Windows 10 update and retirement Schedule 2019+

Windows 10 update and retirement Schedule 2019+

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a reasonably set schedule – and just as regularly Microsoft is retiring older versions of Windows from ongoing support. The following post list...
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Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end : January 2020

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end : January 2020

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end : January 2020 Windows 7 will be a decade old when Microsoft discontinues support for the legacy OS on January 14, 2020. The only users to receive...
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Introduction to Gmail: Setup and Use

Introduction to Gmail: Setup and Use

Gmail - Introduction to Gmail Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. In many ways, Gmail is like any other email service: You can send and receive emails, block spam, create an...
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Staying Safe with Your Email

Staying Safe with Your Email

We all rely on and often take email for granted – both in our personal and work environment. With the rapid growth of mobile devices and Wi-Fi and data networks available world wide, email is easily...
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Computer Privacy and Your Safety

Computer Privacy and Your Safety

Maintaining computer privacy is absolutely a fundamental concern as more than ever we are using portable computers and share public computers or Internet access points for personal and business...
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Phishing is a serious Risk in 2019: Learn to be Safe!

Phishing is a serious Risk in 2019: Learn to be Safe!

Phishing is a serious Risk in 2019 Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that both individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. Whether it's getting...
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Office 365: Why is it so slow?

Office 365: Why is it so slow?

Office 365 is an online (Cloud based) productivity suite that is developed by Microsoft. Office 365 contains online and offline versions of Microsoft Office, Skype for Business and Onedrive, as well...
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The importance of Computer Security in 2019

The importance of Computer Security in 2019

Technology Security is very important in 2019, because without any understanding or consideration of the issue you are simply waiting to be attacked (and you will be!). It may not happen now, or next...
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Microsoft ends 2018 as one of the most valuable publicly traded company world wide

Microsoft ends 2018 as one of the most valuable publicly traded company world wide

Microsoft has ended 2018 as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world, compared to rivals such Apple and Google. At the time of writing (January 2019) the comparison is: ...
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New business locality and Workshop : 4A March Ave, Hayborough : Open from Monday 29th

New business locality and Workshop : 4A March Ave, Hayborough : Open from Monday 29th

Well the move was hard work, but I love the new area. Beautiful Roses. A large number of happy chirping garden birds along with a extremely close proximity right next to the new Aldi Store. The new...
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Basic security for Windows 10: Privacy and Threat Protection; Ransomware

Basic security for Windows 10: Privacy and Threat Protection; Ransomware

Microsoft Windows certainly ranks as the world's most popular consumer operating system, but also scores as the highest target for malware, security attacks and attacks. The purpose of this post is to...
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New features that iOS 12.1 will bring to your iPhone, iPad & iWatch

New features that iOS 12.1 will bring to your iPhone, iPad & iWatch

The new version of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices, iOS 12, brings significant improvements and features. Although it was launched three weeks ago, Apple is already testing its next...
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Repair, Reset & Troubleshoot Windows Update errors in Windows 10

Repair, Reset & Troubleshoot Windows Update errors in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Update service enables the operating system to download and install the latest updates, along with bug fixes, security patches, and drivers. The Update Service is also the mechanism to...
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The operation of Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

The operation of Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

With Windows 10, automatic maintenance runs in the background whenever the computer becomes idle, including when you sleep, as long as there is power. By default the automatic maintenance checks for...
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Windows 10 Home versus Windows 10 Pro: What is the Difference?

Windows 10 Home versus Windows 10 Pro: What is the Difference?

Most new computers will come with Windows 10 Home, however Windows 10 Professional includes a couple of features that may interest you. Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 Home - Differences In this...
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Windows 10 forthcoming October 2018 Mail App Won’t Force You to Use Edge

Windows 10 forthcoming October 2018 Mail App Won’t Force You to Use Edge

Windows 10 Mail app used to open links in Microsoft Edge despite the browser’s settings. Of course, users did not embrace this feature warmly and Microsoft was faced with a some serious backlashing....
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Windows 10 and 7 support time-line changes: How they will now affect you

Windows 10 and 7 support time-line changes: How they will now affect you

Microsoft is changing how it supports Windows 7 and Windows 10 This change will allow businesses and schools to run a more mature, stable and secure version of Windows for longer without the...
Read more...
Microsoft have halted the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)

Microsoft have halted the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)

Headline: October 6th: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion A number of users have reported that the October 2018 Update has removed  user profiles...
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Windows 10 October 2018 Version 1809 released by Microsoft

