Android 13 is safer for your business

We all use our phones for a lot more than sending messages and making the occasional call.

And that means most of your staff are probably using their personal mobile for work now and then. Everyone does it.

The downside of this is it puts your business data at risk. If it can be accessed on a personal mobile and that device gets breached, that’s a risk.

That’s why the upcoming Android 13 is big news for businesses.

Google’s released more information about the new features on its latest operating system for mobile devices.

Your USB cable is about to get a speed boost

We’re all familiar with USB. After all we’ve been using it with our computers since 1996, and now with mobile devices too.

Yes… it’s really been that long.

Without USB it would be harder to connect different types of devices, charge them, and transfer data.

Of course, USB has changed and improved over the years. And there’s another new improvement due in the next few months.

What makes this one fun is that you won’t need to buy any new USB accessories or cables.

The USB Promoter Group, which is the industry body that drives USB improvements, recently announced the planned release of USB 4 2.0.

What’s exciting about that, you ask?

How to predict your annual tech expenses

Are you pulling together your budgets for next year?
Software spend can be a challenge to determine – especially as your needs change throughout the year – but you can accurately budget for your hardware tech for the year.
Just ask yourself these 5 key questions.

Global chip shortage – plan ahead for new hardware

You may have heard that there is a global shortage of microchips. Microchips are in most of the tech we use today – not just laptops.

A perfect storm of events have come together and it is causing problems with the supply of tech equipment.

Our new video explains which you should be planning ahead and ordering things now that you may need in the next six months rather than the day before.

Get a Super-Deduction: Buy new computers and claim 130% capital allowance

If your business is a Limited company and pays corporation tax it can currently claim 130% capital allowance against certain new equipment. Equipment includes new computers, servers, NAS boxes and other IT equipment.
This means that if you buy some new computer equipment for £1000 it will reduce your corporation tax bill as if you had spent £1300.
This Super-Deduction tax relief scheme is running from 1st April 2021 and lasts two years.

Broadband Equipment

We can provide you with all the equipment and advice you will need for Broadband Internet access. We can also install it for you.

We can provide:

  • PCI ADSL modems (internal)
  • USB ADSL modems (external)
  • Broadband Routers
  • Switch/Routers
  • MicroFilters

Desktop PCs

tKnowIT can supply you with branded computers or custom-built machines using “best of breed” components. This is one advantage that we have over other companies – we can supply the best solution to meet your requirement. If you have a specific brand and model in mind then contact us for a price and also our impartial advice.

All desktop PCs, either branded or custom-built, can be installed to your location and configured to meet your requirements. We can also provide follow up services such as our PC Healthcheck service. Visit our services section for full details.

Visit our support section for some impartial advice on Desktop PCs, wherever you decide to buy from.


tKnowIT can supply you with laptop computers from various manufacturers. Contact us for our prices and impartial advice on purchasing and operating a laptop computers.

Laptops can be installed to your location and configured to meet your requirements. We can also provide follow up services such as our PC Healthcheck service. Visit our services section for full details.

Visit our support section for some impartial advice on laptop computers, wherever you decide to buy from.


We can offer you First tier servers at competitive prices. We can also provide you with custom built servers to match your specific needs.

All servers can be preconfigured, installed to site and configured to your requirements.


Recent years have seen an explosion in the types of displays available.

Convergence of IT and Home Entertainment markets has helped bring down the price of the newer technologies aswell as increasing the variety of uses for these products.

TFT Flat Panel LCD Monitors
These have become the preferred monitors for most people. They are based on the same  technology as the displays used in laptop computers. These use less electricity, generate less heat and take up less space than an equivalent screen sized CRT monitor.

As users watch more DVD films and use Windows Vista or Windows 7 then they benefit from a widescreen monitor rather than the older 4:3 ratio screens. A 19″ widescreen is ideal for most peoples home use and most typical office roles.

Plasma Screens
These are mainly used for large presentation screens and home cinema screens. With the increase in ‘flat panel TVs’ in recent years the price of plasma flat-panels has fallen.

MultiMedia Projectors
These have become a viable option for businesses to buy and use. The brightness, resolution and ease of setup have all improved, while at the same time, prices have fallen. Home cinema versions are also available and becoming affordable for those with a high-end home cinema need.

CRT Monitors
The most commonly used and familiar display to most people was the CRT monitor. CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube and is the thing that makes a standard monitor so deep. As these took up more desk space and were typically less energy efficient than the newer flat panel displays they are less common. Typically if you are buying a new PC then it can also be a good time to replace and CRT monitor with a flat panel display.