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The Three Best Running Headphones?





The first thing I will say is this, if you’re willing to pay for a decent pair of headphones, go wireless. There is no doubt you wont forget the wire rubbing on your neck while you run, no getting the wire caught on things around you. Once you own a pair of wireless headphones, you wont go back.


The four main things to look for in running headphones are:



  1. Waterproofing.
  2. A secure but comfortable fit.
  3. Decent sound quality.
  4. Situational awareness.


No matter how good the sound is, there is nothing more annoying then the ear buds moving themselves out of your ear.


So lets get down to it!



     1. OPTOMA NUFORCE BE SPORT 3 – The best headphones for running & for the gym.


          – Astounding audio for the size.

          – Brilliant fit: secure but comfortable.

          – Really cheap for the quality.


             Price around £58 from Amazon.





       2.  JABRA ELITE 65T – The best true wireless buds for running.


– The best fit of any true wireless bud.

– Decent comfort.

– Great for the gym and running.


         Price around £144 from Amazon. 





       3.  BOSE SOUNDSPORT FREE – Best true wireless earbuds for the gym.


– Very good sound.

– Unshakeable connectivity

– Incredibly comfortable.


             Price around £169 from Amazon

Internet.. What Internet?





We have all been there.. browsing the internet, playing an online game, having our children shout at us as they have “lost connection” or “the internet has gone.. again!”. The dreaded wifi.. in the 21st century and we still have poor connections. Is it fair that someone who is paying the same amount as you is getting a much better speed? No, it is far from fair.



So what is the solution? Well that is a tough one, there a some very good products on the market which can drastically improve your wifi connection/distance without losing much speed. We recently done work on a 5 story town house with a side house attached on the same connection, as you can imagine they were having nightmares over their wifi speeds. What we managed to do is use their current electricity circuit to boost the wifi signal around the internal wires which then connects to a booster to boost a much stronger signal. So far, all is well and they are receiving great connections all around the house!



So as much as we think there is little we can do other than call up companies such as Sky, BT, TalkTalk and so on to complain, there are solutions out there.



If you would like to know more or if you have a poor connection yourself then give us a call on 07596 629488 or email us at contact@goto-aruntechsupport.co.uk.

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How Can Technology SAVE You Money?


As we all know, keeping-up with the latest technology costs money and a lot of it. I’m going to tell you that you need to  buy the latest iPhone, or splash out on the next “must-have” gadget. The chances are that you’ve got a smart phone and a computer though. Maybe even a tablet?


How about making them gadgets work for you? Here are a few ways to do just that.



Downloading The Right Apps


The key to this is to use them as much as possible, the main ones I would suggest are;

  • A cashback app like top cash back.
  • A supermarket comparison like My Supermarket.
  • Getting a cash monitor app.
  • Voucher applications such as Voucher or Groupon.
  • Having travel applications to get better price tickets.


Do Everything Online


Do you purchase things you could be getting online? The way of the world is EVERYTHING is cheaper online. The online industry has much more room for offering deals/discounts, this means you have a great chance of picking up a bargain compared to shopping on the high street.


Whether it’s train tickets, flights or a weekend break, the best deals are all online. With tour operators such as Thomson and Thomas Cook offering special online savings as well as the aggregate sites such as Expedia and Opodo, there are always deals to be had. Utility providers such as Southern Electric and Scottish Power offer discounts for paperless billing. It might “only” be a £10 but it’s essentially free money.



Time To Ditch That Landline


The use of landlines are getting less and less due to being able to use free service to call/text such as What’s App & Facebook. Most of us have a broadband package which we pay a lot of money for, using services like this can lead to paying less on our broadband package due to not having to have such a high amount of phone calls to pay for.


Virgin Media offer broadband only, without a landline and there are other providers too, depending on where you are in the UK. Even if you do decide to keep your phone, shop around for the best deals. Use a comparison website then buy via a cashback website. You’ll be amazed by how much you could save.



Look At Purchasing A Smart Thermostat


Some of the more advanced thermostats know when the house is empty and will adjust your heating or AC accordingly. Thanks to GPS, they also can see when you’re heading home and readjust the temperature for your arrival. I understand that may sound a little creepy, but it’s also super cool and cost effective.



