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Windows 10 Upgrade Tactics, Users Fightback With Petition

Anger and noises of discontent directed at Microsoft’s tactical changes in their campaign to speed the uptake of the Windows 10 free upgrade before the cut-off date have been building over the last month.

Finally, it seems that disgruntled users can take no more, and as reported in ‘the Inquirer’ a petition has been launched to request that the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) wade in to help.


Innovative New Presentation Software Product From PowerPoint Rival Prezi

The latest presentation software offering from 7 year old start up software company Prezi could provide an exciting and effective alternative to other leading presentation packages such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint. ‘Prezi Business’ is the somewhat practical name for a product that enables users to present their ideas in a way that is more ‘conversational’, more flexible, more visual and storytelling-oriented (and therefore very engaging), more collaborative and data-driven, and far removed from the old bullet point style, linear slideshow of the past.


Big Increase in DDoS Attacks Recorded in 2016

A State of the Internet Report by researchers from Akamai shows a huge increase in the first quarter of 2016 in so called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

The research from the U.S. content delivery network (CDN) and cloud services provider showed a massive 19 such attacks that exceeded 100 Gbps took place in the first quarter of this year, compared to only 5 on the last quarter of 2015.


Free Security Scanner For Your IoT Devices Unveiled

Nestled among all of the speculation about the future opportunities and possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) has generated has been one very important concern – how can we protect our devices from today’s hackers?

Anti-malware and mobile security company BullGuard believe they have a ‘world first’ answer in the form of an IoT Security Scanner that can tell us which of our connected IoT / smart devices could be vulnerable to hackers.


Students to Get Free Money to Prepare for Career in Cyber Security

New undergraduate students in the UK will be able to apply this autumn for a brand new Cyber Skills financial assistance package that is designed to help prepare them for a career in cyber security.

The CyberFirst bursary scheme is part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme and will be operated via collaboration between the UK government’s intelligence agency ‘GCHQ’, other government departments and private industry.


Tech Tip – Improve Conversion – Take Your Glasses Off !!?

If more people of all levels of physical ability are able to understand and navigate your website this could lead to more enquiries and / or sales i.e. improving website accessibility and usability can improve conversion.

Your website visitors just want to know what you can do for them – and get the information that they’re looking for as fast as possible. When reviewing your website site with a view to improving it therefore, try taking your glasses off. If you can’t easily see what you’re looking for – the site has failed the ‘glasses off’ test.