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Deal Of The Week

29/01/2017

Samsung J3

ONLY £19 + VAT Per Month

Unlimted UK Calls

Unlimited UK Texts

4GB UK DATA

2000 Minutes To Use In Europe

2000 Texts To Use In Europe

500MB DATA To Use In Europe

 

£19 + VAT Per Month For 24 Months

FREE HANDSET INCLUDED IN DEAL.



Panasonic KX-NS Series

14/11/2016

Conor our Technician and Robert our Marketing Executive, have recently completed their Panasonic KX-NS Series Technical & Sales courses Congratulations to both of them. Knowledge is power. Here at S&S we pride ourselves on constanly learning and keeping up to date with the newest products. 

Staying Secure Online

17/10/2016

S&S Communications is aware of the increase of hacking online. We have put together a list of ways to help you decrease the chances of being hacked and staying secure online. Below are points to help you stay secure.

 

·         Use two-factor authentication where possible.

·         Use a sentence or a string of random words as a password.

·         Do not re-use passwords across sites or services.

·         Consider using a password manager for all your accounts.

·         Change the default passwords on gadgets you own.

·         Regularly check where account activity originates.

 

7 Best Apps For Businesses Owners

13/10/2016

We wanted to make our loyal customers life a bit easier. So we have created a list of apps that we use ourselves here in S&S Communications and we would encourage other business owners themselves to avail of.

1.             Microsoft Office

Work from anywhere with any type of document: Word, Excel or Powerpoint. The official Microsoft Outlook app for Android phones and tablets. Access and share your photos, docs, and more from anywhere for free.

2.            Drop Box

Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices.

3.            Skype

Get the Skype for Android app. With easy group video calls, IM, free voice calls, instant messaging and more, you can stay in touch your way.

4.            Mail Chimp

This email marketing tool helps you build and manage your mailing lists, and easily create and send newsletters. You can also build and customize email templates and view performance reports about your emails. This information can help you send your customers more relevant emails.

5.            Companies House

Search over 2.7 million UK companies registered with Companies House on our mobile app.
No need to register. Access details such as company address, status, directors and filing history.Check when accounts and return documents are due to be filed or if they are overdue.

6.            Google Translate

Translate between 103 languages by typing -Tap to Translate: Copy text in any app and your translation pops up. Offline: Translate 52 languages when you have no Internet. Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 29 languages. Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages.

7.            Evernote

With Evernote you can clip bits and pieces of information from the web, tag them for easy searching, and alter any of them by adding to it, condensing it, or embedding pictures, tables, audio, video, and the like. You can also use Evernote for organic notes and journaling, to-do lists, recipes, contacts, and even storage for tweets or emails that you want to keep handy.

Digital Vault Event

10/10/2016

Robert and Kevin really enjoyed Newry Junior Chambers digital marketing event in the Canal Court Hotel yesterday.

As a local business it was great to see almost 200 attendee’s from the local area all keen on improving their digital marketing presence.

S&S Communications is looking forward to putting into practice what we learned from the event.

Special thanks must go to Nicole Curran and the Newry Junior Chambers members for hosting such a great event.

 

7 Tips & Tricks for iPhone 7

05/10/2016

With the launch of the iPhone 7 we have put together 7 Tips & Tricks for your iPhone to make your life that bit easier.

 

1. Save Battery With Low Power Mode

If you know you’re going to be using your iPhone for a long time and have no way of charging it then you can switch to Low Power Mode by going to Settings >Battery > Low Power Mode.

2. Save PDF to iBooks

Tap the Share icon > scroll across the app options to find Save PDF to iBooks > Tap it and the webpage will be converted and added to your collection. Simply open up the iBooks app to find your saved PDF.

3. Set Up Do Not Distrub Mode

Activate Do Not Disturb by Swiping up from the home screen > Select the crescent moon shaped icon to activate Do Not Disturb. A matching moon icon will appear at the top right of your screen (next to the battery icon) indicating that the Do Not Disturb mode is on. To deactivate, simple repeat the process.

4. Shake To Undo

This one will save you time and keep your stress levels low! You’ve just typed a long sentence or message only to mistakenly delete it or some other error. Simply give your iPhone a shake to bring up the undo dialogue box. if you sleect undo, it will return your message back to you. The same goes for deleting a long message, complete the same process, select undo and it will undo the message for you. Simple.

5. Switch Direction In Panorama Mode

You can change the direction of your Panorama photograph in the camera by by clicking on the guide arrow that appears in the middle of the screen in the panorama mode. It’s as easy as that!

6. Enable Night Shift

Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift > Then schedule or automatically enable Night Shift. You can also tailor the  colour temperature gauge to your own personal preferences.

7. Use Your Compass App As A Spirit Level

If you navigate to your Compass app and swipe from right to left, you’ll be presented with a level, allowing you to make sure that bookshelf you’re putting up is straight!

New Product Alert!

29/09/2016

High performance wireless bridge from Dolphin wireless.

