BE ISP end of a good ISP…

When you’ve worked in IT as long as I have, you tend to have certain things that you ‘expect’ from an ISP… Good customer service, isn’t always in the list these days, in fact the more they leave me alone and just keep it working correctly, the better I like them.  So, on my list

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Windows Xp is dead… Long Live Windows Xp

Yesterday saw the end of the support for Windows Xp by Microsoft, or did it? I seems many companies and Governments just don’t want to give up on Windows Xp yet, and it seems if they are willing to pay for it. With many banks, and governments still running the ageing OS, many have struck

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The end is nigh for Windows Xp users or is it?

This morning I had one of the local papers come through the door, and I spotted an alarming ad by a local computer company warning about Microsoft discontinuing support of Windows Xp.  By now most of us know that as far as Microsoft is concerned come April 8th, the end is really here this time

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Got an iPhone app – “Is it real or is it Memorex?”

For those too young there was an ad campaign back in the ’80s, ”Is it real or is it Memorex!” - the idea being you couldn’t tell the difference because the recording on Memorex was so good… Now in the 21st Century it seems that Apple don’t seem to care if it’s real or not.  According to

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PRISM – More tales from the Dark Side….

Last week saw more ‘facts’ emerge about PRISM, only this time it was from a hearing of “Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board” (PCLOB) – whose tagline is “Committed to the protection of civil liberties and privacy in the nation’s efforts against terrorism“. They have release the transcript from the PCLOB Public Hearing of March

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How not to win friends and influence people

You might hope that companies involved in internet security, and anti-virus/anti-malware would be the first to actually follow good practices when it comes to the internet. I just got off chasing Symantec//Norton for billing me for an automatic renewal for a product I no longer use.  Now I know companies get purchased by other companies

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Just when you thought it was safe…..

Those “good ol’ boys” over the other side of the pond (the Yanks), have just slipped in a couple of laws allowing the sharing of all that raw data the NSA and Co. have been holding on people to the whole of the US Government and Law enforcement Agencies according to the New York Times.

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Should we be waiting for Windows 9?

With The support for Windows Xp allegedly coming to an end (according to Microsoft yes really this time, honest!) users are looking at what next to run of their machines. Now there is no simple answer to this for many.  Windows Vista the follow-up to Xp was the follow-up which proved to be as popular

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Do we depend too much on the Americans?

A short while ago while on the American Government’s “National Cyber Awareness System“ site I signed up for Security alert’s about Software, as a result of whilst I get emails like this:- National Cyber Awareness System: Google Releases Chrome Update 03/12/2014 09:18 PM EDT Original release date: March 12, 2014 Google has released Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149

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