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Chrome Topples IE as World’s Favourite Browser

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

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

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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Cortana’s Desktop Gamble

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

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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Scareware and Ransomware: Be Aware

30th March 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

Tabard IT’s guide to avoiding scareware and ransomware programs Imagine you’re chilling out and planning your next holiday. You are moments away from booking your next trip, and safe in the knowledge that your computer is secure enough for your credit or debit card. You assume your PC is free from scareware and ransomware peddling […]

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Windows: No Longer Microsoft’s Biggest Earner?

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

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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Augmented Reality Through Actiongram and HoloLens

18th March 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

How Microsoft’s augmented reality based system adds AR effects to your films Ever fancied seeing your dog being chased by dinosaurs? Does the thought of getting your grandma on an aerial slide seem likely, without fearing heights and drops? Thanks to Microsoft, a new augmented reality-based system shall make this possible. Enter stage left, HoloLens […]

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Common Macintosh Problems

9th March 2016 by in category IT Support Blog

Common Macintosh Problems Common Macintosh Problem (Sluggish Performance / Running Slow) This is common for Macintosh and computer users in general, this can be rectified by accessing the activity monitor via the Finder window. Once the activity monitor has been opened, you will see five tabs which are; CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk and Network. If [...]

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Windows 7 and 8 Support Deadline Changes

24th February 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 push for more modern PCs sees managed decline of Windows 7 and 8 operating systems At odds with previous practice, Microsoft has changed its support deadlines for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. Though Microsoft has considered 2020 and 2023 as their respective cut-off points, the Redmond-based software giant has vouched for a 17 […]

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Infographic: Microsoft Profits Per Second

5th February 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows

A visual representation of profits and revenues from Apple, Microsoft, and other noted IT companies Fact: per second, Apple’s profits and revenues are the highest of the world’s top IT companies. On our website, this is the last thing you would expect to see due to our choice of operating system. It is also worth noting that Microsoft is […]

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Cortana and its New Diary Functions

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

Let Cortana say goodbye to missed appointments and unread emails “Call Donna at 6 pm…” “Meet Eric outside North British Hotel…” “Don’t forget milk…” A busy schedule could see us forget the little things, whether we are 23 or 83 years of age.  It could be anything from remembering the tram times to knowing which […]

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