We can call at your home or business to carry out repairs, upgrades, install new components and set up broadband and wireless networking

PC Repairs

Hardware repairs at your home or your business

Broadband & Networking

Broadband and wireless networking for home and business

At ads computers we specialize in jargon free, friendly advice about repairs, upgrades and bespoke home and small business computers. We especially cater for the first time buyer and PC novices. Any conversation about your requirements will be kept in plain English.

We will not try and blind you with science as seems to be the trend with many PC resellers.

We only stock quality components from major manufacturers. We have learnt over the years that lesser, unbranded components, although a cheap alternative, will not be as reliable or long lasting. This policy has given us an excellent reputation for reliable systems.

Our systems are built with the future in mind, with plenty of scope for upgradeability should you later decide to expand your PC.

We can call at your home or business to carry out repairs, upgrades, install new components and set up broadband and wireless networking. We pride ourselves on excellence in customer service and after sales service, with the hope that we can maintain your custom and trust for the future.

Based in Stapleford, Nottingham, we cover the Nottingham and Derby area.

We are resellers for

Plusnet, Virgin Media, CBL Data Recovery, Aztec Internet and Little Black Dog web design

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We have had quite a few mobile devices come in over the years, especially Apple iPads, where the customer has asked us to break a forgotten password, or format a device they have acquired, but that is linked to a lost or forgotten Apple/Google Android account.
When we explain how difficult it is to do, with emphasis on the encryption side of how passwords work, it is often met with disbelief. I have heard, on more than one occasion “can’t crack a simple password - not much of a tech then are you!” Last year there was a news article that helped and supported us here, where the FBI couldn’t get into a criminals iPhone for evidential reasons, and Apple weren’t able to help either.

Today the FBI have made an even broader announcement, stating that they currently have around 7,000 devices, all the property of suspects, that they are unable to access at this point.
The article - below - supports what we have been saying, in that passwords to such devices are inextricably linked to online accounts, encrypting the device. Repeated incorrect password attempts lock the account, so guessing the password, or using password crack tools, simply results in the device being locked further. Yes, verification methods can be used, ie having other contact details set up in a device account to verify with, should a password be forgotten, but if it is an acquired device, then you probably won’t have those credentials either. You will then have a second level of problems accessing the locked verification account!

If you have password protected a phone, or any device, make a note and keep it in a safe place. You will also have linked an email account, as part of the devices set up. Make sure you have also set up answers to certain security question, and use a relative or friend’s email or phone details as back up recovery. Keep a safe note of them too. Most importantly, test those details in a dry run, to check you can reset a password, should disaster strike.

FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41721354
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