5 Nasty Gifts Cyber Criminals Have Planned for 2019

2018-12-14T14:59:37+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

It’s the time of year when we’re looking for presents to give that will warm hearts and raise spirits. This all takes a bit of planning and looking ahead. The criminal world is planning too, but their intentions aren’t quite so honourable. Similar to a dark version of the Three Wise Men, the gifts cyber [...]

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Teams and Skype become one

2018-10-05T13:03:00+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Productivity, Technology News|

Microsoft introduced their Office 365 based team collaboration app, very imaginatively called Teams, about a year ago now.  Originally introduced as a competitor to Slack, and to provide a single interface for the many Office 365 applications, it has rapidly assimilated many of the messaging, videoconferencing and audio features of Skype for Business.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, [...]

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What’s all this about a new ribbon?

2018-10-05T13:05:22+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Technology News|

After 10 years of the now infamous 'ribbon' toolbar, Microsoft has decided it’s now time for a redesign of the interface for it’s office suite.  Don't panic though, for those of you who are dreading a major overhaul, such as the one we saw introduced with Office 2007 (if you are lucky enough to remember [...]

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Gone Phishing? How to deal with a phishing email

2018-09-26T09:28:55+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

What is phishing? Technically speaking it is ‘the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy contact, normally in an electronic communication such as email.’ Realistically it’s every business owners nightmare. Staff clicking on a seemingly legitimate email and unlocking mountains of sensitive data, potentially causing a lot of [...]

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Emerging technology in the workplace

2018-08-03T14:55:28+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Technology News|

Technology is evolving all the time; futuristic inventions such as the Alexa and electric cars were once something only seen in movies and are now a part of our daily lives. Having the ability to control things with our voice or our mind, are becoming more popular in the workplace too. With robots taking the [...]

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Best Foot Forward: IT Essentials for Startups

2018-05-23T09:41:40+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Technology News|

Startups companies are appearing everywhere. Since the global recession, millions of people in the UK have decided that they would rather work for themselves, than work for someone else. Despite improvements in the global and national economy, this trend shows no signs of slowing down. In 2015, 608,100 new businesses were incorporated, up 4.6% on [...]

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Open Banking – Big Opportunities For Your Company

2018-03-27T16:22:57+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Technology News|

13th January 2018 marked a significant development in the banking ecosystem when a new directive called Open Banking came into force. This has the potential to disrupt the UK financial services sector and transform the way we handle money. The Open Banking programme is designed to open up banking data, forcing the UK’s nine largest [...]

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Adobe Flash dowsed: Creatives seeking new platforms

2017-09-15T11:57:37+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Technology News|

On 25 July, Adobe finally put a date on switching off support for its Adobe Flash. They said: “…we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to new open formats.” Launched in November 1996, Adobe Flash’s security weaknesses were [...]

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Windows 10 Latest Updates – The Good, the Bad and the Unnecessary

2018-06-06T12:04:27+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Technology News|

Windows 10 Creators Update, AKA Redstone 2 (RS2) build, version number 1703 was released to public April 11, 2017 but Microsoft is rolling out the update in phases so it's taken a few months to reaching all Windows 10 PCs. I just got it! Here is a short list of the most interesting new features, [...]

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Security Taken Seriously – Chrome 59

2017-12-06T19:08:06+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Technology News|

Google announced this Monday the release of Chrome 59, a version full of design and functionality improvements, but most importantly, fixes for 30 vulnerabilities. Researchers found, amongst other things, a vulnerability in the credit card autofill and editor feature. That might explain how my credit card details fell in the wrong hand 1 month ago! [...]

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