Saturday 15 September 2018

Is your #google #maps not working too? Are you getting this page can't load hashtag#googlemaps correctly ?

I started noticing quite a lot of people having problems with there #google #maps not displaying correctly.
Well you will be relieved to know that it's not your coding that has caused this problem but you will have to modify your code to fix the problem. 
Well if you are seeing
This page can't load Google Maps correctly. 
this is due to changes at google end. The changes were made on 16th July 2018 to be exact.
To get to the point you will now need an API Key from google for this to work. 
Sounds easy ? Well its not hard. 
Google has now developed their google maps and have different products that fall under google maps. 
  1. Maps
  2. Routes
  3. Places
To further more these also have basic and advanced levels within. These will allow you to help your customers to navigate to your given address straight from your website or find near by places and many more with easy integration.
You will need to PAY for all of these services except the very basic google maps just to display a place on your website.Even though this is free you are still required to have a billing account and have a credit or debit card registered to your account. They say this is to verify who you are.
I am not against what they doing but if you only wanted to use just the free google maps people shouldn't be forced to register their payment details as we keep hearing about all the big companies being hacked and payment details been compromised. Only register if need a paid service.
So if you want to resolve your google maps can't load properly problem you know what to do. Register at google cloud platform at and follow the simple steps to create your project and obtain a API Key. Then modify your code slightly to use your API Key.
Good luck and hope this has helped you understand and solve your This page can't load Google Maps correctly problem.
Erkan Senol
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What is the difference between a #WebApp and a normal #website?

What is the difference between a #WebApp and a normal #website?

I often get asked what’s the difference between a WebApp and a website. I can see why this is confusing because web applications run on an internet web browser and you access them by going to its URL like a normal website.

Very good examples of webApp’s are webmail, online retail, instant messaging and so on. They are designed for a specific task in mind. They are responsive to work well on mobile devices and designed in a way to make it easier to use with touch.

WebApps are application like sage accounting, word, outlooks etc... but they can run on a web browser. They access their data from a server which then makes it accessible from any web browser. We can often refer to these as cloud based application too even though they are not the same thing. Here is a link that explains the difference between a webapp and cloud based app from @TechRepublic #techrepublic.

Traditional websites tend to be more information based where the information is same for all visitors at all times.

Imagine a website with a price list with all the products , yes you may be able to search and see the relevant information but it’s always same.

Now imagen a website where you can add items to your basket ,to your favorites, send your order. You can also login and check your order history. Reset your password. It’s the same website for everyone to access but will look and display the information based on the users previous choices.

This could be from simple data inputting application, to vehicle tracking application, to multi shop application, to stock checking application. Because we can run these applications on a web browser we call them WebApps. We can create many applications to run on web browser these days. Today’s browsers support JavaScript, css,php and few other programming languages and easily interact with a powerful databases like sql which can handle ,store and read data at great speeds if used correctly. Data backup is also simplified. 

One of the great advantages for web applications that I really love is they work on all devices from mobile phones, tablets to computers/laptops regarding of their operating system. If you were to create and #apple #app for #AppStore this can only be used on apple devices. Facebook had to create one app for apple devices, one app for Android and one for web. Obviously, they have the man power and money to build these and also maintain it. We used to get same application functioning differently on different devices as they were built for separate platforms / devices by different group of people.

One of the biggest setbacks for a webApp compared to a mobile application is the notifications. You can’t send notifications to a WebApps ass you could only reach to customers if and when they are on your site.  But #google have made some big progress on this and soon we may be able to send notifications to webApp’s.

The second biggest setback of the #webApplications, again compared to a mobile application is to run offline, but now days everything needs to be online to be used properly. You can open your Facebook or Instagram application while offline but can only view what you have already viewed previously. Now again #google #chrome had been making very big improvements with its browsers and creating something called service worker, which allows us to store cached data also create a local data while offline and send / receive information when back online. 

