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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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In Pictures: A Look at Linux Desktop Environments

10th November 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

A visual showcase of Linux desktop environments Linus Torvalds’ UNIX-derived operating system has been around since 1991. Today, many of us use a form of Linux without their prior knowledge. Most notably Google’s Android operating system which has Linux and UNIX based roots. Some of our satellite, cable, and digital terrestrial television decoders and receivers […]

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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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IT Services in Edinburgh? Try Us!

20th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

A PC problem or a Mac malady? Let Tabard take care of IT If you are in need of IT services in Edinburgh or surrounding area, look no further than Tabard IT Limited. We have been providing IT support services for over 20 years and specialise in a range of IT Support solutions. These include […]

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Sharp Rise in Windows 7 Market Share

4th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

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 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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