Windows 10 October 2018 Version 1809 released by Microsoft

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1809 Microsoft officially released the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update on Tuesday the 2nd of October 2018. This is the sixth major update that Microsoft is...
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Apple Releases macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode, stacks, dynamic desktop and more

Apple Releases macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode, stacks, dynamic desktop and more

On Monday 24th September, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14, to the public. Mojave is a free download for those that have a compatible Mac. Mojave can be downloaded from the Mac App Store, here is...
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Security: The value of Windows Updates

Security: The value of Windows Updates

When Microsoft launches a new version of Windows, online criminals quickly find vulnerable areas in the operating system and continue to do so for the lifetime of the version. To counter this,...
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Microsoft Windows 10 Defender: Finally Good Enough!

Microsoft Windows 10 Defender: Finally Good Enough!

Internet security is an increasing real life issue for all Windows based computer users. Gone are the early days when people only had to worry about 'viruses'. Today, ransomware, spyware, and various...
Read more...
Understanding the new Microsoft Edge Application Guard released with Windows 10 1803

Understanding the new Microsoft Edge Application Guard released with Windows 10 1803

Occasionally, for whatever reason, we browse parts of the web we know could be dangerous, where malicious pop-ups, ransomware or other malware could infect our PCs. While no (known) solution is...
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Windows 7 vs Windows 10: How do the operating systems compare?

Windows 7 vs Windows 10: How do the operating systems compare?

History: Back in 2015, Windows 7 was superior to Windows 10 but not by a wide margin. Back then, Windows 7 was a mature operating system that ran software well, and in a predictable manner. It...
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Windows 10 update and retirement Schedule 2019+

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a reasonably set schedule – and just as regularly Microsoft is retiring older versions of Windows from ongoing support. The following post list some of the key schedules you need to know about - from Windows ...
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Windows 7 end of life January 2020

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end : January 2020

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end : January 2020 Windows 7 will be a decade old when Microsoft discontinues support for the legacy OS on January 14, 2020. The only users to receive Windows 7 extended security updates (ESUs) will be businesses and ...
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Google Gmail

Introduction to Gmail: Setup and Use

Gmail - Introduction to Gmail Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. In many ways, Gmail is like any other email service: You can send and receive emails, block spam, create an address book, and perform other basic email tasks. But it also ...
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Email Ssecurity Ssafety Guide

Staying Safe with Your Email

We all rely on and often take email for granted – both in our personal and work environment. With the rapid growth of mobile devices and Wi-Fi and data networks available world wide, email is easily accessible 24/7, from anywhere in the world. This is ...
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Computer, Tablet and Mobile Privacy and Safety Guidelines

Computer Privacy and Your Safety

Maintaining computer privacy is absolutely a fundamental concern as more than ever we are using portable computers and share public computers or Internet access points for personal and business purposes. We now have a larger number of employees taking their portable computers out of the ...
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Danger- Phishing Scams be aware Stay Alert

Phishing is a serious Risk in 2019: Learn to be Safe!

Phishing is a serious Risk in 2019 Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that both individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. Whether it's getting access to passwords, credit cards, or other sensitive information, hackers are using email, social ...
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Microsoft Office 365 Slow

Office 365: Why is it so slow?

Office 365 is an online (Cloud based) productivity suite that is developed by Microsoft. Office 365 contains online and offline versions of Microsoft Office, Skype for Business and Onedrive, as well as online versions of Sharepoint, Exchange and Project. Office 365 Slow Performance Poor Office ...
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The importance of Computer Security

The importance of Computer Security in 2019

Technology Security is very important in 2019, because without any understanding or consideration of the issue you are simply waiting to be attacked (and you will be!). It may not happen now, or next week, but eventually you will become another victim and you will ...
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Microsoft Market Shares 2018

Microsoft ends 2018 as one of the most valuable publicly traded company world wide

Microsoft has ended 2018 as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world, compared to rivals such Apple and Google. At the time of writing (January 2019) the comparison is: CompanyMarket Cap ($ billion)Microsoft$779Apple$746.5Amazon$728Alphabet (Google) $714 While Microsoft has not experienced a near exposure ...
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New Location 4A March Ave, Hayborough, Victor Harbor

New business locality and Workshop : 4A March Ave, Hayborough : Open from Monday 29th