Nowadays if you have designed your webApp to be mobile friendly / responsive, it can be converted in to an Apple and/or android app.

I see a great feature in WebApps and hope all the web browsers invest a bit more time and money in to it. Yes it may be more difficult to build a webApp as you have to test on all screen sizes and browsers to make sure it functions correctly and your code is accepted by all, whereas if you have used #xcode to develop your app, this will test and run on your apple devices with ease. This is also same for #android as android studio makes life easier to develop your app for its own market and devices. These app development tools will help you from the app icon , app icon size for phone and tablets to splash screen , load screen and so on where as for the webApp this may require more coding to make sure it will function on all web browsers and mobile devices.

#Android and #Apple also allow to add a #webApp and #websites to home screen with an icon which is a very cool feature but not many people know or use.

I hope to have shed some light on webApp’s . I have tried to keep it simple and just to give an overview on webApp’s.

Erkan Senol

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Monday 21 March 2011



Today I we will try to help you decide if iPad is for you or not.
We all know how good iPad is and iPad2 even better. Questions we will be answering today is :

What is it good for?

Where can I use it?

Is it like a laptop or a netbook ?

No doubt iPad2 is very useful and is brilliant for your daily use of internet, facebook , emails, and with thousands of app’s you can check your train times to msn messengers to local shops even all the ATM machines and more with touch of a button. Its definitely quicker than most laptops and netbooks. Now if you running a business or a student where you are writing pages and pages of essays or documentation for work it starts to get tricky and uncomfortable. Even though you can buy additional keyboard to plug on to it its not like your ordinary laptop. Because iPad2 doesn’t have usb sockets you will have to buy a wireless printer that its compatible with iPad2 to print wirelessly which again more money.

Now another thing with Ipad is that you will need another laptop,computer or a mac to be able to start using. We had a phone call here at A and E Computers where we had to go to this old couples home to help them setup their new wonderful iPad. When they switched their iPad on it was telling them to plug it in to iTunes but they had no other machine and didn’t even know what iTunes was. They were sold this Ipad in a computer store and were showed how easy it was to use. They were hoping to come home switch it on check their email and be able to print to their old printer which their old computer was connected before it completely died. So one of our engineer turned up and got his laptop out to connect to iTunes and get the Ipad going but without another computer to sync they wouldn’t be able to put pictures and email to their friends and family.Glad to see that the new iPad2 has a camera now and you can actually take a picture and send it very easily.

Now if you are person that travel a lot and have another machine that you sync your iPad it’s a completely different story.With the great battery life up to 10 hours you can listen to your favorite music and check your email on the way to work while sitting on the train. Imagine having to travel on the plane for hours every week. This iPad2 will be your best friend. You can read a book, watch a few films do some typing or listen to music and relax.

Now there are 2 different types of iPads. One that has 3g and wi-fi and the other wi-fi only. If you was interested in using your iPad every where you go and access the internet, you will have to buy the 3g + wi-fi and will have to sign up with one of the mobile phone companies that provide you a sim card to plug in your iPad / iPad2 and pay additional £15 to £40 or more per month depending on how much data/internet you want to be using.

Now if you already have an iPhone 3 or iPhone 4 you can already do all this anyway. iPad2 can do nearly everything that iPhone does but on a bigger screen.

The thing is with iPad and now specially iPad2 it look gorgeous and you just want to buy it anyway.

There is a lot more to write about with the iPad and specially iPad2 but we going to keep it short and not get to technical here. Hope this helps you decide if you want a laptop or an Ipad.

Please do let us know if this was helpful.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

How to remove security tool virus in 4 simple steps

Hi all,

Today we will try and help you remove the system tool virus. There are quite few topics online telling you how to remove it and they all say near enough the similar things. One thing is for sure it is a very dengerous virus and must be removed as soon as possible.
Now this virus pretends to be a virus program it self and pops up with fake messages telling you that it has found lots of viruses and if you want to remove it you must go to the website and purchase the anti-virus software. Please do not fall for this. Some of the messages that pop up from the task bar are:

  • Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.Click here to activate protection.

