Kinetics News

When good updates go bad!

When good updates go bad!

Regular readers will know that we are strong proponents of keeping software up-to-date to reduce security risks. While updates typically add new features, they also address any bugs that have been found, and overcome any software vulnerabilities. Over the years, this...

Deepscan Antivirus and AntiMalware

Deepscan Antivirus and AntiMalware

We've warned before about vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown. The basic precautions are to keep your Windows, Office and other software completely up to date, and of course keeping your anti-virus current. That’s going to stop most things but lately we’ve seen...

Does OneDrive make the cloud work for you?

Does OneDrive make the cloud work for you?

Microsoft's geek-fest is called Ignite and we've been following it from afar. It was a OneDrive announcement that caught our eye today.  With lots of choice, and ingrained user habits, everyone has their favourite cloud sync tool. There's an innovation race to be the...

Changes to the Microsoft Office Ribbon (again!) for Office 365

Changes to the Microsoft Office Ribbon (again!) for Office 365

Microsoft love tweaking the Office ribbon bar. I’m never sure if it's an improvement or not, and that’s certainly the case now.  It is probably a personal preference. Actually, this time it’s not a replacement, although it may look that way – it’s a simplification...

Bad news email attachments

Bad news email attachments

No one likes bad news! Sometimes it can’t be helped. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. One of the most common ransomware attacks is through a compromised attachment in an email. It’s easy to say “only open stuff you expect” but that’s a bit naïve. Many of us get emails...

Why you don’t (or do) need Office 2019

Why you don’t (or do) need Office 2019

Yes, that’s right, there’s a new version of Office. [wow_colorme]If you have your Office through Office365, then you DON’T need Office2019 – you already have ALL the features, plus more![/wow_colorme] If you have Office 2016, (or even an old version like 2010) then...

Host your own ‘Live’ event!

Host your own ‘Live’ event!

Now you can host your own live events, like a sales or information seminar.  You can advertise on social media and by email, grab an audience and run an event without leaving your desk or paying a fortune (or anything at all) All you need is something worthwhile to...

How does inflight Wifi work?  (Being on the cloud while in the clouds)

How does inflight Wifi work? (Being on the cloud while in the clouds)

With Air New Zealand recently adding in-flight WiFi to some aircraft,  we started to wonder how it works.   When you think about how fast a plane flies,  it's amazing WiFi works.   If a plane is travelling at 1,000KM/h, that means it's moving at over 250 meters every...

WE ARE GROWING

WE ARE GROWING

  1 September 2018 Kinetics Group Limited and Wired Dog Limited announced today that they have joined together as one IT managed services and advisory provider. Operating under the Kinetics Group brand from 3 September 2018, the combined team will operate from...