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IT Support for SMB

IT Support 10 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 10 years in business

On 8th August 2011, Mear Technology was established to provide IT support to small and medium sized businesses across the central belt of Scotland. We are proud to announce that today marks 10 years of trading. Building the business has had its challenges, but none more so, than facing an epidemic, economic upheaval, and social…
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Our new office is dressed appropriately

Keith at The Sign Shop helped us dress our new office by designing and fitting our new signs. Keith also did signs for Vive Events who occupy the unit below us. We are very pleased with the final product and would recommend Keith in heartbeat. The Sign ShopStonerigg Works, Upper Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48…
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Tech Insight – What Are Zero-Click SERPs?

In this article, we look at what a zero-click searches (SERPs) are, how this has impacted SEO, and what measures can be taken to increase the likelihood of your pages achieving featured snippets. Zero-Click SERPs A zero-click search describes when the search engine query is answered by a snippet of text at the top of…
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Practice PowerPoint Presentations Anywhere

Microsoft has announced that its PowerPoint Presenter Coach is now available on all platforms. Presenter Coach Presenter Coach, first introduced in PowerPoint for the web, helps the user to practice their presentation skills. The app utilises AI to give users useful feedback on their pace, use of monotone pitch, use of filler words, poor grammar,…
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Are Macs Really More Secure Than PCs?

Apple Macs have long had a reputation for being more secure than PCs but where does this idea come from and is it really the case? How Did It Start? Apple itself supported the idea that Macs didn’t get computer viruses until (in 2012) it was noted that the claim was removed from its “Why You’ll…
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Energy Consumption and Carbon Production From Bitcoin and Other Tech

With the news that mining Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, we take a closer look at the carbon footprint of technology today. Cambridge Researchers from Cambridge recently highlighted how power-hungry “mining” for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is because it requires heavy computer calculations to verify transactions.  The researchers reported that it consumes…
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Google’s Record Advertising and Cloud Sales Due To Pandemic

Alphabet Inc’s (Google’s) quarterly sales for its advertising and cloud businesses exceeded expectations to hit record levels, helped by the pandemic driving retail and clients online. Figures Google’s advertising business, which includes YouTube, made up 81 per cent of Alphabet’s record $56.9 billion in quarterly sales (fourth quarter).  This represented a massive 23 per cent…
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