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Is this the future of telephone conferencing?

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A very exciting and quite an advancement in terms of the technology used in Tele Conferencing, Microsoft has announced the launch of its Holoporting. This is virtual 3D teleportation in real time. This is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the World.  This means that if you are having a conference call with anyone, anywhere, this technology creates an image of that person which to all intents and purposes looks as though they…

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Uk start-up phishing scam: ‘targeted’ attack costs businesses thousands (wired uk)

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Start-ups and tech companies across the UK are being conned out of thousands of pounds by a phishing scam. Scammers registering domain names, which are almost identical to those they are impersonating, have been able to trick staff members at several tech firms into making ‘urgent’ fraudulent payments.  One large web-based company with more than 12m users a month, which has asked to remain anonymous, told WIRED it was tricked into handing over more than £16,000 after someone impersonated its chief executive. “They sent an email to our payments department saying that…

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TalkTalk Aftermath

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Many TalkTalk customers have been left vulnerable to cyber criminals because of a security on the databases that hold customers personal information and financial details. If you are a TalkTalk customer then what should I do? TalkTalk have provided the following information available on their website today. our customers Important notice 3:30pm – 24/10/2015 – Latest Update The investigations by TalkTalk and the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit into the cyber attack continue.  We can confirm that the latest update of our investigation is as follows: This cyber attack was on…

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Summer Blog

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Team news:       It’s holiday season – and along with many others even Gary has decided to take a break!. He has jetted off to Germany to see family and friends. Simon and I are willingly (and fairly ably) holding the fort. Put down your emails Gary…. Software news: Windows 10 is now launched – everyone currently using Windows 7 and 8 is entitled to a free upgrade. The default settings have been widely reported to have some potential privacy issues. If you install Windows 10 be sure to familiarise yourself…

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Worried about your child’s internet safety? Reddit will ‘hide’ vile content in policy change – BBC news

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Reddit will ‘hide’ vile content in policy change By Dave Lee North America technology reporter 16 July 2015 The changes were announced as part of an AMA – Ask Me Anything – session It will be more difficult to find “abhorrent” content posted to community news site Reddit, the site has announced. It stopped short of banning the material outright and instead will require users to log-in to access it. The company reiterated its existing complete bans of illegal content, including child abuse images and so-called “revenge porn”. Some users…

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Windows 10! – What happened to Windows 9?

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Microsoft are clearly very embarrassed about the unpopular Windows 8 that they seem to have dropped Windows 9 to make a clear break from the past. Could Windows 10 finally be the answer to years of frustration of navigating your way round a mass of multi-coloured tiles synonymous with Windows 8. This operating system, which was described by one reviewer as “User Hostile”, was designed for Tablets and Touch Screens. Great if you are out and about and need to check the emails on your iPad but useless on the…

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The importance of a good backup

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One of our clients took many photos of their newly born baby boy and stored them on their 3 month old laptop. Sadly the hard drive suffered a mechanical failure. If they had simply copied the photos to a USB stick costing just £4.99 they would still be able to view the precious photos of their baby son. Unfortunately to recover a failed hard disk can cost in excess of £1000 due to the technology complexity required to re-create a drive. Backing up your data will enable you to have…

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Business IT Plus – Second in category for the Chichester Workplace Cycling Challenge!

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The staff at Business IT Plus swapped PCs for pedals and bytes for bikes to participate in this year’s workplace cycle challenge (https://www.lovetoride.net/chichester).  Three of the staff are pictured here along with the category winner – all three winning companies in the 3-6 staff category achieved a 100% staff cycling rate. The Director of Business IT Plus, Gary Smith who has not ridden for many years, got his bike out of the garage and gave it a good old dusting down in order to participate.  He said afterwards, “I really…

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An introduction to the origins and history of DrayTek

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We at Business IT Plus offer a wide range of broadband products from the Taiwan-based network hardware maker DrayTek. However, it is possible that you are not familiar – or overly familiar – with this company and so would like to learn more about its origins and history. We are happy to oblige you by providing useful information in this blog post. Once you have read the rest of this blog post, you could feel more comfortable with obtaining DrayTek products from the computer support Bognor and Chichester provider Business…

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Global Security Threat!

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There have been a lot of reports on the news recently about global threats looming for Windows users. These threats will come to your computer in emails and may contain a zipped attachment.  Our best advice is that you should disregard any email that you are not 100% sure about. Do not open the attachment or click any links unless you are expecting this email and be vigilant for anything that looks out of place.   A trusted contact may have had their email hijacked and an email may appear to…

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