By 31st October 2017, Outlook 2007 customers will need to upgrade to a newer version of Office to maintain mail connectivity via Outlook.

Why is this happening?

On Oct 31, 2017, RPC over HTTP will be deprecated in Exchange Online in favour of MAPI over HTTP, a modern protocol that was launched in May 2014.


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Burger King have launched a crypto-currency in Russia.  The currency, appropriately called WhopperCoin, converts burgers into cyber coins.  Whenever a hungry Russian buys a burger they receive one WhopperCoin for every Rouble they spend.

By scanning their receipt a customer’s purchase will be converted to WhopperCoins.  The coins will then be deposited via an app on the customer’s phone.


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The average trade price of computers in Britain shot up by almost a third in the past year since the EU referendum, though a weakened pound might not tell the whole story.

According to distributor data collated by channel analyst CONTEXT, average sales prices (ASPs) for desktops, notebooks and workstations reached £480 in July and August, up 30 per cent on the same months in the prior year.


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Phone boxes are pretty archaic in the days of mobile phones, and you can tell by looking at them. While there have been plans to retrofit phone boxes into something more useful, BT has just announced plans to remove half of the UK's remaining phone boxes.


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Revelations that researchers at Facebook had to switch off two bots that went rogue have raised questions about the safety of artificial intelligence

A researcher at Facebook AI Research (Fair) has admitted that the social media giant’s team decided to unplug two bots after they began communicating in their own, English-like language, which was unintelligible to humans.


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The printers used in the workplace and at home today are unrecognisable compared to those of just a few years ago.

Technology has advanced so much that high-quality printers, previously only used by businesses, are now available and affordable to anyone.


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Wearable tech is a buzz phrase you can’t fail to have come across. But, like many technologies we think of as new, wearable tech has been with us since the 1980s.

Indeed, you could argue it goes back even further to the days of wearing a pocket watch on a chain.


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The humble password serves to protect your financial transactions, your social networking sites, and a host of other nominally secure websites online. If you use a simple, easy-to-remember password, a malefactor might crack it using what's called a dictionary attack.


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Increasingly, mobile app development platforms support wearables, chatbots and virtual personal assistants

Companies are jumping on the mobile app development train as a way to improve business.

The number of enterprises now building custom mobile apps -- many of them simple apps designed to handle business processes -- rose significantly in 2016, according to Gartner's annual study of mobile app development platforms.


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Apple's biggest software event of the year, WWDC 2017, gave us a bounty of major announcements and product news. We highlight the eight most important reveals.

1) New 5K iMac Pro unveiled

The most surprising reveal, in our opinion, saw Apple unwrap a new 5K iMac Pro for 2017.


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I’m sure you’ve all seen the news over the weekend, of FedEx, Telefonica, NHS and more being infected with ransomware.  Please see a quick guide below to explain the situation and find out what you can do to protect yourself.

What is Ransomware?

It’s like someone kidnapping your data.

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Microsoft has commercially released new products and upgrades that will secure company information. The threat intelligence and data governance features are designed for businesses that adhere to strict regulatory guidelines and need an extra layer of protection against cyberattacks. Here’s a detailed look at what these additions can do for your business.


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There are no second chances in life, but there may be in email.

While this is of little consolation to those wishing they could hit "undo" on semi-recent national events, Gmail's Undo Send feature gives us all the break we so desperately need.
Are you using it? You really should be.

Email, after all, is deceptively hard.


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You might want to be extra careful about what files you open in Word over the next few days: Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office to sneak malware into your system.

The zero-day bug fundamentally relies on infected Word documents, which then download malicious HTML applications disguised as make-belief Rich Text files.


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Whatever your industry or location, it is a sad fact business premises need to be fully secured against unwelcome intruders. An effective, affordable, and more-or-less essential way to do this for businesses of all sizes is with CCTV.

The quality of IP cameras and the images they produce is outstanding and they can be used to protect both the external and internal areas of the premises.


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Corrie and Eastenders. Liverpool and Manchester. Tea and Coffee. What do these things all have in common? They divide people’s opinions. Whether it be what your favourite soap is, which city has the best football teams, or what beverage is best to get you through the day.


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Startups in the U.K. will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed to a deal with the country’s largest broadband provider, BT, to legally separate Openreach: aka the division of BT that builds and maintains the broadband infrastructure.

It’s not a full structural separation — as some have called for — but is a step further than the functional separation imposed by the regulator just over 10 years ago.


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The UK government is to throw an extra £4.7bn at R&D for smart energy technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence, and 5G in its Industrial Strategy to be published later today.

The fund is in addition to a cash pot announced by May in November, when £2bn was earmarked for R&D by 2020.


Industry groups have long criticised the government's low R&D investment compared with other European countries.


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Take a look around your desk as you sit in the office. Does your heart sink at the mountains of paper that engulf you? Surrounding yourself with a physical copy of each and every aspect of your day is not very practical and in the digital age, it’s likely completely unnecessary. For those left drowning under a sea of white-washed wood pulp, technology is here to help.


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Sooo. Universal Service Obligation. You reckon £1bn-£2bn will cover it?

Around 1.4 million people in Blighty are unable to get speeds of 10Mbps, according to Ofcom's annual Connected Nations report.

However, that is an improvement on last year, where 2.4 million, or 8 per cent of the population were unable to get 10Mbps.


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And a load of them say they'll keep using it in 2017

The NHS is still running Windows XP en masse, two and a half years after Microsoft stopped delivering bug fixes and security updates.

Nearly all of England NHS trusts – 90 per cent – continue to rely on PCs installed with Microsoft’s 15-year-old desktop operating system.


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With Skype for Business certification as a SIP trunk provider freshly in hand, Chicago-based Telnyx has won recognition as an enterprise VoIP carrier by Microsoft - becoming one of only 80 carriers to pass Microsoft’s rigorous testing processes. This is a significant boost for the company as it targets enterprise-level customers seeking to scale their VoIP usage.


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Public Wi-Fi is available just about everywhere, from the local coffee shop to the hotels and airports you visit while traveling. Wi-Fi has made our lives a little easier, but it also poses security risks to the personal information available on our laptops and smartphones.

Free Wi-Fi in buildings,  transports, airports or even city centres, whilst helpful may be hiding some nasty surprises for the unprepared user.


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A third of small to medium sized businesses surveyed by AVG had never heard of ransomware, demonstrating an urgent need for education on one of the fastest growing malware categories.

Ransomware is one of the world’s fastest growing malware categories. In June, we surveyed businesses to understand who had heard of the term ‘ransomware’ and what they understood about it.


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We are now one company . . . whether you use an AVG or an Avast product, we will continue to offer and support both AVG and Avast branded products.

In July, we announced that we signed an agreement to acquire AVG. We have now acquired a majority stake in the company, completing the initial tender offer for all of the outstanding ordinary shares of  AVG Technologies.


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Advances in technology affect almost all the sectors of the modern society. The reality is that there is no sector of the economy that hasn’t been affected by the advances in technology. However, of all the fields, the healthcare sector seems to be the one that has been affected the most by IT changes.


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