Well the move was hard work, but I love the new area. Beautiful Roses. A large number of happy chirping garden birds along with a extremely close proximity right next to the new Aldi Store. The new workshop is ready for business as usual from ...
Read More
Windows 10 Security and Privacy

Basic security for Windows 10: Privacy and Threat Protection; Ransomware

Microsoft Windows certainly ranks as the world's most popular consumer operating system, but also scores as the highest target for malware, security attacks and attacks. The purpose of this post is to understand the methods to make Windows 10 safer and more secure. The majority ...
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Apple whats coming with iOSs 12.1 features

New features that iOS 12.1 will bring to your iPhone, iPad & iWatch

The new version of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices, iOS 12, brings significant improvements and features. Although it was launched three weeks ago, Apple is already testing its next update; iOS12.1, with users on the beta release cycle. This new version will add ...
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Windows 10 Updates error fix troubleshoot and reset repair catalog

Repair, Reset & Troubleshoot Windows Update errors in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Update service enables the operating system to download and install the latest updates, along with bug fixes, security patches, and drivers. The Update Service is also the mechanism to obtain new features and offer Insider preview builds for testers. The update process ...
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Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance Features Options

The operation of Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

With Windows 10, automatic maintenance runs in the background whenever the computer becomes idle, including when you sleep, as long as there is power. By default the automatic maintenance checks for errors to fix (via Windows Error Report), performs hard drive storage optimization, system diagnostics and ...
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Windows 10 Pro versus Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home versus Windows 10 Pro: What is the Difference?

Most new computers will come with Windows 10 Home, however Windows 10 Professional includes a couple of features that may interest you. Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 Home - Differences In this post we will explore the differences by three comparative tables being; 1)Basic ...
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Windows 10 Mail App with Edge

Windows 10 forthcoming October 2018 Mail App Won’t Force You to Use Edge

Windows 10 Mail app used to open links in Microsoft Edge despite the browser’s settings. Of course, users did not embrace this feature warmly and Microsoft was faced with a some serious backlashing. Here’s some good news about the October 2018 Update: Microsoft has completely ...
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microsoft windows Support Time Lline

Windows 10 and 7 support time-line changes: How they will now affect you

Microsoft is changing how it supports Windows 7 and Windows 10 This change will allow businesses and schools to run a more mature, stable and secure version of Windows for longer without the pressure of migrating computers to newer releases. This change follows an report ...
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Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809 paused roll-out

Microsoft have halted the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)

Headline: October 6th: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion A number of users have reported that the October 2018 Update has removed  user profiles and some folders. Microsoft is actively investigating the issue, but the company has not ...
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Windows 10 October Release 2018 Version 1809

Windows 10 October 2018 Version 1809 released by Microsoft

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1809 Microsoft officially released the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update on Tuesday the 2nd of October 2018. This is the sixth major update that Microsoft is rolling out for its desktop operating system with a new set of improvements ...
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macOS 10.14 Mojave Released - Apple

Apple Releases macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode, stacks, dynamic desktop and more

On Monday 24th September, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14, to the public. Mojave is a free download for those that have a compatible Mac. Mojave can be downloaded from the Mac App Store, here is a direct link to the download. Mojave is compatible with ...
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Windows Updates: Security

Security: The value of Windows Updates

When Microsoft launches a new version of Windows, online criminals quickly find vulnerable areas in the operating system and continue to do so for the lifetime of the version. To counter this, Microsoft releases regular updates – via Windows Update – such as security updates ...
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Windows 10 Defender April 2018 Update

Microsoft Windows 10 Defender: Finally Good Enough!

Internet security is an increasing real life issue for all Windows based computer users. Gone are the early days when people only had to worry about 'viruses'. Today, ransomware, spyware, and various new forms of malicious software are considered (sadly) an everyday [normal scenario] threat ...
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Safer browsing using the MS Edge Application Guard

Understanding the new Microsoft Edge Application Guard released with Windows 10 1803

Occasionally, for whatever reason, we browse parts of the web we know could be dangerous, where malicious pop-ups, ransomware or other malware could infect our PCs. While no (known) solution is totally safe, Microsoft now has a free, specialized version of its Edge browser specifically designed ...
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Windows 7 and Windows 10 Compare

Windows 7 vs Windows 10: How do the operating systems compare?

History: Back in 2015, Windows 7 was superior to Windows 10 but not by a wide margin. Back then, Windows 7 was a mature operating system that ran software well, and in a predictable manner. It is now 2018. Now Windows 10 is overall better ...
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