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Windows Flashback: Some Microsoft Movies

2nd June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

A Tabard IT Throwback Thursday flashback feature   The queues are building up outside the Vistaplex multi-screen cinema in Higher Tabardville. This time, they are not queuing up for the latest instalment of the Star Wars franchises. Instead, they have come to see a Microsoft movies retrospective. A flashback of features on the operating system […]

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Windows 10 Torments Older PCs

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

‘Forced’ installation of Windows 10 root of software incompatibilities and misleading dialogue boxes Our fellows at the Microsoft Corporation have had a right to do over the Windows 10 operating system. Not on the grounds of its usability, more so its delivery. Of late, their most recent OS has been bundled on new machines.

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Microsoft Gets Tough on Easy Passwords

26th May 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Microsoft set to kybosh hackable passwords When you check your emails or log in to a social networking site, remembering your password is half the battle. If your choice of password is “123456”, “password” or “starwars”, we at Tabard IT suggest you ought to change your memorable phrase to another one. Like now.

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Spear Phishing and IE’s Bonfire of Vulnerabilities

13th May 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Anti spear phishing patches released for major IE security hole and 50 more vulnerabilities This week, users of Microsoft Windows (from version 7 upwards), have been affected by a major security risk. It uses a technique known as Spear Phishing, which abstracts personal details from your social media accounts, forum posts, and bog-standard websites. After […]

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Watch: Windows 95 on an Apple Watch

5th May 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

See how the once groundbreaking operating system works on a state-of-the-art watch It is hard to believe that Windows 95 is nearly 21 years old. Back then, we bought our music on CDs and tapes at Our Price or John Menzies. There were no pay-as-you-go mobile phones, so we used pagers or queued at telephone […]

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Chrome Topples IE as World’s Favourite Browser

3rd May 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

Internet Explorer a close second place to Google’s rival Back in 2008, we thought Google Chrome would have been ‘just another browser’ alongside Firefox and Internet Explorer. How wrong we were; the timing was bang on, given that Microsoft had an annus horribilis with Vista, and IE6 being the butt of jokes. This prompted our […]

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Why Should You Ditch Windows 10?

19th April 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

How ditching Windows 10 is being considered a viable option for older computers On one hand, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 on newer PCs, whereas, on the other hand, it is extending the longevity of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on older machines. Lately, users in the former category have had Windows 10 foisted […]

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Windows XP: Not Dead Yet

11th April 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Are reports of its demise greatly exaggerated? Windows XP is nearly fifteen years old. Its fifteenth birthday falls on the 25 October this year. For a time, it was Microsoft’s most popular operating system. In spite of being pensioned off by Microsoft on the 08 April 2014, there is still a sizeable number of users. […]

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Cortana’s Desktop Gamble

5th April 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Microsoft set to roll out Cortana on desktop PCs and Android devices Today, Microsoft has announced the extension of Cortana onto Windows 10 PCs and non-Windows Phone mobile devices. The Redmond-based company has demonstrated their commitment to its speech-based rival to Google’s counterpart. At present, their speech-based system is available on Windows Phone devices. Could […]

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Windows: No Longer Microsoft’s Biggest Earner?

23rd March 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Windows installations now the company’s fourth biggest earner Today, it is possible to use Microsoft Windows (or any of its main programs) on other formats. If, by means of running Windows itself on another machine, we have the wonders of virtualisation. On a Mac, through Bootcamp (though you still need to buy a copy of […]

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