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Hello, I’m Martin.

I’m a computer technician and tutor serving the Woodstock and Kidlington area. I help with PCs and Macs, tablets, phones, networks, broadband and more.

If you’d like help buying or learning to use a computer product, or have a problem, call me on:

07837 751985

Or send me an email:

martin@martinedwards.co.uk

My rate is £30 per hour. I give free estimates.

Reassuring stuff

Some things I do

I set up new computers and transfer people’s data from their old ones, paying particular attention to security, ensuring that new computers are fully updated and that Windows PCs have antivirus installed and unnecessary/junk software removed.

I help a lot with slow and intermittent broadband. In the rural areas I serve, the telephone lines often aren’t great, but also the older buildings have more internal wiring problems and their thicker walls hamper Wi-Fi.

I help people synchronise email and contacts between devices. I troubleshoot Windows Live Mail and similar software. I encourage everyone to use modern email services like Gmail, and help people migrate from less reliable, less secure options like TalkTalk and Plusnet.

I encourage and help everyone to back up their computers. It’s easy and cheap. I encounter more hard drive failures than I ever thought possible, and without backups, data recovery can be expensive or impossible.

Some things I like

I love Google’s email system, Gmail. It’s got great security, great spam filtering, and is really easy to set up on most devices. If you want to switch from a different provider, you can have Gmail fetch from it too, so you needn’t rush to tell people your new address.

I really enjoy Apple Mac computers, and believe they are currently the best choice for most home users. Their higher cost is outweighed by the easy, consistent and delightful software. Macs are simpler to set up and don’t come with unwanted/junk programs like most PCs.

I love powerline networking because it’s like a miracle cure for Wi-Fi range problems. My recommended brand is Devolo.