Tech Giants Requested To Cease Kids Ads

In an open letter to Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, MPs, academics, and campaigners have asked the big tech companies to stop targeting children with personalised advertising. Global Action Plan The letter has been published online by Global Action Plan (GAP) which is a charity that campaigns on primarily environmental issues but also believes […]

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Microsoft Ending Support For Flash

Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for the Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (new and legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020. Flash Initially released in 1996, Adobe Flash Player is software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform and Flash Player can run from a web […]

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OneDrive – Files on Demand option missing

We recently discovered a  an issue with the OneDrive client on a few clients PC’s. The Files on demand option was completely missing. Assuming you have checked all the minimum criteria for Files On-Demand OneDrive Files On-Demand requires: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709 or later) or Windows Server 2019 OneDrive build 17.3.7064.1005 or […]

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Remote Working Means Public Cloud and DaaS Spend Increase

Gartner has forecast continued spending on the public cloud and particularly desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) through 2020, fuelled by remote working during the pandemic. Growth The Gartner market watcher’s global public cloud services market forecast indicates that the move to home working necessitated by the COVID-19 shutdown has boosted spending on the public cloud and that it […]

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New Windows File Recovery Tool Resurrects Deleted Files

Microsoft’s own Windows File Recovery tool allows users to use a command line app to bring back a variety of file-types that may have been mistakenly deleted, formatted, or have become corrupt. File Recovery Microsoft’s File Recovery app, which is free from the Microsoft store and requires Windows 10 build 19041 or later, is able […]

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New Edge Browser To All Windows 10 Users

The new, improved version of Microsoft’s Edge browser has been launched in an update to all Windows 10 users in a move that will give Google’s Chrome some competition. Available To Millions of Users In being made available via update to Windows 10 versions 1803, 1809,1903 and 1909, the new version of Edge (Edge replaced […]

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Video Tips on getting better with Teams

I came across a series of videos by a Microsoft Employee Kevin Stratvert who posts regular videos relating to Microsoft Products.   He has recently posted some Teams specific ones I wanted to share with you. Did you you know that Mear Technology can supply your Office 365 licences on a 30 day rolling contract for […]

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Watch “Plan and schedule a live event in Microsoft Teams” on YouTube

In this new ditial working environment it has been a steep learning curve for many home workers. Microsoft put together this useful video tutorial on using teams for webmeetings. A top tip, did you you can join an event without creating a Microsoft account. Especially useful to know if joining on your mobile device. Download […]

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Can your business survive the Coronavirus

Business is all about managing risks. Monitoring the landscape and the Coronavirus has the potential to disrupt business. What risks are your business subjective to Individual staff quarantined.  An interview with Matt Hancock (See here). Advised the government have the power to force individuals in to compulsory isolation to  help control the spreading of this […]

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Life After End-of-Life For Windows 7 Updates

Pressure from disgruntled Windows 7 users may have been a factor in Microsoft issuing a second update to its old Windows 7 Operating System, only two weeks after the official end-of-life date of Wednesday 14 January. (Almost) No More Support Microsoft had already made many announcements that support for its Windows 7 Operating system and […]

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