the appliance is off, unplug things when you're done with them, and use devices like the "Kill A Watt" to monitor energy consumption.

2. Use Eco-friendly Light Bulbs
Energy Star qualified CFL light bulbs use 75 percent less energy than the standard incandescent light bulb, last ten times longer and now are just as bright as standard light bulbs. Start powering your office (and home) with eco-friendly light bulbs. It's estimated each light bulb can also save £30 per light bulb.

Super Size your Screen

3. Switch to Hibernate when Inactive
Allowing your computer to hibernate or sleep when it's inactive helps save resources and energy. Sleep uses a small amount of power to maintain the memory. Hibernate completely powers down the system and saves your settings on the hard disk. Sleep doesn't save as much energy, but it allows your computer to "wake" faster than hibernate. Either way, using a power-saving state can reduce usage of unneeded power.

4. Use Blackle
Heap Media created Blackle, an eco-friendly Google search engine. Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black colour scheme. The monitor uses more resources to display white or light screens as opposed to black or dark screens, so the makers of Blackle may be on to something.

5. Add a Plant (or two)
Plants can make a huge difference in a home or office. Aside from the health benefits, plants can improve air quality considerably. A company in New Dehli did a study and added 3 different types of plants to their office building, and found that they could literally "grow their own air". The plants reduced eye irritation, headaches, lung issues, and respiratory system incidents considerably over the course of 15 years. The company also saved energy costs by around 15% thanks to the plants.

Look out for a further 5 more tips in our next newsletter, to help you reduce your carbon foot print.

Hot Tips

Hot Tips (Industry Insider Tips)

Ctrl + N (Open A New Window) - This will help you to open up a new window in your browser.

Ctrl + W (Close the Current Tab) - Like Opening a New Tab in your browser, this will help you to Close the Current Tab you are working with.

Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6 (Not For Opera) (Highlight Search Bar) - No need to move your mouse and click on the address bar to type a websites address in your browser again. Just use this quick shortcut.



Website of the Month
Send a beautiful personlised gift this Christmas!

Gift Philosophy is the easy way for you to send a truly beautiful gift this Christmas, using their simple upload photo function you can add a photo of yourself to any photo product/frame of your choice and then send it to all your admires!

Their prices start from £15.99, so you can still send a lovely gift, without having to spend too much if your budget is tight. They offer a free luxury Christmas gift wrapping service with a gorgeous gift box and a beautiful contrasting ribbon, delivered right to the door...No need for you to buy a stamp and look for a post office as we will send your personalised gifts to your friends and family guaranteed delivery by 23rd December when you order by 21st December.

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Bonus: They are currently running a Christmas Competition; you could win £150 worth of goodies!!

Visit Gift Philosophy website now!

If you'd like more information on what services we can provide for you and your company, please feel free to give us a call on 01482 21 22 00 or 08451 662 901 or via email

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Breon Snowdon

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