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Get Your Kicks on Chrome 56

27th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Google Chrome 56 released with new security features and bug fixes This month, Google Chrome 56 was released with a host of new features that will please anyone who has experienced slow browsing speeds on previous versions. For users with Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems it will strike a blow to Adobe Flash and, […]

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In Video: The Apple Macintosh at 33

24th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

A visual retrospective and celebration of the Apple Macintosh computer, now in its 33rd year as an Apple product line Where were we 33 years ago? Back then, the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 were the main computer formats of the day. There was this rather new pop group from Liverpool whose Number One single […]

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Windows 7 Set to Fade into the Sunset

19th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

One last push to signal the death warrant of Windows 7 You can’t put a good operating system down. For nearly eight years, Windows 7 has been the operating system of choice for many users. It combines the aesthetic razzmatazz of Windows Vista and the stability of Windows XP. For many, the seventh version of […]

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Micro Mart Closes After 31 Years

4th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Dennis Publishing’s long-running weekly magazine, Micro Mart, logs off for the last time Micro Mart, one of the final bastions of the 1980s computer scene, ceased publication at the close of last year. The weekly magazine, latterly published by Felix Dennis’ Dennis Publishing, started life as a computer equivalent of Exchange and Mart. In later […]

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Merry Christmas To All Our Customers Old and New

16th December 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

We at Tabard IT would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Christmas: who remembers waking up in the crack of dawn, hoping you got what you wanted from Santa Claus? Who could recall waking up one Christmas morning to find someone has bought you a +2 with the […]

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The Twitter User on Platform 3 is Awaiting an Apology

8th December 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , , , , ,

How a new website records the last apologies made by UK bus, train, tram, and underground rail operators via Twitter feeds We know the story all too well. It is one that is shared by the UK’s rail users every day. Its usual opening line is “We are sorry to announce…”, which is often ended […]

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Microsoft’s Chinese Chatbot Censorship Storm

29th November 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows

Chinese censorship measures admitted by Microsoft Today, Microsoft has admitted that its Chinese chatbot, Xiaoice, has been the subject of censorship. The artificial intelligence chatbot has been programmed to uphold the Chinese Government’s strict censorship policies. Any questions about politically sensitive topics would be left unanswered with users fobbed off with ambiguous answers.

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On-Board WiFi Plan Stuck in the Sidings

23rd November 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Plans to extend on-board WiFi on UK trains going ahead, though at a snail’s pace Imagine being able to catch up on your favourite TV programmes aboard the Caledonian Sleeper train. From next year, the provision of free on-board WiFi will be a must for all future rail franchise holders in England and Wales. On […]

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Facebook and Google Clamp Down on Fake News Feeds

15th November 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , ,

Fake news sites to be snubbed from Google’s and Facebook’s advertising networks Fake news sites could be given the cold shoulder by the advertising networks of Google and Facebook. This is also a response to claims that Facebook’s news feed was a purveyor of fake news stories. Early this month, Google has removed false news […]

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