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Free Cloud Drives for Data Backup

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In the week that Microsoft announces plans to cut its free cloud storage limit, Alex Viall from Mustard IT looks at the implications and suggests some affordable alternatives. Bucking the Trend In recent years, there has been an almost universal trend for companies to raise their cloud storage to satisfy the ever-increasing consumer demand for downloading movies,…

Wot No Word? Windows 10 Removed My Word!

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On Windows 7 I had a version of Word, downloaded from Microsoft, which allowed me to open and edit Word docs. It was very handy. I just tried to open a Word doc in Windows 10, and I am redirected to a page suggesting that I install Office. Not only that, but Office is crazy expensive…

Dark Clouds on the Horizon – Google Drive is Down

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When I started a new job about 7 months ago I recommended that we move away from Excel spreadsheets shared in Dropbox and do everything on Google Drive. I am starting to regret that now. Google Sheets, and all other Google Drive products, appear to be down. Some load sloooooowly, but many are not loading…

Will You or Your Google Car Need a Licence and Insurance?

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This morning I was renewing my car insurance while reading the latest news on the “Google Car” – Google is using more advanced AI to allow cars to “think” more like humans – see CNET’s article. Anyway, I was thinking, would I still need insurance if I bought a Google Car? Well, it seems that…

Top Gear Is Moving Online

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Are Clarkson and the boys coming to a computer screen near you?By Gemma Sheldrick Now that Britain’s favourite motor head trio have parted company with the BBC and Top Gear – with Chris Evans stepping in to replace them – it seems Clarkson, May and Hammond are now going to keep up with the times…

Cross Platform App Development Tools

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This week, Karen Harding from Objective IT, dicusseses the value of using cross platform experts to design an app for a business or organisation. How to make your apps work on all devices The advent of apps for mobile devices has opened a whole new way of communicating with your customers. With smartphone use rising…

How To Stop Those Windows 10 Pop-ups?

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I use Windows 7, and I am happy with it. I really have no complaints at all. I have tried Windows 8, in fact, I now use it at work, and it is a bit of a PITA really. Windows 7 is much cleaner, with a good old-fashioned start menu and simple desktop. But, as…

BT Infinity Is Really Slow At The Moment

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Since last night I have been struggling with really slow Internet. I thought it was a virus, but have run Avast!, Malewarebytes, Windows Defender and Spybot – all are completely clean. Then my wife mentioned that Internet is slow on her PC too, so I figured it must be a connect problem. According to various…

Google Adsense Gets New Logo

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This has to be one of the most mundane Internet news updates for some time …. but, I just noticed a new favicon on my Google Adsense link, so fired up the admin panel and they have a new logo! The Google Adsense announced the new logo on Google+ a couple of days ago. In…

Windows 10 – Microsoft Takes On Mobile Apps

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By Karen Harding Microsoft will be launching the highly anticipated Windows 10 later this year, with a predicted launch during late summer or early autumn. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to everybody who has Windows 7 or higher installed on their computers and there are rumours that even people running pirated…