Increasing Availability


With technology, you can always be open for business. Integrating event management apps, software, and even a lead widget with your website allows a potential customer to reach out, no matter when they’re browsing. Automation will take over, and you can continue the conversation at your convenience. You stay reachable anytime, anywhere so your business runs on its own.



So to summersire, purchasing technology can be an expensive outlay (depending on what you purchase), but you can end up saving a lot of money in various ways. As you can imagine I am all for technology and if you’re not to sure about it I hope this gives you a little information on how it can actually SAVE you money. Keep Calm And Don’t Fear Technology.






Website Protection Plan



Your website is a marketing tool working for you 24/7. It is the first impression of your company. Don’t let it become outdated by not giving it the support it needs.


Having a website designed by us is a brilliant start in getting an online presence. One thing we want clients to know is that a website is also an ongoing project, regular checks, updates, back up’s and more are needed in order to keep your website running to its max potential. Below are a few reasons what our maintenance pack will offer you;



Update content.


As a business the chances are you will want to make regular changes to your website and its contents (text & images). This also improves your SEO (search engine optimisation) as it means we can add/refresh key words on a regular basis. So instead of paying an hourly rate for updating content we charge a monthly fee (see price below) which includes all of these great benefits. 



 Search Engine Optimisation.


Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a massively important part in keeping your website known to search engines like Google. SEO is an ongoing process which needs to be kept up to date regularly for you to be at the top of search engines and stay there. Regular analytics inform strategic digital marketing and this is something that keeps your site active and keeps search engines aware as well as your digital business competitive.


 Website backup & storage.


We will backup and store a copy of your website files so that it can be easily be reloaded if there are any service interruptions. This saves you time and money and a lot of frustration from having to start from scratch in the event there is an issue with your website. Have peace of mind knowing that we have got your website covered.



 Hassle free service.


Find you are having a problem with your website and let us handle the rest. We will get back to you when the issue is resolved. Save valuable time, If there are any issues with your website hosting or website, save time by simply contacting us via phone or email and we will take care of everything. No need to experience long wait times or waiting for a tech support at a hosting company, we handle everything for you, keep you updated on the progress and let you know when the issue is fixed.


Above are only a few reasons in which our Website Protection Plan will massively benefit you and your website. 


Instead of charging an hourly fee, we offer a monthly fee in which you can opt out of at any point. You are not signed into a contract!

Are You After An Ad Design? Look No Further


We don’t just design for adverts! We can design business cards, posters, flyers and much more.


At GoTo Arun Tech Support we believe the most important part of getting the right design for you is to understand your business, your ethos and you. We want the advert to represent you and your business so people get an understanding of you right from the very moment they see your advert. The advert needs to be eye-catching and make a strong visual impact whilst also sharing the relevant information with the reader.


The last thing you want is to pay publications to advertise your advert and for it not to be seen!



As advertisers continue to migrate to online pay-per-click methods, this can leave a void ready to be filled by you. Whether you need to shout about an event, a product or simply want to raise brand awareness, an eye-catching advert in somebody’s favourite publication can still be the most engaging strategy.



The luxury of using us to design an advertisement for you is, once done the advert design and artwork can be easily resized and repurposed for you to use across lots of different publications.. FOR FREE!


Every publisher has print specifications for advert size and printing methods that must be considered during advert design. If the printing technical specifications are not met, the advert design will not print correctly and will look distorted, pixelated, stretched or washed out. These specifications are complex and difficult to meet unless you have some expertise in advert design for print and suitable software.



Advertising, whether in print, email or web is about presenting a special benefit or rich offer to your specific target prospects, clients or customers.

Putting it in plain terms – It’s all about grabbing the attentions of the right people within a nanosecond, giving them an awesome sales pitch, and cohering paying customers to buy from you. Simple! Right?

The days of spending money on “Give it a test”, or “That looks okay,” have been left a long way behind.





Remember, a professionally designed advert can be the difference between failure, or success. So get in touch and lets have a chat.

