Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft’s Bing Bung Loyalty Scheme

6th June 2017 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Why Microsoft has launched a loyalty scheme to get more people using Bing instead of Google or Yahoo In the last century, there has been many ways of rewarding the customer’s loyalty. From the Co-op’s Divi scheme to Green Shield stamps, and clubcard schemes, electronic points have become the norm. Not only on the Tesco […]

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop

3rd May 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , ,

New version of surface laptop is Redmond company’s offensive against Google’s Chromebooks First came the Surface Pro PC, then came the Surface Book. Both the Surface Pro and Surface Book PCs were aimed at wrestling Apple’s market share for high end computing systems. This time, Microsoft have turned their guns towards Google with the Surface […]

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Official: Android Surpasses Windows

4th April 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , , ,

Google’s Android operating system eclipses Windows for internet users Almost a month ago, we asked if Google’s operating system could overtake Microsoft Windows. We at Tabard IT are able to answer this question for you. According to StatCounter and an article on The Register website, Android became the most popular operating system for internet browsing. […]

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Windows Red? Windows 10 The Chinese Way

23rd March 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , ,

New secure build of Windows 10, dubbed Windows Red, could be designed with additional security features This month, we haven’t only learned about the popularity of Windows 10. Over the last week, we have learned about the arrival of a Chinese version of Windows 10. Dubbed Windows Red, it will have extra security features, compared […]

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Could Android OS Beat Windows?

15th March 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Latest figures show Android OS, Google’s operating system, breathing down the neck of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Five years ago, if we had said that Android OS would become the world’s most popular operating system, you have thought we were pulling your leg. You would have thought at the time there’s more chance of Edinburgh City […]

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Windows 10 to Offer Update ‘Snoozes’

6th March 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , ,

Update times could be deferred by Windows 10 users In the next round of Windows 10 updates, its users will be able to defer their software updates to a time which is more convenient for them. At present, Mac users have had this joy for over a decade. With the timing of Microsoft Windows updates […]

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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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Microsoft’s Surface Tension for Apple

31st October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Could Microsoft’s Surface Studio wow creative users? Apple seems to have lost its creative mojo, since the loss of Steve Jobs. The specifications of their Mac Pro high-end Mac haven’t had an update since 2013. Compared with similar Windows-powered PCs, their iMac has lost ground. Apple’s Macs have also lost ports in favour of Bluetooth […]

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Rumours of a Surface PC Keyboard

29th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

Could an ergonomic keyboard be the Surface PC’s must-have peripheral? The last five years haven’t be too kind to keyboards. Firstly, few mobile phones have tactile buttons (this week has seen the end of the ‘real’ Blackberry device). Secondly, the rise of digital tablets have normalised touch screen input over proper computer keyboards (fine for […]

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