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Why is tape still used to store data?

In an era of hard disk drives and solid state drives, the old tape storage is still used by many businesses to backup. But what are the advantages?  Why is tape still used to store data? Tape storage has been in use for nearly 100 years. First invented for...

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Software updates help us all stay safe online

Software updates are always announced at the worst possible time. A couple of weeks ago, I had about 30 tabs open across three different Chrome windows, Firefox open as it works better for a coded TV stream, Adobe and unsaved documents open whilst flipping between...

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MacOS Sierra vs OS X El Capitan benefits

MacOS Sierra advantage over El Capitan: More Secure  Includes fixes to over 60 security flaws on El Capitan. The security enhancements includes 65 security vulnerabilities and some tweaks, which are critical to the whole security.  Along with macOS Sierra updates,...

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What is a Zombie? What is a Botnet?

Zombies and Botnets may sound like something from a science fiction movie. However, they are real and can potentially affect anyone with a computer connected to the Internet. Botnet is the combination of Robot and Network, and is used to describe the situation when...

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IOS Quick Tip - Do not Disturb Turning on ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode silences all calls and alerts but still shows notifications, but without sound or display o...Read more

IOS Quick Tip - Do not Disturb Turning on ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode silences all calls and alerts but still shows notifications, but without sound or display on the lock screen Toggle it on or off from Settings, or use the moon button in the Control Centre or Schedule this mode to turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day. Settings > Do Not Disturb > Schedule...

Something phishy We understand the need to protect what's important to you so be aware of online fraud. Phishing is a type of fraud, where criminals send em...Read more

Something phishy We understand the need to protect what's important to you so be aware of online fraud. Phishing is a type of fraud, where criminals send emails to trick you into clicking links, opening attachments or divulging information. These emails are designed to steal information, download viruses or stop your device from working correctly. Fraudsters often find out information about you to make their emails look legitimate or like something that would interest you. Phishing emails will typically: • Warn you of sudden changes in an account which requires action. • Use poor spelling and grammar. • Request confidential or security information such as passwords, account numbers or PINs. • Include instructions to reply, complete a form or document attached to the email or provide you with a link to a website in order to confirm your account. Be aware and don't get caught. Contact OrbitTech for advice - buff.ly/2HKk5og...

iOS Tip You can save almost everything to a PDF. Select icon on the top right of the screen then select Create PDF. To save the file press DONE.

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