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Keeping up with One Note

Keeping up with One Note

I reckon that OneNote's being used by about a third of the people I see in meetings.  And that means that about two-thirds of people are missing out! I've been a big OneNote fan for ages because OneNote conquered my personal chaos of unstructured notes and paper...

Beware (again) – The Phishermen are after you.

Beware (again) – The Phishermen are after you.

The deluge of clever phishing emails continues. This one caught our eye, because it looks so authentic.  Given that we look after Office 365 for this customer, it left us wondering how we'd have missed 'verifying' their account.  Well, only a for a moment! When we...

Keeping up with Microsoft Office updates

Keeping up with Microsoft Office updates

[header2 text="How do you keep up with Office updates?" align="left" color="#336A40" margintop=""] If you have Office 365, then you have the latest version.  Office updates monthly with new features – but are you USING them?  Office gets smarter every month, but are...

Clever iOS app scams

Clever iOS app scams

[header2 text="Scammers are getting smarter" align="left" color="#336A40" margintop=""] You could be forgiven for being overconfident about Apple's vetting of iOS apps.  But you shouldn't be lulled into thinking that all iOS apps are safe - here is an example of an...

FAKE Microsoft 365 Renewal

FAKE Microsoft 365 Renewal

Another day, another scam.  One of our clients forwarded this little number to us today You can see that the link to 'microsoft' is spelt wrong, with one letter missing.  If you are busy, you might miss it, and by telling you your email access is about to be...

The Spectre of a Meltdown

The Spectre of a Meltdown - 2018 starts with a security headache. Unhappily, our New Year starts by warning you about yet more security vulnerabilities. Whoever names these must have a lot of fun! Spectre and Meltdown are the latest, and these two effect virtually...

Christmas 2017

Its Christmas time again and the signs are its going to be great summer.  No matter how good the weather is, we know that many of us need to keep in touch with our clients and our business. [header2 text="Our Hours" align="left" color="#3ec940" margintop=""] Kinetics...

4 Reasons IT training SUCKS!

4 Reasons IT training SUCKS!

  [header2 text="1.    Theory with no relevance" align="left" color="#336A40" margintop=""] No matter how amazing a training course is, how effective the trainer is and how much was learnt on the day, if the learning isn't applied back at your desk, you quickly...

KRACK Wireless Access Vulnerability

KRACK Wireless Access Vulnerability

[header2 text="KRACK - Wireless Access Vulnerability" align="left" color="#336A40" margintop=""] It’s been all over the news that the dastardly hackers have struck again, this time hitting your favourite wireless.  According to some reports, the world will end...

Another Scammer example

Another Scammer example

[header2 text="Not the worst we've seen, but equally effective" align="left" color="#336A40" margintop=""]   The scammers never stop.  This latest attempt is extremely poorly written.  But when you follow the link it's a passable representation of the Office 365...