Facebook Hack is on!


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Facebook Hack London                                                                                              8AM Sunday morning and I’m on my way to the East End of London, to the very trendy Brick Lane for the first leg of the Facebook Hack Road show. So what is the Facebook Hack Road … Continue reading

More Tea… this time in Liverpool


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Last week we were in Liverpool, England supporting the BBC Worldwide Showcase at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC).  It is an annual sales festival where hundreds of hours of BBC Television programming are showcased to over 600 TV and … Continue reading

MWC Barcelona


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Mobile World Congress 2012: Showcasing How the World is Redefining Mobile “Mobile World Congress, again shattered attendance records as more than 67,000 attendees showcased how they are Redefining Mobile. This year’s exciting event, hosted in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, with … Continue reading

5 Top Tips for a slow computer….

We have all been there and understand just how frustrating it is when you are right in the middle of something (usually of high importance) and your computer slooooooows right down. But hold on just a minute, before you pick up your computer and head to the nearest window! We at F1 Consultancy have a few tips for you to keep at hand…

  • Check OS updates or service packs Go to –  Start button, click All Programmes, and click Windows Updates Mac Users Apple icon, select – software update – follow the steps
  • Close Windows that are open and not being used to free up space
  • Check available Memory / Hard disk space Ctrl + Alt + Delete, select – start task manager, hit Performance Tab to get your results. Dependant upon the results you may wish to upgrade your memory. Mac Users FinderSelect ApplicationsUtilitiesActivity monitorSystem Memory, At this point you will be able to view your usage through various charts.
  • Check your available Bandwidth. Run a speed test for your PC – www.speedtest.net Please note this is rough guide and not a 100% accurate but will give you a very good idea of your internet speed. It maybe useful to run this a few times and to take a note of your results – e.g if your results are showing an average of 5mb, you are paying for 50mb; you will need to contact your service provider.

Experiential marketing on a different level!


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Experiential marketing on a different level!  Venue Bee Hive Mill – Manchester Hosted in the loft of a 5 story beautiful Converted old Mill. The mission was to expose Manchester’s Digital great and good to the capabilities of Windows Mobile. … Continue reading

BlackBerry DevCon 2012

Show season is off and running with both the UK and US office supporting multiple shows across the globe.  The BlackBerry Developer Conference is touted as THE showcase for the latest innovations and breakthroughs with the BlackBerry Development Platform. Thousands of BlackBerry enthusiasts came together to collaborate with platform experts from the community and to attend sessions, demonstrations, hands-on labs and keynotes — all focused on developing leading mobile applications, across all skill sets.

While day 1 in Amsterdam met us with -12 degree celsius and several inches of snow it was not enough to stop our team from getting the show up and running! The doors opened on Tuesday welcoming around 2,000 developers from all over the world to hear from their new CEO and debut the Blackberry Playbook 2.0 beta software.
The event took place at the Amsterdam RAI which is the largest convention center in Holland.  The 2 day event consisted of:

Keynote, 6 breakout rooms with around 50 sessions, 2 x 50 person hands on labs,  Aside from supporting each area, F1 handled the entire network which landed 3,100 devices connected to Wi-Fi throughout the venue.

This is a new client for F1 and our first time supporting the event, not only was this a fantastic opportunity it is also an extremely successful show and the biggest BlackBerry DevCon to date.
Ian Farmer                                                                                                                           Senior Technical Consultant

Off we go – IT Consultancy on the move

Busy week just kicking off, we have tried to reach as many places and possible and have so far this week managed a presence in Seattle, Amsterdam, England and India! Pictures and more coming soon….Plus news from a new client and a sparkly new contract….