  • Intercepting programs that may compromise your private and harm your system have been detected on your PC. Click here to remove them immediately with System Tool.

  • Attention: System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software. CLick Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
  • Warning: Your computer is infected
  • Windows has detected spyware infection!
  • Click this message to install the last update of Windows security software…
None of the error messages above is true other then you are actually infected.
One thing that most of the other sites haven’t mentioned is that it disables your anti-virus program or may be we should say it stops it from running.
How To Remove this Virus.

You must do this at your own risk. Sometimes removing viruses can result in your computer or laptop not booting. This is caused by deleting an infected windows file from your computer.

Step 1 is to start your computer in safe mode with networking.This can be done by pressing the F8 key repeatedly soon as you switch on you computer and laptop. On some machines it might bring up the boot menu instead but after selecting the first option continue to press F8 and you will get to the menu where you will find boot in safe mode with networking.

Step 2 is to open internet explorer or firefox or even any other browser that you may be using on your machine. Check to see if you have access to the internet. If you have go to our main site at and on the left hand side under useful links click and download Malwarebytes. If you do not have access to internet go to your internet options under control panel. You can also access your internet under internet explorer by clicking on tools. Once in internet options go to the connections tab then click on LAN setting. Start to un-check all the boxes starting from the last one to the top. This should allow you access to internet.

Step 3 is to install Malwarebytes and update it to the latest database version. Once you have the latest updates you can do a quick scan but we would recommend a full scan or do a quick scan which will remove this security tool virus and leave it to run a full scan when you have more time.

Step 4 is the not the most important but can be very crucial. After the first 3 steps you will now be able to restart and log on normally and have access to all your programs and files but when you on the internet you might get diverted to other sites and end up with the virus again unless you complete this
 step 4. Now you need to get to your HOSTS file. On Windows XP C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS and on VISTA and Windows 7 is at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc . Open your HOSTS file in notepad or wordpad and it should look like this or similar. We only looking at lines with out the “#” at the beginning.

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. localhost
::1 localhost

If there is any other ip addresses like going any where else other then localhost delete them or any other ip addresses going any where just delete them.

Thanks for reading and hope this 4 simple steps will help you get rid of your system tool virus. GOOD LUCK. Worst case scenario check our website  to see if we cover your area and we can send out one of our engineers to fix all your problems.

Welcome to A and E Computer Repair Shop

Hi to everyone.
Welcome to our first blog. We were established at 2004 and our ltd name is Erks-Computers Ltd. We trade under A and E Computers and we specialize in computer and laptop repairs. We pride our selves on giving an excellent customer service. We always call our customers to let them know exactly what time we will be arriving and another call to say we nearly there. We also operate on a maximum 2 hours charge for an individual computer or laptop. We think if you have to spend more then 2 hours charge on a computer or laptop repair you might as well but a new one. This doesn’t mean that we don’t fix it, if we have to stay 3 hours or even longer we will stay and finish the job and still charge 2 hours and if not fixed we don’t charge anything. We are experts in removing viruses without having to format your computer or laptop. Our engineers carry all the parts in their vans and if you require any parts they will have it (hard disks, external hard disk, speakers and all computer hard ware and more). We cover most of Essex, Kent, South London, Southeast London, City, West London and North London. We have a map on our website showing the areas covered at .

In addition to our computer repair service we are in the progress of setting up an online shopping cart for our customer to go and buy all there computer , office and gaming needs. We believe we have the expertise to back our after sales and are able to deliver and setup our goods with in our coverage area.

We are also in progress of opening a computer / office / gaming / phone accessories / computer accessories shop near Southend On Sea in Hadleigh. You will be able to park right outside  and come in to our friendly shop to buy your goods or even drop your computer or laptop off  and pick it up after finishing work on the way back home.