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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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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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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Delayed

14th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Three-month wait means Anniversary Update big bang was only in theory Elsewhere on the Tabard IT blog, we had mentioned how the then-forthcoming Windows 10 update was going to be a biggie. One that would have been rolled out in near-indecent haste. Thankfully this never happened, with some users most grateful of a grace period […]

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Why the PC’s PC Runs Windows XP

7th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

27,000 Metropolitan Police computers still use Windows XP (or should that be Windows X-Ray Papa?) We at Tabard IT are au fait with the latest version of Windows which is the tenth edition. Following Microsoft’s special offer and the recent anniversary update, it is assumed that many Windows users will have switched from 7, 8 […]

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Four Good Reasons to Try Windows 10

28th July 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , , ,

Four important Windows 10 updates that could seriously enhance your productivity The last hour is ticking away. One hour to go till the stretch limo becomes a pumpkin. An hour to go till the free WiFi cuts out in The Palace of the Internet of Things where Prince Charming is sharing Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat […]

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Microsoft Surface AIO: The iMac Killer?

7th July 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Could the company’s Surface AIO PC be a wake-up call for Apple? Microsoft is enjoying some success with their Surface 2-in-1 devices. Featured on many blogs and news sites, its Surface PCs were the subject of a web browser test with Edge coming out on top for battery consumption. Today, Tabard IT have learned about […]

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Is Activation Troubleshooter WGA Mark 2?

27th June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

How Windows’ Activation Troubleshooter may have a familiar ring Who remembers the days of Windows Genuine Advantage? Back in the day (well, 2005 to be exact), it was used to check if your copy of Windows XP was legit. If WGA wasn’t activated, your Windows desktop would turn black. You would also have a speech […]

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26 Billion

16th June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Professionals’ social networking site to be integrated with MS Office 365 and Skype LinkedIn, the professionals’ social networking site has been bought by the Microsoft Corporation for $26.2 billion. The Redmond-based software and cloud computing giant will consider integrating the site with its other online products (for example, MS Office 365 and Skype).

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Bing Issues Malware Mayday Siren

7th June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

How Bing’s clampdown on malware and phishing aims to improve internet security Microsoft’s Bing search engine is set to protect its users from entering insecure websites. The search engine, second to Google in global market share, aims to do this by notifying users of any unsafe websites.

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