Category Archives: 2012 August Issue 4

Online identity theft countermeasures

This article has been written in response to Mat Honan’s blog entitled How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking Since Mat’s article was written Amazon have made changes to their password recovery system, but at time … Continue reading

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The end is nigh for Windows XP

Windows XP is still used extensively among businesses and schools. Largely because it works well. After all there have been over 300 patches and 3 service packs not to mention .net All this has made Windows XP a long runner. It … Continue reading

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Data protection pitfalls to avoid in business

Many business owners register with the data commissioner’s office. After all that is a legal requirement of any business that holds personal information. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) defines personal data as any data from which an individual can be … Continue reading

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Print multiple files without having to save changes

I got a call yesterday that prompted this post. One of my clients often receives a batch of invoices in a zipped folder. (This time I think it was 92 invoices). So having to click NO to “Do you want … Continue reading

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How to use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi Hot-spot

At the weekend my internet connection went down for about 5 hours. I wanted to do some work from home so this was not good news. These things never happen when you don’t need them do they. I decided to … Continue reading

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Remote Working, securing you desktop from onlookers.

With many tools for connecting you to your office, freely available. The choice seems vast but really there are a few front runners for you to consider. Before I begin, you should know this article only looks at Windows based … Continue reading

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11 Tips for Twitter – Tip #1 DROP THE EGG!

The key to getting started with twitter, once you have an account, is getting your follower numbers up. I’m no expert on social media, but one of my client’s didn’t know where to start so rather than write him an … Continue reading

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