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Apps & Zaps – Ideas For Automating Your Business

In this article, we look at how Zapier and other alternatives can be used to link apps together and create automated workflows that can carry out daily/weekly marketing tasks for you in the background while you get on with running your business. Zapier Zapier (https://zapier.com/) is a tool that can automate repetitive tasks between two…
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Tech Insight – What Is An API?

In this article, we take a brief look at what APIs are, why they are important, and how they are they are used. What Is An API? An Application Programming Interface (API) is intermediary software that allows different applications to talk to each other. In essence, it delivers your request to a provider and then…
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How to organise a meeting in Corvid Times. Microsoft FindTime

It’s fair to say that 2019 has been a difficult year for business and for life. A plethora of tools have been many business saving graces. Tools like Teams and zoom have allowed small business to  adapt and adjust. I am sure that if you are reading this post you have had a scenario when…
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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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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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Tip for Working from home – Mute your mic and speakers with one press

Like many we at Mear Technology are working from home. That in itself is not a problem we have all we need. We spend our day with a teams video chat on all day which is fine until one of us takes a call on our desk phones or mobiles. Then we have to mute…
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Rural Internet Speed boost with Mobile Internet

Quite a rewarding project. We have a client in a rural area struggling with slow internet connections. Internet has become a necessity in modern life whether it is for entertainment, communicating or shopping.  Unfortunately choices for this particular client were limited. FTTC as not available ADSL estimated speed was 0.5Mbps. Leaving Satellite or Cellar. The…
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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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Reduce your ICT Costs – Telecoms and IT

Covid-19 has brought new unforeseen challenges to business. Uncertain times are ahead. All those who have been able to remain open should now have transitioned to the new challenges of working from home. Phase 2 now begins. That is a a review of overheads! Mear Technology are here to help if you want. This offeris…
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