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Micro Mart Closes After 31 Years

4th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog

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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Microsoft’s Surface Tension for Apple

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

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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Sharp Rise in Windows 7 Market Share

4th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

Seven-year-old operating system boosts market share at the expense of Windows 10 With Microsoft shipping Windows 10 for free on all PCs with Windows 7 and 8.x operating systems, you would have thought Windows 10 would be the world’s leading OS. It is hailed by some as the most robust version of Windows, given how […]

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Rumours of a Surface PC Keyboard

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

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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Randstad Plumps for a Monster Acquisition

10th August 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

£328.6 million acquisition sees Monster remain a going concern Only weeks after we advertised for a System Engineer at our Edinburgh base, we at Tabard IT have found out about the acquisition of a well-known jobs site. Monster, one of the few brands to have survived 1999’s Dot.com Boom, has been acquired by Randstad Holdings […]

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Four Good Reasons to Try Windows 10

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

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

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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Greetings to the New Responsive Website

30th June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

Introducing our brand new mobile friendly website Today, we at Tabard IT are proud to announce the arrival of our brand new website. Our new-look site improves on our previous one in a technical way. Aesthetically, it is worlds apart from the very first design we used in 2002.

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Print Failure Guide

28th June 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

Print Failure Guide If you have had trouble printing, perform the following steps to reset your printer. 1: Turn the printer off. 2: Clear the Print Queue. Click Start, then click Printers and faxes. Double click the icon of the printer that is causing problems. Click on Printer in the menu at the top of [...]

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Common Email Problems

28th June 2016 by

POP3/IMAP Email Problems for PC If you use a program on your PC to download your email (called an email client), and your email service is provided by your internet provider (for example BT, Virgin, Talk-Talk etc) or if you use a 3rd party service (for example Hotmail or Gmail) with a mail client, then [...]

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