Provides point to point communication of up to 100MBs....
Full duplex.
Up to range of 4km in line of sight.
Building to building connectivity.
Guest & staff internet access.
Telephone connectivity.
CCTV backhaul.
Broadband extension.
Rural broadband deployment.

Check out short video below for more information on this exciting new product.

Call now on 02830267108 for your bespoke quote.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikOeJnf6Q5w


iPhone 7 New Features

28/09/2016

iPhone 7 New Features


Available in new black and jet black finishes.

Splash and water resistant.

New home button.

New 12MP camera.

Optical image stabilization.

7MP facetime HD camera.

Quad-zed true tone flash.

A10 fusion chip.

New stereo system.

IOS 10.

Wireless earphones.

 

Prices start from £535+VAT

 

Call now on 02830267108 for more information.

Lissummon Strictly Come Dancing

28/09/2016

Proud to be sponsoring Lissummon GFC Strictly Come Dancing event Saturday 19th November in the Carrickdale Hotel. Goodluck to one of our newest customers Enda Tucker from Hillside properties Ltd. Can’t wait to see the big man in action, all for a good cause hope he does well!

David Meade Coffee Morning

22/09/2016

Kevin and Robert were delighted to attend the business breakfast with David Meade in the Canal Court hotel on Thursday. Great turn out for Best Property Services, some good insight in the psychology of how consumers and businesses interact. Would recommend catching this guy next time he is in town folks!

New Wi-Fi Standard

03/03/2016

The new generation of Wi-fi is here. 802.11ac is the new standard and succeeds 802.11n. It offers speeds up to 3x faster than the previous standard. As with the other Wi-Fi standards it is backwards compatible with 802.11b, g and n. Meaning you can buy a 802.11ac device and it will work fine with your existing router.Similarly you can upgrade to a 802.11ac router and it will work with all your existing devices. That said you will need both to enjoy the standards biggest benefits.


Increase in PBX Fraud. Please Read.

10/02/2016

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning small to medium-sized businesses, schools, charities and medical/dental practices of PBX fraud - where fraudsters hack into phone lines and make premium rate calls costing thousands.

PBX/dial-through fraud occurs when hackers target Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) from the outside and use them to make a high volume of calls to premium rate or overseas numbers. PBX are systems which enable organisations improved communication. 

The victims are often small to medium-sized businesses, but the NFIB has also noticed that a number of schools, charities and medical/dental practices being targeted where fraudsters are taking advantage of flaws in security systems. 

Since the end of June 2013 there have been nearly 500 Action Fraud reports relating to this - costing victims over £6m.

This type of fraud is most likely to occur when organisations are most vulnerable i.e. during times when businesses are closed but their telephone systems are NOT, for example in the early hours of the morning or over a weekend or public holiday.

HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST THIS TYPE OF FRAUD

Use strong pin/passwords for your voicemail system, ensuring they are changed regularly.

If you still have your voicemail on a default pin/password change it immediately.

Disable access to your voice mail system from outside lines. If this is business critical ensure the access is restricted to essential users and they regularly update their pin/passwords

If you do not need to call international numbers/premium rate numbers, ask your telecoms provider to place a restriction on your telephone line.

Consider asking your network provider to not permit outbound calls at certain times e.g. when your business is closed

Ensure you regularly review available call logging and call reporting options.

Regularly monitor for increased or suspect call traffic.

Secure your exchange and communications system, use a strong PBX firewall and if you don’t need the function, close it down!

Speak to your maintenance provider to understand the threats and ask them to correct any identified security defect.

We have moved back to our original premises

01/02/2016

S&S Communications are delighted to announce that we have returned and settled into our original premises in Greenbank Industrial Estate, Newry. Our offices have been completely refurbished to the highest standard.

 

Please feel free to drop in for a coffee, we are open from 9.00-17.45 Mon-Fri.

Congratulations to FM Environmental

01/02/2016

S&S Communications would like to congratulate our neighbours, FM Environmental on getting a contract with Grand Central Station in New York.

More info on the contract can be found here:

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/02/01/news/grease-is-the-word-for-newry-firm-fm-environmental-in-new-york-400215/

 

Vodafone All-Ireland Deal

15/12/2015

We are now offering this fantastic deal from Vodafone.

 

ALL IRELAND PACKAGE ON VODAFONE..
Use your inclusive bundle in the UK & Ireland for no extra charge!

UNLIMITED UK
UNLIMITES UK ...
6GB DATA

S&S Communications - Parrot Certified Installers

17/08/2011

S&S have now become certified Parrot installers, The Certified Installer Professional program was put in place to separate the elite installers from the rest! Parrot wanted to make sure that each time they recommend an installer they are professional, knowledgeable, and nearby. We supply and install the Parrot range of products including the CK, RKi and Mki Ranges.

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iPhone 7 New Features

"iPhone 7 New Features Available in new black and jet black finishes. Splash and water resistant. New home button. New 12MP camera. Optical image stabilization. 7MP facetime HD camera. Quad-zed true tone flash. A10 fusion chip. New stereo system. IOS 10. Wireless earphones.   Prices start from £535+VAT   Call now on 02830267108 for more information."

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