OS X is dead, long live macOS… Sort of

You may have heard. You may have not. But Apple are ending their "OS X" (or OS 10) brand and replacing it with macOS... X. Officially; "OS X" is "Mac OS X". I'm not sure what removing the space and making the first M lowercase changes, but it's supposed to be exciting! macOS X Sierra, the successor to OS X El Capitan is set for release in Autumn this year. But what's so unique about this release? Siri! (Yes. That annoying thing that talks to you, when accidentally launched by holding dow...
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Discontinued Support for “Windows Essentials” (inc. Live Mail)

Windows Essentials, also known as Microsoft Essentials, Windows Live, or just Live is the Software bundle Microsoft offers Windows users. The bundle includes Messenger (a now extinct program that was replaced by Skype®), OneDrive (which is pre-installed in Windows 10 anyway), Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, and Live Mail. As explained above - 2 of the programs in the bundle are already obsolete! If I remember correctly; you can't even sign into the Messenger application with valid credentia...
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Ransomware, Scamware, & Scareware!

I'm sure you've heard these terms coined before. More often than not by me (James). But just what is Ransomware/Scareware/Scamware? How do people get it? Why does it exist? How do I avoid it? These are the questions I aim to answer in this Blog post. Lets begin! What is it? In simple terms - all 3 are malicious programs that corrupt the general use of your computer. To get your machine back - you (allegedly) have to pay a ransom! Broken down further; the difference between the 3 is as follows...
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Christmas Opening Hours

'tis the season to alter our normal hours of operation again. Please find our Christmas / New Year opening times below. 2015 Up to & Including 23rd December9am - 6pm Thursday 24th December9am - 4pm Friday 25th DecemberClosed Saturday 26th DecemberClosed Monday 28th DecemberClosed Tuesday 29th December9am - 6pm Wednesday 30th December9am - 6pm Thursday 31st December9am - 4pm 2016 Friday 1st JanuaryClosed Saturday 2nd January9am - 6pm Resume normal hours(Mon - Sat | 9am - 6pm)
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Edge vs Internet Explorer vs Chrome

So as we know Windows 10 has been released entirely for free for eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 users. However, with Windows 10; Microsoft have written off its ugly Web Browser Internet Explorer! Its now been replaced with the slick, quick Microsoft Edge. But the questions remain: Is it better? Is it just IE in disguise? What's the key differences? We ran some benchmarks on the release versions of Edge and Internet Explorer plus their big rival Chrome, in order to see which was quickest. ...
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