Why Hardware Audits Are Important

Networks are dynamic – constantly growing, evolving, changing and dividing. Therefore, it is essential for business owners and network administrators to perform regular hardware and software audits to monitor any changes and maintain the system’s security. They should always know what’s running on the network and how efficient that is. What is a hardware audit? […]

SSD vs HDD: Which One is Better?

It isn’t breaking news to say that Hard Disk Drives are slowly dying out. With the capacity of SSD ever increasing, it won’t be long before the massive file storage advantage of the HDD is under threat. The main question on everyone’s lips these days is really ‘Why HDD?’, rather than SSD? This article will […]

Google Pixel Review:

A More Personal Understanding In recent years, Google have tried to worm their way into the smartphone industry but have they always made a good job of it? The answer to that is; no, not really. Now don’t get me wrong, the string of Nexus phones were fantastic phones, the Nexus 6P sparked the real […]

Top Messaging Apps

  What’s your go-to messaging app? Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger or something else? With data the king of smartphones, messaging apps provide an excellent alternative to expensive MMS, video messaging and even phone calls. With Wi-Fi everywhere and with the continued priceyness of roaming charges, they are a must have if you travel frequently or have […]

Don’t Overpay For Cables!

  Cables are a pain. We understand this pain as being a IT support company there’s no way we can really avoid them. They lay about everywhere, cost a bomb, and you can never find the one you are looking for. The multi-coloured aspect should theoretically help locating the right cable but instead it gives […]

The Technology Lovers Christmas Wish List

  It’s that time of the year. The period of eggnog, Christmas parties and wish lists of course. Whether those wish lists include the new iPhone, a fancy new alarm clock, the next best camera or just a funky gadget that will entertain you for the whole of boxing day- we have you covered. I […]

Which Cloud Storage Service Is Right For Me?

The way we store and transfer data has transformed enormously within our recent history, from floppy discs to USBs and now to the vast world of the cloud. In our always-online lives, we’ve become used to keeping everything that’s important to us on the ever-accessible cloud.  It seems inconvincible to us now that we used […]

Office 365 Is The Only Way To Buy Microsoft

Are you a SME (small-medium-sized enterprise) seeking Office 365? Are you unsure about which package would suit your business’ needs? Would you like a 10% discount on any Office 365 licence through Lucidica? Does your SME require a management service alongside your Office 365 license? Look no further. Here are the most popular packages for […]

An Innovative Step For Your Business Management…

  What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 and will it help boost your business? The world’s leading IT company Microsoft launched their new product ‘Microsoft Dynamics 365’ an intelligent business application just last week and AccuWeather and TGI Friday’s are already implementing it to their business model. Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based platform designed to […]

Best Tech for University Students

We know that preparing for university is hard enough without the pressure of choosing new technology which has to get you through the next three years. It’s a big and normally quite expensive investment which is made even harder by the question of what is essential. So we’ve provided you with a breakdown of what […]

10 Best iOS 10 Features

  Welcome to the new Apple update IOS 10. The brand new software update for iPads, iPhones and iPods. But what changes have Apple made and is it worth risking the supposed rumours of lower battery life, decreased storage and harder useability? Well at Lucidica we have researched what the 10 best features of the […]

Two decades on: The History of Windows 95

20 years ago Microsoft launched Windows 95. Its launch was met with more hype and expectation than any previous OS, but no one, not even Microsoft was to know how much of an impact it would have on our lives even two decades on. For the first time, Microsoft’s new OS brought a swish graphical […]

Windows 10: Should your business upgrade?

Windows 10 launches in just two days and we’ve been getting calls asking how businesses should proceed. As you probably know, Microsoft are offering upgrades for free to existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 users. And so with numerous reviews and information filling the world of Windows 10 we’ve decided to answer a simple yet […]

Samsung Finally Lands a KO

Mobile World Congress – the biggest mobile phone event of the year – has just about come to an end once more. There were the usual upgrades and updates as to be expected, some showstoppers, and even some surprises. We’re delighted to say that Samsung is back in business. HTC One M9 HTC unveiled its new […]

The Best and Worst of CES 2015

Last week saw the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and as usual there were some impressive products garnering attention. There were Smart home devices, laptops, drones, speakers, wearables… the list goes on and on. Nevertheless, we’ve come up with what we think was the best and worst in show. Best: 4k TVs 4K was everywhere at […]

Tech to Expect in 2015

Happy New Year to all you tech enthusiasts! We hope you had a relaxing break over Christmas playing with all your new toys and gadgets. Our previous blog rounded up 2014 in tech, but now we must look to the future and ask: what can we expect in 2015? While there’s nothing that stands out […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

It’s time to start buying Christmas presents again, or at least start thinking about buying them. Below we’ve compiled the best in tech for your gadget-loving, geeky friends and family. HP Stream 7 – £99 This 7″ tablet from HP 7 features a 1280×800 screen, a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. […]

What Is Amazon Echo?

Last week, seemingly out of nowhere, Amazon announced a new product: Echo. This wasn’t a new tablet, Kindle or Fire phone (because clearly those aren’t quite the hit Amazon were hoping for), but instead a voice-assistant for the home. Or, as The Reg so aptly put it: ‘a cross between ice maiden Siri and wireless […]

Best Tech for Students

It’s September once again which means it’s the start of a new school year. If you’re looking for some tech to make your student life a little bit easier then take a look at our best tech for students list below. Wake up light Waking up early is a drag for most students and can often […]

Best Fitness Trackers

There is quite a large choice on the market if you’re looking for a fitness tracker or something to give you a bit of encouragement to work out. New kinds of trackers are being developed all the time so watch this space for an update, but for now, here’s some of the best fitness trackers […]

The Best of Kickstarter

By now we’re sure you’ve all heard of Kickstarter – the crowdfunding website that gave birth to Oculus Rift, Pebble smartwatch and Pono Music. However, most people usually hear about these projects once the financial goal has been reached and they’ve been written about in the press. If you’re looking to invest, get your hands […]