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liGo gets dressed up this Halloween for charity

The date was the 31st October and it was a cold dark night that was eery enough to raise the dead… actually it was a bright Thursday morning and the liGo office was set a trembling by Halloween hijnx.


Whilst the name ‘Halloween’ stems from the Christian feast day (All Hallows Day), many of the customs are thought to hearken back to the Pagan festival ‘Samhain’, which marked the end of the harvesting season and start of the darker winter months. It was once thought that at this time of year the worlds of the dead and the living overlapped, making it easier for spirits, fairies, and the dead to cross over. The day was characterised by special bonfires and rituals, and people would dress in imitation of evil spirits to try and appease or frighten away the malevolent otherworldly souls….

Our party was characterised by not so spooky but still spectacular costumes from a Smurfette and Snow White, to a far-out Hippy and an extra from Mad Men; as part of our new initiative to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading “We support Macmillan Cancer Support” »

The advances in modern communication over the past few years has been rapid. So rapid that older generations are in danger of  being left behind, as evidenced by the fact that in 2012 only 15% of those aged 65 or over in the UK accessed the internet ‘on the go’ as opposed to over three-quarters of adults under the age of 45. And whilst it could be argued that this discrepancy is down to a reluctance of older generations to embrace the Doro Liberto 810latest technologies, when you consider that many products exclude the elderly by their very design (eg. the average response time for the icons on an iPhone screen is 0.7 seconds, yet the average response time of someone aged 65 or over is one second) perhaps there is another reason.

Luckily, Doro, the leading manufacturer of easy to use mobile phones, aims to redress the balance with their second smartphone to date – the Doro Liberto 810. Specifically designed at making the Smartphone more accessible, the UK managing director for Doro claims the company are “liberating those who perceive smartphones to be overly complicated and crowded with difficult-to-use apps. Our new mobile will bring them into a world of technology in a positive and engaged way.”

We take a look at what this Smart easy-to-use mobile is offering:

Continue reading “Doro release an easy to use Android Touchscreen Smartphone” »

BT Dual-Band Wi-Fi Kit 600The Office of National Statistics recorded in 2012 that 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day (more than double the figure from 2006 when comparable records began). And with mobile phone internet usage doubling between 2010 and 2012, and the proliferation in recent years of eReaders, tablets, digital cameras, games consoles, Smart TV’s…. all requiring online access, there is a definite need for faster and more reliable broadband in the home that allows for multiple devices to be connected at once.

Well, we are pleased to announce that BT have introduced a range of plug-and-play products that have been designed to work with any service provider to help solve the demands of our modern online lifestyles.

Continue reading “Extend your broadband coverage and boost your Wi-Fi signal with the new BT Connectivity range” »

Stop cold callsAnyone with a landline phone will at some point have had the misfortune of being disturbed by an unwanted cold call. And whilst some of us are adept at inventing amusing ways of responding to cold callers (or even making money from them), for other more vulnerable individuals it can become a source of anxiety and distress when persistently pestered by them.

Unwanted nuisance calls take many different forms, but more often than not come from international or withheld numbers. Below is a list of the most common types:

Types of cold calls
  • Live marketing calls – is when someone calls to try and sell you something.
  • Recorded message calls – is….you’ve guessed it… when you answer the phone to a recorded message.
  • Silent/ Abandoned calls – occur when equipment is used that generates calls and no staff are available when the call is connected.
  • Scam phone calls – each year millions of consumers fall victim to scams.
  • Threatening/abusive calls – whether from people you know or from strangers are a criminal offence should be reported to the police

How to stop unwanted sales calls

Registering with the ‘Telephone Preference Service’ is a free and easy way to Continue reading “How to block unwanted and nuisance sales calls” »

The wait is now over, and we are excited to announce the imminent release of this innovative modular sensor-based system – The Gigaset Elements Starter Kit. Gigaset Elements Starter Kit

Developed after extensive research carried out in people’s homes, Gigaset brings us a modern home security kit, which will be the foundation for an expandable system that with capabilities of monitoring many aspects of the home environment.

Consisting of an intelligent door sensor, motion sensor, and base, the Gigaset Elements starter kit gathers and relays data from your home to a secure and learning cloud server, which is then accessible from your phone via iOS or Andoid App in real-time.

Whilst we are yet to get our hands on one, we will outline the what you can expect to gain from this unique product: Continue reading “The Gigaset Elements Starter Kit..the start of a smarter home security system” »

RTX 8630 IP DECTEven with the increase in popularity of email, social media, and various other modes of online communication, telecommunication still remains a necessity for any organisation hoping to succeed. However, finding a viable solution to the demands of a growing volume of incoming and outgoing calls can be a minefield…
The arrival of the 8630 IP DECT from RTX heralds a cost effective and simple solution for small organisations offering mobility for up to 200 users, outstanding HD audio quality, ease-of-use, and state of the art functionality. Allowing users to avoid the pitfalls of more traditional and soon to be erstwhile PBX systems, which still remain costly to install, boast far less features, and can include long-term operation and maintenance costs. Continue reading “The RTX 8630 IP DECT SME VOIP System – a simple cost-effective solution for small businesses” »

We have always been impressed by Panasonic phones, and with their latest offering – the lightweight and super sleek KX-PRX 120 – Panasonic look set to maintain their reputation for offering the latest and greatest in cordless telephony. Combining a high-quality 3.5” TFT Multi-capacitive Touch Screen with chic design, we love the look of this ultra-modern home phone. And whilst we’re yet to get our hands on it, this Android enabled, Wi-Fi enhanced beauty certainly comes packed with features to get us excited.

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Synchronization of your address book, calendar and e-mails with your smartphone or PC will be made easy with Google Cloud, meaning your home phone can become integrated (and kept up to date) with all your other communication devices. Continue reading “Drum roll please… introducing a stylish new Android Touch Screen DECT phone from Panasonic” »

Glasgow Business Awards 2013We are pleased to announce that liGo has won the Glasgow Business Award for the Best Performing Business (11-50 employees) 2013.

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce who runs the ceremony saw a record number of nominations this year, so it was a privilege just to make the shortlist among so many strong contenders in our category:  The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Effective Visual Marketing, Fleet Alliance Ltd., Glasgow Credit Union, and Mabbett.

Glasgow at Night

In what has been a difficult few years for many small businesses to succeed, our commitment to delivering outstanding customer service has ensured our continued growth. With recent Continue reading “liGo – Glasgow Business Award Winner 2013” »

The BT Home SmartPhone certainly had the potential to be deserving of the accolade ‘Best Cordless Phone’, but after reviewing this product ourselves, we think this feature-rich home phone from BT falls somewhat short of the mark. With a 3.5” capacitive touch screen, range of features and stylish-design we had high hopes for this smart Android home phone….

Bt Home SmartPhoneAs a DECT phone it performs brilliantly – the clarity of calls is superb, and whilst it only comes with a Quick Start guide we found the set-up to be pretty straightforward and the full user manual is easily available online (you can download it from our website here). Packed with all the normal features you would expect from a cordless phone: answering machine, good range, caller display, large phonebook…this phone compares well against its competitors. The menu layout is clear and the large touchscreen makes navigating through the features and customising the phone very easy. All in all we were fairly impressed. Continue reading “BT Home SmartPhone review – could it be the best cordless phone on the market?” »

In a few short years, the mobile phone has transformed the way we communicate. We’re better connected with people known to us, but at the cost of in-person contact. We’ve created the following infographic to explore whether the abundance of phones has killed the conversation…

Have Phones Killed the Conversation Infographic

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