Why Choosing Us To Design Your Website Will Benefit You.



Do you have a website that needs updating or do you need a website creating? We can help by designing a professional website with plenty of benefits.




Below are a few examples;


1. First Impressions


Today the front of your website is essentially your store front. Imagine meeting a client for the first time, you want to give the best first impression to gain their custom. Why should your website be any different? Your website should be an immediate reflection of you, your personality and your business. An unprofessional website could lead to visitors not feeling welcome or that your business is outdated.  This will see them looking elsewhere for the services that you could have provided.




2. Higher Search Engine Ranking


A website must be optimised so it can be visible in the search engines. A great looking website will have no power online if users can’t find you.


You will always get a small amount of traffic to your website from people who know about you and type your website direct into a search engine like Google, but what about new users and customers? How will they find you online?


Whenever you search for content online, take Google for example not many people scroll through pages to find a business they want, you want to be on the first page near the top.


Search engine optimisation or SEO is a solution to this problem. An SEO optimised website will increase your chances of appearing in the top ranking pages and having a website developed by us will do just that!




3. Challenge Your Competition


Having a professional website allows you to be on top of your industry and challenge your competition to keep up. Continually working and adding to your website forces your competition to always remain one step behind. Your competition is only just beginning to realise the benefits of having a professional website, you are already established and are continually making an effort to maintain your online presence and stay at the top of your market.




4. Generate More Revenue


A professionally designed website will attract more attention and generate more traffic to your website. Humans by nature are drawn to attractive things and this is no different in the world of design. This is why it is important to employ a professional design firm in order to maximise the potential of your website design and effectiveness.




5. Reliable Website


You can design a website by yourself but this can come with many issues which could go wrong and when they do would you know how to fix them?


Fixing problems with your website can be costly and time consuming. You can end up paying hundreds for an emergency service call when a professional web designer could have ensured your website was safe from certain errors and from crashing.



6. Greater & Quick Access


Statistically, there are more and more people using mobile devices to access the internet. This is why it is vital to have a website which is compatible on all devices.


If your site is not designed with this in mind it could cost you massively. Mobile search traffic is growing each month so if your website is not mobile friendly potential clients will “bounce off” your site, meaning they will leave without even looking.


What we do is build your website with this technology in mind, saving you a lot of money in the future.




7. A Better Website Design


Design really does matter. You only have to look at the big companies such as Apple to know that a bespoke web design is better than any pre-existing template. At GoTo Arun Tech Support we will create an exciting and engaging website built with your company brand in mind.


You don’t have to say a lot in order to get people’s attention. Sometimes you can just let the design speak for you.




These are only 7 quick benefits of how a professionally designed website can help you and your business. The value in spending money on a professional website should be seen as a long term investment for your business. There are only great advantages ahead. If you are looking to update or build a website, please feel free to contact us to speak about these and other benefits.

Are Apple Planning A Curved iPhone?




So what next for Apple? The latest rumour hitting the streets is that they might be working on an iPhone that will have a curved screen and will respond to touchless gesture controls, a report from Bloomberg claims.


The report, published Wednesday, says Apple is looking into these radical changes in order to differentiate in the crowded smartphone market. The gesture control tech Apple is apparently envisioning would let users perform tasks by moving their finger close to the iPhone’s screen, but not touching it. This would bring a very different approach to using your iPhone, the question though.. will it be worthwhile? From what Apple have released in the past, I cant wait for this to happen, if/when it does.


We know that Apple is at least considering this tech based on a patent released in Nov. 2017, which described using the iPhone X’s TrueDepth’s camera system to recognize hand movements in 3D space. The technology could be useful for augmented reality, which is where Apple has put in a lot of effort in the past couple of years.


We’ve heard rumours about the iPhone with a curved screen for years. But Bloomberg’s sources claim the iPhone’s display will curve “inward gradually from top to bottom,” which is very different from screens on Samsung’s flagships, which have curved side edges.


The bad news? It won’t be happening for another 2 years at least.


Why Is Social Media Important For Business?




Did you know that social media marketing has a 100% higher lead to close rate than outbound marketing?


