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Our Sci-Fi Future, Silly vs Terrifying

Our Sci-Fi Future, Silly vs Terrifying The future is upon us!  Modern technological developments are now strikingly similar to the science fiction of the past.  While we aren’t living in domed cities with flying cars, we’ve got buildings that reach for the heavens,...

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What is a VPN & Top VPNs 2017

What is a VPNs & Top VPNs 2017 What is a VPN? If you're concerned about online privacy and want to spies away, a virtual private network (VPN) is what you require.. We round up the best VPN services for you to protect your location and allowing you to access...

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An Introduction to Cloud Computing

The term Cloud computing is the delivery of hosted services and applications over the internet. Cloud computing enables people and businesses to use a computer resource, such as storage or an application, without having to build and maintain computing infrastructures...

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5G is on its way!

Fifth Generation - 5G is on its way.... Most phones on the market are running 3G and 4G. The 5G wireless network is expected to roll out in early 2020, and an increasing number of businesses are already investing to prepare for the new mobile wireless network. 5G...

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Security and Choice of Password

Choose your passwords carefully... According to recent report by Verizon which you can read here , the biggest issue regarding data security is your choice of password and the steps you take to protect it.  With "63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default...

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Secure Digital SD Cards

SD Cards Universally used across a spectrum of digital hardware buying the right SD card can be confusing. The three main considerations when purchasing are: A) Which Size? Well you will of course need to check your device but basically there are three physical sizes....

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National Computer Skills Shortage

According to a report published today by the Parliamentary group "The Science and Technology Committee" there is still a huge number of UK residents without computer skills and this digital skills gap is costing the UK economy £63 billion a year in lost GDP. Report...

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Microsoft loves Linux it’s True!

Microsoft intentions to bring their data management and business analytics platform SQL Server to Linux Yesterday Scott Guthrie an Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group in Microsoft blogged that he was excited to be announcing Microsoft intentions...

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Warning Increased Threat from Ransomware

Scareware - Don't be Held to Ransom Warning: Increased Threat from Ransomware. The BBC has today highlighted a growing problem with "ransomware". This is not industry news in itself, this malicious software has been around for years, but its current alarming growth...

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Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft Office 365 Review This is a great product - but reading some other reviews - I think people aren't quite understanding how this product works. For my review, i'm going to quickly explain how to get this product activated (because it even confused me for a...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Mac/PC Review

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Mac/PC Review I converted to Lightroom from Photoshop Elements last year. The learning curve has not been too bad because Lightroom is pretty intuitive for all the basic functions, and in any case I have used Scott Kelby's book The Adobe...

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Microsoft loves Linux it’s True!

Microsoft intentions to bring their data management and business analytics platform SQL Server to Linux Yesterday Scott Guthrie an Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group in Microsoft blogged that he was excited to be announcing Microsoft intentions...
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Classic Shell Start menu for Windows 8 and Windows 10

This is a great bit of software if you are missing the traditional windows menu system. We found it difficult to use Windows 8 and 10 without the old start menu. It really slowed down our work-flow as we always seemed to be looking for something. We have been running...
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Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft Office 365 Review This is a great product - but reading some other reviews - I think people aren't quite understanding how this product works. For my review, i'm going to quickly explain how to get this product activated (because it even confused me for a...
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Mac/PC Review

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Mac/PC Review I converted to Lightroom from Photoshop Elements last year. The learning curve has not been too bad because Lightroom is pretty intuitive for all the basic functions, and in any case I have used Scott Kelby's book The Adobe...
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Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13 Review

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13 Review As the title suggests, but to be clear, two Adobe products are packaged together in this product, Photoshop Elements for editing and enhancing photographs and Premier Elements for use with video material. The pack...
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McAfee Total Protection 2015 – 3 PC Review

McAfee Total Protection 2015 - 3 PC Review Protection Malware detection is top class. Upon installation it wiped out viruses and worms that had slipped through after the last Antivirus expired. It even raised red flags on some PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs -...
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Norton Security 2.0 in 1 User 5 Devices 2015 Review

Norton Security 2.0 in 1 User 5 Devices 2015 Review Norton Security combines features from their previous products (Norton Antivirus, Internet Security and 360) into one security suite and provides security for a multitude of operating systems (see below). **This...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pros and Cons Review

Windows 8 and 8.1 Pros and Cons Review The Pro's *** More advanced recovery options *** Windows 8 has 2 recovery options for when Windows needs to be reinstalled & less intrusive options like a system restore haven't helped (for example when Windows won't load)....
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Don’t be Scared, jump in and try Linux, the waters Lovely!

Don’t be Scared, jump in and try Linux, the waters Lovely! Are you scared to try to try Linux? You’re not alone! For people bought up who have only ever lived in a “windows” universe it can appear to be an alien concept. If you even know of its existence and many...
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Safe to use Windows XP in 2015?

Desktop operating system browsing statistics: Windows 7  - 55.92% Windows XP  - 18.93% Windows 8/8.1 - 15.22% OS X -7.11% Windows Vista - 2.44% Linux -1.34% Other -0.51% Desktop OS market share as of December 2014 according to Net Applications So a fifth all computers...
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