Wednesday 1st July 2020

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Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter.

I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the hot weather / cold and wet weather (delete as applicable). It’s quite hot and humid here, and it looks set to get hotter this month. I will definitely be cleaning the air conditioning filters because I am sure they will be getting a fair bit if use soon! As of today, Spain is welcoming visitors from 15 European countries, plus Algeria, Australia, Canada, Japan, Georgia, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Having just looked at the arrivals page for Alicante Airport, there are over 50 flights scheduled to arrive today. What with that and the mass-arrival of holiday makers from Madrid, I feel there may be (coronavirus) trouble ahead.

This month I wanted to tell you about one of my customer’s from Xixona. Gillian is an artist who creates the most wonderful portraits from photographs, and she kindly did one of me with Terry the westie. I have never had a portrait done before and I was absolutely amazed and truly delighted with the picture. It is clear to see that a lot of hard work, skill and time went into making it. Needless to say it is hanging in pride of place in my house. It’s a fantastic and unique gift idea too. How about sending a portrait of the grand kids or the family to granny and granddad, or a a photo of your wedding day or your cat or dog or any special photo turned into a work of art. You know that it will be treasured by whoever receives it. For more information on Gillian and her work please visit this page.

Starting in July, Xiaomi is releasing version 12 of their MIUI software to selected Redmi and Mi branded smartphones. They are releasing it in ‘waves’ and even some of their rather older phones will be able to get it too. There are a lot of new things and enhancements in this version. Rather than me writing about it, you can read all the information here. If anyone is currently looking for a decent, fast and affordable android phone, I would point you towards the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 phone. It’s a nice and fast phone, with a decent sized bright screen, long battery life and really great cameras. I would recommend you go for the models with 128GB memory if you can, although 64GB might be fine for people who are not going to take many pictures and videos. Take a look on Amazon here, but do read the descriptions carefully to make sure you get the right amount of memory before ordering. Yes, it has got all 5* reviews for a good reason, it’s great. If you need any help setting it up etc just give me a call.

For those who are away from Spain, back in your home countries sheltering from the coronavirus and not sure when you will be able to return, remember that I can still help you fix many of your computer problems over the internet with my remote support service. I have done quite a few remote support sessions for customers over the last few month’s. Further details are available here.

Keep well, and have a great month.


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Neal Walker Computer Services

Computer, laptop and tablet repairs - Alicante Area - Spain