If you’re one of the few small businesses that are not yet on social media, you may be thinking what all the fuss is about and if you really need to use it, or can you just get by with a website and a monthly newsletter.  The short answer is yes, you need social media. At least you do if you want to reach customers and stay competitive.


Even though you may not be using social media, the chances are your competitors probably are. If that’s the case then you will want to add it to your marketing strategy ASAP or risk falling behind. Even if your competitors haven’t yet ventured into social media, rejoice.. you can get a leg up on them by taking advantage of this marketing platform before they do.


Below is some key reasons why social media is important for ANY business:


  • Social media posts can be used to drive targeted traffic.
  • Using social media for business boosts your site’s SEO.
  • If you’re doing it right, social media will lead to real relationship building.
  • Social media ads allow targeting and retargeting.
  • A strong social media presence builds brand loyalty.
  • Your competition is getting social, so you should too.
  • Social media marketing will get you more sales and/or customers.


Social media is vital to your business and is something you should be heavily considering if you don’t already have it. Below are some stats to prove this;



  • 44 percent of local businesses said they depend on social media to generate brand awareness, and 41 percent depend on it to drive revenue.
  • Almost 90 percent of marketers say their social marketing efforts have increased exposure for their business, and 75 percent say they’ve increased traffic.
  • More than 50 percent of marketers who have been implementing social media marketing tactics for two years have reported improved sales.
  • More than 1 in 3 Internet users say they go to social networks when looking for more information about a brand or product.
  • Nowadays more people access the Internet from mobile devices (51 percent) than desktops or laptops combined (42 percent). That means users have the ability to search for your business at any time, giving you all the more reason to take your online and social presence seriously.
  • Social media isn’t just about connecting with customers; they’re researching your business before you even have a chance to say hello. Before using a business, 90 percent of customers will research it online, and 88 percent find online reviews just as trustworthy as personal recommendations.
  • Social media is overwhelmingly the number one tactic used to grow a small business. Since pretty much every target market uses some social network on a daily basis.
  • Still think social media is irrelevant for your business? You’re largely in the minority. More than 40 million small businesses use Pages on Facebook today, and over 1 billion people visit Pages each month.


Bottom Line

As the number of social media users continues to increase, these platforms have become more critical to marketing success. After all, one of the tenets of marketing is to draw attention from the right people at the right time and social media provides the perfect place to do just that. Don’t look at social media marketing as a chore or one more burden added to your already hectic schedule. It’s one part of a successful marketing strategy that keeps you in touch with your customers in a space where they’re most active.


The Importance Of Technology. Part 2:




Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as medical concept


Health care.


Technology is considered to be the driving force behind improvements in healthcare and, when you look at the rate of change and recent innovations, many find it hard not to agree with that observation.


There are three major ways technology has improved healthcare.


Better and More Accessible Treatment


A number of industry analysts have observed that increased accessibility of treatment is one of the most tangible ways that technology has changed healthcare. Health IT opens up many more avenues of exploration and research, which allows experts to make healthcare more driven and effective than it has ever been.


Improved Care and Efficiency


Another key area that has grown and continues to do so is patient care. The use of information technology has made patient care safer and more reliable in most applications.


The fact that nurses and doctors who are working on the frontline are now routinely using hand-held computers to record important real-time patient data and then sharing it instantly within their updated medical history is an excellent illustration of the benefits of health IT.


Software Improves Healthcare and Disease Control


The development of specific software programs means that, for example, the World Health Organization has been able to classify illnesses, their causes and symptoms into a massive database that encompasses more than 14,000 individual codes. We have seen many positive changes in health IT and expect to continue witnessing more exciting developments in the future.




Today, more than ever, the role of educational technology in teaching is of great importance because of the use of information and communication technologies. With the help of various applications for distance education, the Internet, teachers, and students themselves, they see the advantage of educational technology.


Technology has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school. With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, we are already witnessing the emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning.


Technology and devices can also help save on these costs. In addition, geographically isolated or economically disadvantaged children can benefit from access to online software or resources which would be cost prohibitive without technology.